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Bhutan’s King Sets Date for Royal Wedding

  September 6, 2011 at 3:25 am by

The next royal wedding will take place on October 13th, it has been announced by the Bhutanese Royal Court. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar will marry his commoner bride, Jetsun Puma, in a traditional ceremony in Punakha, before travelling to Thimphu, where the wedding celebrations will take place at the Changlingmithang Stadium on October 15th. In the information released earlier late last week, an official symbol was also distributed, which … Continue reading

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Queen Anne-Marie’s 65th Birthday

  August 30, 2011 at 4:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes today celebrates her sixty-fifth birthday. Born Her Royal Highness Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark on August 30th, 1946; she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. She … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Final Day

  August 26, 2011 at 9:58 am by

Yesterday, August 25th, was the final day of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s tour of Jutland on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They visited Hirtshals, and once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine made an appearance on the deck of the yacht. As in each port they have visited, the Prince and Princess were greeted on land by local dignitaries and then rode in a … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Days Two and Three

  August 25, 2011 at 6:10 am by

Day two of the Dannebrog tour began at the port in Hanstholm on August 23rd, where once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, made an appearance to greet the crowds with their parents. They were given over to their nannies soon after, so Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary could go ashore to being their official program. After greeting the crowd which had gathered to see … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Day One

  August 23, 2011 at 9:03 am by

Yesterday, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their five-day tour aboard the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They will visit the Danish cities of Skagen, Hanstholm, Hirtshals and Aarhus. The visit to Skagen began with the arrival of the Dannebrog at the Old Pier in the Port of Skagen, where Frederik and Mary appeared on the deck of the yacht with their youngest children, seven-month-old Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

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It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

  August 21, 2011 at 6:47 am by

No, we’re not going to break into Billy Idol. But white weddings were the place-to-be for our Scandinavian royals yesterday, August 20th. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, various members of the respective royal houses headed to the chapel to witness their friends say “I Do”. Just east of the Danish city of Vejle, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the wedding of Anders Kirk Johansen, the grandson of … Continue reading

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Expectant Crown Princess Out and About in Stockholm

  August 19, 2011 at 8:45 am by

On August 17th,just hours before revealing that she was pregnant with her first child, Crown Princess Victoria attended the ‘International Swede of the Year’ awards ceremony at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel. Wearing a red, pink and yellow floral shift dress with a pink cardigan, the secretive mother-to-be beamed as she arrived to the event, which saw Peter Wallenberg take home the award. The following day, August 18th, the Crown Princess was … Continue reading

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Vendômes Expecting Second Child

  August 19, 2011 at 1:28 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of Orléans, are expecting their second child, it was revealed in the current edition of Royals magazine. The baby is expected to be born in February 2012, and will join the couple’s first child, son Prince Gaston, who was born in November 2009. The Duke and Duchess married in March and May 2009, civilly and religiously respectively. Prince Jean … Continue reading

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Princess Victoria Expecting First Child

  August 17, 2011 at 10:34 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced the pregnancy of HRH Crown Princess Victoria. This is the first child for the Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. The Princess is expected to give birth in March 2012, and the entire Bernadotte and Westling families are extremely pleased with the news. The official announcement read, “Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown … Continue reading

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Prince Christian’s First Day of School

  August 12, 2011 at 8:49 am by

Denmark’s Prince Christian has today started his first day of primary school. He will be attended the Tranegårdsskolen, in the municipality of Gentofte and the district of Hellerup. Before heading to his new school, the five-year-old Prince participated in a photo session in the main courtyard of Amalienborg with his parents, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. This was made as part of a ‘deal’ between the court and … Continue reading

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Annual Gråsten Palace Photo Shoot

  August 1, 2011 at 8:57 am by

Earlier today, the Danish Royal Family participated in their annual photo session at their summer residence, Gråsten Palace, in Jutland. They were joined by members of the Berleburg family. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik were joined by their two sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim; their daughters-in-law, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie; and their seven grandchildren: Princes Christian, Vincent, Nikolai, Felix and Henrik and Princesses Isabella and … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias at Presidential Inauguration in Peru

  July 29, 2011 at 2:20 am by

HRH the Prince of Asturias is currently in Peru for the inauguration of the nation’s newest President, Ollanta Humala. The official ceremony took place yesterday, July 28th, at the Congress of the Republic in Lima. Prince Felipe arrived in Peru on July 27th, and quickly headed over to Government Palace for a meeting with the outgoing President, Alan Garcia. The duo discussed the relationship between Spain and Peru, and the … Continue reading

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Scandinavian Neighbours Show Support for Norway

  July 27, 2011 at 10:18 am by

Following the tragedy in Oslo and on the island of Utøya, Norway last Friday July 22nd, the Scandinanivan nation’s neighbours Denmark and Sweden have shown their support and expressed their sympathies for the victims of the twin bombing and shooting. Both the Danish and Swedish heads of state, Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf respectively, sent messages of condolence to Norway’s King, Harald V. Queen Margrethe’s complete letter … Continue reading

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Queen and Duchess of Cambridge view Buckingham Palace Exhibition

  July 24, 2011 at 5:49 am by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duchess of Cambridge had a private viewing of Buckingham Palace’s summer exhibition on Friday. The focus of the exhibition is the royal wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton (now the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge) in April this year. The two women viewed the Duchess’ £250,000 Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen wedding gown in one of the Palace ballrooms – and the Queen … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Takes Children to Annual Circus

  July 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary took her two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, to the annual Circus Summarum last Wednesday, before the entire Crown Princely Family made a trip to the south of France for a summer vacation. The trio watched the first half of the circus, which is held as a charity fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association each year – Mary and the children also attended last … Continue reading

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The Cambridges’ Last Days in Canada

  July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am by

TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their nine-day tour of Canada, and are now in the sunny state of California, the USA. Here’s a quick recap of their final days up north (previous blog entries can be found here, here and here). Day six of the tour began in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, where the couple had arrived the previous night (July 4th). William and … Continue reading

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The Cambridges in Canada – Dragonboat Racing Day 5

  July 5, 2011 at 10:06 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their fifth day in Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where they participated in a fun-filled day of activities. They began with an official welcoming ceremony at Province House, which they reached via open-top carriage. Here, the Duke and Duchess were joined by the Prince Edward Island Premier, Robert Ghiz, and greeed by a series of actors dressed in period costume. The couple … Continue reading

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The Cambridges in Canada – Days 2, 3 and 4

  July 4, 2011 at 11:25 am by

O Canada! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Canada right on time to celebrate the nation’s national holiday, Canada Day (July 1). Spending day two of their first royal tour as a married couple in Ottawa, the Duke and Duchess attended the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. Firstly, the couple attended a citizenship ceremony with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and his wife Laureen, where they watched … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died

  July 4, 2011 at 7:50 am by

The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight. The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with … Continue reading

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New Article at The Royal Articles: Why I Am A Monarchist (And Why Monarchies Will Remain)

  June 28, 2011 at 6:39 am by

A new article has been published on The Royal Articles, the article subset of The Royal Forums. Written by David V, the article discusses the reasons why monarchies, especially in Commonwealth nations, tend to divide opinions about their relevance, and this author’s opinion on their future. An excerpt is as follows: “Here in Australia we have a strange relationship with royalty. We are fascinated with the lives of royals, and … Continue reading

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