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British Royals Attend Wimbledon Day Four

  July 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester were among the many who headed to Wimbledon for day four of the tennis competition. Camilla was in the stands of Court 1 to watch Scotsman Andy Murray defeat Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets. She was accompanied by the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Philip Brook, who gave her the sweatband he caught that Murray … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Princess Victoria Take Part In The Volvo Ocean Race

  June 27, 2015 at 4:51 pm by

The 2014-15 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which is currently being racing in Gothenburg, Sweden saw two royals join their country’s teams. King Juan Carlos of Spain was onboard MAPFRE, while Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden was onboard SCA. Sweden won second place, Crown Princess Victoria joined the Swedish team’s victory at the award ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com Spain came in third place, arriving at the finish line, King … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Attend Opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships

  June 26, 2015 at 11:07 pm by

King Willem-Alexander, Prince Floris and Princess Aimee attended the opening of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in The Hague today. During the event, King Willem-Alexander received a ball on stage from the tournament director. The event is held every two years and this is the first time The Netherlands hosts the event. Teams that win the event will will qualify for the 2016 Summer Olympics. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Prince Albert II Joins A Football Match For Charity

  June 22, 2015 at 3:42 am by

On Sunday, Prince Albert II of Monaco joined Slovenian President Borut Pahor in a football match in the village of Bilje in western Slovenia. All the funds raised at the event will go to medical equipment and supplies for the maternity hospital in Šempeter pri Gorici and to the department of disabled youth of Nova Gorica General hospital. Prince Albert and the Slovenian President were joined by international stars like … Continue reading

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Princess Haya Receives the Longines Ladies Award

  June 16, 2015 at 8:08 am by

HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein received on Monday the 2015 Longines Ladies Award in recognition of “her understanding elegance as a competitor, a woman and a leader working tireless for the good of the equestrian sports.” The Princess, who was a former Olympic showjumper and a two-term President of the FEI, gave thanks to all women who have helped her along the way. View image | gettyimages.com The ceremony … Continue reading

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Norwegian Crown Prince Couple Host Soccer Game At Skaugum

  June 15, 2015 at 8:05 pm by

For the second year, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit hosted a football match at their home, Skaugum. The ‘friendly’ was played between Team Skaugum and the Brane Tigers, a team of players who have intellectual disabilities and first represented Norway at the 2003 Special Olympics. Team Skaugum – who lost 4-3 – was made up of the Crown Prince Couple and two of their children, Princess Ingrid Alexandra … Continue reading

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Royals Watch Prince William and Prince Harry in Tetbury Polo Match

  June 14, 2015 at 6:38 pm by

The Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince George as well as Peter Philips and Zara Tindall and their families watched the Duke of Cambridge and Prince Harry compete in a charity polo match in Tetbury on June 14. View image | gettyimages.com Prince George was having a lot of fun watching his father and uncle competing. Sporting a blue cardigan, white shirt and navy shorts, the little … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik at School Olympics Final

  June 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm by

The Crown Prince of Denmark today was present at the final of the School Olympics at the Østerbro Stadium. Around 7,600 students from 320 schools around the country participated in the sports day, which mirrored the actual Olympics but on a smaller scale (naturally!). All the students marched around the stadium in their school groups, the Danish national anthem was played and Crown Prince Frederik gave a welcoming address. “Today, it … Continue reading

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See You in 100 Days! Prince Harry Launches Rugby Cup Tour

  June 10, 2015 at 3:02 pm by

As the Honorary President of England Rugby 2015, Prince Harry was today present at the launch of the 2015 Rugby World Cup Trophy Tour at Twickenham Stadium. The Prince was joined by rugby legends Jonny Wilkinson and Will Greenwood for the launch. Harry gave a speech during the event, saying that “Rugby is a game built on values – respect, pride, team work and discipline. In 100 days’ time, England … Continue reading

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Qatari Royals Attend UEFA Champions League Final

  June 6, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

The father of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, attended the UEFA Champions League Final between Juventus Turin and FC Barcelona in Berlin, Germany. Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad, Sheikh Joan bin Hamad and Sheikha Al-Mayassa bint Hamad also attended. FC Barcelona beat Juventus Turin 3-1. The Qatari royals were seen surrounded by some of their entourage and taking pictures or videos of the match. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Ruler and Wife Princess Haya At Epsom Derby

  June 6, 2015 at 9:00 pm by

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Princess Haya bint Al Hussein and Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai attended the Epsom Downs Derby today. On the sideline of the race, Sheikh Mohammed, Princess Haya and Sheikh Hamdan met with Queen Elizabeth II. They talked about the horse races, Queen Elizabeth praised … Continue reading

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Royals Head To Isle of Wight For Royal Yacht Squadron Bicentenary

  June 5, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

A number of royals descended on the Isle of Wight today, to attend events marking the bicentenary of the Royal Yacht Squadron. The Duke of Edinburgh led the British contingent consisting of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, and Prince Michael of Kent. They were joined by Norwegian King Harald V (on board the Norge), Prince Albert II of Monaco, Denmark’s Prince … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Visits Portugal

  June 4, 2015 at 4:48 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria is on a visit to Portugal for the next two days, mainly to attend the Volvo Ocean Race that is being held in Lisbon. Her hectic day began with a meeting with the Portuguese President, Anibal Cavaco Silva, at his residence. She then visited the Academy of Sciences, where she was given a guided tour of the museum by Secretary General Maria Salomé Pais. Victoria, in a white dress … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Running For FIFA Presidency Again

  June 4, 2015 at 6:11 am by

Prince Ali of Jordan has started an inquest into if it would be possible for him to take over the FIFA Presidency without going through the elections again. This comes after Sepp Blatter won the last elections and stepped down four days later. The Jordanian Football Association Vice President, Salah Sabra, said “We started legal inquiries to find out the possibility of Prince Ali becoming FIFA president based on the fact that … Continue reading

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William and Harry’s Polo Sunday at Audi Polo Challenge

  May 31, 2015 at 5:52 pm by

Princes William and Harry today took to the polo field at Coworth Park in Berkshire, participating in the second day of the Audi Polo Challenge. The two brothers played in aid of three of the charities they are patrons of: WellChild, CentrePoint and Child Bereavement UK. During the trophy presentation, Prince William was given a pair of pink gumboots for Princess Charlotte. View image | gettyimages.com After the match, William and Harry spent … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Presents Medals at Children’s Relay

  May 30, 2015 at 7:14 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was in Aarhus today, where she attended the annual Free From Bullying children’s relay that is held in conjunction with her foundation. The relay took place in the city’s Botanical Gardens and over 700 children aged 3-9 from the region ran or walked the one kilometre long route. Mary was joined by children’s TV host Bubber to start the relay, and was also on hand at … Continue reading

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Prince William Attends FA Cup Final

  May 30, 2015 at 5:23 pm by

Prince William attended the FA Cup Final today at Wembley Stadium between Arsenal and Aston Villa, which happens to be the team the Prince follows. Arsenal took home the trophy in a convincing 4-0 win, William – as President of the Football Association – presented the trophy to the winning team’s captain at the end of the match. View image | gettyimages.com Earlier in the day, Prince William called on … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge Interviewed by Match of the Day’s Gary Lineker

  May 29, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

On May 28, the Duke of Cambridge was interviewed by Gary Lineker, the presenter of Match of the Day. The interview took place ahead of the FA Cup Final. During the interview, the Duke spoke about being a supporter of Aston Villa. He supports the team because he wanted to support a team that wasn’t as popular as the big teams, like Arsenal, which is supported by his brother Prince Harry. Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein Pulls Out Of FIFA Presidential Race

  May 29, 2015 at 2:37 pm by

Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan has pulled out of the FIFA presidential race during the second round of voting which was held today at the FIFA’s 65th congress in Zurich. This means that chief Sepp Blatter will serve a fifth term by default. Sepp Blatter received 133 votes to Prince Ali’s 73 of the 206 votes casted. Prince Ali failed to win the two-third majority, he withdrew and addressed … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Royals Attend the Formula One Grand Prix

  May 24, 2015 at 7:49 pm by

Members of Monaco’s Princely Family today watched the 73rd Monaco Formula One Grand Prix from the royal stand alongside the street circuit. Prince Albert, Princess Charlène and Andrea and Pierre Casiraghi stood behind the drivers for the national anthem ahead of the race’s start. They then presented the trophies at the end of the race, in which Nico Rosberg crossed the line first. View image | gettyimages.com The family greeted … Continue reading

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