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Princess Margarita and Tjalling ten Cate Expecting 2nd Child

  November 20, 2010 at 11:25 am by

HRH Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, and Tjalling ten Cate are expecting their second child in the spring of 2011. The couple were married on May 3, 2008, and their first child, Julia, was born on September 3, 2008. Princess Margarita is the daughter of the late Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos Hugo, and his former wife, Princess Irene of the Netherlands, one of the younger … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria in The Netherlands

  October 29, 2010 at 8:43 am by

A cross country royal event took place yesterday evening, when Crown Princess Victoria attended the 50th Anniversary Royal Gala evening for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce in The Netherlands. Also in attendance at the gala were HRH The Prince of Oranje and the Duke of Parma and his wife Annemarie. The duke and duchess celebrated their civil wedding this spring. The religious wedding was postponed due to the death of … Continue reading

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Prince Sixte Henri Tries to Stop Japanese Pop Art Exposition at Versailles

  October 25, 2010 at 7:44 am by

Prince Sixte Henri of Bourbon-Parma (uncle of the Duke of Parma) and a palace of Versailles defence group are trying to start a law suit to stop the exhibition of the works of Japanese artist Takashi Murakami. Twenty two works of neo-pop-art artist Murakami are exhibited in the palace of Versailles and its gardens from September 14th to December 12th 2010. Murakami is regarded as a founder of the ‘super … Continue reading

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The Duke of Parma Passed Away

  August 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm by

His Royal Highness Duke Carlos Hugo of Parma and Piacenza, Prince of Bourbon-Parma passed away yesterday morning in Barcelona, aged 80. He was suffering of cancer since February 2008, and early this month was hospitalized after his health condition deteriorated. Prince Hugues Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris on 8 April 1930, the second of the six children of Prince Xavier (son of the last reigning Duke Roberto I … Continue reading

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

  June 17, 2010 at 11:22 am by

On June 12th prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma married Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel in a civil ceremony at the city hall of Wijk bij Duurstede. Prince Carlos is the eldest son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of the Netherlands. After the civil ceremony Annemarie can now call herself Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, Duchess of Piacenza, Duchess of Madrid. She however told the press that she will continue using … Continue reading

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Tuscan Holiday for Prince Emanuele Filiberto and Family

  April 7, 2010 at 11:30 am by

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, son and heir of one of the pretenders to the Italian throne, took his wife and family on a holiday in Tuscany for Easter. The prince of Piedmont and Venice, his wife the French actress Clothilde Coureau and his daughters princesses Vittoria (6) and Luisa (3) were pictured while cycling through the streets of the idyllic Forte dei Marmi. The family was later pictured on … Continue reading

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Dutch Prime Minister Receives ‘Planet First!’ from Prince Carlos

  February 3, 2010 at 11:17 am by

On Monday Dutch Prime Minister Jan-Peter Balkenende received the statement of principles of ‘Planet First!’, from the Nationale Postcodeloterij (National Postal Code Lottery) and the Institute for Sustainable Innovation & Development (ISID). The chairman of the ISID is Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, son of the duke of Parma and princess Irene of The Netherlands. The prince was accompanied by Boudewijn Poelmann, chairman of the Nationale Postcodelotterij. The report is a … Continue reading

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Prince Carlos and Annemarie Will Marry In Brussels

  January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm by

For the first time since Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma got engaged to the Dutch journalist Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel, he gave a short interview to the Dutch magazine ‘Royalty’. In the interview the prince says that he asked Annemarie to marry him during a picnic at a pond in the park of Palace het Loo in Apeldoorn. The prince also reveals that he first asked Annemarie’s father, former politician Hans … Continue reading

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Emanuele Filiberto and Clothilde at Balmain Flagship Opening

  January 27, 2010 at 12:15 pm by

Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy and his wife Princess Clothilde were in Paris this Monday evening to attend the opening of the new Balmain flagship store. The opening attracted a lot of the rich and famous in Paris. Some of the other people who attended the launch were Paul and Luana Belmondo, singer Patrick Bruel, Leatitia Halliday and actress Vahina Giocante. The prince and princess regulary attend society events in … Continue reading

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1930-2010: The wedding of Prince Umberto and Princess Maria José

  January 8, 2010 at 10:37 am by

Prince Umberto of Savoy and Princess Maria José of Belgium (later King Umberto II and Queen Maria José of Italy) married in Roma on 8 January 1930, eighty years ago. The celebrations lasted 6 days, and were a glittering show of the state of well-being of Italy and of the power of the fascist government. On 5 January the members of the Belgian Royal Family and their retinue arrived by … Continue reading

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Queen Beatrix Meets Michael Gorbatsjov At the ‘Club of Rome’

  October 29, 2009 at 7:28 am by

On Monday, Queen Beatrix of The Netherlands attended a meeting of the ‘club of Rome’ in Amsterdam. Former president of the USSR, Michael Gorbatsjov, also attended the meeting, as he is a honorary member of the club. The club of Rome is an association that was founded in the late 60-ties by European scientists who were worried about the state of the world. During the Global Assembly, a two day … Continue reading

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1929-2009 Engagement of Prince Umberto and Princess Marie José

  October 24, 2009 at 4:35 am by

80 years ago the engagement was announced between HRH Prince Umberto of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont, and HRH Princess Maria José of Belgium. The union between the 25-years-old son and heir of King Vittorio Emanuele III and Queen Elena of Italy and the 23-years-old daughter of King Albert I and Queen Elisabeth of the Belgians was planned since the two Princes were only children – probably during the First World … Continue reading

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Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma To Marry Dutch Journalist

  October 7, 2009 at 12:46 pm by

Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma, the eldest son of the Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of The Netherlands, will get married. The family announced today that the prince will marry Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel next year. Prince Carlos Javier Bernardo of Bourbon-Parma, Prince of Piacenza, was born in Nijmegen on 27 January 1970. He studied Economy, History and Political Sciences at the Wesleyan University in Connecticut and Demographics and Philosophy … Continue reading

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First Wedding Anniversary for Prince Aimone and Princess Olga

  September 27, 2009 at 11:29 am by

One year ago, on 27 September 2008, the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Apulia, and Princess Olga of Greece took place in Patmos, the wonderful Greek island in the Aegean sea. The Prince and Princess got engaged in 2005, and married in a civil ceremony in the Italian Embassy in Moscow on 16 September 2008, after having asked and obtained the allowance for the … Continue reading

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Trial for Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy

  September 25, 2009 at 5:37 pm by

Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy, the 72 year old son of the late King Umberto II of Italy and his wife Queen Maria José, will be put on trial, accused of having took part in criminal association with the purpose of corruption of officials. The trial will begin on 21 December 2009, at 9.30am in Potenza, Italy. He has told to the press to trust in the verification of the facts, … Continue reading

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September 1859, the Failed Plot in Naples Court

  September 17, 2009 at 3:45 pm by

150 years ago, the Italian peninsula was divided in several States; one of them, the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies, was ruling over all the south of Italy and the Sicily; another one, the Kingdom of Sardinia, was beginning to expand itself and to conquer several other Italian regions. On 22 May 1859, King Ferdinando II of the Two Sicilies died in Caserta. His very reactionary politic, fully supported by … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Parma

  September 2, 2009 at 12:53 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Maria Cristina of Bourbon-Parma died yesterday in Wien, aged 84. She was born in Wien on 7 June 1925, the eighth and youngest daughter of Prince Elias of Bourbon-Parma and his wife Maria Anna, née Archduchess of Austria. Her paternal grandparents were Roberto I, the last Duke of Parma, and his first wife Maria Pia, a daughter of King Ferdinando II of the Two Sicilies; her … Continue reading

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Christening of Prince Umberto of Savoy

  July 20, 2009 at 5:04 pm by

HRH Prince Umberto of Savoy, Prince of Piedmont, has been baptized on Saturday, 18 July 2009. The ceremony took place in Giuggianello, near Lecce, in Apulia, the Italian region Umberto’s father is Duke of. The godparents of the little Prince are HRH Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy, for whom Princess Bianca, Countess Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga stood proxy, and Count Carlo Radicati di Primeglio; Prince Umberto has been christened by his distant cousin, … Continue reading

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Royals Vote In European Elections

  June 8, 2009 at 6:05 am by

Over the last few days all member states of the European Union organised elections for the European parlament. Belgium’s royal family set a good example and all adult members of the royal family were pictured while visiting the polling stations. The duke and duchess of Brabant voted at a polling station in Laeken, as did princess Astrid, her husband Lorenz and their two eldest children prince Amedeo and princess Maria … Continue reading

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Royals in Valentino: from Wedding Dresses to Daytime Suits

  June 1, 2009 at 11:11 am by

Italian designer Valentino has been designing wedding dresses for future Queens to daytime suits worn by varioues royals in Europe and the Middle East. Valentino’s creations are worn by Queens, Crown Princesses and Princesses. Most of his creations worn by royals have been shown on either the Haute Couture runway or on the pret-a-porter runway and altered. Valentino designed Princess Máxima’s pre-wedding dress which was made out of orange embroidered … Continue reading

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