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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Begin Two-Day Visit to the Canary Islands

  April 24, 2017 at 4:43 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain embarked on a two-day visit to the Canary Islands on Monday, where they will visit a number of organisations that are important to the Islands’ economic, social, cultural and scientific initiatives. They began at Casa de Colón in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria for a presentation on Spain’s nomination for UNESCO World Heritage listing in 2018, the Risco Caido and the sacred mountains of Gran … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Continues Strengthening Relationship With Romania On Second Day Of Visit

  March 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm by

The Prince of Wales has continued his official visit to Romania today, focusing today on the culture of the Balkan nation. He began at Bucharest’s Village Museum, a popular tourist attraction that promotes Romania’s cultural heritage. Here, Charles toured the museum, viewing different traditional crafts. The Prince absolutely delighted locals when he joined in on a traditional folk dance. Afterwards, Prince Charles visited the Vacaresti Nature Park where rangers walked him … Continue reading

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Belgian State Visit to Denmark: Day Two

  March 29, 2017 at 7:13 pm by

The second day of the state visit started today, Wednesday March 29, with separate events for the Royal Couples. In the morning His Majesty King Philippe, accompanied by Crown Prince Frederik, paid a visit to Copenhagen City Hall where they were received by the Lord Mayor, Frank Jensen. The King and the Crown Prince attended a presentation about smart urban solutions and renewable energy and the King also signed the … 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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Bula! Fijian Warriors Welcome Queen Elizabeth To Exhibition

  January 27, 2017 at 2:31 pm by

As she arrived to view the new exhibition of Fijian pieces at the University of East Anglia on Friday, Queen Elizabeth was greeted on the red carpet by two Fijian warriors dressed in traditional attire. The Queen’s wide-eye expression quickly turned to a small smile as she made her way past the two warriors and into the building. The Fijian High Commissioner, Jitoko Tikolevu, showed Her Majesty around the exhibition – … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Opens European Capital of Culture For 2017

  January 21, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

At the Aarhus Concert Hall, Queen Margrethe II tonight has officially opened the European Capital of Culture Aarhus 2017. The city was named one of two Capitals of Culture by the European Union for this year; the ECOC is designed to “highlight the richness and diversity of cultures in Europe”. The Queen set off a parade of illuminated lanterns in the shape of various ships from the Concert Hall through … 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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Danish Crown Prince Couple Present Their Culture Prize in Holstebro

  October 8, 2016 at 7:34 pm by

The 2016 ‘Kronprinparrets Priser’ were presented this evening at the Musikteatret Holstebro by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. During the ceremony, which is held annually in different cities around the country and recognises remarkable social and cultural initiatives, the organisation Children, Youth & Grief received the 2016 Social Prize while director-scriptwriter Tobias Lindholm was awarded the 2016 Culture Prize. A number of musical performances made up the ceremony’s entertainment … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Renewed Fryske Akademy

  September 9, 2016 at 2:14 pm by

Today, Friday September 9, Princess Laurentien attended the opening of the renewed and restored buildings of the Fryske Akademy in Leeuwarden, a municipality of the Friesland Province, in the north of the Netherlands. The Fryske Akademy was founded in 1938 as scientific centre for research and education of the Frisian language and culture and it is located in the Coulonhouse, a 18th century building and the adjacent properties. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Opens New Cultural and Movement House in Frederiksberg

  September 2, 2016 at 6:47 pm by

KU.BE, the new cultural and movement house in Frederiksberg, was officially opened today by Crown Prince Frederik. The purpose of the centre is to bring the community together and encourage the people of Frederiksberg to “explore the encounter between culture, health and movement” to improve their quality of life. The building is broken up into six segments, each with its own design to make them unique and allow for different … Continue reading

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Silver Carnations Presented by Princess Beatrix

  June 15, 2016 at 11:31 am by

Dutch Princess Beatrix has presented the 2016 Silver Carnations of the Prince Bernhard Culture Fund in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The awards are presented annually to individuals who have voluntarily worked to benefit the culture and nature of the Netherlands; Prince Bernhard, Beatrix’s father, started the Fund in 1950 and presented the awards each year until his 2004 death. Princess Beatrix – dressed in a lovely … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recycles Plum Dress As She and Felipe Present National Culture Awards

  June 1, 2016 at 3:11 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain recycled one of her best day-time outfits for the presentation ceremony of the National Culture Awards for 2014 and 2015 in Palencia. She repeated the plum Felipe Varela dress that was first worn back in 2009 during a visit of then-French President Nicolas Sarkozy. Joined by King Felipe VI, the Queen helped to hand out the awards to 60 laureates that were selected by the Ministry of Education, … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Pay Three-Day Visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

  May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a three day visit of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this week. Due to security measures, the visit was not announced in advance to the press. The Prince of Wales took the first day on his own and was joined by The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The invitation was at the behest of the Irish government after a successful … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recognises Spanish Heritage

  May 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain went to the Colegio de Arquitectos in Madrid on Monday to open an exposition named ‘Recognizing the Spanish Heritage in Europe’. The exposition focusses on the last 40 years of modern Spanish architecture in Europe. The Queen looked wonderful in a repeated charcoal baby doll dress with a peter pan colar and paired with pale pink details. She also curled her hair for the occassion. La … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu For Guillaume and Stéphanie in Belgium, Wisconsin

  May 23, 2016 at 11:52 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie are heading an Economic Mission to the United States this week. Yesterday they went to the town of Belgium in Wisconsin. Although the town is called Belgium, it actually has links to Luxembourg. There is a Grand Duke Henri Plaza, a statue of the Grand Duke and each year the town throws a Luxembourg Fest. The reason they went the town was … Continue reading

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Music and Culture in Italy for the Imperial Visitors!

  May 14, 2016 at 1:12 pm by

Yesterday, Their Imperial Highnesses, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan continued their visit to Italy in connection with the 150th Anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and Italy with a round of cultural engagements when they visited the city of Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna region of Italy. The visit started at the International Museum and Library of Music at Palazzo Sanguinity, where the Prince and Princess were greeted by the … Continue reading

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Dashing Prince Harry Kicks Off Nepalese Visit

  March 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

Prince Harry has begun his multi-day visit to the mountainous country of Nepal, arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday and meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Then at a reception later in the day, the Prince delivered a speech in which he mentioned last year’s devastating earthquakes: “I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the resilience of the Nepali people…I … Continue reading

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Zdravo! Charles and Camilla in Serbia

  March 17, 2016 at 9:02 pm by

Following their two days in Croatia, Prince Charles and his wife Camilla have now spent two days in neighbouring Serbia. The couple were officially welcomed in Belgrade on Wednesday by President Tomislav Nikolic before setting off for a memorial ceremony at the Belgrade New Cemetery, where the Prince laid a wreath in honour of all the soldiers who died in Belgrade during World War Two. It was then over to the … Continue reading

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Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Balkan Tour: Day Two

  March 15, 2016 at 8:03 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Croatia as part of their tour of the Balkans, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall met with a number of different segments of the community. They began their day in Tvrđa where they visited the Intangible Cultural Festival, touring the stalls selling produce and handmade goods. Charles and Camilla also watched several performances by traditional local folklore groups. Also on the … Continue reading

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