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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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Engagement of Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and Albert Brenninkmeijer

  January 9, 2012 at 6:19 am by

The engagement of HRH Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and Albert Brenninkmeijer was officially announced today. The wedding will take place later this year. Princess Maria Carolina, Marchioness of Sala, Duchess of Guernica, is the fourth child and youngest daughter of the late Duke of Parma, Prince Carlos Hugo, and of his former wife, Princess Irene of the Netherlands. She has two older brothers, Prince Carlos [who is married to Princesss Anne-Marie, … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma Expect First Child Together

  November 25, 2011 at 12:55 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, announced that they are expecting their first child together late May 2012. The couple will celebrate their first wedding anniversary on 20 November, that is, they will then celebrate the anniversary of their religious wedding. Their civil wedding took place 12 June 2010. The Duke has a legally unrecognized son with Brigitte Klynstra, who was named after … Continue reading

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The Duke and Duchess of Parma Attend Exhibition Inauguration

  April 24, 2011 at 8:59 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie de Bourbon de Parma, and the Count of Bardi, Prince Jaime de Bourbon de Parma attended the inauguration of the exibition “Libri a Corte. Le biblioteche dei Duchi di Parma da raccolte private a patrimonio della Nazione unita” on April 16, 2011. The exhibition will remain open until July 25, 2011.

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Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Tjalling ten Cate Welcome Second Daughter

  February 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm by

HRH Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, and Tjalling ten Cate welcomed their second daughter, Paola Cecilia Laurentien, on February 25, 2011 at 18.05 h at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. Paola weight 2825 grams at birth. According to a spokesman, the parents are very grateful and intensely happy with the birth of their second daughter. The couple were married on May 3, 2008, and their first child, … Continue reading

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Duke and Duchess of Apulia release new picture of their son Umberto

  February 10, 2011 at 7:01 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Apulia, Prince Aimone and Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta, née Princess of Greece, have released a new picture of their son, Prince Umberto, Prince of Piedmont, via Unione Monarchica Italiana. The picture was taken in January 2011. Prince Aimone and Princess Olga’s engagement was announced in May 2005 and their wedding took place on September 16, 2008. Their son was born on March 7, 2009. More … Continue reading

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The Prince and Princess of Venice sponsor two boys from Kenya

  February 9, 2011 at 3:13 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Venice and Piedmont, Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Princess Clotilde of Savoy, have sponsored two boys, named Alan and Moses, from Kenya in January 2011. The couple was married on September 25, 2003, and their first daughter, Princess Vittoria, was born on December 29, 2003. Their second daughter, Princess Luisa, followed on August 16, 2006. The young Princesses joined their parents to meet the boys. More … Continue reading

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Religious Wedding for Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel

  November 20, 2010 at 3:20 pm by

Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, titular Duke of Parma and Piacenza, and Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel got married today in a religious ceremony, which took place in Bruxelles at the Abbey of La Cambre. Carlos and Annemarie, now styled HRH the Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, married in a civil ceremony in Wijk bij Duurstede (The Netherlands) on 12 June; their religious marriage was set to take place on 28 … Continue reading

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