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Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven Diagnosed With Skin Cancer

  May 30, 2017 at 9:43 am by

The Dutch Royal Court has announced that Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, the husband of Princess Margriet, has been diagnosed with melanoma, the most dangerous form of skin cancer. He will undergo outpatient surgery at the Dutch Cancer Institute / Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital in Amsterdam in the coming days. As such, his engagements in the near future have been cancelled. This is the Professor’s third diagnosis of skin cancer: he … Continue reading

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Félix and Claire At Cannes Charity Gala

  May 26, 2017 at 7:53 am by

Earlier this week, Luxembourg’s Prince Félix and Princess Claire made the trip to Cannes for a gala benefiting Le Sourire de Lucie, a charity which raises money to support sufferers of the rare Sjögren-Larsson Syndrome, a recessive type of ichthyosis. Félix and Claire posed for photos on the red carpet during the event, held as part of the 70th Cannes Film Festival, on Tuesday evening. The Princess wore a lovely baby pink strapless lace … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens European Emergency Medical Services Congress

  May 22, 2017 at 4:11 pm by

At the Tivoli Hotel and Congress Centre in Copenhagen on Monday, Crown Princess Mary was charged with opening the 2017 European Emergency Medical Services Congress. Mary, wearing a navy blue dress with cape-style draping over the shoulders and a bronze and white floral brooch, attended several presentations on pre-hospital and emergency medicine. Later the Princess – who is the patron of this year’s congress – was shown the new ‘Babylance’, an ambulance which … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Pays Tribute To ‘Inspirational Staff’ In Video For Children’s Hospice Week

  May 22, 2017 at 9:55 am by

In a video released this morning by Kensington Palace to mark the beginning of Children’s Hospice Week, the Duchess of Cambridge has paid tribute to the “dedicated and inspirational” staff and volunteers who provide hospice and palliative care to children across the United Kingdom. “The work they do is extraordinary, and it really does make a world of difference,” Kate said in the video message, which was recorded in January … Continue reading

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The Loudest Pants In The Land: Mike Tindall Hosts Charity Golf Day

  May 19, 2017 at 2:35 pm by

It was not difficult to spot Mike Tindall on the golf course at The Belfry Hotel and Resort in Sutton Coldfield on Friday, as his bright blue comic-book printed golf pants easily stood out on the green. The former rugby player was joined by wife Zara, brother-in-law Peter Phillips and a number of celebrities and sportspeople for the ISPS Handa Mike Tindall 5th Annual Celebrity Golf Classic, held to raise funds … Continue reading

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A Sofia Double-Act In Stockholm For Dementia Forum X Conference

  May 18, 2017 at 4:20 pm by

There were two royal Sofias present at the Dementia Forum X international conference at the Bernadotte Library in Stockholm on Thursday: Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Sofia of Sweden. The Queen of Sweden was also present. The trio participated in the forum, first held in 2015, which was attended by 120 individuals from around the globe who have an interest in dementia care and research and have the ability … Continue reading

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Prince William Helps Brighten Patients’ Day During Royal Marsden Visit

  May 16, 2017 at 1:37 pm by

To mark the tenth anniversary of becoming the President of the Royal Marsden Hospital, the Duke of Cambridge today paid a visit to the hospital’s facility in Sutton. He stopped in on a number of cancer patients receiving treatment in the Oak Centre for Children and Young People, including six-year-old Daisy Wood, whose blood pressure he helped to take in preparation for a lumbar puncture. “She did say William was a … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Checks Out Healthy Awareness Campaigns

  May 15, 2017 at 12:28 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah chaired the Royal Health Awareness Society (RHAS)’s annual Board of Trustees Meeting. The meeting took part during her visit to the Ballas Secondary School for Girls in Ajloun Governorate. Upon arrival, Queen Rania was welcomed by the Director of the society, Ms. Hanin Odeh, and the Ballas Secondary School for Girls Principal, Ms. Hanan Ayoub During the board meeting, Queen Rania reviewed updates on … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Opens New Silviahemmet House

  May 13, 2017 at 3:57 pm by

A new Silviahemmet custom housing for suffers of dementia was opened by Queen Silvia today in Ekerö. This Silviahemmet – called SilviaBo – is different to others established by the organisation, as it consists of adapted apartments for couples that have one partner suffering from dementia, instead of the traditional nursing home set-up. “We live in an ageing society. More and more people live longer…it’s a fantastic development! But it also brings … Continue reading

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Thursday, Grey Day: Queen Letizia Attends Rare Diseases Congress

  April 27, 2017 at 3:36 pm by

A simple, chic grey ensemble from Carolina Herrera that was Queen Letizia’s choice for her visit to Valencia on Thursday for Fourth Rare Diseases Education Congress. The a-line skirted dress was paired with a matching cocoon coat from the designer, which features a purple lining to add some colour to the look. The Queen accessorised with a pair of chandelier earrings and snakeskin pumps. Queen Letizia attended the congress, which had … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Visits South Africa

  April 21, 2017 at 6:03 pm by

The Princess of Monaco is currently in South Africa, her home country, for a five-day visit in connection with the South African Red Cross Society and the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. On Friday, she visited the Gugulesizwe Primary School in Daveyton where she helped the SA Red Cross – of which Charlène has been patron since last year – provide first aid and CPR demonstrations to teachers and students. Princess Charlène also planted … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Presents Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017

  April 20, 2017 at 11:25 am by

Today, Thursday April 20, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians handed out the Baillet Latour Health Prize 2017 at the Palais des Académies in Brussels. The prizes awarded were two: the Baillet Latour Health Prize went to Professor Adriano Aguzzi, Director of the Institute of Neuropathology at the University of Zurich (Switzerland) and the Baillet Latour Grant for Medical Research went to Professor Roosmarijn Vandenbroucke from the University of … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Attends World Parkinson’s Day Symposium

  April 8, 2017 at 4:29 pm by

On Saturday April 8, Princess Beatrix was present at a symposium hosted by the Parkinson Association to mark their fortieth anniversary. During the symposium – attended by 900 guests and held on World Parkinson’s Day – Princess Beatrix spoke with doctors and researchers who are working on new treatments for sufferers of the disease, as well as patients and their caregivers. Parkinson’s Disease is an illness close to the Princess, as … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima At Work

  April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were going about their regular duties on Wednesday, in The Hague and Amsterdam respectively. King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), an institute under the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences of which the King is patron. Here he was informed about recent research the NIDI has undertaken into population issues affecting the Netherlands – the main topics of focus being migration, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Attends 42nd Street West End Premiere for EACH

  April 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

As patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the Duchess of Cambridge was present for the opening night of the hit musical 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on London’s West End on Tuesday night. Catherine – who wore a red full-skirted cocktail dress from Marchesa – was welcomed by the show’s co-producer and director, and was presented with a copy of the show program by 12-year-old Ollie Duell, who … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens New Children’s Surgical Centre in Odense

  April 3, 2017 at 9:34 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark was in Odense on Monday, where she officially opened the HCA Children’s Surgical Centre at the Odense University Hospital. Welcomed by seven-year-old Melina with a bouquet of cream flowers, Marie then brought the youngster – who has undergone six surgeries throughout her short life to fix her intestines – up with her on to the stage when the time came to unfurl the opening banner. The Princess … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Launches Healthy Lifestyle Program Alongside Football Club

  March 24, 2017 at 1:04 am by

On Wednesday March 22, Infanta Elena paid a visit to the Real Sporting de Gijon Football Club where she helped launch a new healthy lifestyle program aimed at schoolchildren. ‘Living in Health’ has been established by the Mapfre Foundation and the Mareo Real Sporting de Gijón Education Foundation to teach children the importance of leading a healthy life and the “benefits of exercise and a healthy diet”. It involves various workshops to help … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends ‘Tobacco or Health’ Conference in Portugal

  March 23, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Spain’s Queen Letizia was present at the opening ceremony of the 7th Conference on Tobacco or Health (ECToH) at the Sheraton Porto Hotel in Porto, Portugal on Thursday. The Queen delivered a speech at the opening, which she began with offering condolences to the victims of the terror attack in London on Tuesday that has claimed four innocent lives. “We all stand firmly together against any form of terror or … Continue reading

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Don’t Mind The Weather, Ma’am! Sophie Wessex Visits Flying Eye Hospital

  March 20, 2017 at 5:12 pm by

The Countess of Wessex was today out at Stansted Airport where she toured a the orbit Flying Eye Hospital in her role as Global Ambassador for the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Sophie, who battled the rain and wind as she arrived on the tarmac, was given a tour of the flying hospital, which is a converted MD-10 cargo freighter. During the tour, she was shown a video … Continue reading

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