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Queen Maxima’s Visit to Bangladesh Comes to an End

Starting off in Dhaka, her flight landed at the Shahjalal International Airport Monday morning, greeted by Foreign Minister AH Mahmood Ali and Bangladeshi Bank Governor, Atiur Rahman. Máxima travelled in her capacity as the UN Secretary-General’s Special for Inclusive Finance for Development and, according to the UNDP, was invited by the Bangladeshi government. Appointed to her UN position…
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Queen leads Remembrance Sunday commemorations at Cenotaph

The Queen has led tributes to the British and Commonwealth war dead this weekend at the Remembrance Sunday service in central London. Thousands of people gathered at the Cenotaph for a two-minute silence at 11 o’clock to honour those killed in wars and conflicts past and present. Her Majesty and her husband, The Duke of Edinburgh along side other members of the royal family all laid wreaths…
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark begins State Visit to Indonesia

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik, have embarked upon a historic State Visit to Indonesia, to mark 65 years of diplomatic relations and to strengthen the ties between the two nations. The Queen and Prince Consort arrived in Indonesia earlier today…

Prince Henrik of Denmark: why am I not king?

Prince Henrik of Denmark, husband and Prince Consort of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has complained about the fact that he is not King of Denmark, but rather Prince Consort and has claimed that this constitutes sexism, according to an interview with French newspaper Le Figaro. Prince Henrik was born in France, as Henri de Laborde de Monpezat. He married then heiress presumptive, Princess…
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A new royal baby for Sweden

Just days after celebrating a royal christening, Sweden has more royal baby news to enjoy. Prince Carl Philip and his new wife, Princess Sofia, have just announced they are expecting their first child. The baby is due in April 2016 and will be part of a mini royal baby boom…
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A landmark birthday for a king in waiting

Kings in waiting are becoming increasingly rare in Europe. Spain, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands have female first in line with the heirs in Norway and Sweden having first born daughters who will succeed them. Which is why Prince Christian of Denmark, who turns ten…
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A new look website for the Dutch Royals throws a spotlight on social media

Royal watchers around the world will be delighted – the Dutch Royal Household has just relaunched its official website. The brand new format at can also be accessed in an English language version at And one of the ways this royal family announced the changes was by taking to Twitter. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands The…
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