Duke and Duchess of Vendôme Expecting Third Child

  January 31, 2014 at 12:34 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme

It was recently announced that Prince Jean, Duke of Vendôme and his wife Philomena, Duchess of Vendôme are expecting their third child, which according to reports, is due in the summer of 2014. The couple married in a civil ceremony on March 19, 2009 in Paris, and again in a religious ceremony on May 2, 2009 in Senlis, France. Philomena is originally from Spain. Jean and Philomena have two children: … Continue reading

Prince of Asturias Turns 46

  January 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm by

Prince Felipe

The Prince of Asturias turns 46 years old on January 30th. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne was born in Madrid to the then Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia in 1968. He was baptised on the 8th of February as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia at the Zarzuela Palace chapel by the Archbishop of Madrid. Chosen as his godparents were … Continue reading

King Abdullah, Prince Hashem Celebrate Their Birthdays Today

  January 30, 2014 at 8:41 am by

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Its not one birthday celebration today but two for King Abdullah II’s family. Today, January 30, both King Abdullah and Prince Hashem share the same birthdays. King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein was born on 30 January 1962 in Jordan. His parents are the late King Hussein and a British mother, Princess Muna al-Hussein. King Abdullah became King of Jordan on February 7, 1999 when his father King Hussein passed away. … Continue reading

Dutch Introductory Visit To Italy

  January 27, 2014 at 12:04 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima paid an introductory visit to Italy on Thursday January 23rd. The Royal Couple were received at Quirinale, the Presidential Palace by the Italian President Giorgio Napolitano. After posing for a series of photos, the Royal Couple had a private meeting with the President. After the meeting with the Italian President, King and the Queen met the Italian Prime Minister, Enrico Letta at the Palazzo Chigi, … Continue reading

Margrethe and Henrik Take Felix To Handball Final

  January 27, 2014 at 4:26 am by

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Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik took their second eldest grandson, Prince Felix, with them yesterday afternoon when they attended the final match of the European Handball Championships in Herning. The final match saw Denmark take on France (the native land of the Prince Consort) at the Jyske Bank Boxen. Unfortunately for the spectators, the home team were unable to overcome the domineering French team, going down 41-32. After the … Continue reading

Charlene, Princess of Monaco Celebrates 36th Birthday

  January 27, 2014 at 2:43 am by

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The Princess of Monaco (often referred to as Princess Charlene of Monaco) celebrated her 36th birthday on Saturday, January 25th. Born Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock in Rhodesia, now modern day Zimbabwe, in 1978, the future Princess is of English and German decent. In 1989, the Wittstock family relocated to South Africa. Prior to her marriage, Charlene was a celebrated swimmer and represented South Africa at the 2000 Olympic Games in … Continue reading

Maria Cristina of Savoy’s Beatification

  January 27, 2014 at 2:35 am by

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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

UAE President Recovering After Suffering A Stroke

  January 25, 2014 at 11:56 am by

Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan

President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has suffered a stroke and underwent surgery on Friday, January 24. In a statement released on Saturday, January 25 by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs, it said “The Ministry announces that President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan suffered a stroke on Friday morning, 24th January. He immediately underwent a surgical operation. His health is now … Continue reading

The Death Of Princess Maria Margarita Of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  January 25, 2014 at 11:48 am by

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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

Caroline, Princess Of Hanover Turns 57

  January 24, 2014 at 2:28 am by

Princess Caroline of Monaco, The Princess of Hannover

Her Royal Highness Caroline, The Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess of Monaco celebrated her 57th birthday on January 23rd. The ever popular Princess was born in Monaco and is the eldest child of Rainier III, Prince of Monaco & the iconic Princess Grace. The Princess was christened Caroline Louise Marguerite Grimaldi at a lavish Roman Catholic ceremony in March 1957 at the Monaco Cathedral by the Archbishop of Monaco. Princess … Continue reading

Tindall Daughter Named Mia Grace

  January 23, 2014 at 8:55 pm by

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Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have revealed the name of their newborn daughter. The couple has chosen the names Mia Grace. “For everyone who has asked what our daughters name, it’s Mia Grace Tindall,” Mike wrote on his Twitter account earlier today. Mia was born on January 17th, at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. She is the first child for Zara and Mike; the third grandchild of the Princess Royal and the … Continue reading

Royal of the Month: Catherine de’ Medici

  January 22, 2014 at 10:00 am by

Catherine de' Medici during her time as Queen of France

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

On This Day: Death of Margaret of Prussia

  January 22, 2014 at 9:07 am by

Landgravine Margaret of Hesse, born Princess of Prussia

Today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the death of the Dowager Landgravine of Hesse, Margaret of Prussia. Born in April 1872 at the New Palace in Potsdam, Princess Margaret was the youngest child of Frederick III, German Emperor and Victoria, Princess Royal. Her siblings were the future Wilhelm II, Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen, Prince Heinrich, Prince Sigismund, Viktoria of Schaumburg-Lippe, Prince Waldemar and Sophie of Greece. Her godparents were Emperor Pedro … Continue reading

President Hollande Visits the Netherlands

  January 21, 2014 at 11:46 pm by

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The President of the Republic of France, Francois Hollande, yesterday paid a visit to the Netherlands. President Hollande was greeted by King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima (who repeated the icy blue dress with large bell sleeves first seen in November last year) in the courtyard of Noordeinde Palace, where the King and President inspected a guard of honour before the national anthems of both nations - Wilhelmus and La Marseillaise - were played. The official … Continue reading

Princess Birgitta of Sweden’s 77th Birthday

  January 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm by

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Princess Birgitta of Sweden celebrated her birthday on January 19. Princess Birgitta was born on 19 January 1937 at Haga Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Her parents are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She has four siblings; Princess Margaretha, Princess Désirée, Princess Christina and King Carl XVI Gustaf. In 1959, Princess Birgitta met her future husband Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern at a … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Turns 41

  January 21, 2014 at 7:00 am by

An official photograph of Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

The Queen of the Belgians celebrated her 41st Birthday on January 20th. Queen Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz was born in Uccle on the 20th of January 1973. Her late father, Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz was a member of the untitled Belgian nobility and her mother is Polish Countess Anna Maria Komorowska. Mathilde is the eldest child of four siblings. Sadly, her sister Marie-Alix was killed in a car accident in 1997 which … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar of Spain’s Son Marries In Miami

  January 21, 2014 at 6:55 am by

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Don Juan Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon, Viscount de la Torre has married his American girlfriend, Winston Carney, in Miami. The Viscount is the eldest son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz and her late husband Don Luis Gomez-Acebo, Viscount de la Torre. In April of this year, Winston gave birth to their first child a son, Nicholas Gomez-Acebo. No members of the extended Spanish Royal Family were present … Continue reading

Princess Ingrid Alexandra Turns 10

  January 21, 2014 at 3:03 am by

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Today, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrates her 10th birthday. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on January 21st, 2004 and is second in line of succession to the Norwegian throne. Her godparents include King Harald, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Felipe of Asturias, Princess Märtha Louise and Marit Tjessem, … Continue reading

The Countess of Wessex’s 49th Birthday

  January 21, 2014 at 1:51 am by

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The Countess of Wessex, Sophie, celebrated her 49th birthday on January 20. Sophie Rhys Jones was born on 20 January 1965 in Oxford, England. She is the second child and first daughter of Christopher Bournes Rhys Jones and his wife, Mary O’Sullivan. Sophie has an elder brother, David. She grew up in Brenchley, Kent, in England and attended Dulwich Preparatory School and Kent College. She later trained to be a … Continue reading

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands Turns 71

  January 20, 2014 at 3:31 am by

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands celebrated her 71st birthday on January 19th. The Princess is a younger sister of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and a maternal aunt of the present monarch, King King Willem-Alexander. Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa, Canada during the exile of the Dutch Royal Family following the German occupation of the Kingdom. The Princess was the third daughter of Juliana of the Netherlands and … Continue reading

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