“Road To The Crown” Exhibition Opens at Marienburg

  May 1, 2014 at 12:56 am by

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The heirs of Hanover yesterday officially opened The Road To The Crown – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers exhibition celebrating the history of the Hanoverian Kingdom. Prince Ernst August Jr and Prince Christian, sons of Prince Ernst August V, welcomed 250 guests to Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen for the opening. Among the guests were Prince Heinrich of Hanover, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

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As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

Princess Margarita and Prince Radu Visit Israel

  April 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm by

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Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania have paid the first visit of a member of the Romanian Royal Family to Israel since the state’s formation in 1948. The couple arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday, where they spent the day at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), meeting with various politicians: Ruth Calderon, Deputy Speaker; Yael German, Minister of Health; and Zeev Elkin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Topics of discussion … Continue reading

Birth of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  April 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm by

Hereditary Princess Kelly and Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

On 30 April, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their first child, a girl, Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The little Princess’s full name is Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. She is the first daughter and child of Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly, as well as the first grandchild of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife, Carin. The then Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt … Continue reading

175 Years of Luxembourg Independence

  April 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

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Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family yesterday attended an academic session to mark the 175th anniversary of Luxembourg’s independence as established by the Treaty of London. Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (wearing a lilac sheath dress and matching jacket), Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie (in a white jacket and navy pants) attended the session at the Cercle Cité in Luxembourg City, which saw 300 invited guests … Continue reading

Prince Harry And Cressida Bonas Split

  April 30, 2014 at 6:31 am by

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After two years of dating, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have split. There where rumors swirling the internet that the 29 year old Prince was about to propose to Cressida but sources say that “paused for a breather”. The rumors started when Prince Harry and the 25 year old where seen together together at the Wembley Arena at a We Day UK charity event about a month ago. Sources say … Continue reading

Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

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Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

Princess Benedikte Turns Seventy

  April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

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Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg celebrates her 70th birthday on April 29th. The Princess is a younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the second daughter of the future King Frederik IX of Denmark and his wife, Princess Ingrid of Sweden, and has a younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. The Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in … Continue reading

Infanta Sofía Turns Seven

  April 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Infanta Sofia of Spain at Easter Mass; 20-04-2014

Infanta Sofía of Spain celebrates her 7th birthday on April 29th. Sofía is the youngest daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias; he has an older sister, Infanta Leonor. Infanta Sofía was born at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid in 2007. The Infanta was baptised Sofía de Todos los Santos infront of the Palace Chapel of Zarzuela in July 2007. The name Sofia was chosen in honour of her paternal … Continue reading

Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

The flag of the Vatican City

Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

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The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

Royal of the Month: Brian Boru

  April 27, 2014 at 1:02 am by

A sculpture of Brian Boru outside the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle

For April’s Royal of the Month, I have chosen Ireland’s most famous High King – or in Irish, Ard Rí – Brian Boru, who was slain 1,000 years ago on April 23rd, 1014. The exact date of Brian’s birth has been debated over the centuries, but its believed he was born c.941 in Kincora, Killaloe County Clare. His father, Cennétig mac Lorcáin, was the King of Munster and his mother, Bé Binn, was … Continue reading

The Duke of Anjou’s 40th Birthday

  April 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm by

Prince Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou

On 25 April, Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou, the current Bourbon pretender to the former French Throne, celebrated his fortieth birthday. Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou was born HRH Prince Louis Alphonse de Bourbon on 25 April 1974 in Madrid, Spain. He is the second son and youngest child of Alfonso de Borbón, Duke of Càdiz and his wife, Doña María del Carmen Martínez-Bordiù Franco, who herself is the granddaughter … Continue reading

New Photos of Princesses Estelle and Leonore Released

  April 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her newborn cousin, Princess Leonore, together on April 24. Princess Estelle seemed to be kissing her little cousin and playing with her toes. Princess Madeleine, Leonore’s mother, later published the photos on Facebook, with the caption “A cousin is a ready-made friend for life…” It was reported that Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

Duchess Of Cambridge’s Fashion In Australia Day 9

  April 24, 2014 at 11:34 am by

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On day 9 of the tour in the capital of Australia, Canberra, The Duchess of Cambridge choose to wear a green coat dress by Catherine Walker. The bespoke piece featured a full flare skirt, long sleeves and a belt. Catherine wore her LK Bennett nude pumps see here. This is the second time on this tour Catherine has worn Catherine Walker. The first time is when arriving in New Zealand. Later … Continue reading

The Duchess Wears Pale Pink McQueen On Day 8 In Australia

  April 23, 2014 at 5:04 am by

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Today, The Duchess of Cambridge has worn one of her favorite designers, Alexander McQueen. Catherine wore a pale pink wool skirt suit. The top featured a deep v neckline, peplum detailing on the waits and three quarter sleeves. The skirt was just below the knee and featured an A line cut. The Duchess accessorized the McQueen suit with LK Bennett nude pumps which we have seen a few times so … Continue reading

Easter Holidays with the Spanish Royal Family

  April 22, 2014 at 6:22 am by

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family arrived on the Balearic Island of Mallorca during the Holy Week to start the traditional short Easter Holidays at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca. Earlier last week, Her Majesty Queen Sofia accompanied by her younger sister, HRH Princess Irene of Greece were the first royal arrivals on the island. On Holy Tuesday, The Queen and her sister attended the German Requiem concert … Continue reading

A Look At Catherine’s Outfits On Day 7 Of Australia’s Tour

  April 22, 2014 at 6:11 am by

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The first outfit on day 7 of the royal tour, Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge wore a Roksanda Ilincic grey dress. The dress was held together at the waist with a belt. The Roksanda Ilincic was accessorized with her LK Bennett pumps and a suede clutch see here. Catherine later on changed into a second outfit for the brief walk at Ayers Rock. The more causal and relaxed look of the … Continue reading

Elizabeth II Celebrates Her 88th Birthday

  April 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm by

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Elizabeth II celebrated her 88th birthday on April 21. To mark the occasion, David Bailey released a new portrait of The Queen, which showed her smiling in black and white. A gun salute also took place today. The then Princess Elizabeth of York was born on April 21, 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London, in England. She is the eldest daughter and child of the then Prince Albert, … Continue reading

Guillaume and Stéphanie Attend Emaischen Festival

  April 21, 2014 at 9:10 pm by

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The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg spent some time at the traditional Emaischen festival in Luxembourg City today. Guillaume and Stéphanie were treated to music, dancing and displays of peckvillercher, hand-crafted ceramic birds. Traditionally, the birds are given as gifts between lovers. Guillaume was seen blowing into the tail of one bird, as the ceramics are designed as whistles. The festival is celebrated every year on Easter Monday, … Continue reading

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