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Prince Laurent Will Be Absent From King’s Feast

  November 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm by

Prince Laurent, the enfant terrible of Belgium’s royal family, will be absent from the Te Deum for the King’s Feast on November 15th. The palace confirmed the absence to VTM News. It is unclear why the prince will be absent. In September the attorney of Laurent said that the prince was too ill to meet the Belgian Prime Minister. The meeting was arranged after Laurent attended a reception at the … Continue reading

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Royal Family Files Complaint With Swiss Police Against Fromer Prince

  November 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm by

The Romanian royal family has filed a complaint against Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince Nicholas of Romania, grandson of king Mihai. Mr. Medforth-Mills was denied entry to the house of his ill grandfather King Mihai in Geneva. After the entry was denied, Nicholas tried to force a way and verbally and physically abused three people in the entourage of the king. The Romanian royal family released the following statement: On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Prince Heinrich Presents Book About Schloss Cumberland

  November 8, 2017 at 12:01 am by

Today in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, Prince Heinrich of Hanover will present a new book: ‘Die Welfen am Traunsee’, written by historian Helmut Schiesser. The book deals with the 130 year history of Schloss Cumberland in Gmunden am Traunsee, Austria. After the Austro-Prussian war in 1866 king George V of Hanover lost his crown and country and moved to Austria. Between 1882 and 1886 he built a new castle there: Schloss … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Isabel of Brazil

  November 7, 2017 at 10:15 am by

Princess Isabel of Orleans and Braganza, member of the former Imperial family of Brazil, has died on November 5th in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 73. This was announced yesterday by her elder brother, Dom Luis and on behalf of the entire family. The princess was the daughter of Prince Pedro Henrique and his wife Princess Maria of Bavaria. She was the fourth of the couple’s twelve children. … Continue reading

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“Darling Queen – Dear old Bones”: Letters of Queen Wilhelmina and Her English Governess Published

  November 3, 2017 at 7:47 am by

The correspondence of Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands and her English governess Elizabeth Saxton-Winter (1855-1935) has been collected in a new book: ‘Darling Queen-Dear Old Bones’. A Dutch edition was published in 2012 but today at Het Loo Palace, the English edition of the book will be handed to the mayor of Apeldoorn. The letters have been edited by Ermentia (Renny) van Heuven-van Nes. She worked at Het Loo Palace … Continue reading

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Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma Will Marry in March

  November 3, 2017 at 6:54 am by

According to the German magazine “Bunte”, Prince Christian of Hanover (32) and his fiancee Alessandra de Osma (25) will get married get married in March 2018. The couple will marry in the bride’s native Lima, Peru and the celebrations will last from the 15th to the 17th. Prince Christian is the younger son of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. The couple has been dating … Continue reading

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Interview With Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

  October 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm by

The hereditary princess of Liechtenstein gave an interview to the ‘Volksblatt’, a local publication. The princess, born as a princess of Bavaria, has turned 50 years old on Sunday. On the question how it feels to be 50, the princess answered: “Very good, I wouldn’t like to be younger”. The princess also says that she will celebrate her birthday in small circle. She told about her childhood in Wildbad Kreuth, … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Prussia Move to Potsdam

  October 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm by

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of Germany’s former Imperial family will move to Potsdam, near Berlin. In 2011 he married in Potsdam to Princess Sophie of Isenburg. The couple has four children: twins Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand (2013), Emma Marie (2015) and Heinrich (2016). Potsdam is an appropriate choice as the town was the favorite residence of his ancestors, Prussia’s Hohenzollern rulers. In and around the city there … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday to Hereditary Princess Sophie

  October 28, 2017 at 11:15 am by

The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein has turned 50 years old today. The princess was born in Munich as HRH Duchess Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria. She is the eldest of five daughters of Duke Max Emmanuel in Bavaria and the Swedish Countess Elisabeth Douglas. Her uncle Prince Franz of Bavaria is the present head of the royal family of Bavaria. The duchess and her sisters grew … Continue reading

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Mary’s Fashion Twin – Princess and Organiser Wear Same Dress

  October 28, 2017 at 10:57 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize 2017 yesterday. The princess showed up in a dress by the designer Britt Sisseck. One of the organisers of the event, Nina Wedell-Wedelsborg, was wearing the exact same dress. The ladies decided to make the most of a bad situation and laughed about the coincidence. The princess commented that: “it is a thing you would rather avoid, but it … Continue reading

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Belgian Prime Minister Will Propose Answer To Prince Laurent’s Attorney

  October 27, 2017 at 8:15 am by

The saga around Prince Laurent’s Visit to the Chinese Embassy this summer has not ended yet. Prime Minister Charles Michel was questioned in parliament about next steps in this process. In August the prince visited a party at the Chinese embassy in Brussels where the 90th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Army was celebrated. The prince did not tell the prime minister about this visit in advance. The visit became … Continue reading

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Stephanie of Monaco Becomes Godmother of …. an Elephant

  October 27, 2017 at 7:57 am by

Princess Stephanie of Monaco became the godmother of the baby elephant ‘Ta Wan’ who was born in the zoo Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, Belgium. the princess shares the honor with Felix, a 3 year old boy who is fighting leukemia and lives in the village of Erpe-Mere. Ta Wan was born on September 19th and weighs 170 kilos. The princess visited the elephants yesterday and met with their caretakers. The … Continue reading

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On This Day: The Death of ‘Fat Mary’, Duchess Mary Adelaide of Teck

  October 27, 2017 at 7:40 am by

On October 27th 1897 -exactly 120 years ago today- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck died at White Lodge after an emergency operation. The duchess was born in 1833 as the youngest child of Prince Adolphus of the United Kingdom, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Auguste of Hesse-Kassel. At the age of 30 the princess was still unmarried and went by the name ‘Fat Mary’ due to her … Continue reading

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When in Rome… Queen Margrethe II Starts Visit to Italy

  October 27, 2017 at 7:29 am by

Queen Margrethe II kicked of her visit to Rome with an excursion to the Ceasar Forum. Today the Queen will visit Villa Borghese and has lunch with president Sergio Mattarella at the Palazzo del Quirinale. Later today she will attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Danish Institute in Rome. Tomorrow the Queen will visit the town hall of Tarquinia, the National Etruscal Msueum in the Palazzo Vitelleschi … Continue reading

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Two Be(ne)lux State Visits Announced

  October 27, 2017 at 7:10 am by

Two Benelux State Visits have been announced yesterday. Both state visits will take place in November. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will be visiting India from November 5th to 11th. The Belgian king and queen will be accompanied by Foreign Minister Didier Reynders and by the prime ministers of Belgium’s various regions and communities. The visit will focus mainly on New Delhi and Mumbai. The State Visit of the Grand … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Opens Children’s Hospital

  October 27, 2017 at 5:35 am by

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended the naming ceremony for a children’s hospital. The children’s hospital at Linköping University Hospital will be named as H.K.H Kronprinsessan Victorias barn- och ungdomssjukhus (H.R.H Crown Princess Victoria’s Children’s and Youth Hospital). The princess was dressed in a blue suit and a teddy nbear printed blouse by Camilla Thulin. She revealed the new name with Vidar (10) and Siri (7), two patients of the … Continue reading

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Late Thai King Cremated in Elaborate Ceremony

  October 27, 2017 at 4:42 am by

The cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej -known as King Rama IX after his death-  of Thailand took place yesterday in Bangkok. The lavish 5-day ceremony lasted for several hours and was attended by royals from all over the world. The ceremonies will continue until Sunday. Today the ashes of the late king and the relics will be removed and transferred to the Dusit Maha Phasat Throne Hall of the Grand … Continue reading

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‘Farvel Danmark!’, Prince Harry Teams Up with Prince Joachim on Final Day of Visit

  October 27, 2017 at 4:16 am by

Prince Harry finished his two day visit to Copenhagen yesterday. The day started at the Lagkasehuset bakery for a breakfast meeting with representatives of the ‘One of Us’ campaign that works towards creating a better understanding of mental health problems. https://twitter.com/KensingtonRoyal/status/923452792076988416 The prince teamed up with prince Joachim of Denmark to visit a project which supports veterans of the Danish Armed Forces. The princes had a tour around the facilities … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Alone to Dinner with Prize Winners

  October 26, 2017 at 5:01 pm by

Queen Letizia attended the dinner for the prize winners of the “Mariano de Cavia”, “Luca de Tena” and “Mingote” journalism awards in Madrid. The Queen presided over the dinner on her own for the first time. King Felipe VI was scheduled  to attend but cancelled due to the political situation in Spain. At the same time that the dinner was held, the Spanish government was deciding over the next steps … Continue reading

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Emeralds and Amethysts at Gala for the Norwegian Stortinget

  October 26, 2017 at 4:36 pm by

Members of the Norwegian Royal Family welcomed the Norwegian parlement at Oslo’s Royal Palace tonight for an annual gala. During his speech the King joked that earlier this year the press agency NTB declared him dead. The gala was attended by the king, the queen, the crown princess and Princess Astrid. The crown prince was unable to attend as he is in Thailand for the cremation ceremony of King Rama … Continue reading

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