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Princess Märtha Louise Hosts Patronage Audiences

  January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

At the Royal Palace in Oslo on Monday, Princess Märtha Louise hosted audiences with representatives of her eight patronages. The focus of the Princess’s patronages is people with disabilities. Her patronages are: the Association for Muscular Disease, the National Association for the Hearing Impaired, the Norwegian Association for the Blind, the Norwegian Association for the Deaf, VIVIL Games, the Norwegian Epilepsy Association, the Norwegian Rheumatism Association, and Ridderrennet. During her audience with … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Welcomes Special Olympic Team To The Prince’s Palace

  June 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Earlier this week, Princess Charlène of Monaco welcomed the principality’s Special Olympics team to the Prince’s Palace to celebrate their success at the Special Olympics World Winter Games that took place in March. Monaco had twenty-three athletes competing, winning almost three dozen medals. The Princess posed for photos with all her guests, before taking them on a private tour of the Palace’s gardens. Princess Charlène is a Global Ambassador for the … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Kräizbierg Foundation Anniversary

  June 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg have attended the celebrations marking the fortieth anniversary of the Kräizbierg Foundation on Thursday in Dudelange. Guillaume and Stéphanie met a number of individuals who have received training via the Foundation, which provides practical job training to people with disabilities and special needs. The training typically runs for three years and includes work placement in a corresponding sector. Since 2011, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

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Princess Aiko Joins Parents At Wheelchair Basketball Championship

  May 5, 2017 at 7:51 pm by

Japan’s Princess Aiko accompanied her parents, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako, to the 45th Japanese Wheelchair Basketball Championships at a gymnasium in Shibuya Ward. The royal trio watched from the stand during the matches before going into the training rooms to speak with the players and coaches. Princess Aiko appeared very interested in the sport, asking the players about their training and the reasons why they chose basketball as a … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex in Estonia, Day One

  May 2, 2017 at 7:25 pm by

Starting Tuesday, the Countess of Wessex undertakes a two-day working visit to Estonia. The purpose of her trip is to visit the 5th Battalion The Rifles, a regiment Sophie is Royal Colonel of. On May 2, Sophie was in Tallinn, Estonia’s capital, visiting the Pallipõnn Pre-School which combines education for special needs children with other pupils in their age group. The Countess received a warm welcome from the school children, the majority of … Continue reading

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A Very Royal Anniversary For Motability With Reception At Windsor Castle

  April 25, 2017 at 5:24 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II helped one of her patronages celebrate its fortieth anniversary on Tuesday with a reception hosted at Windsor Castle. Motability, an organisation that provides grants to disabled individuals to assist them in leasing or purchasing a disability-adapted vehicle, was formed in 1977, and the Queen has been its patron since. The Queen met with Motability volunteers and people who have received assistance from the organisation over the years. She … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits St Mary’s College

  April 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

St Mary’s School and College in Bexhill, East Sussex received a visit from their patron, the Countess of Wessex, on Wednesday. The Countess made the visit to officially open the school’s Aspire Vocational Centre, a ‘shopping mall’ the school has created to provide its students – who have special needs – real-life situations that will help improve their academic, employment and social skills. Sophie spent time meeting students after the … Continue reading

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Sophie Wessex Dons Blue Victoria Beckham Ensemble For Charity Lunch

  March 27, 2017 at 4:26 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was a guest at an annual luncheon at the Sheraton Park Lane Hotel on Monday which was held in benefit of the charity Mencap. Sophie, who looked stunning in a royal blue knit skirt from the Victoria Beckham label, paired with the matching turtleneck top, viewed a fashion show of frocks and hats put together by designer Suzannah Crabb specifically for the lunch. The Countess is patron … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Keeps It Chic in Plum and Tweed For Madrid Meeting

  March 21, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain looked fantastic in a plum skirt and tweed blouse as she attended a board meeting of the Royal Board on Disability at the organisation’s Madrid headquarters. With her hair loosely curled, the Queen used the colour of her skirt to bring out the shades of purple in her blouse. Nude heels, a plum clutch and leafy drop earrings perfectly complemented the outfit. The meeting focused on … Continue reading

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Fashion for a True Cause: Princess Letizia Attends Fashion Event for the Disabled

  June 24, 2009 at 12:18 pm by

It could have easily been any other show, but Princess Letizia’s latest outing was not what others would expect of a fashion event. Nearly two weeks ago the Princess of Asturias inaugurated the II Jornada sobre Moda y Necesidades Especiales, an event organized by the Asociación Nacional Discapacidad y Medios de Comunicación (Adimeco) in collaboration with the Sociedad Estatal para el Diseño. This event is a unique one, for it … Continue reading

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Duchess of Gloucester Charms Exhibitors at Mobility Roadshow

  June 17, 2009 at 7:21 pm by

Princess Birgitte, the Duchess of Gloucester, recently paid a visit to the annual Mobility Roadshow. The roadshow featured exhibits and information from manufacturers of wheelchairs and other devices designed to help with mobility. While at the exhibition, the Duchess was presented with a teddy bear from a young boy named Dillon, according to a report from This is West Country. The Duchess was so charmed by Dillon, and even named … Continue reading

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Countess Alexandra presents prizes to scientists

  May 26, 2009 at 10:55 am by

Countess Alexandra, as Patron of the Danish Association of the Blind, yesterday handed out prizes to talented young researchers in the field of the prevention and cure of eye diseases of 1.5 million Danish kroner together with the Chairman of the Danish Blind Society, Thorkild Olesen. The Countess has been the patron of the organisation since 1996, one year after she became a Princess of Denmark, and the prizes have … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia attends Manila School 200th Anniversary

  May 26, 2009 at 1:45 am by

Queen Silvia of Sweden attended the Manilla School’s jubilee celebrations today in Djurgården. Wearing a green and white patterned skirt-suit paired with beige accessories, Queen Silvia opened the school’s celebration week and then toured an exhibition entitled ‘Manila School 1809-2009’ which showcases the history of the school, founded by Pär Aron Borg. Students, who ranged from kindergarten to grade ten, told the Queen about the school’s history during the tour. … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena opens new Headquarters of FIAPAS

  April 14, 2009 at 3:08 pm by

Today Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena attended the opening of the new head office of the Spanish Confederation of Families of Deaf Persons (FIAPAS in Spanish). The mission of FIAPAS is to represent and defend the rights and global interests of persons with auditory disability and their families, both national and international, to the society, administrations and other institutions. During her visit to the new head office, Infanta Elena, accompanied … Continue reading

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Victoria’s Volvo Ocean Race Kiss

  April 6, 2009 at 5:38 am by

Crown Princess Victoria has completed an official visit to Brazil, a visit which focused on the 2009 Volvo Ocean Race in Rio de Janeiro. On her first official day in Brazil, April 1st, the Crown Princess attended a seminar called “Children with Disabilities and an Independent Life” in the country’s capital. Later that day, Victoria visited the Grael Foundation. The foundation focuses on children and young adults in need to … Continue reading

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Victoria visits Rio de Janeiro

  April 1, 2009 at 2:21 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden visits Rio de Janeiro from April 1st to 4th. The Princess will attend the seminar “Children with disabilities and an independent life” . Ericsson will host a visit to the Grael Foundation which focuses on enabling children and young adults in need from age nine get the opportunity to learn how to sail, swim and learn seamanship with the purpose to creating a better future. … Continue reading

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Princess Mathilde Keeps Her Promise

  March 31, 2009 at 5:00 am by

Princess Mathilde of Belgium has visted ‘t Goteringenhof, a social project for children and seniors in Gooik, Kester. The farm is owned by Dirk Decoster and Anita Baeyens. Last year the princess was unable to attend the agricultural fair ‘Agriflanders’ and she asked if it was possible to visit the farm at another date, which was yesterday. ‘t Goteringenhof is not just an ordinairy dairy farm as they have 100 … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet opens Blindness Prevention Symposium

  March 27, 2009 at 1:18 am by

Princess Margriet yesterday opened a symposium at the Martini Plaza in Groningen, as part of the 75th anniversary of the General Dutch Association for the Prevention of Blindness (ANVBB). Several Dutch organisations involved in preventing blindness are attending the symposium, to bring attention to the avoidable and unnecessary sight and vision problems which can lead to blindness. Princess Margriet opened the event as patron of VISION 2020 Netherlands, the Dutch … Continue reading

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Princess Annette Opens Care & Housing Project

  March 7, 2009 at 4:22 pm by

Today Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau returned to the town where she grew up, to open a housing & care complex for multible disabled children in Dorst (municipalty of Oosterhout). The princess, who rarely has public duties and lives a life out of the limelight in Amsterdam, was invited by Ton and Linda van der Veer, two inhabitants of Dorst. This couple took the initiative to start this small scale project … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Awards 2008

  March 4, 2009 at 6:31 am by

Today, Her Majesty the Queen of Spain presented the 2008 Queen Sofia Awards for Disability Prevention and Universal Accessibility to the Municipalities, in a ceremony at Zarzuela Palace. The awards are organized by the Royal Board of Disability, of which the Queen is Honorary President. The mission of this charity is to encourage prevention of impairments, rehabilitation and social integration of people with disabilities. These issues were established some time … Continue reading

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