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Audiences at Zarzuela Palace

  May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain today received three different groups in audience at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. First, members of the operations team – including the director and general manager – of the magazine Semana were welcomed to the Palace to mark their 75th year of publication. A presentation of some of the most outstanding images featured in the magazine during its history was shown to King Felipe and Queen Letizia during the … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Lecture in Utrecht

  May 18, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Today, Monday May 18, Queen Máxima attended the inaugural lecture of Professor Javier A. Couso in the Academy Building of the University of Utrecht. Professor Couso is a Latin American specialist in the field of Sociology of Law and Comparative Law. He is professor and director of the Constitutional Law Program at the Universidad Diego Portales in Santiago, Chile. Recently he was appointed by Chilean President Michelle Bachelet as member of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Foundation Projects in Aalborg

  May 12, 2015 at 5:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark was in Aalborg today, where she visited two projects organised by The Mary Foundation. She first launched the ‘Advice for Life’ program at the Mødrehjælpen House, a program that provides “free economic, legal and social counselling to women that have been subjected to domestic violence”. Princess Mary, accompanied by The Mary Foundation’s director Helle Østergaard, met with the House’s staff and with women who have already been … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Presents Danish UNESCO Scholarships

  May 11, 2015 at 4:30 pm by

Princess Marie today was on hand to present scholarships to three female Danish researchers at Carlsberg Academy. The scholarships – “For Women in Science” – are awarded annually in a joint effort by L’Oreal Denmark, the Danish National Commission for UNESCO (of which the Princess is patron) and the Royal Danish Academy of Science. The aim of the scholarships is to “create a better balance between women and men in the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Awards Scholarship in Copenhagen

  May 8, 2015 at 4:47 am by

Yesterday, Crown Princess Mary presented the ‘Crown Princess Mary Scholarship’ to two Australian students in a ceremony at the University of Copenhagen. Dressed in a dark grey blouse and trousers, the Crown Princess awarded this year’s scholarship to Morgan Leon Foulsham, from Macquarie University, and Cameron Hunter, from the University of Sydney. The Crown Princess Mary Scholarship was part of the wedding gift to the Crown Prince Couple from the … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Receieves SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015

  May 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm by

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark has been awarded the SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015. The award was awarded to HRH today at Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg by the director of SOS Children’s Villages, Paula Guillet de Monthoux. She gave Princess Benedikte the award and a bouquet of flowers. Princess Benedikte received the award in her commitment and hard as patron for SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. She has been patron for … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Attends Spanish Association Against Cancer Meeting

  May 4, 2015 at 5:51 pm by

As the honorary president of the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), Queen Letizia today chaired a working meeting at their headquarters in Madrid. During the meeting, the attendees designed the strategic plan of the AECC’s Scientific Foundation for 2014-2020. Several Spanish scientists, doctors and researchers provided their views on cancer research to the foundation, including some via videoconference from the United States, in order to assist in creating the plan. View … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Letizia of Spain

  April 30, 2015 at 3:23 pm by

Today has been a busy day for Spain’s Queen Letizia, who attended four events at Zarzuela Palace. Queen Letizia had an audience with the Board of the Royal Association of Friends of the Queen Sofia Museum. Queen Letizia is honorary president of the association. She also held an audience with executive representatives of the Association “Hispania Nostra” for Defence of Spanish Cultural Heritage. The representatives talked about their objectives of … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Opens New Gym at Dumfries House Estate

  April 29, 2015 at 8:03 pm by

The Prince of Wales is currently up in Scotland, where he today opened the new indoor gymnasium and climbing wall at the Dumfries House Estate. During his visit to the new facilities, Prince Charles played badminton and table tennis with local school children who will benefit from the new gym. He also hopped on an stationary exercise bike that will be used for spin classes. The climbing wall however got a … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends Autism Conference in Odense

  April 29, 2015 at 10:45 am by

As Patron of the National Association for Autism, Princess Marie yesterday attended their annual national conference ‘SIKON’ at the Odense Concert Hall in Odense. She was greeted by the Association’s President, Heidi Pernille Thamestrup, before heading inside to listen to a number of speakers on the topic from both Denmark and abroad. The purpose of the conference is to share “knowledge about research, educational theory and practice and to exchange experiences … Continue reading

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Prince Harry at the London Marathon

  April 26, 2015 at 10:35 pm by

As patron, Prince Harry today attended the London Marathon while making a pit-stop in the UK before heading back to Australia tomorrow. The Prince chatted with runners competing as the Charities Forum team, made up of people associated with a number of charities Harry and his brother William are linked to (WellChild, Centrepoint, Sentebale, EACH and the RFU Injured Players Foundation). He also spoke with volunteers from St John’s Ambulance. View … Continue reading

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World Press Photo 2014 Award Presented By Prince Constantijn

  April 25, 2015 at 8:18 pm by

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands tonight presented the World Press Photo of the Year 2014 award at a ceremony at Amsterdam’s Muziekgebouw aan ’t IJ. He was accompanied by his wife, Princess Laurentien. The Prince, who is patron of World Press Photo, an organisation started in 1955 to support and promote worldwide photojournalism, presented the award to Danish photographer Mads Nissen for his photograph of a gay Russian couple. The photograph … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark 100th Anniversary of Gallipoli Landings

  April 25, 2015 at 9:18 am by

Senior members of the British Royal Family have today paid tribute to the soldiers who lost their lives during the Gallipoli Campaign of World War One on what is the 100th anniversary of the campaign’s start. Queen Elizabeth was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh and the Duke of Cambridge for a ceremony at the Cenotaph in Whitehall, where she and Britain’s political leaders laid wreaths at the base of … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Marks Anniversary of King Willem Fund

  April 24, 2015 at 8:32 pm by

As patron of the King Willem Fund, Princess Beatrix today attended a celebration in London to mark the 140th anniversary of the fund’s creation. Princess Beatrix first attended a service at the Austin Friars Church (City of London) before attending a reception at the Carpenters’ Hall with members of the Dutch community in the United Kingdom, and those who are involved with the King Willem Fund. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Research Communication Award

  April 23, 2015 at 6:54 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today was present at the opening of the 2015 Festival of Research and presented this year’s Research Communication Award. After arriving at the Danish Technical University, the Princess – alongside Education and Research Minister Sofie Carsten Nielsen – delivered the prize of 100,000DKK to Aarhus University Professor Lars Østergaard for his research into infectious diseases like HIV/AIDS. She was then given a tour of the university’s research … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima In Washington

  April 19, 2015 at 11:52 am by

In her role as special advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Maxima took part in one of the spring meetings held by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington D.C. on April 16 and 17. On Friday April 17, Queen Maxima attended the seminar “Universal Financial Access 2020: Towards the Last Mile” along with the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, … Continue reading

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Joachim, Marie and Children Visit Aalborg Zoo

  April 18, 2015 at 10:04 pm by

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie took their two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, to Aalborg Zoo today to help celebrate the zoo’s 80th anniversary. The family were accompanied by the director of the zoo, Henrik Vester Johansen, and the Mayor of Aalborg, Thomas Kastrup Larsen, for their visit, which included a show at the Zoofari Scene, where animals the zoo trains demonstrate their skills. Little Henrik and Athena were able … Continue reading

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Wessex Family Visit the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa

  April 14, 2015 at 3:13 pm by

On April 10, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children, Lady Louise Windsor and Viscount Severn, visited the Ubunye Foundation in South Africa. The Ubunye Foundation is one of the Countess of Wessex’s patronages and is located in Grahamstown. It helps rural families from the Eastern Cape of South Africa become more self-reliant. The foundation was established in 2002. During the visit, the Countess of Wessex said: … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday

  March 29, 2015 at 7:40 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall had a joyful day at Ascot Racecourse today attending the Prince’s Countryside Fund Raceday. The couple couldn’t keep their laughter at bay as they watched the Lamb National, where sheep race around a specially-designed course in the same manner as horses would. Each of the sheep were wearing a coloured coat to differentiate them from their ‘competitors’, as well as a miniature … Continue reading

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Queen Paola Visits Prize Winners in Namur

  March 25, 2015 at 7:29 pm by

Queen Paola visited the Namur Technical Institute (ITN) in Namur today. Here she met with the winners of the Prix Terre d’Avenir. The Queen toured the institute and viewed the creation that earned the institute the prize, a gateway which allows people with reduced mobility to access trains on the SNBC (Belgian National Rail), before meeting with students who helped design it. She was accompanied by Belgian polar explorer Alain Hubert and … Continue reading

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