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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VII and Alexandra

  April 22, 2011 at 6:00 am by

As part of The Royal Forums’ lead up to the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday April 29th, the TRF Blog will be taking a journey through time, giving our readers a look at past British royal weddings. We begin in 1863, when His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales married Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The couple first met in 1861, … Continue reading

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7 Days To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 22, 2011 at 1:45 am by

We’re in the home stretch! The royal wedding of the decade is only seven days away, and you would be hard-pressed to find a news outlet which doesn’t have a report or two about next Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. This week, the official photographer for the wedding was revealed. Hugo Burnand, who was the official photographer for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Spoof Goes Viral

  April 20, 2011 at 9:22 am by

T-Mobile sure did a right royal job with their most recent advertisement. Tapping into the current royal wedding craze, the company produced a spoof of the upcoming April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey to use as a marketing tool. Featuring an arm-raising Archbishop of Canterbury, 70s-style Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie dancers and an incredibly good Duchess of Cornwall look-a-like, the video begins with the … Continue reading

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Catherine Middleton Receives Family Coat of Arms

  April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am by

Dating back to the 12th century when lords and knights displayed them on their shields during battle as a form of identification, coats of arms today have a different meaning and in most countries are not widely used by the general public. However, when you’re British and marrying the second-in-line to the throne, a coat of arms is a reflection on your family and becomes a part of your history. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 15, 2011 at 2:33 am by

There are only two weeks to go until what is being dubbed the royal wedding of the decade, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Information regarding the wedding has been slower in release this past week, the main information posted on the official wedding website being that of the charities the Royal Wedding Fund will assist. We have learnt the basic program of the wedding day however. Guests … Continue reading

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Danish Twins Named Vincent and Josephine

  April 14, 2011 at 9:55 am by

The names of the three-month-old twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were just revealed at their Holmens Kirke christening. They are: Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda The thread about the christening can be found here.

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One Week to Danish Twins’ Christening

  April 7, 2011 at 12:00 pm by

The much-anticipated christening of the Danish royal twins, the youngest children of the Crown Prince and Princess, is now one week away. Scheduled to take place on Thursday April 14th at 15:30, the event will finally reveal the names of the thirteen-week-old infants. As per an old Danish tradition, the names of a newborn are not released publically until the child is christened – to prevent the devil from taking … Continue reading

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World Childhood Foundation in Florida

  April 4, 2011 at 1:48 am by

Queen Silvia and Princess Madeleine have made a trip to Florida to attend events centred around the World Childhood Foundation. Princess Madeleine, who currently lives in New York City while she is working for Childhood, attended a solo event on Friday April 1st, visiting Kristi House and the Children’s Harbour in Miami. The two organisations are projects of Childhood, which Queen Silvia founded in 1999. During the visits, Princess Madeleine … Continue reading

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Final Month – Countdown to William & Kate’s Big Day

  April 1, 2011 at 2:32 am by

The month leading up to any bride’s wedding is always a stressful time, with many details still requiring finalisation. Royal bride-to-be Catherine Middleton will be no different – although she has dozens of courtiers to assist her, and one of her last-minute checks will be to ensure that the heirloom tiara she will wear is ready to go. Over the past few weeks, the British Royal Court has been slowly … Continue reading

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Little Savannah Makes Public Debut

  March 27, 2011 at 7:40 am by

She’s the youngest member of the British Royal Family, but yet three-month-old Savannah Phillips has already enjoyed one of the family’s most favoured past times – horses. Snug in her three-wheeler pram, Savannah attended the Gatcome Horse Trials at Gatcome Park, Gloucestershire yesterday with her mother, Autumn Phillips. The baby’s aunt, Zara Phillips, competed in the event. Princess Anne, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence and Captain Mark Phillips – Savannah’s grandparents – … Continue reading

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Queen Visits Troops in Afghanistan

  March 25, 2011 at 4:13 am by

Queen Margrethe II has visited Danish troops stationed in the Helmand Province of Afghanistan. The visit took place yesterday, March 24th; and the Queen was accompanied by the Danish Defence Minister, Gitte Lillelund Bech. The Queen visited two bases of the troops, Camp Price and Camp Bastion, where she was given a tour of both and given time to meet and speak with those stationed there (a total of approximately … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Family in Switzerland

  March 22, 2011 at 3:35 am by

Sometime over the past two weeks, the Danish Crown Princely Couple took their four children on their annual winter vacation in Verbier, Switzerland. The family was joined by close family friends, Peter and Caroline Heering, with their two daughters. While Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s two-month old twins are too young to hop on a pair of skis, Danish magazine Billed Bladet reported that this year Princess Isabella, … Continue reading

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Prince William attends Christchurch Earthquake Memorial

  March 18, 2011 at 1:12 am by

Earlier today, Prince William attended a national memorial service in the earthquake-ravaged city of Christchurch, New Zealand. He was joined by the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Mr John Key, as well as dignitaries from neighbouring Australia. The packed service took place at Hagley Park, which just a few weeks ago was the site of medical treatment tents following the February 22nd earthquake. The Prince was given a traditional Maori … Continue reading

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Monarchs Send Condolences to Japanese Emperor

  March 13, 2011 at 4:18 am by

Following the disasturous earthquake and tsunami which hit the north-eastern coast of Japan on Friday afternoon, local time, many reigning monarchs have sent messages of condolence and support to Emperor Akihito of Japan. The Imperial Household Agency, on behalf of the Emperor and Empress, also released a statement expressing their “deep distress at the extensive damage to the region” and conveying their sympathies to Prime Minister Naoto and the families … Continue reading

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William and Catherine Visit Belfast

  March 9, 2011 at 4:34 am by

A super-secret visit to Northern Ireland yesterday, March 8th, by Prince William and his fiancé, Catherine Middleton, was kept so hush-hush that organisers only confirmed the visit after the couple had arrived in Belfast. The couple were greeted by Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Pat Convery, and the Lord Lieutenant, Dame Mary Peters, as they disembarked their plane at an airport east of Belfast. Prince William and Miss Middleton’s first stop was … Continue reading

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Royal Biopic Wins Film’s Highest Honour

  March 1, 2011 at 2:48 am by

A film about the stutter of Britain’s King George VI has taken out Hollywood’s most coveted award – the Best Picture Academy Award. The King’s Speech, directed by Brit Tom Hooper, was the odds-on favourite to take home the award, and left the Kodak Theatre the major winner of the night; also winning Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Actor for Colin Firth (in his role as King George VI) … Continue reading

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Catherine’s Official Royal Engagement Debut

  February 28, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Ms Catherine Middleton has undertaken her first official royal engagement, during a visit to Wales with fiancé, Prince William; followed by a visit to Scotland. The first engagement took place on Thursday February 24th, when the duo were in Anglesey, Wales for the dedication of the Welsh Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station’s newest lifeboat, the ‘Hereford Endeavour’. Around 2,000 locals turned up in the town which Prince William and Ms Middleton … Continue reading

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New Stamps for Luxembourg Milestones

  February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm by

To mark two major milestones in the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family in 2011, the Luxembourg postal service, P&TLuxembourg, has released two stamps featuring the individuals who will mark round birthdays. The first stamp is to commemorate former Grand Duke Jean’s 90th birthday, which took place on January 5th. The second commemorates the 30th birthday of the Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume, which will take place on November 11th. The stamps can … Continue reading

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Queen ‘Utterly Shocked’ by New Zealand Earthquake

  February 23, 2011 at 6:42 am by

HM Queen Elizabeth II has released a statement in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which shook Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, February 22nd. “I have been utterly shocked by the news of another earthquake in Christchurch. Please convey my deep sympathy to the families and friends of those who have been killed; my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful event. My thoughts are also … Continue reading

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King’s Nephew Reveals Engagement

  February 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm by

Oscar Magnuson, the 33-year-old son of Princess Christina of Sweden, Mrs Magnuson and thus nephew of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has revealed his engagement to long-time girlfriend, Emma Ledent. The engagement took place on February 11th, in Gattiéres, France where the couple were on holiday. The information was revealed in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet on February 20th. Mr Magnuson is the second son of Princess Christina and her husband, Tord … Continue reading

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