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Celebrating 150 Years of the Romanian Royal House – Part I

  May 10, 2016 at 7:53 am by

Today marks the 150th Anniversary of the establishment of Romania’s Royal House with a number of events attended by members of the royal family being held to mark this auspicious occasion – including a special message from Crown Princess Margarita, Custodian of the Crown of Romania (more of that in Part II!). It is well known that Romania was a monarchy between 1881 until the abdication of King Mihai in … Continue reading

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We are Invictus: Prince Harry Joins Michelle Obama and Hundreds of Military Personnel At Invictus Games Opening Ceremony

  May 8, 2016 at 8:47 pm by

Prince Harry has given a speech receiving rapturous applause at the opening ceremony of the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando this evening. The Prince spoke about how his ten years in the British Army taught him about the “importance of teamwork and camaraderie”, and showed him the sacrifices made by those in the military and their families. But it was a plane ride home alongside “the body of a Danish … Continue reading

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Little Livewire: Mia Tindall Proves A Handful At Badminton Horse Trials

  May 7, 2016 at 6:17 pm by

A few weeks after she stole the show in her great-grandmother’s 90th birthday portrait, Mia Tindall today was a handful for her relatives as they watched the Badminton Horse Trials. Mike Tindall, Timothy Laurence, and Autumn Phillips all battled the wilful two-year-old to maintain her attention throughout the day, as Mia tried to break free seemingly wanting to run around on her own accord. Grandpa Tim entertained the young one … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Mingles With Invictus Games Athletes Ahead of Tomorrow’s Opening

  May 7, 2016 at 2:33 pm by

Prince Harry has spent time at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex today, mingling with athletes and watching preliminary events for the 2016 Invictus Games in Orlando. He spent time at the swimming heats in the morning, where he spoke with British and Dutch competitors. He also delivered the first gold medal of the Games – to France – for the Jaguar Land Rover Driving Challenge. Later in the day, … Continue reading

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King Willem-Alexander Attends Start of Giro D’Italia 2016

  May 6, 2016 at 4:11 pm by

This afternoon, Friday May 6, His Majesty King Willem-Alexander was present at the kick off of the 99th edition of the Giro d’Italia in Apeldoorn, in the province of Gelderland. The cycling race started with a 9.8 kilometer time trial. The King visited the paddocks of some team and then followed the race in a supporting vehicle. Koning bij start van de 99e editie van de @giroditalia in Apeldoorn, @girogelderland https://t.co/brt3ieZpLF … Continue reading

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He’s A Winner! Harry and Team Victorious at Sentebale Polo Match

  May 4, 2016 at 6:37 pm by

Ahead of the Invictus Games next week, Prince Harry is spending some time in Florida also promoting his charity Sentebale. The Prince today participated in the annual Sentebale Royal Salute Polo Cup, which saw the Sentebale team take victory. Playing at a rain-soaked Valiente Polo Farm, three teams – Prince Harry’s, a local team, and a team led by Argentinian polo player Nacho Figueras – took part in the round-robin event that … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Launches 2017 Invictus Games in Toronto

  May 3, 2016 at 8:27 am by

Prince Harry has made the journey to North America for this year’s Invictus Games in Orlando, Florida but first he paid a visit to Canada to launch the 2017 edition of the Games which will take place in Toronto. The Prince had an audience with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau yesterday to discuss plans for the Games, with the Prime Minister telling the press group that the Games are “an … Continue reading

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Whoops! Countess of Wessex Accidentally Sends Ball Flying Towards Photographers At Hockey Event

  April 28, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Countess of Wessex lined up to take aim at the goal net during a visit to the English men’s hockey team today at Bisham Abbey National Sports Centre, but unfortunately for her, her shot didn’t follow quite the course and instead went flying off to the side narrowly missing the pack of press photographers covering the event. As she watched where the ball ended up, Sophie’s hand flew to her … Continue reading

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Papa-Daughter Date: Felipe and Leonor Enjoy Evening at UEFA Semi-Final

  April 28, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Last night, the UEFA Champions League semi-final match between Atletico de Madrid and Bayern Munich had two royal spectators in King Felipe VI and his eldest daughter, Princess Leonor. The two royals were seen in the VIP section of the Vicente Calderon Stadium as the Spanish team defeated its German rival 1-0 to gain the advantage in the path to the final at the end of May (the King leapt … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Helps Former Olympian After Tumble At London Marathon Presentation

  April 24, 2016 at 11:09 pm by

Prince Harry showed his gallant side earlier today as he rushed to the aid of 86-year-old former Olympian Sylvia Disley after she took a tumble. Mrs Disley fell on the podium at the London Marathon medal presentation as she and Harry were about to present the Disley Lifetime Achievement Award. Harry was quickly by her side, helping her back to her feet and held her arm as they left the podium … Continue reading

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Frederik and Mary Attend Olympic Qualification Swimming Tournament

  April 15, 2016 at 8:32 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the Olympic qualification swimming tournament on April 15. The event was officially scheduled for Princess Mary to attended but Prince Frederik made an appearance by the side of his wife and was a surprise by many. Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the Danish Swimming Federation, and Crown Prince Frderik watched a few qualifier races for this summer’s Olympic Games 2016 … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Kick Start Tour of India in Mumbai

  April 10, 2016 at 8:30 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Mumbai this morning for their week-long tour of India and Bhutan. Their first public appearance was at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, where they will be staying whilst in Mumbai. William and Kate laid a wreath at the memorial to those who were killed in the 2008 terrorist attack at the hotel and other areas of the city. Kate arrival outfit is from … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Announces UK’s Invictus Team Outside Buckingham Palace

  April 6, 2016 at 3:23 pm by

What better place to announce the team to represent the United Kingdom at next month’s Invictus Games than in front of Buckingham Palace? This was clearly the thought process as Prince Harry today revealed the athletes who will be competing under the Union Jack, saying that he was really looking forward to the event that will take place between May 8-12 in Florida. Almost all the 110 athletes – who … Continue reading

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10 Years as FA President for Prince William, As He Reveals Charlotte Is Good At Football

  April 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm by

The Duke of Cambridge today attended a lunch at Wembley Stadium which marked his decade as the President of the Football Association. After he posed for photographs outside the Stadium with FA Chairman Greg Dyke and board members Martin Glenn and Julie Harrington, Prince William delivered a speech at the lunch in which he discussed the current English Premier League season (he hopes Leicester will win the cup as it will … Continue reading

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Bahrain’s Crown Prince Joined by Spain’s Former King at Grand Prix

  April 3, 2016 at 8:25 pm by

The Crown Prince of Bahrain and the former King of Spain enjoyed the Bahrain Formula 1 Grand Prix together, as they walked the grid prior to the race’s start. Prince Salman bin Hamad and King Juan Carlos were joined at one point by the chief executive of the Formula 1 Group, Bernie Ecclestone. King Juan Carlos also spent a few moments greeting several drives, including Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr, as he … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos in Bahrain for Formula 1 Grand Prix

  April 2, 2016 at 3:14 pm by

Spain’s former King, Juan Carlos I, is in Bahrain this weekend to attend the second round of the 2016 Formula 1 Grand Prix. On Friday, he was given a tour of the Red Bull garages by the team’s Principal Director, Christian Horner, during the day’s practice sessions. King Juan Carlos also met driver Fernando Alonso and Bernie Ecclestone, the chief executive of the Formula One Group, while at the Bahrain … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Stop By Third Princess Charlène Rally

  April 1, 2016 at 8:27 pm by

Monaco’s Prince Albert and Princess Charlène paid a visit to the Third Princess Charlene Rally, an event with the purpose of teaching young people with the true values of sport, “teamwork, determination, respect and cooperation”. Over 400 students from three schools across the country were selected to participate in the Rally, where they took part in several activities to show the above mentioned values: a timed running race, a sports … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Takes Rum Expectations Around the Course at Gatcombe Trials

  March 26, 2016 at 4:58 pm by

The weather was decidedly different at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire today than it was yesterday, the sun being replaced by the wind and light rain as Zara Tindall took to the course on her mount, Rum Expectations, finishing 15th. In the crowd to watch Zara as she competed in cross-country, show jumping and dressage were her husband, Mike Tindall, and their two-year-old daughter Mia. The young one was rugged … Continue reading

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The Phillips Girls Enjoy The Sun At Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 25, 2016 at 2:20 pm by

Savannah and Isla Phillips took advantage of the shining sunlight today while at the Gatcombe Horse Trials in Gloucestershire by enjoying a sweet treat – ice-cream. The two eldest great-grandchildren of Queen Elizabeth sat quietly with their mother, Autumn Phillips, as they watched the event on their grandmother’s estate. Later in the afternoon Princess Anne presented medals to the day’s winning riders.

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King Carl Gustaf Attends Australian Formula One Grand Prix

  March 20, 2016 at 7:38 am by

The King of Sweden today was in the crowd at Albert Park to cheer on his countryman Marcus Ericsson in the Australian Formula One Grand Prix. He was given a tour of the Sauber team’s garage prior to the afternoon race, which Ericsson unfortunately for his royal supporter did not finish. It is a great honor to welcome H.M. King Carl XIV Gustaf of Sweden at the #AusGP @Kungafamiljen #F1 pic.twitter.com/kRBJqkePJC — … Continue reading

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