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Belgian Royals Welcome Politicians To Palace For New Year’s Reception

  January 18, 2018 at 9:52 am by

Politicians from across Belgium headed to the Royal Palace in Brussels on Thursday, where they attended a New Year’s reception hosted by King Philippe. The King delivered a speech to the gathering, as did Prime Minister Charles Michel. King Philippe thanked the authorities for their work in 2017, and praised the efforts by the whole country in ensuring Belgium remains stable and solid throughout recent economic challenges. “Our economy is energetic … Continue reading

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Dutch King Hosts New Year’s Reception At Amsterdam’s Royal Palace

  January 16, 2018 at 2:49 pm by

On Tuesday January 16th, the King of The Netherlands hosted the first of two traditional New Year’s receptions at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Several hundred guests from across Dutch society, the political sphere and the public administrative services attended the reception, as did forty representatives from the Dutch National Police, who were special guests this year. During his speech at the reception, the King personally thanked the police for … Continue reading

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New Year’s Receptions At The Grand Ducal Palace

  January 10, 2018 at 2:57 pm by

On Wednesday January 10th, the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg hosted New Year’s receptions at the Grand Ducal Palace in Luxembourg City. The guests were members of Luxembourg’s Government, headed by Prime Minister Xavier Bettel, and the President and members of the House of Representatives. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie also attended.

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Japanese Imperial Family Attend New Year’s Lectures

  January 10, 2018 at 8:00 am by

Members of the Japanese Imperial Family attended the traditional New Year’s Lectures, Kousho Hajime, held at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Wednesday. Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko and the family listened to lectures by Professor Kazui Tashiro, Professor Naoyuki Osaka and Akira Fujishima, the President of the Tokyo University of Science, deliver lectures on topics relating to “human, social and natural sciences”. Crown Princess Masako was present at the event for the … Continue reading

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Florals For Mary As She Attends Home Guard New Year’s Concert

  January 9, 2018 at 7:36 pm by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark opted for a deep purple floral dress instead of her Home Guard uniform as she attended a New Year’s concert organised by the defence group on Tuesday evening at the Copenhagen City Hall. A pair of orange drop earrings, black heels and a black coat completed the look. After receiving a bouquet of flowers from six-year-old Johanne and returning him safely to his waiting parents, … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito Receives New Year’s Greetings From The Public

  January 2, 2018 at 4:40 pm by

On Tuesday January 2nd, Emperor Akihito of Japan received the well-wishes of the Japanese public on the occasion of the New Year from the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. The Emperor wished the crowd – which amounted to more than 125,000 over the course of the day – “that this year will prove a gentle and spiritually fulfilling one for as many people as possible.” He was joined … Continue reading

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Imperial Family Gather For New Year’s Greetings at Palace

  January 1, 2018 at 7:20 am by

Adult members of the Japanese Imperial Family gathered at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on Monday, January 1, for the annual New Year’s greetings delivered to Emperor Akihito. The Emperor and Empress led the festivities, where they received greetings for 2018 from the Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe; the heads of the National Diet chambers (the House of Representatives and the House of Councillors); lawmakers and foreign ambassadors listed to Japan. This … Continue reading

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New Year’s Speeches from Denmark and Norway

  December 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm by

Traditional New Year’s speeches from the monarchs of Denmark and Norway were released this evening, offering their respective peoples best wishes for the year to come and giving messages of moral support to the entire community. In Denmark, Queen Margrethe II spoke of how the country has weathered economic crises by utilising the broad talents of the entire population, saying that “Denmark needs different people with their individual abilities and talents, … Continue reading

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Dutch King and Queen Host New Year Reception

  January 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm by

At the Royal Palace of Amsterdam today, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima hosted the first of the two traditional New Year receptions. This reception saw “several hundred guests” from all corners of Dutch society attend and meet the monarchs. A number of primary and secondary school teachers and education administrators were invited on the specific request of the King. He said in his speech during the reception that “life is … Continue reading

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Imperial Family Attends New Year’s Lectures

  January 11, 2017 at 9:24 pm by

Emperor Akihito has led members of the Imperial Family during the annual Kosho Hajime no Gi (New Year’s Lectures) at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo today. Attending were the Empress, Crown Prince Naruhito, Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko, Princess Mako and Prince and Princess Hitachi. The family listened to three lectures from professors of the University of Tokyo and the Waseda University, on the topics of French literature, political science and … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family Hosts New Year Reception

  January 10, 2017 at 10:27 am by

At the Grand Ducal Palace today, the Luxembourg Grand Duke and Grand Duchess welcomed members of Parliament and government for their annual New Year’s reception. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie, wearing an orange shift dress with floral embellishments, were also present to greet the guests, including Prime Minister Xavier Bettel and the Parliamentary President Mars Di Bartolomeo. A second reception will be held tomorrow for members of … Continue reading

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The Pahlavis Gather For Persian New Year

  March 22, 2016 at 12:43 pm by

Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran hosted a small celebration to mark the Persian New Year, Nowrouz, yesterday at her home in Washington, D.C. Prince Reza, his wife Yasmine and their daughters Noor, Iman and Farah, Princess Farahnaz and Raha Didevar and her daughter with the late Prince Alireza, Iryana, were all present for the celebration.

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Belgian Royals Are Looking For Balance

  January 29, 2016 at 3:51 am by

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of The Belgians continued their never-ending circle of New Years receptions. Yesterday they received the Belgian authorities at the Royal Palace in Brussels. Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz also attended the reception. Unsurprisingly absent were Prince Laurent and his wife and King Albert II and Queen Paola. Prince Laurent has significantly decreased his number of public events since his annual dotation has been lowered. … Continue reading

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Dutch New Year’s Receptions

  January 13, 2016 at 4:29 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family attended the Annual New Year’s Receptions on January 12 and 13. The first reception, on Tuesday, was held at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. His Majesty King Willem-Alexander and Her Majesty Queen Máxima were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrix and Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. At the reception were present Prime Minister Mark Rutte, Ministers, political leaders and members of the Dutch … Continue reading

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Jordanian Royal Family Release New Year’s Card

  December 21, 2015 at 8:57 am by

In celebration of the New Year, through her official accounts on social media Her Majesty Queen Rania of Jordan shared the Royal Family’s chosen photograph for the occasion. The photo shows proud parents King Abdullah II and Queen Rania posing happily with their four children: Crown Prince Hussein, 21, Princess Iman, 19, Princess Salma, 15, and Prince Hashem, 10. With 10 days until the end of year, I am happy to share our family … Continue reading

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Pahlavi Family Celebrates the Nowrouz

  April 5, 2015 at 2:59 pm by

The Pahlavi Family has celebrated the Nowouz, the New Persian Year, in the United States. The former Empress of Iran, Farah Pahlavi, has been accompanied by her eldest son, Prince Reza, her daughter, Princess Farahnaz, her daughter-in-law, Princess Yasmine, and her granddaughters, Princess Iman, Princess Farah and Princess Iryana Leila. All the family celebrated this special festivity at Empress’s home. The Imperial family posed, as each year, in front of … Continue reading

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