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Princess Benedikte Opens “Reisen Hamburg” Fair

  February 7, 2018 at 3:06 pm by

The “Reisen Hamburg” trade fair had a royal visitor on Wednesday, its opening day, as Princess Benedikte of Denmark dropped in to open the fair. Wearing a navy blue checked jacket (with matching hat!), the Princess toured the fair, which this year has over 850 exhibitors presenting their travel experiences for destinations across Germany and the globe. Princess Benedikte opened the fair because Denmark is the fair’s partner country for … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: 1956 Opening of Swedish Parliament

  January 12, 2018 at 3:00 am by

January 12, 1956: The King of Sweden, Gustaf VI Adolf, is surrounded by members of his family ahead of the Opening of Parliament. Queen Louise, the King’s second wife; his daughter-in-law Princess Sibylla, Duchess of Västerbotten, and two of his granddaughters, Princess Margaretha and Princess Birgitta, are wearing formal Swedish court dress, which was the standard attire for the Opening of Parliament until 1974.

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On This Day: Marriage of Paul and Frederica Takes Place In Athens

  January 9, 2018 at 5:00 am by

January 9, 1938: On a rainy day in Athens, Hereditary Prince Paul of Greece married his German fiancee, Princess Frederica of Hanover. The couple had announced their engagement in September 1937, after a two-year-long romance that began in Florence in 1935. Paul had proposed to Frederica while visiting Berlin during the 1936 Olympic Games. They were first cousins once removed, both descendants of the British Queen Victoria and the Danish King Christian … Continue reading

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Civil Wedding of Prince Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma Held in London

  November 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm by

Prince Christian of Hanover, younger son of the Prince of Hanover, married his Peruvian fiancee, Alessandra de Osma, in a civil ceremony at the Chelsea and Westminster registry office in London on Friday November 24. Attending the ceremony were the bride and groom’s close family, including the groom’s siblings and step-siblings: Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his pregnant wife Ekaterina, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, and the Casiraghi pack (Andrea and Tatiana, … Continue reading

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Princess Grace’s Children Attend Film Screening On Eve of 88th Birthday

  November 11, 2017 at 8:14 pm by

On Saturday evening, the three children of the late Princess Grace of Monaco came together for a special screening of The Country Girl, the film that won her a Best Actress Academy Award. Prince Albert, Princess Caroline and Princess Stéphanie – who brought along her younger daughter, Camille Gottlieb – attended the screening at the Théâtre Princesse Grace. The Princess Grace Foundation USA hosted the event to mark the 35th anniversary of its … 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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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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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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Queen Silvia Awarded The Bavarian Order of Merit

  July 24, 2017 at 4:49 pm by

Sweden’s Queen Silvia was awarded with the Bavarian Order of Merit on Monday in a ceremony at the Prinz-Carl-Palais in Munich. The Order was presented by Bavaria’s Ministerpräsident Horst Seehofer, who decided to honour the Queen with the Order because of her “international social commitment and special connection to Bavaria”. Queen Silvia – who was joined at the ceremony by King Carl XVI Gustaf as well as Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Stephanie, Short-lived Queen of Portugal

  July 15, 2017 at 3:00 am by

180 years ago today, in the southern German town of Krauchenwies, Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born to Prince Karl and Princess Josephine. The Princess was the couple’s second child, her siblings were Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern; Carol I of Romania; Prince Anton; Prince Friedrich; and Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders. Among her ancestors Stephanie counted the Princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Grand Dukes of Baden, Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Johan Willem … Continue reading

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Swedish Royals Attend Funeral of Late Mistress of the Robes

  July 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm by

The funeral service of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Trolle Ljungby Church in Skåne. The late Countess died on June 26 at the age of 91. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine all attended the service alongside the late Countess’s family. From Denmark came Princess Benedikte. They were warmly greeted by … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Max of Baden, German Chancellor

  July 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

150 years ago, Prince Maximilian of Baden – future Margrave, future Chancellor of Imperial Germany – was born in Baden-Baden to Prince Wilhelm of Baden and Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg. Prince Max was the couple’s second child, his elder sister Marie would marry the Duke of Anhalt in 1889. Among his ancestors, the Prince could count Grand Dukes of Baden and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Tsars of Russia, and Kings of Bavaria, … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Marienburg Castle

  July 9, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Location: Pattensen, Lower Saxony, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1858-1867 Architects: Conrad Wilhelm Hase and Edwin Oppler Commissioned By: George V of Hanover Style: Neo-Gothic Rooms: 160 On The Palace Grounds: Palace Chapel, Current Owner: H.R.H. Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover Current Use: Property offices of the House of Hanover, Museum Fun Fact: The Castle was built and named for Marie of Saxe-Altenburg, consort of George V A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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Second Child On The Way For Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn und Taxis

  July 8, 2017 at 5:30 pm by

Princess Maria Theresia of Thurn und Taxis and her husband Hugo Wilson are expecting their second child, it was revealed as the attending the Hanover wedding today. The Princess arrived to the Marktkirche, visibly pregnant in a multi-coloured dress and teal blazer. Married in September 2014, Maria Theresia and Hugo already have one daughter, Mafalda, who was born in August 2015.

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Prince Ernst August and Ekaterina Malysheva Say ‘Ja’ in Hanover

  July 8, 2017 at 10:29 am by

Prince Ernst August of Hanover has married Ekaterina Malysheva in a religious ceremony at the Marktkirche in Hanover today. With the sun shining, the couple arrived separately to the church just before noon: Prince Ernst August with his mother, Chantal Hochuli; Ms Malysheva on the arm of her father, Igor. One hour later, the bride and groom exited the church as husband and wife. The Prince and his new Princess then … Continue reading

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Civil Wedding of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Ekaterina Malysheva

  July 6, 2017 at 5:23 pm by

On Thursday at the Hanover City Hall, the civil wedding ceremony of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his fiancee, Ekaterina Malysheva, took place in front of a small group of close family and friends. The ceremony was conducted by the Mayor of Hanover, Stefan Schostok, with three witnesses: Prince Christian of Hanover, the groom’s younger brother; Dina Amer, a friend of the bride; and Julio Santo Domingo, a friend of … Continue reading

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Reports: Prince Ernst August Sr Will Not Attend Son’s Wedding

  July 3, 2017 at 8:49 am by

The German media is reporting that Prince Ernst August, the head of the House of Hanover, will not be attending the wedding of his elder son, Prince Ernst August, this coming weekend in Hanover. Bild quotes a report in Handelsblatt, who have confirmed the Prince’s non-attendance due to a financial dispute between father and son. Prince Ernst August is requesting his son return all ‘gifts’ he was given between 2004 and 2006, … Continue reading

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