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Princess Laurentien Launches Literacy Week

  September 4, 2017 at 3:10 pm by

In her role as honorary chairwoman of the Reading and Writing Foundation, Princess Laurentien on Monday officially launched this year’s Literacy Week during an event at the Dutch Innovation Factory in Zoetermeer. The theme of this year’s Literacy Week is ‘A good deed is worth sharing’. In conjunction with this theme, a new store has been opened in the city – ‘Goede Daden Winkel’ – where people can go and … Continue reading

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Laughs Aplenty For The Windsors At 2017 Braemar Gathering

  September 2, 2017 at 3:55 pm by

From the specially constructed Royal Box on the grounds of The Princess Royal and Duke of Fife Memorial Park in Braemar, members of the Windsor clan enjoyed the annual Braemar Gathering on Saturday. Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, along with the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence, laughed merrily as they watched traditional Highland games take place. Among the events that were on … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DEMA Emergency Preparation Day

  August 19, 2017 at 1:19 pm by

As part of her affiliation with the Danish Emergency Management Agency, Princess Marie on Saturday attended the Emergency Preparation Day held in Thisted, Northern Jutland.  During her visit to the Nordjylland Emergency Board where the event was being held, Marie – dressed in her DEMA uniform – was given a tour of the centre and watched several activities demonstrating how they prepare for major disasters or accidents. The event was an ‘open … Continue reading

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Vamos Garbi! King Juan Carlos Watches As Spaniard Is Crowned Wimbledon Champion

  July 15, 2017 at 5:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was seated in the Royal Box of Centre Court at Wimbledon on Saturday, to watched his compatriot Garbiñe Muguruza claim the women’s singles title. Following Muguruza’s 7-5, 6-0 defeat of American Venus Williams, the King met up with the new champion inside the clubrooms to offer personal congratulations. The Duke of Kent, as President of the All England Club, had presented the trophies to both … Continue reading

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William and Harry Play In Charity Polo Match

  July 15, 2017 at 3:03 pm by

On Saturday afternoon, Princes William and Harry took part in a charity polo match at Cirencester Park Polo Club in Gloucestershire, The brothers played for Team Foxcote for the Jerudong Trophy, in which they defeated Team CPPC 5 – 4. Prince Harry was named most valuable player for his efforts. The day’s match raised funds for the Household Cavalry Foundation, Centrepoint (Prince William’s selected charity) and Walking with the Wounded (Prince Harry’s selected charity). … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Unveils Natural History Museum New Exhibition

  July 13, 2017 at 8:40 pm by

As patron of the Natural History Museum, the Duchess of Cambridge officially opened their new Hintze Hall, which is home to the 25.2m long skeleton of a blue whale the museum has named Hope, on Thursday evening. Accompanied by the Museum’s Director, Sir Michael Dixon, and Sir David Attenborough, Kate – wearing the palest of pale blues dress from Preen with a pair of purple Prada heels – toured the ‘Bay of … Continue reading

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The Duke of Goalie? Prince William Hosts Reception For The Lionesses

  July 13, 2017 at 1:34 pm by

Prince William hosted the English Women’s Football Team, the Lionesses, at Kensington Palace on Thursday ahead of their participation in the UEFA Women’s Championship that begins this weekend in The Netherlands. In the Palace gardens after the official proceedings, William and the Lionesses took part in some goal shooting with young girls from the Wildcats Girls’ Football programme, designed to inspire girls to take up the sport. William had a turn as … Continue reading

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Camilla Welcomes School Children to Clarence House for ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ Garden Party

  July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a group of school children at Clarence House on Tuesday for a garden party as an early 70th birthday celebration. She welcomed them as they stepped of a well-known London icon, a red bus, with author and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams in the driver’s seat. The party doubled as the presentation of the ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ project, a competition run in schools across the UK to … Continue reading

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Prince William Joins Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Anniversary Celebrations

  July 11, 2017 at 2:37 pm by

At RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire on Tuesday, the Duke of Cambridge joined Royal Air Force veterans in a celebration to mark the 60th anniversary of the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight. Prince William spoke with a number of the veterans, including 94-year-old Rusty Waughman, who fly a Lancaster airplane late in the war. They had previously watched an special air display. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight was established on … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Discusses HIV During Roundtable At LSHTM

  July 10, 2017 at 1:07 pm by

On Monday, Prince Harry attended a roundtable discussion at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine on the topic of HIV led by the Let Youth Lead initiative of Sentebale. “To me it is totally absurd that in today’s world that young people, the first time they know or the first time they hear anything about HIV and Aids, is probably by the time it is too late,” he said during the … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Two-Day Visit to Leeds

  July 7, 2017 at 8:30 pm by

During his two-day visit to Leeds this past Thursday and Friday, Prince Harry visited a number of charities in city connected to his patronages and personal interests. He began at a mental health charity fair hosted by the Leeds Community Foundation where the Prince delivered a speech on the subject, which he and the Cambridges have been working on through their Heads Together campaign. While speaking of the positive steps … Continue reading

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Prince William Joins Tarmac Team In Norfolk Charity Polo Match

  July 7, 2017 at 3:44 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge and the Tarmac Team participated in the first Norfolk Polo Royal Charity Cup on Friday, the match ending in a 4-4 draw against their opponents, Feedmark. Prince William’s team were in the lead up until the end of the final chukka, when their opponents scored an equaliser in the dying moments of the match. Both teams later agreed to call the match a draw instead of playing out … Continue reading

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Brilliant in Blue: Queen Elizabeth Visits Royal Society of Edinburgh

  July 7, 2017 at 11:38 am by

For her last engagement of Holyrood Week, Queen Elizabeth paid a visit to the Royal Society of Edinburgh Friday where she presented the annual Royal Medals to three individuals. This year’s medals went to Professor Peter Boyle Corr for his contribution to global cancer control, Professor Tessa Holyoake for her contribution to the field of life sciences, and Donald Runnicles for his contribution to music on an international level. The … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Meeting of Drug Addiction Support Organisation

  July 4, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

In Madrid on Tuesday, Queen Letizia was present for a board meeting of the Fundación de Ayuda contra la Drogadicción (Foundation for Aid against Drug Addiction) of which she is honorary president. FAD was established in 1986 with the objective of “preventing drug use and other risky behaviours that prevent or hinder the person and social development of adolescents”. The Queen donned a pale pink ensemble from Zara – a pair … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Visits Hampton Court Flower Show

  July 3, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Wearing a white A-line skirted frock from Suzannah that she wore at Royal Ascot last month, the Countess of Wessex paid a visit to the Hampton Court Flower Show on Monday. Sophie toured the show on its preview day, paying particular attention to the show garden put together by Blind Veterans UK, one of her newest patronages. The aim of the charity’s garden is to “offer a sensory stimulus to those with … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Makes First Wimbledon Appearance As Patron

  July 3, 2017 at 1:22 pm by

Monday was a double-debut day for the Duchess of Cambridge, as she made her first appearance at Wimbledon as patron of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, debuting a new hairstyle in the process. Her new locks were noticeably shorter than her last public appearance, now sitting just below her shoulders. Catherine – who took over the patronage of the AELTC in December last year – met with … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Honour Canadian Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan

  June 30, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

On the second day of their visit to Canada, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Ontario where they paid their respects to the 158 Canadian military personnel who died during the country’s involvement in the Afghan war. The couple laid wreaths at the Afghanistan Repatriation Memorial in Trenton. They also spent time at 8 Wing-Canadian Forces Base Trenton, meeting with members of the Royal Canadian Air Force. … Continue reading

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Foundation of Queen Margrethe & Prince Henrik Donates To Greenland Tsunami Victims

  June 25, 2017 at 6:58 am by

The foundation of Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark has donated 200,000DKK (26,800€ / $30,000USD) to the relief effort currently going on in Greenland following a tsunami that hit the northwest of the country last weekend. The money has been donated to the Danish Red Cross, who will redistribute the funds to their sister organisation in Greenland, to be used to assist the local communities affected by the disaster. … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Welcomes Special Olympic Team To The Prince’s Palace

  June 21, 2017 at 2:05 pm by

Earlier this week, Princess Charlène of Monaco welcomed the principality’s Special Olympics team to the Prince’s Palace to celebrate their success at the Special Olympics World Winter Games that took place in March. Monaco had twenty-three athletes competing, winning almost three dozen medals. The Princess posed for photos with all her guests, before taking them on a private tour of the Palace’s gardens. Princess Charlène is a Global Ambassador for the … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik Attends Team Danmark Donation Hand-Over

  June 19, 2017 at 11:10 am by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was present on Monday at the Bagsværd Rostadion as Team Danmark received a donation of 50million DKK from the Salling Foundation to assist in their preparations for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The donation will allow Team Danmark to “make targeted investments and develop set-up, methods and materials” which will give the country’s athletes “decisive margins in the fight for medals” according to the Team’s president, … Continue reading

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