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Crown Prince Alexander’s 70th Birthday

  July 17, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

The heir to the former Serbian/Yugoslav throne, Alexander, today celebrated his seventieth birthday. He was born to King Peter II of Yugoslavia and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark in 1945, at Claridge’s Hotel in London during the couple’s exile as part of World War Two. To ensure the infant would have Yugoslav nationality and could succeed the throne, the suite in which Queen Alexandra gave birth was ceded as Yugoslavian … Continue reading

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A Son for Hubertus and Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  July 16, 2015 at 4:46 am by

Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha has given birth to her second child, a son. Prince Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian was born yesterday morning in Munich. His middle names are in honour of his father, paternal grandfather and maternal grandfather. In a statement, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and his wife said they were “overjoyed and grateful” for the infant’s safe arrival. The newborn joins big sister Katharina, born in April 2014, and is … Continue reading

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Dubai’s Sheikh Majid Welcomes Twin Son and Daughter

  July 15, 2015 at 5:01 pm by

Sheikh Majid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of the ruler of Dubai, and his wife, Sheikha Hessa Beljafla, have welcomed a son and a daughter, his Instagram account confirmed today. Sheikh Mohammed and Sheikha Dubai were born on July 15. A photo was posted by the Sheikh on his Instagram of him holding both newborns, with the caption calling them the “apple of our eyes” and a prayer asking … Continue reading

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Victoriadagen Celebrated in Öland

  July 14, 2015 at 6:22 pm by

Crown Princess Victoria has celebrated her 38th birthday with the annual Victoriadagen Concert at the Borgholm Sports Field, after spending over two hours receiving well-wishers in the courtyard of Solliden Palace. Joined by her husband, Prince Daniel, and their daughter, Princess Estelle, as well as her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the birthday girl didn’t let the rainy afternoon dampen her – or anyone else’s! – spirits. The King … Continue reading

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King Felipe and Queen Letizia Attend Ceremony at the General Air Academy

  July 14, 2015 at 4:08 pm by

The King and Queen of Spain visited the General Air Academy in San Javier, in the country’s southeast today. The couple were present for the presentation of new officers into the Spanish Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com King Felipe inspected the 154 new officers before a prayer of thanksgiving was given by the Vicar of the Air Force. View image | gettyimages.com A fly-past was also held to honour … Continue reading

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British Royals Mark Battle of Britain 75th Anniversary

  July 10, 2015 at 5:20 pm by

Members of Britain’s royal family paid tribute to the pilots who fought in the Battle of Britain today, on the 75th anniversary of the Battle’s start, watching a flypast over Buckingham Palace and attending a reception at the RAF Club. Queen Elizabeth, the Duke of Edinburgh, the Duke of Cambridge, the Duke of York, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Duke of Gloucester, the Duke of Kent, Prince Michael … Continue reading

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“Triple A” Princesses Frolic On The Beach

  July 10, 2015 at 3:34 pm by

The Dutch “Triple A” Princesses – Amalia, Alexia and Ariane – took part in a photo session at the Meijendel beach in Wassenaar earlier today, alongside their parents King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima. View image | gettyimages.com Also joining in for the session were the family’s two black labradors, Skipper and Nala. Watched on by their parents, the three girls rolled up their pants and walked along the edge of the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Attends 30,000th Last Post in Ypres

  July 10, 2015 at 4:23 am by

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde attended the 30,000th Last Post ceremony at the Menin Gate in Ypres last night. The Queen laid a wreath during the ceremony in memory of the soldiers who died during the First World War. View image | gettyimages.com Each night at 8pm since 1928 (excluding 1,580 days that Belgium was involved in the Second World War), the Last Post is sounded by a group of volunteer firemen from the … Continue reading

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Princess Charlotte’s Christening Portraits Released

  July 10, 2015 at 3:43 am by

Kensington Palace has released the official photographs taken to mark Princess Charlotte’s christening last weekend. The series of four photos was taken by Mario Testino at Sandringham House after the christening ceremony. View image | gettyimages.com One is a group shot of the Windsors and the Middletons, one is a family shot of the Cambridges, one of Catherine and Charlotte, and one of William and George. View image | gettyimages.com … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Opens Leontien House

  July 9, 2015 at 5:45 pm by

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today was in Zevenhuizen, in the country’s south-west, to officially open the Leontien House, a centre to help people suffering from eating disorders. The Queen was welcomed by Dutch Olympic gold medalist Leontien van Moorsel, who has spearheaded the project. Van Moorsel, having battled anorexia nervosa in the mid-90s, said she was “honoured” that the Queen agreed to open the House. Wearing a light purple-grey dress with … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Charlotte

  July 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm by

Thirty years ago, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, who reigned the small European nation for 45 years, passed away at the age of 89. “A great lady has entered history, after preserving, leading, strengthening and inspiring our country for so long. She has taken a definitive place in our hearts and memories,” the then Prime Minister, Jacques Santer, said in a statement after the Grand Duchess’s death, which occurred in the … Continue reading

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Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg Expecting First Child

  July 9, 2015 at 8:59 am by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Isenburg are expecting their first child, a spokesperson for the family confirmed today to German newspaper Bunte. “With great joy the Princely House of Isenburg confirms that the Hereditary Prince and Princess are at the end of the year expecting their first child,” the statement said. Prince Alexander, who is the eldest son of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg, and Princess Sarah were married in June (civilly) … Continue reading

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William and Kate Join Sophie At Wimbledon

  July 8, 2015 at 2:10 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the quarterfinals of Wimbledon today, alongside the Countess of Wessex and Monaco’s Prince Albert. Sitting in the Royal Box, William and Kate cheered on as Scotsman Andy Murray defeated Vasek Pospisil of Canada in straight sets. Slight rain delays didn’t appear to dampen the spirits of the royals, who disappeared inside until the match was resumed. View image | gettyimages.com Kate ensured she stood out … Continue reading

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Prince Charles Meets Cricketers Ahead of Upcoming Ashes Test

  July 6, 2015 at 5:09 pm by

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have begun their annual summer week in Wales today, with the Prince meeting cricketers ahead of the Ashes Test Series that begins on July 8. View image | gettyimages.com Cricketers from the English and Australian teams chatted with Prince Charles during his visit to the SWALEC Stadium in Cardiff. Prince Charles was presented with a customised Australian cricket shirt by the team’s … Continue reading

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Prince Michael of Baden Weds Christina Höhne

  July 6, 2015 at 9:57 am by

The youngest son of the Margrave of Baden was married at Salem Castle over the weekend. Prince Michael and Christina Höhne were married on Saturday July 4 in a private ceremony that was attended by 200 guests, including a number of German formerly reigning royals. Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan were also present. After the wedding ceremony, the bridal couple – who announced their engagement in May – and some of … Continue reading

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Coronation of Tonga’s King

  July 4, 2015 at 11:00 pm by

Tonga’s King Tupou VI and his wife were crowned today in a simple ceremony watched by thousands at the Free Wesleyan Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa, the country’s capital, after a week-long celebration. D’Arcy Wood, an Australian Methodist minister, was flown to Tonga to perform the official crowning, as no Tongan citizen can touch the head of the King. Reverends Dr ‘Ahio and Dr Tevita Havea of the Free Wesleyan Church of Tonga assisted in … Continue reading

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British Royals Attend Wimbledon Day Four

  July 2, 2015 at 7:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke of Kent and the Duchess of Gloucester were among the many who headed to Wimbledon for day four of the tennis competition. Camilla was in the stands of Court 1 to watch Scotsman Andy Murray defeat Dutchman Robin Haase in straight sets. She was accompanied by the Chairman of the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club, Philip Brook, who gave her the sweatband he caught that Murray … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Opens ‘Hidden Stories’ Exhibition At Amsterdam Royal Palace

  July 2, 2015 at 6:04 pm by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands opened a new exhibition at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam today which focuses on stories of classical mythology. “Hidden Stories: Discover the Myths of the Palace” is an exhibition which uses the paintings and sculptures that decorated the Palace in the seventeenth century to inform visitors about the “glorification of Amsterdam as a power centre of the world”. The Princess watched a theatre performance specially … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Visits Roskilde Festival

  July 2, 2015 at 5:44 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie paid a visit to the annual Roskilde Festival today, but not to listen to the music. The Princess was there to visit the stalls and activities being run by her patronage, DanChurchAid. She visited their refund stall, where cans and bottles are collected from festival goers and then recycled for money that is then donated to the organisation’s projects around the world. The Princess also visited the … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia Presides Over Senda Awards Ceremony

  July 2, 2015 at 1:30 pm by

Queen Sofia of Spain today presided over the fifteenth Senda Awards Ceremony at the Ministry of Health, Social Services and Equality in Madrid. During the ceremony, the Queen was presented with the Senior Honour Award, for her four decades of work in the social and humanitarian fields, including assistance to the elderly. View image | gettyimages.com The Senda Awards are awarded each year to individuals or organisations which have made “outstanding … Continue reading

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