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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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The Cambridges Kick Start Tour of India in Mumbai

  April 10, 2016 at 8:30 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Mumbai this morning for their week-long tour of India and Bhutan. Their first public appearance was at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where they will be staying whilst in Mumbai. William and Kate laid a wreath at the memorial to those who were killed in the 2008 terrorist attack at the hotel and other areas of the city. Kate arrival outfit is from … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Completes Official Visit to Nepal, Will Stay 6 More Days in Private Capacity

  March 23, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

Prince Harry was back in Kathmandu today where he officially opened the Nepal Girl Summit alongside President Bidyha Bhandari. The summit’s purpose is to promote the rights of girls, particularly in developing countries. “We need to acknowledge that so many countries and cultures are failing to protect the opportunities of young women and girls in the way they do for boys. Improved access to education can transform lives, families, communities and … Continue reading

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Harry Remembers Fallen Gurkha Soldiers on Day Four in Nepal

  March 22, 2016 at 5:03 pm by

On his fourth day in Nepal, Prince Harry honoured fallen Gurkha soldiers during a remembrance ceremony at the British Gurkha Camp in Pokhara. Wearing the number 1 dress of the Blues and Royals, the Prince laid a wreath of poppies during the ceremony which contained a note reading “With the deepest admiration, respect and gratitude. Your sacrifice will never be forgotten. Hardik Sradhanjali.” Harry served alongside Gurkha soldiers during his tour … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Highlights Importance of Tourism For Nepal

  March 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm by

Continuing his visit to Nepal, Prince Harry today highlighted the important role tourism plays in helping Nepal recover from last year’s disastrous earthquake. Beginning at the Bardia National Park, the Prince went on a boat ride down the Khauraha River which offers a great opportunity for tourists to spot local wildlife. Harry was also shown the tiger cameras the park rangers use to monitor the 50 tigers which live in the Park. … Continue reading

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Dashing Prince Harry Kicks Off Nepalese Visit

  March 20, 2016 at 7:33 pm by

Prince Harry has begun his multi-day visit to the mountainous country of Nepal, arriving in Kathmandu on Saturday and meeting with Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli. Then at a reception later in the day, the Prince delivered a speech in which he mentioned last year’s devastating earthquakes: “I pay my respects to those who perished and hope to do what I can to shine a spotlight on the resilience of the Nepali people…I … Continue reading

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An Emotional End to Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Balkans

  March 19, 2016 at 7:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their tour of the Balkans, spending an emotion-filled day in Kosovo. After a brief meeting with President Atifete Jahjaga, during which the Prince was presented with the Order for Peace, Democracy and Humanism, Charles and Camilla had a series of engagements that related to the 1998-99 conflict in the country. Charles attended a meeting on the topic of missing individuals … Continue reading

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