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Belgian Royal Family – July Events

  August 1, 2011 at 9:53 am by

A not so quiet July for the Belgian Royal Family; July 7th – Princess Mathilde visited the”Villa Rozerood” in De Panne, a holiday and care center for seriously ill children and their families. July 7th – King Albert attended the celebration of the 125th anniversary of the biscuit factory “Biscuiterie Jules Destrooper” in Lo. July 15th – Queen Paola attended the world premiere of the theatre play of Umberto Eco’s … Continue reading

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Belgian National Day – 21st July 2011

  August 1, 2011 at 6:50 am by

Belgium’s National Day is set on the 21st July, as that is when Leopold I of Belgium took the oath making him the first King of the Belgians in 1831. After Belgium asserted its independence from the Netherlands on 4 October 1830, the Belgian National Congress considered several candidates and eventually asked Leopold to become King of the newly-formed country. He was elected on 4 June and accepted and became “King … Continue reading

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Funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary

  July 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm by

The funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, took place today. Before the funeral, several events took place to honor the late Archduke. on 11 July, there was a requiem mass in the Theatinerkirche, which was followed by prayers of Cardinal Marx and a holy mass at Saint John Cantius Church. From 12 july 5 p.m till 13 July 12 noon, Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regiana lied in repose … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died

  July 4, 2011 at 7:50 am by

The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight. The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid Attend Award Ceremony

  February 10, 2011 at 5:14 am by

On Tuesday February 08, Princess Margriet, Princess Laurentien and Princess Astrid were at the Royal Flemish Theatre in Brussels to attend the ECF Routes Princess Margriet Award. This award from the European Cultural Foundation (ECF), in collaboration with the Ministries of Education, Culture and Science and Foreign Affairs, was this year awarded to the artists Sejla Kameric and Kutluğ Ataman. Both laureates are artists and filmmakers, and they have been … Continue reading

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‘European Vulnerable Children’ Conference in Belgium

  November 21, 2010 at 10:55 am by

On the initiative of Queen Paola, in her capacity as Honorary President of the NGO Child Focus, an organization dedicated to finding missing children, and under the Belgian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, took place on Wednesday 17 and Thursday, November 18, 2010 a conference in the Royal Palace in Brussels with the theme “Vulnerable children on the run, a challenge for Europe.” The conference was sponsored … Continue reading

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98th Birthday of Archduke Otto

  November 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm by

Today marks the 98th birthday of Archduke Otto of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 to his abdication in 2007, perhaps best known simply as Otto von Habsburg, writer, journalist and European politician. Usually 98th birthdays aren’t regarded as milestones; but the anniversary of such an extraordinary man deserves some celebration, and we want to do by reposting the (updated) biography … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals celebrates The King’s Feast

  November 15, 2010 at 5:08 pm by

On November 15, the Belgian Royal Family has celebrated The King’s Feast. Since 1886, celebrations take place in honour of the Belgian Monarch. Present were Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Mathilde, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and Queen Fabiola. King Albert and Queen Paola don’t usually attend at the Service as protocol decrees. Also present were the European Union President Herman Van Rompuy and Belgian Prime Minister Yves … Continue reading

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Funeral of Archduke Rudolph

  May 30, 2010 at 7:09 pm by

The funeral of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, dead two weeks ago aged 90, took place yesterday afternoon in Bruxelles, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, at 3.30 pm. The ceremony was attended by the widow of the late Archduke, Archduchess Anna Gabriele, and by his four surviving children: Archduchess Maria Anna with her husband Prince Peter Galitzine, Archduke Carl Peter with his wife Alexandra, née Princess of Wrede, Archduke Simeon with … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph to be buried in Muri

  May 18, 2010 at 9:35 am by

More details have been released about the funeral and burial of Archduke Rudolph of Austria, who died last Saturday, 15 May 2010. The funeral will take place on Saturday 29 May 2010, at 15.30, at the Church of Notre-Dame-du-Sablon, in Bruxelles. Archduke Rudolph will then be buried in a private ceremony on Friday 4 June 2010 in the Loretokapelle in Muri; this vault have been built as burial place for … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph Passed Away

  May 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm by

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria passed away yesterday, 15 May 2010, aged 90. He was born on 5 September 1919 in Villa Prangins, near Nyon, Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He was the fifth son and sixth child of Emperor Karl I of Austria and Empress Zita. His father died when little Rudolph was 3. During … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Edouard Lobkowicz

  April 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

The funeral of HSH Prince Edouard von Lobkowicz, who died last Friday in Paris, aged 83, took place this morning at 10am in St. Thomas d’Aquin Church in Paris; the Mass was conducted by Father Jean-Charles Nault, Abbot of St. Wandrille. The ceremony was attended by the immediate family of the late Prince: his wife Princess Françoise, and their two surviving children, Prince Charles-Henri and Princess Marie-Gabrielle, P.S.D.P. Among the … Continue reading

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Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz Tragically Died

  February 10, 2010 at 6:01 am by

HSH Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz has died yesterday in San Sebastiano Hospital in Caserta, Italy, for the injuries suffered in a car crash he was involved in one week ago. The 18-years-old Prince was driving his car in a street near to Sant’Angelo di Alife, a small town where his family owns a palace, the night of Thursday 4 February; due to the slippery road conditions, the driver of another … Continue reading

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Funeral of Archduchess Regina

  February 10, 2010 at 5:31 am by

The funeral of HI&RH Archduchess Regina of Austria, Princess of Hungary, took place yesterday morning, at 10.30am, at the Parish Church of St. Pius in Pöcking, Bavaria. The Archduchess died last Wednesday in Villa Austria, in Pöcking, the home where she lived since 1954 with her husband, Archduke Otto, the eldest son and heir of Emperor Karl I and Empress Zita of Austria. The ceremony was attended by the seven … 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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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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Princess Astrid Takes Over Aunt’s Charity

  January 27, 2010 at 11:25 am by

Earlier this month, Queen Fabiola of the Belgians gave up her patronage of the the ‘Damiaanactie’ as her health prevents her from getting actually involved with the cause. The queen was involved with the Damiaanactie since 1965. On Monday the palace announced that Princess Astrid will be taking over the patronage from her aunt, and that the princess will become the charity’s new honorairy chairwoman. The upcoming weekend the annual … Continue reading

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Lower Dotations for Belgian Royals

  January 5, 2010 at 12:45 pm by

The economic crisis also hit the royal court in Brussels, as for the first time in the history of the Belgian royal family, the royal dotations will be lowered during the term of a present government. For 2010, the dotations of members of the royal family will decrease by 2,67%, for 2011 this number will be decreased by 4,01%. This means that next year prince Philippe will have 85.000 Euros … Continue reading

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Archduchess Fransesca Receives Golden Order of Merit

  December 1, 2009 at 1:29 pm by

On November 25th, Archduchess Francesca of Austria (née baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza) was honored with the order of Golden Merit of the province of Vienna, Austria. The Archduchess who is married to the heir of the cheif of the House of Habsburg, Austria’s former Imperial family, received the order from the Andreas Mailath-Pokorny. She recveived the order for her work with the foundation “Thyssen-Bornemisza Art Contemporary”. Apart from her husband Karl, their … Continue reading

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Archduke Otto turns 97

  November 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

Archduke Otto of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 until his abdication in 2007, turns 97 years old today. He was born on 20 November 1912 at Villa Wartholtz in Reichenau, the eldest child of Archduke Karl and Archduchess Zita. Archduke Karl (1887-1922) was the eldest son of Archduke Otto (1865-1906, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef) and Archduchess Maria Josepha … Continue reading

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