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Princes Harry and Seeiso Open New Sentebale Children’s Centre

  November 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm by

As co-founders of their children’s charity Sentebale, Britain’s Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso today officially opened the new ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre in the southern African nation. Named after Queen ‘Mamohato, the late mother of Prince Seeiso and King Letsie III, the £2million centre will be used to provide support to the most disadvantaged children of Lesotho. A dining hall is named in honour of Prince Harry’s late mother Diana, … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits Food Bank of Madrid

  November 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm by

As part of the Queen Sofia Foundation, Spain’s former Queen paid a visit to the Food Bank of Madrid today where she saw the work the organisation does and what their plans are for the ‘Great Collection of Food’ that will take place this weekend. Queen Sofia was also shown around the new facilities that have been built through projects financed by her Foundation: expanded offices, improved refrigeration of the warehouse, … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Spend Day in North Wales

  November 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in North Wales today attending a number of engagements related to the mental health of young people in the area. They first stopped in Caernarfon where a brief walkabout in the city’s Castle Square delighted the scores of flag-waving locals, before William and Catherine headed inside the Gisda centre to speak with people who have benefitted from the support provided by the charity, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: November 16-18

  November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and on invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a visit to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from Monday November 16 until Wednesday November 18. At the arrival at the airport in Dhaka, the Queen was welcomed by Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Minister and Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Afterwards … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Speech At School Conference

  November 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Head Teacher School Conference run by Place2Be. The conference, which was titled “My Head Is Too Full”, was attended by headteachers and teachers and the aim of the conference is to discuss what schools can do to help children with mental health. Catherine gave a three-minute speech where she said “I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Ethiopia: Days Three and Four

  November 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Ethiopia on Wednesday November 11. On her third day of the visit the Queen went to Kersa, a district in the East of the Oromia Region.  Along with local authorities and UNICEF volunteers, Queen Mathilde visited the Nagaya Omer Kule Health Post, a medical center. The Queen was informed about the projects held by UNICEF in the fields of health, care, nutrition. … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Ethiopia: Days One and Two

  November 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday November 9, a four day mission to Ethiopia which lasts till November 12. The purpose of the mission is to visit UNICEF’s activities to the survival of the young children in different parts of the country. Upon her arrival at the airport of Addis Ababa, the Queen was welcomed by Zenebu Tadesse, the Minister of Women, Children and Youth. After … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Participates in the “Unity in Diversity” Convention

  November 6, 2015 at 8:27 am by

Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of the UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, participated in the “Unity in Diversity” peace convention in Florence yesterday. She was invited together with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, to inaugurate the 2015 meeting. The Princess, who is a UN Ambassador of Peace, defended the important role of the mayors in cities and praised the labor … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Speaks at Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 5, 2015 at 11:29 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess spent her second day at the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Netherlands today. Wearing  a plain grey shift dress, Crown Princess Mary delivered one of the day’s keynote speeches, in which she spoke about how gender equality impacts on domestic violence, and how the past decade has seen a huge increase in awareness of domestic violence globally. “Violence against women and girls has increasingly been recognized … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima and Princess Mary Attend Women’s Shelters Conference

  November 4, 2015 at 3:58 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today attended the World Conference of Women’s Shelters in The Hague. The Dutch Queen, in her first public engagement since the kidney infection which forced her to miss most of the state visit to China, delivered a speech at the conference, the third to be hosted by the Global Network of Women’s Shelters to help create dialogue about ways to eliminate violence against … Continue reading

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Well Done Team! Harry Greets Walking With The Wounded Trekkers

  November 1, 2015 at 5:29 pm by

After presenting the Rugby World Cup trophy on Saturday night at Twickenham Stadium, it was then to Buckingham Palace on Sunday for Prince Harry, as he welcomed the six ex-servicemen and women who participated in the Walk of Britain. Andrew Bement, Matt Fisher, Stewart Hill, Matt Fisher, Scott Ransley, Alec Robotham, Scott Ransley and Kirstie Ennis were greeted by the Prince in the forecourt of the Palace, marking the conclusion … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Presents Rugby World Cup Trophy To New Zealand’s All Blacks

  October 31, 2015 at 8:27 pm by

Prince Harry was joined by his grandfather, Prince Philip, and his brother, Prince William, at the Rugby World Cup final between Australia and New Zealand tonight at Twickenham Stadium. View image | gettyimages.com The three Princes watched on as the All Blacks defeated the Wallabies 34-17 to take out back-to-back Webb Ellis trophies. Prince Albert II of Monaco was also present for the match. View image | gettyimages.com Once the game … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe and Princess Mary at Presentation of 2015 Christmas Seal

  October 28, 2015 at 12:23 pm by

Queen Margrethe and Crown Princess Mary attended the unveiling of this year’s Christmas Seal 2015 at the Copenhagen City Hall today. Crown Princess Mary helped the Queen unveil this year’s seal, which Margrethe designed. After the unveiling of the seals, Queen Margrethe gave a speech which was followed by two songs sang by children. A reception was later held for the attending guests.

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Catherine’s Busy Day

  October 27, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge attended an event to learn more about Chance UK charity which took place at Islington Town Hall in North London. The Duchess of Cambridge arrived wearing a recycled grey Orla Kiely dress and black pumps with her hair in a ponytail. During the visit, the Duchess met with children, their mentors and parents. She also attended a reception of the charity and met with some of … Continue reading

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William, Catherine and Harry Attend The Charities Forum Event

  October 26, 2015 at 12:09 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry attended an event arranged by The Charities Forum in London. The event was held at the BAFTA headquarters in Piccadilly where the royals were joined with more than 30 organizations that they work with and of charities they are patrons of. View image | gettyimages.com The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry spent time with children during an arts and … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens YMCA Soldiers’ Transition Housing

  October 23, 2015 at 5:50 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today opened a new housing unit for returned servicemen and women in Høvelte, close to the YMCA’s Veteran Centre in the area. Wearing a navy double-breasted coat (pinned to the lapel was a ‘Fight Cancer’ pin from which proceeds go the National Collection to Fight Cancer), the Crown Princess officially opened the houses before being given a tour of the facilities and meeting with the veterans who … Continue reading

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Joint Horse Whispering Engagement for the Queen and Camilla

  October 21, 2015 at 1:38 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall was joined by her mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth, during a visit to the Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace today, where the royal duo watched a horse whispering demonstration by Monty Roberts. Camilla’s patronage, The Brooke, an agency that advocates for the welfare of horses, donkeys and mules internationally, arranged the demonstration (Monty Roberts is their Global ambassador), which saw the horse whisperer train a five-year-old mare. View image … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends World Food Day In Milan

  October 16, 2015 at 12:09 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain attended World Food Day which marks the 70th anniversary of the foundation. The event took place at the the Milan Expo 2015 in Milan, Italy. Queen Letizia is the FAO’s special ambassador for nutrition. She was joined by leading figures who help to fight hunger. Dressed in a red peplum dress and hair pulled up, Queen Letizia listened to a few speeches and posed for a … Continue reading

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Child Bereavement UK Celebrates 21st Birthday with Patron William

  October 15, 2015 at 10:02 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge tonight helped one of the charities closest to his heart celebrate their 21st birthday at a fundraiser held at London’s Banqueting House. He has been patron of Child Bereavement UK, which provides support and education to families with dying children and children who are facing bereavement, since 2008, and delivered a speech at the dinner praising the charity’s work since its inception. View image | gettyimages.com Prince William with … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King and Crown Princess Attend WWF Autumn Meeting

  October 14, 2015 at 2:26 pm by

On October 14, it was a joint engagement for father and daughter when  Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden joined her father, King Carl Gustaf, at the World Wide Fund for Nature’s autumn meeting which took place at Ulriksdal Palace. The King and Crown Princess listened to a few speeches. King Carl Gustaf then gave out two awards, the Panda Book of the Year and the Environmental Hero of the Year. Crown Princess … Continue reading

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