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King Willem-Alexander Attends Jubilee Concert of the Jostiband Orchestra

  September 5, 2016 at 8:29 pm by

Tonight, the Jostiband Orchestra celebrated their 50th anniversary with a jubilee concert at the Ziggo Dome with King Willem-Alexander in attendance. The Orchestra is made up of musicians with intellectual disabilities and is part of the Ipse de Bruggen care facility for the intellectually and mentally disabled. King Willem-Alexander went up on stage at the end of the concert to personally greet the musicians and present them with flowers. Koning … Continue reading

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Henrik and Athena Join Mum Marie At Tønder Festival

  August 27, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

Denmark’s young Prince Henrik and Princess Athena were at their mother’s side as she they visited this year’s Tønder Folk Music Festival in the south of the country. Prince Joachim also joined the family. After their official welcoming, the royal party headed over to the Open Air Zone, where they took in Irish band Husdon Taylor. Prince Henrik was given a boost by the mayor of Tønder, Henrik Frandsen, who sat him on … Continue reading

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King Abdullah & Queen Rania Attend Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

  August 7, 2016 at 7:03 pm by

Accompanied by his wife Queen Rania and as the guest of honour, King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Sunday the 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo which took place at the UK’s historic Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. During the event the couple watched a number of tattoos performed by military bands from different part of the world including the Jordanian bands: the Royal Jordanian Honora Guard – Silent Drill Team, the Jordanian … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Opens Princess of Asturias Foundation Music Summer Courses

  July 22, 2016 at 1:24 pm by

The Queen of Spain travelled to Oviedo today for the opening of the Princess of Asturias Foundation’s summer courses for the International School of Music. Meeting with students and posing for photos, Queen Letizia also watched a performance on oboes by students. She then visited a classroom where students were learning piano.

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Concert Begins National Day Celebrations in Belgium

  July 20, 2016 at 7:54 pm by

Belgium’s National Day celebrations began this evening with the annual ‘Prelude to National Day’ concert. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde were joined by Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts for the concert, which included performances by the Belgian National Orchestra and a 2011 laureate of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The Queen looked lovely in a midnight blue cocktail dress with a silver thread … Continue reading

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Party at the Palace! Prince Harry Hosts Concert for Sentebale

  June 28, 2016 at 9:23 pm by

Despite the ‘typical British’ weather, over 3,000 people gathered in the Kensington Palace Gardens tonight for the Sentebale Concert hosted by Prince Harry and Prince Seeiso of Lesotho to benefit the charity they founded in 2006 and help raise awareness for young people living with HIV in the south of Africa. Both Princes took to the stage on several occasions throughout the concert, which included musical performances by Joss Stone, Laura … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Surprises Choir From Lesotho During Rehearsal For Sentebale Concert

  June 27, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

The Basotho Youth Choir from Lesotho were in for a surprise during their rehearsal at The Brit School with Joss Stone today, as Prince Harry dropped in unannounced to see how they were progressing. Slipping in quietly as the choir, which is supported by Sentebale, Prince Harry’s charity that helps disadvantaged children in Lesotho, rehearsed, the Prince went unnoticed for a brief moment, before Joss greeted him with a hug. Harry then … Continue reading

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The Bernadottes Hit The Polar Music Prize

  June 16, 2016 at 8:36 pm by

As they do each year, the Swedish Royal Family tonight attended the Polar Music Prize at the Stockholm Concert Hall. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson were all present, walking the white carpet before the awards ceremony, during which Sweden’s Max Martin and Italy’s Cecilia Bartoli were presented this year’s prizes. H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award Ceremony

  June 1, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Yesterday, Tuesday May 31, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians participated in the award ceremony of the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize that this year was focused on the piano competition. The ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. Winner of this year was the Czech pianist Lukas Vondracek who received a prize of 25,000€ and the opportunity to hold concerts … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde and Queen Máxima Attend Session of the Queen Elisabeth Competition Piano Finals

  May 26, 2016 at 7:37 am by

At the invitation of Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, last night Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands was present at the third session of the piano finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition at the Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR in Brussels. #QEIMC #piano: 3rd session of the finals of the Queen Elisabeth Competition-Piano 2016 @BOZARbrussels @QEIMCBelgium pic.twitter.com/rEFJDHbFfK — Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) May 25, 2016 After … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for Queen Máxima

  May 25, 2016 at 9:29 am by

This morning, Her Majesty Queen Máxima attended the launch of a fundraising campaign organized by NPO Radio 4 at the primary school De Kruisboelijn in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. LTV NIEUWS – Koningin Maxima op bassisschool in Den Bosch ontvangen op klanken van Bolero https://t.co/Mh5PPE9xun pic.twitter.com/EAPKpTaMoa — LTV Nieuwslink (@LTV_Televisie) May 25, 2016 The project aims to raise money and musical instruments for the Instrument Depot Leerorkest, an organization that provides musical education for … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Joined By Husband At First Piano Finals

  May 24, 2016 at 4:49 am by

Last night Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was joined by her husband King Philippe at the first concert for the semi-finals for piano music of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The concert was held at the BOZAR in Brussels. The king and queen posed in front of a bust of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, great-grandmother of King Philippe. She started the competition in 1937. The competition was only named … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Receives Special Ensemble at the Palace

  May 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden hosted a visit at the Stockholm Palace on Monday. The prince received the  Glada Hudik Ensemble. The group that consists completely out of people with disabilities, is presently touring Sweden to celebrate theiir 20th anniversary by performing the ‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage. Prince Daniel and his wife are honorary members of the theatre’s supporter club. The prince and the actors talked about their careers as … Continue reading

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Busy May Days for the Emperor and Empress!

  May 19, 2016 at 8:28 am by

Last week, it was reported by Japanese news organisation, Mainichi, that the number of meetings and audiences attended by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko at the Imperial Palace would start to be reduced throughout the next year or so and that some of them will instead be carried out by Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Even so, Their Imperial Majesties have had a busy May so far with … Continue reading

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Queen’s Birthday Celebration Goes Off With A Bang

  May 16, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday was last night fêted with a spectacular performance on the final day of the Royal Windsor Horse Show at Windsor Castle. She arrived to the arena with the Duke of Edinburgh in a carriage, before being greeted by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and then taking their seats in the stands for the evening’s entertainment. Among the royals attending were the … 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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Music and Elegance at the Elisabeta Palace

  May 13, 2016 at 7:19 am by

Last night, HRH Margareta, Custodian of the Crown hosted a musical event at the Elisabeta Palace in honour of her Foundation.  Attendees included a variety of people associated with the Foundation itself and supporters from Romania’s music and cultural arenas including Romanian tenors, Vasile Moldoveanu and Teodor Ilincăi. Members of the annual scholarship programme called “Young Talents” provided a variety of classical music pieces and, afterwards, guests enjoyed drinks and … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah Attend The Fez Festival of World Sacred Music

  May 6, 2016 at 7:50 pm by

Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco and Sheikha Mozah Bint Nasser Al Missned of Qatar attended the opening of the 22th Fez Festival of World Sacred Music. Lalla Salma and Sheikha Mozah attended a concert. After the concert, the royal ladies met with the artists and performers of the show. Sheikha Mozah wore a Jean Paul Gaultier couture caftan with a matching yellow turban. Lalla Salma wore a velvet traditional Moroccan … Continue reading

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Hello From The Other Side: Frederik and Isabella Hit Adele Concert in Copenhagen

  May 3, 2016 at 6:02 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik took his elder daughter Princess Isabella to this evening’s Adele concert at the Forum in Copenhagen. The father-daughter duo arrived just before the show began with a group of close friends, and the young Princess appeared to greatly enjoy herself according to reports – Isabella sang along to many of the British star’s hit songs and even recorded some of them on her mobile phone. Frederik and … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Attends the Leerorkest Anniversary Concert

  March 9, 2016 at 12:08 pm by

Queen Maxima attended the ten year anniversary of the Leerorkest (Learing-orchestra) in Amsterdam. The concert consisted of 1088 primary school children, the Dutch Philharmonic Orchestra, singers from the National Opera and soloists. Queen Maxima is the honorary chairman of “More Music in the Classroom” which supports the Leerorkest. Leerorkest aim is to teach students at school during schoolhours to play an instrument in a symphony way. It’s a way to … Continue reading

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