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Dutch Royals Enjoy Family Day at ‘Jumping Amsterdam’

  February 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima took their two youngest daughters to the final day of Jumping Amsterdam at the Amsterdam RAI today. Princesses Alexia and Ariane enjoyed the main event of the day, the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, which was won by Dutch rider Willem  Greve on the mount Carambole. This year’s competition was the 56th time the event has been staged. The family was joined by the King’s cousin Princess Margarita … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Celebrates Milestone Birthday

  February 1, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. The Princess was born in 1965 as the third and youngest child of the reigning Prince of Monaco, Rainier, and his Hollywood actress wife Grace. She has two siblings, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert, and was educated at the Dames de Saint-Maur and Dupanloup. At the age of 17, Stéphanie was travelling with her mother from Roc Angel along the Monaco coast … Continue reading

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Daughter for Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

  January 29, 2015 at 7:33 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has given birth to a daughter, the Danish Royal Court announced a short time ago. The infant was born yesterday, January 28, at 22:10 local time at the HELIOS Clinic in Bad Berleburg, Germany. Both mother and baby are doing well, the Princess’s husband, Alexander Johannsmann, was present for the birth. According to, the infant has been named Louisa, and weighed 3,400grams. Nathalie and Alexander are … Continue reading

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Countess of Wessex Opens New Cardiac Unit

  January 28, 2015 at 9:54 pm by

A visit to Southampton was on the Countess of Wessex’s agenda today, to officially open the new cardiac unit of Southampton General Hospital. Sophie was given a tour of the new unit, which is specially designed for patients between the ages of 16 and 30 who require lengthy treatment for heart conditions, and allows them to receive treatment amongst people their own age instead of the elderly. It has 17 … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Asked About Family Past At Auschwitz Memorial

  January 28, 2015 at 8:57 pm by

While attending the official commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in Poland yesterday, Sweden’s Crown Princess Victoria was asked a question which has led to public outcry. “Has the Crown Princess considered the family history?” asked SVT reporter Rolf Fredriksson, before clarifying the double-sided aspect of the question, “There were relatives further back who were sympathetic to the Nazis and then there was Folke Bernadotte who, with … Continue reading

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Festivities For Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday Revealed

  January 28, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The celebrations for the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday have been confirmed by the Royal Court. Queen Margrethe’s birthday will be celebrated over two main days in April, with a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace on April 15. On the Queen’s actual birthday – April 16 – she and her immediate family will appear on the balcony of Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg, as they do each year. A reception … Continue reading

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Albert & Paola Inaugurate New Music Chapel Wing

  January 27, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

King Albert and Queen Paola today were present at the opening ceremony of a new wing of the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo. The de Launoit Wing, named in honour of the former President of the Music Chapel Count Jean-Pierre de Launoit, has doubled the size of the Music Chapel and cost €10.5million to build. Queen Paola, who is the honorary chairman of the Music Chapel, officially opened the new wing, … Continue reading

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Luxembourg’s Grand Dukes Attend Holocaust Memorial Concert

  January 27, 2015 at 10:21 pm by

While their son and daughter-in-law were in Poland for the official commemoration, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa tonight attended a concert to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp. The concert, organised jointly by MemoShoah and the Israelite Consistory of Luxembourg, was held at the Philharmonie in Luxembourg City, and was attended by a members of Luxembourg’s government and members of the Jewish … Continue reading

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Royals Gather in Poland for Auschwitz Anniversary

  January 27, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Members of several European Royal Families today attended a commemoration service in Poland to mark the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Concentration Camp by Soviet forces. The Kings and Queens of Belgium and the Netherlands, the Crown Princes of Denmark and Norway, the Crown Princess of Sweden and the Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple of Luxembourg were all present at the service, which took place in front of … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla Attend Holocaust Memorial Day Ceremony

  January 27, 2015 at 7:34 pm by

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have attended an event in London to commemorate the day. Together with Prime Minister David Cameron and the leader of the opposition Ed Miliband, the couple spoke with survivors of the Holocaust and listened to stories of victims during the national commemoration at the Methodist Central Hall. Prince Charles delivered a speech during the event, stating … Continue reading

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Johan Martin Ferner Has Died

  January 24, 2015 at 9:35 pm by

Johan Martin Ferner, the husband of Princess Astrid of Norway, passed away this morning at the age of 87. The Norwegian Royal Court confirmed the news, issuing a statement from King Harald which read: “It is with deep sadness that we have received the news that Johan Martin Ferner has passed away. Our thoughts go to Princess Astrid and her family, who have lost a wonderful husband, father, father-in-law and … Continue reading

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New Birthday Photos of Princess Athena Released

  January 24, 2015 at 10:19 am by

The Danish Royal Court released three new photographs of Princess Athena to mark her third birthday today. In the photos, the youngest member of the Danish Royal Family smiles cheekily for the camera and plays with an electric race car track, seemingly having taken on board the interest in cars that her father and brothers have. The photographs were taken at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard. Princess Athena is the youngest … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Turns Fifty

  January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Countess of Wessex today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. Born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in 1965, the Countess is the second child of Christopher Rhys-Jones and Mary O’Sullivan. She has an elder brother, David, and was educated at Dulwich Prepatory School and Kent College before beginning a career in public relations. In 1999, Sophie’s engagement to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was announced by Buckingham Palace. They … Continue reading

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Estelle Takes America!

  January 19, 2015 at 10:51 pm by

Well, San Francisco’s Swedish Church at least. Her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, may be about on working visit to the West Coast of the United States, but that didn’t stop little Princess Estelle from stealing the show during a stop in San Francisco over the weekend. Estelle, who turns three at the end of February, was the centre of attention during a visit to the city’s Swedish … Continue reading

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Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist Attend Sports Gala

  January 19, 2015 at 10:30 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancée Sofia Hellqvist were present at the annual Sports Gala in Stockholm this evening. The couple walked the red carpet at the Ericsson Globe, before heading inside for the awards which saw swimmer Sarah Sjostrom take home the Jerring Prize which is voted for by the Swedish public. Other winners of the evening were the Swedish female ski team who won ‘Best Performance of … Continue reading

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Catherine Cambridge’s Day in Kensington

  January 19, 2015 at 10:01 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge today carried out a series of engagements close to home in Kensington. Her first stop was a coffee morning with volunteers of Family Friends, an organisation which offers support to disadvantaged families through mentoring services. Here, Catherine spent time chatting with volunteers and with people who have benefited from the service Family Friends provides. The Duchess was due to be presented with a bouquet of flowers … Continue reading

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Princess Kako Visits Imperial Burial Ground

  January 15, 2015 at 11:32 pm by

Japan’s Princess Kako today paid her respects to her ancestors with a visit to the Musashi Imperial Graveyard in Hachiōji. The graveyard is the mausoleum complex which contains the final resting places of the Princess’s great-grandparents and great-great-grandparents: Emperor Hirohito and Empress Kōjun, and Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. Princess Kako, who turned twenty on December 29 and has thus begun undertaking official duties for the Imperial Family, wore a floor-length black overcoat … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Names New Art Room in London

  January 15, 2015 at 10:44 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge was today in London to officially name the new art room at Barlby Primary School in West London. She was joined by British cross-dressing artist Grayson Perry for the event, which Catherine was originally scheduled to attend in October last year before her severe morning sickness forced her to cancel a number of engagements. Arriving in the early afternoon, the Duchess first stopped by the school hall … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Opens New Hospital Wing

  January 12, 2015 at 10:50 pm by

Princess Marie of Denmark today opened the new building of the South Jutland Hospital in Aabenraa. The new wing features the hospital’s new emergency department, a restaurant and an outpatient psychiatry clinic for children and adolescents. The expansion cost 600million DKK (€80million) and will help to serve the almost 250,000 citizens of Southern Jutland. During her visit to the hospital, Princess Marie was given a tour of the new facilities and … Continue reading

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Presentation of Monaco’s Princely Twins

  January 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm by

The newborn twins of Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques, were officially presented to the people of the tiny principality today. Nestled safely in the arms of their parents, Gabriella and Jacques made their first balcony appearance just before noon, to the cheers of a crowded Palace courtyard. All the members of the Princely Family were present for the twins’ first official duty … Continue reading

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