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Betzdorf Castle: Birthplace of Grand Duke Henri

Betzdorf Castle is located in eastern Luxembourg, in the commune of Betzdorf. Built between 1911-19 by an engineer named René Müller Laval, the costs of the property forced Müller Laval to rent it out but the Great Depression struck and the home sat empty. After his death, his brother opened the house up to the Red Cross as a vacation home and retreat centre. The Nazis took over the castle…
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Japan

Japan’s 14-year-old Prince Hisahito receives honourable mention in literature contest

Japan’s Prince Hisahito of Akishino received an honorable mention for his non-fiction writing submission to a children’s non-fiction literature contest. The 14-year-old’s work was chosen out of 357 contest entries from elementary and junior high school students. Prince Hisahito wrote about his trip to the Ogasawara Islands, also known as the Bonin Islands. He went to these Pacific Islands…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Planet Champion Prince Charles announces Terra Carta

The Prince of Wales has been a lifelong steward of the environment. In 2020 at the World Economic Forum in Davos, the Prince announced the Sustainable Market Initiative (SMI). The SMI wants to be a global “leader in a transition to a sustainable future by putting nature, people and the planet at the heart of global value creation.” At the One Planet Summit this week, celebrating his 50th…
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Japan

Emperor Naruhito attends environmental conference

Japanese Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the Global Environmental Action International Conference in Tokyo this week. The conference is held every two years, and this year focused on how to have environmental conservation while maintaining economic…
The Queen

Queen Elizabeth embraces technology

A global pandemic has not stopped Queen Elizabeth II from keeping in touch with her people. Once again, The Queen had a digital visit. This time with KPMG, an accounting firm celebrating its 150th anniversary. From Windsor Castle, she heard the stories of four employees from across the UK. She also got a touch of the holiday season as they serenaded Her Majesty with a pre-recorded performance…
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