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Duchess Donata of Oldenburg Has Passed Away

  September 9, 2015 at 2:36 am by

It was announced yesterday that Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, the mother of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, has died after a long illness. She died on Saturday September 5. According to the statement released by her family, the Duchess died at a hospital in Traunstein, aged 65. The nature of her illness was not disclosed. Donata was born a Countess zu Castell-Rüdenhausen in June 1950, training as a nurse before she married … Continue reading

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Armin, Fürst zur Lippe Has Died

  August 21, 2015 at 4:13 pm by

The Head of the House of Lippe, Fürst Armin, passed away yesterday, August 20, in Detmold, his family announced today. “In deep sadness, we announce the death of Dr Armin, Prince of Lippe, who died after a short, serious illness on 20 August 2015 aged 91 years in Detmold, in the circle of his family,” the statement released by the Lippes read. Fürst Armin, born on August 18, 1924 to Leopold … Continue reading

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Baby Girl for Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis

  August 21, 2015 at 2:39 pm by

Princess Maria Theresia von Thurn und Taxis, the eldest child of the late Fürst Johannes and Fürstin Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, has given birth to a daughter. The baby girl was born in London at 9:59am on Friday August 21. She has been named Mafalda, according to reports in the German media, and is the first child for Princess Maria Theresia and her British husband, Hugo Wilson. Maria Theresia … Continue reading

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A Rainy Gråsten Palace Photo Session

  July 25, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

The Danish Royal Family didn’t let the wet weather dampen their spirits on Saturday, when they posed for photographers in the gardens of Gråsten Palace for their annual summer (ironic, given the gloomy skies) photo session. View image | gettyimages.com Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik were joined by their eldest son, Crown Prince Frederik, and his family, as well as the Queen’s niece Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her family, … Continue reading

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Danish Royals Watch Changing Of The Guards

  July 24, 2015 at 1:51 pm by

Earlier today, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were joined by Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik at Gråsten Palace to watch the changing of guards, an annual event that is watched by The Royal family. The family lined up on the palace stairs to watch the royal life guards played threes songs. Princess Alexandra of Berleburg, her husband Count Jefferson and their children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid also joined the … Continue reading

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Frederik, Mary and Children Watch Riding Parade Outside Gråsten Palace

  July 19, 2015 at 3:47 pm by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary brought their four children out this morning to watch the Gråsten Ring Rider Association’s annual parade outside the gates of Gråsten Palace, the summer residence of the royal family. Also joining the family was Frederik’s cousin, Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and his partner Carina Axelsson. About 300 riders from local riding clubs and associations paraded past the main gates of the Palace, each organisation stopping to present … Continue reading

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A Son for Hubertus and Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  July 16, 2015 at 4:46 am by

Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha has given birth to her second child, a son. Prince Philipp Hubertus Andreas Christian was born yesterday morning in Munich. His middle names are in honour of his father, paternal grandfather and maternal grandfather. In a statement, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and his wife said they were “overjoyed and grateful” for the infant’s safe arrival. The newborn joins big sister Katharina, born in April 2014, and is … Continue reading

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Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg Expecting First Child

  July 9, 2015 at 8:59 am by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Isenburg are expecting their first child, a spokesperson for the family confirmed today to German newspaper Bunte. “With great joy the Princely House of Isenburg confirms that the Hereditary Prince and Princess are at the end of the year expecting their first child,” the statement said. Prince Alexander, who is the eldest son of Franz-Alexander, Prince of Isenburg, and Princess Sarah were married in June (civilly) … Continue reading

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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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