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Countess of Wessex Visits St Mary’s College

  April 19, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

St Mary’s School and College in Bexhill, East Sussex received a visit from their patron, the Countess of Wessex, on Wednesday. The Countess made the visit to officially open the school’s Aspire Vocational Centre, a ‘shopping mall’ the school has created to provide its students – who have special needs – real-life situations that will help improve their academic, employment and social skills. Sophie spent time meeting students after the … Continue reading

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“Smash It!” Harry’s Message of Support for London Marathon Runners

  April 19, 2017 at 10:38 am by

Prince Harry this morning encouraged participants in this year’s London Marathon to “smash it” as he opened the 2017 London Marathon Expo at the ExCeL Centre in London’s Docklands. He wrote his message of support on the encouragement wall, after having the assistance of 5-year-old Mellisa Howse to cut the ribbon allowing runners to enter the Expo and collect their race numbers and goodies. A dozen runners were given their … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in Japan, Day Two

  April 19, 2017 at 10:04 am by

The Swedish Crown Princess has continued her working visit to Japan focusing on the sustainability of the world’s oceans today, April 19. Victoria began her day with a visit to a store from the AEON retail chain, which sells both produce and homewares. The purpose behind the store visit was to learn about their sustainability practices in regards to the seafood they sell – the company is aiming to have … Continue reading

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Yum, Yum: Prince Henrik Opens Aarhus Tenure As European Gastronomy Region 2017

  April 18, 2017 at 2:38 pm by

Prince Henrik of Denmark was in Aarhus on Tuesday where he officially opened the Aarhus-Midtjylland region’s time as a European Gastronomy Region 2017. The Prince was given the opportunity to try the ‘flavours of the future’ during the opening hosted at the Michelen-star restaurant Frederikshøj Inn. He tasted meals created by six of Midtjylland’s best restaurants, before making his way through several food stalls set up by other restaurants from the region – … Continue reading

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Prince William Talks Mental Health With Lady Gaga

  April 18, 2017 at 8:23 am by

As part of the Heads Together campaign to end the stigma surrounding mental health, a video was released today by Kensington Palace of the Duke of Cambridge’s video chat with pop star Lady Gaga. The duo spoke about mental health and how important it is to encourage people from all walks of life to feel comfortable with talking to others about their mental health, for their own wellbeing. “It’s the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe II Opens ‘Aarhus Story’ Exhibition

  April 11, 2017 at 5:39 pm by

The Queen of Denmark was in Aarhus on Tuesday April 11, where she opened a permanent exhibition detailing the history of the city in a special location underneath Den Gamle By (the Old Town). ‘Aarhus Story’ takes visitors on a trek through Aarhus’s history and development, from the days of the Vikings to present times of the ‘big city’. Queen Margrethe, in a tweed suit with a fuchsia pink blouse, … Continue reading

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Thank You Ma’am, I Was Getting Peckish: Queen and Prince Philip Feed Elephant

  April 11, 2017 at 2:53 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip today got to feed an elephant called Donna during their visit to the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo in Bedfordshire. Zookeepers provided the couple with bananas, which were eagerly gobbled up by the elephant – who even went back to the Queen a second time for another piece of fruit! The purpose of the royal visit was to officially open the zoo’s new elephant care centre, which is home … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends British Invictus Games Trials for Toronto 2017

  April 7, 2017 at 5:38 pm by

At the University of Bath on Friday, Prince Harry attended the British trials for the 2017 Invictus Games that will be held in Toronto. He watched the trials for the men’s and women’s 200m, the men’s shotput and discus, and the rowing. Harry also caught up with some athletes he had met at previous Invictus Games, including archer Jon Flint and his support dog Jester; and ‘boxed’ with two-year-old Harry … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal on Visit to Ghana To Mark 60 Years of Independence

  April 6, 2017 at 6:22 am by

This year the Republic of Ghana celebrates sixty years of independence from the United Kingdom. To mark the anniversary year, the Princess Royal has spent two days this week in the country. Arriving in Accra on April 4, the Princess began her visit with an audience with the President of Ghana, Nana Akufo-Addo, at Flagstaff House. She then visited the Commonwealth War Graves at Christiansborg War Cemetery and laid a wreath in honour of fallen … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Haakon in Liberia

  April 6, 2017 at 5:45 am by

The Crown Prince of Norway has been in the west African country of Liberia this week in his role as a Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nation’s Development Program. Prince Haakon spent much of his four-day visit in Monrovia, the Liberian capital. He visited the Fish Market where he met with women and individuals working to promote peace and equality in the country. The following day, Haakon spoke with survivors … Continue reading

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Cambridges and Harry Remember Westminster Attack Victims During Service of Hope

  April 5, 2017 at 11:15 am by

At Westminster Abbey on Wednesday morning, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry joined victims, their families and first responders that were caught up in the Westminster terror attack on March 22. Upon their arrival to the Abbey, Prince William – who was attending the service in his role as patron of the Metropolitan and City Police Orphans Fund, laid a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial. He … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima At Work

  April 5, 2017 at 10:51 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands were going about their regular duties on Wednesday, in The Hague and Amsterdam respectively. King Willem-Alexander paid a visit to the Dutch Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI), an institute under the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences of which the King is patron. Here he was informed about recent research the NIDI has undertaken into population issues affecting the Netherlands – the main topics of focus being migration, … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Attends 42nd Street West End Premiere for EACH

  April 4, 2017 at 8:13 pm by

As patron of East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices, the Duchess of Cambridge was present for the opening night of the hit musical 42nd Street at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane on London’s West End on Tuesday night. Catherine – who wore a red full-skirted cocktail dress from Marchesa – was welcomed by the show’s co-producer and director, and was presented with a copy of the show program by 12-year-old Ollie Duell, who … Continue reading

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I Should Be So Lucky: Kylie Minogue Receives Britain-Australia Award From Prince Philip

  April 4, 2017 at 8:09 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh has presented Australian pop princess Kylie Minogue with the Britain-Australia Society’s Award for 2016 during a private audience at Windsor Castle. The award is in recognition of the star’s contributions to Anglo-Australian relations. “I’m a proud Aussie but Britain has a very strong place in my heart having lived and worked here for many years. The Society does a wonderful job to promote the rich cultural ties … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Visits Arikok National Park

  March 31, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

Princess Beatrix on Friday took part in the official handover of the Spanish Lagoon to the authority of Arikok National Park during her visit to Aruba. The 70-hectare area sits on the tip of the Arikok National Park and is “one of the largest natural lagoons in the Caribbean”. It is home to a large variety of flora and fauna specifies, and is an important location on the island due … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Continues Strengthening Relationship With Romania On Second Day Of Visit

  March 30, 2017 at 5:43 pm by

The Prince of Wales has continued his official visit to Romania today, focusing today on the culture of the Balkan nation. He began at Bucharest’s Village Museum, a popular tourist attraction that promotes Romania’s cultural heritage. Here, Charles toured the museum, viewing different traditional crafts. The Prince absolutely delighted locals when he joined in on a traditional folk dance. Afterwards, Prince Charles visited the Vacaresti Nature Park where rangers walked him … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Purchases First Mayflower Pin of 2017

  March 30, 2017 at 10:47 am by

As patron of the Mayflower Charity Foundation, Queen Silvia of Sweden on Thursday purchased the first of the charity’s fundraising pins for 2017, as she has for many years. This year the launch took place at the Maltesholm School in Hässelby. The Queen, wearing a lovely red suit that matched the 2017 pin, received her pin from this year’s designer, Miranda Nilsson, and Zacharias Arrach. The Mayflower Charity Foundation works “to improve … Continue reading

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Prince William Honours Slain Policeman At National Memorial Arboretum

  March 29, 2017 at 11:33 am by

The Duke of Cambridge paid tribute to the Metropolitan Police officer killed in last week’s Westminster terrorist attack during a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire on Wednesday. “For PC Keith Palmer and all those who have served our community so valiantly; your legacy is our way of life,” read the card pinned to wreath of flowers the Duke laid in the Police Memorial Garden at the Arboretum. … Continue reading

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Green Lace For Catherine At NPG Portrait Gala

  March 28, 2017 at 7:53 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge this evening was guest of honour at the London National Portrait Gallery’s annual Portrait Gala. She was given a tour of several exhibitions, including ‘Behind the Mask, Another Mask’, during the evening. Pieces that were also specifically commissioned for the Gala were also on display. Catherine debuted a new forest green lace gown from Temperley London, worn with a pair of large drop Kiki McDonough earrings, for the event, … Continue reading

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Queen Rania Enjoys A Day Surrounded By Children

  March 28, 2017 at 1:04 pm by

Jordan’s Queen Rania on Tuesday paid a visit to several new projects of the Queen Rania Family and Child Centre initiative. The Queen toured projects that allows children from across Jordan to learn new skills – in literacy, social communication, financial knowledge, art, gardening – and provide them with a space where they, along with their parents, can learn ” concepts of child abuse prevention through hands-on activities”. Among those Queen … Continue reading

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