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A Son For The Duke and Duchess of Parma

  April 26, 2016 at 8:01 am by

The Duchess of Parma gave birth to her third child, a son, on Sunday April 24 in The Hague. Prince Carlos Enrique Leonard, who is the new heir to the Headship of the House of Bourbon-Parma, was born at 8:58am local time and weighed 3,020grams. The Duke and Duchess, Carlos and Annemarie, have two daughters, Luisa and Cecilia. The Dukes of Parma with their two daughters

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Beatrice Steals The Show At The Rose Ball in Monaco

  March 19, 2016 at 11:34 pm by

The annual Bal de la Rose took place this evening at the Sporting Monte-Carlo, and Beatrice Borromeo, the wife of Pierre Casiraghi, stole the show in an extravagant ball gown. Donning a bright red strapless gown from Giambattista Valli that featured a voluminous tulle ruffled skirt, Beatrice stood out from the rest of the ladies in her family, who chose neutrals and pastels for the evening. Her hair was swept up into a … Continue reading

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Drinking and Dining for Charity

  March 14, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Princess Léa of Belgium, widow of Prince Alexandre, organised a charity dinner in Brussels city hall to raise money for her and her late husband’s foundation. The money that was raised during the dinner benifits a project of the  ‘Prince et Princesse Alexandre de Belgique’ foundation. The project will help the blind people of Belgium. The dinner wasn’t only attended by Princess Léa. Also present were Princess Maria Gabriella of … Continue reading

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Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister. Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, … Continue reading

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Duke of Parma Did Want To Be In Touch With His Son After All

  February 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

The Duke of Parma, eldest son of Princess Irene of The Netherlands, will soon face his own son in court. The son, Carlos Hugo Klynstra (born in 1997), went to court to ask for a name change: he wants his father’s last name and title. Dutch Royalty magazine ‘Royalty’ made a reconstruction of the situation and came to some remarkable conclusions. Up to now it was generally assumed that Duke … Continue reading

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Sweet Snaps Released of Parma Princess Carolina and Family

  February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm by

A few new photographs of Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her family have been released today. The Princess is shown at her home in Switzerland with husband Albert Brenneinkmeijer and their two children, 21-month-old Alaïa-Maria and baby Xavier, who was born in December. Prinses Carolina de Bourbon de Parme en Albert Brenninkmeijer met zoon Xavier Albert Alphons en dochter Alaïa-Maria pic.twitter.com/2MuuQKq6il — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) February 4, 2016 Carolina is a daughter … Continue reading

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‘No Sleep’ and George Clooney: Dutch Royals Flock To Theatres Three Days In A Row

  January 29, 2016 at 3:16 am by

The Dutch theatres were a popular desitation for their country’s royals this week. Last night Princess Beatrix visited the opening night of the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague. The former monarch was accompanied by her youngest son Constantijn and his wife Laurentien, who conveniently are living in The Hague themselves. Princess Laurentien repeated a Missoni dress from 2013. Princess Beatrix wore a black outfit and a brooch from the … Continue reading

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Which Outfit Do You Like Best? Princess of Venice At Elie Saab And Valentino

  January 28, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Royal life isn’t always a bed of roses. The Princess of Venice – French actress Clothilde Coureau- proved that yesterday while she rushed from fashion show to fashion show to have her photo taken during the Paris 2016 Houte Couture Spring/Summer fashion week. The wife of the heir to the defunct Italian throne attended the shows of Elie Saab and Valentino and even had time to change outfits and hairstyle … Continue reading

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Burglary At Dutch Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’

  January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm by

Newspaper De Telegraaf reveals that Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma has become the victim of a burglary. The Princess lives on the Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’ in Wassenaar with her husband Tjalling Ten Cate and their two daughters Julia and Paola . King Willem-Alexander and his family live in Villa Eikenhorst on the same estate. The burglary happened a month ago. The thief was possibly looking for gold and diamonds as … Continue reading

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Surprise Son for Princess Carolina, Marchioness of Sala

  December 18, 2015 at 5:54 pm by

On December 18, it was unexpectedly announced that Princess Carolina, Marchioness of Sala and her husband Albert Brenninkmeijer had welcomed their second child, a little boy named Xavier Albert Alphons Brenninkmeijer in Zürich, Switzerland two days earlier. Little Xavier is the younger brother of Alaïa-Maria, who was born on 20 May 2014, also in Zürich. Princess Carolina is the youngest child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and her late … Continue reading

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Third Child on the Way for the Duke and Duchess of Parma

  November 25, 2015 at 9:13 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma are expecting their third child it has been announced. Princess Annemarie is due to give birth in May 2016; the couple already has two daughters, Princesses Luisa and Cecilia. Next year will be a busy one for the main branch of the Bourbon-Parma family, as Prince Carlos’s brother Jaime and his wife Viktória are also expecting a baby around the same time. View image … Continue reading

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The Duke Of Calabria’s Funeral

  October 9, 2015 at 1:51 am by

On October 8, the Duke of Calabria’s burial and funeral took place at the Pantheon of Princes in El Escorial in San Lorenzo de El Escorial, a town near Madrid in Spain. Embed from Getty Images The funeral service was attended by the current and former monarchs of Spain (the late Duke had a close friendship with his cousin, King Juan Carlos) as well as Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina, … Continue reading

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Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria Has Died in Ciudad Real

  October 5, 2015 at 7:45 pm by

On October 5, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria died at his farm La Toledana in Retuerta del Bullaque, near the city of Ciudad Real, at the age of 77 after a long neurological illness and a stroke in 2012. He was one of two claimants to the headship of the House of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. Born in Switzerland in 1938, Carlos was the only son of Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria (himself … Continue reading

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Charlotte Casiraghi and Clotilde Courau At Montblanc Boheme Event

  July 10, 2015 at 6:01 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi and Clotilde Courau attended the Montblanc Boheme Cocktail Event which was held today at the Orangerie Ephemere in Paris. Clotilde Courau wore a sleeveless black lace dress matched with a gold belt. View image | gettyimages.com Charlotte Casiraghi wore a sleeveless black and white dress. Charlotte Casiraghi is the new face for the brands Bohème collection, starting from September, she will be featured in their advertising campaign. View … Continue reading

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The Rose Ball 2015 Goes Art Deco

  March 28, 2015 at 10:00 pm by

This year’s edition of the Bal de la Rose in Monaco took place last night with the theme ‘Le Rose Art Deco’. Prince Albert II and Princess Caroline hosted the annual gala dinner at Sporting de Monaco. Monaco’s Sovereign was accompanied to the event by his elder sister Caroline and two of her children, Pierre and Charlotte Casiraghi. Pierre brought along his long-term girlfriend, Beatrice Borromeo. Princess Charlene was due to … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Enjoy Family Day at ‘Jumping Amsterdam’

  February 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima took their two youngest daughters to the final day of Jumping Amsterdam at the Amsterdam RAI today. Princesses Alexia and Ariane enjoyed the main event of the day, the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, which was won by Dutch rider Willem  Greve on the mount Carambole. This year’s competition was the 56th time the event has been staged. The family was joined by the King’s cousin Princess Margarita … Continue reading

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Double Christening Within the House of Bourbon-Parma

  October 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm by

On October 4, Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was christened in a double ceremony with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer. The ceremony took place at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Princess Zita Clara was born on 21 February 2014 at the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the daughter of the Count and Countess of Bardi. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl For Princess Maria Carolina

  May 23, 2014 at 5:49 am by

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma has given birth to her first child, a girl. The infant was born on May 20 in Zürich, Switzerland, where Princess Maria Carolina lives with her husband, Albert Brenninkmeijer. The pair have been married since 2012. Maria Carolina and Albert have named their daughter Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile. The newborn is the sixth granddaughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and her late ex-husband, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. … Continue reading

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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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