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Christie’s Auctions Beatrix’s Clay Sculpture

  March 26, 2009 at 6:35 am by

At the end of this month the auction house Christie’s will auction a small clay sculpture that was made by queen Beatrix. It is a small red/brown clay sculpture of the head of a horse that she made in 1948, and it is signed: ‘Trix 48′. It is expected that the item will bring in between 2400 and 2800 Euros. Christie’s estimates are founded on the price they received last … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cadaval Writes Book

  March 25, 2009 at 7:37 am by

Princess Diane d’Orleans,duchess of Anjou and in her own right duchess of Cadaval is writing a historical novel about a Portuguese queen. In an interview with Portuguese boulevard magazine CARAS she revealed this, though she did not want to say which queen she is writing about at this stage. The book will be available in book shops next year. The duchess also started as a special reporter for the magazine, … Continue reading

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King Albert II And Queen Paola’s Golden Wedding Details

  March 25, 2009 at 7:14 am by

King Albert II and Queen Paola of The Belgians will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary on 2 June 2009. The couple married in 1959 and want to organise a special event to mark the occassion. In style with the Belgian royal court this will not be a celebration that includes a glittering parade of foreign royals, instead they usually opt for a celebration with other Belgians, like last year when … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Special UNESCO Envoy

  March 24, 2009 at 5:32 pm by

Princess Laurentien will be active in fighting illiteracy and ‘low’ literacy on a global scale. She will ask for a broad plan of action for the matter: to prevent it with children and to help low/illiterate adults improving their reading and writing skills. The princess has been asked for this position because of her long and passionate involvement in the fight against illiteracy, both national and international. Among other things, … Continue reading

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Bavarian Princess and Austrian Prince To Wed

  March 24, 2009 at 5:07 am by

As is reported on the royalty page of Netty Leistra: princess Alice of Bavaria will marry the Austrian prince Lukas of Auersperg on August 29 2009. Princess Alice is the second of the five children of prince Luitpold of Bavaria and Beatrix Wiegland. Her father is second in the Bavarian succession, after duke Max in Bavaria. Prince Lukas is the eldest of the four children of prince Andreas of Auersperg … Continue reading

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Prince Emanuele Filiberto Wins TV Dancing Competition

  March 22, 2009 at 6:55 am by

Yesterday prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, prince of Venice, won the television competition ‘Ballando Con Le Stelle, the Italian edition of ‘Dancing with the Stars’. The prince is the grand son of the last king of Italy and will succeed his father as (contested) head of the Italian royal family eventually. The prince and his dance teachter Natalia Titova, won the competition with 75 percent of the popular vote (1 … Continue reading

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Death Anniversaries of Queen Juliana And Queen Emma

  March 20, 2009 at 6:35 am by

Five years ago, on 20 March 2004, queen Juliana of The Netherlands passed away at the age of 94 at Soestdijk Palace in Baarn. The queen reigned The Netherlands for nearly 32 years, from 1948 until her abdication in favor of her eldest daughter Beatrix in 1980. Juliana married in 1936 to prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. Together they got four daughters: Beatrix, Irene, Margriet and Christina. During her reign the … Continue reading

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‘Queen Beatrix Interferes With Appointment Officials’

  March 20, 2009 at 5:43 am by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands regularly interfered with the appointment of Dutch officials in the past. This is claimed by Henk Koning, Ben Bot and Pieter Kooijmans, three former government officials in the KRO programme Reporter, that will be broadcasted on Sunday.   The old politicians do not see a problem in that interferance though, in the end the minister stays responsible for the appointment. In 1991 the queen was … Continue reading

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Prince Leopold of Bavaria At BMW Presentation

  March 20, 2009 at 5:23 am by

Yesterday Prince Leopold “Poldi” of Bavaria attended the BMW presentation of the new Z4 Roadster at the BMW Pavillon in Munich, Germany. The prince is known for his passion for cars and racing, something he developped in his youth already. He started his career with rallying and in 1969 he moved to touring car racing, winning the North American Championships for Porsche in 1972. In 1984 he also took part … Continue reading

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Princess Laurentien Writes Children’s Book

  March 20, 2009 at 5:10 am by

  Princess Laurentien is writing a childrens book. According to Querido the intention is to publish a collection of children’s books. Mr. Finney is an idea of the princess herself and is meant for children from the age of four to eight. The authors will try to convey non moralising questions to children about how we use the planet. In 2004 Princess Laurentien founded the foundation ‘Lezen & Schrijven’ (Reading … Continue reading

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Civil Wedding Duke of Vendôme And Philomena de Tornos in Paris

  March 19, 2009 at 5:46 pm by

Prince Jean of France, Duke of Vendôme today married Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in a civil ceremony in Paris. The ceremony was sealed by the liberal mayor of the 7th arrondissiment of Paris, Rachida Dati. The ceremony was attended by a group of 60 to 70 relatives and friends. Among them the parents of the groom, the count of Paris and the duchess of Montpensier as well as his … Continue reading

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Parents of Máxima Are Not Moving To Huis ten Bosch Palace

  March 18, 2009 at 4:53 pm by

Two weeks ago it became clear that the royal family had asked the city counsil of The Hague for permission to change the destination plan of the estate of Huis ten Bosch Palace, so that three extra guest houses could be built. The RVD stresses that there are no concrete plans to build anything though. Last week gossip magazine Prive claimed that one of the guest houses would be built … Continue reading

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New Article at The Royal Articles: Rosa Lewis

  March 15, 2009 at 6:46 pm by

The Royal Articles has a new article, written by BeatrixFan, looking at the life of Rosa Lewis. The short description of the article is as follows: “Rosa Lewis is perhaps best known these days as the inspiration for the main character in the 1970s TV series “The Duchess of Duke Street.” She was a Victorian kitchen maid who became a world-renowned cook and the proprietor of the Cavendish Hotel on … Continue reading

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Austria’s Last Empress Died 20 Years Ago

  March 14, 2009 at 10:35 am by

On 14 March 1989 Austria’s last empress died in Ziziers, Switzerland. She was born on 9 May 1892 in Pianore, Italy as Princess Zita Maria della Grazie Adelgonda Micaela Raffaela Gabriella Giuseppina Antonia Luisa Agnese of Bourbon-Parma, one of the 24 children of Roberto I, the last reigning Duke of Parma by his second wife Princess Antonia of Portugal. In 1911 she married Archduke Charles (Karl) of Austria, heir to … Continue reading

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Renovated Ministry of Finance Receives Queen Beatrix

  March 12, 2009 at 6:25 pm by

Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands today opened the renovated Dutch ministry of Finance in The Hague. The queen was dressed in a outfit and hat of different shades of blue, which she combined with some aquamarine jewelry. The building of the ministry of Finance has been renovated by the architect agency ‘Meyer & van Schooten’. A part of the original facade has been demolishd so the inner garden of the … Continue reading

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Queen Paola and Princess Claire Visit Exhibition Together

  March 12, 2009 at 6:11 pm by

Today queen Paola of the Belgians and her daughter-in-law, princess Claire, visited the exhibition ‘From van Dijck to Bellotto’ at the Palace of Fine Arts (Bozar) in Brussels. The exhibitions shows the collection of Flemish and Italian masters from the Galleria Sabauda in Turin, which was founded by the court of the house of Savoy. In 1860 the collection was donated to the Italian State. The queen and princess Claire … Continue reading

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Princess Máxima in Washington DC

  March 12, 2009 at 6:10 pm by

Princess Máxima of The Netherlands visited Washington DC today, to open the conference “Measurement, Promotion and Impact of Access to Financial Services” that was organised by the Worldbank in Washington DC. Princess Máxima spoke to an audience of academics, researchers and international policy makers about the need for accessibility to financial services. In her speech the princess ask for more attention for the structural collection of data. Reliable statistic information … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix and ‘The Girls of Verkade’

  March 11, 2009 at 6:39 pm by

Queen Beatrix has opened the Verkande Pavillion at the museum in Zaandam. Her Majesty was welcomed by three ‘girls of Verkade’, who according to the old commercials of Verkade, make all the chocolate. Queen Beatrix was dressed in chocolate brown colors to mark the occassion and was accompanied by Mienthe Boelaard, one of her ladies-in-waiting. The girls of Verkade, who were dressed in the oldfashioned yellow company clothing explained the … Continue reading

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Princess Mathilde Visits School and Hospital

  March 11, 2009 at 6:05 pm by

Princess Mathilde has visited a school in Blankenberge. The princess listened to the reading of the story ‘Pepijn and the Dark Perfume’ (Pepijn en het duistere parfum) by Katie Velghe. The princess also visited a project of ‘t Jolletje, that coordinates homework with the students of the school, she also attended several workshops. Mathilde thinks reading to children is “important for their development,” says the official website of the Belgian … Continue reading

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DNA Testing Ends Romanov Mystery

  March 11, 2009 at 5:47 pm by

The mystery of the murder on Russia’s last emperor and his family has finally been resolved due to DNA testing. The DNA analysis fragments of the bones of has proven that none of the children of Tsar Nicholas II and Tsarina Alexandra survived and all died in Yekatherineburg in 1918. The remains of the Tsar and his family had been found in 1991 but two bodies were missing, that of … Continue reading

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