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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Brings Henrik and Athena to World AIDS Day Remembrance Event

  December 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

On Friday evening, Princess Marie of Denmark took her two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, with her as she attended the annual remembrance event held on World AIDS Day in Copenhagen’s Old Square. The trio lit candles alongside other representatives of the AIDS Foundation and Positive Group, who arrange the event where candles are lit for every person who has lost their life because of AIDS in Denmark. Marie became … Continue reading

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Mad About Meghan: Prince Harry’s Fiancee Makes Enthusiastic Debut On Visit To Nottingham

  December 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Prince Harry and his new fiancee Meghan Markle visited Nottingham to attend a series of engagements, including a fundraising fair for the Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World AIDS Day, on December 1. This was the first time Ms Markle has been on an official engagement with Prince Harry, and Meghan proved to be very popular with the crowds, as all ages shook hands with her and handed her flowers. Harry … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Hosts Christmas Reception For The Mary Foundation

  November 30, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Dressed in a colour-apt frock, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a Christmas reception at Amalienborg on Thursday afternoon for staff and collaborators of The Mary Foundation. The Crown Princess used the event to thank those who have contributed to the work of the Foundation, which she launched in September 2007, over the past year. Earlier in the day, Mary had visited Frederiksberg where she attended a tennis day hosted … Continue reading

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Harry, Meghan To Wed In May At St George’s Chapel

  November 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor next May. The exact date of the wedding has yet to be confirmed. The couple are “grateful to the Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel”, with Windsor being a “very special place for Prince Harry”. The couple have “regularly spent time there” during their courtship, palace spokesperson Jason … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Concert

  November 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

As patron, Princess Marie of Denmark attended on Tuesday DanChurchAid’s annual Christmas concert. This year it was held at the Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as well as the 400th anniversary of the consecration of the Chapel. Music and hymns were performed across the afternoon by the Frederiksborg Baroque Ensemble, ahead of a reception for DanChurchAid’s ambassadors and staff. Princess Marie became … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Refugee Company

  November 28, 2017 at 10:43 am by

Today, Tuesday November 28, Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Refugee Company in Amsterdam. Refugee Company is a social enterprise supported by The Oranje Fonds that aims to provide opportunities for newcomers in the Netherlands, empowering refugees with work experiences, finding a paid job or setting up their own company. With the help of volunteers, companies and the municipality of Amsterdam, Refugee Company helps refugees to create a … Continue reading

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The Lalla Salma Foundation Celebrates National Day Against Cancer

  November 23, 2017 at 5:44 am by

Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, chaired on Wednesday evening the celebration of the National Day Against Cancer. The Princess attended on this occasion the presentation of the synthesis report and recommendations of the symposium “Breast Cancer in Morocco: A Global Approach” organized in Marrakech which was meant to take stock of the progress made and the results of the actions undertaken as … Continue reading

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A Grand Duchess’s Best Friend: Maria Teresa Cuddles Puppy During Bazaar Visit

  November 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

During her visit to the Luxembourg Red Cross’s annual bazaar at the Victor Hugo Hall in Limpertsberg on Sunday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was greeted by an adorable black puppy, whom she was quick to affectionately pat with a large smile on her face. The Grand Duchess is President of the Luxembourg Red Cross, which hosts the bazaar as a fundraiser each year. This year the money raised will go towards … Continue reading

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Albert and Andrew Present For First Prince’s Cup in Port Hercule

  November 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

As patrons, Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Duke of York were present for the first Prince’s Cup on Wednesday at Port Hercule. The Cup, a rowing competition, is held to benefit the Monaco branch of Outward Bound, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to “offering challenging activity courses in natural outdoor locations, which encourage personal development and growth”. The two Princes attended the launch and then watched the rowing races, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Speaks at Place2Be School Leaders Forum

  November 8, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a short opening speech at a school leaders forum hosted by one of her patronages, Place2Be, at UBS London. “Getting support to children at the very earliest stage helps improve their outcomes later in life. Schools and teachers are at the heart of this support, and have a crucial role to play.  You know your pupils.  You know their circumstances. You can spot when a family’s having a tough time. You occupy … Continue reading

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The Purple Princess: Mary Attends Presentation of 2017 Christmas Seal

  November 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm by

  Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary launched the 2017 Christmas Seal on Friday November 3rd during a luncheon at the Copenhagen Town Hall. She was joined by illustrator, author and musician Michael Wettendorff – the designer of this year’s stamp series – and children who have stayed in the Julemærkefonden’s children’s homes for the launch. The Crown Princess then listened to speeches given by the children, detailing the reasons why they spent time receiving … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Queen Noor In South Africa

  November 3, 2017 at 3:00 am by

November 3, 1995: Attending the 1995 annual congress of the United World Colleges, held in Johannesburg, Queen Noor of Jordan is seen speaking with South Africa’s President, Nelson Mandela. The Queen has been President of the United World Colleges – “a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future” – since 1995, a position President Mandela also held from 1995 … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Nigeria For UN Inclusive Finance Role

  November 2, 2017 at 8:04 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a three-day visit to Nigeria this week. On Tuesday, Queen Máxima visited the Subol Hospital in Lagos. During the visit to the hospital, the Queen was informed about the program that helps the poorest part of the population to apply for health insurance through the mobile phone. This … Continue reading

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Pregnant Kate Visits National Tennis Centre For Kid’s Coaching Sessions

  October 31, 2017 at 9:38 am by

As patron of the Lawn Tennis Association, the Duchess of Cambridge has today visited the National Tennis Centre in London to view Tennis For Kids coaching sessions. Catherine – who donned a black and white tracksuit and Nike runners – joined the youngsters for a number of tennis-focused drills on Court 1, working with them on ball and racquet tasks to improve their hand-eye coordination. She later took part in … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Princesses Out and About For Their Patronages

  October 30, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

Two of Denmark’s working Princesses were out and about on Monday, supporting their respective charities during events in Vejle and Copenhagen. Crown Princess Mary, in her role as patron of the Danish Stroke Association, attended a symposium at the Hotel Vejlefjord on the topic of brain injury research. The symposium was held to mark World Stroke Day, which is on October 29. During the event, the Crown Princess – in a … Continue reading

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‘Farvel Danmark!’, Prince Harry Teams Up with Prince Joachim on Final Day of Visit

  October 27, 2017 at 4:16 am by

Prince Harry finished his two day visit to Copenhagen yesterday. The day started at the Lagkasehuset bakery for a breakfast meeting with representatives of the ‘One of Us’ campaign that works towards creating a better understanding of mental health problems. https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/923452792076988416 The prince teamed up with prince Joachim of Denmark to visit a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces. The princes had a tour around the facilities … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Attends WHO Global Conference On NCDs In Montevideo

  October 20, 2017 at 4:30 am by

Princess Lalla Salma, Chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment and WHO Goodwill Ambassador, took part on Wednesday October 18 in Montevideo in the WHO Global Conference on Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs). Her Royal Highness was was greeted by the President of Uruguay, Tabaré Vazquez, upon her arrival at the Mercosur’s headquarters which hosted the conference, before taking part in a high-level panel organized under the theme … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches Mental Health Partnership Between Royal Foundation and Ministry of Defence

  October 9, 2017 at 4:10 pm by

At the Ministry of Defence’s London headquarters on Monday, Prince Harry joined the Defence Secretary to launch a new partnership between The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry and the Ministry of Defence, focusing on the mental health of Britain’s military personnel. This new partnership will see The Royal Foundation provide the MoD with resources and advice to “improve training, education and information sharing for the … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Autism Centre in Vordingborg

  October 9, 2017 at 11:19 am by

As patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie of Denmark paid a visit to Vordingborg’s Autism Centre Storstrøm on Monday. The Princess was given a tour of the centre, which provides a space for people of all ages who are on the autism spectrum to learn and socialise, and was shown how they use digital tools to benefit those who come to use the centre. Following her too, Princess Marie – … Continue reading

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