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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Kräizbierg Foundation Anniversary

  June 15, 2017 at 1:32 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg have attended the celebrations marking the fortieth anniversary of the Kräizbierg Foundation on Thursday in Dudelange. Guillaume and Stéphanie met a number of individuals who have received training via the Foundation, which provides practical job training to people with disabilities and special needs. The training typically runs for three years and includes work placement in a corresponding sector. Since 2011, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume … Continue reading

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A Busy Day for Magenta Máxima

  June 13, 2017 at 3:33 pm by

This morning, Tuesday June 13, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was in the town of Nieuw-Buinen, in the province of Drenthe, to launch the 12th edition of “Neighbour’s Day” that this year will take place on September 23 throughout the Netherlands. “Neighbour’s Day” is a project supported by The Oranje Fonds that promotes the socialization between neighbours with many different activities like joint breakfast, sports, games or taking care of neighborhood … Continue reading

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A Visit to SOS Children’s Villages in Lebanon For Princess Margriet

  June 13, 2017 at 3:11 am by

Dutch Princess Margriet paid a visit to Lebanon on Sunday and Monday in her role as patron of the Dutch branch of SOS Children’s Villages. She was joined by singer Jan Smit, who is an ambassador of the organisation. The duo began in Khonshara where they visited the Interim Care Centre, where Margriet and Jan were given a tour of the centre by staff who told them about the assistance they … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Visits Denmark For Meeting With Marie

  June 12, 2017 at 10:10 am by

On Monday, Princess Laurentien of The Netherlands made the trip north to Denmark where she had a meeting with Princess Marie. The two women discussed literacy and ways to improve the reading skills of children. Also present for the meeting was Danish Minister for Education, Merete Riisager. Princess Marie is patron of the Danish UNESCO National Commission, while Princess Laurentien is the UNESCO Special Envoy on Literacy for Development.

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The Duke of York Joins Falklands War Commemoration Service

  June 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm by

The Duke of York was present today at the Falkland Islands Memorial Chapel at Pangbourne College in Berkshire for a service commemorating the 35th anniversary of the end of the Falklands War. He joined over 800 veterans and their families for the service, during which he gave a reading. Prince Andrew served in the Falklands War aboard the HMS Invincible, an aircraft carrier where he was a Sea King helicopter pilot. Argentina surrendered on June … Continue reading

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Keep Up! Mia Tindall Enjoys Day at Polo With Cousins

  June 11, 2017 at 5:33 pm by

Today, Zara and Mike Tindall with their three-year-old daughter Mia, as well as the Duke of Cambridge, were seen at a polo match at the Beaufort Polo Club. Little Mia proved to be quite the handful as she was chased her cousin Prince William across the field. Mia is already said to have “quite a personality”. Mike has also said that Mia loves being active outdoors and started horse riding last … Continue reading

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On Your Marks: Princess Mary At The Free From Bullying Relay

  June 10, 2017 at 2:32 pm by

As she does each year, Crown Princess Mary was present for the Free From Bullying Children’s Relay in Copenhagen’s Fælled Park on Saturday.  The Princess joined the over 1,800 children participating in a warm-up before starting the race, and then handed out medals to the children as they crossed the finish line. The purpose of the relay is to bring children together into one community, which “everyone is entitled to a place … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Visits Girlguiding Headquarters

  June 9, 2017 at 7:56 am by

On Thursday evening, the Countess of Wessex was present at a reception hosed by Girlguiding UK at their headquarters in London. Wearing a lovely deep blue peplum top and black skirt, Sophie chatted with Girlguiding advocates and staff about their work, and how girlguiding helps young women achieve their goals. Sophie has been the organisation’s President since 2003. The Countess of Wessex, President of @Girlguiding, has attended a reception at … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Presents ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’

  June 9, 2017 at 2:10 am by

As patron, Denmark’s Princess Marie presented the ‘Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs’ on Thursday at the French Embassy in Copenhagen. This year’s prize went to Rwandan author Scholastique Mukasonga, for her novel Our Lady of the Nile (Nilens Vor-Frue in its Danish publication).  The Prix littéraire des Ambassadeurs is presented annually to promote knowledge in Denmark of the culture of French-speaking countries. Princess Marie of Denmark presented 2017 "Prix litteraire des Ambassadeurs" award with a … Continue reading

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Arise, Sir Leek! Camilla’s Day of Fun at The South of England Show

  June 8, 2017 at 6:54 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall had an intriguing day at the South of England Show on Thursday, what with all the knighting farm folk and petting stick insects she did. During her rounds of the show grounds, the Duchess came across Farmer Giles (actor Callum Arnott) who all but demanded the Duchess knight him – which she quickly did, with a leek. “‘Is that it? Just on the one shoulder? Oh, you’re not the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary’s Busy Day

  June 8, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark just got back from a two day trip to Paris, but was back to work with a busy day on Thursday. First event of the day, the Crown Princess attended a social exclusion conference held by both The Mary Foundation and the Tryg Foundation. She arrived at the event wearing a red dress matched with a tweed jacket, orange pumps and a nice Prada bag, and gave a speech where … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends European Development Days 2017

  June 7, 2017 at 1:07 pm by

Today, Wednesday June 7, Queen Mathilde was present at the opening ceremony of European Development Days (EDD) 2017 at the cultural center Tour & Taxis in Brussels. The theme of the 11th edition of European Development Days is “Investing in Development”. The forum, organized by the European Commission, aims to bring together the development community with debates, panels, and special events in order to share ideas, experiences, innovative solutions to the world … Continue reading

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“It’s Game On, Down Under!” Prince Harry Launches 2018 Invictus Games in Sydney

  June 7, 2017 at 7:12 am by

Prince Harry jokingly threw down the gauntlet today as he launched the 2018 Invictus Games at Admiralty House in Sydney, telling the Australian team that “it’s game on, down under” as they prep for both this year’s games and the next. In his speech, the Prince described the guilt he felt at being withdrawn from the front line in Afghanistan in February 2008 after his presence was revealed by an … Continue reading

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Two Goals For The Prince: Harry Leads Team To Victory In Singapore

  June 5, 2017 at 5:07 pm by

At the Singapore Polo Club on Monday Prince Harry helped his team to victory in the Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which raised money for the charity he founded in 2006 with Prince Seeiso of Lesotho. The Prince scored two goals during the final two chukkas of the match, which sealed the 5-2 win for Sentebale ISPS Handa against St Regis. Prior to the match, the 300-strong crowd – which included Downton … Continue reading

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Hitting The Water: Prince Albert Takes Part In First Water Bike Challenge

  June 4, 2017 at 2:04 pm by

Monaco’s Prince Albert hit the 21km stretch of water between Nice and Monaco on Sunday as part of the inaugural Riviera Water Bike Challenge, held to raise money for the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. He was joined by a number of famous athletes, such as Formula One’s David Coulthard and Nico Rosberg, marathon champion Paula Radcliffe, and South African Olympic swimming Ryk Neethling. Princess Charlene, who was originally said to have … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima in Vietnam: May 30-June 1

  June 1, 2017 at 5:17 pm by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Máxima paid a three-day visit to Vietnam from Tuesday May 30 to Friday June 1. Upon her arrival in Vietnam on Tuesday, the Queen went to the provincial town of Da Lat where she visited farms that are participating in the development project “Horti Da Lat”. The project, supported by the Dutch bank … Continue reading

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Concert Time: A Queen, A Princess and A Duchess Enjoy Music Performances

  May 31, 2017 at 8:44 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians had two special guests with her for this evening’s performance of finalists in the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition: the Duchess of Gloucester and Princess Sarvath Al Hassan of Jordan. The trio of royal ladies watched the cello performances of two finalists for this year’s prize, the first for cellists, Maciej Kulakowski and Seungmin Kang, who were both accompanied by the Brussels Philharmonic Orchestra.

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Princess Sofia Presents Medals To Sophiahemmet Nurses

  May 31, 2017 at 4:54 pm by

Wearing a shocking pink dress from Greta, pregnant Princess Sofia of Sweden handed over graduation medals to the ‘Sophia Sisters’, nurses who have trained with at the Sophiahemmet University College. Sofia, who is due to give birth to her second child in September, presented each of the graduate nurses with a necklace bearing one silver and one blue cross. The Princess is the Honorary Chairman of the Sophiahemmet, a position she has … Continue reading

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On the Mend: Queen Paola Makes First Official Appearance Since Hip Surgery

  May 31, 2017 at 2:23 pm by

At the Royal Greenhouses of Laeken on Wednesday, Queen Paola of Belgium had her first official public engagement since she underwent hip surgery in February. She was joined by her daughter, Princess Astrid, for the diploma presentation of the Queen Paola Prize for Teaching. The awards are presented yearly under a different theme by La Fondation Reine Paola. This year’s theme was ‘Science, Math and Techno: A Key to Our Future!’ and is awarded … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Palace! Prince Philip Hosts London Youth

  May 31, 2017 at 11:50 am by

The gardens of Buckingham Palace were alive with the youth of London on Wednesday as Prince Philip hosted a special gathering for young people involved with his patronage London Youth, to mark two milestones: his seventieth anniversary as their patron, and the organisation’s 130th anniversary. He watched as dozens of teens took part in various sporting activities, including fencing and rock wall climbing, on the grounds of the Palace, joking … Continue reading

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