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William and Kate At Sailing Event in Portsmouth

  July 26, 2015 at 5:23 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were welcomed by stormy weather when they headed to Portsmouth today to attend the America’s Cup World Series sailing competition. Due to the rain, however, the day’s sailing was cancelled. View image | gettyimages.com Nonetheless, William and Kate still meet with organisers and the team captains of the countries competing in this leg at the Royal Navy Base Portsmouth. The couple – in matched BAR … Continue reading

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Duke of Cambridge’s Busy Day With Two Events

  July 9, 2015 at 9:20 am by

The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, hosted a breakfast event for the English Women’s football team at Kensington Palace. The Prince, who is resident of the Football Association, praised the team for winning the bronze medal at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. During the breakfast event, Prince William told the team, “You showed the men how to do it – I really mean it,” and “I’m so proud … now … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Sophie At Wimbledon

  July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the quarterfinals of Wimbledon today, alongside the Countess of Wessex and Monaco’s Prince Albert. Sitting in the Royal Box, William and Kate cheered on as Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada in straight sets. Slight rain delays didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royals, who disappeared inside until the match was resumed. View image | gettyimages.com Kate ensured she stood out … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Cycles With 1,500 Cyclists

  July 7, 2015 at 7:16 am by

Today marks the 50th Drenthe 4Days of Cycling anniversary and they got a special guest to celebrate with them, the Dutch King Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander joined the 1,500 participants in Assen. Before the start of cycling route, the Dutch King registered like all other participants. The event was joined by people of all ages.

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Prince Charles Meets Cricketers Ahead of Upcoming Ashes Test

  July 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their annual summer week in Wales today, with the Prince meeting cricketers ahead of the Ashes Test Series that begins on July 8. View image | gettyimages.com Cricketers from the English and Australian teams chatted with Prince Charles during his visit to the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Prince Charles was presented with a customised Australian cricket shirt by the team’s … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Support The Netherlands At Beach Volleyball Finals

  July 6, 2015 at 3:37 am by

King Willem-Alexander and his wife Queen Maxima watched the Beach Volleyball World Championships men’s final match between Brazil and The Netherlands. Unfortunately, the Dutch team lost to Brazil. The royal couple were seen cheering the Dutch team and sat between the crowds. King Willem-Alexander wore an orange scarf around his neck while his wife wore an orange outfit. View image | gettyimages.com King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima on July 5, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Signals Start of Tour de France 2015 in Utrecht

  July 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands attended the kick off of the Tour de France 2015 which started in Utrecht, The Netherlands today. King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch riders and was accompanied by the Mayor Jan van Zanen of Utrecht and Tour director Christian Prudhomme. King Willem-Alexander spoke to the press and said “Utrecht and the Netherlands are proud of what has been built here.” View image | gettyimages.com He … Continue reading

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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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