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Daughter for the Hereditary Prince zu Fürstenberg

  March 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have welcomed a daughter named Maria Cecilia. She was born yesterday March 11 at 12:55pm, and her full name is Maria Cecilia Massimiliana Ghislaine Pauline Odile Eva Fabrizia Egonia. According to a spokesperson, mother and baby are both health and doing well. Princess Maria Cecilia is the second child for Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeanette, who married in 2010. Their first child, … Continue reading

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New Poll: Outfit of the Week, March 2-8

  March 12, 2015 at 3:36 am by

As we announced last week, The Royal Forums has gone in a new direction for our monthly polls. Weekly fashion polls to determine the best outfit worn by a royal lady have begun! Each week, a small team of forum members will chose between five and ten outfits they believe to have been the best, and a poll will be created to give the TRF community the ability to select … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Presents ‘The Queen’s Watch’

  March 11, 2015 at 8:21 pm by

The Queen of Denmark today presented ‘The Queen’s Watch’, a customary honour awarded to an outstanding member of the Royal Life Guards at the end of their service period. After inspecting a guard of honour of lifeguards who have completed their service, Queen Margrethe deliver a brief speech praising the efforts of the Life Guards during last month’s terror attack in Copenhagen. Frederik Marquard Nielsen was this year’s recipient, receiving a … Continue reading

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Cheltenham Festival Gets Some Royal Visitors

  March 11, 2015 at 6:38 pm by

It’s that time of year again, and members of the British Royal Family have attended the first two days of the annual Cheltenham Festival. The Duchess of Cornwall was there today accompanied by her two children, Tom Parker-Bowles and Laura Lopes, and their spouses Sara and Harry. The group showed a wide range of emotions while watching the races from the royal box – Tom appeared to have backed a … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Launches New Cruise Liner, Britannia

  March 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today were in Southampton for the official naming ceremony of the newest P&O cruise liner, Britannia. Attending the celebrity-packed launch at the Ocean Cruise Terminal, the Queen and the Duke were treated to an entertaining dance performance and music from the Royal Marines Band. The Queen, standing out from the crowd in a bright peach ensemble, was even spotted tapping her foot … Continue reading

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International Women’s Day Event for Princess Lalla Meryem

  March 9, 2015 at 11:38 pm by

As the Chairwoman of the National Union of Moroccan Women (UNFM), Princess Lalla Meryem yesterday hosted a national meeting in Rabat to mark International Women’s Day. During the meeting, which held the theme “Non-violence culture against women: prospective vision”, Lalla Meryem delivered a speech that praised the “endeavours and efforts on the path of safeguarding social and human rights achievements” of the women of Morocco. The attendees – including the Moroccan Minister … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Commonwealth Day Service

  March 9, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

The Queen today led members of the royal family in a multi-faith service to mark Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey. The Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were all on hand for the afternoon service. The theme of this year’s event is ‘A Young Commonwealth’ and over 1,000 children from around London were provided tickets to attend the … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Launches New Swimming Project

  March 9, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary today attended the launch of a new swimming project aiming to encourage more Danes to learn to swim. “Everyone must learn to swim” is initiated by the Danish Swimming Union, of which the Crown Princess is patron. The purpose of the project is to establish ways that people can learn to swim, in particular increasing the number of public and private primary schools that offer swimming … Continue reading

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Emperor of Japan Receives Germany’s Chancellor Merkel

  March 9, 2015 at 8:13 pm by

Emperor Akihito today welcomed the Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel, to the Imperial Palace for an audience during her visit to Japan. During the meeting, which lasted 20 minutes, the pair spoke of their desire for conflicts around the world – namely in Ukraine – to end peacefully, and that the marking of the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War would help create an “era free … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Competes in the Vasaloppet

  March 8, 2015 at 6:20 pm by

For the fourth time, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark today competed in the Vasaloppet cross-country skiing race held in Sweden. Finishing with a time of 6hrs, 54mins and 10secs, Frederik bested his time from last year by twenty-eight minutes. “I’m absolutely satisfied with the time. I’ve trained a bit more than last year so I’m definitely satisfied,” he said speaking with Sweden’s SVT after the race. “There was a lot … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Speaks At Rare Diseases Day Event

  March 5, 2015 at 11:25 pm by

The Queen of Spain today attended the official Rare Diseases Day event at the Spanish Senate in Madrid. “A country with strong science is a country that progresses, it moves, which makes its citizens’ lives better. The investment, both public and private, in scientific research is always profitable, always convenient. Today more than ever, we repeat here that research is a prerequisite for progress in all areas,” Queen Letizia said … Continue reading

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New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

  March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading

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First Child for Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad

  March 4, 2015 at 11:37 am by

Sheikh Abdullah bin Hamad Al-Thani, the deputy Emir of Qatar, and his wife Sheikha Al-Maha welcomed their first child yesterday. The couple, who were married in March 2012, are the parents of a son, Sheikh Tamim bin Abdullah. Sheikh Abdullah is a son of the former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, and his third wife, Sheikha Noora bint Khalid Al-Thani.

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Grand Duke Henri Honours Former IOC President

  March 3, 2015 at 4:37 am by

Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri yesterday welcomed the former President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, to Château de Berg for an audience. During the audience, Count Rogge (a member of the Belgian nobility since 2002) was awarded with the Grand Cross of the Civil and Military Order of Merit of Adolphe of Nassau, the second highest order of Luxembourg. The order is granted to person in recognition of “meritorious service … Continue reading

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Another Prussian Baby On The Way?

  March 3, 2015 at 12:30 am by

German magazine Bunte is reporting that the Prince and Princess of Prussia are expecting their third child. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the prospective parents as yet, Princess Sophie is believed to be due to give birth in April. The couple are already parents to twin sons, Princes Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, who were born in January 2013. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011.

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New Coinage Portrait Released in the UK

  March 2, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

The Royal Mint today released the new portrait of Queen Elizabeth II that will begin featuring on British coins. Engraver Jody Clark, who works at the Royal Mint, saw his design selected from the final selection of anonymous submissions. The design is the fifth portrait of the Queen to feature on coins since she took the throne in 1952. “I hope she [Queen Elizabeth] thinks it is a fitting and … Continue reading

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Felipe and Letizia Host Gala Dinner for Colombian President

  March 2, 2015 at 7:50 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain tonight hosted a gala dinner at the Royal Palace in Madrid for the visiting Colombian President. King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia posed with President Juan Manuel Santos Calderón and his wife María Clemencia Rodríguez for photographs before greeting the 110 dinner guests in the palace’s Throne Room. Among those attending the dinner were Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and members of the Spanish government … Continue reading

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Baptism Date of Monaco’s Princely Twins Announced

  March 2, 2015 at 7:20 pm by

The christening date for Monaco’s princely twins has finally been announced, the event will take place on May 10. Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella will be christened at the Cathedral de Monaco during a special morning mass. The twins were born on December 10 at the Maternity Centre of the Princess Grace Hospital. They are first and second in line to the throne of Monaco. Monaco Channel also revealed that … Continue reading

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Duke of Edinburgh Presents New RAF Squadron Standard

  March 2, 2015 at 4:48 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh was today West London, where he presented a Royal Air Force squadron with their new standard. The No. 32 (The Royal) Squadron received their new standard at their base, RAF Northolt. Prince Philip, who is the Honorary Air Commodore of RAF Northolt, inspected a guard of sixty servicemen from the squadron. He wore the ceremonial dress of the Royal Air Force for the presentation. “It is … Continue reading

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Former Thai Royal In-Laws Arrested for Lèse-majesté

  March 1, 2015 at 3:59 am by

The parents of Thailand’s former Crown Princess, Srirasmi Suwadee, were arrested last week on charges of lèse-majesté. Apiruj and Wanthanee Suwadee pled guilty to the charges of defaming the monarchy, lodging a malicious claim and asking officials to file false charges. Their arrest, which took place on Friday, came after a former neighbour of the couple accused them of having her falsely imprisoned for fraud by using their royal connections. “We plead … Continue reading

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