(VIDEO) HM Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Attends an Unveiling.

On Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark unveiled the new 2015 Julemærket (Christmas Seal) at inside the Ballroom at the Københavns Rådhus.

For the third time Her Majesty designed the popular Julemærket.  Proceeds from the sale of the Julemærket go to “…Denmark’s four Christmas Seal homes, where roughly 750 children each year take up residence. Here they get help to deal with various problems such as bullying and loneliness…” according to the Danish royal court.

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HRH Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands Attends a Celebration in Haarlem.

prinses-beatrix-okt-15-sOn Wednesday, October 28, 2015, Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands arrived at the Doopsgezinde Gemeente (Mennonite Church) in Haarlem to celebrate the 90th anniversary of the organization, Simavi.

During today’s celebration the princess attended a symposium which discussed the history of the organization as well as viewed the exhibition at De Gang entitled, Voorkómen is beter, 90 jaar Simavi, by photojournalist Mr. Raymond Rutting.

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(VIDEO) HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark Attends a Conference.

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On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark accompanied by representatives from the Mary Fonden, attended a conference held at the Idrættens Hus in Brøndby.

The focus/theme of today’s conference: Welfare in Recreational Life.

After today’s event the crown princess gave an interview with TV2 journalist, Mr. Jes Dorph.

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Photo courtesy of the Mary Fonden

HM Queen Elizabeth II Hosts a Reception at St. James’s Palace.

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On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales hosted a reception at St. James’s Palace in London, England.

This afternoon’s gathering brought together “…representatives from the network of organizations and charities that comprise the Commonwealth Organizations ahead of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM)…” according to the British royal court.

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HM King Felipe VI of Spain Opens a Conference in Madrid.

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On the morning of October 27, 2015, His Majesty King Felipe VI of Spain arrived at the Palacio Municipal de Congresos in Madrid to officially open the conference, Madrid+10: Preventing and Countering Violent Extremism.

According to a press release the two-day conference mobilizes:

“…policy makers, opinion formers, civil society and grassroots organizations around the concept of preventing and countering radicalization and violent extremism, increasing public engagement and promoting grassroots initiatives.”

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(VIDEO) HRH The Duchess of Cambridge Visits the Charity, Chance UK.

On Tuesday, October 27, 2015, Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge visited the charity, Chance UK, at the Islington Town Hall in London, England.

During her visit the lovely duchess met with mentors and children from the charity as well as “…learned about the charity’s early intervention child mentoring program…” according to Kensington Palace.

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(VIDEOS) HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco Goes for a Dive.

On the morning of October 20, 2015, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco arrived at Larvotto Marine Reserve off the coast of Monte-Carlo to participate in a dive on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the Association Monégasque pour la Protection de la Nature (Monégasque Association for the Protection of Nature).

During Tuesday’s dive a wreath was placed onto an underwater monument in memory of founder, Mr. Eugène Bernardi.

And, finally, here is an interview from May 7, 2015, with the sovereign prince about the Association Monégasque pour la Protection de la Nature.

HM Queen Elizabeth II Hosts a Gala State Banquet at Buckingham Palace.

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On the evening of October 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh hosted a gala state banquet at Buckingham Palace in London in honor of the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and Madame Peng Liyuan’s visit to Britain.

Royal guests attending tonight’s glamorous gala included His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex, and Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

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(VIDEOS) HM King Abdullah II of Jordan Meets with the President of Tunisia.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan met with the President of Tunisia, Mr. Beji Caid Essebsi, at the royal palace in Amman.  The purpose of today’s visit was to strengthen bilateral and economic relations between Jordan and Tunisia.

Petra News writes that during today’s meeting His Majesty stated that:

“…Jordan and Tunisia are facing common challenges, particularly economic, and specifically the fight against poverty and unemployment, in addition to dealing with the refugee problem in both countries.

The King congratulated President Essebsi on the international appreciation and recognition Tunisia’s democratic experience has won, through awarding the Nobel Prize for peace for the Tunisian national dialogue quartet.

King Abdullah said Jordan and Tunisia share common characteristics that should pave the way towards greater cooperation in addressing challenges and building stronger partnerships in various fields.”

TRHs The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall Host Afternoon Tea.

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On the afternoon of October 20, 2015, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, to Clarence House in London, England.

During today’s visit President Jinping and Madame Liyuan “…view[ed] a display by The Prince’s School for Traditional Arts and met with [students from the school]…” according to Clarence House. Thereafter, the prince and the duchess hosted afternoon tea in honor of President Jinping’s visit to England.

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(VIDEOS) HM Queen Elizabeth II Welcomes the President of China to London.

On Tuesday, October 20, 2015, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh welcomed the President of the People’s Republic of China, Mr. Xi Jinping, and his wife, Madame Peng Liyuan, to London, England.

According to the British royal court the day officially began at the:

“…Royal Pavilion on Horse Guards Parade.  Presentations [were] made, the Guard of Honour gave a Royal Salute and the Chinese National Anthem were played. The President, accompanied by The Duke of Edinburgh, inspected the Guard of Honour. Afterwards, the President and Madame Peng joined The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh for a state carriage procession along The Mall to Buckingham Palace.

Following a private lunch at Buckingham Palace, given by The Queen, Her Majesty invited the President and Madame Peng to view an exhibition in the Picture Gallery of items from the Royal Collection relating to China.

In the afternoon the President and Madame Peng visited the Palace of Westminster, where they were welcomed by the Speaker of the House of Commons and the Lord Speaker. The President will delivered an Address in the Royal Gallery to Members of Houses of Parliament and other guests.” 

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