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

Princess Claire of Belgium Turns 40

  January 19, 2014 at 3:15 am by

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Princess Claire of Belgium celebrated her 40th birthday on January 18th. The Princess who is the wife of Belgian Prince Laurent was born Claire Louise Coombs in Bath, England on the 18th of January 1974. Her parents later resettled near Brussels in Belgium. Claire’s mother is infact Belgian. Claire has an older sister Joanna and a younger brother Matthew. In April 2003, Claire married Prince Laurent of Belgium, the second … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Of Sweden To Give Birth In New York

  January 19, 2014 at 2:13 am by

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The Royal Court has announced that Princess Madeleine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland will give birth to her daughter in New York City instead of Sweden, which was her parent’s wishes. As the little princess will be born in North America, she may not have succession rights based on future arrangements (to be in line for the Swedish Throne, a royal must be raised in Sweden.) Here is the announcement … Continue reading

Baby Girl for Zara and Mike Tindall

  January 17, 2014 at 8:18 am by

Zara Phillips & Mike Tindall.

Buckingham Palace has announced that Zara Phillips has given birth to a healthy baby daughter. The infant was born today, January 17, at the Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. Mike Tindall, Zara’s husband, was present for the birth, the baby weighing 3510grams. The Palace stated that a name will be released in due course. Baby Tindall is 16th in line for the throne and is the third granddaughter of the Princess Royal and … Continue reading

Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Visits France

  January 17, 2014 at 4:37 am by

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The Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, General Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has paid a one day visit to Paris, France. During the visit, the Crown Prince held talks with French President Francois Hollande at the Elysee Palace. The two leaders discussed regional issues and co-operation between the two countries. General Sheikh Mohamed also met with Jean-Yves Le Drian, the … Continue reading

Princess Michael of Kent Turns 69

  January 17, 2014 at 2:27 am by

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Princess Michael of Kent celebrated her 69th birthday on January 15th. Born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz towards the closing stages of World War II near the family estates at Karlsbad in the modern Czech Republic, the Princess has an older brother, Baron Frederick von Reibnitz who was born in 1942. Following the expulsion of the German population from that area, later that year, the family emigrated to Mozambique and … Continue reading

Vote in the December 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  January 15, 2014 at 2:20 am by

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Please vote in the December 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royals Dancing. The polls will remain open until 30 January 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Félix and Claire of Luxembourg Expecting First Child

  January 14, 2014 at 8:04 am by

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The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first child. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Duchess, with great joy, announce that Prince Félix and Princess Claire are expecting their first child,” read the statement released by the court. The infant is due in June. Prince Félix and Princess Claire were married in September last year.

The Duchess of Cambridge’s 32nd Birthday

  January 10, 2014 at 12:31 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 32nd birthday on January 9. It is not known how Kate will celebrate her birthday, but many magazines and newspapers have been speculating about her celebrations. The Duchess of Cambridge (née Catherine [better known as "Kate"] Elizabeth Middleton) was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Berkshire, England. Her parents are Michael and Carole (née Goldsmith) Middleton and her siblings … Continue reading

Duke of Cambridge Begins 10 Week Study Course at St John’s College, Cambridge

  January 8, 2014 at 4:56 am by

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On January 7, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, began a 10 week course in agricultural management at St John’s College at Cambridge University. The course is organized by The Cambridge Programme for Sustainability Leadership. During the course, William will be participating in lectures with other PhD students, in some classes. The course has been designed to help him prepare with managing the Duchy of Cornwall estate once he inherits … Continue reading

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