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Luxembourg’s Princess Amalia Makes Her Debut

  June 17, 2014 at 10:14 pm by

The newest member of the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family, Princess Amalia, made her public debut today, when she appeared before the media as she left hospital with her parents. Prince Félix and Princess Claire left the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in the early afternoon with their daughter, briefly speaking to the gathered press before departing for home. The Prince also registered his daughter’s birth with the Register of Civil Status of the … Continue reading

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Daughter for Félix and Claire

  June 15, 2014 at 7:48 am by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a baby girl earlier today. Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Teresa was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte hospital in Luxembourg City, and weighed in at 2,950 grams. She is the first child for Prince Félix and Princess Claire, who married in September last year. She is also the first granddaughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess … Continue reading

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Photo Shoot in Cayx for Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 11, 2014 at 9:07 pm by

A photo shoot took place this morning at Château de Cayx to mark Prince Henrik of Denmark’s 80th birthday. The Prince’s immediate family were all present – wife, Queen Margrethe II, and both sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, with their wives and children. Prince Henrik led the family out on to the lawn where the photographers were gathered, holding the hands of his two eldest granddaughters, Princesses Isabella … Continue reading

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Sweden Celebrates National Day

  June 7, 2014 at 4:47 am by

Sweden yesterday celebrated their national day, with the Royal Family taking part in several events in Stockholm, Ånge and Skansen. The day began with the traditional opening of the palace gates, which signals the beginning of the day’s Open Palace event, where entry into the Royal Palace of Stockholm is free. Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill were given this task for 2014, and they brought their three-month-old daughter Leonore – dressed … Continue reading

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D-Day 70th Anniversary Commemorations

  June 6, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Royals from across Europe, as well as many heads of state, have gathered in Normandy to mark the seventieth anniversary of the D-Day landings, the Allied invasion of German-occupied territory which became the beginning of the end of World War Two. This morning, local time, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall attended a Royal British Legion service at the Bayeux Cathedral, as did British Prime Minister David Cameron … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of José I of Portugal

  June 6, 2014 at 6:30 am by

Today is the 300th anniversary of the birth of King José I of Portugal. He was born in 1714, as the third child of King João V of Portugal and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. The future King was titled Infante José for the first four and a half months of his life, as his older brother, Pedro, was the heir to the throne. Upon Pedro’s death on October 29, Infante José … Continue reading

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Spanish Abdication Set for June 18

  June 5, 2014 at 11:19 pm by

The Spanish Royal Court has confirmed that the abdication of King Juan Carlos I will take place on June 18. King Juan Carlos will sign the abdication act in a ceremony at the Royal Palace, which will be attended by members of the royal family. The following day, June 19, the Prince of Asturias will officially by proclaimed as King Felipe VI in a ceremony at the Cortes Generales building. … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Begins State Visit to France

  June 5, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh today began their fifth state visit to the French Republic. The couple departed from St Pancras Station in London aboard the Eurostar – their typical option for travel between London and Paris – headed for Paris Gare du Nord. The Queen unveiled a plaque at the London station to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the Channel Tunnel, which was opened in 1994 by Queen … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Arrives in Stockholm for Christening

  June 3, 2014 at 10:02 pm by

Three month old Princess Leonore has arrived in Sweden for the first time today, landing at Stockholm Arlanda Airport with her parents, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, early this morning, local time. The family were spotted yesterday departing from Newark Liberty International Airport on an overnight Scandinavian Airlines flight, after packing two town cars full of luggage outside their home. Princess Leonore was kept in a carry cot for her … Continue reading

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Royals Attend 2014 Bernadotte Art Awards

  June 3, 2014 at 9:36 pm by

Members of the Swedish Royal Family, as well as others from the Gotha, attended the 2014 edition of the Bernadotte Art Awards at the Grand Hôtel in Stockholm last night. Host Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg, the widow of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s uncle, the former Prince Sigvard, also used the gala to celebrate her upcoming 90th birthday. She arrived to the event with King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos Announces Abdication

  June 2, 2014 at 8:32 am by

The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, has today announced his abdication. “A new generation must be at the forefront…younger people with new energies,” the King said in a television speech this afternoon, “Prince Felipe has the maturity and preparation to be king.” The news was initially announced by Prime Minister Rajoy, in a surprise press conference. “King Juan Carlos has just communicated to me his will to give up the … Continue reading

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Concert For Prince Henrik’s 80th Birthday

  June 1, 2014 at 11:18 pm by

This evening, a command performance to celebrate Prince Henrik’s 80th birthday was held at the DR Concert Hall in Copenhagen. Prince Henrik was joined by his immediate family for the event, which featured performances by the William Blakes, Medina, Claus Hempler, Andreas Bo (who had the some members of the royal family in fits of laughter with his impressions) and Bent Fabricius-Bjerre. Other guests included King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima Attend Holland Festival

  June 1, 2014 at 10:35 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima attended the opening of the Holland Festival this evening at the National Opera and Ballet building. Willem-Alexander and Máxima were treated to a performance by the Belgian dance company Rosas, with choreography by Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker and music by the Belgian ensemble Ictus. Ictus performed music composed by Gérard Grisey. The couple have attended the opening night of the festival for several years. This year is the … Continue reading

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Engagement in the Japanese Imperial House

  May 29, 2014 at 11:47 pm by

On Tuesday May 27, the engagement of Princess Noriko of Takamado and Mr Kunimaru Senge was announced by the Imperial Household Agency. The couple plan to marry in the Japanese autumn, at the Izumo-Taisha, the grand shrine in Izumo, Shimane Prefecture. Mr Senge’s family manage the shrine, one of the country’s oldest. Mr Senge himself is a Shinto priest. The pair met in April 2007, when Princess Noriko visited the shrine. … Continue reading

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First Communion for Princes Nicolas and Aymeric

  May 29, 2014 at 11:26 pm by

Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric, the eight-year-old sons of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium, today celebrated their first holy communion. Taking place at the Sainte-Catherine de Bonlez in Chaumont-Gistoux, the two Princes joined ten peers for the ceremony which was conducted by the church’s priest, Willy Gettemans, and Father Guy Gilbert. Father Gilbert is a personal friend of Prince Laurent, and performed the wedding ceremony of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire, as … Continue reading

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Prince Gabriel’s First Communion

  May 24, 2014 at 10:17 pm by

The Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family today celebrated their first communion of Prince Gabriel, the elder son of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy. Taking place at the Saint Michael Church in Luxembourg City, the event was attended by the whole Grand Ducal Family, including great-grandfather Jean, as well as members of the Antony family. The Grand Duke’s siblings were also present. Prince Gabriel’s communion mass was presided over by Archbishop Jean-Claude … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl For Princess Maria Carolina

  May 23, 2014 at 5:49 am by

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma has given birth to her first child, a girl. The infant was born on May 20 in Zürich, Switzerland, where Princess Maria Carolina lives with her husband, Albert Brenninkmeijer. The pair have been married since 2012. Maria Carolina and Albert have named their daughter Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile. The newborn is the sixth granddaughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and her late ex-husband, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. … Continue reading

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New Photo of Princess Leonore

  May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Princess Leonore, in connection with the publication of a special christening website. Leonore, who was born on February 20 in New York City, is shown in the arms of her mother, Princess Madeleine, while her father, Christopher O’Neill, sits next to them. The christening website, available here, provides information about Princess Leonore’s upcoming christening on June 8, as well as … Continue reading

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New Portraits for Danish 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children to celebrate the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary. The series includes photos of the couple together, with their children, and then the children together and individually. They were all taken by Franne Voight, at Amalienborg. The photos were shot in April this year. Apart from the new photographs, a handful … Continue reading

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“Road To The Crown” Exhibition Opens at Marienburg

  May 1, 2014 at 12:56 am by

The heirs of Hanover yesterday officially opened The Road To The Crown – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers exhibition celebrating the history of the Hanoverian Kingdom. Prince Ernst August Jr and Prince Christian, sons of Prince Ernst August V, welcomed 250 guests to Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen for the opening. Among the guests were Prince Heinrich of Hanover, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, … Continue reading

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