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Prince Harry Celebrates 200 Years of British-Nepalese Relations

  March 20, 2017 at 3:31 pm by

At the Nepalese Embassy in London on Monday, Prince Harry was present for celebrations  held to conclude a year of festivities to mark 200 years of relations between the United Kingdom and Nepal. He watched cultural dance performances, including one given by Gurkha soldiers, alongside the Nepalese Ambassador to the UK, Dr. Durga Bahadur Subedi, before giving a speech in which Harry spoke of his personal dealings with the country and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin Two-Day Visit to Paris

  March 17, 2017 at 8:17 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have today begun their two-day visit to the French capital, on the request of the British Foreign Office. First up was an audience with President François Hollande at Élysée Palace. William and Catherine (who was still wearing the dark green Catherine Walker coat dress from her morning engagement in London) posed for photographs with the President on the steps of the Palace’s front entrance, before they … Continue reading

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Emperor and Empress of Japan On Visit To Vietnam

  March 2, 2017 at 8:03 am by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan began their official visit to Vietnam – the first of a Japanese monarch – this week, with a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Hanoi attended by President Trần Đại Quang on Wednesday. The purpose of the visit is to promote goodwill between Japan and Vietnam. The Imperial Couple also laid a wreath at the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, the memorial monument to the first President … Continue reading

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King Abdullah Meets With British Prime Minister

  March 1, 2017 at 5:24 am by

The King of Jordan had a meeting with Britain’s Prime Minister Theresa May at 10 Downing Street on Wednesday March 1. Both expressed the desire for the relationship between Jordan and the UK to continue to grow in the years to come, as there is a “long tradition of working together” according to Prime Minister May. King Abdullah also met with members of the Houses of Lords and Commons, with whom … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Reception Marking Start of UK-India Year of Culture

  February 27, 2017 at 7:39 pm by

At Buckingham Palace on Monday evening, Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh hosted a reception to mark the beginning of the 2017 UK-India Year of Culture, which is designed to further cultivate the “deep cultural ties” between the UK and India. The guests – which included a number of celebrities such as actress Ayesha Dharker and Kunal Nayyar from The Big Bang Theory, as well as people of Indian heritage from … Continue reading

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150 Years of Danish-Japanese Relations Begins With Art Exhibition in Copenhagen

  January 18, 2017 at 4:41 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was on hand today to help open the exhibition Japanomania in the Nordic Countries 1875-1918 at the National Gallery of Art in Copenhagen. Joined by the Japanese Ambassador to Denmark, Toshiro Suzuki, Frederik donned a kimono to crap open a traditional barrel of sake to officially open the exhibition, before having a drink and then touring the gallery. The exhibition has been arranged by the Gallery in conjunction … Continue reading

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King Felipe Meets With His Saudi Counterpart

  January 15, 2017 at 5:26 pm by

King Felipe VI of Spain had an audience with King Salman bin Abdul-Aziz Al Saud on Sunday at the Al-Yamamah Palace in Riyadh. The two monarchs discussed bilateral relations prior to an official lunch. During the audience, King Salman awarded King Felipe with the Grand Collar of the Order of Abdul Aziz, the highest order in the Saudi Kingdom. Earlier in the day, King Felipe had a meeting at the Spanish … Continue reading

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Germany’s Angela Merkel Meets With Belgian & Luxembourg Leaders

  January 12, 2017 at 6:52 pm by

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has paid quick visits to Luxembourg and Belgium today, meeting with the leaders of both nations. First stopping in Luxembourg, Chancellor Merkel had an audience with Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa at the Grand Ducal Palace. King Philippe of the Belgians then had his own audience with the Chancellor when she made her way to Brussels; the Belgian Royal Court’s Twitter praising the … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to the Netherlands – Day One

  November 28, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

This morning, Monday November 28, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde began a three-day state visit to The Netherlands. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was officially welcomed by Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with a welcoming ceremony held in the Dam Square outside the Royal Palace. King Willem-Alxeander and King Philippe inspected the guard of honour. The Belgian Royal Couple also laid a wreath at the National Monument … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Visits A Japanese Print Exhibition

  November 17, 2016 at 6:30 pm by

Today, Thursday November 17, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the exhibition “Ukiyo-e. The most beautiful Japanese prints” held at the Cinquantenaire Museum in Brussels. The exhibition was organizied to mark the 150th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Belgium and Japan. Exposition #ukiyoe au @CinquantenaireM à #Bruxelles: les plus belles estampes japonaises des 18e-20e siècles #ExpoUkiyoe jusqu'au 12/02/2017 pic.twitter.com/PNvpNWaiVw — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) November 17, 2016 In the … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Second Day In Abu Dhabi

  November 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have continued their tour of the Middle East today, with a day of engagements in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. First up for Prince Charles was a tour of Bu Tinah Island, seeing the ecosystems and wildlife from a dune buggy and a speedboat. He then visited Masdar City, a region known for it’s “innovation and research dedicated to … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Australia: Last Day, Brisbane

  November 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent their last day of the state visit today, Friday November 4, in the city of Brisbane. Arriving in the city yesterday evening, the King and the Queen began their visit this morning at Government House where they were officially welcomed by Paul de Jersey, Governor of the Queensland, and his wife Kaye. Then the signing of the Guest Book took place a meeting along … Continue reading

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Colombian President Welcomed To The UK With Traditional Pomp and Circumstance

  November 1, 2016 at 7:20 pm by

In a ceremony full of the pageantry that Britain is renowned for, President Juan Manuel Santos of Colombia was officially welcomed to the country for the first state visit of a Colombian head of state to the UK. He is being accompanied by his wife, María Clemencia Rodríguez de Santos. Queen Elizabeth II, in a lovely pale green dress and overcoat, and the Duke of Edinburgh headed up the ceremony, where the Duke … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Japan: Day Three and Four

  October 13, 2016 at 11:25 am by

On the third day of the state visit, on Wednesday October 12, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, along with Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko, travelled by train to Yuki, a city in the north of Japan. In Yuki they visited a textile industry where they were given a demostration about the creation of a traditional woven silk textile called Yuki-tsugumi. Back in Tokyo, Queen Mathilde attended a seminar to … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Start Their State Visit to Japan

  October 10, 2016 at 6:09 pm by

Following the invitation of the Emperor of Japan, Akihito, and to celebrate the 150th year of diplomatic relations between Japan and Belgium, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have begun today, Monday October 10, a State Visit to Japan. After fifteen hours of flight with stopovers in Ekaterinburg (Russia) and Ulan Bator (Mongolia), the Royal Couple arrived early this morning at the Haneda Airport in Tokyo. They are accompanied … Continue reading

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Princess Haya’s Latest Engagements

  October 8, 2016 at 2:11 pm by

On Wednesday, Princess Haya of Jordan, wife of Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed, inaugurated the Medcare Women & Children Hospital. The new hospital is dedicated to women and children and it is the first tertiary hospital in the United Arab Emirates to be 90% staffed by women. She visited the paediatric department and their patients. Princess Haya opens Medcare women and children hospital https://t.co/Je5KqYkNip #MedcareDubai pic.twitter.com/QTJal38Ewr — The Gulf Today (@thegulftoday) … Continue reading

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A Visit To The Kremlin For Monaco’s Prince Albert

  October 6, 2016 at 6:12 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has paid a visit to Russia today to mark the tenth anniversary of renewed diplomatic relations between the two countries. He and President Vladimir Putin had an audience at the Kremlin, ahead of opening an exhibition on the two countries’ history with each other. “The Romanovs and the Grimaldis: Three Centuries of History” is being run at the State Tretyakov Gallery as part of the Days of Monaco in Russia cultural … Continue reading

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Princess Mako On Official Visit to Paraguay

  September 9, 2016 at 9:00 pm by

Princess Mako of Akishino is representing her grandfather, the Emperor of Japan, in Paraguay this week, as the two countries mark 80 years of immigration and bilateral relations. She attended a ceremony today alongside President Horacio Cartes and the Japanese Ambassador to Paraguay, Takeshi Kamitami, in Luque to celebrate the anniversary. A group of farmers were the first immigrants from Japan to Paraguay in 1936. The Princess delivered a speech … Continue reading

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King Philippe Hosts German-Speaking Leaders at Laeken

  September 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm by

The King and Queen of the Belgians have welcomed four leaders of German-speaking countries to the Royal Palace of Laeken this evening, for the thirteenth informal summit of German-speaking nations. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, President Joachim Gauck of Germany and President Johann Schneider-Ammann of the Swiss Confederation were present for the welcoming dinner with their spouses (except for Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess), posing for photos … Continue reading

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Prince William: “Depth of Friendship” Between UK and Germany Won’t Fade Despite Brexit

  August 23, 2016 at 7:04 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has paid a one-day visit to the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia today, where he attended a gala at Düsseldorf’s Tonhalle with Chancellor Angela Merkel. Here, William gave a speech in which he spoke of the long-standing relationship between the United Kingdom and North Rhine-Westphalia, which was established 70 years ago by the British Military Government in the aftermath of World War Two. “Since that time, we have seen this Bundesland … Continue reading

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