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Death of Fürstin Ruth Erika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

  October 19, 2009 at 12:41 pm by

Fürstin Ruth Erika zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg died on October 15, aged 87. She was born June 25, 1922 at Schloss Buggenhagen, her family seat. Her parents were Hans Detlef von Buggenhagen and Ruth Baronin von Resenberg. When her only brother died in 1941, Ruth Erika devoted herself to running their family estate. However, after World War II, the territory of the estate was annexed into the territory of the newly created … Continue reading

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Wedding of Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Braganaça

  October 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

Yesterday evening, on 16 October 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, the wedding was celebrated between Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and HRH Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Bragança. The wedding took place at 7.30pm in the Imperial Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro, a church in Rio where several royal weddings of the members of the Brazilian Imperial Family took place, included the one of the parents of the bride, thirty-four years … Continue reading

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Princess Magdalene of Prussia has Died

  October 12, 2009 at 4:40 pm by

Her Royal Highness Magdalene, Princess Hubertus of Prussia, died on Saturday, 10 October 2009, in Schloss Löwenstein in Kleinheubach. She was 89 years old. Princess Magdalene Pauline Reuss zu Köstritz was born at Leipzig on 20 August 1920, the eldest daughter of Prince Heinrich XXXVI Reuss zu Köstritz and his wife Hermine, née Princess von Schönburg-Waldenburg; Princess Magdalene had a younger sister, Caroline, Countess von Wedel. On 5 June 1943 … Continue reading

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ABBA-Princess on the Jury of “Swedish Heros”

  October 7, 2009 at 7:45 am by

Princess Anni-Frid “Frida” Reuss, former singer of the Swedish pop-group ABBA, is one of the member of the “Swedish Heros” (Svenska Hjältar) jury this year. “Svenska Hjältar” is a gala, where celebrities are sitting in the audience and ordinary people, who did something unusual or heroic, are celebrated on the stage. On Monday, December 14th, six heroes will be celebrated at a grand gala at the cirkus in Stockholm. In … Continue reading

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Danish Royals attend Opening of Parliament 2009

  October 7, 2009 at 12:47 am by

The Danish Royal Family today attended the opening of the 2009/2010 Danish parliamentary season at Christiansborg Palace in Copenhagen. The royal family traditionally attends the opening each year, where the current Prime Minister opens the season. HRH Princess Benedikte, the younger sister of HM Queen Margrethe, arrived at Folketinget (the Danish parliament) first just after 11:45 local time. She was followed by TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, who was … Continue reading

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Honorary Doctorate for Princess Benedikte

  September 14, 2009 at 2:11 am by

HRH Princess Benedikte, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, has recently completed an official visit to South Korea, which begun early last week. On Wednesday September 9th, Princess Benedikte was awarded an honorary doctorate in literature from the Seoul Women’s University at a ceremony presided over by the University’s president, Rhee Kwang-ja. The Princess was awarded the doctorate due to her work with young women, and promoting their education. Princess Benedikte is … Continue reading

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Wedding of Hereditary Prince Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas

  September 8, 2009 at 7:55 am by

Hereditary Prince Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas married in a religious ceremony in Lich on Saturday, 5 September 2009. They had previously married in a civil ceremony in Vienna on 13 December 2008. The 34-years-old groom is the eldest of the four children and heir of Fürst Philipp-Reinhard zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and his wife Fürstin Marie, née Fouché d’Otrante. The bride, who is 2 years older then her husband, … Continue reading

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Salary Increase for the Danish Royal Family

  August 25, 2009 at 5:51 am by

According to politiken.dk, the Danish Royal Family will next year receive an increase in their allowances totalling 1.9 million kroner. The Queen’s husband Prince Henrik will receive a total budget of 7.1 million kroner, which is a rise of 200,000 kroner from last year, whilst Prince Joachim and Princess Marie will receive an increase of 100,000 kroner, for a total of 3.1 million. Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day Two

  August 24, 2009 at 3:36 am by

Continuing with her two-day visit to Germany, HM Queen Margrethe II yesterday was still in Dresden. She and her sister, Princess Benedikte, first attended a luncheon at Eckberg Palace. This was also attended by the Saxon Governor Stanislaw Tillich, and his wife Veronika. The two sisters then opened an art exhibition at the Princes Gallery of Dresden Castle, entitled “With Fortuna Over the Sea. Saxony and Denmark Marriages and Alliances … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe visits Germany, Day One

  August 22, 2009 at 9:10 pm by

Queen Margrethe II is currently on a two-day visit to Germany, where she met with German President Köhler. The pair had a brief meeting before the Queen had her first engagement. A move to Dresden and the city’s Frauenkirche (Church of Our Lady) was the site of this engagement, and Margrethe was fascinated by the church’s beauty. She spoke with HE Jochen Bohl, the State Bishop of Saxony, and pointed … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Felicitas von Preussen

  August 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm by

Princess Felicitas, the eldest great-granddaughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, passed away on Saturday (01.08.09), at the age of 75. Her family made the announcement of her death yesterday, on the Royal Family’s website, but did not reveal the cause of death.   Princess Felicitas was fifth in an unbroken line of first-born children starting with Victoria, Princess Royal (Queen Victoria’s eldest child). The line continues with her own eldest daughter, … Continue reading

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Prince Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe Weds

  July 26, 2009 at 4:04 am by

Yesterday July 25th, HSH Prince Christian zu Schaumburg-Lippe wed his fiancée, Lena Giese, in a religious ceremony at Glücksburg Castle in Germany. The pair had previously been married in a civil ceremony on Friday. The groom’s six-year-old niece Tatiana, the daughter of Princess Desiree of Schaumburg-Lippe, presented the couple with their wedding rings during the ceremony; a moment which the Prince later described as “a beautiful and unique moment.” Among … Continue reading

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Prince Ernst August on Trial for Assault in Germany

  June 15, 2009 at 10:36 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco’s husband, Prince Ernst August of Hannover, is currently on trial in Germany for the January 2000 beating of a Kenyan hotel owner. This trial, a retrial of a 2004 verdict, is expected to last 11 days and may include testimony by Princess Caroline, a witness to the reported beating. Although the reported attack occurred in Kenya, the trial is being held in Germany under special laws … Continue reading

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Prince Hubertus Weds American In Coburg

  May 25, 2009 at 4:52 am by

Hereditary prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha married the American investment banker Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt this weekend in Coburg, Germany. The couple was married in a civil ceremony on 21 May. On friday night there was a party with a German-American thee in a tent net to Castle Callenberg, the residence of the dukes of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. On saturday 23 May at 12 PM the religious ceremony started at … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline in Paris for UNESCO Gathering

  May 16, 2009 at 3:27 pm by

Her Royal Highness The Princess Caroline of Hanover was in Paris on May 14 to preside over the annual gathering of UN Goodwill Ambassadors at the UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. The Annual Meeting, convened by the UN Director-General, brings together a large number of international personalities, from the worlds of art, film, music, literature, charity and public affairs. Her Royal Highness has been a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador since 2003 and … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Awarded Her Own Trophy

  May 11, 2009 at 6:02 pm by

Royals usually give out the trophies not receive them, but how unusual must it be to receive a trophy in your own name? Princess Benedikte, sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, had this unique experience when she was awarded her own Challenge Trophy by the Danish Warmblood Society this past March. The Danish Warmblood Society, of which the Princess is patron, is the pre-eminent Danish association for breeders of … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Garden Club Show Begins

  May 11, 2009 at 7:38 am by

Monaco’s annual Garden Club event opened today to much fanfare. The Garden Club, begun in 1968 by Prince Albert and Princess Caroline’s mother, the late Princess Grace of Monaco, holds the show annually in Monaco to “promote the art of flower arrangement.” Princess Grace’s interest in arrangement started when she arrived in Monaco and assumed approval authority for the Palace’s arrangements. During the first few years, the Princess’s few arrangement … Continue reading

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Monaco’s Prince Pierre Foundation Awards

  May 8, 2009 at 2:42 pm by

Her Royal Highness the Princess of Hanover, as the Foundation’s President, presided over awards for her grandfather’s memorial foundation, the Prince Pierre Foundation (Fondation Pronce Pierre in French) in Paris on May 7. His Serene Highness Prince Pierre, born Count Pierre de Polignac of Guidel, Morbihan, Brittany, France, assumed the surname Grimaldi and the title Prince of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois on his arranged marriage to Princess Charlotte of Monaco, … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Barbara of Schleswig-Holstein

  May 7, 2009 at 3:06 pm by

Princess Barbara of Schleswig-Holstein died on April 28th 2009, she was only 47 years old. The princess was born as Barbara Beata Fertsch in Friedberg, Germany on 27 July 1961. She married prince Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein in a civil ceremony in Munich on 29 August 1994, the religious ceremony was in San Cabaneta, Mallorca on 3 September of the same year. The couple has two children: princess Elena (b. 1995) … Continue reading

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Royals Attend Charity Gala for Uzbekistan

  April 9, 2009 at 3:09 am by

The Duchess of Württemberg yesterday attended a gala dinner for the launch of the charity fund ‘Uzbekistan 2020′ dedicated to developing cultural, intellectual and human exchanges between Western Europe and Uzbekistan, at the Museum of Modern Art in Paris. Other royal guests were princess Léa of Belgium, prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, prince of Venice and Piedmont, and Princess Helene of Yugoslavia. Other guests were Bernadette Chirac, wife of the … Continue reading

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