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Dutch Official Visit to the United States of America, Day 1

  June 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm by

Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima started today, Monday June 1st, a three-day Official Visit to the United States of America. Upon their arrival in the States, the Royal Couple attended on Sunday May 31 in the evening, a reception at the Dutch Ambassador’s residence in Washington held by the Dutch Ambassador Rudolf Bekink. This morning the visit began at the Arlington National Cemetery in Washington. The Royal Couple … Continue reading

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Final Day of Irish Visit for Charles and Camilla

  May 22, 2015 at 10:48 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall spent the final day of their visit to Northern Ireland cutting cakes with swords and praising peace efforts. Charles and Camilla were on hand to officially reopen Mount Stewart House, an 18th century estate that was owned by the Marquesses of Londonderry until it was taken over by the National Trust in the late 1970s, after its recent three-year, ₤8million refurbishment. During a morning … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Head to Northern Ireland

  May 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their visit to Northern Ireland, arriving in the country this morning. The couple attended a service at St Patrick’s Church in Belfast, which has been the scene of a number of local disputes regarding band parades in recent years. They were greeted by Father Michael Sheehan, and also met with the Irish First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s Visit to the Irish Republic, Day Two

  May 20, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

On their second day in the Republic of Ireland, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited the town in which one of the Royal Family’s close relatives, the Earl Mounbatten of Burma, was murdered in a bomb attack the late 1970s. In Mullaghmore, a seaside village in County Slingo on the Irish coast, Charles and Camilla walked the village’s main street with Timothy Knatchbull, the grandson of Lord Mounbatten … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit the Irish Republic

  May 19, 2015 at 10:55 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have embarked on visit to the Republic of Ireland today, where they will spend three days touring the country. Charles and Camilla’s first stop was a reception at the National University of Ireland Galaway. A performance of traditional Irish dancing welcomed the couple, who then viewed an exhibition of displays showcasing local Irish culture and crafts. In his speech at the reception, Charles … Continue reading

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Harry Bids Adieu To New Zealand

  May 16, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

Prince Harry has said farewell to New Zealand, completing his week-long tour of the country in Auckland today. It was all about sport for the Prince, as he visited The Cloud where he played a game of 5-aside football with members of the Western Springs Football Club. The event was held in the lead-up to the FIFA under-20s World Cup beginning at the end of the month and hosted by New … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Auckland

  May 15, 2015 at 10:28 am by

On the second last day of his trip to New Zealand, Prince Harry was in Auckland where he spent the day meeting with injured rugby players, school children, members of the country’s emergency services and political leaders. First it was a stop at the Southern Cross Campus school, where the Prince was treated to a number of cultural performances (including ones from Tonga and the Cook Islands) before presenting certificates to students … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits Whanganui During New Zealand Visit

  May 14, 2015 at 6:54 am by

On his sixth day in New Zealand, Prince Harry was a guest of honour in Whanganui, the ancestral home of many Maori tribes located on the country’s north island. His day began with a traditional powhiri welcoming ceremony at the Putiki Marae, the traditional meeting house in the town. The Prince, wearing a korowai cloak, was accompanied by Governor-General Jerry Mateparae and the Mayor of Whanganui, Annette Main. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Harry … Continue reading

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Harry Does The Haka On Fifth Day in New Zealand

  May 13, 2015 at 9:24 am by

Prince Harry spent his fifth day in New Zealand at the Linton Army Base near Wellington, where he spent time touring the base and speaking with soldiers before being taught the haka. The first part of his visit to the Base was inspecting one of the Defence Force’s armoured cars. Harry climbed in and commented that it felt “familiar” to be back in one of the vehicles. Harry spoke with a … Continue reading

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Christchurch for Prince Harry’s Fourth Day in New Zealand

  May 12, 2015 at 6:34 am by

Prince Harry headed back to mainland New Zealand today for his fourth day in the country, paying a visit to Christchurch. First on the agenda was a ride on the historic 152 tram through the city with Prime Minister John Key, who pointed out some of the areas which were worst hit by the earthquake that struck Christchurch in 2011. Harry got a kick out of seeing a photograph of his … Continue reading

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Day Three in New Zealand For Prince Harry

  May 11, 2015 at 10:35 am by

Prince Harry spent half of his third day in New Zealand still on Stewart Island, where he was on the receiving end of some thoughtful questions from the 24 students at Halfmoon Bay School. After participating in a German class via Skype (because of their remoteness, part of the school’s curriculum is completed online with other schools in remote parts of the country) and helping out with some crown making, Harry … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Visits New Zealand, Day Two

  May 10, 2015 at 7:47 am by

The second day of his visit to New Zealand saw Prince Harry get up close and personal with a 118 year old tuatara named Henry. Prince Harry was able to hold the reptile – a creature native to and only found in New Zealand – while at Invercargill Airport before departing for Stewart Island, the southern-most community of New Zealand. Harry seemed a little apprehensive at first about holding the tuatara, but … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Begins Visit to New Zealand

  May 9, 2015 at 10:52 am by

Prince Harry has begun his week-long visit to New Zealand, arriving in Wellington this afternoon for what is his first visit to the country. He was greeted at the Prime Minister of New Zealand, John Key, before heading to the official welcoming ceremony at Government House. Here, alongside the Governor-General, Sir Jerry Mateparae, and his wife Lady Janine, Prince Harry watched as the Royal New Zealand Defence Force Tri-Series Maori Cultural … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander & Queen Máxima Visit Bonaire & Aruba

  May 2, 2015 at 9:33 am by

At the invitation of the Governor of Bonaire, Edison Rijna, and of the Governor of Aruba, Fredis Refunjol, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started on Thursday April 30, a three-day visit to Bonaire and Aruba. Upon arriving in Bonaire, the first event for the Royal Couple was a visit to the Bonaire Youth Outreach Foundation. The Foundation aims to help young people from disadvantaged environments with activities, events … Continue reading

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Emperor and Empress of Japan Visit Palau

  April 9, 2015 at 10:39 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are currently in Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean and a former Japanese colony, to mark the upcoming anniversary of the Japanese surrender in World War Two. The purpose of the couple’s visit is to honour the Japanese and American soldiers who died during the Battle of Peleliu between September and November 1944. Almost 11,000 Japanese soldiers and almost 1,600 US soldiers were … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel Visit South Korea

  March 23, 2015 at 10:26 pm by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel arrived in Seoul earlier today for their three-day visit to South Korea. The couple were welcomed at Incheon International Airport by the South Korean Foreign Minister’s Director General for European Affairs, Park Chul-min. Crown Princess Victoria and Mr Park inspected a traditional guard of honour. It was then on to a visit to the Korean Demilitarised Zone in Panmunjom, the border between North and … Continue reading

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Imperial Family Hosts Indonesian President

  March 23, 2015 at 7:44 pm by

The President of Indonesia is currently on an official visit to Japan, where he and his wife were welcomed by the Imperial Family. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko greeted President Joko Widodo and First Lady Iriana Widodo at the Imperial Palace earlier today. After an audience between the two couples, Empress Michiko led her guests into the Ninomaru Garden where they fed the carp fishes which live in the garden ponds. … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Visit Kentucky

  March 20, 2015 at 8:41 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have completed their visit to the United States by spending the day in Louisville, Kentucky. Charles and Camilla were welcomed to the state by Kentucky’s Governor, Steve Beshear, at Louisville International Airport before they headed over to the Centre for African American Heritage, where the River City Drum Corp entertained the visitors and crowds upon arrival. The couple participated in a … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Meet with Obama on US Trip

  March 19, 2015 at 6:15 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have met with US President Barack Obama during their four day visit to the United States. A brief meeting and photo opportunity took place in the Oval Office of the White House between the trio, who were also accompanied by Vice President Joe Biden. The President told Prince Charles that “I think it’s fair to say that the American people are … Continue reading

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King and Queen of Jordan Visit Morocco

  March 13, 2015 at 8:20 pm by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania made an official visit to the Kingdom of Morocco on the invitation of Mohammed VI between March 10-13. On March 10, Their Majesties were received at the airport by King Mohammed VI, Prince Moulay Rachid and Princess Lalla Salma. One day later, Jordan’s King and Queen were welcomed in a ceremony at the Royal Palace in Casablanca. That night the Moroccan King offered an … Continue reading

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