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More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

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Dom Duarte Parties With Monarchists

  June 7, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

Dom Duarte, Duke of Bragança and head of the Portuguese royal family attended a neighbourhood party in the Santo António neighbourhood of Lisbon on June 3rd. The party was held in the Amoreiras gardens by the local neighbourhood association. The Duke and his family do not live in the neighbourhood but in the posh town of Sintra, west of Lisbon. He did attend the party for another reason: Lisbon’s monarchist … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid’s Car Robbed Near Paris: 2000 Euros Stolen

  June 5, 2016 at 3:28 am by

Princess Astrid of Belgium, sister of King Philippe, has become the victim of a car robbery. This was reported by the newspaper Le Parisien yesterday. The car robbery happened on Friday afternoon when the Princess was stuck in a traffic jam on the highway near Aubervilliers, north of Paris. With her in the Mercedes car were her husband Prince Lorenz and one of their daughters. Robbers broke a window of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Emperor Wilhelm II Dies In Exile

  June 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm by

On this day in 1941, emperor Wilhelm II of Germany died in Huis Doorn, The Netherlands, from pulmonary embolism. The Kaiser had been living in exile in The Netherlands after his abdication in 1918, where he was mainly occupied with cutting wood. When the Germans invaded The Netherlands in May 1940, the former emperor refused to accept an asylum offer from the United Kingdom as he did not want to … Continue reading

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Saga Around Beatrix Sailboat Continues: Maintenance Will Stay With Defence Department

  June 3, 2016 at 3:46 am by

The maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’ sailboat have been a topic of debate in Dutch parliament since 2007. Due to an electorate that lost all sense of direction and a hysterical press,  the debate about the costs has become a perfect tool for a group of politicians to get their faces on television and to scratch the varnish of the throne. Princess Beatrix received the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon) from … Continue reading

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Fourth Child For the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

  June 2, 2016 at 5:07 am by

The duke and duchess of Vendôme became parents for a fourth time. Today the duchess gave birth to a son. The new prince is called Joseph. The news was posted on twitter two hours ago by French journalist and television presentor Stéphane Bern. Prince Joseph has one older brother, Prince Gaston (2009), and two older sisters, Princess Antoinette (2012) and Princess Louise-Marguerite (2014). The blog noblesse & royautes calculated that … Continue reading

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Prince Antonio and Princess Christine in Portugal

  June 1, 2016 at 12:01 pm by

Prince Dom Antonio of Brazil, third in line for the defunct Brazilian throne, and his wife Princess Christine visited Portugal last weekend. Although the couple was in Portugal for a wedding in Coimbra. The prince and princess also went to Albergaria-a-Velha – near Aveiro, to visit the Santo Antonio clinic and to visit the Vista Alegre museum. The excursion was arranged by Portuguese monarchists. They were welcomed by the mayor … Continue reading

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On This Day: Empress Elisabeth Opens Her Hermes Villa

  May 24, 2016 at 8:24 am by

On this day 130 years ago in 1886, Empress Elisabeth of Austria aka Sisi opened her new palace in the Lainzer Tiergarten in Vienna. Construction on the palace, orginally called “Villa Waldruh,”  started in the summer of 1881. Emperor Franz Joseph hoped to encourage his wife -who longed for peace and soltitude- to remain in Vienna and stop her travels by providing her a secluded residence near the Austrian capital. … Continue reading

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Mette-Marit Skips Polish State Banquet Due To Back Pain

  May 24, 2016 at 5:35 am by

The president of Poland and his wife started their state visit to Norway yesterday. They were received in Oslo by King Harald V, Queen Sonja, Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Astrid amidst pouring rains.  Queen Sonja was sensible enough to wear a pair of boots. After the welcoming ceremony the king escorted the president to Akerhus where the president laid a wreath at the monument for the … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Joined By Husband At First Piano Finals

  May 24, 2016 at 4:49 am by

Last night Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was joined by her husband King Philippe at the first concert for the semi-finals for piano music of the Queen Elisabeth Music Competition. The concert was held at the BOZAR in Brussels. The king and queen posed in front of a bust of Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians, great-grandmother of King Philippe. She started the competition in 1937. The competition was only named … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Monaco Draw Lots For ‘Monaco Sevens’

  May 24, 2016 at 4:30 am by

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlene attended an event in Monaco yesterday where they drew lots for the olympic qualification rugby tournament ‘Monaco Sevens’. The tournament will take place in Monaco on June 18th and 19th. The prince and princess are patrons of the sports event. The couple was joined by Charlene’s brother Gareth and by Bryan Habana, Springbok rugby player. Princess Charlene looked glamorous in … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel Receives Special Ensemble at the Palace

  May 23, 2016 at 11:38 pm by

Prince Daniel of Sweden hosted a visit at the Stockholm Palace on Monday. The prince received the  Glada Hudik Ensemble. The group that consists completely out of people with disabilities, is presently touring Sweden to celebrate theiir 20th anniversary by performing the ‘Wizard of Oz’ on stage. Prince Daniel and his wife are honorary members of the theatre’s supporter club. The prince and the actors talked about their careers as … Continue reading

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Queen Letizia Recognises Spanish Heritage

  May 23, 2016 at 11:36 pm by

Queen Letizia of Spain went to the Colegio de Arquitectos in Madrid on Monday to open an exposition named ‘Recognizing the Spanish Heritage in Europe’. The exposition focusses on the last 40 years of modern Spanish architecture in Europe. The Queen looked wonderful in a repeated charcoal baby doll dress with a peter pan colar and paired with pale pink details. She also curled her hair for the occassion. La … Continue reading

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Queen Máxima Attends Summit and Lecture About Innovation

  May 23, 2016 at 11:35 pm by

Queen Máxima of The Netherlands attended two different events on Monday. She was wearing a recycle Dolce & Gabbana outfit for both of them. In the morning the Queen went to Amsterdam where she held a speech at ‘The Innovation Summit’ for female entrepreneurs. In her speech the queen stressed that the need for more ambition and that the time has come that women can grab the opportunities. In the … Continue reading

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Renewal of Family Rift in the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  May 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm by

The family reconciliation in the house of Bourbon-Two Sicilies seems to be shortlived. In 2014 the two rivalling branches – both of which are claiming the headship of the family which until 1861 ruled over the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies – signed an agreement recognising eachothers titles. The decision of the duke of Castro to change the succession laws so he could be succeeded by his eldest daughter apparently brought … Continue reading

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Déjà Vu For Guillaume and Stéphanie in Belgium, Wisconsin

  May 23, 2016 at 11:52 am by

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife Stéphanie are heading an Economic Mission to the United States this week. Yesterday they went to the town of Belgium in Wisconsin. Although the town is called Belgium, it actually has links to Luxembourg. There is a Grand Duke Henri Plaza, a statue of the Grand Duke and each year the town throws a Luxembourg Fest. The reason they went the town was … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Chartres With Family on Pilgrimage

  May 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

Last weekend the Duke and Duchess of Chartres and their children celebrated Pentecost in a special way. The couple and their children went on a pilgrimage, walking from the Notre Dame de Paris to the Notre Dame de Chartres. The Duke of Chartres is a ‘grandson of France’. He is the eldest son of the Duke of Orleans, brother of the head of the French royal family. He married Illéana … Continue reading

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Spanish Monarchs Attend ‘King’s Cup’ Amidst Flag Controversy

  May 22, 2016 at 4:28 pm by

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the final of the Copa del Rey (King’s Cup) or as it is officially called: Campeonato de España – Copa de Su Majestad el Rey. The football cup was founded in 1903 and is the oldest of Spain. The Spanish monarchs went to the Vincente Calderon Stadium in Madrid to see the match between FC Barcelona and FC Sevilla. Before the … Continue reading

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Prince Georg Friedrich and Other German Royals Celebrate Horse Racing Jubilee in Magdeburg

  May 22, 2016 at 4:01 pm by

The Magdeburg Horse Racing Club celebrated its 110th anniversary today.  To mark the occassion the mayor of Magdeburg invited Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, Prince Eduard of Anhalt, his sister Edda Darboven, née Princess of Anhalt, the count von der Schulenburg, count vom Hagen, Felix von Nathusius, a representative of the princely house of Stolberg-Wernigerode and other guests that are descendants of founding – or early members of the Association. … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Remembers Victims of Brussels Attacks

  May 22, 2016 at 3:33 pm by

Exactly two months after the Brussels attacks on March 22nd, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde attended a ceremony in the royal palace of Brussels to commemorate the victims and to pay tribute to the emergency services. The monarchs were joined by King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire and 500 guests. In his speech the king said that it should not be forgotten … Continue reading

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