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Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma Christened In Piacenza

  April 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm by

Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma’s christening took place on April 5 in Piacenza, Italy, in the city’s cathedral. Princess Cécilia was christened using water from the River Jordan, as is customary for all royal children. In 2012, her elder sister Princess Luisa was christened in Parma. Princess Cécilia’s full name is Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix. Cecilia honours her mother, Annemarie Cécilia; Maria honours her godmother, Princess Maria Cecilia; Johanna honours her godfather, … Continue reading

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Introducing Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

  February 27, 2014 at 12:21 am by

On 26 February, the first photos of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, the new daughter of The Count and Countess of Bardi, were released by PPE Agency, a Dutch photo agency. Altogether, there are four photos: one two of the family and two of little Zita. Zita’s cousin, Princess Cecilia, also had her first photos released on PPE last year. View the gallery here. Princess Zita was born at the Our … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl for Jaime and Viktória of Bourbon-Parma

  February 23, 2014 at 3:22 am by

On 21 February at 12:40 in the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma gave birth to her first child, a girl, named Zita Clara. Her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. She was named in honour of Empress Zita, her paternal great-great aunt, and her maternal great-great grandmother, Klára Killerman. She is the fifth grandchild of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, a sister to the … Continue reading

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Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma Appointed to Ambassadorship

  February 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, the Count of Bardi, was recently appointed as the Dutch Ambassador to the Vatican City. Prince Jaime has worked at the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi was born on 13 October 1972 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands. He is the second son and third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (sister of the former Queen Beatrix) … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Carolina Expecting First Child

  February 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm by

On 1 February, 2014 it was announced that Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her husband Albert Brenninkmeijer are expecting their first child. Maria Carolina is a godmother to Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau’s daughter Eliane van Vallonhoven. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala was born on 23 June 1974 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands and is the youngest daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (a sister of the … Continue reading

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Maria Cristina of Savoy’s Beatification

  January 27, 2014 at 2:35 am by

Maria Cristina of Savoy, Queen Consort of the Two-Sicilies was beatified at the Basilica of Santa Chiara in Naples, Italy on 25 January. Queen Maria Cristina was declared a Servant of God in 1872 and in 1937, she was declared a Venerable Servant of God. In 2013, Pope Francis authorised a decree recognising a miracle due to her intercession. A dinner (which was hosted by the Duke and Duchess of … Continue reading

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The Death Of Princess Maria Margarita Of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  January 25, 2014 at 11:48 am by

Princess Maria Margarita of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, the daughter of Prince Gabriel of Borbon-Two-Sicilies and his second wife, Princess Cecilia Lumbomirska, died on January 15 in Madrid aged 79. Princess Maria Margherita was born on 16 November 1934 in Warsaw, Poland. On 11 June 1962, she married Luis Gonzaga Maldonado y Gordon in Jerez de la Frontera. She has three daughters; Maria Margarita (born in 1963), Maria Claudia (born in 1965) and Maria … Continue reading

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Royal of the Month: Catherine de’ Medici

  January 22, 2014 at 10:00 am by

Catherine de’ Medici was born in Florence on April 13, 1519; her father was the Florentine Lorenzo II de’ Medici, Duke of Urbino and her French mother was Madeleine de La Tour d’Auvergne. Tragically, her mother died ten days after giving birth to Catherine, whilst her father died on May 4, leaving Catherine a sole orphan and heiress to a great fortune. The infant Catherine was raised by her paternal … Continue reading

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Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma Expecting First Child

  December 1, 2013 at 7:15 am by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma and his wife, Viktória, are expecting their first child. The news was announced as the couple attended the celebratory concert marking the 200th anniversary of the Kingdom of the Netherlands on Saturday evening in Scheveningen. The baby is due in February 2014. The couple were married in October this year, and live in The Hague. Prince Jaime works with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, while Princess Viktória is … Continue reading

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Introducing Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma

  November 23, 2013 at 6:26 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma have released a series of photographs of their newborn daughter, Princess Cécilia. Prince Carlos, Princess Annemarie and their elder daughter, Princess Luisa, pose with the one-month old infant in their home in The Hague. The photos show the infant with blonde hair like her sister, and dark eyes. Princess Cécilia was born over four weeks premature on October 17th at the Bronovo Hospital in … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for the Dukes of Parma

  October 19, 2013 at 4:42 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, have welcomed their second child, a daughter. Princess Annemarie gave birth to the infant, who has been named Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix, on October 17th at 14:07 at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. The infant weighed a small 1,500grams. Both Annemarie and Cécilia are expected to remain in hospital for the near future. Annemarie had been … Continue reading

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Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma Engaged

  August 12, 2013 at 8:33 am by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi has announced his engagement. The Prince is engaged to his Hungarian girlfriend of one year, Viktoria Cservenyák. The couple will marry on October 5th, at the Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Apeldoorn. A reception will follow at Het Loo Palace. Prince Jaime is the younger son of the late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of the Netherlands.

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The Duchess of Parma Expecting Second Child

  May 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm by

The Duchess of Parma, Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, is expecting her second child. The news was announced earlier today by the Duke and Duchess, who said they were “delighted” they were able to give their daughter a sibling. The new baby is due to make its arrival in late November. Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie were married in November 2010, and have a daughter, Princess Luisa, born in May 2012.

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Baby Girl for Prince Aimone and Princess Olga

  December 16, 2012 at 3:42 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Apulia welcomed their first daughter on December 14, 2012. The baby girl was born at 9:00 in Paris; she is the first daughter and third child of Prince Aimone and Princess Olga. The newborn Princess joins her elder brothers, Umberto and Amedeo. According to the press release from the House of Savoy, both mother and baby Princess are doing well. Prince Aimone, Duke of Apulia … Continue reading

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Royals Turn to Elie Saab For Luxembourg Wedding Gala

  October 25, 2012 at 9:09 am by

And the royals decided to wear Elie Saab. Lebanese designer Elie Saab, who shows at Paris Fashion Week, dressed seven royals at one gathering. The gathering was a reception dinner celebrating the marriage of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The most important person of the evening, Countess Stéphanie, wore a full embroidered grey gown with lace inserts and a low back draping see here . Her … Continue reading

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Luxembourg Royal Wedding Look-Back: Charlotte and Felix

  October 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm by

To mark the marriage of the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy this coming Friday and Saturday, the TRF blog will be stepping back in time and looking at past royal weddings in Luxembourg. We begin this series with the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and His Royal Highness Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma. Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix were married … Continue reading

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Presentation and Christening of Princess Luisa

  September 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie, presented their daughter, Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, to the Basilica Santa Maria della Steccata in Parma on 28 September 2012 in the presence of among others, Prince Jaime, Princess Margarita and Tjalling ten Cate, Princess Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer, and Hans and Ank Gualtherie van Weezel. The parents of Princess Annemarie, Hans and Ank, received the Order of Gran Priore … Continue reading

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Royal Anniversary: Death of Louise of Savoy

  September 22, 2012 at 7:18 am by

On September 22nd, 1531 Louise of Savoy, the formidable mother of King François I, died at Grez-sur-Loing, outside Paris. During the first 15 years of the reign of her son, Louise was the most powerful woman in the Kingdom of France. Though Louise was born a Princess and was never Queen of France, she was Queen Mother in all but name. Maternal, politically active and shrewd, Louise acted as Regent … Continue reading

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Wedding of Princess Maria Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer

  June 17, 2012 at 10:56 am by

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma married Albert Brenninkmeijer on 16 June 2012 at the Basilica San Miniato al Monte in Florence, Italy. The witnesses of the bride were Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Marthe Roemer-Visse. The witnesses of the groom were Cécile Coke-Brenninkmeijer, Roderick Brenninkmeijer and Prince Nicholas Doimi de Frankopan. Among the bridesmaid were Countess Eloise of Orange-Nassau; Julia ten Cate and Eliane van Vollenhoven. … Continue reading

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Baby Girl for the Dukes of Parma

  May 11, 2012 at 1:36 am by

The Duchess of Parma has given birth to a healthy baby girl. The infant Princess was born on May 9th, 2012. Princess Annemarie delivered the baby girl at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 16:30 with the assistance of Doctor Kim Boers. The newborn weighed in at 3,160 grams and measured 52 centimetres in length. The couple have named their daughter Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria. Irene is in … Continue reading

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