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!

Hereditary Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Pregnant

  December 12, 2013 at 5:02 am by

Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha at the June 2013 wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha are expecting their first child. The infant is expected to make his or her appearance in late spring 2014. The news was confirmed by royal historian Arturo Beeche. Prince Hubertus, the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Princess Kelly were married in May 2009. The couple currently live in Coburg, Germany where the Prince is a member … Continue reading

Queen Rania Joins Instagram

  December 11, 2013 at 1:56 pm by

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In addition to Her Majesty’s Twitter, Facebook & Youtube, Queen Rania of Jordan launched this week her official Instagram account. The Queen, who is one of the world’s most influential leaders on social media, published on her Instagram page a few photos of her latest appearance attending the memorial service of former South African President Nelson Mandela that took place yesterday in Soweto city. Queen Rania is using social media … Continue reading

Prince Joachim of Belgium Turns 22

  December 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm by

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December 9th, 2013 Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este celebrated his 22nd birthday on December 9th. The Prince is the eldest son of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este. Currently the Prince is 8th in the Belgian line of succession. Most recently Prince Joachim attended the abdication ceremony of his grandfather, Albert II, and enthronement ceremony of his uncle, King Philippe, in July of this … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Attend 2013 Nobel Prize Awards

  December 10, 2013 at 10:16 pm by

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On December 10, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Christina attended the Nobel Prize Awards. Also present were Countess Bettina Bernadotte and her husband Philipp Haugg. The Nobels are in memory of the Prizes’ founder, Alfred Nobel, and are a tradition for the Swedish Royal Family since 1901. Usually, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Madeleine attend the ceremony, but due to other reasons were … Continue reading

Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange Turns 10

  December 8, 2013 at 10:02 pm by

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Catharina-Amalia, the Princess of Orange, Princess of the Netherlands, Princess of Orange-Nassau celebrated her 10th birthday on December 7th. The Princess is the eldest child of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. Following the April abdication of her grandmother, Beatrix, and accession of her father as King, Catharina-Amalia became Princess of Orange and heiress apparent to the Dutch throne. The Princess also has two younger sisters, Princess Alexia … Continue reading

The Duke & Duchess Of Cambridge Attend Movie Premiere

  December 7, 2013 at 2:37 pm by

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On December 5, The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the Royal Film Performance 2013, the UK Premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom, at the Odeon Leicester Square, London. The film is the life story of Nelson Mandela. Shortly before the end of the movie, it was announced that Nelson Mandela passed away at the age of 95 years old at his home in Johannesburg. As the couple left … Continue reading

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