Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy’s 77th Birthday

  December 31, 2013 at 3:28 am by

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Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy celebrated her 77th birthday on Christmas Day 2013. Princess Alexandra was born on Christmas Day 1936 at No. 3 Belgrave Square in London, England and is the only daughter and second eldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. She is also a granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary. She has two brothers; … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Christmas 2013

  December 31, 2013 at 3:22 am by

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family gathered at the Zarzuela Palace on Christmas Eve to watch the annual Christmas Message of His Majesty the King. This years Christmas Message is the 38th televised address by the Spanish Monarch. The King defend the unity of Spain and also spoke of the economic and financial crisis which has bedeviled the Spanish economy. Its believed that Infanta Cristina, accompanied by her husband and … Continue reading

Queen Silvia’s 70th Birthday

  December 27, 2013 at 5:04 am by

Queen Silvia of Sweden

On 23 December 2013, Queen Silvia celebrated her 70th birthday. Silvia’s birthday was celebrated with a gala performance at the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 December. On the day of her birthday, the flag was flown at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and a salute also took place. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born in Heidelberg, Germany on 23 December 1943. She is the younger child … Continue reading

65th Birthday Of The Late Queen Alia Al Hussein

  December 25, 2013 at 4:44 am by

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Jordan today marks the 65th anniversary of the birth of the late Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia was born on December 25th 1948 in the Egyptian capital. She was the only daughter of Baha Uddin Toukan, a Jordanian Ambassador, and Hanan Hashim. She spent her childhood in Egypt, Turkey, United States, London and Rome. She attended the Church School in London and the Rome Center of Liberal Arts of Loyola. … Continue reading

What to expect at 2013′s Christmas at Sandringham

  December 24, 2013 at 2:53 am by

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It has been said that 30 members of the Royal Family will be celebrating their Christmas with the Queen and Prince Philip at Sandringham, in Norfolk. Because of the large number of guests, some royals have been asked to sleep in the Servant’s Quarters and the servants have been asked to sleep elsewhere. Amongst those sleeping in the Servant’s Quarters will be the Viscount and Viscountess Linley and their two … Continue reading

Jordan’s Royal Family Enjoys Lunch Outside

  December 24, 2013 at 2:51 am by

The Jordanian Royal Family enjoys lunch at a local restaurant

King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were seen last Saturday enjoying a family lunch meal at a local restaurant in Amman city. The royal couple, who were accompanied by their eldest son Crown Prince Hussein and daughters Princesses Iman and Salma, ordered grills and humos dishes (a local middle eastern dish) as per the Queen’s twitter. Queen Rania shared a few photos of the royal lunch outside the … Continue reading

Infanta Elena Turns 50

  December 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

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Infanta Elena of Spain celebrates her 50th birthday on December 20th. The eldest child and daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia was born in Madrid in 1963. Her baptism took place at the Zarzuela Palace Chapel on December 27th; her godparents being her late grandmother, Princess Maria de las Mercedes de Borbón-Two Sicilies, Countess of Barcelona and her cousin, Infante Alfonso de Orleans y Borbón, Duke of Galliera. … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Release Christmas Cards

  December 20, 2013 at 12:50 pm by

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The Spanish Royal Court has released the official 2013 Spanish Royal Family Christmas cards this week. The first card was from the King and Queen, which featured a 16th century Nativity scene – the “Adoration of the Shepherds” – by Italian painter Jacopo Bassano, which forms part of the Collection of the National Museum of the Prado in Madrid. The second card released featured the Prince and Princess of Asturias … Continue reading

Cambridges to Tour Australia and New Zealand

  December 20, 2013 at 12:13 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will tour Australia and New Zealand in April next year, Kensington Palace announced last night. They will begin in New Zealand, spending approximately ten days in the country before travelling to Australia for a similar period of time. The Palace spokesman said that it is anticipated that the couple’s young son, Prince George, will accompany them on the trip, but a final decision will … Continue reading

Viscount Severn’s 6th Birthday

  December 20, 2013 at 12:00 am by

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On 17 December 2013, the Viscount Severn celebrated his sixth birthday. James, Viscount Severn was born on 17 December 2007 at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England. He is the only son and youngest child of The Earl and Countess of Wessex. He has an elder sister, Lady Louise, who was born on 8 November 2003. In 2008, he was admitted to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital as he had … Continue reading

Son For Charlotte Casiraghi

  December 18, 2013 at 9:42 am by

Charlotte Casiraghi and her partner Gad Elmaleh

Charlotte Casiraghi, the elder daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, has given birth to a son. He is the first child for Charlotte and her partner, Gad Elmaleh. The infant was born on December 17 at the Princess Grace Maternity Hospital in Monte Carlo. He has been named Raphaël. Like his first cousin, Sasha Casiraghi (who was born in March), baby Raphaël is upon birth not in line for the Monegasque throne. However, … Continue reading

Divorce In the Georgian Royal House

  December 17, 2013 at 9:33 pm by

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Almost five years after their dynasty uniting marriage, Prince David Bagration-Mukhrani and Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky have announced their divorce. “With much regret, I announce the end of my marriage with Anna Bagrationi, which I thank for the wonderful son we have in common,” Prince David said in an statement on the Georgian Royal House’s official website. Separation rumours have dogged the couple since their wedding, with reports in September 2009 coming … Continue reading

Maud Windsor Christened at St James’s Palace

  December 17, 2013 at 1:25 am by

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Little Maud Windsor, the four-month-old daughter of Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, was christened yesterday at the Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. The celebration was a small family affair, with the royal family only represented by the Kent branch. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, the infant’s grandparents, were photographed beaming from their car upon arrival to the palace for the service, accompanied by their daughter, Lady Gabriella. In keeping … Continue reading

New Portrait of Sweden’s Queen

  December 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm by

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To mark the upcoming 70th birthday of the Queen of Sweden, the Swedish Royal Court published a new portrait of the birthday girl. The portrait of Queen Silvia was taken in November, by Swedish photographer Julia Hetta. It was taken in Gustaf III’s Antique Museum in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For the sitting, the Queen wore the pale pink Valentino lace outfit she first wore to the christening of Princess … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Awards ‘Prince Claus Awards’

  December 15, 2013 at 5:04 am by

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On Wednesday December 11th, Princess Beatrix, Prince Constantijn, Princess Laurentien and Princess Mabel attended the “Prince Claus Award” ceremony. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima were absent this year. The King was in Johannesburg to attend the memorial service in memory of the former president of the Republic of South Africa, Nelson Mandela, and the Queen was on a visit to Ethiopia and Tanzania. The winner this year was Egyptian poet … Continue reading

Victoria, Daniel and Estelle Get Into The Festive Spirit

  December 14, 2013 at 10:26 am by

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On 13 December, the Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her parents. Earlier in the morning, Estelle and her mother were seen at the St. Lucia Morning which was held at the Royal Mews in Stockholm. The photos, which showed Estelle and her parents making gingerbread biscuits, were taken in the family’s residence, Haga Palace. Estelle wore a pretty navy patterned dress complete with a cute red … Continue reading

Sheikha Mozah and Royals Inaugurate “WISH”

  December 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm by

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Qatar Foundation Chairperson Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missnad inaugurated the World Innovation Summit for Health (WISH). The inauguration was held with a gala dinner with the attendance of Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco and the Duke of York, Prince Andrew. Sheikha Mozah spoke at the event by saying “Innovation is not only about finding better treatments, rather to produce methods to reduce the need for those treatments.” She went, … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Visits Hong Kong

  December 13, 2013 at 5:15 am by

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From December 4th to 7th, Queen Mathilde visited Hong Kong, China. On the evening of Wednesday, December 4th, Queen Mathilde attended the opening of the exhibitions “Dress Code” and “Design in Motion” in occasion of the “Hong Kong Business of Design Week (BoDW)”. Queen Mathilde was accompanied by the Foreign Minister Didier Reynders, the Flemish Minister-President Kris Peeters, the Vice-Minister-President of Wallonia Jean-Claude Marcourt and the Minister of Economy Céline … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Visits Herning

  December 13, 2013 at 12:32 am by

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Crown Princess Mary yesterday was in the city of Herning, where she visited the Lind Care and Activity Centre and attended the 2013 European Short Course Swimming Championships. First visiting the care centre, the Crown Princess had an early afternoon tea with 125 residents and staff of the centre. She was given a tour of the facility, seeing the woodwork room, the gym and the residential facilities. The care centre has … Continue reading

Vote in the November 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  December 12, 2013 at 12:46 pm by

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

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