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Princess Marie Presents ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’

  June 9, 2017 at 2:10 am by

As patron, Denmark’s Princess Marie presented the ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’ on Thursday at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. This year’s prize went to Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, for her novel Our Lady of the Nile (Nilens Vor-Frue in its Danish publication).  The Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs is presented annually to promote knowledge in Denmark of the culture of French-speaking countries. Princess Marie of Denmark presented 2017 "Prix litteraire des Ambassadeurs" award with a … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to Northern Ireland, Day One

  May 9, 2017 at 1:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall embarked on a four-day visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland on Monday. Charles and Camilla began their visit in Bellaghy, where they stopped in at Seamus Heaney HomePlace for a tour of the museum celebrating the life and work of Seamus Heaney, a Nobel Prize winner in literature. They also watched a number of live performances of Heaney’s works. … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Award Eduardo Mendoza Garriga The ‘Miguel de Cervantes’ Prize

  April 20, 2017 at 3:06 pm by

In the annual ceremony at the University of Alcalá, the King and Queen of Spain awarded the 2016 Miguel de Cervantes Literature Prize on Thursday April 20. The prize for 2016 was won by Spanish novelist Eduardo Mendoza Garriga. King Felipe called Mr Mendoza Garriga a “true artisan of language” in his speech at the event, praising his “use of language to approach different realities, from that of the different marginal … Continue reading

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Black and White Chic: Queen Letizia Presents Children and Youth Literature Prizes

  April 18, 2017 at 5:08 pm by

The Queen of Spain was present on April 18 at the 33rd Annual SM Children and Youth Literature Awards at the Real Casa de Correos in Madrid. Wearing a simple black and white combination with her hair in loose waves, Queen Letizia awarded the ‘Grand Angular’ Prize to Fátima Embark Ali and María Mercedes Murillo and the ‘El Barco de Vapor’ Prize to Roberto Aliaga Sánchez.  She gave a brief speech during the … Continue reading

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Brage Prize Presented By Princess Mette-Marit To Elisabeth Aasen

  November 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

Self-confessed book lover Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway was on hand this evening to present the country’s highest literature prize, the Brage Prize, during a ceremony at Oslo’s Dance House. The honorary award for 2016 went to Elisabeth Aasen in recognition of her four-decade-long project to “find the women literary history forgot.” She has written a number of biographies on Norwegian female writers, as well as other non-fiction books. Crown … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents HCA Literature Award to Japanese Author

  October 30, 2016 at 3:35 pm by

Today at the Odense City Hall, the Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award for 2016 was presented to Haruki Murakami by Crown Princess Mary. During the ceremony, Mr Murakami – a Japanese writer whose works have been translated into 50 languages and are both Japanese and international best sellers – was presented with a bronze ‘Ugly Duckling’ sculpture, a diploma and a cheque for 500,000DKK that make up the prize for the … Continue reading

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A Purple-Clad Camilla Presents 2016 Man Booker Prize

  October 25, 2016 at 8:18 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall has this evening presented American writer Paul Beatty with the 2016 Man Booker Prize for Fiction at a prize ceremony at London’s Guildhall. Donning a new purple dress with a tiered, pleated skirt, Camilla took to the stage to present the award, which Mr Beatty won for his novel The Sellout, a satire themed around race-relations in the United States. He was also awarded  £50,000 for taking out … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Honour 100th Anniversary of Camilo José Cela’s Birth

  September 7, 2016 at 5:30 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia have commemorated the 100th anniversary of the birth of Spanish writer Camilo José Cela at the Cervantes Institute. The King delivered a speech at the event, in which he recalled Cela’s “important role in the history of Spanish literature” as he “represented a connecting link between the before and the after of the tragedy of the Civil War.” The King called Cela’s works “one of the strongest … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Present Cervantes Prize to Mexican Writer

  April 23, 2016 at 8:11 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today delivered the 2015 Miguel de Cervantes Prize to Mexican writer Fernando del Paso in a ceremony at the University of Alcalá. The King present Mr del Paso with his medal, following a speech in which he said that del Paso had honoured the Spanish language by “making it shine in your books with the skill of a goldsmith who makes the best of … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to New Zealand, Day Two

  November 5, 2015 at 8:58 am by

Day two of their tour of New Zealand began with separate events in Wellington for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Prince Charles paid a visit to Tawa College, where he was welcomed by students performing the haka, the traditional Māori war dance. He spent time speaking with several students about sports, their music lessons, and also the sustainability of wool to younger students who have studied the product (Charles himself … Continue reading

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King Philippe & Queen Mathilde Attend Dutch Literature Prize

  October 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the ‘Prijs der Nederlandse Letteren’ known as the Dutch literature prize. The event was held at the Royal Palace in Brussels. King Philippe handed out the award to the Dutch poet, novelist and columnist Remco Campert. View image | gettyimages.com The award is given out every three years and is given alternately by the Dutch and Belgium King.

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Norway’s Crown Princess Begins Literature Tour

  May 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm by

As she did last year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has embarked on a two-day literature tour between Trondheim and Hamar onboard a “literature train”. She is being accompanied by two authors, Tore Renberg and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, for the tour. The tour began at the Trondheim Public Library, where the Crown Princess gave a speech explaining the theme of this year’s tour (identity) and spoke of her own love of reading. “Identity … Continue reading

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Spanish King Delivers Cervantes Prize

  April 23, 2015 at 9:19 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia this afternoon attended the presentation of the Cervantes Prize at the University of Alcala de Henares in Madrid. This year’s laureate is Juan Goytisolo for his collection of novels and essays. He was presented with an award of €125,000. King Felipe in his speech said that Mr Goytisolo’s work has helped to remind people that “Spain cannot ignore its mission as acting as the cultural … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Day of Literature

  March 14, 2013 at 10:45 am by

As a avid supporter of literacy initiatives, Princess Laurentien was an obvious choice to open the 2013 edition of Day of Literature in Rotterdam today. The event, a one-day festival which brings together around 4,500 secondary school children, took place at De Doelen. The Princess officially opened the festival this morning, before spending time speaking with students and staff who were taking part and looking at the exhibitions on offer. … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opened an Exhibition

  March 22, 2011 at 9:51 am by

On Sunday March 20, Princess Laurentien inaugurated the new exhibition about ‘Kikker’ (Frog) at the Children’s Museum. The opening was also to celebrate the end of the renovation of the Children’s Museum. The exhibition is inspired by ‘Kikker’, the main character from the works of writer and illustrator Max Velthuijs (1923-2005). ‘Kikker’ is one of the permanent exhibitions at the Children’s Museum. In the exhibition, children literally step into Kikker’s … Continue reading

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Princess Marie to take over duty from Prince Henrik

  September 21, 2009 at 12:09 pm by

After recently resigning from his position as Order Chancellor in favour of Prince Joachim, Queen Margrethe’s husband has now handed over his duties as the Patron of the Annual Literature Prize to his daughter-in-law Princess Marie. This means that Marie will, on behalf of the francophone ambassadors to Denmark, hand out an annual prize for French-language literature in Copenhagen. Of course, both Prince Henrik and Princess Marie are perfectly suited … Continue reading

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Prince of Orange & Princess Máxima’s First Two Days in NYC

  September 11, 2009 at 5:30 am by

TRH The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands have landed in the United States of America for an official visit to mark the 400th anniversary of the Hudson Voyage (and to attend the wedding of Bernardo Guillermo over the weekend), and the first stop was the USS Intrepid, where the Prince and Princess were greeted by Mayor of NYC, Michael Bloomberg, and the US Secretary of State, … Continue reading

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