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Danish Royals at Ballet Premiere

  December 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm by

Various members of the Danish Royal Family yesterday joined Queen Margrethe II at the premiere of the ballet A Tivoli Dream at the Tivoli Play House. The ballet was performed by the ballet school run by Susanne Heering, one of the Queen’s closest friends. The Queen created the scenography for the show, as she has done many times in the past. Crown Prince Frederik (who left for Dubai the following … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Celebrates 40th Birthday

  December 8, 2010 at 1:58 am by

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, daughter of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark, turned forty on November 20th. To celebrate her milestone birthday, Alexandra and her family – husband Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth, and children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid – headed to Venice, Italy for a brief vacation. She gave an interview to Danish magazine Billed Bladet as part of her birthday, in which she … Continue reading

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William & Catherine Set the Date

  November 23, 2010 at 8:38 am by

Prince William and his fiancée Catherine Middleton have set the date for their 2011 nuptials – Friday April 29th. A venue was also announced in the press release from Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey: “The marriage of Prince William and Miss Middleton will take place at Westminster Abbey on Friday 29th April 2011. The Royal Family will pay for the wedding, following the precedence set by the marriages of The Prince … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Engagement Interview

  November 16, 2010 at 10:29 pm by

Following their press call with the British media this afternoon, Prince William and his fiancé Catherine Middleton sat down for an interview with ITV’s Tom Bradby. The full interview can be watched here, courtesy of Sky News. A transcript is available from The Mirror. Here are some highlights: Prince William carried the engagement ring, his late mother’s, around in his rucksack for three weeks before finally proposing to Catherine. “I … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Engagement Press Call

  November 16, 2010 at 10:01 pm by

Following the announcement of their long-awaited engagement, Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton held a press call to mark the occassion, at St James’ Palace. At a quarter to five, the couple entered one of the Palace’s reception rooms and were greeted by a slew of reporters and photographers from the British media. William and Catherine, blinded initially by the flashing lightbulbs, posed for photos before answering some questions from … Continue reading

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Prince William and Catherine Middleton Officially Engaged

  November 16, 2010 at 8:17 am by

In breaking news, Clarence House has announced the engagement of HRH Prince William of Wales to Miss Catherine Middleton, his girlfriend of eight years. The press release read: The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton. The wedding will take place in the Spring or Summer of 2011, in London. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due … Continue reading

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Ingrid’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 10th Anniversary

  November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm by

Two Sundays ago, on November 7th, the three daughters of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark visited her grave at the open-air mausoleum just outside Roskilde Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of her death at the age of 90 on that date in 2000. As a Danish Queen, a German Princess and a Greek Queen arrived at the Cathedral just before 10:00am, only the precense of four uniformed police … Continue reading

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Mary’s Monday – Kreative Conference and Julemærk Presentation

  October 26, 2010 at 10:31 pm by

Crown Princess Mary had a busy day yesterday, October 25th. Firstly, the pregnant Princess attended a ‘KreaNord’ conference, held by the Nordic Council of Ministers. Speaking at the event, which had the theme ‘Potential of Creative Industries in the Nordic Region’, Princess Mary used her patronage of Designer’s Nest – a segment of the Copenhagen International Fashion Fair – to illustrate the importance of rewarding creativity and nurturing it. “In … Continue reading

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Victoria and Daniel attend IF Stockholm Open

  October 26, 2010 at 9:58 pm by

Fresh from their visit to Västergötland, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the men’s final of the 2010 IF Stockholm Open at the Royal Tennis Hall on October 24th. Sitting in the traditional royal gallery, the couple watched on as Swiss tennis champion Roger Federer defeated German Florian Mayer. The match lasted only sixty-three minutes, Federer taking out his 64th ATP-level career title in straight sets; 6-4, 6-3. He … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2010

  September 28, 2010 at 12:27 am by

The Dutch Royal Family have today celebrated Prinsjesdag, the traditional opening of parliament. At 13:00, the royal family departed from Noordeinde Palace in the Golden Coach and the Gala State Sedan, headed for the Parliamentary Halls in The Hague. An incident took place during the route to the Ridderzaal, when a 29-year-old man from Winterswijk throw a tealight candle holder at the Golden Coach, hitting one of its windows. Quickly … Continue reading

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“A Team” Join Parents for Official Duty

  September 13, 2010 at 12:08 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima were joined by their three daughters – Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – for their visit to the 50th edition of the Fruit Corso in Tiel on September 11th. The three young girls, wearing floral summer dresses in pink and blue, sat front row centre for the Corso, which began with the 10th edition of the Children’s Corso featuring approximately 150 children in … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating Queen Ingrid’s 100th Birthday

  September 2, 2010 at 6:06 am by

A memorial concert was held on August 30th at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the late Queen Ingrid’s birth. The ‘three Danish sisters’ Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended, as well as Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Benedikte’s husband, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They were treated to music performed by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

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Princess Marie opens Tønder Festival

  August 30, 2010 at 2:16 am by

Following her patronage of the Tønder Musical Festival last year, Princess Marie was back at the event on August 27th, to open the 2010 edition. In her opening speech, Marie told the crowd, “It’s great to be back!…I look forward to another festival with great music. Have a good festival everybody!” She later walked the festival, mingling with the public and viewing stands and tents. Marie seemed to quite enjoy … Continue reading

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King & Queen Mark Karolinska Institutet’s Anniversary

  August 30, 2010 at 1:49 am by

Last Friday, August 27th, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia attended festivities to mark the 200th anniversary of the Karolinska Institutet, one of Europe’s largest medical universitites, at the Stockholm City Hall. The King and Queen were joined by Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, who were undertaking their second official engagement together since their June 19th wedding. The Karolinska Institutet was founded in 1810 as a medical training … Continue reading

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Palace Announces Princess Mary Expecting Twins

  August 7, 2010 at 4:05 am by

The Danish Royal Court has announced today that Crown Princess Mary is pregnant with twins. The statement says that the birth is expected to take place in January 2011, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen, where the couple’s two elder children, Prince Christian (4) and Princess Isabella (3) were born. Prince Frederik and Princess Mary have been married since May 2004. Click here for more information.

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Princess Nathalie and Husband Welcome Son

  July 25, 2010 at 6:18 am by

The Danish Royal Court announced today that Her Highness Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, the youngest daughter of Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard, gave birth to her first child – a son – with husband Alexander Johannsmann yesterday, July 24th. The newborn was born at a clinic in Berleburg at 18:45 local time. Princess Nathalie was accompanied by her husband throughout the birth. “Both mother and baby are doing well,” read … Continue reading

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Peter and Autumn Phillips Expecting First Child

  July 16, 2010 at 2:46 am by

Peter Phillips and his wife, Autumn, are expecting their first child, as was announced by the British Royal Court earlier this week. The baby is due late this year. The couple, both 32, married in May 2008 at St George’s Chapel in Windsor. The baby will be the first grandchild of HRH Princess Anne and her first husband, Mark Phillips. This will also be the first great-grandchild of HM the … Continue reading

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Mary takes Children to Circus Premiere

  July 3, 2010 at 6:01 am by

Crown Princess Mary, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella attended the premiere day of Circus Summarum earlier this week. The trio arrived and were greeted by by Chris Minh Doky, a jazz musician who is also the husband of Princess Mary’s lady-in-waiting, Tanja Doky. The circus includes appearances by various Danish children’s performers, including Bamse og Kylling (Teddy Bear and Chicken), Bruno and Lille Nørderne Anders og Katrine (Little Nerds Anders … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth at Wimbledon after 33 Years

  June 25, 2010 at 3:04 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II yesterday visited the Wimbledon Tennis Tournament, for the first time in thirty-three years. The Queen spent several hours at the event, touring the grounds around ‘Murray Mount’ (or Aorangi Terrace, its proper name) and meeting some of today’s top tennis stars. Accompanied by the Wimbledon Club Chairman Tim Phillips, Queen Elizabeth met a group of ball boys and girls before watching a part of the club’s … Continue reading

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Palace Announces Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock’s Engagement

  June 24, 2010 at 1:49 am by

The Prince’s Palace of Monaco has announced the engagement between HSH Prince Albert II and his girlfriend of several years, Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock. The news was announced yesterday, Wednesday June 23rd. The couple attended the June 19th wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden together, which many saw as ‘hinting’ towards an engagement. An official portrait was released also, to commemorate the betrothal. Click here to view the engagement … Continue reading

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