ROYALTY CHECK. Camilla hands out toiletries and Margrethe is reunited with two sisters | Royalty


RoyaltyQueen Camilla promotes toilet bags that should help victims of sexual abuse. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will travel to Normandy next month for a special commemoration. And Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess María Teresa dressed in Belgian clothing to receive a check. This and more stood out in royalty land.

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Camilla supports victims of sexual violence

British Queen Camilla (76) has organized a reception at Buckingham Palace in London for the Wash Bags project. Victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence are helped with a “survival package”. They receive a toiletry bag with basic hygiene products.

Camilla has been supporting Wash Bags since 2013. In her speech she told her guests that she first promoted the toilet bags more than ten years ago, after visiting shelters. There “she learned more about the horrific impact of sexual violence and its aftermath.”

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Camilla is given an explanation about the toilet bags. © AP

Violence against women has been a concern for Camilla for years. She found an ally in our Queen Mathilde, whom she has already invited twice to an event about this at Buckingham Palace.

Filip and Mathilde at the D-Day commemoration

King Philippe (64) and Queen Mathilde (51) will go to Normandy on June 6 to attend the commemoration of the eightieth anniversary of the Normandy landings. D-Day marked the beginning of the liberation of Western Europe during World War II.

Filip and Mathilde take part in the international ceremony on Omaha Beach, the most famous of the five landing beaches during the invasion. They will then be invited by French President Macron to a reception.

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Filip and Mathilde. © Photo News

King Philip was in Namibia last week. That official visit to the South-West African country focused on the transition to green energy. The king focused on the commitment of Belgium and Namibia to work together in that area.

Margrethe celebrates her sister’s 80th birthday

The Danish former queen Margrethe (84) had a nice get-together with her two younger sisters at her home in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen last week. The reason? One of the sisters, Princess Benedkeek, celebrated her 80th birthday. Number 3 is Princess Anne-Marie (77).

The three sisters have a warm bond, but their lives diverged. Margrethe is the only one who continued to live in Denmark. She was queen for 52 years, until she stepped down at the beginning of this year in favor of her son Frederik.

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(From left to right:) Princess Anne-Marie, Princess Benedkeek and Queen Margrethe.
(From left to right:) Princess Anne-Marie, Princess Benedkeek and Queen Margrethe. © Danish Royal Family

Benedkeek was married to the German Richard, sixth monarch and head of the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. Even after the death of her husband in 2017, she continued to live in Germany, but she is still often in Denmark to fulfill official duties.

Youngest sister Anne-Marie was the wife of the Greek King Constantine II, who died last year. She still lives in Athens.

Grand Duchess chooses Belgian fashion

Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess María Teresa (68) received a check in the Kirchberg district. During the ceremony she received a sum of 15,000 euros for the foundation that she leads with her husband Grand Duke Henri (69).

María Teresa was dressed “Belgian” for the occasion. She wore silk trousers from the Dries Van Noten collection (sold online for 600 euros), combined with a top (565 euros) in the same fabric with a floral print. Her brown jacket came from the British luxury label Joseph.

Maria Teresa.
Maria Teresa. © Luxembourg Court

Grand Duchess María Teresa was on a state visit to Belgium two weeks ago with Grand Duke Henri. She then wore Natan once, the fashion house from Brussels where she has been a customer for years. Queen Mathilde also appeared at the same activity with her court supplier Natan.

Pope receives Jordanian king

Pope Francis (87) received Jordan’s King Abdullah II (62) in a private audience at the Vatican on Thursday. The conversation touched on the war between Israel and the Palestinians, the humanitarian crisis and “the need to protect holy sites in Jerusalem.” It became “a cordial dialogue,” said Matteo Bruno, the director of the Holy See.

Abdullah emphasized “the need to stop Israeli settler violence against Palestinians in Jerusalem and the West Bank,” the Jordanian court said. “He warned of the consequences of continued Israeli violations of holy sites in Jerusalem. He wants to enforce a lasting ceasefire.”

The Jordanian king with the Pope.
The Jordanian king with the Pope. © Photo News

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