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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Attend The BAFTAs

  February 18, 2018 at 7:45 pm by

On February 18, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the BAFTA award ceremony at the Royal Albert Hall. The Duke is President of the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a green Jenny Packham evening gown, with a black sash and accessories, which the media speculated was in support of the TimesUp movement against sexual assault in the film industry. However, the Duke … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Indonesia: February 11-13

  February 13, 2018 at 4:14 pm by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development, Queen Máxima arrived in Jakarta, the capital of the Republic of Indonesia, on the evening of Sunday February 11 for a two-day visit. On Monday February 12, the first day of her visit, the Queen was in Bandar Lampung, capital of the province of Lampung, in the southern of Sumatra island. Upon her arrival, Queen … Continue reading

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Last Day in Ghana for Queen Mathilde

  February 9, 2018 at 10:53 pm by

Queen Mathilde started her third and last day in Ghana today, Friday February 9, with a visit at the Promush Mushroom Project. The project, launched in 2017, aims to “to improve and sustain income of mushroom farmers in the community” but also to implement employment for about 5,500 youth, especially persons with disabilities. The project was established with the help of the European Union – who donated 660,000 Euros – and … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde’s Working Visit to Ghana Begins

  February 8, 2018 at 9:52 am by

As an Advocate for the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals, yesterday Wednesday February 7, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde of The Belgians started a three-day working visit to Ghana along with Alexander De Croo, Deputy Prime Minister of Belgium and Minister of Development Cooperation. Upon her arrival at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, the capital of Ghana, the Queen was welcomed by the country’s Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mohammed Tijani … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Cancer Society Honour Awards

  February 4, 2018 at 2:12 pm by

As patron of the Danish Cancer Society, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented their Honour Awards on Sunday during a ceremony at Copenhagen’s Royal Danish Playhouse. The award is granted to an individual or group who have “made special efforts in the field of cancer”, for which the recipient is awarded 50,000DKK. This year’s winners were Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and the Chairman of the Danish Regions, Bent Hansen, … Continue reading

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Harry and Meghan Present The Endeavour Fund Awards

  February 1, 2018 at 8:58 pm by

The Endeavour Fund Awards honouring wounded servicemen and women who have achieved sporting and adventure successes were presented on Thursday evening at the Goldsmiths’ Hall in London, with Prince Harry and his fiancee Meghan Markle in attendance. Harry and Meghan, following a reception with the nominees, each took to the stage during the ceremony to present an award. Meghan, who said she was “privileged” to be at the event, presented the Celebrating Excellence … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Designer’s Nest Award As Part of Copenhagen Fashion Week

  January 30, 2018 at 7:10 pm by

As patron, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presented this year’s Designer’s Nest Award during the Designer’s Nest fashion show at the Hotel d’Angleterre in Copenhagen, the first event of Copenhagen Fashion Week Autumn/Winter 2018. The 50,000DKK prize this season went to Norwegian designer Axel Enquist. Designer’s Nest gives young fashion designers from across Scandinavia the “opportunity to broaden their wings and use their imagination on collections not usually seen in fashion magazines”. The … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Enjoys Some Baby Cuddles During Working Visit To Dordrecht

  January 30, 2018 at 10:52 am by

Today, Tuesday January 30, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the non-profit organization Babyhuis in Dordrecht. Babyhuis, established at the end of 2013, offers care and guidance to mothers, pregnant women and babies whose parents who are temporarily unable to provide care for them. The organization also provides intensive assistance programs “to establish a secure bonding relationship between mother and child, guidance to self-reliance, creating a solid financial … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Visits Home for Disadvantaged, Presents Sports Award

  January 29, 2018 at 4:38 pm by

Belgium’s Princess Astrid had a busy day on Monday as she first visited a home for the disadvantaged in Brussels before presenting the National Trophy of Sports Merit for 2017. At the Nativitas shelter in Marolles, the Princess – who is patron of the shelter – met with volunteers who provide the men and women who come to the shelter with clothing, food or social support. The shelter also provides … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends National Reading Breakfast Days Launch

  January 24, 2018 at 4:00 pm by

On Wednesday January 24, Princess Laurentien participated in the launch of the fifteenth edition of the National Reading Breakfast Days at the Children’s Book Museum in The Hague. During the event, the Princess read the book “Ssst! Don’t Wake Up the Tiger”. The book by Britta Teckentrup was named Picture Book of the Year 2018 by a jury of Dutch children’s librarians. The National Reading Days is an initiative of the Reading … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Meets with the President of Panama

  January 22, 2018 at 2:50 pm by

Today, Monday January 22, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands welcomed Juan Carlos Varela, President of Panama, at Noordeinde Palace for an audience. The President is currently on a three-day working visit to The Netherlands that aims to strengthen the relationship between The Netherlands and Panama. On the occasion of this visit, Queen Máxima, in her capacity as special advocate of the United Nations Secretary-General for Inclusive Financing for … Continue reading

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Jacques and Gabriella Join In The Circus Fun

  January 21, 2018 at 4:37 pm by

Monaco’s youngest royals – three-year-old Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella – made their debut appearance at the 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo on Sunday, surprising royal watchers by at the afternoon performance. The twins, both wearing the Circus Festival scarf, were brought along by their father, Prince Albert II, to join other members of the family at the event. During the show, Princess Gabriella happily sat with her Tante Stéphanie, … Continue reading

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Princess Christina Awarded First Sophiahemmet University Honorary Doctorate

  January 18, 2018 at 8:33 pm by

During the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet at the Stockholm City Hall on Thursday, Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson was awarded the Sophiahemmet University’s first honorary doctorate. She received the honour from the University’s principal, Johanna Adami, and the Sophiahemmet chairman, Lars Kihlström Burenstam Linder, in recognition for her long-standing commitment and dedication to the Sophiahemmet. The Princess was honorary chairperson of the Sophiahemmet from 1972, when she took over the role after … Continue reading

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Stéphanie and Albert Lead The Way At Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 18, 2018 at 8:26 pm by

The 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off last night, with Prince Albert and Princess Stéphanie – who is chairwoman of the Circus Festival organising committee – in the front row to enjoy the event at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille. Ahead of the first performance, the Prince and Princess met with some of the acts who will be taking part in this year’s Circus Festival, and posed for photos on … Continue reading

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No Power? No Problem! Queen Elizabeth Attends WI Meeting Despite Power Outage

  January 18, 2018 at 2:56 pm by

It was a Women’s Institute meeting of a different kind Thursday afternoon for the Sandringham chapter, as they welcomed Queen Elizabeth II for afternoon tea – in the darkness, thanks to a raging storm taking down power lines in the local area. The West Newton village hall where the meeting was held was lit with torches and iPhones as the Queen joined the ladies for tea and cakes, as she does annual … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens Home To School Children To Teach Them Cooking Skills

  January 18, 2018 at 11:39 am by

As patron of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival, Princess Marie of Denmark opened her home kitchen up to ten pupils from Helsingør School in an effort to teach them new cooking skills, and about food waste. She was joined by chef Timm Vladimir and founder of Stop Spild Af Mad, Selina Juul, to lead the children through the preparation of lunch. During the preparation, the three adults spoke to the pupils about food … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Attends Photo Call Ahead of Circus Festival Opening

  January 16, 2018 at 5:18 pm by

As patron, Princess Stéphanie of Monaco was present for a photo call at the Chapiteau de Fontvieille on Tuesday to mark the upcoming 42nd International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The Princess posed with the ringmaster, performers and animals, getting up close with one of the giraffes that will be involved in this year’s circus, which runs from January 18th to January 28th. Performers this year – in the 250th year of … Continue reading

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Dressed For Success: King Willem-Alexander Visits Amsterdam Charity

  January 16, 2018 at 11:47 am by

Before hosting the first New Year’s reception of the year on Tuesday, King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to an Amsterdam charity that provides people looking for employment with appropriate attire to wear for interviews. The King visited Dress for Success, which is an initiative of the ‘Together Out of Poverty’ program established The Oranje Fonds, and met with staff who man the Amsterdam store, as well as clients who have taken … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi, Jordanian Crown Princes Attend World Future Energy Summit Opening

  January 15, 2018 at 3:38 pm by

The Crown Princes of Abu Dhabi and Jordan were present for the opening of this year’s World Future Energy Summit at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre on Monday. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan delivered a speech at the Summit, which is being held as part of  Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week. “The future can not be discussed in isolation from ensuring an active role for youth and investing in the development of their … Continue reading

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Bring It On: Prince Daniel Plays Table Tennis During Visit To STIGA Sports

  January 12, 2018 at 4:58 pm by

Prince Daniel visited STIGA Sports in Eskilstuna on Friday, where he eagerly agreed to play a game of table tennis against a young boy. The Prince praised young David as a great player, saying that he may be “the next J-O”, referring to Swedish table tennis champion Jan-Ove Waldner. Daniel also tested some air hockey tables during his tour of the factory, which is the one of the largest producers of … Continue reading

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