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Queen Maxima Receives Scouts at Palace Noordeinde

  December 6, 2016 at 12:25 pm by

This morning, Tuesday December 6, Her Majesty Queen Maxima met with 25 scouts from various Scouting organizations. At the meeting were also presents directors of Scouting Netherlands and project leaders of Scout projects. During a roundtable the Queen was informed about three projects that currently involve the Scouts: the first one is called Unlimited Adventure and aims to implement the socialization between disabled children with scouts; the second is the … Continue reading

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Orient Gallery Anniversary Celebrated With Queen Rania In Attendance

  December 5, 2016 at 7:06 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania has helped celebrate the twentieth anniversary of Amman’s Orient Gallery, attending this evening an art exhibition highlighting pieces of art by Jordanian and Arabic artists. Wearing a black dress with zip and button detailing, Rania was shown around the exhibition, called ‘The Journey of 20 Years’ and featuring twelve artists from Jordan and seven from the wider region, by the Gallery director, Hala Jardaneh. The Gallery is … Continue reading

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A Chic Queen Letizia Attends FAO Symposium in Rome

  December 2, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain was in Rome today, to attend an international symposium arranged by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), of which she is a Special Ambassador for Nutrition. The Queen was welcomed by the FAO Director General José Graziano da Silva ahead of a summary session of the working groups involved with the symposium, entitled ‘Sustainable Food Systems for Health Diets and Nutrition Improvement’.  After a … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa Brings Daughter-In-Law Stéphanie To Annual Bazaar

  November 26, 2016 at 3:48 pm by

As patron, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg today opened the annual International Bazaar held at the Luxexpo centre. This year, she was joined by her daughter-in-law, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie. The two women were shown around the bazaar, which raises money for dozens of charity projects; they inspected the over 60 stalls featuring traditional wares and cuisines from multiple countries from around the world. Also visiting the fair with Maria … Continue reading

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Windsor Quartet Attend Duke of Edinburgh Awards Service of Thanksgiving

  November 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II, the Duke of Edinburgh and the Earl and Countess of Wessex today were present at a service of thanksgiving at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. Over 2,000 participants of the Awards over its six decades attended the service led by the Dean of Westminster, where Prince Edward gave a speech that thanked the Duke for his commitment to young … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Starts Three-Day Visit to Moldova with WHO

  November 23, 2016 at 7:36 pm by

As the patron of the World Health Organisation Regional Office for Europe, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark has today begun a three-day visit to Moldova, to highlight the country’s challenges with regards to vaccinations and child and maternal health. Touching down in Chisinau this afternoon, the Crown Princess – who is accompanied on the trip by WHO’s Regional Director for Europe, Dr. Zuzsanna Jakab –  first had a meeting with the Moldovan Health … Continue reading

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Not A Cake One Sees Everyday: Prince Charles Hosts Charity Anniversary

  November 23, 2016 at 3:25 pm by

The Prince of Wales, as patron, today hosted a reception at Clarence House for the breast cancer charity Walk the Walk, which is this year celebrating its 20th anniversary. Charles had the attendees – including Absolutely Fabulous actress Jennifer Saunders and the charity’s founder Nina Barough – in fits of laughter when it came time to cut the celebratory cake, which was decorated with a pink glitter bra in icing. “I’ve … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Mødrehjælpen House

  November 18, 2016 at 5:00 pm by

As patron of Mødrehjælpen (Mother’s Help), Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today opened the organisation’s new centre in Vertebra, a district of Copenhagen. Wearing an all-black outfit, including a black cape with large silver jewelled embellishments on the pockets, the Princess – who has been patron of the organisation since 2007 – spent time speaking with staff and women who have received assistance from the organisation. Mødrehjælpen provides assistance to families, single … Continue reading

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A Busy Day For Queen Maxima

  November 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm by

This morning, Thursday November 17, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to the Welfare Barneveld, a welfare organization situated in the Municipality of Barneveld. Along with the help of volunteers, caregivers, seniors, adults and youth, the organization aims to provide support to all the residents of the municipality. Specifically Queen Maxima visited the friendly project “Pride & Future” that is supported by the Oranje Fonds. The purpose of … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Prince Daniel Collaborates with Stephen Hawking To Promote Physical Activity

  November 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden has been joined by theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking to promote the need for increased amounts of physical activity in the world’s population. Mr Hawking, who met with the Prince and Crown Princess Victoria earlier this autumn at his home town of Cambridge, appears in a video for GEN-PEN, the organisation founded by Prince Daniel through the Crown Princess Couple’s Foundation that aims to “spread awareness and create commitment … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Shines In White As She Attends A Charity Dinner

  November 13, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Rania attended a gala benefit dinner on Sunday which was hosted by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF). The charity dinner is to support the foundation’s Child Safety Programme and raise awareness on child abuse issues in Jordan. Her Majesty’s office released a statement saying “JRF’s continuous efforts to break the stigma associated with reporting and addressing cases of child abuse were demonstrated to the audience in a … Continue reading

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Prince William Hosts Centrepoint Gala at Kensington Palace

  November 10, 2016 at 8:10 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge this evening hosted Centrepoint’s annual gala at Kensington Palace, with a number of famous faces joining the homeless youth supported by the charity. In his speech, William praised the efforts of the charity and the youth who have taken up the support available and used it positively: “First and foremost, these young people are ordinary people – like our sons and daughters and friends. The same … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Pays Low-Key Visit to Myanmar with Relief Charity

  November 5, 2016 at 7:04 am by

As patron of DanChurchAid, Princess Marie of Denmark has this past week spent time in Myanmar, to see how the organisation’s efforts to help reduce poverty in the region is progressing. She visited the Inle Lake region, which is in central Myanmar, and saw first hand the projects DanChurchAid – a religious relief organisation that aims to help the “world’s poorest to lead a life of dignity” – is working … Continue reading

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The Duchess of White: Kate Attends Premiere of ‘Street Cat Named Bob’

  November 3, 2016 at 7:29 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge has this evening attended the premiere of A Street Cat Named Bob at the Curzon Cinema in Mayfair, which was held in support of one of her patronages, Action on Addiction. Wearing a white floor-length gown with a pleated skirt from label Self Portrait, Kate met with the actors, filmmakers and real-life inspiration behind the film, which tells the story of  James Bowen, a busker recovering from a drug addiction when he takes … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents The Christmas Seal

  October 31, 2016 at 1:30 pm by

The Crown Princess of Denmark presented the Christmas Seal stamps this morning at the Copenhagen City Hall. Princess Mary, who is patron of the Christmas Seal Foundation, unveiled the new stamps on stage. This year’s Christmas Seal is designed by Per Jorgensen, who is a book illustrator and is known for illustration the book covers of the Danish version of Harry Potter. The Christmas Seals started in 1904 and have … Continue reading

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Syddansk Universitet Celebrates 50th Anniversary With Royal Attendance

  October 28, 2016 at 4:12 pm by

The Syddansk Universitet in Odense has celebrated its 50th anniversary, and Queen Margrethe II and Princess Marie both made the journey down for the event. They were welcomed by the University’s Chairman and President of the Student Union, before heading inside for the ceremony, which included the appointment of six new honorary doctorates, musical performances and awards for the teaching staff. Queen Margrethe was her usual bright self in a red blouse … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Jordan

  October 25, 2016 at 11:59 am by

In her capacity as UN Councillor for Sustainable Development, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started, on Sunday October 23, a humanitarian working visit to Jordan accompanied by Alexander De Croo, the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation of Belgium. Upon her arrival in Amman, the Queen was received by the Jordan Minister of Foreign Affairs, Nasser Judeh along with Minister De Croo and Hendrik Van de Velde, Belgian Ambassador to … Continue reading

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A New Portrait of Elizabeth II To Mark Her 60 Year Patronage of The Red Cross

  October 14, 2016 at 5:57 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has been patron of the British Red Cross for sixty years, and to mark the milestone, a portrait by artist Henry Ward has been unveiled by Her Majesty at Windsor Castle. It depicts the Queen sitting in the White Drawing Room of Windsor in her Garter Robes. Subtle references to the Red Cross and the connection between the organisation and the Royal Family are seen in a bust of … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Rocks Leopard Print Dress Whilst On Working Visit To Argentina

  October 11, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

Not many could successfully pull off mint-green leopard, but leave it to Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to show everyone precisely how it should be done! The Queen donned the Givenchy design, paired with a simple pair of patent leather open-toe heels and a Chanel handbag, picking up on the black portion of the dress’s colour pallet, for the first day of her working visit to Argentina, which is being undertaken … Continue reading

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William, Kate and Harry Ride The London Eye For Mental Health Day

  October 10, 2016 at 8:58 pm by

To mark World Mental Health Day, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with Prince Harry have taken a ride on the London Eye with charities involved with their mental health initiative Heads Together. As their pod made its rotation, Prince Harry jokingly kept an eye out for Buckingham Palace – to check if his grandmother as at home or not (unfortunately the Royal Standard was not flying at the time, indicating … Continue reading

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