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Imperial Visit Continues in Florence!

  May 15, 2016 at 3:55 pm by

Their Imperial Highnesses, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan continued their official visit to Italy yesterday when they visited the city of Florence. Famed for its exquisite architecture, museums and art galleries, it is thought to be the birthplace of the Renaissance. Florence is also renowned as place for the restoration of ancient and rare art and artefacts – in Italy itself and from around the world. And so … Continue reading

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Princess Kiko Delights at the Library!

  May 14, 2016 at 3:02 pm by

During yesterday’s busy but clearly enjoyable visit to Bologna, Her Imperial Highness Princess Kiko made a solo visit to the Library of Sala Borsa (Biblioteca Salaborsa) at the Palazzo d’Accursio. Wearing a beautiful, floral patterned suit in tones of cream and beige with matching accessories, the elegant princess appeared delighted to meet with a group of avid book readers inside…whilst outside an excited group of well-wishers had the greatest luck … 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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A Visit from Japan to Italy…and The Vatican!

  May 12, 2016 at 11:21 am by

Their Imperial Highnesses Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko of Japan are currently on a week-long official visit to Italy to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between Japan and Italy. The Imperial couple set off from Haneda airport on Tuesday and, upon their arrival the next day, were greeted by the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi at the Palazzo Chigi. For the occasion, Princess Kiko wore … Continue reading

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Norwegian State Visit to Italy Comes To An End

  April 8, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s state visit to Italy concluded today, focusing on Norwegian business and trade. The final day was spent in Milan, where they attended a presentation of Norwegian fashion, a business luncheon and visited exhibitions on Norwegian craft and design. On Thursday, the King and Queen laid a wreath at the grave of the Unknown Soldier at the Altare della Patria (also known as the Monumento Nazionale … Continue reading

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Norway’s King and Queen Begin Visit to Italy

  April 6, 2016 at 8:41 pm by

King Harald V and Queen Sonja have begun their state visit to Italy today, spending the day meeting with the country’s President, Prime Minister and other government ministers. The couple were welcomed at the Palazzo del Quirinale in Rome for the official welcoming ceremony by President Sergio Mattarella and his daughter Laura. The two heads of state inspected the traditional military guard of honour, before heading inside for an audience. … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Participates in the “Unity in Diversity” Convention

  November 6, 2015 at 8:27 am by

Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of the UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, participated in the “Unity in Diversity” peace convention in Florence yesterday. She was invited together with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, to inaugurate the 2015 meeting. The Princess, who is a UN Ambassador of Peace, defended the important role of the mayors in cities and praised the labor … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends World Food Day In Milan

  October 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain attended World Food Day which marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation. The event took place at the the Milan Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. Queen Letizia is the FAO’s special ambassador for nutrition. She was joined by leading figures who help to fight hunger. Dressed in a red peplum dress and hair pulled up, Queen Letizia listened to a few speeches and posed for a … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi Takes Front-Row Seat at Gucci Show

  September 24, 2015 at 4:23 pm by

Charlotte Casiraghi attended the Gucci womenswear Spring/Summer 2016 show during the Milan Fashion Week. To the show, Charlotte wore a Gucci printed dress. After the show, Charlotte attended a party in honor of Gucci’s designer, Alessandro Michele. The party was hosted by François-Henri Pinault and attended by Anna Wintour, Franca Sozzani and a few other names in the fashion business. View image | gettyimages.com Charlotte Casiraghi attends the Gucci fashion … Continue reading

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Pierre and Beatrice’s Wedding Weekend in the Borromean Islands

  August 2, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo hosted a lavish wedding celebration on the private islands of the bride’s family in Lake Maggiore, Italy yesterday. After a pre-wedding dinner on Friday night, the couple were married in a religious ceremony on Isolino di San Giovanni that was attended by family and close friends. Beatrice wore the first of two bespoke Armani Privé wedding gowns for the ceremony, an ivory Chantilly lace gown layered with … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Appointed As Special Ambassador For Nutrition

  June 12, 2015 at 5:53 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain has been appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition in a ceremony held in Rome, Italy. Queen Letizia was appointed as Special Ambassador for Nutrition for her commitment to hunger and malnutrition, as well as helping Spanish efforts in promoting global food and nutrition. View image | gettyimages.com During the ceremony, the Queen of Spain gave a speech where she said, “My task is that of serving … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Heads to Milan for Expo 2015

  June 12, 2015 at 8:04 am by

The Queen of the Belgians flew into Milan, Italy this morning to visit Expo Milano 2015. She was greeted at the airport by dignitaries before heading over to the exposition site just outside the city where she was shown around the Belgian Pavilion, which highlights the country’s “environmental sustainability, technological innovation and national identity”, to mark Belgian Day. The theme of this year’s exposition is ‘Feeding the Planet, Energy for Life’ and … Continue reading

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Italian President Lunches in Madrid

  May 11, 2015 at 6:44 pm by

The President of Italy, Sergio Mattarella, was in Spain today and he was welcomed to the Royal Palace of Madrid by the Royal Family. King Felipe VI first had an audience with the President, who took office in February, before the pair were joined by Queen Letizia for lunch. View image | gettyimages.com The Queen wore a light grey skirt with a floral print matched with a navy blouse for the occasion.

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Guillaume and Stéphanie In Venice

  May 8, 2015 at 1:22 am by

On Thursday, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie visited the Luxembourg Pavilion during the Venice Biennale. The title of the Luxembourg pavilion is “Paradiso Lussemburgo”. The Hereditary Grand Duke, who wore a suit, and the Hereditary Grand Duchess – dressed in red pants with a matching top – also toured with a few guests the lagoon city and went on a short gondola ride.

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Prince and Princess Michael of Kent At Venice Biennale

  May 7, 2015 at 4:50 am by

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent last night attended a dinner in connection with the Venice Biennale, an annual art and cultural event held in Venice, Italy. The couple were guests at the dinner arranged by the Cini Foundation on the isle of San Giorgio Maggiore. View image | gettyimages.com Prince and Princess Michael at a dinner in Venice for the Venice Bienniale, May 6.

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Crown Princess of Norway Attends Venice Biennale

  May 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm by

HRH Crown Princess Mette Marit of Norway opened the Nordic pavilion at the Venice Biennale today. Before the opening, HRH got a private tour of the pavilion where artist Camille Normen is showcasing her work. Her work comes under the title “Rapture”. Later in the day, the Crown Princess gave the opening speech where she described the artists work as “the work Rapture by multi-media artist Camille Norment brings together … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Attends A Conference In Florence

  April 23, 2015 at 1:57 am by

Princess Beatrice of York attended the Condé Nast International Luxury Conference in Florence, Italy yesterday. The Princess sat in the audience to watch the discussion between Vogue Editor Suzy Menkes and the Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld at the Palazzo Vecchio. The 26 year old royal was dressed in a printed mini skirt, black leather jacket, white shirt and patent pumps. Princess Beatrice left her hair open for the event. View … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima at the World Food Day Conference

  October 18, 2014 at 11:17 pm by

As a special advocate of the United Nations’ Secretary-General for Inclusive Finance for Development (UNSGSA), Queen Máxima attended on Thursday the World Food Day Conference at the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) headquarters in Rome. The World Food Day is commemorated every year on October 16, the anniversary of the founding of FAO in 1945. The Queen at her arrival was greeted by Josè Graziano Da Silva, FAO Director-General. This year, … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Receives Italian Honour

  July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm by

The Princess of Monaco was yesterday presented with the Order of the Star of Italy during a reception at the Italian Embassy in Monaco. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlène received the honour – in its highest category, Knight Grand Cross – from the Italian Ambassador to Monaco, Antonio Morabito. The honour was awarded to the Princess on the command of Italy’s President, Giorgi Napolitano. It is … Continue reading

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Belgian Introductory Visit to Italy

  February 23, 2014 at 3:15 am by

On Wednesday February 19th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Italy. The Royal Couple arrived in Rome in the late morning, accompanied by the Prime Minister, Elio Di Rupo, and the Foreign Minister, Didier Reynders. At Quirinale, the Presidential Palace, the King and the Queen were welcomed with military honors then they were greeted by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for photos, took place … Continue reading

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