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“We Have Lost A Friend” – William and Harry Mourn Explorer Henry Worsley

  January 25, 2016 at 8:48 am by

Kensington Palace has released a statement from the Duke of Cambridge on the death British explorer Henry Worsley, who was attempting to become the first individual to cross Antarctica unaided. “Harry and I are very sad to hear of the loss of Henry Worsley. He was a man who showed great courage and determination and we are incredibly proud to be associated with him…We have lost a friend, but he will remain … Continue reading

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Princess Sofia Presents Sophiahemmet Graduation Brooches

  January 21, 2016 at 11:30 am by

Princess Sofia today was present at the graduation ceremony of the Sophiahemmet, for the nurses of the organisation who have completed their training, at Stockholm’s City Hall. The pregnant Princess, who is due in April, handed out the traditional brooches given to all the ‘Sophia Sisters’. The Sophiahemmet was founded in 1889 by Queen Sofia who saw how Florence Nightingale was implementing new methods of caring for patients during a visit … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Joined By Daughter Pauline At 40th Circus Festival

  January 14, 2016 at 8:53 pm by

Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie was joined by her elder daughter Pauline tonight for the opening evening of the 40th International Circus Festival of Monte-Carlo, one of the Princess’s patronages. First held in 1974 when arranged by Prince Rainier III, Stéphanie’s father, the festival showcases circus acts from around the world. Embed from Getty Images The Princess, who earlier in the week gave an interview to Nice-Martin about the festival saying that this year’s … Continue reading

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“When Ant and Dec Met The Prince” Airs on ITV

  January 5, 2016 at 10:10 am by

A documentary hosted by Ant and Dec to mark the 40th anniversary of The Prince’s Trust aired last night on ITV in Britain. It featured interviews with the Prince of Wales and his two sons – Princes William and Harry – and highlighted the work of the charitable organisation that helps young people with education and employment. Ant and Dec also accompanied Prince Charles on a number of engagements in 2015 … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Passes Air Cadets Role To Duchess of Cambridge

  December 16, 2015 at 5:51 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh today handed over one of his longest-held roles, that of Air Commodore-in-Chief of the RAF Air Training Cadets, to the Duchess of Cambridge. During an audience at Buckingham Palace, the Duchess accepted her first military-linked role, which according to Air Commodore Dawn McCafferty will allow her to see the “amazing work” performed by volunteers in delivering “a truly world-class cadet experience to many thousands of young … Continue reading

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William and Kate Hit the Phones at ICAP Charity Day

  December 9, 2015 at 2:35 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today hit the phones during ICAP’s 23rd annual Charity Day at their headquarters in London. William and Kate joined brokers – a number of whom were dressed in costumes – in making deals, some worth substantial amounts of money, with all the firm’s profits for the day donated to charity. This year’s charities include three of the couple’s patronages: SkillForce, SportsAid and Place2Be. View … Continue reading

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Royals at International Red Cross Conference in Geneva

  December 9, 2015 at 7:15 am by

A number of royals have attended the International Conference of the Red Cross and Red Crescent in Geneva. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Margarita of Romania were all present for the opening of the conference, which sees delegations from the 190 International Federation of the Red Cross societies and countries which are Geneva Convention signatories come together to … Continue reading

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Henrik Joins Mum Marie For Christmas Concert

  December 5, 2015 at 9:24 pm by

Six-year-old Prince Henrik of Denmark joined his mother tonight for the annual Adventure Theatre Christmas concert at the Glass House in Tivoli. Princess Marie, who is patron of the Autism Association which benefits from the concert, received a bouquet of pink and red roses as she and Henrik arrived, before the duo went indoors to meet some of the concert’s performers before the show began. Each year the Adventure Theatre puts … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Family Presents Prince Claus Award 2015

  December 3, 2015 at 9:00 am by

Yesterday, Wednesday December 2nd, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima along with Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the ceremony of the Prince Claus Award at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. As Honorary Chair of the Prince Claus Fund, Prince Constantijn presented this year’s award to the Iranian photographer Newsha Tavakolian. Newsha Tavakolian was awarded for “for her beautiful and moving account of the complex and ambiguous … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in South Africa

  December 2, 2015 at 7:18 pm by

Prince Harry has been in South Africa over the past few days, after focusing on his charity Sentebale in Lesotho. Today Harry visited the South Africa Wildlife College, near Kruger National Park where he spent time working with conservationists during the summer, to meet with ranger graduates and see the work they have done. During his visit he also delivered a speech in which he praised the work of rangers, calling … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Visits Washington For Finance Forum

  December 2, 2015 at 10:23 am by

As special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development, Queen Máxima attended the “Financial Inclusion Forum” in Washington on Monday December 1st. The Forum, organized by the U.S. Department of the Treasury and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), was held at the building of the Department of the Treasury. View image | gettyimages.com Besides the Queen were present U.S. Secretary of the … Continue reading

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Mathilde and Birgitte Watch Davis Cup Final

  November 29, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians and the Duchess of Gloucester today attended what became the final match of the Davis Cup tennis competition in Ghent. This year’s Cup came down to Belgium and the United Kingdom, and Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Belgium’s David Goffin in straight sets to clinch the Cup for Britain, after his win gave the country a 3-1 lead. View image | gettyimages.com The two royals sat … Continue reading

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Princes Harry and Seeiso Open New Sentebale Children’s Centre

  November 26, 2015 at 2:03 pm by

As co-founders of their children’s charity Sentebale, Britain’s Prince Harry and Lesotho’s Prince Seeiso today officially opened the new ‘Mamohato Children’s Centre in the southern African nation. Named after Queen ‘Mamohato, the late mother of Prince Seeiso and King Letsie III, the £2million centre will be used to provide support to the most disadvantaged children of Lesotho. A dining hall is named in honour of Prince Harry’s late mother Diana, … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Visits Food Bank of Madrid

  November 25, 2015 at 4:43 pm by

As part of the Queen Sofia Foundation, Spain’s former Queen paid a visit to the Food Bank of Madrid today where she saw the work the organisation does and what their plans are for the ‘Great Collection of Food’ that will take place this weekend. Queen Sofia was also shown around the new facilities that have been built through projects financed by her Foundation: expanded offices, improved refrigeration of the warehouse, … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Spend Day in North Wales

  November 20, 2015 at 4:01 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent the day in North Wales today attending a number of engagements related to the mental health of young people in the area. They first stopped in Caernarfon where a brief walkabout in the city’s Castle Square delighted the scores of flag-waving locals, before William and Catherine headed inside the Gisda centre to speak with people who have benefitted from the support provided by the charity, … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima in Bangladesh: November 16-18

  November 19, 2015 at 12:52 am by

As a special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for inclusive finance for development and on invitation of the Government, Her Majesty Queen Maxima paid a visit to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh from Monday November 16 until Wednesday November 18. At the arrival at the airport in Dhaka, the Queen was welcomed by Mr. Abul Hassan Mahmood Ali, Foreign Minister and Atiur Rahman, Governor of Bangladesh Bank. Afterwards … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge Gives Speech At School Conference

  November 18, 2015 at 1:00 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge attended the Head Teacher School Conference run by Place2Be. The conference, which was titled “My Head Is Too Full”, was attended by headteachers and teachers and the aim of the conference is to discuss what schools can do to help children with mental health. Catherine gave a three-minute speech where she said “I often get asked why I decided to spend time highlighting the mental health … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde in Ethiopia: Days Three and Four

  November 12, 2015 at 1:17 pm by

Her Majesty Queen Mathilde continued her mission in Ethiopia on Wednesday November 11. On her third day of the visit the Queen went to Kersa, a district in the East of the Oromia Region.  Along with local authorities and UNICEF volunteers, Queen Mathilde visited the Nagaya Omer Kule Health Post, a medical center. The Queen was informed about the projects held by UNICEF in the fields of health, care, nutrition. … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde In Ethiopia: Days One and Two

  November 10, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

As Honorary President of UNICEF Belgium, Her Majesty Queen Mathilde started on Monday November 9, a four day mission to Ethiopia which lasts till November 12. The purpose of the mission is to visit UNICEF’s activities to the survival of the young children in different parts of the country. Upon her arrival at the airport of Addis Ababa, the Queen was welcomed by Zenebu Tadesse, the Minister of Women, Children and Youth. After … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Participates in the “Unity in Diversity” Convention

  November 6, 2015 at 8:27 am by

Princess Haya of Jordan, the wife of the UAE’s Prime Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum, participated in the “Unity in Diversity” peace convention in Florence yesterday. She was invited together with the 2011 Nobel Peace Prize winner, Yemeni journalist Tawakkol Karman, to inaugurate the 2015 meeting. The Princess, who is a UN Ambassador of Peace, defended the important role of the mayors in cities and praised the labor … Continue reading

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