William and Catherine Visit Belfast

  March 9, 2011 at 4:34 am by

Prince William and Catherine Middleton in Belfast

A super-secret visit to Northern Ireland yesterday, March 8th, by Prince William and his fiancé, Catherine Middleton, was kept so hush-hush that organisers only confirmed the visit after the couple had arrived in Belfast. The couple were greeted by Belfast’s Lord Mayor, Pat Convery, and the Lord Lieutenant, Dame Mary Peters, as they disembarked their plane at an airport east of Belfast. Prince William and Miss Middleton’s first stop was … Continue reading

Ice Princess: Alexandra of Hannover Scores Silver (Again)

  March 9, 2011 at 3:56 am by

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On Saturday, March 5, Princess Alexandra of Hannover joined about 80 other Monegasque kids for the 10th edition of the Figure Skating Championships on the Principality’s frozen-over Quai d’Albert. The younger daughter of Princess Caroline of Monaco, and fifth in line to the Monegasque throne, is now 11 years old. She has been doing competitive figure skating for at least the past year. At the 9th edition of the Championships, … Continue reading

Vote in the February 2011 Picture of the Month Polls!

  March 8, 2011 at 12:09 pm by

Please vote in the February 2011 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Engagement Pictures. The polls will remain open until 29 of March, 2011.

January 2011 Picture of the Month Winners

  March 8, 2011 at 12:07 pm by

Announcing the winners of the January 2011 Picture of the Month Polls: January 2011 Official Picture of the Month: First Place: Picture – The Netherlands Second Place: Picture – Sweden Third Place: Picture – Morocco Candid 2010 (January 2011 Informal Poll): First Place: Picture – Sweden Second Place: Picture – Norway Third Place: Picture – Monaco 2010 Picture of the year: First Place: Picture – Sweden Second Place: Picture – … Continue reading

Crown Princess Maxima Back to Work

  March 5, 2011 at 11:10 am by

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After spending the winter holiday in Lech with the whole family, Princess Maxima is back to her duties. On March 03, Princess Maxima was present in the Laurentius and Elisabeth Cathedral in Rotterdam to attend the awards ceremony of the Best Learning Company and Best Practice 2010 Trainer of the Netherlands. Colo, the association of cooperating centers for vocational education and industry, organizes the annual awards ceremony on behalf of … Continue reading

Religious Wedding of Princess Nathalie & Alexander Johannsman Set for June 18

  March 3, 2011 at 7:08 am by

Engagement Nathalie & Alexander

The Danish Royal Cout announced today that the religious wedding of Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann will take place on June 18, 2011. The wedding will take place in the Evangelical Church in Bad Berleburg. The couple married civilly on May 27, 2010, and their first child, a son named Konstantin, was born on July 24, 2010. The Princess is the youngest daughter of Fürst Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Family – February Events

  March 1, 2011 at 3:21 pm by

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King Carl Gustaf & Queen Silvia; Feb 2nd – The King and Queen delivered the Medals of the King in the royal palace in Stockholm. Feb 3rd – King Carl Gustaf handed out the Swedish Quality Award 2010 during a ceremony at the Clarion Hotel in Stockholm. Feb 9th – King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia flew to Thailand for a vacation, they continued to China. Feb 10th – The … Continue reading

Royal Biopic Wins Film’s Highest Honour

  March 1, 2011 at 2:48 am by

Promotional poster for The King's Speech

A film about the stutter of Britain’s King George VI has taken out Hollywood’s most coveted award – the Best Picture Academy Award. The King’s Speech, directed by Brit Tom Hooper, was the odds-on favourite to take home the award, and left the Kodak Theatre the major winner of the night; also winning Best Director for Tom Hooper, Best Actor for Colin Firth (in his role as King George VI) … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – February 2011

  March 1, 2011 at 12:00 am by

The genealogy threads, here at The Royal Forums, are now 2 months old and we would like to use this blog entry to say thank you to the contributors of these threads. Royal births and pregnancies Prince Alexander and Princess Elisabeth of Auersperg-Breunner, had their 2nd son and 2nd child together. Prince Balthasar joins older brother, Prince Aloysius, and older halfsister, Emilia, daughter of Princess Elisabeth and her first husband, … Continue reading

Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco Celebrates her 4th Birthday

  February 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm by

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HRH Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, the second child and only daughter of King Mohammed and Princess Lalla Salma, celebrated her 4th birthday on February 28, 2011. To celebrate her birthday, a picture of the Princess, her parents and her older brother, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, was released. If you wish to view a HQ version of the picture, follow the link on the right and scroll down. Back in … Continue reading

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie Announce Wedding Date

  February 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm by

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Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the Royal House of Prussia and head of the German Imperial House, and Princess Sophie of Isenburg have announced their wedding date. The wedding is to take place on August 27, 2011, at the Friedenskirche in Potsdam. Around 700 guests are to attend and on the eve before their wedding the annual concert in aid of the “Princess Kira of Prussia Foundation” will … Continue reading

Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Tjalling ten Cate Welcome Second Daughter

  February 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm by

Wedding Margarita & Tjalling

HRH Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, and Tjalling ten Cate welcomed their second daughter, Paola Cecilia Laurentien, on February 25, 2011 at 18.05 h at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. Paola weight 2825 grams at birth. According to a spokesman, the parents are very grateful and intensely happy with the birth of their second daughter. The couple were married on May 3, 2008, and their first child, … Continue reading

Catherine’s Official Royal Engagement Debut

  February 28, 2011 at 8:59 am by

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Ms Catherine Middleton has undertaken her first official royal engagement, during a visit to Wales with fiancé, Prince William; followed by a visit to Scotland. The first engagement took place on Thursday February 24th, when the duo were in Anglesey, Wales for the dedication of the Welsh Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station’s newest lifeboat, the ‘Hereford Endeavour’. Around 2,000 locals turned up in the town which Prince William and Ms Middleton … Continue reading

New Stamps for Luxembourg Milestones

  February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm by

The stamp issued to mark Grand Duke Jean's 90th birthday

To mark two major milestones in the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family in 2011, the Luxembourg postal service, P&TLuxembourg, has released two stamps featuring the individuals who will mark round birthdays. The first stamp is to commemorate former Grand Duke Jean’s 90th birthday, which took place on January 5th. The second commemorates the 30th birthday of the Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume, which will take place on November 11th. The stamps can … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Family Host Official Dinner

  February 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm by

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On Thursday 24th, February the King and Queen hosted an official dinner at the Royal Palace. Invited were representatives of the diplomatic corps, parliament, government, departments and authorities, Swedish science, culture, sports and Swedish businesses. Approximately 150 guests were received and welcomed by the King, Queen, Crown Princess and Prince Daniel in the White Sea. The dinner took place in Karl XI’s gallery. The King accompanied the President’s wife, psychiatrist … Continue reading

First Official Pictures of the New Prince and Princess of Denmark

  February 25, 2011 at 10:30 am by

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The Danish Royal Court released the first official pictures of the newborn Prince and Princess of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The pictures include a picture of the new Prince, a picture of the new Princess, two pictures of the little Prince and Princess and two pictures of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess with the twins. The twins were born … Continue reading

Nordic World Ski Championships in Olso

  February 25, 2011 at 8:25 am by

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On Wednesday evening the Royal couple and the Crown Prince family attended the opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Olso. They watched the King’s Guard and The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces showed the way for the 1700 children, who represented the participating nations and walked from the Palace Square down Palace Hill to University Square. In the evening the Royals attended a … Continue reading

King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II has published the English version of his memoir “Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace” last week. The book, which is the first by the 49 year old Hashemite King, focuses on the Middle East peace process, as well as His Majesty’s life journey from childhood to the Hashemite throne and the following years. Petra News Agency reported that the book will also be published … Continue reading

The Duchess of Vendôme and Prince Gaston visit Salon de l’Agriculture

  February 24, 2011 at 6:20 am by

Princess Philomena and Prince Gaston at the fair

HRH the Duchess of Vendôme, Princess Philomena of Orléans, and her son, Prince Gaston, visited the Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris, France, on February 22, 2011. The little Prince was most interested in the cows, chickens, donkeys and Irish Greyhounds. The Salon de l’Agriculture is an agricultural trade fair that takes place from February 19 till February 27, 2011. More information about the trade fair can be found at their … Continue reading

Queen ‘Utterly Shocked’ by New Zealand Earthquake

  February 23, 2011 at 6:42 am by

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HM Queen Elizabeth II has released a statement in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which shook Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, February 22nd. “I have been utterly shocked by the news of another earthquake in Christchurch. Please convey my deep sympathy to the families and friends of those who have been killed; my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful event. My thoughts are also … Continue reading

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