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Christmas Family Gathering At Fredensborg

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark invited her extended family for Christmas in Denmark this year, for the first large Christmas gathering since 2006. Forty-plus members of the Danish, Greek and Berleburg royal families spent several days at Fredensborg Palace. The only ones missing were from the Berleburg side: Prince Richard, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Nathalie and her husband Alexander Johannsmann. It has not been confirmed … Continue reading

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Albert and Charlène Introduce Their Twins

  December 24, 2014 at 8:58 am by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco have introduced their newborn twins to the world, in a series of photographs released yesterday. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, dressed in blue and pink coveralls, take pride of place in the photos, taken at the Centre Hospitalier Princesse Grace where they were born. Prince Albert and Princess Charlène look incredibly pleased with their newborns, who were born on December 10. Both Albert and … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Announces Second Pregnancy

  December 19, 2014 at 10:09 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine is pregnant with her second child. “We are very happy and look forward to welcoming a new member to our family,” the Princess and her husband, Christopher O’Neill, said in the statement. The baby is due in the summer of 2015. Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill were married in June 2013, and have a daughter, Leonore, born in February this year.

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Thai Crown Prince Divorces Third Wife

  December 13, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

The Thai Royal Court confirmed that the Crown Prince, Maha Vajiralongkorn, and his third wife Srirasmi have ended their 13 year marriage. “The King has granted permission to announce that Princess Srirasmi, the wife of Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, has informed in a written document that she has resigned from her royal status,” an official statement from the Palace announced yesterday in the Royal Thai Government Gazette. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn and the … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas, Love George

  December 13, 2014 at 10:00 pm by

New photographs of Prince George of Cambridge have been released in time for Christmas. Three photos of the 17-month-old toddler were published tonight, ahead of their appearance in this week’s edition of Hello! magazine. They were taken by Edward Lane Fox, Prince Harry’s private secretary, last month at Kensington Palace. Prince George sits on a flight of steps in the gardens, cheekily smiling at the camera. He dons a knitted grey … Continue reading

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Funeral of Queen Fabiola

  December 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm by

Belgium’s Dowager Queen Fabiola, who died last Friday aged 86, was laid to rest today after two ceremonies in Brussels. A cortege processed through the wet, dark streets of Brussels, departing from the Royal Palace at 9:30am. It arrived at the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula just before 10am, and all members of the Belgian Royal Family stood silently, emotion evident on their faces, as the Queen’s coffin was … Continue reading

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2014 Nobel Prize Ceremony in Sweden

  December 10, 2014 at 9:25 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden tonight presented the Nobel Prize awards in a glittering ceremony at the Stockholm Concert Hall. The 2014 laureates were for physics Isamu Akasaki, Hiroshi Amano and Shuji Nakamura, for chemistry Eric Betzig, Stefan W. Hell and William E. Moerner, for physiology/medicine John O’Keefe, May-Britt Moser and Edvard I. Moser, for literature Patrick Modiano, and for economic sciences Jean Tirole. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria … Continue reading

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Nobel Peace Prize Awarded in Olso

  December 10, 2014 at 8:16 pm by

The Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi in a ceremony at the Oslo City Hall this afternoon. King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit were on hand to congratulate the two laureates, at both the official ceremony and an audience at the Royal Palace prior. Yousafzai was awarded the prize for her fight for girls’ rights to an education, while Satyarthi … Continue reading

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Princess Charlène Gives Birth: Son and Daughter

  December 10, 2014 at 6:28 pm by

The Princess of Monaco has given birth to her twins at the Maternity Centre of the Princess Grace Hospital. Princess Gabriella Thérèse Marie was born at 17:04, while Hereditary Prince Jacques Honoré Rainier was born at 17:06 (local time). Both infants and their mother are doing well, and the official statement read that Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène announced the births with “immense joy.” Hereditary Prince Jacques is first in line … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Pay Respects to Queen Fabiola

  December 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm by

Members of the Belgian Royal Family have paid their respects to the late Queen Fabiola at the Royal Palace of Brussels. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, and Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz were among the family members to view the late Dowager Queen’s body where it lies in the Palace’s Great Hall in a simple light oak coffin. Others present were Archduchess Marie … Continue reading

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The Cambridges Begin US East Coast Visit

  December 8, 2014 at 8:09 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have begun their three-day visit to the United States East Coast, arriving in New York City yesterday afternoon. William and Catherine spent the day apart today, with William heading to Washington, D.C. to meet with President Obama and to speak at a World Bank meeting on illegal wildlife trade. The Duke was shown around the White House by Vice President Joe Biden and his … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia Awarded ‘Honorary Heart’ in Berlin

  December 7, 2014 at 4:28 am by

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was last night presented with the ‘Ehrenherz’ (Honorary Heart) at the Ein Herz für Kinder awards gala in Berlin. Held in a hangar at Berlin’s old Tempelhof Airport, Queen Silvia received the award for her lifelong commitment and work to help children in need. The Queen is patron of over 60 organisations, and founded the World Childhood Foundation in 1999. Queen Silvia, who received the charity’s ‘Goldene … Continue reading

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New Portraits of the Dutch “Triple A” Team

  December 6, 2014 at 11:14 pm by

The three daughters of the Dutch King have had new portraits released by the Royal House, in time for the holiday season (and the upcoming birthday of the Princess of Orange). Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – affectionately known as the AAA Team – were photographed earlier in the year at their home in Wassenaar by Jeroen van der Meyde. Individual portraits of each of the girls were taken, as well … Continue reading

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Belgian Queen Fabiola Has Died

  December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm by

The Belgian Royal Court today announced that Queen Fabiola, the widow of the late King Baudouin, has passed away at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels. She was 86. “Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels,” the official statement read. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant and … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Attends DanChurchAid Christmas Lunch

  December 2, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

As patron, Princess Marie today attended the annual DanChurchAid Christmas lunch at the Schäffergaarden in Gentofte. During the lunch, the Princess held a speech in which she discussed her visit to Ethiopia with the charity in January this year. “Although it is almost a year ago, I can clearly remember every face I met, like it was yesterday,” she said. “My few days stay made an incredible impression,” continued Marie, as … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Reveals “Secret” For Sentebale

  December 1, 2014 at 9:06 pm by

Prince Harry has revealed that he fears public speaking, in a video released as part of the #FeelNoShame campaign arranged by Sentebale to mark World AIDS Day. “On today, World AIDS Day, my secret is, believe it or not, that I get incredibly nervous before public speaking, no matter how big the crowd or the audience. And despite the fact that I laugh and joke all the time I get … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mette-Marit Attends HIV Solidarity Service

  December 1, 2014 at 8:44 pm by

At the Tøyen Church in Oslo this evening, Crown Princess Mette-Marit attended an inter-faith service to express solidarity with individuals affected by HIV/AIDS. Hosted by the Church City Mission, the aim of the event was both to express solidarity and to celebrate the progresses made in HIV/AIDS treatment and prevention. The service was held on World AIDS Day, which has been marked on December 1 since 1988. Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who … Continue reading

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Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of George and Marina

  November 29, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

80 years ago, a British Prince married a Greek Princess in a glittering winter ceremony at Westminster Abbey. Prince George, the second youngest son of King George V of the United Kingdom and Princess Mary of Teck, had announced his engagement to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark, youngest daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, in August 1934. Their wedding was … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Saudi Arabia With Danish University

  November 28, 2014 at 4:05 am by

In conjunction with her long-standing partnership with the Syddansk Universitet, Princess Marie yesterday paid a visit to Saudi Arabia, where she visited the Princess Nora bint Abdulrahman University (PNU). The University, which is located on the outskirts of the Saudi capital Riyadh, is the largest women’s university in the world. The Syddansk Universitet has ‘exported’ two undergraduate programs based on Danish concepts to PNU, where staff from Denmark teach 216 students … Continue reading

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