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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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Fined For Not Broadcasting Interview With Saudi Prince

  February 4, 2010 at 7:00 am by

The Arab news station al-Arabiya has been fined because they did not broadcast an interview with one of Saudi Arabia’s many princes. The court of appeal in Dubai confirmed an earlier court ruling that the news station had to pay 100.000 dirham (roughly 19.500 EUR or 27.000 USD), according to newspaper al-Khaleej. Al-Arabiya had announced the interview with prince doctor Saif al-Islam ibn Saud Abdulaziz al-Saud, but did not broadcast … Continue reading

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Prince Kardam Taken to Hospital in ‘Serious Condition’

  February 4, 2010 at 6:35 am by

Spanish newspaper ‘El Correo Gallego’ reported two days ago that prince Kardam of Bulgaria, eldest son of ex-king Simeon II, was admitted to Conxo Hospital in Galicia, Spain. On January 23rd the prince was taken to the Clinical Hospital of Santiago as he was suffering from a high fever and respiratory problems. After treatment prince Kardam was transferred to the Conxo hospital in Galicia. His wife, princess Miriam, is currently … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito and King Albert II Cancel Engagements

  February 3, 2010 at 10:31 am by

Both Emperor Akihito of Japan and King Albert II of the Belgians have fallen sick and had to cancel some engagements. Yesterday the Imperial Household Agency announced that the emperor’s upcoming engagements have been cancelled for the entire week. The emperor is well enough to sign laws but he cancelled the planned trip to Hayama. On Monday emperor Akihito was still well enough to welcome Mexican president Felipe Calderon and … Continue reading

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Archduchess Regina Passed Away

  February 3, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Archduchess Regina of Austria, wife of the head of the Austrian imperial family, Archduke Otto, has died this morning in the family house in Pöcking near the Lake Starnberg in Bavaria, Germany.  The 85 year old archduchess died peacefully at 08.40 AM, with several members of the family present, according to a spokesperson of the family. Her eldest son, archduke Karl comments: ‘My mother was an example to all of … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Bragança Attend Charity Dinner for Haiti Victims

  February 3, 2010 at 1:48 am by

On January 27th the duke of Bragança, head of the Portuguese royal house, and his wife Dona Isabel, attended a charity dinner that was held for the victims of the earthquake in Haiti. Apart from the duke and duchess a lot of other Portuguese socialites and celebrities attended the dinner, like the Brazilian actress Maria das Graças, Maria Jose Galvao de Sousa and the ‘queen’ of Portuguese socialites: Lili Caneças. … Continue reading

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Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval on Pilgrimage to Jerusalem

  February 2, 2010 at 3:37 pm by

Prince Charles Philippe d’Orleans, duke of Anjou, and his Portuguese wife, princess Diane d’Orleans, duchess of Anjou, duchess of Cadaval went on a pilgrimage to Israel with a delegation of the order of Saint Lazare, and its chairman the count Piccapietra. The group went to the holy land in the first week of January, as can be read on the website of the duke. The group visited the mount of … Continue reading

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Prince Carlos and Annemarie Will Marry In Brussels

  January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm by

For the first time since Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma got engaged to the Dutch journalist Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel, he gave a short interview to the Dutch magazine ‘Royalty’. In the interview the prince says that he asked Annemarie to marry him during a picnic at a pond in the park of Palace het Loo in Apeldoorn. The prince also reveals that he first asked Annemarie’s father, former politician Hans … Continue reading

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What is Prince Philippe Looking At?

  January 27, 2010 at 2:22 pm by

Belgian media outlets are reporting that pictures of Prince Philippe’s latest engagement on their website leave them puzzled, is the prince looking at the Patricia’s legs or is he not? Look at the pictures and decide for yourself. The prince attended the 81st National Trophy of Sport Merit 2009 that was held in the Gothic Hall of the city hall of Brussels. Apart from the prince and the mayor of … Continue reading

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