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Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma Baptised in Italy

  September 25, 2016 at 2:39 pm by

Prince Carlos Enrico Leonardo of Bourbon-Parma, son and heir of the Duke of Parma, has been baptised this Sunday in the Cathedral of Parma. The ceremony was held by the Bishop of Parma, Mgr. Enrico Solmi. The choir of the university of Parma sang among others ‘Verleih uns Frieden” of F. Mendelssohn Bartholdy. The little prince was carried into the church by one of his godfathers, King Willem-Alexander of the … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma Present Their Son During Mass in Piacenza

  September 23, 2016 at 3:37 pm by

During a mass today in Piacenza, the Duke and Duchess of Parma presented for the first time their infant son, Prince Carlos, to the people of the Duchy the family used to rule over. Prince Carlos, who is the couple’s third child, is the heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma and as such will one day become the titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza. The visit to Piacenza, in … 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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Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma Baptised in Apeldoorn

  September 17, 2016 at 1:43 pm by

The younger daughter of Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma was baptised today at the Onze Lieve Vrouw ten Hemelopnemingkerk in Apeldoorn. Princess Gloria, who was born on May 9, wore a christening gown made by Claes Iversen for the ceremony that was conducted by Father Tjeerd Jansen S.J. Her godparents are her paternal aunt, Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, and friends of her parents, Barbara Bühlmann, Pieter Kraan and Daniël Povel. Princess … Continue reading

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Farewell Beloved Queen

  August 14, 2016 at 8:32 am by

The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania took place yesterday outside the former Royal Palace in Bucharest and attended by members of the Romanian Royal Family, members and representatives of foreign Royal Families, members of the Romanian Government and State Institutions and a large number of other dignitaries. Not least of all, the funeral was also witnessed by the people of Romania, thousands of whom joined the solemn gathering … Continue reading

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Mourners At the Royal Palace in Bucharest

  August 12, 2016 at 1:20 pm by

On Wednesday evening, the body of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania was moved in Military Ceremony from the Hall of Honour at Peles Caste to the Throne Room of the former Royal Palace in Bucharest ahead of Her Majesty’s funeral tomorrow. In attendance were Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margareta, Prince Radu, Princess Elena and her husband, Princess Marie and Princess Sofie who has throughout these last days been … Continue reading

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Her Majesty Queen Anne Returns To Romania

  August 10, 2016 at 6:44 am by

Military and religious ceremonies have marked the return of the body of Queen Anne back to Romanian soil yesterday afternoon as Her Majesty’s coffin arrived at Otopeni Airport in Bucharest in preparation for her funeral on Saturday.  The occasion was as solemn and dignified as it could ever be – and it was also as fitting and appropriate as the much loved wife of Romania’s former monarch, King Michael, could … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held at Săvârşin

  August 8, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu, attended a memorial service at the Orthodox Church in Săvârşin yesterday in memory of Queen Anne who died last week.  Dressed in mourning, the royal couple took their places solemnly amongst the rest of the congregation inside the ornate church. Queen Anne of Romania’s funeral will take place on Saturday, 13th August in Bucharest.  The Government of Romania has announced that … Continue reading

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Details Announced of Queen Anne’s Funeral

  August 2, 2016 at 9:42 am by

Details of the events leading up to and including the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania have now been announced by the Royal Family of Romania. On Tuesday 9th August, Queen Anne’s coffin will be flown to Romania and transported to Peles Castle where Her Majesty’s body will lie in State in the Hall of Honour. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita accompanied by other members of the … Continue reading

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Queen Anne of Romania – An Obituary

  August 2, 2016 at 7:36 am by

The sad news announced yesterday of the death of Queen Anne of Romania has been met with many messages of condolences and sadness amongst so many royal watchers and followers of the Royal Family of Romania. She was a great and admirable lady, related to many royals throughout Europe, yet she enjoyed the simple things in life, was never showy or grand nor did she act in any way other … Continue reading

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Queen Anne of Romania Passes Away

  August 1, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Anne of Romania has passed away at the age of 92, the Romanian Royal Family has announced today. She passed away at 13:45 local time August 1 at the hospital in Morges, Switzerland with four of her daughters by her bedside. Last rites were read yesterday by the priest from the Roman Catholic parish in the city. The statement also said that her husband, King Mihai I, had been with … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Amedeo and Princess Claude Marry in Portugal

  July 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

July 22, 1964: In Sintra, Portugal Prince Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta married the ninth child of Henri, Count of Paris, Princess Claude of Orléans. Among the guests at the wedding were the former King Umberto II and Queen Marie Jose of Italy, uncle and aunt of the groom, as well as the future King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain (Amedeo and Claude first met at their wedding … Continue reading

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Prince Emanuele Filiberto Hops On The Food Truck Train

  July 10, 2016 at 7:39 am by

Food trucks have become all the rage these past few years, and now there is one with a royal connection driving the streets of Los Angeles – ‘The Prince of Venice’, started by Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy. In an interview with Chi, Emanuele Filiberto – who is one of the two heirs to the disputed Headship of the House of Savoy – said that during a visit to Los … Continue reading

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More Tax Trouble For Spanish Royals

  June 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm by

The Spanish media reported that even more Spanish royals have some explaining to do. Four more royals have been added to the -long- list of Spanish royals that have been evading taxes. This time  Infanta Alicia of Spain, Princess of the Two Sicilies, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma (98) is named. The princess is a great-aunt of king Felipe VI. Apart from Infanta Alicia also her son, the late infante Carlos, … Continue reading

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First Photos of The Bourbon-Parma Princess Gloria

  June 7, 2016 at 9:02 am by

The first photos of month-old Princess Gloria of Bourbon-Parma have been published today by Blauw Bloed. They show the newborn with her parents, Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória, and her elder sister Zita at the family’s home in Rome. Gloria was born on May 9th. Nieuwe familiefoto's prins Jaime! Bekijk ze nu: https://t.co/A7vdcVkosX #blauwbloed pic.twitter.com/3kQSH1mgIw — Blauw Bloed (@BlauwBloedtv) June 7, 2016

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Renewal of Family Rift in the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  May 23, 2016 at 4:36 pm by

The family reconciliation in the house of Bourbon-Two Sicilies seems to be shortlived. In 2014 the two rivalling branches – both of which are claiming the headship of the family which until 1861 ruled over the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies – signed an agreement recognising eachothers titles. The decision of the duke of Castro to change the succession laws so he could be succeeded by his eldest daughter apparently brought … Continue reading

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On This Day: Duke of Spoleto Becomes King Tomislav II of Croatia

  May 18, 2016 at 6:34 am by

On this day in 1941, seventy-five years ago, Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto was named King Tomislav II of Croatia, Prince of Bosnia Herzegovina and Voivode of Dalmatia, Tuzla and Temun. The Croatians had rebelled against the King of Yugoslavia and joined the Axis powers in 1941. As a reward Hitler elevated the puppet state to the status of a kingdom under the leadership of the fascist Ante … Continue reading

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Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

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Duke of Castro Abolishes Salic Law

  May 16, 2016 at 5:04 am by

The Duke of Castro, one of the claimants of the defunct throne of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, announced that he had changed the succession laws of his family. He abolished the Salic law and made the succession gender neutral. The duke only has two daughters: princessses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara. The duke announced the change yesterday, the day that both daughters received their Holy confirmation in Rome, … Continue reading

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Cigarette Reduces Schloss Ebenzweier To Ashes

  May 12, 2016 at 9:33 am by

Schloss Ebenzweier in Altmünster, Austria, has burnt down on monday. A burning cigarette that was thrown into the castle’s rose garden is the most likely cause of the fire. The castle’s history goes back to 1292. In 1830 it was sold to Archduke Maximilian Joseph of Austria-Este. After his death in 1863  the castle was inherited by his niece Archduchess Maria Theresia. In 1891 she sold the castle to Prince … Continue reading

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