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Not Ours This Time, Granny: The Queen Hosts Rugby Reception

  October 12, 2015 at 9:06 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II hosted a reception for participants of the Rugby World Cup today at Buckingham Palace, and she and Prince Harry got to have an up-close look at the Webb Ellis trophy that will be presented to the team which wins the tournament. Unfortunately for the royals, that won’t be England after they failed to progress from the pool stage. View image | gettyimages.com Captains and coaches from the 20 … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents Queen Ingrid Research Prize

  October 12, 2015 at 5:30 pm by

The Queen of Denmark has presented the Queen Ingrid Research Prize in a ceremony at Christian VII’s Palace, Amalienborg today. Professor Søren Jacobsen, the head of rheumatology at Copenhagen University Hospital, was awarded the prize of 100,000DKK for his research and work with arthritis. The prize is awarded as part of the Danish Rheumatism Association, of which Queen Ingrid was patron before Queen Margrethe, and is delivered annually on World Arthritis Day. It was … Continue reading

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England’s Loss Doesn’t Dampen Harry’s Spirits During Kids Rugby Visit

  October 7, 2015 at 7:15 pm by

Despite his team crashing out in the pool stage of the Rugby World Cup over the weekend, Prince Harry’s spirits were still high today when he headed to Devon to promote the sport at grassroots level. At Paignton Rugby Club, the Prince was greeted by a number of children from schools that have implemented the Rugby Football Union’s All Schools Programme (of which Harry is patron) that encourages children to start … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Prince Couple Award Culture Prize for 2015

  October 3, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince and Princess tonight awarded the 2015 edition of their culture prize, during a ceremony at the Culture Yard in Helsingør. Frederik and Mary took to the stage to deliver speeches during the evening, which included musical performances by a number of local musicians, to present four awards. The ‘Social’ prize went to the Danish Refugee Council program Mind Your Own Business, which helps minority youth boys to “strengthen their … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends England v Australia Rugby Match

  October 3, 2015 at 7:31 pm by

All the benefits of a home-ground advantage couldn’t help the English rugby team tonight, as they went down 13-33 to Australia. An enthusiastic Prince Harry was in the stands at Twickenham Stadium for the match. Harry, proudly wearing an English rugby jersey, cheered and responded to on-field happenings like every other Englishman in the crowd – fist-pumping when things went well, throwing his hands up exasperated when they didn’t before … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Joins Walk of Britain Trek in Shropshire

  September 30, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

Having a long-standing relationship with Walking with the Wounded, Prince Harry today made good on his promise to join the charity’s latest expedition, a 1,000mile trek across the UK, for a portion of the walk. The Prince took part in the 17mile stretch from Church Stretton to Ludlow in Shropshire. Harry trekked alongside six wounded veterans, four British and two American. They stopped at Stokesay Castle, where the Prince spent some time with … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima On Working Visit to New York

  September 30, 2015 at 2:26 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima spent three days in New York from September 27 to 29 on a working visit at the United Nations. The Royal Couple was accompanied by Prime Minister Mark Rutte, the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Trade and Development Cooperation Lilianne Ploumen, Minister of the Environment Wilma Mansveld, the Mayor of Rotterdam Ahmed Aboutaleb, and the Prime Minister of Aruba, Mike Emen. On … Continue reading

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Sorry Bro! William Cheers As His Team Defeats Harry’s England

  September 26, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The daggers were thrown at Twickenham Stadium this evening, as Prince William and Prince Harry were in the crowd as Wales took out a nail-bitting 28-25 win over England in their pool match of the Rugby World Cup. Prince William, who is the Vice Royal Patron of the Welsh Rugby Union, and his wife Kate leapt to their feet and cheered as Wales scored a penalty in the final minutes of … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Princess Receives “Conversation Bench”

  September 23, 2015 at 7:19 pm by

On the occasion of the 150th anniversary of the Norwegian Red Cross, the Crown Princess of Norway was today presented with a red ‘conversation bench’ in the Palace Park. The bench is one of 400 which are being placed around the country in public places, to encourage a warmer, closer society. Crown Princess Mette-Marit was joined by Red Cross refugee guide Naghmeh Gorgin, herself a former refugee, for some tea on … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Mentor Foundation International Gala

  September 22, 2015 at 9:49 pm by

This evening, Queen Silvia was present at the Mentor Foundation USA’s International Gala at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C. Wearing a green and white evening gown with a leaf motif, the Queen delivered a speech and posed for photographs with Prince Abdulaziz bin Talal and Princess Sora bint Sa’ad of Saudi Arabia. Mentor International was founded by Queen Silvia in 1994 and aims to empower children and young people “to make … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Spends The Day In Aarhus

  September 16, 2015 at 4:42 pm by

Dressed in a simple fuchsia frock, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to the city of Aarhus today, where her visit focused on the areas of health and education. First was a stop at the Aarhus University Hospital to visit the paediatric heart clinic. Princess Mary – who is patron of the Danish Heart Association – spoke with doctors and nurses, before meeting with some of the children who suffer from heart-related illnesses … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Undertakes First Solo Engagement in South Africa

  September 8, 2015 at 7:56 pm by

Swedish Princess Sofia has made her first solo overseas trip, representing the Royal Family at the Global Child Forum on Southern Africa held in Pretoria, South Africa on September 8. The Princess delivered a keynote address at the Forum, which was also attended by Dr Graça Machel, widow of South African President Nelson Mandela and also patron of the Forum, and Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, chairwoman of the African Union Commission. In … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Attends Literacy Week Opening

  September 7, 2015 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Monday September 7, Princess Laurentien attended the launch of the 11th edition of the Literacy Week Opening in the square near the Parliament building in The Hague. During the event, the Princess presented the “National Literacy Awards”. The winners this year were “The Maternity Bird”, a social enterprise about maternity care; the children’s comic “Look and Read” and “Language and Parental Involvement / Language and Finance Parenting”, a foundation … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Meets Winners of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship

  September 2, 2015 at 6:28 pm by

Earlier today, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark met the winners of the Crown Princess Mary Scholarship at Frederik VIII’s Palace. The Vice-Chancellor and Professor Peter Rathjen from the University of Tasmania was also present at the meeting. Crown Princess Mary met the winners, posed for photographs on the steps of the palace and then a reception was held in the Tapestry.

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Princess Mary Raises UN Global Goals Flag in Copenhagen

  September 1, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark today participated in an ‘inspiration meeting’ of 100 organisations at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, where they discussed ideas relating to next year’s Women Deliver conference (of which Mary is patron) that will be held Copenhagen for the first time. Also on the agenda was a celebration of “gender equality obtaining a clear and undeniable position in the Universal agenda” and that it has qualified as one … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Is Joined By Her Family At Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2015 at 4:54 pm by

Princess Marie was accompanied by her husband, Prince Joachim, and their children to the Tonder Festival this afternoon. kongehuset.dk had announced that Princess Marie would be attending the event with no other royals mentioned. The royals were joined by family friends and their children. The Princess has been patron of the Tønder Festival since 2009. Tønder Festival is a folk music festival which takes place in August.

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Opens Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security

  August 22, 2015 at 5:16 am by

Crown Prince Al Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan launched on Friday the Global Forum on Youth, Peace and Security, which takes place between 21-22 August 2015 at King’s Academy school in Madaba. The Crown Prince addressed the audience at the opening session of the forum and said that youth are a strategic asset and the real wealth. He added, “Jordan will work through its membership in the United Nations Security … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends Premiere of ‘Pøbler’ Documentary

  August 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit tonight attended the premiere of the documentary Pøbler, which has been partially funded by the Crown Prince Couple’s Fund. The premiere took place at the Colosseum cinema in Oslo. The documentary is based on the Pøbelprosjektet, a project that helps young people who have been out of school or work for some time to find jobs or improve their education. “The film is about a group of young men … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Receives Tennis Federation Gold Pin

  August 17, 2015 at 8:34 am by

The Crown Prince of Denmark attended the Danish Wheelchair Tennis Championships on Sunday afternoon at the Allerød Tennis Club in Lillerød. Frederik is the patron of the Danish Tennis Federation. During the event, he watched the men’s and women’s finals, then presented the winner and runner-up with their medals. Christoffer Holmer took out the men’s title, while Louise Willerslev-Olsen won the women’s title. Crown Prince Frederik was then presented with the Danish Tennis Federation’s … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla’s First Day in Cornwall

  July 20, 2015 at 7:18 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their three-day visit to Cornwall today, a visit which will be focusing on supporting tourism and the local community. During the day, Charles and Camilla stopped in two towns – Padstow and Ladock – and paid visits to businesses and charities which support each one. In Padstow, a fishing town, the couple visited a number of restaurants, including The Seafood restaurant. … Continue reading

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