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Prince Michael of Baden Weds Christina Höhne

  July 6, 2015 at 9:57 am by

The youngest son of the Margrave of Baden was married at Salem Castle over the weekend. Prince Michael and Christina Höhne were married on Saturday July 4 in a private ceremony that was attended by 200 guests, including a number of German formerly reigning royals. Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan were also present. After the wedding ceremony, the bridal couple – who announced their engagement in May – and some of … Continue reading

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Swedish Royal Wedding: A Profile of the Last Duchess of Värmland

  June 8, 2015 at 9:00 am by

When she marries Prince Carl Philip on Saturday, Sofia Hellqivst will become the Duchess of Värmland. In the lead-up to the wedding, the TRF Blog has profiled the last woman who held that title, Victoria of Baden. Born on August 7, 1862 in Karlsruhe, Princess Victoria was the only daughter of Friedrich I, Grand Duke of Baden and Princess Louise of Prussia. She had two brothers, Friedrich II and Prince Ludwig. … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Passes Away

  June 1, 2015 at 2:43 pm by

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, the widow of Prince Welf Heinrich, passed away today at the age of 77 following a battle with cancer. “Frankfurt’s culture has lost a great woman,” Frankfurt am Main’s Cultural Affairs Minister Felix Semmelroth said on the announcement of her death, as she was a member of the Frankfurt City Council for over three decades. During her time in the council, Princess Alexandra founded the St Catherine’s … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Baden

  May 27, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden turns 45 today. His full name is Bernhard Max Friedrich August Gustav Ludwig Kraft and he was born on May 27, 1970 in Schloss Salem, Germany. His parents are Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Archduchess Valerie of Austria and he is their eldest child. The Prince married Stephanie Anne Kau on June 22, 2011 and together they have three sons. View image | gettyimages.com Bernhard, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Prince Wilhelm of Prussia

  May 26, 2015 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1940 Prince Wilhelm of Prussia died in Nivelles, Belgium. He had been involved in the German invasion of France, and was fatally injured. The Prince was born at the Marble Palace near Potsdam during the reign of his grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm II, on July 4, 1906. He was the first child and eldest son of Wilhelm, German Crown Prince and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, and as such was second … Continue reading

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Wedding Anniversary of Donatus and Floria-Franziska of Hesse

  May 17, 2015 at 7:00 am by

Today Prince Donatus of Hesse and Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell celebrate their 12th wedding anniversary. The couple tied the knot in a civil wedding on April 25, 2003 and a religious wedding on May 17, 2003. The wedding took place in Germany and was attended by over 300 guests including royalty. The couple have three children together, a daughter and two sons.

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Prince Michael of Baden is Engaged

  May 6, 2015 at 6:45 pm by

The youngest child of the Margrave and Margravine of Baden has announced his engagement. Prince Michael is engaged to his girlfriend of six years, Christina Höhne. The couple will marry this coming summer – some reports indicate that July is the marriage month – in a private ceremony in Salem. Prince Michael’s father, Margrave Maximilian, gave a brief quote to the press regarding the engagement: “The Margravine and I look forward … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Receieves SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015

  May 6, 2015 at 1:23 pm by

HRH Princess Benedikte of Denmark has been awarded the SOS Children’s Villages Family Prize 2015. The award was awarded to HRH today at Christian VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg by the director of SOS Children’s Villages, Paula Guillet de Monthoux. She gave Princess Benedikte the award and a bouquet of flowers. Princess Benedikte received the award in her commitment and hard as patron for SOS Children’s Villages Denmark. She has been patron for … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Celebrates Fortieth Birthday

  May 2, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1975 as the youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She has an older sister, Alexandra, and an older brother, Gustav. As she and her siblings were not raised in Denmark, they have no claim to the Danish throne and are not members of the Royal House, as … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis Expecting First Child

  April 29, 2015 at 8:42 am by

Thurn und Taxis Princess Maria Theresia is pregnant with her first child, her mother Gloria has told München TV. “She is very happy. She is expecting a child,” the Fürstin said during an interview with the television program this week. Fürstin Gloria was on the show to discuss her life and family, and how she managed the Thurn und Taxis estate. Princess Maria Theresia is the eldest daughter of Fürstin Gloria and her late husband, … Continue reading

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Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Expecting Second Child

  April 19, 2015 at 7:17 pm by

Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was displaying a baby bump whilst she visited the exhibition “TimeDream” at Schloss Callenburg in Coburg, Germany with her husband Hereditary Prince Hubertus. The exhibition showcased the family’s collection of antique clocks. Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly already have a daughter, Princess Katharina, who was born on 30 April 2014 in Coburg. Her full name is Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. The … Continue reading

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Georg Friedrich and Sophie Welcome A Daughter

  April 2, 2015 at 8:32 am by

The Princess of Prussia has given birth to a daughter, it has been confirmed. The infant was born earlier today in Bremen. Princess Emma Marie is the third child of Prince Georg Friedrich, head of the House of Hohenzollern, and his wife Sophie (born Princess of Isenburg). She joins twin brothers Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, who were born in January 2013. The news Princess Sophie was expecting again was only announced … Continue reading

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Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja-Anna Have Separated

  March 29, 2015 at 4:19 am by

The Fürst and Fürstin of Schaumburg-Lippe have confirmed their separation, German newspaper Bunte reported on March 27. “Nadja and I have been separated for over a year, which has not done our friendly relationship any harm,” Fürst Alexander told the newspaper, calling his second wife a “great woman and mother” and a “valuable friend.” Fürstin Nadja-Anna also spoke about the separation, calling the decision mutual. “Alexander is an important person and advisor … Continue reading

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The Rose Ball 2015 Goes Art Deco

  March 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

This year’s edition of the Bal de la Rose in Monaco took place last night with the theme ‘Le Rose Art Deco’. Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline hosted the annual gala dinner at Sporting de Monaco. Monaco’s Sovereign was accompanied to the event by his elder sister Caroline and two of her children, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi. Pierre brought along his long-term girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo. Princess Charlene was due to … Continue reading

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The Fürst zu Wied Has Passed Away

  March 12, 2015 at 6:30 pm by

Carl, Fürst zu Wied passed away unexpectedly at the Marienhaus Clinic St Elisabeth in Neuwied, Germany. He suffered a heart attack and died this morning at the age of 53. “We have lost a great friend and supporter,” the Mayor of Neuwied, Nicholas Roth, said to AK-Kurier. The Fürst is survived by his wife, Fürstin Isabelle (born Princess of Isenburg), and three of their four children: Maximilian, Friedrich and Louise (Marie Elisabeth … Continue reading

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Daughter for the Hereditary Prince zu Fürstenberg

  March 12, 2015 at 2:45 pm by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have welcomed a daughter named Maria Cecilia. She was born yesterday March 11 at 12:55pm, and her full name is Maria Cecilia Massimiliana Ghislaine Pauline Odile Eva Fabrizia Egonia. According to a spokesperson, mother and baby are both health and doing well. Princess Maria Cecilia is the second child for Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeanette, who married in 2010. Their first child, … Continue reading

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Another Prussian Baby On The Way?

  March 3, 2015 at 12:30 am by

German magazine Bunte is reporting that the Prince and Princess of Prussia are expecting their third child. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the prospective parents as yet, Princess Sophie is believed to be due to give birth in April. The couple are already parents to twin sons, Princes Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, who were born in January 2013. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011.

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Daughter for Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

  January 29, 2015 at 7:33 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has given birth to a daughter, the Danish Royal Court announced a short time ago. The infant was born yesterday, January 28, at 22:10 local time at the HELIOS Clinic in Bad Berleburg, Germany. Both mother and baby are doing well, the Princess’s husband, Alexander Johannsmann, was present for the birth. According to Ridehesten.com, the infant has been named Louisa, and weighed 3,400grams. Nathalie and Alexander are … Continue reading

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Christmas Family Gathering At Fredensborg

  December 26, 2014 at 11:01 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark invited her extended family for Christmas in Denmark this year, for the first large Christmas gathering since 2006. Forty-plus members of the Danish, Greek and Berleburg royal families spent several days at Fredensborg Palace. The only ones missing were from the Berleburg side: Prince Richard, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Nathalie and her husband Alexander Johannsmann. It has not been confirmed … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg

  October 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm by

Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg passed away yesterday, following surgery at the Villingen-Schwenningen Hospital. The Princess was 66. She was born in April 1948, the eldest of six children born to Joachim Egon, Fürst of Fürstenberg and Countess Paola zu Königsegg-Aulendorf. She never married, and has suffered from ill health for a number of years. Her elder brother, Heinrich, the current head of the Fürstenberg Princely House, issued a statement saying, “The death of … Continue reading

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