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Death of Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg

  October 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm by

Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg passed away yesterday, following surgery at the Villingen-Schwenningen Hospital. The Princess was 66. She was born in April 1948, the eldest of six children born to Joachim Egon, Fürst of Fürstenberg and Countess Paola zu Königsegg-Aulendorf. She never married, and has suffered from ill health for a number of years. Her elder brother, Heinrich, the current head of the Fürstenberg Princely House, issued a statement saying, “The death of … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Mary Unveils 2014 Christmas Seal

  October 27, 2014 at 8:52 pm by

As patron of the Julemærkefonden, Crown Princess Mary today unveiled the foundation’s Christmas Seal for the coming holiday season at the Copenhagen Town Hall. The 2014 edition of the seal (or stamp) was designed by Jacob Kühnel, and shows a number of Christmas-related drawings which come together to create a one large image. Mr Kühnel said that it was a “great pleasure” to design this year’s seals. Princess Mary, wearing a navy blue … Continue reading

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King Felipe & Queen Letizia Visit Boal, Prince of Asturias Award Winner

  October 26, 2014 at 7:39 pm by

King Felipe and Queen Letizia yesterday paid a visit to the town of Boal, in Asturias’s west, which was named this year’s Exemplary Town of Asturias. The King and Queen were shown around the town by its Mayor, Jose Antonio Barrientos, and other officials, visiting a laundry centre, a primary school and the House of Beekeeping. During the official portion of the visit – where the town was officially declared the … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia To Wed on June 13

  October 23, 2014 at 7:27 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just announced that the marriage of Prince Carl Philip and Ms Sofia Hellqvist will take place on June 13, 2015. Prince Carl Philip and Ms Hellqvist will be wed in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. “We look forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June, when Sweden is very beautiful. It’s a great day for us and we are … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf Hosts Parliamentary Dinner

  October 22, 2014 at 10:25 pm by

The King of Sweden hosted a parliamentary dinner at the Royal Palace of Stockholm this evening, in honour of the new government which was sworn in earlier this month. Among the 460 guests were the new Prime Minister, Stefan Löfven, his cabinet ministers, the President of the Swedish Parliament, Urban Ahlin, and all members of the Riksdag. They were greeted by King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel … Continue reading

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Spanish King & Queen Visit the Netherlands

  October 15, 2014 at 9:32 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain paid an introductory visit to their Dutch counterparts today, visiting The Hague. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima welcomed King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia at Noordeinde Palace, where the two couples greeted each other with friendly hugs and kisses. Obligatory photos were taken, ahead of a private lunch. In the afternoon, King Felipe and Queen Letizia went on to pay a visit to the … Continue reading

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First National Day With Felipe VI As King

  October 12, 2014 at 7:57 pm by

Spain has celebrated its first National Day with its new monarch, King Felipe VI. The celebrations took place earlier today at the Plaza de Cánovas del  Castillo, with a reception at the Royal Palace afterwards. King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia and their two daughters, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofía, were present for the homage to the Spanish national flag and the military parade that followed. A number of government … Continue reading

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Confirmed: Twins For Charlène and Albert

  October 9, 2014 at 6:44 am by

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has finally confirmed what has been a much speculated upon topic: Princess Charlène is indeed pregnant with twins. “The Prince and Princess of Monaco are happy to confirm they are expecting twins… at the end of the year,” read the official statement. The Princess’s pregnancy was announced at the end of May. A possible multiple pregnancy has been suspected since then, after reports that Princess … Continue reading

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King of Thailand Has Gallbladder Removed

  October 6, 2014 at 10:13 pm by

The King of Thailand has had successful gallbladder removal surgery and is in a stable post-operative condition, the Thai Royal Court confirmed today. “This morning his general health conditions have improved. His heart rate has lowered, his blood pressure is normal and his body temperature has lowered,” the statement read, in reference to the reasons stated for his admittance to the Siriraj Hospital in Bangkok on Friday: fever and irregular blood … Continue reading

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Honduran President Visits Spain

  October 1, 2014 at 11:54 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia today hosted a lunch at the Royal Palace of Madrid in honour of the visiting President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernández Alvarado, and his wife. The official party posed for photographs, before heading in to the dining room. The luncheon was attended by Spain’s Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, various ministers, and officials and business leaders. In their speeches, both King Felipe and President Hernandez spoke of … Continue reading

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Swedes Attend 2014 Edition of Parliament Opening

  September 30, 2014 at 11:32 pm by

The Swedish Royal Family today attended the opening of parliament at the Riksdag in Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip, who was accompanied by his fiancé Sofia Hellqvist, first were present at the traditional church service at the Storkyrkan. From there it was on to the Riksdag by horse-draw carriage, where they were greeted by the Speaker of Parliament, Urban … Continue reading

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On This Day: Greek King Marries Danish Princess

  September 18, 2014 at 9:29 am by

On September 18, 1964, dozens of Europe’s royals descended upon Athens for the marriage of Greece’s King, Constantine II, to Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark, youngest daughter of the Danish King. The couple had first met in 1959, when the bride was only 13. Crown Prince Constantine had accompanied his parents, King Paul and Queen Frederica, on their state visit to Denmark.  They met several times over the next few years, … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Claimant to Russian Throne

  September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm by

One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Come To A Close

  September 14, 2014 at 10:22 pm by

The Invictus Games came to a close tonight, with a closing ceremony attended by over 25,000 held at Queen Elizabeth Park. Featuring performances by James Blunt, the Foo Fighters, Ellie Goulding and the Kaiser Chiefs, as well as the Military Wives Choir. During the concert, all 400 competitors from the 14 competing nations were presented with medals commemorating their participation in the Games. Prince Harry was given a rapturous cheer … Continue reading

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Thurn und Taxis Princess Marries in Tutzing

  September 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm by

Princess Maria Theresia, the eldest daughter of the late Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau, married Brit Hugo Wilson today in a ceremony in Tutzing. The wedding took place at St Joseph’s Church, the bride’s younger brother, Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, walking his sister down the aisle to her groom. Princess Maria Teresia wore a gown designed by Vivienne Westwood that featured … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Invictus Games Opening Ceremony in London

  September 11, 2014 at 7:19 am by

Prince Harry was joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Cambridge, Prime Minister David Cameron and Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik last night for the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The 6,500 spectators gathered on the South Lawn for the event were treated to a spectacle of music and military displays by the Red Arrows, Apache and Merlin helicopters … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends Inter-Religious Conference

  September 9, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

The Queen of the Belgians was this evening present at the closing ceremony of an inter-religious conference that has been taking place in Antwerp. ‘Peace Is The Future: Religions and Cultures in Dialogue 100 Years After World War One’ was organised by the Community of Sant’Egidio to bring together the different religions of the world to pray for continued peace and to enter into dialogues to assist religions work together to … Continue reading

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Invictus Games Almost Set To Go In London

  September 8, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

With all the hard work of planning about to come to fruition, Prince Harry today formally welcomed the thirteen nations that will be competing in the Invictus Games alongside Great Britain. First attending the welcome reception at PricewaterhouseCoopers in London, the Prince was joined by the captains of each team – the UK, the US, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Canada, the Netherlands, Australia, Afghanistan, Georgia, New Zealand and Germany – for … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Opens Taalhuis

  September 8, 2014 at 10:26 pm by

Princess Laurentien today opened the Taalhuis at the Central Library in The Hague. The opening of the Taalhuis – Language House – took place on International Literacy Day, which also marks the beginning of literacy week in the Netherlands. The aim of the centre is to provide courses for individuals who wish to improve their Dutch reading, writing and speaking skills. During the event, Princess Laurentien – who incorporated the opening’s … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Expecting Second Child

  September 8, 2014 at 8:43 am by

Clarence House confirmed earlier today that the Duchess of Cambridge is pregnant with her second child. “Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting their second child. The Queen and members of both families are delighted with the news,” read the statement. No due date has officially been given, although sources say the Duchess is yet to reach … Continue reading

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