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Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma Engaged

  August 12, 2013 at 8:33 am by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi has announced his engagement. The Prince is engaged to his Hungarian girlfriend of one year, Viktoria Cservenyák. The couple will marry on October 5th, at the Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Apeldoorn. A reception will follow at Het Loo Palace. Prince Jaime is the younger son of the late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of the Netherlands.

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Historical Royal of August: Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

  August 12, 2013 at 6:00 am by

August 12th, 1872. Queen Victoria is marking the birth of another grandchild, her thirteenth granddaughter. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Queen’s fifth child, had given birth to her fourth child. Princess Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena, to be known as Marie Louise – Louie to her family, has been born at Cumberland Lodge. The infant Princess had two elder brothers – Princes Christian Victor and Albert – and … Continue reading

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Floral Benedikte Opens Flower Festival

  August 4, 2013 at 3:25 am by

Princess Benedikte was pretty in floral and fuchsia yesterday when she opened the seventh annual Nordfyns Rose Festival in Bogense. Wearing a floral dress, ice blue blazer and fuchsia hat, the Princess was joined by the Mayor of Bogense to open the festival in the square in front of the Bogense Town Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Everything From the Sea’, and as such, one of the features of the … Continue reading

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Prince George’s Birth Officially Registered

  August 4, 2013 at 1:35 am by

The birth of the newest heir to the British throne has officially been registered with the City of Westminster. The Duke of Cambridge registered his son’s July 22nd birth on August 2nd, at Kensington Palace. Prince George’s registration certificate was brought to the palace by deputy registrar Alison Cathcart for the Duke to sign. With his parents’ occupations listed as ‘Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom’, Prince George became … Continue reading

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Stamps to Mark Carl Gustaf’s Jubilee

  August 4, 2013 at 12:58 am by

Three new stamps have been released in Sweden to mark the fortieth anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s accession to the throne. King Carl Gustaf features alone on one, his jubilee monogram on another, and with his two direct heirs – Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle – on the third. The stamps have been designed by Mårten Gustafsson, with the photographs used coming from Bruno Ehrs and Kate Gabor. … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters At Gråsten (Plus the Kids)

  July 26, 2013 at 8:15 am by

For the first time in several years, all three Danish sisters were present for the traditional Gråsten Palace photo session in Denmark today. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece posed for photographs with the elder two sisters’ children and grandchildren. Present were Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim of Denmark with their wives and eight children, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and … Continue reading

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Engagement in the House of Orléans-Braganza

  July 25, 2013 at 6:41 am by

As per an announcement in The Times today, an engagement has taken place in the House of Orléans-Braganza, the former ruling house of Imperial Brazil. Princess Amélia, the elder daughter of Prince Antonio of Orléans-Braganza and Princess Christine de Ligne, is engaged to Mr James Spearman. Mr Spearman is the son of Lochlain Spearman and Pilin Garrigues, and was born in Scotland. Princess Amélia was born in Brussels, and is a descendant of … Continue reading

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Belgian Photo Session in France

  July 25, 2013 at 6:28 am by

Following his installation at King of the Belgians this past Sunday, King Philippe and his family have headed to France for their summer vacation. The King, his wife Mathilde, and their four children – Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore – posed for photographers yesterday to mark the beginning of their vacation in L’Ile d’Yeu, Vendee, an island just off western France. The family was photographed biking and … Continue reading

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Baby Cambridge: It’s A Boy!

  July 22, 2013 at 5:02 pm by

The British Royal Court has announced that the Duchess of Cambridge has been safely delivered of a baby son. The infant was born on July 22nd, at 4:24pm. He weighed 3798 grams, the birth took place in the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in Paddington by Dr Marcus Setchell and Dr Alan Farthing. This is the first child for the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, who married in April … Continue reading

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Belgian Abdication: Profile of Albert II

  July 20, 2013 at 3:00 pm by

Ahead of his abdication tomorrow, let’s take a look at the life of King Albert II of the Belgians. Born on June 6th, 1934, Prince Albert was the youngest child of King Leopold III of the Belgians and Princess Astrid of Sweden. Upon his birth, which took place at the Stuyvenberg Castle, the same place his elder brother, Baudouin, was born, Albert was given the additional title, Prince of Liège. He … Continue reading

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Belgian Abdication: Profile of Baudouin

  July 20, 2013 at 6:30 am by

Our penultimate profile in the lead up to tomorrow’s abdication in Belgium shines the spotlight on the current King’s elder brother, Baudouin. The second child and eldest son of King Leopold III of the Belgians and Princess Astrid of Sweden, Baudouin Albert Charles Léopold Axel Marie Gustave was born on September 7th, 1930 at Stuyvenberg Castle near Laeken. He had an elder sister, Princess Joséphine-Charlotte (born in 1927), and a … Continue reading

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Photo Session in Wassenaar

  July 20, 2013 at 5:27 am by

The King and Queen of the Netherlands yesterday posed for their annual summer photo session at their home in Wassenaar. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were joined by their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – in the gardens of Villa Eikenhorst on the estate of De Horsten for the quick photo op. For the first time, the family’s pet dog, Skipper, was also present. Unlike in previous … Continue reading

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Norwegian Summer Photo Shoot – Now with Puppies

  July 16, 2013 at 5:22 am by

The Norwegian Royal Court has released this week a photo gallery of the Crown Princely Family’s summer photo shoot. The images were taken at the family’s summer home in Dvergsøya last week by Veronica Melå. Included in the images are the family’s most recent additions – the nine puppies delivered by the family pet, Milly Kakao. The puppies were born on June 15th. The family has had Milly Kakao, a labradoodle, … Continue reading

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Belgian Abdication: Profile of Albert I

  July 16, 2013 at 3:04 am by

Continuing our series of profiles on the six Belgian monarchs, today we look at the third King, Albert I. Born on April 8th, 1875 in Brussels, Albert Léopold Clément Marie Meinrad was not expected to succeed the throne. He was the second son of Prince Philippe, Count of Flanders – the third son of King Leopold I – and Princess Marie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen. Two unexpected deaths pushed Prince Albert up … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit New York

  July 13, 2013 at 12:19 am by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg were in New York City earlier this week, to attend the postponed presentation ceremony of the Luxembourg American Business Award. In the evening of July 9th, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the gala dinner where Airtech Advanced Materials Group was the recipient of the 2012 edition of the award. The company manufactures equipment and supplies for the manufacturing of composite parts, which are … Continue reading

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King Constantine Released from Hospital with UTI

  July 11, 2013 at 6:59 am by

The Greek Royal House has confirmed that King Constantine II had been admitted to, and released from, a hospital in Athens after falling ill earlier this week. “His Majesty King Constantine was treated for infection of the urinary tract at the beginning of the week and was released from Biokliniki Clinic earlier today,” a statement posted on the family’s website yesterday stated. According to media reports, the 73-year-old fainted on … Continue reading

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King Albert Hosts Reception for Prime Ministers

  July 11, 2013 at 6:22 am by

King Albert II yesterday hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of Laeken for the Prime Ministers who have served during his reign. Jean-Luc Dehaene, Guy Verhofstadt, Yves Leterme, Herman Van Rompuy and Elio Di Rupo joined the King, Queen Paola, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde for apéritifs in the palace’s rotunda before heading inside for a quick photo session and a lunch. As he arrived to the palace, Mr Leterme … Continue reading

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Prince Friso Leaves Hospital, Back in Holland

  July 9, 2013 at 9:38 am by

The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) has just announced that Prince Friso, the second son of Princess Beatrix, has left the Wellington Hospital in London and has been returned to the Netherlands. According to the statement, the Prince – who remains in a “state of minimal consciousness” – and his family (Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria) will spend the summer in the Netherlands. He is currently at Huis … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Jewish Community

  July 9, 2013 at 3:51 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday paid a visit to the Jewish community in Amsterdam, as part of their 375th anniversary celebrations. The couple were given a tour of the synagogue, where they were told about the interior of the building and given a history of the Nederlands Israëlitische Hoofdsynagoge (Dutch Jewish Main Synagogue). They spoke with representatives of various Jewish organisations in the city, and students and teachers from … Continue reading

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Support for Danish Monarchy Increases

  July 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm by

According to a recent poll undertaken by YouGov, support for the monarchy in Denmark as a form of government has increased in recent years. This was not the popularity of each individual member, which typically fluctuates over time, but the monarchy as a whole. The 1,015 respondents, who were polled in June this year and were aged between 18 and 74, delivered a result which saw support for the monarchy … Continue reading

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