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80th Anniversary of Queen Sophie’s Death

  January 13, 2012 at 12:00 am by

Her Majesty Queen Sophie of the Hellenes passed away eighty years ago today, on January 13th, 1932. Born on June 14th, 1870 in Potsdam, as Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie Dorothea Ulrika Alice of Prussia, she was the second youngest child of Their Majesties Emperor Frederick III and Empress Victoria of Germany. Sophie had seven siblings: Prince Wilhelm (later His Majesty Kaiser Wilhelm II), Princess Charlotte (later Duchess of Saxe-Meiningen), … Continue reading

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Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

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110th Anniversary of King Paul I of Greece’s Birth

  December 14, 2011 at 12:00 am by

December 14th marks the 110th anniversary of His Majesty King Paul I of the Hellenes’ birth in 1901. Born His Royal Highness Prince Paul of Greece in Athens as the third son of Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Constantine and Crown Princess Sophia, Paul was never meant to be King. He joined older siblings George, Alexander and Helen. Two younger sisters, Irene and Katherine, joined the family in the coming … Continue reading

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Greek Princess to Make Television Soap Debut

  October 25, 2011 at 8:18 am by

The youngest daughter of former King Constantine II of the Hellenes is set to appear on one of the world’s most widely-known soap operas, The Bold and the Beautiful. Princess Theodora, 28, will make her debut on the show in the episode airing in the United States on December 5th, playing the role of personal secretary to the character Bill Spencer, played by Don Diamont. Her character, Alison, will be … Continue reading

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Queen Sofia at Concert by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra

  September 24, 2011 at 12:24 am by

Madrid, Thursday September 22nd, 2011. Her Majesty The Queen attended a concert performed by the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra at the National Music Auditorium in Madrid. Queen Sofia was accompanied to the concert by her younger sister, Her Royal Highness Princess Irene of Greece. The Queen and her sister were greeted by the director of the Israeli Philharmonic Orchestra, Mr Zubin Mehta. Both Queen Sofia and Princess Irene are longtime lovers … Continue reading

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Queen Anne-Marie’s 65th Birthday

  August 30, 2011 at 4:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes today celebrates her sixty-fifth birthday. Born Her Royal Highness Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark on August 30th, 1946; she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. She … Continue reading

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Annual Gråsten Palace Photo Shoot

  August 1, 2011 at 8:57 am by

Earlier today, the Danish Royal Family participated in their annual photo session at their summer residence, Gråsten Palace, in Jutland. They were joined by members of the Berleburg family. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik were joined by their two sons, Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim; their daughters-in-law, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Marie; and their seven grandchildren: Princes Christian, Vincent, Nikolai, Felix and Henrik and Princesses Isabella and … Continue reading

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Cambridges attend ARK Gala

  June 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala this evening at Perks Field, a park within the grounds of Kensington Palace, the residence which will become their official London home. During the dinner, Prince William gave speech to the guests, who paid £10,000-a head to attend. The Duke said he was very happy about the “new joint initiative between ARK and The … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

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Royals Fashion Faceoff

  December 2, 2010 at 4:47 am by

It’s quite normal to see celebrities in the same outfit, especially on the red carpet, but is it normal to see royals in the same outfit/piece? Yes, especially if you share one designer like Belgian designer Natan, who is worn mostly by Crown Princess Mathilde, Crown Princess Maxima and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa – they have been seen in the same piece days after one royal has been seen in … Continue reading

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Ingrid’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 10th Anniversary

  November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm by

Two Sundays ago, on November 7th, the three daughters of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark visited her grave at the open-air mausoleum just outside Roskilde Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of her death at the age of 90 on that date in 2000. As a Danish Queen, a German Princess and a Greek Queen arrived at the Cathedral just before 10:00am, only the precense of four uniformed police … Continue reading

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The Big 5

  November 10, 2010 at 2:30 am by

Ones fifth birthday is always special and this is no different for a royal youngster. No fewer than 12 royal children will or have celebrated their half decade this year. Here is a run down of these birthday tots: Belgium Prince Emmanuel – Born the third child of The Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Emmanuel celebrated his 5th birthday on October 4th. He has an older sister, Elisabeth, an older … Continue reading

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Concert Celebrating Queen Ingrid’s 100th Birthday

  September 2, 2010 at 6:06 am by

A memorial concert was held on August 30th at the Tivoli Gardens in Copenhagen, to mark the 100th anniversary of the late Queen Ingrid’s birth. The ‘three Danish sisters’ Queen Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece attended, as well as Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim, Princess Marie and Benedikte’s husband, Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. They were treated to music performed by the Tivoli Symphony Orchestra, … Continue reading

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It’s a Lovely Day for a Wedding

  August 30, 2010 at 9:23 am by

With Greek inspiration, elegance and beauty, Spetses was the stage for the beautiful wedding between Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik on August 25th, 2010. After the arrival of family, friends, a group of 16 young and eccentric bridesmaids and many European Royals (who represented the Royal Houses of Spain, Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Great Britain, the Netherlands, Iran, Bourbon-Two Sicilies and of course, Greece), Tatiana arrived at the Monastery of Agios … Continue reading

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So Welcome to Spetses – Relax and Enjoy!

  August 30, 2010 at 9:14 am by

Under a hot Tuesday evening in Spetses, Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik held a cocktail party for their wedding guests, an informal event where most of European royalty was present, the only exceptions were the Royal Houses of Luxembourg, Monaco and Belgium. At this relaxed party, where everybody seemed to have a lot fun, according to a Greek channel, the couple gave the guests a small gift bag and inside … Continue reading

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No Official Announcement, but August 25th in Spetses it is!

  June 28, 2010 at 5:28 am by

Last December 28th, the following announcement was released by King Constantine: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Since that day, royal watchers have been wondering when and where the wedding will take place. This year or next? Greece or London? Recently, after a long period in the dark, King Constantine gave an interview to a foreign newspaper and … Continue reading

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How the Royals Spent the First Week of Vancouver 2010

  February 23, 2010 at 4:45 am by

A number of royals are currently in Vancouver, Canada for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games. Those who are members of the International Olympic Committee had already been out and about in Vancouver before the Games started. Here is how they all spent the first week of the Games. Friday February 12th – Opening Ceremony Royals are a regular fixture at opening ceremonies of the Olympic Games, beginning their support of … Continue reading

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Nikolaos & Tatiana’s Engagement Press Conference

  February 2, 2010 at 3:35 pm by

On February 1st Prince Nikolaos of Greece and his fiancée Tatiana Blatnik met the press during a press conference at the Yacht Club of Piraeus, Greece. The event was organised following the engagement of the couple that was announced by former King Constantine of Greece on December 28th. The couple has been dating for 7 years. During the press meeting the couple said they will get married after the summer … Continue reading

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Engagement of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik

  December 28, 2009 at 7:34 am by

Today the office of King Constantine, former King of Greece, in London announced the engagement of Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik. The following statement was released: “HM Queen Anne-Marie and I are delighted to announce the engagement of our son Nikolaos to Tatiana Blatnik.” Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark is the second son and third child of ex-King Constantine and his wife Queen Anne-Marie. You can read the announcement … Continue reading

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Margrethe II Hosts IOC Luncheon, Opening Ceremony

  October 2, 2009 at 2:42 am by

The 121st International Olympic Committee Congress kicked off yesterday, with a luncheon hosted by HM Queen Margrethe II and the Opening Ceremony at the elegant Copenhagen Opera House. The day began with an early afternoon lunch at Amalienborg Palace, which was hosted by the Queen for the visiting IOC delegations from Spain, the US, Brazil and Japan. TRH Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the luncheon … Continue reading

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