“Queen Victoria’s Last Love” (VIDEO)

Here is the documentary entitled, Queen Victoria’s Last Love.

“In 1897 Queen Victoria antagonized family and court with her relationship with Indian servant Abdul Karim. 

Originally a waiter the devious and arrogant young man won over the queen by playing on her love of Indian cuisine and romantic view of the country, teaching her Hindistani,whilst she signed letters to him ‘Mother’,bestowing houses and gifts on him and his family. 

Already shocked that a Muslim should be at the heart of the court the Royal family stepped in when Victoria announced her desire to knight him and they threatened to have her declared insane if she went ahead. It worked. And in 1901 after the queen’s death Karim was banished from Royal circles, returning to India where he died.”

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Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands Tour the Island of Bonaire. (VIDEOS)

dutchOn Saturday, November 16, 2013, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived on the island of Bonaire for a one-day tour.

The day began with a reception at the Flamingo International Airport with various dignitaries and officials.  Soon, the reigning couple were driven to Wilhelmina Square in Kralendijk where they mingled with the locals, watched various sports demonstrations, and witnessed the launch of the Bebe Awa campaign.

Thereafter, Their Majesties visited the Stichting Verslavingszorg en Psychiatrie (Foundation and Addiction Psychiatry), had lunch with the governor of Bonaire as well as with other government officials, visited a day care center for the elderly, viewed a photo exhibition entitled, Dare to Share, and attended a reception held in their honor which was hosted by the governor of Bonaire.

And, that’s it.   🙂

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH

TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Visit Sri Lanka: Day 3. (VIDEO)

On November 16, 2013, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall continued their tour of Sri Lanka.

This morning The Prince of Wales visited the Mackwoods Labookellie Tea Estate, the Kandy Botanical Gardens, and the Peradeniya National Botanical Gardens in Kandy.  The prince also met with students as well as staff at the MEDCAFEP Day School in Nuwara Eliya and visited the Temple of the Tooth.

Meanwhile, The Duchess of Cornwall visited the Women in Need Center and the Home Start Center as well as the Lady Ridgeway Hospital in Colombo.

For more information about today’s activities as well as to view photos please click the links below.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the the Netherlands Opens a Conference in Breda.

LaurentienOn Saturday, November 16, 2013, Her Royal Highness Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands arrived at the Chassé Theater in Breda to officially open the 2013 conference entitled, De Wortels van het Nederlands (The Roots of Dutch), organized by the Genootschap Onze Taal which the princess is Patron.

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Photo courtesy of RVD/HKH