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Funeral of Prince Alexandre

  December 5, 2009 at 8:34 am by

The funeral of Belgium’s Prince Alexandre, who died last Sunday from a pulmonary embolism, took place yesterday morning, at 11am, at the Church of Our Lady in Laeken. The sad ceremony was attended by the widow of the Prince, Léa, her son Renaud Bichara and her daughter and son-in-law, Laetitia and Didier Nagant de Deuxchaisnes. Most of the members of the Belgian Royal Family were present: the King and the … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Alexandre

  November 29, 2009 at 2:30 pm by

Prince Alexandre of Belgium passed away this morning, aged 67, due to an acute pulmonary embolism; the news has been officially confirmed by the Royal Palace. The Prince was born on 18 July 1942 in Laeken; he was the son of King Leopold III of Belgium (1901-1983) and his second wife, Princess Lilian, Princess de Rethy, née Baels (1916-2002). Prince Alexander had two younger sisters, Princess Esmeralda and Princess Marie … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto turns 97

  November 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

Archduke Otto of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 until his abdication in 2007, turns 97 years old today. He was born on 20 November 1912 at Villa Wartholtz in Reichenau, the eldest child of Archduke Karl and Archduchess Zita. Archduke Karl (1887-1922) was the eldest son of Archduke Otto (1865-1906, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef) and Archduchess Maria Josepha … Continue reading

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20th Anniversary of the Death of Fürst Franz Josef II

  November 13, 2009 at 1:38 pm by

Fürst Franz Josef II von und zu Liechtenstein died 20 years ago, on 13 November 1989; he has been the Head of State of the small Principality for 51 years, from 1938 to 1989, leading it during its evolution from a poor agricultural Country to one of the richest Nations in the World. Prince Franz Josef was born in Schloss Frauenthal, Austria, on 16 August 1906, the eldest of the … Continue reading

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Archduchess Gabriela appointed as Georgian Ambassador

  October 28, 2009 at 5:53 pm by

Archduchess Gabriela of Austria will be appointed as Ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary to Germany by the Georgian President Mikhael Saakachvili; now her appointment has to be approved by the Georgian Parliament. The Archduchess, who is a Georgian citizen since 2007, will replace the present Ambassador Levan Duchidze. The reasons of the appointment of Archduchess Gabriela have been explained by Akaki Minashvili, Georgian Member of the Parliament and Chairman of Committee … Continue reading

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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi turns 90

  October 26, 2009 at 3:15 pm by

Her Imperial Highness Princess Ashraf Pahlavi turns 90 years old today. She was born on 26 October 1919, the second daughter and third child of the then Reza Khan Mirpanj and his wife, née Nimtaj Khanum; when Ashraf was 6, her father became Shahanshah Reza Pahlavi, Emperor of Iran, and her mother became the Queen Consort Tadj ol-Molouk. Ashrafâ’s siblings were an older sister, Princess Shams, a twin-brother, Shahanshah Mohammed … Continue reading

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1929-2009 Engagement of Prince Umberto and Princess Marie José

  October 24, 2009 at 4:35 am by

80 years ago the engagement was announced between HRH Prince Umberto of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont, and HRH Princess Maria José of Belgium. The union between the 25-years-old son and heir of King Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena of Italy and the 23-years-old daughter of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians was planned since the two Princes were only children – probably during the First World … Continue reading

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150th Birth Anniversary of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria

  October 22, 2009 at 10:28 am by

Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria was born 150 years ago, on 22 October 1859, in the Royal Palace in Madrid. He was the eldest son of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828-1875) and his wife Princess Amalia, née Infanta of Spain (1834-1905); his paternal grandparents were King Ludwig I and Queen Therese of Bavaria, while his maternal grandparents were Infante Francisco de Paula and Infanta Luisa Carlotta of Spain; among his … Continue reading

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20th Death Anniversary of Fürstin Gina vuz Liechtenstein

  October 18, 2009 at 9:19 am by

20 years ago, on the 18th of October 1989, Her Serene Highness Fürstin Gina von und zu Liechtenstein died in Grabs, Switzerland, aged 67. She had been for 46 years the wife of Fürst Franz Josef II, and therefore the mother of the present Fürst Hans Adam II. Countess Georgine “Gina” Norberte Johanna Franziska Antonie Marie Raphaela von Wilczek was born on 24 October 1921 in Graz, the only daughter … Continue reading

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Wedding of Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Braganaça

  October 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

Yesterday evening, on 16 October 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, the wedding was celebrated between Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and HRH Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Bragança. The wedding took place at 7.30pm in the Imperial Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro, a church in Rio where several royal weddings of the members of the Brazilian Imperial Family took place, included the one of the parents of the bride, thirty-four years … Continue reading

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Princess Magdalene of Prussia has Died

  October 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

Her Royal Highness Magdalene, Princess Hubertus of Prussia, died on Saturday, 10 October 2009, in Schloss Löwenstein in Kleinheubach. She was 89 years old. Princess Magdalene Pauline Reuss zu Köstritz was born at Leipzig on 20 August 1920, the eldest daughter of Prince Heinrich XXXVI Reuss zu Köstritz and his wife Hermine, née Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg; Princess Magdalene had a younger sister, Caroline, Countess von Wedel. On 5 June 1943 … Continue reading

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First Wedding Anniversary for Prince Aimone and Princess Olga

  September 27, 2009 at 11:29 am by

One year ago, on 27 September 2008, the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Apulia, and Princess Olga of Greece took place in Patmos, the wonderful Greek island in the Aegean sea. The Prince and Princess got engaged in 2005, and married in a civil ceremony in the Italian Embassy in Moscow on 16 September 2008, after having asked and obtained the allowance for the … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding of the Count & Countess of Paris

  September 27, 2009 at 11:28 am by

TRH Prince Henri and Princess Micaela d’Orleans, Count and Countess of Paris, married yesterday in a religious ceremony in Arcangues, France. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in 1984, after the divorce of the Count from his first wife Maria Teresa of Wurttemberg, Duchess of Montpensier; the religious wedding took place after the annulment of the Count’s previous marriage was granted by the Roman Rota last year. Despite … Continue reading

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Trial for Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy

  September 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, the 72 year old son of the late King Umberto II of Italy and his wife Queen Maria José, will be put on trial, accused of having took part in criminal association with the purpose of corruption of officials. The trial will begin on 21 December 2009, at 9.30am in Potenza, Italy. He has told to the press to trust in the verification of the facts, … Continue reading

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September 1859, the Failed Plot in Naples Court

  September 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

150 years ago, the Italian peninsula was divided in several States; one of them, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, was ruling over all the south of Italy and the Sicily; another one, the Kingdom of Sardinia, was beginning to expand itself and to conquer several other Italian regions. On 22 May 1859, King Ferdinando II of the Two Sicilies died in Caserta. His very reactionary politic, fully supported by … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Birth of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique

  September 12, 2009 at 11:14 am by

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the birth of HIH Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, the late Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and titular Emperor of Brazil between 1921 and 1981. An Holy Mass in memoriam will be celebrated in the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da antiga Sé (the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro) at 11. The Holy Mass is part of the “XX … Continue reading

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95th birthday of Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança

  September 9, 2009 at 11:53 am by

Today is the 95th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança, the widow of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and Pretender to the Brazilian Throne between 1921 and 1981. She was born in Nymphenburg Castle, in Munich, Bavaria, on 9th September 1914, the second of the six child and first daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella, born … Continue reading

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Wedding of Hereditary Prince Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas

  September 8, 2009 at 7:55 am by

Hereditary Prince Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas married in a religious ceremony in Lich on Saturday, 5 September 2009. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in Vienna on 13 December 2008. The 34-years-old groom is the eldest of the four children and heir of Fürst Philipp-Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and his wife Fürstin Marie, née Fouché d’Otrante. The bride, who is 2 years older then her husband, … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph turns 90

  September 5, 2009 at 3:39 am by

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria turns 90 years old today. He was born in Nyon, in Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, on 5th September 1919, the sixth child and fifth son of Emperor Karl I of Austria and his wife Empress Zita, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma. Archduke Rudolph married firstly in 1953 in New York Countess … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Parma

  September 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Parma died yesterday in Wien, aged 84. She was born in Wien on 7 June 1925, the eighth and youngest daughter of Prince Elias of Bourbon-Parma and his wife Maria Anna, née Archduchess of Austria. Her paternal grandparents were Roberto I, the last Duke of Parma, and his first wife Maria Pia, a daughter of King Ferdinando II of the Two Sicilies; her … Continue reading

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