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Funeral of Prince Johann Georg in Sigmaringen

  March 12, 2016 at 5:19 pm by

The funeral service of Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, who passed away on March 2, took place today privately at the Hedinger Kirche in Sigmaringen, Germany. Only family and close friends attended the service, with the Prince’s immediate family arriving via the church’s back entrance to avoid the eyes of the media gathered at the front. These included the King and Queen of Sweden and Prince Carl Philip, who arrived … Continue reading

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Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern Has Died

  March 2, 2016 at 9:42 am by

The Swedish Royal Court announced a short time ago that Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, the husband of Princess Birgitta, passed away aged 83 today in a Munich hospital. “I and my family have received with great sadness the news that Princess Birgitta’s husband, Prince Johan Georg von Hohenzollern, has died. Our thoughts are with Princess Birgitta and her family,” a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Princess’s brother, … Continue reading

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Princess Lilly Goes To Hollywood … And Shows Off Her Shoes

  February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am by

Princess Lilly of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended Elton John’s 24th annual AIDS Foundation Oscar’s Viewing Party in West-Hollywood. The event was sponsored by jeweller Bulgari, for which the bubbly princess is a brand ambassador. Princess Lilly -short for Marie-Louise- married Fürst Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1993. The couple had one son, Heinrich-Donatus (b. 1994), before they divorced in 2002. The princess remarried in 2003 to the American designer Lambros Milona. Together they … Continue reading

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Where is Ernst August? German Press Searching for Prince

  February 22, 2016 at 4:10 pm by

The German magazine Bunte has been searching for prince Ernst August of Hanover, who has not been seen in public since october 2014. According to Bunte, the prince disappeared completely since his break-up with his girlfriend Simona, a prostitute from Romania. The prince has even not been seen at family events. When Princess Eilika of Leiningen was burried earlier this year, he was represented by his two sons. According to … Continue reading

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Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen Dies A Few Days Before Her 88th Birthday

  January 28, 2016 at 7:45 am by

Local press reports that Dowager Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen has died this tuesday in Amorbach, aged 87. The princess died a few days before her 88th birthday on February 2nd. Fürstin Eilika was born HH Duchess Eilika of Oldenburg in 1922. She was the fourth child of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and his wife Princess Helena of Waldeck-Pyrmont. Both her parents were first cousins of Queen Juliana of … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Becomes Commander of Arts and Letters

  January 23, 2016 at 10:45 am by

This past Thursday, Princess Caroline of Hanover was presented with the insignia of a Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters in a reception at the Prince’s Palace. France’s Minister of Culture and Communication, Fleur Pellerin, presented the Princess with the award that recognises her work in the fields of art and literature. A lovely Birthday Present! Thursday, Princess Caroline of Monaco received insignia of Commander of Arts & Letters pic.twitter.com/3BcHsPsuQh — … Continue reading

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A Daughter For Prince Alexander and Princess Sarah von Isenburg

  December 3, 2015 at 2:28 pm by

The Princely House von Isenburg has announced that a daughter has been born to Hereditary Prince Alexander and Hereditary Princess Sarah. “Overjoyed and full of gratitude is the Princely House von Isenburg with the birth of the first child of the Hereditary Prince and Princess,” the statement read, before listing the birth as taking place on November 24 in Munich. The baby girl, who is the couple’s first child, has been … Continue reading

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Princely Twins Steal the Show on Monaco’s National Day

  November 19, 2015 at 6:42 pm by

Monaco has celebrated its National Day, and all attention was taken by the 11-month-old twins of Prince Albert and Princess Charlène when they appeared on the balcony of the Prince’s Palace. View image | gettyimages.com Held safely in the arms of their parents, Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques watched the crowd below with curiosity. Gabriella pulled a number of faces during her appearance, while her younger brother was content to … Continue reading

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Carina Axelsson Receives Royal Support at Book Forum

  November 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm by

Carina Axelsson, the long-time partner of Hereditary Prince Gustaf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, presented the Danish version of her Model Under Cover book series during the Copenhagen Book Fair held over the weekend at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. Thank you to everyone who came out to join my #modelundercover event at the Copenhagen Book Fair! And thank you to the super talented Danish actress, @ellenhillingsoe, for reading and moderating our event! I had … Continue reading

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Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia Dies Aged 76

  September 30, 2015 at 8:19 pm by

Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia, the paternal uncle of the current head of the House of Hohenzollern, Georg Friedrich, has passed away at the age of 76, his family confirmed earlier today. He died on Tuesday in Berlin following a long illness. The Prince, born in February 1939, was the eldest son of Louis Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia and his wife, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia. The last German … Continue reading

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Remains of Last Russian Tsar Exhumed For Further Testing

  September 24, 2015 at 5:50 am by

The remains of Russian’s last tsar, Nicholas II, and his wife Alexandra have been exhumed by Russian authorities for further testing, which is hoped will confirm the identities of the remains found in 2007 that are believed to be that of two of the couple’s children, Grand Duchess Maria and heir Tsarevich Alexei. The Investigative Committee took samples from the Tsar and Tsarina as the Russian Orthodox Church wanted further … Continue reading

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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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