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Danish Princess to be Christened on May 20

  March 9, 2012 at 8:04 am by

The Danish Royal Court today announced that the christening of its youngest member, the infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, will take place on May 20th. In a brief statement released by Kurt Bache, the private secretary for Prince Joachim’s household, it was revealed that the christening will be held at the Møgeltønder Church, the same church where the infant’s parents were married and where her older brothers, … Continue reading

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Queen & Prince Philip Begin Jubilee Tours in Leicester

  March 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh kicked off their Diamond Jubilee tours of the country today in Leicester. They were joined by the Duchess of Cambridge. The trio departed from London’s St Pancras station this morning, arriving in Leicester just over an hour later. They were greeted by Leicester’s station manager, Mr David Oldershaw. The first stop on the royal timetable was a cultural dance in the De … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Back on Official Duty

  March 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm by

Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was back on official duty today, her first engagement since the February 17 skiing accident of her son, Prince Friso. The Queen was in Soesterberg, about an hour’s drive south-west of Amsterdam, to open a new barracks of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit of the Ministry of Defence. The barracks, named Sergeant-Major Scheickkazerne in Dutch, has been named after the first Dutch EOD specialist … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi, Face of Gucci Campaign

  March 7, 2012 at 4:59 am by

The Italian fashion label Gucci yesterday launched a new campaign featuring Charlotte Casiraghi as its main face. In a series of photos and a video promoting the label’s new ‘Forever New’ advertising campaign, Ms Casiraghi is photographed in what may be her most natural setting – a horse stable. The photographs were taken by Peter Lindbergh, and feature Charlotte with her horse, Carryduff. The advertising campaign was orchestrated by both … Continue reading

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The Travelling Windsors

  March 6, 2012 at 12:38 am by

As was announced earlier, the British Royal Family will be undertaking a series of official visits this year to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Currently, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Harry are in the Caribbean, visiting various Commonwealth countries in the region. The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s trip began on February 21st, in St Lucia. The couple spent two days on the small island, visiting … Continue reading

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Princess Mary in Washington, DC for Women’s Conference

  March 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

Crown Princess Mary was in Washington, D.C. last week, attending the Second World Conference of Women’s Shelters. The Crown Princess was in attendance in conjunction with her work with The Mary Foundation. Her visit began on February 27th, when she presented a donation of $USD2.3million to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender and Diversity Multi-Donor Fund on behalf of the Danish Government, taking place at the IDB headquarters. Princess Mary was … Continue reading

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First Photos of Princess Estelle

  February 27, 2012 at 7:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has published the first portraits of Princess Estelle, the newborn daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The series of three photos were taken at Haga Palace over the weekend, and are believed to have been shot by King Carl XVI Gustaf. In the photos, Princess Estelle wears a cardigan knitted by Alice Sommerlath, the late mother of Queen Silvia. Princess Estelle was born on … Continue reading

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Swedish Princess Named Estelle

  February 23, 2012 at 2:02 am by

UPDATE 24/02/12 at 06:33: King Carl XVI Gustaf has just announced that the newborn daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel has been named Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary. She has the title Duchess Of Östergötland.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. The infant, second in line for the Swedish throne, was born at 04:26 this morning, February 23rd at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. She weighed 3200 grams and was 51 centimetres long. Her name will be revealed tomorrow at a special cabinet meeting. Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Admitted to Karolinska Hospital

  February 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

UPDATE 23/02/12 at 01:23: Prince Daniel will be speaking to the press at 07:00, Swedish time. That’s in approximately forty minutes. Click here for live coverage from TV4 in Sweden. The Crown Princess of Sweden has been admitted to the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna for the birth of her first child. The news was confirmed by the Swedish Royal Court’s information chief, Bertil Ternert, about an hour ago. Princess … Continue reading

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Swedes Prepare for ‘Imminent’ Royal Birth

  February 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm by

With the birth of the future heir to the Swedish throne expected – and we quote grandmother-to-be Queen Silvia on this – any day now, the Swedish media has gone into overdrive in preparation for the royal birth. Each day there are new reports on the upcoming birth of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s first child, some more credible than others (more on the helicopter landing below). What we … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla to Visit Scandinavia

  February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be paying official visits to the three Scandinavian countries at the end of March. Visits to Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been schedueled as a lead-in to the British Royal Family’s tours of the Commonwealth to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The respective Royal Courts also stated that the “historical and diplomatic ties” between Britain and Scandinavia is part … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Swedish Princess Living with Boyfriend

  February 20, 2012 at 7:15 am by

The Swedish Royal Court’s spokesperson, Bertil Ternert, has confirmed that Princess Madeleine is living with her boyfriend of one year, Chris O’Neill. Apparently, the couple have been living together since November. “They have lived at the same address for a long time,” Mr Ternert told Aftonbladet. Mr O’Neill’s town house is in the East Village, and Princess Madeleine has been spotted numerous times walking around the area. Princess Madeleine and … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito’s Heart Surgery Successful

  February 19, 2012 at 5:30 am by

The Imperial Household Agency has reported that Emperor Akihito is recovering well from his heart bypass operation yesterday, Saturday February 18th. “As far as operations go, it probably could not have proceeded any better,” Doctor Minoru Ono said during a press conference following the operation’s completion at the University of Tokyo Hospital. Doctors from the Juntendo University Hospital also assisted in the operation, in which doctors used a blood vessel … Continue reading

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Prince Friso in Coma following Avalanche Last Friday

  February 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm by

UPDATE 24/02/12 at 07:15: A press conference with the head of trauma and intensive care at the hospital in Innsbruck has just taken place. The doctors gave some details on the Prince’s condition, and their prognosis: The Prince was under the snow for 25 minutes, and CPR was performed for 50 minutes to resuscitate him. A MRI was performed yesterday on the Prince, which indicated that the Prince had suffered severe brain damage from a lack of oxygen. Doctors cannot guarantee that the Prince will awaken from his coma, or give a timeframe as to when this could be expected. If he does wake up, his rehabilitation will take months or years.
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau is currently in a critical but stable condition in an Innsbruck hospital following an avalanche in the ski resort of Lech am Arlberg on Friday February 17th. Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Commemorate Dead in Laeken

  February 16, 2012 at 9:39 am by

Earlier today in Laeken, the Belgian Royal Family were present at the annual mass commemorating the deceased members of the family. The mass took place at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk in Dutch, Eglise Notre-Dame in French). The entire royal family was present – King Albert II and Queen Paola, their children and their spouses, Queen Fabiola, who was accompanied by Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess Léa … Continue reading

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Danes in Verbier

  February 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm by

The Danish Crown Prince Couple, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, are currently in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier with their four children. As they do annually, the family made the trip down from Denmark to celebrate the Crown Princess’s birthday on February 5th. This year was slightly different, as Prince Frederik and Princess Mary arrived in Verbier almost a week in advance of their children – five year old … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Out and About

  February 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family were out and about today, attending a business meeting and a representation dinner. Earlier today, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited the Centre for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) in Stockholm. The Crown Princess Couple were greeted by the SNS Chairman, Mr Harry Flam, the Acting President, Ms Pernilla Klein, and the program director, Ms Mia Chen Nell. During the visit, expected to be one … Continue reading

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10th Anniversary of Princess Margaret’s Death

  February 9, 2012 at 6:00 am by

February 9th, 2012 marks the tenth anniversary of the death of Her Royal Highness The Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon. She was the younger daughter of Their Majesties King George VI and Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom. Princess Margaret passed away in 2002, after suffering the last of her several strokes. She has been unwell for almost two decades, having had an operation in 1985 in which part of … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Visits National Portrait Gallery

  February 8, 2012 at 11:43 pm by

In her first official solo outing, the Duchess of Cambridge visited the National Portrait Gallery in London this evening. The Duchess toured the Lucian Freud exhibition which opens to the public tomorrow, February 9th. Upon arrival to the Gallery, Catherine was greeted by Gallery directors and the Culture Secretary, Jeremy Hunt. During her tour of the exhibition – which features 130 of Freud artworks, many of them nudes – the … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima Receives Machiavelli Prize

  February 8, 2012 at 11:19 pm by

Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was today awarded the 2011 Machiavelli Prize at a ceremony at the Nieuwspoort Press Centre in The Hague. Accompanied by her husband, the Prince of Orange, and their uncle, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven (himself a former recipient of the prize), Princess Máxima accepted the prize which was awarded to her because of her “exceptional communication skills that have characterised her work as a Princess of … Continue reading

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