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Palace Profile: Sanssouci Palace

  January 22, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Schloss Sanssouci Location: Potsdam, Brandenburg, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1745-1747; 1840s (expansion) Architect: Georg Wenzeslaus von Knobelsdorff; Ludwig Persius (expansion) Commissioned By: Friedrich II (“The Great”) of Prussia Style: Rococò Rooms: 36 On The Palace Grounds: Sanssouci Park, Sanssouci Picture Gallery, Temple of Friendship, Chinese House, Orangery Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten Berlin-Brandenburg for the City of Potsdam Current Use: Tourist attraction UNESCO World Heritage Site: Listed since 1990 A full list of Palace Profiles can be found here.

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‘Bunte’ Publishes Exclusive Interview with Isenburg’s Hereditary Princess

  January 20, 2017 at 7:24 am by

An exclusive interview with Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg was published by German magazine Bunte last night. The Princess, who is married to Hereditary Prince Alexander von Isenburg, revealed the full name of her newborn daughter – Princess Zita Maria Immaculata Elisabeth Irina. “She is a great pleasure,” Sarah said of the newborn, before adding that the couple’s elder daughter, 14-month-old Princess Alix Imagina, is “very affectionate with her little sister” and “shows … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Princess Birgitta!

  January 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today is the eightieth birthday of Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern. Born on January 19, 1937, Birgitta Ingeborg Alice is the second of five children born to Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Princess and her siblings (Princesses Margaretha, Desireé and Christina, and the current King Carl XVI Gustaf) spent their childhood at Haga Palace, with the residence giving the four sisters a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Two British Royal Deaths

  January 16, 2017 at 10:00 am by

Today, January 16, marks the death anniversaries of two members of the British Royal Family – Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Alexander Cambridge, 1st Earl of Athlone. In 1942, Prince Arthur – the third son of Queen Victoria – passed away at his country home, Bagshot Park, at the age of 91. Born in May 1850, Arthur spent four decades serving in the British Army. He trained in the … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg

  January 10, 2017 at 6:37 am by

Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on January 5 in Munich, the Princely House has announced yesterday. “With great joy and gratitude, the Princely House of Isenburg announces the birth of the second child of TH The Hereditary Prince and Princess,” the statement read. The infant – who joins big sister Princess Alix Imagina (born in November 2015) – has been named Zita. … Continue reading

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On This Day: Crown Princess Juliana Marries Her German Prince

  January 7, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Eighty years ago, Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld were married at the Great Church (St Jacobskerk) in The Hague. Following the ceremony (which had been preceded by a civil ceremony at The Hague’s Town Hall), the newlyweds appeared on the balcony of Noordeinde Palace to greet the gathered crowd. While a number of royals and nobles attended the wedding (including the Duke of Kent and Princess Alice, Countess … Continue reading

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A Death in the Schaumburg-Lippe Family: Prince Nicolai Passes at 27

  January 5, 2017 at 9:42 am by

Sad news came out of the Princely House of Schaumburg-Lippe yesterday, Prince Nicolai – the only son of Prince York zu Schaumburg-Lippe – passed away in December at the age of 27. Bunte reports that Prince Nicolai succumbed to his HIV illness on December 4. He had been infected at birth, transmitted from his mother, Susanne Seidensticker, who had been infected with the illness during a blood transfusion (she herself died from the illness in 1992). … Continue reading

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Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie Welcome Fourth Child

  November 21, 2016 at 9:12 am by

Princess Sophie of Prussia has recently given birth to her fourth child, a son, according to German media reports. The newborn – Sophie and her husband Prince Georg Friedrich’s third son – was born in Bremen, where the family live. Both mother and baby are said to be in good health. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011. They welcomed twin sons, Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, in … Continue reading

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Monaco Celebrates National Day With Traditional Ceremonies

  November 19, 2016 at 8:43 pm by

On Saturday, Monaco celebrated its National Day with all the traditional ceremonies that are held each year and attended by members of the Princely Family. Prince Albert and Princess Charlene were joined by Princess Caroline, her four children – Andrea, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra of Hanover – and two daughters-in-law – Tatiana Santo Domingo and Beatrice Borromeo – and Princess Stephanie with her son Louis Ducruet for a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse

  November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

One hundred twenty years ago today, Prince Philipp of Hesse was born in Schloss Rumpenheim in Offenbach. The prince was the third son of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and Princes Margaret of Prussia, sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and grand daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The prince had a younger twin-brother, Prince Wolfgang. During his childhood the prince went to schools in England and Germany. At the beginning of … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Royal Princesses In Uniform

  October 7, 2016 at 8:00 am by

Two and half months after war was declared in July 1914, German Crown Princess Cecilie and her sister-in-law Princess Viktoria Luise pose with their horses wearing military uniforms. The Crown Princess is wearing a Dragoons uniform, as the regimental commander of the Dragoon Regiment ‘König Friedrich III’ (2nd Silesian) Nr 8. Princess Viktoria Luise is in the Death’s Head Hussar uniform, as the regimental commander of the 2nd Hussars Regiment ‘Königin Viktoria … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Journeys To The Democratic Republic of the Congo For AMADE

  September 26, 2016 at 2:28 pm by

As part of her work with AMADE (Association Nationale Monégasque des Amis De l’enhance), Princess Caroline is currently on a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo to see the progress of one of the Association’s programs. The Princess attended a presentation of the ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program in Kinshasa, where she saw children who have taken part in the program perform a dance routine. The ‘Capoeira for Peace’ program … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Hesse-Savoy Royal Wedding

  September 23, 2016 at 8:30 am by

September 23, 1925: A royal wedding takes place at the Royal Castle of Racconigi in north-western Italy, when Princess Mafalda of Savoy – second eldest daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy – marries Prince Philipp of Hesse-Kassel, the future Landgrave. The couple had four children – Moritz, Heinrich, Otto and Elisabeth – before the Second World War tore the family apart: while Philipp was a member of Nazi party and … Continue reading

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£1,500 For A Slice Of Wedding Cake? Only If It’s From 1840!

  September 15, 2016 at 10:10 pm by

Would you spend £1,500 on a slice of wedding cake, that you would be advised not to even contemplate eating? Most wouldn’t, but one punter has, purchasing a slice of Queen Victoria’s wedding cake at auction. The cake, made in 1840 for the marriage of Queen Victoria to her first cousin, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, comes with its presentation box inscribed on the top with a crown and the … Continue reading

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Prince Jacques Takes Centre Stage At Pique-Nique des Monégasques

  September 10, 2016 at 6:57 pm by

The annual Pique-Nique des Monegasques was held today at the Princess Antoinette Park, and Hereditary Prince Jacques stole the show as he accompanied his parents to the event. Dressed in a red polo shirt and a pair of white trousers, the young Prince toddled through the event taking in the music and dancers dressed in Monaco’s national costumes Prince Albert and Princess Charlene watched their son proudly, while Jacques’ twin sister, Princess Gabriella, was taken … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Teenage Caroline and Albert Enjoy A Night Karting

  August 26, 2016 at 8:00 am by

August 26, 1971: 14-year-old Princess Caroline and 13-year-old Prince Albert of Monaco spend the evening karting at the Siesta track in Antibes on the French Riviera. They were joined by their parents, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace.

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An Engagement in the House of Hanover

  August 8, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the heir to the headship of the House of Hanover, has announced his engagement to long-time girlfriend Ekaterina Malysheva. Confirming the news to German newspaper Bild “with great pleasure”, the Prince also said the wedding will take place next summer in Lower Saxony, where the Hanover family has their official seat, Marienburg Castle. The couple have been dating for five years, and apparently got engaged on the Greek island … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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Bavarian and Thurn und Taxis Royals Attend Bavarian State Parliament’s Summer Reception

  July 20, 2016 at 11:13 am by

The Bavarian State Parliament hosted their annual summer reception at Schleissheim Palace yesterday, with members of the former Bavarian and Thurn und Taxis royal families among the guests. Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria posed for photos with Albert, 12th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and his mother, the never boring Princess Gloria.

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