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Second Child for Peter and Autumn Phillips

  October 15, 2011 at 5:01 am by

Buckingham Palace has confirmed that The Princess Royal’s son, Peter Phillips, and his wife Autumn are expecting their second child. The news was broken earlier today, London time, by the BBC. Autumn is expected to give birth in March 2012, providing Queen Elizabeth II with a diamond jubilee baby – perhaps fittingly from her silver jubilee baby (Peter was born in 1977, the year which marked the Queen’s twenty-fifth anniversary … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King Marries in Colourful Ceremony

  October 13, 2011 at 7:23 am by

The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has married his 21-year-old fiancé in a ceremony today in the city of Punakha. The wedding ceremony began at 8:20am, local time, when the King exited the Royal Palace en route to the 500-year-old Punakha Dzong, the nation’s second oldest monastery. He was followed a short time later by his bride, Jetsun Pema, who was at the end of an elaborate procession … Continue reading

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Danish Opening of Parliament 2011

  October 4, 2011 at 11:58 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2011 Session of the Danish Parliament, at Christiansborg Palace. Princess Benedikte, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were the first to arrive, as per tradition; followed by Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The royals were greeted by members of the Presidium of the Parliament, who were assembled on the flight of stairs leading into Christiansborg. Then, Queen Margrethe II … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Out and About Before Opening of Parliament Tomorrow

  October 3, 2011 at 11:53 pm by

Several members of the Danish Royal Family have been out and about on official business, ahead of the opening of the 2011 Danish Parliamentary Session tomorrow, October 4th. On Saturday, October 1st, Princess Marie continued with her civil defence training, by participating in an international rescue training course. The course took place at the Danish Emergency Management Agency (DEMA) Technical College in Tinglev, which is around half an hour’s drive … Continue reading

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Heir for the Georgian Dynasty born in Madrid

  September 30, 2011 at 2:36 am by

The Georgian Royal House announced two days ago that an heir for the dynasty has been born, to Prince David and Princess Anna Bagrationi Mukhran Batonishvili. Prince David is the current Head of the Royal House. The couple’s first child, a son, was born at 22:40 local time on September 27th, in Madrid. The infant has been named and will be styled, His Royal Highness The Prince Giorgi Bagration Bagrationi. … Continue reading

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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh Heading to Australia

  September 25, 2011 at 7:00 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and The Duke of Edinburgh are set to undertake their sixteenth official visit to Australia in the tail end of October, as was announced by Buckingham Palace and the Australian Prime Minister’s office this week. The purpose of the visit is for the Queen to open the biennial Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM), which will be held in Perth beginning on October 26th. The meeting will … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel Visit Finland, Day Two

  September 22, 2011 at 9:00 am by

The Crown Prince and Prince of Sweden have settled back into Haga Palace, following their two-day visit to Finland earlier this week (read about day one here). On September 20th, the couple Logomo, where they viewed three exhibitions as part of Turku’s ‘Capital of Culture’ year. The exhibitions were named “Only A Game”, “Fire” and “Alice in Wonderland”; Victoria and Daniel then moved on to visit the city’s main library, … Continue reading

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Danish Crown Princely Couple to Visit Australia in November

  September 20, 2011 at 1:42 am by

The Danish Royal Court today officially announced that Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary will partake in an official visit to Australia in November this year. The news was first broken in May, on the ‘Bright Green Denmark’ website, the business delegation who will be accompanying the couple on the visit. The Crown Prince and Princess will visit Canberra, Sydney and Melbourne, between November 19th and November 26th. According … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel Visit Finland, Day One

  September 20, 2011 at 12:26 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are currently on a two-day visit to neighbouring Finland. The couple are visiting the city of Turku, where they began yesterday morning by arriving at the Forum Marinum Maritime Centre to visit the Tre Kronor brig. At the Maritime Centre, the Crown Princess unveiled a silver plate to mark Finland’s position as one of the protectors of the Baltic Sea. A short time … Continue reading

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Van Vollenhovens at Red Cross Event

  September 13, 2011 at 5:28 am by

The adult members of the van Vollenhoven family yesterday attended a charity evening at the Carré Royal Theatre in Amsterdam, to mark the foundation of the Dutch Red Cross‘ ‘Prinses Margriet Fonds’ (Princess Margriet Fund). The guest of honour, Princess Margriet, arrived with her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven; three of the couple’s four sons, Princes Maurits, Bernhard and Floris, also attended with their respective wives, Marilène, Annette and Aimée. … Continue reading

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The Royals and Ground Zero: 9/11 Ten Years On

  September 11, 2011 at 6:38 am by

It was the moment which caused the world to stand still – 08:46 local time, September 11th, 2001, New York City. The World Trade Centre’s North Tower is hit by an American Airlines flight from Boston, en route to Los Angeles. The words “hijacking”, “terrorism” and “9/11″ are from that moment forever imprinted in the minds of the world’s population. Less than twenty minutes later, it becomes clear that this … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s King Sets Date for Royal Wedding

  September 6, 2011 at 3:25 am by

The next royal wedding will take place on October 13th, it has been announced by the Bhutanese Royal Court. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar will marry his commoner bride, Jetsun Puma, in a traditional ceremony in Punakha, before travelling to Thimphu, where the wedding celebrations will take place at the Changlingmithang Stadium on October 15th. In the information released earlier late last week, an official symbol was also distributed, which … Continue reading

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Queen Anne-Marie’s 65th Birthday

  August 30, 2011 at 4:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes today celebrates her sixty-fifth birthday. Born Her Royal Highness Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark on August 30th, 1946; she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. She … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Final Day

  August 26, 2011 at 9:58 am by

Yesterday, August 25th, was the final day of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s tour of Jutland on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They visited Hirtshals, and once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine made an appearance on the deck of the yacht. As in each port they have visited, the Prince and Princess were greeted on land by local dignitaries and then rode in a … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Days Two and Three

  August 25, 2011 at 6:10 am by

Day two of the Dannebrog tour began at the port in Hanstholm on August 23rd, where once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, made an appearance to greet the crowds with their parents. They were given over to their nannies soon after, so Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary could go ashore to being their official program. After greeting the crowd which had gathered to see … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Day One

  August 23, 2011 at 9:03 am by

Yesterday, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their five-day tour aboard the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They will visit the Danish cities of Skagen, Hanstholm, Hirtshals and Aarhus. The visit to Skagen began with the arrival of the Dannebrog at the Old Pier in the Port of Skagen, where Frederik and Mary appeared on the deck of the yacht with their youngest children, seven-month-old Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

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It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

  August 21, 2011 at 6:47 am by

No, we’re not going to break into Billy Idol. But white weddings were the place-to-be for our Scandinavian royals yesterday, August 20th. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, various members of the respective royal houses headed to the chapel to witness their friends say “I Do”. Just east of the Danish city of Vejle, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the wedding of Anders Kirk Johansen, the grandson of … Continue reading

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Expectant Crown Princess Out and About in Stockholm

  August 19, 2011 at 8:45 am by

On August 17th,just hours before revealing that she was pregnant with her first child, Crown Princess Victoria attended the ‘International Swede of the Year’ awards ceremony at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel. Wearing a red, pink and yellow floral shift dress with a pink cardigan, the secretive mother-to-be beamed as she arrived to the event, which saw Peter Wallenberg take home the award. The following day, August 18th, the Crown Princess was … Continue reading

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Vendômes Expecting Second Child

  August 19, 2011 at 1:28 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of Orléans, are expecting their second child, it was revealed in the current edition of Royals magazine. The baby is expected to be born in February 2012, and will join the couple’s first child, son Prince Gaston, who was born in November 2009. The Duke and Duchess married in March and May 2009, civilly and religiously respectively. Prince Jean … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Expecting First Child

  August 17, 2011 at 10:34 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the pregnancy of HRH Crown Princess Victoria. This is the first child for the Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. The Princess is expected to give birth in March 2012, and the entire Bernadotte and Westling families are extremely pleased with the news. The official announcement read, “Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown … Continue reading

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