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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Almost Set To Go In London

  September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow

  July 28, 2014 at 9:04 pm by

The Earl and Countess of Wessex, along with their children Louise and James, as well as the Princess Royal, Prince Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are so far the royals that have watched different sporting events in connection with the twentieth Commonwealth Games, which are being held in Glasgow, Scotland. The Earl and Countess of Wessex and their two children firstly watched the Scotland vs. New Zealand … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Opens Glasgow Commonwealth Games

  July 24, 2014 at 1:45 pm by

The twentieth edition of the Commonwealth Games were officially opened by Queen Elizabeth II last night, at Celtic Park in Glasgow. Accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall and the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Queen was guest of honour at the opening ceremony, which featured performances by Sir Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle, lots of kilts and plaid, an inflatable … Continue reading

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Hamdan & Nasser Win Endurance Race At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, and Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain won the Royal Windsor Endurance 120km CEI** competition race. The two brothers-in-law crossed the finishing line hand in hand. After the race, Sheikh Nasser said, “We wanted to make both fathers happy – King Hamad and my father-in-law Mohammed Bin Rashid – by crossing the line together.” Sheikh Nasser went on saying, … Continue reading

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Norwegian Royals with Princess Beatrix at the Holmenkollen

  March 9, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

This weekend, the annual FIS Nordic Weltcup at the Holmenkollen in Oslo took place and as every year, the Norwegian Royal Family showed up to watch and cheer for the athletes. This year, they had a royal guest from the Netherlands with them: Princess Beatrix, who spent the weekend with the Norwegian Royals. She joined King Harald, Queen Sonja, Princess Astrid (King Harald’s sister), Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit … Continue reading

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Margrethe and Henrik Take Felix To Handball Final

  January 27, 2014 at 4:26 am by

Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik took their second eldest grandson, Prince Felix, with them yesterday afternoon when they attended the final match of the European Handball Championships in Herning. The final match saw Denmark take on France (the native land of the Prince Consort) at the Jyske Bank Boxen. Unfortunately for the spectators, the home team were unable to overcome the domineering French team, going down 41-32. After the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Visits Herning

  December 13, 2013 at 12:32 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was in the city of Herning, where she visited the Lind Care and Activity Centre and attended the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships. First visiting the care centre, the Crown Princess had an early afternoon tea with 125 residents and staff of the centre. She was given a tour of the facility, seeing the woodwork room, the gym and the residential facilities. The care centre has … Continue reading

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Spanish Royals Preside Over National Sports Awards

  December 4, 2013 at 9:55 pm by

December 2nd, 2013 The Spanish Royal Family presided over the 2013 National Sports Awards which were held at the El Pardo Palace in Madrid on December 2nd. Presiding over the 2013 Awards was Queen Sofia, who was accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias and Infanta Elena, Duchess of Lugo. King Juan Carlos was absent this year, as he is still in recovery from his hip operation. The annual … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Aruba

  November 23, 2013 at 11:33 pm by

The sixth and last stop of the Caribbean tour was in Aruba. Arriving in Oranjestad, the capital of Aruba, on Wednesday November 20th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were welcomed by the Governor, Fredis Jose Refunjol, and the Prime Minister, Mike Eman. After the inspection of the guard of honor by the King, the Royal Couple attended a reception held by the Government with the presence of the Councile of … Continue reading

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Official Visit to the Dutch Caribbean – Bonaire

  November 18, 2013 at 10:48 pm by

On the fourth day of the Caribbean tour, Saturday November 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima visited Bonaire. The Royal Couple arrived at 10 am from St Maarten at the Flamingo International Airport, and were welcomed by the Governor of the Island, Lydia Emerencia. The King and the Queen started their visit in the Island attending in the Wilhelmina Square some socio-cultural events, sport demonstrations and an awareness campaign for … Continue reading

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Jordan Royals Support Their National Football Team

  November 14, 2013 at 6:18 am by

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan joined thousands of their citizens yesterday, attending part of the Jordanian national football match against Uruguay that took place in Amman International Stadium. The King and Queen were accompanied by their daughter Princess Iman and son Prince Hashem. They arrived to the stadium at the begining of the second half. The match was the first leg qualifying for the 2014 FIFA World … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Watches Tennis Match With Her Parents

  October 21, 2013 at 11:04 am by

Yesterday, October 20th, Princess Estelle of Sweden watched the men’s tennis final of the Stockholm Open with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Originally, the tennis match was only on Prince Daniel’s schedule, but Victoria and Estelle made a surprise appearance at the match too. The charming little princess wore a tartan dress and grey coat complete with a white bow. Grigor Dimitrov took out the title over … Continue reading

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Prince Faisal, Head of Jordanian Olympic Committee for the Third Time

  October 21, 2013 at 10:56 am by

Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan was elected yesterday as head of the Jordanian Olympic Committee (JOC) for the third time in row. During the event which took place at Al Hussein Youth City and after the announcement of the elections result, Prince Faisal addressed the audience and said that he looks forward to work and serve the Jordanian sports for the next three years. The Prince, who is … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Attends First Solo Engagement Post-Birth

  October 19, 2013 at 4:34 am by

Yesterday, October 18th, The Duchess of Cambridge attended a volleyball match as patron of SportsAid, a charity which works with young sportswomen and men. The event took place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, where Kate watched the Olympic Games with Prince William last year. When arriving at the Olympic Park, she was greeted by Tim Lawler, the chief executive of SportsAid. Then she headed to the Copper Box Arena, … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Not Seeking Third FEI Term

  September 27, 2013 at 7:32 am by

FEI President, Princess Haya of Jordan, has announced that she will not be seeking a third term as president of the International Equestrian Federation (FEI). Princess Haya’s term ends in November 2014, she was elected in 2006. Currently, the FEI Presidents can only run for two terms, each term lasting four years. A few months ago, the FEI body announced that they would request to extend the presidency for an … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia’s Visit To New York

  September 15, 2013 at 5:51 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain paid a short visit to to New York City between September 9th and 10th. The ever popular Queen of Spain met with Mr Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the United Nations at the UN HQ in New York City where they discussed a number of important issues, including the rights of disabled people. Later that day, Queen Sofia accepted the Franklin D. Roosevelt International Disability Rights … Continue reading

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William & Catherine Kick Off Race

  August 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm by

It was a surprise and last minute attendance by the Duchess of Cambridge to join her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, to kick off the Ring of Fire race on August 30. It’s the first official outing for the Duchess after giving birth to Prince George just 5 weeks ago. The Duke and Duchess, joined by the crowd, counted down to start the race. Prince William then rang the bell … Continue reading

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Belgian King Takes Son to Hockey Championships

  August 18, 2013 at 2:43 am by

The Red Panthers and the Red Lions (the Belgian national hockey teams) had a royal cheer squad for their first pool matches in the EuroHockey Nations Championships yesterday, as King Philippe and his elder son Gabriel attended both the women’s and men’s games. King Philippe and Prince Gabriel meet with the Panthers (the female team) before their match, after listening to the team sing an acapella version of the Belgian … Continue reading

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