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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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Lady Louise Breaks Arm After Pony Fall

  April 12, 2012 at 6:38 am by

Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor was taken to hospital this morning, London time, after falling from her pony while riding in Windsor Great Park. The eight-year-old daughter of the Earl and Countess of Wessex was later released with a broken left arm. Buckingham Palace confirmed the news, stating, “Lady Louise broke her left arm after falling from her pony while riding at Windsor this morning. She has been treated by doctors and … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cornwall Receives Royal Victorian Order

  April 8, 2012 at 9:25 pm by

On her seventh wedding anniversary, the Duchess of Cornwall has been made a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order by Queen Elizabeth II. Buckingham Palace announced the appointment a few hours ago, in the morning of April 9th. The Royal Victorian Order is presented for personal services to the Sovereign, and is bestowed at the Queen’s discretion. The Order was founded in 1896 by Queen Victoria. Read the … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joined by Granddaughter Beatrice for Maundy Service

  April 6, 2012 at 1:31 am by

Queen Elizabeth II was joined by The Duke of Edinburgh and Princess Beatrice of York yesterday for the annual Royal Maundy Service. This year’s service took place at the York Minster, where the Queen was welcomed by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu, and other members of the clergy, while a 2,000 people strong crowd lined the streets to catch a glimpse of the monarch. Prior to the welcome … Continue reading

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Peter & Autumn Phillips Welcome Second Daughter

  March 30, 2012 at 10:20 pm by

Peter and Autumn Phillips, the son and daughter-in-law of The Princess Royal, welcomed their second daughter on Thursday March 29th. The infant was born at the Gloucestershire Royal Infirmary, and has been named Isla Elizabeth. She weighed 3.28kilograms. She joins elder sister Savannah, fifteen months. Isla is the second grandchild of Princess Anne, and the second great-grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Final Day in Scandinavia for Charles and Camilla

  March 28, 2012 at 2:28 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have spent their last day in Scandinavia, and have returned to England. Prince Charles was accompanied in the morning by Crown Prince Frederik and the Mayor of Copenhagen, Frank Jensen, as he visited Gyldenrisparke in Amager. Hundreds of locals turned out to see the royals during their walking tour of the area, Prince Charles joking with some, “Is this the queue for … Continue reading

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Funeral of Tonga’s King George Tupou V

  March 27, 2012 at 1:50 am by

The late King of Tonga, George Tupou V, was buried today following a state funeral in the South Pacific nation’s capital, Nuku’alofa. His body was returned to Tonga on Monday evening from Hong Kong, where he passed away on March 18th. The new King, Tupou VI, accompanied his elder brother’s body home. Thousands of Tongans lined the streets, dressed in mourning, as the King’s body made its way to the … Continue reading

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Official Visit to Denmark from the UK, Day Three

  March 27, 2012 at 1:26 am by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently in Denmark, the last stop on their Scandinavian Diamond Jubilee tour. Yesterday, March 26th, began with a visit to Kastellet Citadel in Copenhagen, where the Prince of Wales and Crown Prince Frederik laid wreaths at the national memorial, which is located at the military base. Joined by the Duchess of Cornwall and Crown Princess Mary, they then viewed the … Continue reading

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British Royals at the Gatcombe Horse Trials

  March 26, 2012 at 7:10 pm by

The Gatcombe Horse Trials took place over the weekend in Gloucestershire, and as per usual, the Phillipses were out in force to cheer on daughter/sister/aunt Zara. The Princess Royal, Timothy Laurence, Peter and Autumn Phillips were all present, with the show-stealer being Peter and Autumn’s 15-month-old daughter, Savannah, whose collection of sunhats was the subject of several news reports. Giggling away, Savannah was the centre of everyone’s attention – even … Continue reading

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