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William and Catherine Visit Belfast

  March 9, 2011 at 4:34 am by

A super-secret visit to Northern Ireland yesterday, March 8th, by Prince William and his fiancé, Catherine Middleton, was kept so hush-hush that organisers only confirmed the visit after the couple had arrived in Belfast. The couple were greeted by Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Pat Convery, and the Lord Lieutenant, Dame Mary Peters, as they disembarked their plane at an airport east of Belfast. Prince William and Miss Middleton’s first stop was … Continue reading

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British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Charles Contribute to Flood Relief Appeal

  January 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm by

Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have both confirmed that HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales have both contributed to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, whose funds will go towards helping rebuild the Australian state of Queensland following disaster flooding which began in December 2010. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had made a private donation to the Appeal, while Clarence House’s Twitter stated that … Continue reading

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Prince William Says Farewell to Australia

  January 22, 2010 at 9:12 pm by

Prince William said coming to Australia was a “realization of a dream.” Judging from his three days spent Down Under, it appears it certainly was for the 27 year-old Prince. On Wednesday, he enjoyed a hip-hop performance at a teen center, shot guns on a military firing range, and had another barbecue this time with Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd. He joked with the Prime Minister of getting a second-home … Continue reading

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Prince William Leaves New Zealand, Goes to Australia

  January 19, 2010 at 7:19 pm by

Britain’s Prince William enjoyed the remainder of his New Zealand trip these last few days, before heading west to Australia on Tuesday as he continued his tour of the Oceania region. He attracted enthusiastic crowds while in the Kiwi nation, met with Maoris, and opened the country’s new Supreme Court building in Wellington. Upon arriving in New Zealand’s capital to open the building, William was greeted by an eight foot … Continue reading

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Zara Phillips attends 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup

  November 5, 2009 at 4:11 am by

Zara Phillips, the eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II, has paid a flying visit to Melbourne, Australia, where she attended the 2009 Emirates Melbourne Cup. Zara attended the event on Tuesday November 3rd as one of the year’s international guests (others included Good Charlotte rockers Benji and Joel Madden), and was a prominent fixture in the Birdcage (the place to be). Wearing a royal blue frock by American brand Thread … Continue reading

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Prince Overboard – Frederik in Sydney for the WMG

  October 14, 2009 at 5:46 am by

HRH Crown Prince Frederik ended up in the drink of Sydney Harbour earlier today, during his 35+ Tasar sailing competition at the 2009 World Masters Games in Sydney, Australia. The 13-16°C weather in Sydney today created a chilly experience for the Prince. Due to strong winds between Point Piper and Mosman Bay, Frederik and his partner Chris Meehan saw their boat, Nanoq, capsize before they had even competed. The pair … Continue reading

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Possible Visit to Australia in 2010 in the Works for Prince William

  July 7, 2009 at 8:54 am by

A visit to Australia, with Melbourne in particular, is believed to be in the works for the second-in-line to the British throne, Prince William. While nothing has been confirmed by Clarence House, the Prince himself spilled the beans during a recent visit to the Tower of London. Speaking and posing for photos with two Australian teens and their mother, Prince William asked where the trio was from. Upon receiving the … Continue reading

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G’day mate! Spanish Monarchs Say Hello from Down Under

  June 28, 2009 at 2:17 am by

The opening of Australia’s first Instituto Cervantes center was among the key highlights of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofi­a’s latest state visit to Australia. The visit comes at the heels of the King and Queen’s state visit to neighboring New Zealand, which ended just a day before they arrived in Oz. They were greeted by Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, Australian opposition leader Malcolm Turnbull, and Governor-General Quentin Bryce as … Continue reading

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“Sculpture by the Sea” Exhibition to Open in Denmark

  May 31, 2009 at 4:38 am by

Twelve years ago the “Sculpture by the Sea” exhibition began on the shores of Bondi Beach in Australia, it then expanded to Perth’s shores in 2004. This year for the first time, it will also run in Denmark. The exhibition will open outside of Australia for the first time in a little under a week, when it opens in Århus, Denmark on June 5 and will run until the 28th … Continue reading

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The 2009 Crown Princess Mary Scholarship Awards

  May 19, 2009 at 2:24 am by

The fifth Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was awarded by the Crown Princess yesterday, in a presentation ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. The two scholarships of 10,000DKK were presented to Rebecca James from the University of Queensland and Jeffrey Feng from the University of Sydney, both from Australia in accordance with the scholarship’s model. In her speech at the ceremony, Mary told the two Australian students that by “studying abroad … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik visits Svendborg to Celebrate ‘Sport Community of the Year’

  May 12, 2009 at 1:29 am by

Crown Prince Frederik yesterday paid a visit to the Helse School in Svendborg, 190km south-west of Copenhagen. The visit was part of the municipality being awarded the ‘The Year’s Sports Community’ for 2008. At the school, Frederik was shown various sporting activities that the school has implemented to improve the health and physical activity of its pupils. The school participates in a research project, where the students do around five-six … Continue reading

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Princess Eugenie Lights Up in Sydney

  April 3, 2009 at 11:44 pm by

Princess Eugenie of York is apparently finding it harder to quit smoking than she thought it would be. The young princess was seen lighting up as she wandered the shops of Sydney this week. The princess is on her gap year after earning top grades in her classes. She is on vacation in Australia with a group of friends, looking just like any other student on break, except for her … Continue reading

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William & Harry’s Sound Relief Message to Disaster Victims

  March 16, 2009 at 12:21 am by

The rain couldn’t keep the Melbournians away from the MCG on Saturday, likewise the SCG in Sydney; to attend the sold-out Sound Relief concert to benefit the victims of last month’s Victorian Black Saturday bushfires and the Queensland floods. And it wasn’t only the top-grade music line-up to receive rapturous applause: when Princes William and Harry appeared on the big screens in both venues via a pre-recorded video, the crowds … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal visits Fire-Ravaged Towns in Victoria

  February 23, 2009 at 4:03 am by

As Queen Elizabeth II’s representative, the Princess Royal today visited survivors of the Black Saturday bushfires in Wandong, north of Melbourne. Anne visited Wandong’s fire station, primary school and a relief centre where she spoke with those who lost their homes in the fires, along with the brave CFA firefighters who helped to extinguish the inferno. Following her visit to Wandong, Princess Anne was scheduled to visit one of the … Continue reading

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Princess Anne Attends Memorial for Australian Bushfire Dead

  February 22, 2009 at 3:39 am by

Princess Anne today joined the mourners at a memorial service in Melbourne to honour the 209 people who died during the bushfires earlier this month. The Princess Royal was representing her mother Queen Elizabeth II, Queen of Australia, in commemorating the victims of the worst fires for many decades, which left tens of thousands of people homeless. The Princess read a message from the Queen during the service. The Princess, … Continue reading

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Australian Journalist Pardoned in Thailand

  February 21, 2009 at 10:41 pm by

The Australian journalist Harry Nicolaides, who was imprisoned last August and convicted last month under the strict lèse majesté laws in Thailand, has been pardoned by King Bhumibol according to his family. As mentioned in this blog entry, a pardon seemed likely once Nicolaides’ appeal of his sentence received the support of the Corrections Department. However, it was still possible that it would take several months for the appeal to … Continue reading

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Pardon Likely for Australian Journalist Imprisoned for Insulting Thai Monarchy

  February 17, 2009 at 1:35 pm by

Australian novelist Harry Nicolaides has been recommended for a royal pardon after being convicted in January under Thailand’s notorious lèse majesté laws. Nicolaides was sentenced to three years in prison on 19 January for allegedly insulting the Thai monarchy in a 2005 self-published novel, Verisimilitude, in which a fictional crown prince was mentioned. Thailand has lèse majesté laws which place strict limits on what may be said about the king … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth To Contribute To Help Australia’s Wildfire Victims

  February 10, 2009 at 6:30 pm by

HM The Queen has expressed sadness over the tragic wildfires in Australia and will make a personal donation to the Australian Red Cross’s Victorian Bushfire Fund to help aid the fire victims. Buckingham Palace has announced that the monarch will make the donation from her own private funds, but the spokesperson did not reveal how much money The Queen is planning to contribute. The Queen, who is also the Queen … Continue reading

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