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Princess Leonore Arrives in Stockholm for Christening

  June 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm by

Three month old Princess Leonore has arrived in Sweden for the first time today, landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with her parents, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, early this morning, local time. The family were spotted yesterday departing from Newark Liberty International Airport on an overnight Scandinavian Airlines flight, after packing two town cars full of luggage outside their home. Princess Leonore was kept in a carry cot for her … Continue reading

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Royals Attend 2014 Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family, as well as others from the Gotha, attended the 2014 edition of the Bernadotte Art Awards at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm last night. Host Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, the widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle, the former Prince Sigvard, also used the gala to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday. She arrived to the event with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Announces Abdication

  June 2, 2014 at 8:32 am by

The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, has today announced his abdication. “A new generation must be at the forefront…younger people with new energies,” the King said in a television speech this afternoon, “Prince Felipe has the maturity and preparation to be king.” The news was initially announced by Prime Minister Rajoy, in a surprise press conference. “King Juan Carlos has just communicated to me his will to give up the … Continue reading

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Concert For Prince Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

This evening, a command performance to celebrate Prince Henrik’s 80th birthday was held at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen. Prince Henrik was joined by his immediate family for the event, which featured performances by the William Blakes, Medina, Claus Hempler, Andreas Bo (who had the some members of the royal family in fits of laughter with his impressions) and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre. Other guests included King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Holland Festival

  June 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the opening of the Holland Festival this evening at the National Opera and Ballet building. Willem-Alexander and Máxima were treated to a performance by the Belgian dance company Rosas, with choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by the Belgian ensemble Ictus. Ictus performed music composed by Gérard Grisey. The couple have attended the opening night of the festival for several years. This year is the … Continue reading

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Engagement in the Japanese Imperial House

  May 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm by

On Tuesday May 27, the engagement of Princess Noriko of Takamado and Mr Kunimaru Senge was announced by the Imperial Household Agency. The couple plan to marry in the Japanese autumn, at the Izumo-Taisha, the grand shrine in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture. Mr Senge’s family manage the shrine, one of the country’s oldest. Mr Senge himself is a Shinto priest. The pair met in April 2007, when Princess Noriko visited the shrine. … Continue reading

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First Communion for Princes Nicolas and Aymeric

  May 29, 2014 at 11:26 pm by

Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric, the eight-year-old sons of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium, today celebrated their first holy communion. Taking place at the Sainte-Catherine de Bonlez in Chaumont-Gistoux, the two Princes joined ten peers for the ceremony which was conducted by the church’s priest, Willy Gettemans, and Father Guy Gilbert. Father Gilbert is a personal friend of Prince Laurent, and performed the wedding ceremony of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, as … Continue reading

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Prince Gabriel’s First Communion

  May 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today celebrated their first communion of Prince Gabriel, the elder son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy. Taking place at the Saint Michael Church in Luxembourg City, the event was attended by the whole Grand Ducal Family, including great-grandfather Jean, as well as members of the Antony family. The Grand Duke’s siblings were also present. Prince Gabriel’s communion mass was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl For Princess Maria Carolina

  May 23, 2014 at 5:49 am by

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma has given birth to her first child, a girl. The infant was born on May 20 in Zürich, Switzerland, where Princess Maria Carolina lives with her husband, Albert Brenninkmeijer. The pair have been married since 2012. Maria Carolina and Albert have named their daughter Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile. The newborn is the sixth granddaughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and her late ex-husband, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. … Continue reading

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New Photo of Princess Leonore

  May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Princess Leonore, in connection with the publication of a special christening website. Leonore, who was born on February 20 in New York City, is shown in the arms of her mother, Princess Madeleine, while her father, Christopher O’Neill, sits next to them. The christening website, available here, provides information about Princess Leonore’s upcoming christening on June 8, as well as … Continue reading

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New Portraits for Danish 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children to celebrate the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary. The series includes photos of the couple together, with their children, and then the children together and individually. They were all taken by Franne Voight, at Amalienborg. The photos were shot in April this year. Apart from the new photographs, a handful … Continue reading

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“Road To The Crown” Exhibition Opens at Marienburg

  May 1, 2014 at 12:56 am by

The heirs of Hanover yesterday officially opened The Road To The Crown – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers exhibition celebrating the history of the Hanoverian Kingdom. Prince Ernst August Jr and Prince Christian, sons of Prince Ernst August V, welcomed 250 guests to Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen for the opening. Among the guests were Prince Heinrich of Hanover, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

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Princess Margarita and Prince Radu Visit Israel

  April 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm by

Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania have paid the first visit of a member of the Romanian Royal Family to Israel since the state’s formation in 1948. The couple arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday, where they spent the day at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), meeting with various politicians: Ruth Calderon, Deputy Speaker; Yael German, Minister of Health; and Zeev Elkin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Topics of discussion … Continue reading

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175 Years of Luxembourg Independence

  April 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family yesterday attended an academic session to mark the 175th anniversary of Luxembourg’s independence as established by the Treaty of London. Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (wearing a lilac sheath dress and matching jacket), Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie (in a white jacket and navy pants) attended the session at the Cercle Cité in Luxembourg City, which saw 300 invited guests … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

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Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

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Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Emaischen Festival

  April 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm by

The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg spent some time at the traditional Emaischen festival in Luxembourg City today. Guillaume and Stéphanie were treated to music, dancing and displays of peckvillercher, hand-crafted ceramic birds. Traditionally, the birds are given as gifts between lovers. Guillaume was seen blowing into the tail of one bird, as the ceramics are designed as whistles. The festival is celebrated every year on Easter Monday, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Presents Maundy Money

  April 17, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

The Queen today was in Blackburn to mark this year’s Royal Maundy Service. She was joined by the Duke of Edinburgh. Standing out from the crowd in a bright pink double-breasted cashmere coat with a matching dress by Stewart Parvin, the service took place at Blackburn Cathedral where Queen Elizabeth was presented with a nosegay of yellow, purple and white flowers. Following the service, Queen Elizabeth continued with a centuries-old … Continue reading

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Mother-Daughter Date at Skansen Aquarium

  April 16, 2014 at 9:52 pm by

It was a mother-date date for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden today, as she brought along two year old Princess Estelle for an engagement at Skansen Aquarium. There to officially open a new exhibition on endangered frogs and toads, Frogs – Jungle Jewels, the Crown Princess did so by dropping a cane toad into its environment, after the owner of the aquarium, Jonas Wahlstrom, gave a speech about the dangers surrounding … Continue reading

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