(VIDEOS) His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Attends a Ceremony in Kortrijk.

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On Sunday, May 31, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium attended a ceremony in Kortrijk to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Lys.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

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HRH The Duchess of Cornwall Attends the 500 Words Final.

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On Friday, May 29, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cornwall attended the BBC 2’s 500 Words Final competition and reception held at St. James’s Palace in London.

Established in 2010, the 500 Words competition “…attracted more than 120,000 entries during 2015 and the presentation ceremony featured live performances from boy band The Vamps and singer Will Young, accompanied by the London Community Gospel Choir…” according to Clarence House.

For more information about Friday’s event via the BBC News please click here.   

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News Regarding Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover.

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On Saturday, May 30, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Caroline of Hanover accompanied by His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco attended the 48th Concours International de Bouquets held at the Chapiteau de l’espace, Fontvieille.

Organized by the Garden Club de Monaco this year’s theme was Russia.  Though the Concours International de Bouquet is for amateurs only a handful of experts participate in the competition in specified category.

PP4The bouquets in the competition “…are judged by two juries: the official jury is comprised of judges who are qualified in floral art. The special jury, chaired by HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover, is made up of celebrities from the literary and artistic worlds…” 

On Sunday, the award ceremony was held at the Hôtel Hermitage in the presence of Princess Caroline.

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Photos courtesy of the Palais Princier

(VIDEOS) Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Visits Lancaster.

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On Friday, May 29, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made a one-day visit to Lancaster, England.

During yesterday’s visit Her Majesty made a private visit to Lancaster Castle which is celebrating its “…750th Anniversary of the creation of the Duchy of Lancaster Inheritance…” writes the BBC News.  After viewing a performance of William Shakespeare’s, Richard II.  The day ended with a tour of  Myerscough College in Billsborrow.

For more information about yesterday’s visit to Lancaster please click the links below.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Another Garden Party at Buckingham Palace.

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On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh accompanied by Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrice of York, Their Royal Highnesses Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester attended the third garden party of the year held at Buckingham Palace in London.

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News Regarding HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.

cphaaOn Thursday, May 28, 2015, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway attended the 75th anniversary celebrations of the liberation of Narvik.

If you are interested in learning more about the Battles of Narvik (aka the Norwegian Campaign) please click here and/or here.

To view photos from today’s event please click here and here.

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Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark Attends the Specialskolernes Idrætsdag.

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On May 28, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark attended the 2015 Specialskolernes Idrætsdag (Special Schools Sports Day) held at the Aabenraa Stadium in Aabenraa.

According to the newspaper, LokalAvisen, students from special needs schools from around South Jutland participated in today’s activities.  During her visit “…the Princess toured a sensory tent, where children with multiple disabilities had the opportunity to have different stimulated senses…”  

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(VIDEO) TIMs Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Kudomo-no-Kuni.

On Thursday, May 28, 2015, Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan attended the 50th anniversary celebrations of Kodomo-no-Kuni (Children’s Land) Amusement Park in Yokohama, Japan.

The Japanese newspaper, Asahi Shimbun, notes that the “…amusement park was constructed by the congratulatory money from across Japan when the emperor and empress were newlyweds…”

(VIDEOS) TMs King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visit VRT.

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On the morning of May 28, 2015, Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited public broadcasting company for the Flemish region, Vlaamse Radio- en Televisieomroeporganisatie (VRT), in Brussels.

Upon their arrival to the television station Their Majesties were warmly welcomed by current VRT CEO, Mr. Leo Hellemans, and VRT’s Chairman of Board, Mr. Luc Van den Brande.

After attending a meeting, whereupon Their Majesties were informed about the on-going challenges facing the public broadcasting network (as all public networks around the world deal with), they were given a tour of the station’s studios including “..where VRT’s television news bulletins are made, the studio used by the VRT’s children’s television network ‘Ketnet’ and the studio used by the consumer affairs program ‘Volt’…” writes VRT via a press release.

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Photo courtesy of the Belgian royal court

HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Visits the Psykiatrifondens Reach Out Bus.

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On Wednesday, May 27, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark visited the Psykiatrifondens Reach Out Bus as well as presided over a “…information session, with 6th grade students from the Ruds Vedby Skole, on mental health and well-being…” according to the Danish royal court.

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(VIDEO) His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium Hosts a Reception. Plus, Other News.

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On May 27, 2015, His Majesty King Philippe of Belgium hosted a reception at Château de Laeken for representatives of the Jewish community in Belgium.  Earlier, His Majesty accompanied by Her Majesty Queen Mathilde held an audience with the United Nations Secretary-General, Mr. Ban Ki-moon, and his wife, Yoo Soon-taek, at the Palais de Bruxelles.

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Photos courtesy of the Belgian royal court.