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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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Two Christenings Within the Non-Reigning Royalty of Europe

  September 27, 2014 at 6:47 am by

Last week, the christenings of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle took place. Little Princess Katharina was born on 30 April 2014 to Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She was christened on 20 September 2014 and her godparents are Hereditary Prince Ernst-August of Hanover, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (Victoria’s sister Madeleine is a … Continue reading

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Thurn und Taxis Princess Marries in Tutzing

  September 13, 2014 at 11:40 pm by

Princess Maria Theresia, the eldest daughter of the late Johannes, 11th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and Countess Gloria of Schönburg-Glauchau, married Brit Hugo Wilson today in a ceremony in Tutzing. The wedding took place at St Joseph’s Church, the bride’s younger brother, Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis, walking his sister down the aisle to her groom. Princess Maria Teresia wore a gown designed by Vivienne Westwood that featured … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Expecting Second Child

  August 14, 2014 at 2:30 am by

Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Alexander Johannsmann, are expecting their second child. The news was confirmed by the Danish Royal Court’s press officer. The baby is due in February 2015. Princess Nathalie is youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She married Mr Johannsmann in a religious ceremony in June 2011, their first child – son Konstantin – was born in July 2010.

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Princess Alexandra of Hanover Turns 15

  July 23, 2014 at 4:53 am by

Princess Alexandra of Hanover turned 15 years of age on July 20th. The Princess is the only daughter of Ernst August, Prince of Hanover and Caroline, Hereditary Princess of Monaco. Princess Alexandra was born in Vöcklabruck, Austria in 1999. The infant Princess was baptised with the names Alexandra Charlotte Ulrike Maryam Virginia in a Lutheran ceremony in September 1999. Her godparents included her half-sister, Charlotte Casiraghi, and her father’s sister … Continue reading

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Princely Family Attend Opening of New Monaco Yacht Club

  June 21, 2014 at 8:15 pm by

The extended Princely Family of Monaco and their partners gathered en masse at the Monaco Yacht Club earlier today, for the official opening of the new building of the Yacht Club de Monaco. Present were Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène, Princess Caroline, Princess Alexandra, Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo, Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo, Charlotte Casiraghi and Gad Elmaleh, Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy and her daughter Mélanie. However, … Continue reading

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“Road To The Crown” Exhibition Opens at Marienburg

  May 1, 2014 at 12:56 am by

The heirs of Hanover yesterday officially opened The Road To The Crown – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers exhibition celebrating the history of the Hanoverian Kingdom. Prince Ernst August Jr and Prince Christian, sons of Prince Ernst August V, welcomed 250 guests to Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen for the opening. Among the guests were Prince Heinrich of Hanover, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, … Continue reading

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Birth of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  April 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm by

On 30 April, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their first child, a girl, Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The little Princess’s full name is Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. She is the first daughter and child of Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly, as well as the first grandchild of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife, Carin. The then Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Turns Seventy

  April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg celebrates her 70th birthday on April 29th. The Princess is a younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the second daughter of the future King Frederik IX of Denmark and his wife, Princess Ingrid of Sweden, and has a younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. The Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in … Continue reading

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Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg To Marry

  February 18, 2014 at 11:44 pm by

It was recently announced that Alexander, Hereditary Prince of Isenberg is engaged to Dr. Sarah Lorenz. Hereditary Prince Alexander was born in Frankfurt in 1969. He is the eldest son of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg and his wife, Countess Christine von Saurma. He has three sisters; Katharina, Isabelle and Sophie, and one brother; Prince Viktor. His sister Katharina married the brother of Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, whilst … Continue reading

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Princess Anne, Royals Arrive In Sochi For 2014 Winter Olympics

  February 7, 2014 at 2:13 am by

Princess Anne has arrived in Sochi for the 2014 Winter Olympics. She has been and will be joined by Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco, Grand Duke Henri and Prince Félix of Luxembourg, former King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess Nora of Liechtenstein and Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan. Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, a member of the German House … Continue reading

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Introducing Prince Tassilo zu Fürstenberg

  January 31, 2014 at 11:11 pm by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess zu Fürstenberg have introduced their newborn son in a photograph released to the German media. Prince Tassilo Heinrich Christian was born on December 24th, and is the couple’s first child. Prince Christian and Princess Jeanette were married in September 2010. The photograph was taken at Schloss Heiligenberg, the family seat of the zu Fürstenbergs in Donaueschingen.

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On This Day: Death of Margaret of Prussia

  January 22, 2014 at 9:07 am by

Today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the death of the Dowager Landgravine of Hesse, Margaret of Prussia. Born in April 1872 at the New Palace in Potsdam, Princess Margaret was the youngest child of Frederick III, German Emperor and Victoria, Princess Royal. Her siblings were the future Wilhelm II, Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen, Prince Heinrich, Prince Sigismund, Viktoria of Schaumburg-Lippe, Prince Waldemar and Sophie of Greece. Her godparents were Emperor Pedro … Continue reading

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Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Pregnant

  December 12, 2013 at 5:02 am by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha are expecting their first child. The infant is expected to make his or her appearance in late spring 2014. The news was confirmed by royal historian Arturo Beeche. Prince Hubertus, the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Kelly were married in May 2009. The couple currently live in Coburg, Germany where the Prince is a member … Continue reading

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Monaco’s National Day 2013

  November 26, 2013 at 11:03 am by

November 20th and 21st, 2013 Prince Albert II and members of the Princely Family of Monaco presided over the annual celebrations to mark Monaco’s National Day last week. Despite the stormy weather Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline of Hanover and Princess Stephanie arrived at Monaco’s Cathedral where they were greeted by the Archbishop of Monaco before the annual Te Deum and mass at the cathedral. Also attending the … Continue reading

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Danes Welcome Vietnamese President

  September 18, 2013 at 11:03 pm by

The Danish Royal Family today welcomed the President and First Lady of Vietnam to Copenhagen for a three-day state visit. President Truong Tan Sang and his wife, Mrs Mai Thi Hanh, were greeted upon arrival at Kastrup Airport by Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik, along with the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte. It seems that Princess Benedikte missed the memo to wear blue – … Continue reading

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Historical Royal of August: Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

  August 12, 2013 at 6:00 am by

August 12th, 1872. Queen Victoria is marking the birth of another grandchild, her thirteenth granddaughter. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Queen’s fifth child, had given birth to her fourth child. Princess Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena, to be known as Marie Louise – Louie to her family, has been born at Cumberland Lodge. The infant Princess had two elder brothers – Princes Christian Victor and Albert – and … Continue reading

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Monaco Red Cross Ball 2013

  August 5, 2013 at 3:17 am by

Members of the Princely Family of Monaco attended the annual Monaco Red Cross Ball on Saturday August 3rd. The gala event took place at the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo Club, which is a very popular venue with the Monégasque Princely Family. Attending this year’s ball were Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and the Princess of Hanover. The star-studded charitable event raises funds for the Principality of Monaco’s … Continue reading

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Floral Benedikte Opens Flower Festival

  August 4, 2013 at 3:25 am by

Princess Benedikte was pretty in floral and fuchsia yesterday when she opened the seventh annual Nordfyns Rose Festival in Bogense. Wearing a floral dress, ice blue blazer and fuchsia hat, the Princess was joined by the Mayor of Bogense to open the festival in the square in front of the Bogense Town Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Everything From the Sea’, and as such, one of the features of the … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters At Gråsten (Plus the Kids)

  July 26, 2013 at 8:15 am by

For the first time in several years, all three Danish sisters were present for the traditional Gråsten Palace photo session in Denmark today. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and former Queen Anne-Marie of Greece posed for photographs with the elder two sisters’ children and grandchildren. Present were Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim of Denmark with their wives and eight children, Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and … Continue reading

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