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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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Prince Christian’s First Day of School

  August 12, 2011 at 8:49 am by

Denmark’s Prince Christian has today started his first day of primary school. He will be attended the Tranegårdsskolen, in the municipality of Gentofte and the district of Hellerup. Before heading to his new school, the five-year-old Prince participated in a photo session in the main courtyard of Amalienborg with his parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. This was made as part of a ‘deal’ between the court and … Continue reading

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Annual Gråsten Palace Photo Shoot

  August 1, 2011 at 8:57 am by

Earlier today, the Danish Royal Family participated in their annual photo session at their summer residence, Gråsten Palace, in Jutland. They were joined by members of the Berleburg family. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik were joined by their two sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim; their daughters-in-law, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie; and their seven grandchildren: Princes Christian, Vincent, Nikolai, Felix and Henrik and Princesses Isabella and … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias at Presidential Inauguration in Peru

  July 29, 2011 at 2:20 am by

HRH the Prince of Asturias is currently in Peru for the inauguration of the nation’s newest President, Ollanta Humala. The official ceremony took place yesterday, July 28th, at the Congress of the Republic in Lima. Prince Felipe arrived in Peru on July 27th, and quickly headed over to Government Palace for a meeting with the outgoing President, Alan Garcia. The duo discussed the relationship between Spain and Peru, and the … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Neighbours Show Support for Norway

  July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am by

Following the tragedy in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, Norway last Friday July 22nd, the Scandinanivan nation’s neighbours Denmark and Sweden have shown their support and expressed their sympathies for the victims of the twin bombing and shooting. Both the Danish and Swedish heads of state, Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf respectively, sent messages of condolence to Norway’s King, Harald V. Queen Margrethe’s complete letter … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge view Buckingham Palace Exhibition

  July 24, 2011 at 5:49 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge had a private viewing of Buckingham Palace’s summer exhibition on Friday. The focus of the exhibition is the royal wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) in April this year. The two women viewed the Duchess’ £250,000 Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown in one of the Palace ballrooms – and the Queen … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Takes Children to Annual Circus

  July 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary took her two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, to the annual Circus Summarum last Wednesday, before the entire Crown Princely Family made a trip to the south of France for a summer vacation. The trio watched the first half of the circus, which is held as a charity fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association each year – Mary and the children also attended last … Continue reading

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The Cambridges’ Last Days in Canada

  July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am by

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their nine-day tour of Canada, and are now in the sunny state of California, the USA. Here’s a quick recap of their final days up north (previous blog entries can be found here, here and here). Day six of the tour began in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, where the couple had arrived the previous night (July 4th). William and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges in Canada – Dragonboat Racing Day 5

  July 5, 2011 at 10:06 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their fifth day in Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where they participated in a fun-filled day of activities. They began with an official welcoming ceremony at Province House, which they reached via open-top carriage. Here, the Duke and Duchess were joined by the Prince Edward Island Premier, Robert Ghiz, and greeed by a series of actors dressed in period costume. The couple … Continue reading

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The Cambridges in Canada – Days 2, 3 and 4

  July 4, 2011 at 11:25 am by

O Canada! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Canada right on time to celebrate the nation’s national holiday, Canada Day (July 1). Spending day two of their first royal tour as a married couple in Ottawa, the Duke and Duchess attended the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. Firstly, the couple attended a citizenship ceremony with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and his wife Laureen, where they watched … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died

  July 4, 2011 at 7:50 am by

The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight. The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with … Continue reading

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New Article at The Royal Articles: Why I Am A Monarchist (And Why Monarchies Will Remain)

  June 28, 2011 at 6:39 am by

A new article has been published on The Royal Articles, the article subset of The Royal Forums. Written by David V, the article discusses the reasons why monarchies, especially in Commonwealth nations, tend to divide opinions about their relevance, and this author’s opinion on their future. An excerpt is as follows: “Here in Australia we have a strange relationship with royalty. We are fascinated with the lives of royals, and … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Completes Emergency Training

  June 26, 2011 at 10:05 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark has joined the ranks of her fellow family members, by undertaking training with the Civil Defence. According to a press statement on the Beredskabsstyrelsen website, the Princess received her diploma for basic training with the agency, known in English as the Civil Defence, on June 23rd after completing four weeks training. Princess Marie is now assigned to the Volunteer Deployment Force in Herning, north of her … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 24, 2011 at 3:29 am by

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg has spent the past two days celebrating their National Day, which is also known as the official birthday of the Grand Duke. On June 22nd, the Grand Duke and Duchess visited the town of Oberanven, in the municipality of Niederanven, as one of the first events to mark the occasion. They began at the Niederanven Town Hall, where the couple customarily signed the guest … Continue reading

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Royal Family Comes Out as Duke Reaches 90

  June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am by

The British Royal Family was out in force yesterday, attending a special church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s nintieth birthday, which was on June 10. The private service for around 750 guests was attended by the four children of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II – the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of … Continue reading

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Cambridges attend ARK Gala

  June 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala this evening at Perks Field, a park within the grounds of Kensington Palace, the residence which will become their official London home. During the dinner, Prince William gave speech to the guests, who paid £10,000-a head to attend. The Duke said he was very happy about the “new joint initiative between ARK and The … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess’ Brother in Coma

  May 30, 2011 at 2:14 am by

The elder brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is critically ill in a Florida hospital. Antonio Mestre, 58, is currently in a coma after suffering from cardiovascular problems over the weekend. He is being monitored by doctors, and his condition has been described as “alarming” by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court. The Grand Duchess will travel to Florida early this week to be with her brother, meaning she will … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating Máxima’s Fortieth Birthday

  May 29, 2011 at 7:07 am by

While her actual birthday is on May 17th, Princess Máxima celebrated her fortieth birthday this past Friday with a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Princess is patron of the orchestra. The event took place at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was attended by a lovely selection of royals who are family and friends of the Princess and her husband, the Prince of Orange. Also in attendance were naturally … Continue reading

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BBC America Royal Wedding DVD Giveaway

  May 23, 2011 at 10:24 pm by

In conjunction with BBC America, The Royal Forums is giving one of our United States readers the opportunity to win a copy of the BBC’s The Royal Wedding – William and Catherine DVD. Featuring over two hours of footage, the DVD showcases the April 29 nuptials of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, from their arrivals to Westminster Abbey to their first kiss as husband and wife on the balcony … Continue reading

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THAT Hat Fetches £81,000 at Auction

  May 23, 2011 at 11:26 am by

The much talked about, largely unliked hat that sat atop Princess Beatrice of York’s head at the April 29 wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge has sold at auction for just over £81,000. Described as a “gravity-defying hat”, the Philip Treacy creation was listed on eBay last week, with the auction closing yesterday with a winning bid of exactly £81,100.01. It is unknown who the buyer was, but … Continue reading

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