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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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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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