British RoyalsThe Queen

President Macron and former President Obama lead global tributes for The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Barack Obama have led the tributes that poured in for Queen Elizabeth’s Platinum Jubilee.  In a video message, which he published on his social media accounts, President Macron praised the Queen for being one of the “very few constants at the international level”. He said: “Through these transformations, your devotion to…
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BelgiumEuropean Royals

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde watch the first final of the Queen Elisabeth Music Prize

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended the first session of the finals for the Queen Elisabeth Music Prize, which this year was opened to cellists. The royal couple arrived at the Bozar Centre of Fine Arts in Brussels in the evening of Monday, 30 May, to watch the first two finalists perform a piece of music of their choice and the unpublished work of Jorg Widmann.  This is the…
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Middle EastSaudi Arabia

Tourism Minister Princess says Saudi Arabia will not serve alcohol to visitors

After months of speculation, Princess Haifa bint Mohammed confirmed that Saudi Arabia is not planning on revising alcohol rules for tourists. The conversation about this topic started when the country announced that they were starting construction on Neom, a city designed to incorporate the latest smart technologies and function as a tourist hub. Speculation about the revision of…
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European RoyalsSweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia visit UK ahead of Platinum Jubilee

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have made a two-day visit to the United Kingdom as both countries prepare to celebrate.  The visit, which took place between Thursday, 26 and Friday, 27 May, was centred around many topics, including education and culture, and the royal couple was accompanied on the occasion by Swedish Education Minister Anna Ekström.  The King and Queen…
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