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Clarence House Releases Names of Royal Bridal Party

  February 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Clarence House has issued a press release, announcing the names of the bridal party which will accompany Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at their upcoming wedding. The bride and groom have chosen their respective younger siblings to be their main supporters – Prince William asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man; while Miss Middleton asked her sister, Philippa, to be her maid of honour. There will … Continue reading

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Danish Court Releases Christening Date

  February 11, 2011 at 7:58 am by

The Danish Royal Court has released the date for the christening of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s newborn twins – April 14th. The official press release read: “Their Royal Highnesses the Crown Prince and Princess will hold the christening for their twin children at the Holmens Kirke on Thursday April 14, 2011 at 15:30. Christian Schønau (Hofchef)” The twins, the couple’s third and fourth children, were born on … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Admitted to Hospital; Undergoes Angioplasty

  February 4, 2011 at 6:07 am by

Grand Duke Henri was admitted to the Centre Hospitalier de Luxembourg yesterday, after complaining to the court physican of chest pains. A brief statement was released by the Grand Ducal Court a short time later, stating the Grand Duke was in a stable condition. It did not disclose a reason for his hospitalisation, however, the Grand Duke underwent an angioplasty later that afternoon. A statement released by the Communications Chief … Continue reading

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Death of the “Father-in-Law of Europe”

  January 29, 2011 at 4:39 am by

January 29th, 2011 marks the one hundred and fifteenth anniversary of His Majesty King Christian IX of Denmark’s death at Amalienborg Palace in 1906. Born His Serene Highness Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck on April 8th, 1818 in Gottorp, Duchy of Schleswig; Prince Christian was the sixth child and fourth son of HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife, Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (a granddaughter of King Frederik V … Continue reading

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Queen and Prince Charles Contribute to Flood Relief Appeal

  January 14, 2011 at 11:37 pm by

Buckingham Palace and Clarence House have both confirmed that HM Queen Elizabeth II and HRH the Prince of Wales have both contributed to the Premier’s Flood Relief Appeal, whose funds will go towards helping rebuild the Australian state of Queensland following disaster flooding which began in December 2010. A statement from Buckingham Palace said the Queen had made a private donation to the Appeal, while Clarence House’s Twitter stated that … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Gives Birth to Son and Daughter

  January 8, 2011 at 12:45 pm by

At just before lunchtime on January 8th, 2011, the Danish Royal Court announced that Crown Princess Mary gave birth to a son and a daughter. The twins were born at 10:30 and 10:56, at the Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. They weighed 2674 grams and 2554 grams respectively. The official press release read: “On 8 January 2011 Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary gave birth to two healthy children at Righospitalet in … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Admitted to Hospital

  January 8, 2011 at 3:33 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary has been admitted to hospital to give birth to her twins, as was confirmed by the Royal Court a short while ago. The Court said that Mary was admitted to the Rigshospitalet at around seven this morning. Last night, Crown Prince Frederik was seen driving away from Amalienborg Palace with the couple’s daughter, Princess Isabella, and luggage loaded into his car. They were presumed to be … Continue reading

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Princess Marie’s Coat of Arms Revealed

  December 27, 2010 at 5:41 am by

The coat of arms of Denmark’s Princess Marie, and her father Alain Cavallier, were revealed earlier this month, when their crests were added to the walls of the Frederiksborg Palace Chapel. The Knights Chapel of the Royal Orders is where the crests of all individuals who have a Danish Royal Order are displayed. The two Danish Royal Orders are the Order of the Elephant, the country’s highest, and the Order … Continue reading

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Engagement of Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall Announced

  December 21, 2010 at 8:28 am by

Around one hour ago, on December 21st, the British Royal Court announced the engagement of Miss Zara Phillips, the daughter of HRH the Princess Royal, to Mr Mike Tindall. The announcement, posted on the British Monarchy’s Facebook page and their official website, read: “Announcement of the engagement of Zara Phillips to Mr Mike Tindall, 21 December 2010 The Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips are pleased to announce the engagement … Continue reading

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Sweden’s Princess Christina Reveals Cancer Battle

  December 19, 2010 at 7:27 am by

In today’s editon of Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet, Princess Christina – an elder sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf – revealed that she has been fighting breast cancer since the Northern summer. “I have had surgery three times, and have undergone both chemotherapy and radiation therapy,” Princess Christina told the newspaper. The surgeries and treatments were undertaken at the Karolinska University Hospital in Stockholm over the summer and autumn. “I am … Continue reading

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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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