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Belgium’s Queen Attends Queen Elisabeth Music Contest Award Ceremony

  June 2, 2015 at 1:55 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians today presented the prizes for the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition which this year focused on violin players. The award ceremony took place at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo, with Lim Ji-young from South Korea taking out the International Queen Elisabeth Grand Prize – the Queen Mathilde Prize. For coming in first out of the twelve musicians who made the finals, Ms Lim was awarded 25,000€ and a … Continue reading

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Prince Charles on Private Visit to Romania

  June 2, 2015 at 11:23 am by

The Prince of Wales is currently on a private visit to Romania, where he has launched a new foundation, The Prince of Wales’ Foundation Romania. The aim of the foundation is to “support heritage preservation, agriculture and sustainable development in Romania”, as well as education, and will be based in the village of Viscri, located in Brașov County where the Prince has two 18th century houses. The house will be renovated into a … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Medals at Children’s Relay

  May 30, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was in Aarhus today, where she attended the annual Free From Bullying children’s relay that is held in conjunction with her foundation. The relay took place in the city’s Botanical Gardens and over 700 children aged 3-9 from the region ran or walked the one kilometre long route. Mary was joined by children’s TV host Bubber to start the relay, and was also on hand at … Continue reading

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Prince William Attends FA Cup Final

  May 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm by

Prince William attended the FA Cup Final today at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Aston Villa, which happens to be the team the Prince follows. Arsenal took home the trophy in a convincing 4-0 win, William – as President of the Football Association – presented the trophy to the winning team’s captain at the end of the match. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, Prince William called on … Continue reading

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Camilla Hosts BBC2’s 500 Words Competition Final

  May 29, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

As patron of the National Literacy Trust, the Duchess of Cornwall hosted the final of BBC2’s 500 Words Competition at St James’ Palace today. Camilla delivered a speech reiterating the importance of reading and storytelling for children, before presenting the six winners with their medals and award book. “Like climbing though the wardrobe into Narnia, stories open doors into different worlds. We meet impossible people, travel to remote places and make hundreds … Continue reading

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Ruds Vedby School Gets A Visit from Crown Princess Mary

  May 27, 2015 at 1:09 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark this morning paid a visit to the Ruds Vedby School where she saw the Danish Mental Health Foundation’s ‘Reach Out Bus’ and sat in on a mental health and well-being class. She was welcomed by the school’s principal, the Foundation’s president and the Mayor of Sorø Municipality, where Ruds Vedby is located. A number of school children and locals were also outside waiting to greet Mary when … Continue reading

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Norway’s Crown Princess Begins Literature Tour

  May 26, 2015 at 6:35 pm by

As she did last year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit has embarked on a two-day literature tour between Trondheim and Hamar onboard a “literature train”. She is being accompanied by two authors, Tore Renberg and Harald Rosenløw Eeg, for the tour. The tour began at the Trondheim Public Library, where the Crown Princess gave a speech explaining the theme of this year’s tour (identity) and spoke of her own love of reading. “Identity … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Plays Polo For Charity

  May 24, 2015 at 6:34 pm by

As has become somewhat of a tradition, a royal took part in the Maserati Jerudong Park Trophy at the Cirencester Park Polo Club today. Prince Harry joined the greens for the charity polo match. Harry attempted to lead his team back from being down 6-1 at half time, but after missing some “absolute sitters” in the late stages of the game and frustration clear on his face, the Prince’s team lost 8-7. The … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Attends Childhood Day Concert

  May 24, 2015 at 3:12 pm by

The Queen of Sweden was today present at the concert held at the Gröna Lund amusement park on Djurgården to celebrate Childhood Day. Ensuring she stood out in a fuchsia pink dress with matching jacket, Queen Silvia watched the concert from the front row alongside the CEO of Grona Luna, Magnus Widell, and the CEO of Parks and Resorts Scandinavia, Christer Fogelmarck. She then got on stage to give a short speech, in … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Attends Tusk Trust Anniversary Dinner

  May 21, 2015 at 10:21 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge was this evening present at a black-tie dinner to mark the 25th anniversary of the Tusk Trust at Windsor Castle. 300 guests attended the dinner in St George’s Hall, where the Duke delivered a speech calling for further work to be done to protect African wildlife. “The plunder and destruction of Africa’s natural endowment remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world…the time for words … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Head to Northern Ireland

  May 21, 2015 at 6:21 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their visit to Northern Ireland, arriving in the country this morning. The couple attended a service at St Patrick’s Church in Belfast, which has been the scene of a number of local disputes regarding band parades in recent years. They were greeted by Father Michael Sheehan, and also met with the Irish First Minister Peter Robinson and Deputy First … Continue reading

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Sweden’s King and Crown Princess At A Joint Event

  May 21, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

King Carl Gustaf and Crown Princess Victoria attended the WWF’s annual meeting held at Ulriksdal today. The meeting was in relation to the Royal National City Park’s 20th anniversary. King Carl Gustaf, who is the honorary president of WWF Council, and Crown Princess Victoria attended the annual meeting where they discussed the 2016-2020 agenda. They also attended a lunch in connection to the 20th anniversary. Later in the day, the … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals attend ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015”

  May 21, 2015 at 12:16 pm by

Today, Thursday May 21, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, along with Princess Beatrix attended the ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” award ceremony at Palace Nooreinde in The Hague. The theme of the award this year was: “Better for each other!”. It’s about people with difficulty to get along in society for socioeconomics reasons. The winners of ”Appeltjes van Oranje 2015” were: “Food Aid Foundation Focus” from Amersfoort, a foundation that … Continue reading

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Prince William Visits the English Women’s Football World Cup Team

  May 20, 2015 at 2:19 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge, as president of the Football Association, paid a visit to the team that will be taking part in the FIFA Women’s World Cup in Canada next month. Prince William met with the England Women’s Football Team at the National Football Centre, St George’s Park, in Staffordshire where he spoke with the women about their qualifying process for the tournament. He also watched part of their exercise training regime, … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Bakes With School Children

  May 20, 2015 at 11:55 am by

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie attended a campaign ‘Behind So it Batter!’ at the N. Zahle Seminarie School in Copenhagen. Princess Marie baked with 4th graders and then helped them sell their stuff during recess. The concept of the campaign is to get people to bake whatever they want, sell their stuff and donate the money to DanChurchAid. DanChurchAid then donates the money to combat hinger around the world.

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British Royals Out In Force at the Chelsea Flower Show

  May 18, 2015 at 8:45 pm by

As they do each year, members of the British Royal Family have visited the Royal Horticulture Society’s Chelsea Flower Show ahead of its official opening to the public tomorrow. Prince Harry was on hand to show his grandparents, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh, as well as Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall the garden that has been created for Sentebale, his African charity. View image | gettyimages.com “It’s … Continue reading

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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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