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King Willem-Alexander Attends Events at International Courts in The Hague

  April 20, 2016 at 9:50 am by

Today King Willem-Alexander, along with the Minister of Foreign Affairs Bert Koenders and the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, were present at the celebrations of the 70th anniversary of the International Court of Justice (ICJ) at the Peace Palace in The Hague. Koning, SG @UN en burgemeester #DenHaag bij viering 70-jarig bestaan van @CIJ_ICJ in #Vredespaleis #peacejustice pic.twitter.com/jyN4EqrvGu — Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) April 20, 2016 The International Court of Justice is … Continue reading

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Mary and Marie in Matching Red Gowns and Diamonds For Mexican State Visit Gala

  April 13, 2016 at 9:18 pm by

Denmark’s two leading Princesses were more like twins this evening as they attended a gala banquet hosted by Queen Margrethe for the visiting President of Mexico, Enrique Peña Nieto. Crown Princess Mary wore a red chiffon gown with a tiered skirt from Jesper Høvring and her new antique diamond tiara, while Princess Marie also went for red and diamonds – her floral diamond wedding tiara and a simple red evening dress with a … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Presents The Military Order Of William

  March 15, 2016 at 4:00 pm by

Today, Tuesday March 15, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Maxima, handed out the Military Order of William to the special forces Commando Corps (KCT) in a ceremony held in the courtyard of the Parliament Building in The Hague. The Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the Dutch Minister of Defence Jeanine Hennis-Plasschaert were present. Op het #Binnenhof krijgt het Korps Commandotroepen de Militaire Willems-Orde uitgereikt https://t.co/93WHkK3kBI pic.twitter.com/PL7nkENa4W … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Becomes Commander of Arts and Letters

  January 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

This past Thursday, Princess Caroline of Hanover was presented with the insignia of a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception at the Prince’s Palace. France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin, presented the Princess with the award that recognises her work in the fields of art and literature. A lovely Birthday Present! Thursday, Princess Caroline of Monaco received insignia of Commander of Arts & Letters pic.twitter.com/3BcHsPsuQh — … 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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Princess Leonor Awarded Order of the Golden Fleece

  October 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm by

The Princess of Asturias, who celebrates her tenth birthday tomorrow, has been awarded the Order of the Golden Fleece by her father, King Felipe VI; the first awarding of this Order of his reign. The honour was approved by the Council of Ministers today. The Order of the Golden Fleece was found in 1430 by Philip III, Duke of Burgundy to mark his marriage to Isabella of Portugal. In previous … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Baby Prince Nicolas Christened at Drottningholm

  October 11, 2015 at 7:53 am by

Prince Nicolas of Sweden, the son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, was christened today in a ceremony at the Drottningholm Palace Chapel. Family members and close friends joined the Royal Family for the intimate ceremony, which was officiated Archbishop Antje Jackelén, Bishop Emeritus Lars-Göran Lönnermark, and Reverend Michael Bjerkhagen. Princess Madeleine (in Valentino) carried her son into the chapel while Mr O’Neill had the couple’s 19-month-old daughter Leonore on his arm. … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Appointed to the Royal Victorian Order

  June 4, 2015 at 7:42 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II has appointed her grandson, Prince Harry, a Knight Commander of the Royal Victorian Order, Buckingham Palace announced this afternoon. The presentation took place privately at Buckingham Palace today. The Royal Victorian Order, founded by Queen Victoria in April 1896, is given to people who have “served the Queen or the Monarchy in a personal way.” It is the first royal order that Prince Harry has received. View image | … Continue reading

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Abu Dhabi’s Crown Prince Meets King Mohammed VI

  May 5, 2015 at 2:25 am by

The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, welcomed King Mohammed VI of Morocco with an official reception at Al Mushrif Palace in Abu Dhabi. During the welcoming ceremony, the UAE and Moroccan national anthems were played and a 21-gun salute was fired. King Mohammed and Sheikh Mohammed held talks about cooperation between the two countries and ways to strengthen ties in various fields. The King … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Order of Merit Luncheon

  April 15, 2015 at 5:38 pm by

Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh today hosted a luncheon at Windsor Castle for members of the Order of Merit. Among the attendees were Sir David Attenborough, the Lord Fellowes, Sir Roger Penrose, Baroness Betty Boothroyd and the former Prime Minister of Australia, John Howard. View image | gettyimages.com The Order of Merit was founded in 1902 by King Edward VII to honour “individuals of great achievement in the … Continue reading

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Dutch State Visit to Denmark, Day One

  March 17, 2015 at 8:37 pm by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands have begun their state visit to Denmark, arriving in Copenhagen this morning. They were welcomed at the Vilhelm Lauritzen Terminal of Copenhagen Airport by the entire Danish Royal Family: Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte with her husband Prince Richard. Warm hugs and big smiles were exchanged by the group, the two … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Henri Honours Former IOC President

  March 3, 2015 at 4:37 am by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri yesterday welcomed the former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to Château de Berg for an audience. During the audience, Count Rogge (a member of the Belgian nobility since 2002) was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, the second highest order of Luxembourg. The order is granted to person in recognition of “meritorious service … Continue reading

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Prince William Holds Investiture at Buckingham Palace

  February 24, 2015 at 6:12 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge today held an investiture on behalf of the Queen at Buckingham Palace. Prince William presented the two men who came up with the idea for the Tower of London poppies installation (called Blood Swept Lands and Seas of Red), artist Paul Cummins and theatre designer Tom Piper, with the insignia of Members of the Order of the British Empire (MBE). The two were honoured for services … Continue reading

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Jordanian King & Queen Meet Visiting Czech President

  February 12, 2015 at 1:40 pm by

Jordanian King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al Abdullah welcomed Czech President Milos Zeman and his wife at the Royal Palace in Amman, Jordan. During the meeting, King Abdullah and the Czech President talked about developing relations and ways to support cooperation in political and economic fields between the two countries. His Majesty said: “Our meeting today, and the Jordanian Czech Economic Business Forum, held yesterday, the memoranda of understanding … Continue reading

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Dutch Monarch Begins State Visit to Japan

  October 29, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

The Dutch King and Queen today began their state visit to Japan, which will last until Friday. On hand for the welcoming ceremony at Imperial Palace were Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako. Both Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Masako wore shades of orange – the Queen in a burnt-orange silk dress paired with her signature turban-style headwear, the Crown Princess in a traditional peach … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Receives Italian Honour

  July 29, 2014 at 9:34 pm by

The Princess of Monaco was yesterday presented with the Order of the Star of Italy during a reception at the Italian Embassy in Monaco. Accompanied by her husband, Prince Albert II, Princess Charlène received the honour – in its highest category, Knight Grand Cross – from the Italian Ambassador to Monaco, Antonio Morabito. The honour was awarded to the Princess on the command of Italy’s President, Giorgi Napolitano. It is … Continue reading

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Chinese State Visit to Belgium

  April 2, 2014 at 12:24 am by

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his wife, Mrs Peng Liyuan, started a three day state visit to Belgium on March 30. The President and his wife arrived at the Zaventem Airport in Brussels in the morning, and were welcomed at the airport by Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo. Then, outside the Royal Palace, took place the welcoming ceremony at the presence of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. After a performace … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Honours the Duke of Suárez

  March 27, 2014 at 7:43 am by

On Sunday March 23rd, Adolfo Suárez, 1st Duke of Suárez and Spain’s first post-Franco Prime Minister passed away aged 81. Born on September 25th, 1932 in Cebreros, Spain he went onto hold several political posts in the last years of the Franco Regime. In July 1976, King Juan Carlos appointed  Suárez as President of the Government of Spain (Prime Minister), a post he held until 1981. Together with King Juan … Continue reading

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President Hollande Visits the Netherlands

  January 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm by

The President of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande, yesterday paid a visit to the Netherlands. President Hollande was greeted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima (who repeated the icy blue dress with large bell sleeves first seen in November last year) in the courtyard of Noordeinde Palace, where the King and President inspected a guard of honour before the national anthems of both nations – Wilhelmus and La Marseillaise – were played. The official … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Marries Christopher O’Neill

  June 9, 2013 at 6:40 am by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden yesterday married Mr Christopher O’Neill in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel in Stockholm. The day began around 3pm local time, when guests began arriving at the Chapel. Royals on the guest list included the Crown Prince Couples of Denmark, Luxembourg and Norway, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Takamado of Japan, and the children of the King of Greece. Other guests included the CEO of Swedish … Continue reading

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