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Death of Princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança

  April 19, 2011 at 6:40 am by

Yesterday, princess Teresa of Orleans-Bragança died at the age of 91. The princess died in her home at the Rua D. Afonso Henriques in Estoril, Portugal. The princess was the youngest daughter of Prince Pedro of Brazil and his wife Countess Elisabeth Dobrzensky von Dobrzenicz. The princess often attended royal gatherings in Europe, due to the marriages of her siblings. Her eldest sister Isabelle married the late count of Paris, … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Vendôme Visit ‘Their’ Duchy

  November 1, 2010 at 8:03 am by

Prince Jean of France, Duke of Vendôme, and his wife Princess Philomena visited the city of Vendôme on October 28th. They were invited by the mayor of the city, Mme Catherine Lockartand by the director of the institute of National Patrimony, Mr. Roch Payet to attend a ceremony organized to inaugurate the restored bust of King Henri IV. The buste is situated in the parc of Chateau Vendôme, a castle … Continue reading

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Dutch Royal Honor the ‘Soldier of Orange’

  November 1, 2010 at 7:13 am by

Various members of the Dutch royal family attended the premiere of the muscial ‘Soldaat van Oranje’ (soldier of Orange) at a special theatre on the former militairy airport of Valkenburg. The musical is based on the WWII memories of Erik Hazelhoff-Roelfzema (1917-2007), a Dutch RAF pilot and spy. In 1977 Paul Verhoeven already made a movie of the book, and now the plot was adapted for the musical by Edwin … Continue reading

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Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz Engaged

  October 25, 2010 at 8:45 am by

The sister of Princess Mathilde, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz, is engaged. The information was made public on the death notice of Baroness Geneviève Bracht, née de Hemptinne, where among the grandchildren were listed: Baron Nicolas Janssen and his fiancée, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz. Is is not yet known when and where the wedding will take place. The groom’s parents are Baron Daniel Janssen and Baroness Therese Bracht. Nicholas’ maternal grandfather, … Continue reading

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Prince Sixte Henri Tries to Stop Japanese Pop Art Exposition at Versailles

  October 25, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Prince Sixte Henri of Bourbon-Parma (uncle of the Duke of Parma) and a palace of Versailles defence group are trying to start a law suit to stop the exhibition of the works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Twenty two works of neo-pop-art artist Murakami are exhibited in the palace of Versailles and its gardens from September 14th to December 12th 2010. Murakami is regarded as a founder of the ‘super … Continue reading

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Mathilde on UNAIDS Mission to Liberia

  October 20, 2010 at 1:13 pm by

Belgium’s Princess Mathilde has undertaken a United Nations Mission to Liberia. Mathilde was invited due to her role as special representative of UNICEF and UNAIDS, to raise awareness for the problems around “children and HIV/AIDS”. The mission focusses mainly on childern and women. Apart from visits to hospitals, schools and several projects, princess Mathilde was also present at the launch of the new ‘Agenda for Accelerating Country Action on Women, … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix: ‘Most Powerful Woman of The Netherlands’

  October 20, 2010 at 12:58 pm by

According to the monthly magazine ‘Opzij’, Queen Beatrix is the most powerful woman of The Netherlands at the moment. A jury under the supervision of editor Margriet van der Linden chose Her Majesty as number one on the list ‘Opzij Top 100′. Previous years the magazine decided that Her Majesty could not participate in the contest as her role is hereditary. This year however they made an exception for the … Continue reading

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King Albert II Stays Silent in Congo

  July 1, 2010 at 7:07 am by

On Monday king Albert II and Queen Paola of the Belgians arrived in Kinshasa for a four day visit to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the independance of Congo. It was the first time since 1985 that a Belgian monarch visited the former colony. Immediately after the arrival there was a meeting between the king and president Joseph Kabila. The meeting was supposed to last for 15 minutes, but the … Continue reading

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Princess Mathilde Dame Grand Cross in the Order of the Holy Sepulchre

  June 17, 2010 at 12:15 pm by

The newspapers of Sud Presse report that last Ffriday Princess Mathilde was installed as a Dame Grand Cross in the order of the Holy Sepulchre. The ceremony happened with only a few people present. The order of the Holy Selpulchre is a prestigious Catholic order that wants to spread Catholicism in the world. the Vatican has to approve of all the new members the order is inviting. The order traces … Continue reading

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Royals Support Their National Teams at the World Cup In South Africa

  June 17, 2010 at 11:52 am by

Last Saturday the World Cup Soccer has started in South Africa. Five monarchies are participating in the tournament: Denmark, England, Japan, The Netherlands and Spain. Royals from most of these countries wasted no opportunity to travel to South Africa to support their national teams. On Monday Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and the Prince of Orange attended the match between Denmark and the Netherlands in Johannesburg. Both princes were seated … Continue reading

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Civil Wedding for Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel

  June 17, 2010 at 11:22 am by

On June 12th prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma married Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel in a civil ceremony at the city hall of Wijk bij Duurstede. Prince Carlos is the eldest son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of the Netherlands. After the civil ceremony Annemarie can now call herself Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Piacenza, Duchess of Madrid. She however told the press that she will continue using … Continue reading

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Princess Michael and the Duchess of Orléans Commemorate Diane of Poitiers

  June 17, 2010 at 11:05 am by

On May 29th the remains of Diane de Poitiers, mistress of King Henri II of France, was reinterred at the Chateau d’Anet. The ceremony was attended by the Duchess of France, sister-in-law to the pretender of the French throne, and by princess Michael of Kent. Princess Michael wrote the book ‘The Serpent and the Moon’ about the rivalry between Henri II’s wife Catherine de Medici and his mistress Diane of … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Will Pay For Extra Maintenance Costs Sailing Boat

  May 12, 2010 at 12:18 pm by

Queen Beatrix will pay the extra maintenance costs for her sailing boat the ‘Groene Draeck’ herself. This was reported yesterday by RTL news, and confirmed by the RVD (the government information service). The queen received the boat upon her 18th birthday in 1956 as a gift from the Dutch people. The gift also inculded the maintenance costs of the boat, which was provided for by the ministery of Defence for … Continue reading

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Tuscan Holiday for Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Family

  April 7, 2010 at 11:30 am by

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, son and heir of one of the pretenders to the Italian throne, took his wife and family on a holiday in Tuscany for Easter. The prince of Piedmont and Venice, his wife the French actress Clothilde Coureau and his daughters princesses Vittoria (6) and Luisa (3) were pictured while cycling through the streets of the idyllic Forte dei Marmi. The family was later pictured on … Continue reading

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Prince Georg Friedrich Sells Family Estate

  April 7, 2010 at 11:17 am by

The German newspaper ‘Bild’ reports that the Wümmehof estate in Borgfeld, near Bremen has been put up for sale on the website of real estate agent ‘Engel & Völkers‘. The estate of 10.000 acres and with two historical buildings has been bought by the Prussian royal family in 1945. Here prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (1907-1994) and his wife Grand Duchess Kira Kirilovna of Russia raised their seven children and … Continue reading

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Hereditary Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Passed Away

  March 18, 2010 at 7:10 am by

This Monday, hereditary Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach passed away at the age of 98. The hereditary Grand Duchess was born in 1912 as Baroness Elisabeth von Wangenheim-Winterstein. She was the daughter of Baron Othmar von Wangenheim-Winterstein and Baroness Maud von Falkenstein. In 1944 she married hereditary Grand Duke Karl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, eldest son of the last reigning Grand Duke. The couple got three children: Princess Elisabeth (1945), Prince … Continue reading

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Prince Kardam Discharged from Hospital

  February 4, 2010 at 12:57 pm by

After several media outlets last week reported on prince Kardam’s hospitalisation, ‘Hola!’ now reports on their website that prince Kardam has been discharged from the Conxo provinvial hospital in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In ‘Hola!’ Kardam’s wife, princess Miriam, says that the prince has been discharged. The prince was taken to the Conxo hospital because of a high fever, combined with a severe kidney infection and respiratory problems. According to … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Princess Margaretha Open Dyslexia Forum in Paris

  February 4, 2010 at 12:17 pm by

‘Wort’ reports that on Tuesday, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and her sister-in-law, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, opened the first dyslexia forum of UNESCO in Paris. The Grand Duchess held the opening speech of the forum. In her speech she said that world wide 300 million people are dyslectic. According to the Grand Duchess, these people are still marginalized. Maria Teresa also pointed out that it depended primarily on … Continue reading

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Archduchess Regina Will Be Burried In Veste Heldburg

  February 4, 2010 at 8:14 am by

Newspaper ‘Die Presse’ has released some more details about the upcoming funeral of Archduchess Regina of Austria, who died yesterday morning in Pöcking, Bavaria at the age of 85. From Saturday February 6th to Monday February 8th archduchess Regina will lie in state in the church of Sankt Ulrich in Pöcking. On Tuesday Walter Mixa, the bishop of Augsburg, will hold a Requiem in Pöcking, in the memory of the … Continue reading

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Prince Of Orange Takes Family To The Vancouver Olympics: Four Extra Days of Vacation for Princess Amalia

  February 4, 2010 at 7:52 am by

On Monday the Dutch court announced that Prince Willem-Alexander will go to the Vancouver Winter Olympics with his wife and with his three daughters. From February 9th to 12th the prince will be participating in the 122nd meeting of the IOC in Vancouver. After that the prince will attend the 21st Winter Olympics in Vancouver from February 12th to 28th. Princesses Máxima, Amalia, Alexia and Ariane will join the prince … Continue reading

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