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Death of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa

  June 7, 2012 at 6:24 am by

The Imperial Household Agency last night announced the death of Prince Tomohito of Mikasa at the age of sixty-six. The Prince, Emperor Akihito’s first cousin, passed away at 3:35pm local time on Wednesday June 6th, at a hospital in Tokyo. He passed away following major organ failure. He had suffered from cancer for over two decades, his most recent cancer-related operation was March this year. He had throat cancer since … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Celebrates Fiftieth Birthday

  June 6, 2012 at 9:16 am by

Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este yesterday celebrated her fiftieth birthday. To mark the occasion, the Belgian Royal Court released a series of portraits of Princess Astrid and her husband, Prince Lorenz. A birthday party was also held on Saturday June 2nd at the Royal Palace of Laeken, which was attended by Princess Astrid’s children, parents, and her younger brother with his family. During the luncheon, the Princess was … Continue reading

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Danes Attend WWF Denmark Anniversary

  May 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm by

The Danish Royal Family attended a gala dinner this evening to mark the fortieth anniversary of the World Wide Fund for Nature Denmark. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were all present for the gala, and Prince Henrik – after arriving to the event in a golf cart with his wife – was on hand to greet all of the … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Christened in Stockholm

  May 22, 2012 at 7:33 am by

The daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Princess Estelle, has been christened in a ceremony held at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Guests began arriving to the Chapel at 11:00, local time. Over 400 attended the ceremony, including members of the Danish, Norwegian, Dutch, Belgian and Luxembourgian Royal Families. Also present were the partners of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine, Ms … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Newborn Princess Named Athena

  May 20, 2012 at 11:31 am by

The infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie has been named Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie. The names were just announced during her christening at the Møgeltønder Church in Møgeltønder. The Princess’ middle names come from her grandmothers, Queen Margrethe II and Mrs Francoise Grassiot, and her mother, Princess Marie. Princess Athena’s godparents are Mr Gregory Grandet, Mr Edouard Cavallier, Ms Carina Axelsson, Ms Julie Mirabaud, Mr Diego de Lavandeyra and Mrs … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary in South Korea, Days Two and Three

  May 12, 2012 at 6:58 am by

Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary have spent the past two days in Seoul and Yeosu. The couple began with seperate agendas yesterday, May 11th, in Seoul. The Crown Princess visited the Samsung Medical Centre in Ilwon-dong, where she visited the NICU, the paediatric ward and the cancer school. During the visit, Mary was able to meet some of the young patients. The hospital has a cancer school to … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Official Visit to South Korea

  May 11, 2012 at 2:11 am by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple have begun their six-day official visit to South Korea. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary arrived in Seoul yesterday, May 10th. The couple are being joined by three members of the Danish government – the Ministers for Business and Growth, Development Co-Operation and Trade and Investment: Mr Ole Sohn, Mr Christian Friis Bach and Ms Pia Olsen Dyhr; as well as a series of … Continue reading

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Baby Girl for the Dukes of Parma

  May 11, 2012 at 1:36 am by

The Duchess of Parma has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The infant Princess was born on May 9th, 2012. Princess Annemarie delivered the baby girl at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 16:30 with the assistance of Doctor Kim Boers. The newborn weighed in at 3,160 grams and measured 52 centimetres in length. The couple have named their daughter Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria. Irene is in … Continue reading

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Princess Mabel Resigns from Elders CEO Position

  May 9, 2012 at 3:11 am by

Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau has resigned from her position as Chief Executive Officer of The Elders. The decision was announced following a meeting of The Elders on May 7th in Norway. The Princess has decided to step down due to the current situation with her husband, Prince Friso, who is in a coma following an avalanche accident on February 17th. Radio Netherlands reports that Princess Mabel will continue part-time as … Continue reading

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Princess Mary’s “Pop Art” Portrait

  May 7, 2012 at 6:05 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday unveiled a new portrait during an event on Children’s Aid Day. As patron of Børnehjælpsdagen, the Children’s Aid Foundation, the Princess unveiled a portrait of herself painted by Romero Britto. Mr Britto, a Brazilian artist, is well-known for his pop art style of portraits, featuring abstract shapes and bright colours. He has previously painted Princess Charléne of Monaco. Princess Mary wore a recycled deep purple dress … Continue reading

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Count Carl Johan Bernadotte has Died

  May 6, 2012 at 11:30 am by

Count Carl Johan Bernadotte, uncle of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 95. The news was announced several hours ago by the Swedish Royal Court. The Count passed away yesterday, May 5th. He is survived by his second wife, Countess Gunilla Bernadotte, and his two adopted children and their families. The Count was the last living great-grandchild … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie to Wed in October

  May 3, 2012 at 7:21 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court has announced the wedding date of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The pair will marry on Saturday October 20th. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie were officially engaged last week, April 26th. They attended a reception where the Countess was presented to Luxembourg’s Government, before greeting the press for a photo session in the afternoon on April 27th. According to … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Celebrate Koninginnedag

  May 1, 2012 at 3:54 am by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the official birthday of Queen Beatrix, Koninginnedag, in the towns of Rhenen and Veenendaal. Queen Beatrix was joined by two of her sons and daughters-in-law, her sister, and nephews and their wives for the festivities. Only Prince Friso, Princess Mabel and Princess Anita were not in attendance. Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven was only present in Veenendaal. Upon arrival in Rhenen, school children from the … Continue reading

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Baby Estelle Makes Balcony Debut

  April 30, 2012 at 9:21 am by

Sweden’s infant Princess Estelle made her balcony debut today, celebrating her grandfather’s 66th birthday. King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrated his birthday by greeting the people from the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The King and Prince Carl Philip took a military salute, before the army band paraded for the crowd that gathered while the King received flowers from children, as he does each year. ‘Happy Birthday’ was then … Continue reading

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Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume Engaged

  April 26, 2012 at 4:06 am by

The Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Guillaume, is engaged to be married. The Grand Ducal Court announced his engagement to Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy a short time ago. A press conference will be taking place later this afternoon, Luxembourg time. A reception will be held at the Grand Ducal Palace tomorrow morning. View the thread announcing the engagement here.

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Princess Mary At Prize Ceremony, New Portraits of Queen

  April 19, 2012 at 8:51 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was present for the awards ceremony of the ‘Little Brother’ prize of the Children’s Aid Foundation. She is the patron of the foundation. The ceremony took place at the Copenhagen Town Hall, where Niklas Matthiassen and Birger Steen Hansen were presented with the 2012 edition of the prize. Mr Matthiassen was awarded the ‘Little Brother’ prize for his work with physically and mentally disabled children through … Continue reading

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Dutch Crown Prince Buys Property in Greece

  April 17, 2012 at 12:03 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima have bought a villa in Doroufi, west of Kranidi, Greece. The villa was purchased for €4.5million from German photographer Manfred Rieker, and features a swimming pool, alongside a private beach and marina. It sits on a four-thousand square metre estate. Neighbours include Sean Connery, Russian President-Elect Vladimir Putin and the Niarchos family. Volksrant was told that Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte had been informed … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals’ Working Monday

  April 16, 2012 at 11:34 pm by

It was a buzzing day at the Royal Palace of Stockholm, with King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria all taking part in official engagements. The King and the Crown Princess attended chaired a meeting of the Advisory Council in Lovisa Ulrika’s Dining Room. The meeting discussed foreign relations matters, and the Advisory Council is a consultation body between the Swedish Government and Parliament. Meanwhile, Queen Silvia … Continue reading

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Tillykke med fødselsdagen Daisy!

  April 16, 2012 at 9:30 pm by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark today celebrated her 72nd birthday in Copenhagen. As per tradition, the Queen appeared on the balcony of Christian IX’s Palace, Amalienborg, accompanied by her husband and their children. The ever-expanding royal family this year was not able to all squeeze on to one balcony at the same time, which meant that the families of Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim split their time on the … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Royals at Sandhurst Graduation

  April 16, 2012 at 10:31 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family was out in force on Friday in Sandhurst, England where they were present at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for the passing out ceremony of Prince Wenceslas of Nassau and Archduke Alexander of Austria. The two princes, both grandsons of former Grand Duke Jean, took part in the Sovereign’s Parade to signify the end of the military training at the Academy. Their regiment, among over … Continue reading

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