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Princess Stéphanie Joined By Brother and Children For Circus Festival Opening Night

  January 19, 2017 at 7:33 pm by

The 41st International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo kicked off this evening with the opening performance at the Fontvieille Big Top. As they do each year, several members of the Grimaldi family were in attendance for the performance. Princess Stéphanie, who is the President of the Festival, was accompanied by her brother, Prince Albert II, and two of her children, Louis and Pauline Ducruet. Wearing the Festival’s official scarves over their outfits, … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Becomes Patron of Botswana Rhino Charity

  January 19, 2017 at 8:51 am by

Kensington Palace has announced a new patronage for Prince Harry: he has agreed to become patron of Rhino Conservation Botswana. The purpose of the charity is to “help raise awareness of the plight of Africa’s black and white rhinos and inspire positive action” to protect the species. Harry spoke in a video that was published alongside the announcement, saying that “the rhino is one of Africa’s most iconic species…the black … Continue reading

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A Kiss From A Sea Lion? Not Quite What Princess Stéphanie Was Expecting

  January 17, 2017 at 5:46 pm by

Princess Stéphanie of Monaco and her elder daughter Pauline Ducruet received a surprise morsel of affection during a photocall on Tuesday to mark the upcoming International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo. The duo had agreed to pose with a sea lion, when the animal decided to move closer towards the two women and give them a ‘kiss’ on the cheek. Both Stéphanie and Pauline were quick to step away from the sea … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Copenhagen Baby Heart Research Project

  January 17, 2017 at 5:27 pm by

At the Copenhagen University Hospital on Monday, Crown Princess Mary paid a visit to the Copenhagen Baby Heart research project that is being run to provide heart scans to newborn babies to help researchers and doctors “gain greater knowledge about the number of children born with heart disease.” Mary was taken on a tour of the maternity ward and met with a number of parents whose newborns have been scanned … Continue reading

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William, Kate & Harry Continue Mental Health Campaign

  January 17, 2017 at 10:58 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have continued promoting their Head Together campaign that aims to reduce the stigma of mental health and encourage people to speak out when they need help. Speaking at the meeting this morning – which was held as the first in the lead up to the 2017 London Marathon, that Heads Together has been chosen as the charity of the year for – the … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Attend Magic Millions Raceday on The Gold Coast

  January 14, 2017 at 5:10 pm by

Continuing their week in Queensland, Australia in support of Magic Millions, Zara and Mike Tindall were present at the 2017 Magic Millions Raceday at the Gold Coast Turf Club on Saturday. Despite wearing a lovely white calf-length dress with green heels and an eye-catching green, navy and white checkered fascinator, Zara was not the one who entered into the traditional Fashions on the Field competition – that she left to her dear … Continue reading

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William & Kate Kick Off 2017 Engagements With Patronage Visits

  January 11, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today visited the Child Bereavement UK centre in Stratford to help mark the location’s first anniversary. The couple joined in on a Family Support Group session, speaking with families currently receiving support from the charity as they come to terms with their grief over the loss of a loved one, and learning about their Memory Jar exercise. “You know I lost my mummy when I was … Continue reading

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Prince William’s First Engagement of the Year: A Visit to Centrepoint

  January 10, 2017 at 2:08 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge has kicked off his 2017 working calendar with a visit to one of his first patronages, Centrepoint. He spent time today at the organisation’s hostel in Northolt, speaking with young people who have received assistance from the organisation. William watched in on several workshops the hostel hosts, including one called WorkWise that is designed to help homeless people find and keep employment. He heard from individuals who have … Continue reading

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Navy Chic: Queen Letizia Attends AECC Meeting in Madrid

  January 10, 2017 at 1:47 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain has attended the first meeting of 2017 for the Spanish Association Against Cancer (AECC), of which she is Honorary President, at the organisation’s head quarters in Madrid. At the meeting, the Queen along with board members and staff of the organisation and others affiliated with the AECC’s efforts, discussed and outlined the strategy points of the AECC for the year. The Queen donned a professional ensemble of … Continue reading

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Zara and Mike Tindall Step Out On The Gold Coast For Magic Millions

  January 8, 2017 at 6:31 am by

Zara and Mike Tindall enjoyed the sunshine of the Gold Coast, on the north-east coast of Australia, today as they attended the Pacific Fair Magic Millions Polo event. After a photocall and chatting with others linked to the event, Zara changed out of her white Zimmerman eyelet lace shirtdress into polo gear and mounted her horse to take part in the inaugural polo match linked to Magic Millions. While playing for Team … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches ‘AntiBulli’ Program Alongside Handball Champion

  January 7, 2017 at 1:35 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today launched a new anti-bullying program in Silkeborg alongside Danish handball player Mikkel Hansen. The purpose of the program, called AntiBulli, is to create strong unity and community spirit in handball clubs around the country, to eliminate exclusion and bullying, and improve children’s welfare while participating in sporting activities. During the event, Mary and Mikkel both took part in handball exercises with the children from the Silkeborg … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth To Hand Over 25 Patronages At Year’s End

  December 20, 2016 at 8:02 am by

Buckingham Palace has announced this morning that Queen Elizabeth is handing over twenty-five of her patronages to other members of the royal family at the end of the year. Several of the transferred patronages have already had their new patrons confirmed: the Duchess of Cambridge will take over The All England Lawn Tennis & Croquet Club (Wimbledon), and Prince Harry will take over the Rugby Football Union after being vice-patron since 2010 … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Makes Annual Visit To St Christopher’s Hospice

  December 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Kent today visited St Christopher’s Hospice in Sydenham, south-east London, continuing a long-standing tradition of paying a pre-Christmas visit to the centre. She was given a tour of the centre, meeting patients and their families; before joining supporters of St Christopher’s from various businesses for afternoon tea. Alexandra was also shown the float the hospice will enter into the London New Year’s Day Parade, which has been designed to … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2016

  December 15, 2016 at 2:35 pm by

Today, Thursday December 15, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the 2016 Prince Claus Prize Award ceremony held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. The winner this year was the Thai indipendent filmmaker and artist Apichatpong Weerasethakul. Prins Claus Prijzen uitgereikt in Amsterdam https://t.co/eeb08DoJuI pic.twitter.com/pJ7VyTN9Ty — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) December 15, 2016 As honorary chairman of … Continue reading

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Camilla Continues Christmas Tradition Inviting Children To Decorate Clarence House Tree

  December 14, 2016 at 4:38 pm by

For the eighth year, the Duchess of Cornwall has invited children supported by one of her patronages – the Helen & Douglas House – to Clarence House to decorate the building’s Christmas tree. The five children from Helen & Douglas House, which provides support to children with life-shortening illnesses offering them respite care, were joined by five children supported by Roald Dahl’s Marvellous Children’s Charity. They helped the Duchess – wearing … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Working Visit To Germany

  December 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm by

At the invitation of the German Minister of Finance, Wolfgang Schaeuble and in her role of Special Advocate of the UN Secretary General for Inclusive Finance for Development, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a working visit to Berlin today, Wednesday December 14. https://twitter.com/BMF_Bund/status/809084234568757249 Since December 1st the Federal Republic of Germany took over the presidency of the G20 for one year. The G20 is an international forum for cooperation on … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Takes Children Along To Christmas Concert

  December 11, 2016 at 5:55 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark brought along her husband and four children today as she attended the Christmas concert of the Royal Danish Academy of Music Children’s Choir. Dressed warmly against the winter chill, the family arrived at the Esajas Church ahead of the concert, with Mary – who is the patron of the choir – receiving a bouquet of purple and green flowers (which Princess Josephine promptly claimed as … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Hits The Trading Floor As Part of ICAP Charity Day

  December 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm by

Fresh from his tour of the Caribbean (and a brief stopover in Toronto), Prince Harry today helped raise funds for his charity Sentebale during the annual ICAP Charity Day at the brokers’ headquarters in London. Walking the floors filled with brokers dressed in fancy dress instead of their usual suit and tie combination, Harry took in their attire with a grin before hitting the phones himself – including closing deals … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Hosts Mary Foundation Christmas Party

  December 7, 2016 at 7:35 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary has hosted a Christmas reception for partners of The Mary Foundation yesterday afternoon at Frederik VIII’s Palace in Amalienborg. Wearing a simple navy blue blouse and burgundy trousers, the Princess mingled with financial partners, contributors and experts in social issues. Guests were offered “mulled wine and fritters”. The reception is held each Christmas season to thank the Foundation’s partners and organisations they work with for their collaborative … Continue reading

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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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