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When in Rome… Queen Margrethe II Starts Visit to Italy

  October 27, 2017 at 7:29 am by

Queen Margrethe II kicked of her visit to Rome with an excursion to the Ceasar Forum. Today the Queen will visit Villa Borghese and has lunch with president Sergio Mattarella at the Palazzo del Quirinale. Later today she will attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Danish Institute in Rome. Tomorrow the Queen will visit the town hall of Tarquinia, the National Etruscal Msueum in the Palazzo Vitelleschi … Continue reading

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Last Day in Italy for the Dutch Royal Couple

  June 23, 2017 at 10:29 pm by

Today, Friday June 23, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima spent the last day of the state visit in Milan. In the morning the Royal Couple visited the Rosanna Orlandi Gallery that was founded in 2002 by Rosanna Orlandi, an Italian designer and talent scout. In the gallery are working Dutch and international designers. Afterwards the King and the Queen went to the La Triennale Design Museum where took place … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Italy: Vatican City and Milan

  June 22, 2017 at 9:11 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima began their third day in Italy today, Thursday June 22, with a visit to the Holy See. The visit began at the Frisians Church, built in 1141 and adjacent to St. Peter’s Square that since 1989 is granted to the Dutch community in Rome. The Royal Couple was welcomed by Bishop Emeritus Antoon Hurkmans who gave to them an explanation about the history of … Continue reading

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Dutch-Italian State Visit Heads To Palermo

  June 21, 2017 at 7:22 pm by

On their second day of their state visit to Italy, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima went to Palermo, Sicily, in the south of the country. Upon their arrival the Royal Couple was received by the Mayor of Palermo, Leoluca Orlando, in Quattro Canti, an octagonal Baroque square in the city centre. Then, walking through the street of the city, the King and Queen, accompanied by the Mayor, visited Palazzo delle Acquile, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Kick-Off Italian State Visit

  June 20, 2017 at 8:10 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the Italian Republic, Sergio Mattarella, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, started today, Tuesday June 20, a four-day state visit to Italy along with Bert Koenders, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Lilianne Ploumen, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development. Upon their arrival at the airport of Ciampino, the King and Queen were officially welcomed by President Mattarella and his … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit Venice For 57th Biennale

  May 12, 2017 at 6:37 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg are making a brief trip to Italy today and tomorrow, where they will attend the opening of the 57th Biennial of Contemporary Art of Venice. On Friday, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the preview of the Biennial, stopping in at the Luxembourg Pavilion where they viewed the set-up by Luxembourg’s representative artist, Mike Bourscheid, entitled ‘Thank you so much for the flowers’. The Biennial opens on Saturday … Continue reading

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Charles The Renaissance Man: Prince and Duchess Conclude Florence Leg of Tour

  April 3, 2017 at 7:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales has been named ‘Renaissance Man of the Year’ during a gala dinner at the Palazzo Vecchio in Florence on the last evening of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s second leg of their European tour. “I fear I have many more interests than talents – which is why I feel so greatly honoured to be given such an award in the city of the Strozzis and the Medicis, … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Visits Earthquake-Ravaged City, Camilla Meets Human Trafficking Victims

  April 2, 2017 at 4:19 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall continued their visit to Italy on Sunday, with Charles visiting the earthquake-ravaged city of Amatrice, and Camilla meeting victims of human trafficking and visiting a church with links to her family heritage. Heading south, Prince Charles was required to wear a hardhat as he walked through what was Amatrice’s city centre before it was reduced to rubble by earthquakes in August 2016. It is now … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Second Day in Italy

  April 1, 2017 at 5:45 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their second day in Italy undertaking seperate engagements in Naples, Veneto and Florence. One of the Duchess’s engagements centred around charities and organisations that assist the communities of Naples impacted by organised crime. Camilla began at La Gloriette, which was once a mafioso property that, after confiscation, now provides social and educational opportunities to the community. Here, she met with the families … Continue reading

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Charles Concludes Romanian Visit, Joins Camilla For Italian Leg

  March 31, 2017 at 4:27 pm by

The Prince of Wales finished the Romanian leg of his and the Duchess of Cornwall’s European tour today, beginning with a walking tour of Bucharest’s Old Town. Valentin Mandache, an architectural historian, led the Prince through the Old Town, showing him the different buildings and styles – and a statue of Vlad the Impaler. They also visited the Stavropoleos Church, where Father Iustin Marchis gave him a tour of the … Continue reading

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A Chic Queen Letizia Attends FAO Symposium in Rome

  December 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain was in Rome today, to attend an international symposium arranged by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), of which she is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition. The Queen was welcomed by the FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva ahead of a summary session of the working groups involved with the symposium, entitled ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Health Diets and Nutrition Improvement’.  After a … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrice Participates in Triathlon For Charity in Italy

  September 29, 2016 at 10:41 am by

Princess Beatrice is in Sicily this week, participating in the final leg of the Virgin Strive Challenge 2016 in benefit of Big Change, a charity she founded with Sam, Holly and Isabella Branson. On Tuesday, she completed the 3.3km swim across the straight of Messina to Sicily that was the first part of the triathlon. She has also completed the 110km cycle portion, with the  team presently running and hiking their way to the … Continue reading

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Sheikha Mozah Meets With Italian Prime Minister

  June 3, 2016 at 2:03 pm by

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of the Education Above All foundation met with the Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, in the Palazzo Chigi in Rome, Italy earlier today. The meeting was about providing quality education to refugees. Sheikha Mozah was briefed by the Italian Prime Minister the efforts of Italian government on providing to their refuges. They also discussed the crisis in Syria. Sheikha Mozah also discussed Education Above … Continue reading

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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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