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On Your Marks, Get Set, Go! London Marathon Gets Royal Kick-Start

  April 23, 2017 at 9:14 am by

The almost 50,000 runners in the 2017 London Marathon were sent on their way by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry this morning, as the royal trio pushed the starting buzzer to signal the start of the 42km run. William, Kate and Harry were there on the starting line to cheer the runners on, and joked with each other ahead of the official start with the airhorns they … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Open The King’s Games

  April 21, 2017 at 6:13 pm by

At the De Vijfmaster Primary School in Veghel, the King and Queen of the Netherlands opened the 2017 King’s Games on Friday April 21. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the breakfast held on the first day of the Games, which thousands of schools across the country participate in each year. This year, over 1.2 million students will take part. The royal couple then watched a number of the sporting activities De … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Celebrates 91 Years At Newbury Racecourse

  April 21, 2017 at 4:45 pm by

On her 91st birthday, Queen Elizabeth II was joined by the Princess Royal at Newbury Racecourse in Berkshire for a day of horse racing on the first day of the track’s Dubai Duty Free Spring Trials. Unfortunately for the birthday girl (who was dressed in a cream and pale pink tweed coat and dress), her runner in the EBF Stallions Conditions Stakes, Maths Prize, came in fifth. The Queen was later … 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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Prince William Presents Honours To Victoria Beckham, Jessica Ennis-Hill

  April 19, 2017 at 10:21 am by

The Duke of Cambridge presided over today’s investiture at Buckingham Palace, where he presented Victoria Beckham and dual Olympic medalist Jessica Ennis-Hill with honours. Fashion designer Victoria was made an Officer of Most Excellent Order of the British Empire for services to the fashion industry, while heptathlete Jessica was made a Dame Commander of the same order for services to athletics (she was made a Member in 2011, which was upgraded to … Continue reading

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“Despicable and Horrible” Prince Albert Says of Football Bus Attack

  April 11, 2017 at 11:10 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco has called the attack on the Borussia Dortmund team bus “simply despicable and horrible” when speaking to RTL this evening hours after the incident. Three explosions went off near the football team’s bus as it made its way to the stadium in Dortmund, Germany for their Champions League quarterfinal leg against AS Monaco. “We got the news from the Dortmund players in little bits, and then we … 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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State Visit from Argentina to The Netherlands: Day One

  March 27, 2017 at 9:01 pm by

Today, Monday March 27, the President of Argentina, Mauricio Macri, accompanied by his wife Juliana Awada, began a two-day State Visit to the Netherlands. Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima officially welcomed the President and First Lady with a ceremony held at the Dam Square. During the welcoming ceremony the President and the King inspected a guard of honour and the national anthems were played. Afterwards the President and his wife … Continue reading

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Princess Anne’s Granddaughters Enjoy A Day At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2017 at 7:56 pm by

The three energiser bunnies Princess Anne calls granddaughters enjoyed a day of sunshine on the first day of the Gatcombe Horse Trials today, as they watched their mother/aunt compete in the event. Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall spent the day chasing each other around the grassy paddocks, picking flowers, patting dogs and enjoying a crepe treat, as the Princess Royal, Sir Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips, and Mike … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Royals Attend The Dubai World Cup 2017

  March 25, 2017 at 7:31 pm by

Members of Dubai’s ruling family were this evening present for the Dubai World Cup meet at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai. Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid watched the main race – which was won by the American trained horse Arrogate owned by Prince Khalid bin Abdullah of Saudi Arabia – alongside his junior wife, Princess Haya, and a number of his children, including Sheikh Hamdan, Sheikh Mansoor, Sheikh Majid and Sheikha Al Jalila,. … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Launches Healthy Lifestyle Program Alongside Football Club

  March 24, 2017 at 1:04 am by

On Wednesday March 22, Infanta Elena paid a visit to the Real Sporting de Gijon Football Club where she helped launch a new healthy lifestyle program aimed at schoolchildren. ‘Living in Health’ has been established by the Mapfre Foundation and the Mareo Real Sporting de Gijón Education Foundation to teach children the importance of leading a healthy life and the “benefits of exercise and a healthy diet”. It involves various workshops to help … Continue reading

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Prince Harry’s Day in Leicester

  March 21, 2017 at 10:37 am by

Tuesday as Leicester Day for Prince Harry, as he visited three different projects that provide activities designed to empower youth, and support to individuals living with HIV/AIDS, respectively. His first stop was Hamilton College, where Harry joined primary school students from a local primary school that were taking part in the ‘Yes You Can’ project run by Kaine Management to bring peer mentors together with students to help them “overcome barriers … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge End Paris Tour

  March 18, 2017 at 9:44 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carried out engagements on the last day of their tour to Paris on March 18. The tour began the day before. A shooting had occurred at Orly Airport but William and Kate still continued their tour. Firstly, William and Kate visited Les Invalides in honour of World War II veterans and survivors of the 2015 terrorist attack at the Bataclan. William told them, “We … Continue reading

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A Shy Gabriella Joins Her Parents at Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament

  March 18, 2017 at 4:15 pm by

Two-year-old Princess Gabriella of Monaco today joined her parents, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, at the seventh Saint Dévote Rugby Tournament, though the little one proved a little shy and kept her face hidden in her mother’s coat for much of her appearance. Held at the Stade Louis II, the tournament is put together by the Monegasque Rugby Federation in support of the Fondation Princesse Charlène de Monaco. Fifteen teams of … Continue reading

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Frederik And Haakon Join 30,000 Skiers In Norway

  March 18, 2017 at 1:59 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway joined about 30,000 cross country skiers in Norway’s oldest race named Birkebeinerrennet. The event kicked off this morning at 8:30am Norwegian time and the distance race was 54km. One rule of the race is that all participants must carry a backpack with 3.5kg on their backs during the race. D.K.H. Kronprinsen og Kronprins Haakon af Norge er netop kommet … Continue reading

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A Soccer Outing For Monaco’s Sovereign Prince & His Nephews

  March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco was joined by two of his nephews on Wednesday at Fontvieille’s Stade Louis II for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Monaco and Manchester City. The Prince, new father Pierre Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet ended the match jubilantly, as the home team scored a late goal to seal a victory on away-goals and move them into the next round. The … Continue reading

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And It’s Off! Queen Elizabeth Launches 2018 Commonwealth Games Baton Relay

  March 13, 2017 at 10:30 am by

The 2018 Commonwealth Games Queen’s Baton Relay was launched this morning at Buckingham Palace by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, who is the head of the Commonwealth of Nations. Australian para-sport athlete Kurt Fearnley presented the baton to the Queen after bringing it up The Mall, followed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards. Queen Elizabeth – in a bright pink ensemble – then inserted a message she has written to be … Continue reading

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Go Team: Prince Harry and Princess Anne Attend England-Scotland Rugby Match

  March 11, 2017 at 5:50 pm by

At Twickenham Stadium today, it was Prince Harry who was the jubilant royal out of himself and his aunt, the Princess Royal, as they watched England defeat Scotland in the fourth round of the Six Nations Championship, which also clinched their win of the overall championship. The two royals joined 82,000 fans for the match. Prince Harry is patron of the Rugby Football Union, while Princess Anne is patron of … Continue reading

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Spain’s Champion Basketball Team Received By King Felipe

  March 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm by

King Felipe VI today held a number of audiences at Zarzuela Palace, including one for the winner of the 2016-2017 Copa del Rey de Baloncesto, Real Madrid (who hold the record for most titles won in the Copa del Rey – 27). The King greeted each of the players, coaches and management staff before they posed for photographs with the golden trophy, that Felipe carefully inspected with a smile on his face.

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Crown Prince Naruhito Opens Winter Games

  February 19, 2017 at 9:33 pm by

The 2017 Asian Winter Games have been officially opened in a ceremony attended by His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito. The event took place in the Sapporo Dome stadium in the city of Sapporo, Hokkaido – a place well known for it’s winter sports having hosted the Winter Olympics back in 1972. The city of Obihiro will co-host the 64 sporting events taking place over the next week before the … Continue reading

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