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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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Hermann Prinz zu Leiningen Weds In Austria

  July 2, 2017 at 2:03 pm by

There was a royal wedding in the House of Leiningen on Saturday July 1, as Prince Hermann wed his sweetheart Isabelle Heubach in Großgmain, Austria.  Prince Hermann, the younger son of Andreas, Prince zu Leiningen and Princess Alexandra of Hanover, and Ms Heubach were married at the town’s Marienkirche. A reception at Schloss Glanegg followed the church wedding. The bride wore a gown of lace that featured an overlay of silk on the skirt, joined … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia Join Farewell To Germany’s Helmut Kohl

  July 1, 2017 at 4:05 pm by

Spain was represented by King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia on Saturday at the memorial service for the late German Chancellor, Helmut Kohl, held in Strasbourg, France at the European Parliament. They joined leaders such as current German Chancellor Angela Merkel, French President Emmanuel Macron and former US President Bill Clinton, all of whom spoke at the late Chancellor’s European Act of State, the first held by the European Union. Earlier, … Continue reading

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Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn Is Engaged

  June 23, 2017 at 9:55 am by

Engagement news from the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn: 41-year-old Prince Casimir is engaged to his model girlfriend of two years, Alana Bunte. The Prince is the third child of Alexander, Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and his wife Gabriela. Ms Bunte, 26, is of American-Colombian descent and works as a model. She also has a degree in art and design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The couple plan on marrying in Sayn … Continue reading

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Death of Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg

  June 14, 2017 at 4:11 am by

Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg, a first cousin of the former King Simeon of Bulgaria, passed away on June 10. The Duchess was the eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg and Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria, herself the daughter of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. Margarethe was born in November 1928. She married the Viscount François Luce Bailly de Chevigny in 1970. She had a son in 1962 with Robin Grinnell-Milne de la Lanne-Mirrlees. Her funeral … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Neuschwanstein Castle

  June 11, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Neuschwanstein above the village of Hohenschwangau Location: Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1868-1892 Architect: Eduard Riedel Commissioned By: Ludwig II of Bavaria Style: Romanesque Revival Rooms: 15 Current Owner: Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen for the Bavarian State Current Use: Tourist attraction Fun Fact: Despite the large amount of time and money Ludwig III spent on the Castle’s construction, he only spent eleven nights there before he died A full list of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary of Teck, Future British Queen, Is Born

  May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am by

150 years ago, a Princess was born at Kensington Palace – Victoria Mary of Teck. Her father was a German Prince who later became the Duke of Teck, while her mother was a granddaughter of the British King George III. May, as she was known, would bring her family back into the main line of the British Royal Family through her marriage to a future British King. Princess May spent … Continue reading

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175 Years Since Christian Married Louise: Their Descendants Today

  May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1842 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg married Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. They would become King and Queen of Denmark in 1863, and Louise was successful in making glittering matches for the couple’s six children that links them to almost all of Europe’s reigning royal houses. To mark the 175th anniversary of this wedding, we have put together an overview of the descendants – both … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Announces Divorce

  May 18, 2017 at 10:32 am by

A press release from the Danish Royal Court has this morning announced that Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, have made the decision to divorce. “It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but have come to a point where we must acknowledge that we have grown apart. We end our marriage, but stay together in parenthood. The whole family, … Continue reading

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Diamond Tiara Stolen From The Badisches Landesmuesum

  May 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm by

A diamond tiara with an estimated value of €1.2million was stolen over a week ago from the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany. It belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden (1864-1952), born a Princess of Nassau, wife of the last reigning Grand Duke of Baden. The tiara, featuring over 360 diamonds set in gold and platinum, was displayed in the ‘Schloss und Hof’ exhibition of the museum, which is located in the Karlsruhe … Continue reading

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Royals at the 2017 Met Gala in New York

  May 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm by

Joining the who’s-who of Hollywood scene, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis attended the 2017 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York yesterday. Wearing a belted dusty rose coat with floral embellishments designed by Simone Rocha, the Princess walked the beige carpet alongside celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen, Madonna, and The Crown‘s Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Also attending the big event was Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, who – … Continue reading

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A Civil Wedding In Amorbach Unites A Leiningen and A Prussian

  April 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm by

The civil wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen and Viktoria Luise Prizessin von Preussen took place on the morning of Saturday April 29, at the refectory of the Leiningen family’s palace in Amorbach. Following the ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Amorbach, Peter Schmitt, a small reception was held for guests in the Palace’s Green Hall. Hereditary Prince Ferdinand is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and … Continue reading

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