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Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Mark Flag Day

  September 6, 2013 at 1:27 am by

Denmark’s fifth annual Flag Day commemorating the soldiers who have fought and fallen in conflicts abroad since World War II was held yesterday in the presence of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The couple attended several ceremonies held to mark the day, beginning with a wreath-laying at the Citadel in Copenhagen. Joachim and Marie laid a wreath bearing red and white ribbons emblazoned with their monograms at the base of … Continue reading

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Willem-Alexander & Máxima Launch ‘Dream’ Book and Exhibit

  September 6, 2013 at 12:39 am by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday launched the ‘Dream at Het Loo Palace’ exhibition, which showcases 120 of the dreams featured in Droomboek (Dream Book) released to mark the King’s inauguration in April. The dreams, which were submitted by 6,500 members of the Dutch public and illustrate what their dreams are for the future of the Dutch monarchy, are printed on flags leading down the avenue from the stables to the palace … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine Expecting First Child

  September 3, 2013 at 8:19 am by

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill are expecting their first child, as was announced by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The baby is due to be born in March 2014. Whether the birth will take place in Stockholm, or in New York City where the couple are currently living, has yet to be announced. The news was published on the Princess’s Facebook page, and also on the … Continue reading

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Introducing Maud Windsor

  September 3, 2013 at 8:00 am by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have introduced their newborn daughter, in a spread in the current issue of Hello! magazine. Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina made her debut in photographs taken at the couple’s home in Los Angeles, and feature the infant with her parents and paternal grandparents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Little Maud’s names are all derived from her parents’ families. “We liked the idea of an old-fashioned English name … Continue reading

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New Photos Published of Prince George

  August 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm by

Kensington Palace has released two new photos of the Cambridge family. The two photographs were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge’s father, Michael Middleton, at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. They show William and Catherine with Prince George, and family pets Lupo and Tilly, in the home’s back garden. The photographs were apparently taken earlier in August. Prince George was born on July 22nd, at St Mary’s Hospital in … Continue reading

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Belgian King Takes Son to Hockey Championships

  August 18, 2013 at 2:43 am by

The Red Panthers and the Red Lions (the Belgian national hockey teams) had a royal cheer squad for their first pool matches in the EuroHockey Nations Championships yesterday, as King Philippe and his elder son Gabriel attended both the women’s and men’s games. King Philippe and Prince Gabriel meet with the Panthers (the female team) before their match, after listening to the team sing an acapella version of the Belgian … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Visits Økofestivalen

  August 18, 2013 at 2:25 am by

Ahead of her fortieth birthday celebrations tomorrow, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Økofestivalen on its opening day in Sande yesterday. Dressed casually in a white skirt and a brown jumper, the Princess spent around an hour at the festival, touring stalls and tasting the food on offer. “Now I’m full,” was her comment after tasting some organic pumpkin soup, carrot juice and some tapas. “It is a great festival, and … Continue reading

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Joachim & Co Launch Boat in Sønderborg

  August 18, 2013 at 1:42 am by

Prince Joachim brought along his family yesterday when he attended the launch of a new boat in Sønderborg. The Prince, as patron of the Society for Nydam Research, visited the fishing village of Sottrupskov, north-west of Sønderborg, accompanied by his wife, Marie, and three sons, Nikolai, Felix and Henrik. The purpose of the visit was the naming and launching of the Nydam Tveir, a replica of a boat from around … Continue reading

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Prince Friso Laid To Rest

  August 17, 2013 at 12:00 am by

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau was laid to rest yesterday afternoon, in a private funeral at the Stulpkerk in Lage Vuursche. His bereaved family made their way to the church on foot from Drakensteyn Castle, Prince Friso’s childhood home. The Prince’s two daughters, Countesses Luana and Zaria, along with his nieces and nephews were all wearing white outfits. The ninety minute service was led by Reverend Carel ter Linden, who spoke … Continue reading

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Baby George To Make Stamp Debut in New Zealand

  August 16, 2013 at 3:00 am by

Prince George of Cambridge is set to make his Kiwi stamp debut on September 11, when a stamp series will go on sale to mark his birth. The infant will appear on the stamps alongside his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, with New Zealand Post selecting four images of the family leaving St Mary’s Hospital on July 23rd to adorn the stamps. There are two stamps of the … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Friso To Be Held This Afternoon

  August 16, 2013 at 1:46 am by

The funeral of Prince Friso, second son of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, will be taking place this afternoon, Dutch time. A private family funeral, which will be led by Reverend C.A. ter Linden, will be held at the Stulpkerk in Lage Vuursche, which is in the Baarn municipality and adjacent to Drakensteyn Castle, where the Prince grew up and where Princess Beatrix will be living in her retirement from … Continue reading

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Baby Girl for Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

  August 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have welcomed a daughter, as confirmed by a statement released by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The infant was born on August 15th, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California. She is 42nd in line for the British throne, as a descendant of Prince George, Duke of Kent. She has been named Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina. She is the first child for … Continue reading

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Japan’s Emperor Attends War Victim Memorial

  August 15, 2013 at 5:39 am by

The Emperor of Japan today attended a memorial service at the Budokan Martial Arts Arena in Tokyo, to commemorate victims of war. Emperor Akihito was joined by his wife, Empress Michiko, for the annual service. It takes place each year on August 15th, the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in World War II. The pair offered silent prayers, leading 6,000 people in a minute’s silence. The … Continue reading

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Princess Isabella Begins Primary School

  August 13, 2013 at 11:13 am by

Six-year-old Princess Isabella of Denmark today began her primary school education, undertaking her first day of 0 Class at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte. The Princess, wearing pink peplum-style top and beige shorts and accompanied by her parents Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, partook in a brief photo session in the main courtyard of Amalienborg before heading off to school. The press, who were given the photo session in exchange … Continue reading

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Prince Friso Has Passed Away

  August 12, 2013 at 9:42 am by

The Dutch Royal Court has just announced that Prince Friso, the second son of Princess Beatrix, has passed away from complications in his health. He was 44. The Prince has been in a coma for over a year following a skiing accident in Austria in February 2012. He was recently transferred to the Netherlands from London, where he had been receiving treatment. It has been reported that King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

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Prince Philip Presents Medals in Edinburgh

  August 12, 2013 at 8:47 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance in almost two months today, presenting medals in Scotland. He presented the Royal Medals, which are awarded for contributions to life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences, and business and commerce, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to Professor Sir John Cadogan, Professor Michael Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RSE, and … Continue reading

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Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma Engaged

  August 12, 2013 at 8:33 am by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi has announced his engagement. The Prince is engaged to his Hungarian girlfriend of one year, Viktoria Cservenyák. The couple will marry on October 5th, at the Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Apeldoorn. A reception will follow at Het Loo Palace. Prince Jaime is the younger son of the late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of the Netherlands.

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Historical Royal of August: Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

  August 12, 2013 at 6:00 am by

August 12th, 1872. Queen Victoria is marking the birth of another grandchild, her thirteenth granddaughter. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Queen’s fifth child, had given birth to her fourth child. Princess Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena, to be known as Marie Louise – Louie to her family, has been born at Cumberland Lodge. The infant Princess had two elder brothers – Princes Christian Victor and Albert – and … Continue reading

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Floral Benedikte Opens Flower Festival

  August 4, 2013 at 3:25 am by

Princess Benedikte was pretty in floral and fuchsia yesterday when she opened the seventh annual Nordfyns Rose Festival in Bogense. Wearing a floral dress, ice blue blazer and fuchsia hat, the Princess was joined by the Mayor of Bogense to open the festival in the square in front of the Bogense Town Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Everything From the Sea’, and as such, one of the features of the … Continue reading

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Prince George’s Birth Officially Registered

  August 4, 2013 at 1:35 am by

The birth of the newest heir to the British throne has officially been registered with the City of Westminster. The Duke of Cambridge registered his son’s July 22nd birth on August 2nd, at Kensington Palace. Prince George’s registration certificate was brought to the palace by deputy registrar Alison Cathcart for the Duke to sign. With his parents’ occupations listed as ‘Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom’, Prince George became … Continue reading

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