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Royals Offer Condolences After Shooting in Orlando, Florida

  June 14, 2016 at 8:57 am by

Following the horrific mass shooting in Orlando, Florida over the weekend, a number of European royals have sent their condolences to US President Barack Obama. 49 people were killed in the shooting at Pulse nightclub, while a further 53 were injured. A statement was released yesterday on behalf of Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh: The Queen: "Prince Philip & I have been shocked by the events in Orlando. … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Remembers Victims of Brussels Attacks

  May 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm by

Exactly two months after the Brussels attacks on March 22nd, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended a ceremony in the royal palace of Brussels to commemorate the victims and to pay tribute to the emergency services. The monarchs were joined by King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and 500 guests. In his speech the king said that it should not be forgotten … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Attends Tunisian Terror Attack Anniversary Memorial

  April 12, 2016 at 1:05 pm by

Prince Harry joined survivors and family members of last year’s two terrorist attacks in Tunisia today for a commemorative service at Westminster Abbey for the 31 Britons that were killed in March and June. The service was conducted by the Dean of Westminster, and Prince Harry gave a ready from Revelation. Prime Minister David Cameron was also present. Harry also laid a wreath at the Innocent Victims Memorial outside the Abbey … Continue reading

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Philippe and Mathilde Visit Hospital, Attend National Memorial for Attack Victims

  March 24, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid a visit to the University Hospital in Leuven to meet with victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attack and the doctors who worked to save their lives. The royal couple spent much more time than planned at the hospital, in the intensive care unit and then in the operating rooms where they were shown metal bomb fragments that were removed from the victims during surgery. Queen … Continue reading

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Belgian-Born Stéphanie Attends Minute Silence at Embassy in Luxembourg

  March 24, 2016 at 2:23 pm by

Victims of Tuesday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels were remembered with a minute’s silence at the Belgian Embassy in Luxembourg today, the vigil attended by Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his Belgian-born wife Stéphanie. At 12:15pm the 300-strong crowd fell silent in honour of the 31 people who were killed in the attacks. Also joining the Hereditary Grand Dukes was Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, and … Continue reading

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King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Meet With Medical Staff In Wake of Terrorist Attacks

  March 23, 2016 at 8:02 am by

The Belgian King and Queen this morning visit the Erasmus Hospital in Anderlecht, where they were given a briefing by medical staff on the conditions and injuries suffered by victims of yesterday’s horrific terrorist attack in the Belgian capital, which killed over 30 people. They also met with volunteers who provided medical aid across the day and also some of the victims which were taken to this particular hospital. Erasmus ziekenhuis … Continue reading

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Spanish King and Queen Offer Condolences at Belgian Embassy

  March 23, 2016 at 7:42 am by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain have visited the Belgian Embassy in Madrid to pay their respects to the victims of yesterday’s terrorist attacks in Brussels. The couple met with the Belgian Ambassador to Spain, Pierre Labouverie, before signing the condolence book. Their message read, “Given the terrible terrorist attacks yesterday in Brussels, we want above all to express our condemnation and abhorrence firmly. The pain of Belgium is also … Continue reading

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Belgian King, Fellow Monarchs React To Brussels Attacks

  March 22, 2016 at 7:41 am by

At least 28 people have been killed in Brussels this morning, as explosions occurred at the city’s airport and at a metro station. The Belgian Royal Court issued a statement from King Philippe, saying that he and Queen Mathilde were “shocked by the horrific attacks” on the city. Their thoughts are with the victims and their families in this terrible time. The royal couple’s agenda for the next two days … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Attend A Memorial Concert

  March 10, 2016 at 11:50 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia attended this evening an annual concert called ‘In Memoriam’. It’s an annual concert that takes place in Madrid which pays tribute to victims of terrorism, the event was held at the the National Auditorium. Upon arrival, the King and Queen of Spain were welcomed by a small group of people, they then took to their seats on the balcony where the couple waved to the … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Sign Book of Condolence For Paris Attacks

  November 17, 2015 at 12:45 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge signed a book of condolence at the French Embassy in London. The couple expressed their sympathies for the victims of the attacks in Paris which took place on November 13. They signed the book of condolence in the presence of the French Ambassador to the United Kingdom who also greeted them at their arrival. The Duke of Cambridge wrote, “To all those who have … Continue reading

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Prince Frederik & Princess Marie Attend Paris Attacks Memorial

  November 15, 2015 at 12:37 pm by

Crown Prince Frederik and Princess Marie this morning were present at a memorial service at the French Reformed Church to honour the victims of the terrorist attacks in Paris on Friday night. The pair, both with French roots, were joined by Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen, other members of the Danish government and France’s Ambassador to Denmark, Francois Zimeray. Princess Marie, who was born in Paris, was visibly moved during … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King and Queen attend 10th Anniversary Service of the Amman Bombings

  November 10, 2015 at 12:29 am by

On Monday, King Abdullah II and his wife, Queen Rania, attended the memorial service for victims of the 2005 Amman bombings in the Amman Martyrs Garden. Their Majesties observed a moment of silence in front of the memorial, laid a wreath and prayed for the 57 victims who were killed in simultaneous suicide bombings on three hotels in the Jordanian capital. The families of the victims also attended the service and … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Terrorism Victim Tribute

  March 12, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight were at the National Auditorium in Madrid for the thirteenth edition of the ‘In Memoriam’ concert for victims of terrorism. The couple were welcomed by the Deputy Prime Minister of Spain, Soraya Saenz de Santamaria, and the President of the Victims of Terrorism Foundation, María del Mar Blanco. The Foundation annually arranges the memoriam concert to honour the memory of victims of terrorism … Continue reading

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Jordan’s King and Queen Attend Unity March in Paris

  January 12, 2015 at 10:24 pm by

On January 11, 2015 King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan paid a short visit to France to take part in an anti-terrorism march. The march was called by French President, François Hollande, to condemn the recent terrorist attacks in Paris. Their Majesties were received by President Hollande at the Elysee Palace before they attended the march in honour of the 17 victims of the terrorist attacks along with other … Continue reading

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Felipe & Letizia attend 9/11 Memorial in Madrid

  September 12, 2011 at 11:45 pm by

Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias yesterday attended a 9/11 memorial in Madrid, to mark the tenth anniversary of the attacks in New York, Washington, D.C. and Pennsylvania. The memorial took place at the Juan Carlos I Park in Madrid, also present were the US Ambassador and his wife, as well as the Mayor of Madrid. Ten American oak trees were planted during the ceremony, one for … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11” are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Neighbours Show Support for Norway

  July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am by

Following the tragedy in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, Norway last Friday July 22nd, the Scandinanivan nation’s neighbours Denmark and Sweden have shown their support and expressed their sympathies for the victims of the twin bombing and shooting. Both the Danish and Swedish heads of state, Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf respectively, sent messages of condolence to Norway’s King, Harald V. Queen Margrethe’s complete letter … Continue reading

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Royal Family Shows Support for Victims of Attacks in Norway

  July 24, 2011 at 6:24 am by

The Norwegian people grieve after the death of at least 92 people were killed in the double attack on Friday, July 22nd. At least seven people were killed in a bomb attack on the government quarter in Oslo; 85 people were shot dead as the same man ran amok on the nearby island of Utoeya. If you want to read more about the attacks in Norway or express your condolences, … Continue reading

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No to Terrorism!

  June 30, 2010 at 12:41 am by

On June 27th, for the very first time in the Congress of the Deputies, King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofí­a presided over a ceremony in remembrance and tribute to the victims of terrorism. The reason of this date? On this same day, in 1960, the terrorist group ETA killed someone for the first time, a 22 month old baby, Begoña Urroz Ibarrola. So, after last March 11th, for the 6th … Continue reading

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Prince Ra’ad Honors Memory of Victims of Amman Bomb Attacks

  November 9, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

HRH Prince Ra’ad bin Zein, Chief Chamberlain, attended a ceremony at the Amman Martyrs Site on Monday, marking the fourth anniversary of the Amman bombings. Also attended the ceremony a number of ambassadors, survivors of terrorist attacks around the World and Deputy Mayor of Amman, Amer Al Bashir. The Amman bombings were a series of coordinated bomb attacks on three hotels in Amman, which claimed the lives of 87 people, … Continue reading

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