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Crown Princess Mary Opens New Christmas Seal Home in Roskilde

  January 12, 2018 at 2:36 pm by

On Friday, Denmark’s Crown Princess paid a visit to Roskilde, for the official opening of the Christmas Seal Foundation’s new home, Liljeborg. Crown Princess Mary was joined by Winnie Liljeborg, a co-founder of Pandora who donated the funds for the new home’s premises and renovations, on stage as they cut the ribbon to open the home. Ms Liljeborg also donated funds for the home’s first five years of operation. After, Mary – … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Visits St Christopher’s Hospice

  January 11, 2018 at 1:44 pm by

Fifty years after she opened the hospice in July 1967, Princess Alexandra of Kent paid her yearly visit to St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, London on Thursday. Dressed in a royal blue skirt suit with a circular brooch pinned to her shoulder, Alexandra met with staff and volunteers before touring the wards to speak with patients and their families. The Princess usually makes this visit in the lead-up to Christmas, … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima’s Working Visit To Rotterdam

  January 11, 2018 at 1:18 pm by

Today, Thursday January 11, Her Majesty Queen Máxima of The Netherlands paid a working visit to the youth foundation Time for Action in Rotterdam. Time for Action, established in 2011, aims to “provide help and networks to lonely and vulnerable people and encourages young people to be committed to the people in their environment who have little or no network”. The foundation is active in 15 cities across the country with … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Opens Dutch Pavillion at CES 2018 in Las Vegas

  January 9, 2018 at 2:20 pm by

Dutch Prince Constantijn was on hand Tuesday to help officially open the Holland Startup Pavillion at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018, which is being held in Las Vegas over the next four days. The Prince toured the pavilion – one of the largest single-country pavilions at CES this year – seeing what products the 53 Dutch start-up companies had brought with them to showcase to the international market. Among them … Continue reading

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Princess Märtha Louise Hosts Patronage Audiences

  January 8, 2018 at 4:27 pm by

At the Royal Palace in Oslo on Monday, Princess Märtha Louise hosted audiences with representatives of her eight patronages. The focus of the Princess’s patronages is people with disabilities. Her patronages are: the Association for Muscular Disease, the National Association for the Hearing Impaired, the Norwegian Association for the Blind, the Norwegian Association for the Deaf, VIVIL Games, the Norwegian Epilepsy Association, the Norwegian Rheumatism Association, and Ridderrennet. During her audience with … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde To Visit Ghana For UN Sustainable Development Goals

  January 8, 2018 at 9:13 am by

The Belgian Royal Court has confirmed Monday that Queen Mathilde will be paying a visit to Ghana in February in conjunction with her role as an advocate of the United Nations’s Sustainable Development Goals. She will be joined by the Belgian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development Cooperation, Alexander De Croo. They will visit local projects that pay “special attention to quality education, good health (including mental health) and economic empowerment of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Katherine Celebrates Orthodox Christmas With Hospital Visit

  January 7, 2018 at 4:57 pm by

On Sunday – Orthodox Christmas – Crown Princess Katherine, wife of the Head of the House of Karađorđević, paid a visit to the ‘Banjica’ Institute for Orthopaedic Surgery and the University Children’s Hospital to spread some Christmas cheer to the children spending the holiday in hospital. The Crown Princess distributed toys provided by Lifeline Chicago Humanitarian Organisation, one of the American branches of her foundation. She later visited the Jovan Jovanovic … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima Opens Conference in Amsterdam

  December 7, 2017 at 4:02 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Dutch Queen Máxima opened today, Thursday December 7, the 5th edition of the IGNITE conference at the conference centre Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. The conference, entitled “Rebuilding Futures” and organized by the Dutch development organization SPARK, was focused on improving access to higher education, developing entrepreneurship, promoting sustainable leadership amongst young people in conflict-affected regions … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Present Prince Claus Award 2017

  December 6, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

Today, Wednesday December 6, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, and Princess Mabel attended the 2017 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. This year the award went to the Brazilian filmmaker and rights activist Vincent Carelli and the Chinese new media designer and environmental activist Ma Jun. As Honorary Chairman of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Brings Henrik and Athena to World AIDS Day Remembrance Event

  December 1, 2017 at 7:58 pm by

On Friday evening, Princess Marie of Denmark took her two children, Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, with her as she attended the annual remembrance event held on World AIDS Day in Copenhagen’s Old Square. The trio lit candles alongside other representatives of the AIDS Foundation and Positive Group, who arrange the event where candles are lit for every person who has lost their life because of AIDS in Denmark. Marie became … Continue reading

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Mad About Meghan: Prince Harry’s Fiancee Makes Enthusiastic Debut On Visit To Nottingham

  December 1, 2017 at 1:38 pm by

Prince Harry and his new fiancee Meghan Markle visited Nottingham to attend a series of engagements, including a fundraising fair for the Terrence Higgins Trust to mark World AIDS Day, on December 1. This was the first time Ms Markle has been on an official engagement with Prince Harry, and Meghan proved to be very popular with the crowds, as all ages shook hands with her and handed her flowers. Harry … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Hosts Christmas Reception For The Mary Foundation

  November 30, 2017 at 5:03 pm by

Dressed in a colour-apt frock, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark hosted a Christmas reception at Amalienborg on Thursday afternoon for staff and collaborators of The Mary Foundation. The Crown Princess used the event to thank those who have contributed to the work of the Foundation, which she launched in September 2007, over the past year. Earlier in the day, Mary had visited Frederiksberg where she attended a tennis day hosted … Continue reading

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Harry, Meghan To Wed In May At St George’s Chapel

  November 28, 2017 at 6:10 pm by

Kensington Palace has announced that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding will take place at St George’s Chapel, Windsor next May. The exact date of the wedding has yet to be confirmed. The couple are “grateful to the Queen for granting permission for the use of the Chapel”, with Windsor being a “very special place for Prince Harry”. The couple have “regularly spent time there” during their courtship, palace spokesperson Jason … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Concert

  November 28, 2017 at 3:45 pm by

As patron, Princess Marie of Denmark attended on Tuesday DanChurchAid’s annual Christmas concert. This year it was held at the Chapel of Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, in celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, as well as the 400th anniversary of the consecration of the Chapel. Music and hymns were performed across the afternoon by the Frederiksborg Baroque Ensemble, ahead of a reception for DanChurchAid’s ambassadors and staff. Princess Marie became … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Refugee Company

  November 28, 2017 at 10:43 am by

Today, Tuesday November 28, Queen Máxima paid a working visit to the Refugee Company in Amsterdam. Refugee Company is a social enterprise supported by The Oranje Fonds that aims to provide opportunities for newcomers in the Netherlands, empowering refugees with work experiences, finding a paid job or setting up their own company. With the help of volunteers, companies and the municipality of Amsterdam, Refugee Company helps refugees to create a … Continue reading

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The Lalla Salma Foundation Celebrates National Day Against Cancer

  November 23, 2017 at 5:44 am by

Princess Lalla Salma, chairwoman of the Lalla Salma Foundation for Cancer Prevention and Treatment, chaired on Wednesday evening the celebration of the National Day Against Cancer. The Princess attended on this occasion the presentation of the synthesis report and recommendations of the symposium “Breast Cancer in Morocco: A Global Approach” organized in Marrakech which was meant to take stock of the progress made and the results of the actions undertaken as … Continue reading

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A Grand Duchess’s Best Friend: Maria Teresa Cuddles Puppy During Bazaar Visit

  November 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm by

During her visit to the Luxembourg Red Cross’s annual bazaar at the Victor Hugo Hall in Limpertsberg on Sunday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was greeted by an adorable black puppy, whom she was quick to affectionately pat with a large smile on her face. The Grand Duchess is President of the Luxembourg Red Cross, which hosts the bazaar as a fundraiser each year. This year the money raised will go towards … Continue reading

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Albert and Andrew Present For First Prince’s Cup in Port Hercule

  November 8, 2017 at 7:20 pm by

As patrons, Prince Albert II of Monaco and the Duke of York were present for the first Prince’s Cup on Wednesday at Port Hercule. The Cup, a rowing competition, is held to benefit the Monaco branch of Outward Bound, an international non-profit organisation dedicated to “offering challenging activity courses in natural outdoor locations, which encourage personal development and growth”. The two Princes attended the launch and then watched the rowing races, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Speaks at Place2Be School Leaders Forum

  November 8, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge delivered a short opening speech at a school leaders forum hosted by one of her patronages, Place2Be, at UBS London. “Getting support to children at the very earliest stage helps improve their outcomes later in life. Schools and teachers are at the heart of this support, and have a crucial role to play.  You know your pupils.  You know their circumstances. You can spot when a family’s having a tough time. You occupy … Continue reading

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The Purple Princess: Mary Attends Presentation of 2017 Christmas Seal

  November 3, 2017 at 3:19 pm by

  Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary launched the 2017 Christmas Seal on Friday November 3rd during a luncheon at the Copenhagen Town Hall. She was joined by illustrator, author and musician Michael Wettendorff – the designer of this year’s stamp series – and children who have stayed in the Julemærkefonden’s children’s homes for the launch. The Crown Princess then listened to speeches given by the children, detailing the reasons why they spent time receiving … Continue reading

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