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“I’m Still Alive” Quips Queen Elizabeth During Northern Ireland Visit

  June 27, 2016 at 5:14 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh have begun a two-day visit to Northern Ireland, and the Queen was straight to the point in her response to Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness’ inquiry on how she was. “Well, I’m still alive…quite busy,” she said as she shook the Deputy’s hand during their meeting at Hillsborough Castle. It has been quite a busy few months for the 90-year-old monarch, whose milestone birthday … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Visits the Faroe Islands

  June 14, 2016 at 8:21 pm by

The Queen of Denmark is currently on a few days visit to the Faroe Islands, an autonomous country within the Danish Kingdom. She is travelling on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog, and has thus far visited the cities of Drelnes and Tórshavn. The Queen – wearing the traditional costume of the Islands – stopped by the parliament, a nursing home and a graphic workshop as well as a cultural centre today; while … Continue reading

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The Pope Welcomes Sheikha Mozah To The Vatican

  June 4, 2016 at 11:29 am by

This morning, Pope Francis welcomed Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser, president of the Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development in a private audience in the Vatican. The meeting which lasted about 30 minutes, Sheikha Mozah spoke to the Pope about her involvement in education and social development through her foundation in Qatar and on the International scene. After the meeting, Sheikha Mozah gave The Pope an Arab … 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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Princesses Visit Open-air Museum

  May 30, 2016 at 5:12 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna of Jordan has continued her visit to Romania with a visit to the Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum (Muzeul Satului) in Herăstrău Park, Bucharest, accompanied by her host for the stay, Crown Princess Margareta. The Museum is an open air museum with over 270 authentic peasant farms and houses from all over Romania giving a fascinating insight into traditional Romanian village life. Princess Muna appeared … Continue reading

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Princess Muna Visits Romania

  May 29, 2016 at 5:39 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan has arrived in Romania at the invitation of Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta for an official visit centering on Children’s Day, being celebrated around the world on 1st June.  Upon her arrival in Romania, Princess Muna looked elegant in a bright yellow jacket and floral skirt as she was greeted by Prince Radu at the airport. A special children’s event called “The Feast … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Pay Three-Day Visit to Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland

  May 26, 2016 at 2:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall undertook a three day visit of Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland this week. Due to security measures, the visit was not announced in advance to the press. The Prince of Wales took the first day on his own and was joined by The Duchess of Cornwall on Tuesday. The invitation was at the behest of the Irish government after a successful … Continue reading

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Princess Sirindhorn Visits Bhutan

  May 24, 2016 at 6:01 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand has started a four-day official visit to Bhutan this week, arriving at Paro International Airport yesterday where she was greeted by Princess Sonam Dechan Wangchuck.  Afterwards, the Princess took the opportunity of visiting the Kyichu Monastery in Paro to take some photographs and to view the magnificent scenery of Taktshang. Later on, Princess Sirindhorn  visited Wanakha Central School (CS) to check on … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Queen Mother Meets Japan’s Crown Prince

  May 19, 2016 at 7:11 pm by

In celebration of the 30th Anniversary of diplomatic ties between Bhutan and Japan, Queen Mother Tshering Yangdon Wangchuck of Bhutan and Princess Dechen Yangzom Wangchuck paid a visit to Crown Prince Naruhito in Tokyo today before visiting an exhibition being held with the theme being about happiness in Bhutan. Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on 28th March 1986 and a year later, Crown Prince Naruhito paid a visit … 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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Iconic Photo Replay? William and Kate Visit The Taj Mahal

  April 16, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have visited India’s most well-known monuments, the Taj Mahal, today and recreated the iconic photograph of the Duke’s mother, Diana Princess of Wales, sitting in front of the monument – though this time, the royal visitors had happy smiles on their faces. William and Kate posed for the press on the same marble bench the late Princess sat in back in 1992, with the magnificent … Continue reading

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A Six-Hour Hike? Not a Royal Problem for William and Kate While in Bhutan

  April 15, 2016 at 8:37 am by

Completing a six-hour, five-mile long hike up to the Tiger’s Nest monastery in Bhutan, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were both awed by the natural beauty of the region. “I feel very lucky and fortunate to see such beautiful scenery,” Kate said during a brief press meeting at the conclusion the hike, while William agreed, saying that while “it was quite tough on the way up…this is absolutely stunning.” … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Meet the King and Queen of Bhutan

  April 14, 2016 at 8:51 am by

Leaving India this morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have met with the King and Queen of Bhutan as they arrived in the tiny mountain nation on a two-day visit. At the Tashichho Dzong in Thimphu, William and Kate took part in a chipdrel with King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema – both wearing traditional Bhutanese dress. A chipdrel is the country’s traditional welcoming procession. The two couples had a brief … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Have a Day Full of Nature and Animals in India

  April 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm by

It was a day full of nature and conservation for the Cambridges as they embarked on day four of their tour of India. The couple first went on a drive through the Kaziranga National Park, where they stayed the night, seeing a number of different animal and bird species. Kate had her own camera with her in the SUV and was seen taking shots on a number of occasions through … Continue reading

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Green Lace and Red Patterns for Kate on Third Day in India

  April 12, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge had three outfit changes on her third day in India, as she and her husband William spent the day in New Delhi and Kaziranga. First up was a red printed floor-length dress trimmed with navy from Glamorous, worn as the couple visited one of the centres of the Salaam Baalak Trust, which aids street children that no longer have a home. William and Kate spoke with some … Continue reading

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William and Kate’s Second Day in India

  April 11, 2016 at 5:05 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have spent the second day of their Indian tour in Mumbai and New Delhi. First the couple attended a ‘Great for Collaboration’ exhibition showcasing young entrepreneurs in the country, where they were shown a number of different technological developments. Both William and Kate took a turn at typing out ‘George’ on a braille machine, before the Duke launched the Tech Rocketship Awards for 2016-2017. … Continue reading

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Kate Dazzles in Beaded Blue Gown at Bollywood Gala

  April 10, 2016 at 10:41 pm by

Finishing their first day in Mumbai, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge this evening attended a gala dinner hosted by the British High Commissioner to India and the British Asian Trust at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel that was attended by Bollywood actors, business and charity people. Kate looked wonderful in a bespoke sapphire blue Jenny Packham evening gown, that had beading on the bodice and sleeves which was sewn in … Continue reading

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