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Crown Princess Mary Visits Herning

  December 13, 2013 at 12:32 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was in the city of Herning, where she visited the Lind Care and Activity Centre and attended the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships. First visiting the care centre, the Crown Princess had an early afternoon tea with 125 residents and staff of the centre. She was given a tour of the facility, seeing the woodwork room, the gym and the residential facilities. The care centre has … Continue reading

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Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Pregnant

  December 12, 2013 at 5:02 am by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha are expecting their first child. The infant is expected to make his or her appearance in late spring 2014. The news was confirmed by royal historian Arturo Beeche. Prince Hubertus, the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Kelly were married in May 2009. The couple currently live in Coburg, Germany where the Prince is a member … Continue reading

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Emperor and Empress in India

  December 5, 2013 at 12:41 am by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan have spent the past few days in India on the first official visit by a Japanese head of state to the nation. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko were farewelled at Haneda Airport on November 30 by the senior members of the Imperial Family, before being greeted at AFS Palam in New Delhi by the Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh, and his wife, Gursharan Kaur. … Continue reading

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Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma Expecting First Child

  December 1, 2013 at 7:15 am by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma and his wife, Viktória, are expecting their first child. The news was announced as the couple attended the celebratory concert marking the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Saturday evening in Scheveningen. The baby is due in February 2014. The couple were married in October this year, and live in The Hague. Prince Jaime works with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while Princess Viktória is … Continue reading

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Japanese Emperor and Empress to Visit India

  November 28, 2013 at 12:21 am by

The Emperor and Empress of Japan are set to begin a six-day official visit to India on Saturday. It will be the first visit to the nation by a Japanese head of state. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko are making the visit to celebrate last year’s sixtieth anniversary of diplomatic relations between Japan and India. They will spend four days in Delhi, meeting with the Indian President and Prime Minister, … Continue reading

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Introducing Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma

  November 23, 2013 at 6:26 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma have released a series of photographs of their newborn daughter, Princess Cécilia. Prince Carlos, Princess Annemarie and their elder daughter, Princess Luisa, pose with the one-month old infant in their home in The Hague. The photos show the infant with blonde hair like her sister, and dark eyes. Princess Cécilia was born over four weeks premature on October 17th at the Bronovo Hospital in … Continue reading

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Princess Marie Takes Over New Patronages

  November 22, 2013 at 11:37 pm by

Denmark’s Princess Marie has added two new patronages to her portfolio, bringing her total to thirteen. The new patronages are in the fields of health and marine conservation, and previously had Prince Henrik, the Prince Consort, as their patron. They are the Danish Epilepsy Association and the Kattegat Centre. The Danish Epilepsy Association’s primary focus is to assist the approximately 55,000 Danes who suffer from epilepsy. In a press release, … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Marks Universal Children’s Day

  November 20, 2013 at 10:43 pm by

The Queen of the Belgians today attended events in Brussels to mark the Universal Children’s Day. Queen Mathilde began her day by attending a roundtable meeting organised by UNICEF Belgium, of which she is patron. Wearing a simple deep purple dress matched with a grey overcoat, the Queen delivered a speech in which she spoke of need for quality education for all children worldwide. “Despite much progress, 57 million children … Continue reading

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New Danish Painting Unveiled

  November 17, 2013 at 8:32 pm by

A new painting of the Danish Royal Family was unveiled last week, ahead of its display at Amalienborg. Thomas Kluge, a Danish artist who has previously painted portraits of members of the family on numerous occasions, was the man commissioned to create the portrait. The painting was commissioned by an anonymous donor as a seventieth birthday present for the Queen (she turned seventy in 2010). Kluge spoke of how the … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for the Dukes of Parma

  October 19, 2013 at 4:42 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, have welcomed their second child, a daughter. Princess Annemarie gave birth to the infant, who has been named Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix, on October 17th at 14:07 at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. The infant weighed a small 1,500grams. Both Annemarie and Cécilia are expected to remain in hospital for the near future. Annemarie had been … Continue reading

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Prince Harry in Sydney

  October 5, 2013 at 10:24 pm by

Prince Harry spent the day today in Sydney, Australia on his first official visit to the Commonwealth nation. The Prince arrived yesterday, ahead of his attendance at today’s International Fleet Review at Sydney Harbour to mark the hundredth anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy entering the Harbour. Wearing the white tropical dress uniform of the British Army, Captain Wales spent over two hours aboard HMAS Leeuwin with Governor-General Quentin Bryce, Prime … Continue reading

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Regency Plans Revealed in the Netherlands

  September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm by

The Government Information Service in the Netherlands has today revealed their plans should King Willem-Alexander pass away before his heir, daughter Catharina-Amalia, reaches the age of 18. In such an event, Queen Máxima would become the regent for the Princess of Orange until she turns 18 in December 2021. The Queen would have parental authority over her three children – Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. She would also … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Names Container Ship

  September 25, 2013 at 11:20 pm by

Crown Princess Mary today officially named the newest container ship of the A.P. Møller-Mærsk fleet. The event took place at Langelinie, in the presence of Crown Prince Frederik, the Danish Interior and Economy Minister, Margrethe Vestager, and Ane Maersk McKinney Uggla, at ten in the morning. “I name you ‘Majestic Maersk’. I wish you safe navigation. May you and your crew have successful activities in the oceans, for the benefit of your crew, your … Continue reading

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Prince Harry To Visit Australia

  September 23, 2013 at 9:54 pm by

It has been confirmed that Prince Harry will be making an official visit to Australia at the beginning of October. The Prince will spend several days in Australia, attending several events in Sydney to mark the centenary of the Royal Australian Navy Fleet’s first entry into Sydney. One of the events will be viewing the International Fleet Review. Prince Harry first visited Australia in 2003, as part of his gap year. This … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Breaks Cheekbone

  September 22, 2013 at 5:52 am by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands has broken her cheekbone, the RVD (Government Information Service) announced today. The Princess underwent an operation to fix the break today. She will spend a few days recuperating in hospital, before returning to Huis ten Bosch Palace to recover. She suffered the break in a fall at her home, Huis ten Bosch.

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Religious Wedding of Félix and Claire

  September 22, 2013 at 1:30 am by

Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his bride, Claire Lademacher, were yesterday wed in a religious ceremony at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume. The Roman Catholic wedding mass was celebrated by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich; the Apostolic Nuncio of Guatemala, Archbishop Nicolas Thévenin; and the Bishop of Fréjus-Toulon, Dominique Rey. The couple chose to say their vows in two languages, French and German. Claire was stunning in a custom-made Elie Saab wedding gown, … Continue reading

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First Prinsjesdag with New Monarch

  September 19, 2013 at 4:21 am by

The official opening of parliament was celebrated on Tuesday in the Netherlands, the first Prinsjesdag for the new monarch, Willem-Alexander. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, and brother and sister-in-law, Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien, for his inaugural speech from the throne. The royal party made their way to the Ridderzaal in horse-drawn carriages through the streets of The Hague. The King’s speech, in which he discussed the … Continue reading

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Swazi King Set To Wed Fifteenth Wife

  September 19, 2013 at 4:04 am by

The King of Swaziland, Mswati III, has revealed his intentions to marry for the fifteenth time. “I can confirm that the King has introduced to the nation a new liphovela [royal fiancee],” Mr Timothy Mtetwa, the governor of Ludzidzini Palace, told media outlets earlier this week. The introduction is believed to have taken place over the weekend at a traditional Reed Dance celebration. The bride-to-be, who will become the King’s wife only once … Continue reading

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Danes Welcome Vietnamese President

  September 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today welcomed the President and First Lady of Vietnam to Copenhagen for a three-day state visit. President Truong Tan Sang and his wife, Mrs Mai Thi Hanh, were greeted upon arrival at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, along with the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. It seems that Princess Benedikte missed the memo to wear blue – … Continue reading

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Prince Félix and Claire Lademacher Civilly Wed

  September 17, 2013 at 7:24 pm by

Luxembourg’s Prince Félix today married his German-born fiancée, Claire Lademacher, in a civil ceremony in the bride’s hometown. Taking place at the Villa Rotschild in Königstein im Taunus, a town in the state of Hesse, the civil ceremony began at 12:30pm. Prior to this, the bridal couple and their immediate families arrived at the hotel and posed for photographers. The Lademacher family – Hartmut, Gabriele and Felix – arrived first, followed … Continue reading

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