Willem-Alexander & Máxima Launch ‘Dream’ Book and Exhibit

  September 6, 2013 at 12:39 am by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday launched the ‘Dream at Het Loo Palace’ exhibition, which showcases 120 of the dreams featured in Droomboek (Dream Book) released to mark the King’s inauguration in April. The dreams, which were submitted by 6,500 members of the Dutch public and illustrate what their dreams are for the future of the Dutch monarchy, are printed on flags leading down the avenue from the stables to the palace … Continue reading

Wedding of Prince Rahim Aga Khan

  September 5, 2013 at 9:41 am by

Prince Rahim Aga Khan and his wife, Kendra Spears, on their wedding day; 31-08-2013

Prince Rahim, the eldest son of Prince Karim Aga Khan and his first wife, Princess Salimah, married on August 31st American Kendra Spears. The wedding took place on the grounds of the Chateau of Bellerive in Geneva, Switzerland  in a private ceremony attended by members and friends. Before the wedding, Kendra converted to Islam and took the name of Salwa.

Pierre Casiraghi Turns 26

  September 4, 2013 at 12:30 am by

Pierre Casiraghi in 2012

Pierre Casiraghi, the second son of Princess Caroline, turns 26 years old on September 4th. Pierre, who is currently fourth in line to the Monegasque Throne, was born at La Colle, Monaco in 1987. In October 1990, his father Stefano Casiraghi was killed in a tragic powerboat racing accident. His full name is Pierre Rainier Stefano Casiraghi and, like his older brother and sister, he currently holds no Princely titles. … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Expecting First Child

  September 3, 2013 at 8:19 am by

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill are expecting their first child, as was announced by the Swedish Royal Court this morning. The baby is due to be born in March 2014. Whether the birth will take place in Stockholm, or in New York City where the couple are currently living, has yet to be announced. The news was published on the Princess’s Facebook page, and also on the … Continue reading

Introducing Maud Windsor

  September 3, 2013 at 8:00 am by

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Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have introduced their newborn daughter, in a spread in the current issue of Hello! magazine. Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina made her debut in photographs taken at the couple’s home in Los Angeles, and feature the infant with her parents and paternal grandparents, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Little Maud’s names are all derived from her parents’ families. “We liked the idea of an old-fashioned English name … Continue reading

Wedding of King Carl Gustaf’s Nephew

  September 2, 2013 at 3:05 am by

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King Carl Gustaf’s nephew and godson, Gustaf Magnuson, has married his fiancée, Swedish model Vicky Andrén. The wedding took place at the Ulriksdal Palace Chapel on Saturday August 31st. The eldest son of Princess Christina and Tord Magnuson was born in 1975. Members of both the Swedish and Norwegian Royal Families attended the wedding, including King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria, and Queen Sonja of Norway. Following … Continue reading

Andrea Casiraghi Marries Tatiana Santo Domingo

  September 1, 2013 at 9:34 am by

Tatiana Santo Domingo and Andrea Casiraghi on the steps of the Prince's Palace in Monaco following their civil wedding ceremony; 31-08-2013

August 31st, 2013 Members of the Princely Family of Monaco gathered at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco to attend the civil marriage of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo yesterday. Andrea, who is the eldest son of Princess Caroline, is second in line to the Monégasque throne. The private ceremony was very low-key and it is believed that the couple will have religious wedding ceremony in January 2014. Columbian heiress … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – August 2013

  September 1, 2013 at 8:14 am by

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This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads. This time it’s a blog entry with news from August 2013. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Princess Hafizah of Brunei and Muhammad Ruzaini had their first child, Muhammad Za’eem, on 3 August. Princess Xenia Galitzine and Alberto Mata Maya had their second child … Continue reading

William & Catherine Kick Off Race

  August 31, 2013 at 12:37 pm by

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It was a surprise and last minute attendance by the Duchess of Cambridge to join her husband, the Duke of Cambridge, to kick off the Ring of Fire race on August 30. It’s the first official outing for the Duchess after giving birth to Prince George just 5 weeks ago. The Duke and Duchess, joined by the crowd, counted down to start the race. Prince William then rang the bell … Continue reading

July 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  August 31, 2013 at 6:08 am by

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Announcing the winners of the July 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: July 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Belgium Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Spain & Jordan & The Netherlands Royal Gala Gowns (July 2013 Informal Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Great Britain & Norway Third Place: Jordan & Monaco & The Netherlands Congratulations to all winning teams!

Jordan’s King & Queen Visit The Vatican

  August 30, 2013 at 3:31 am by

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His Majesty King Abdullah II and Her Majesty Queen Rania Al-Abdullah arrived to the Vatican on Wednesday August 28 on a working visit. On August 29, King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah held talks with Pope Francis at the Vatican. The two leaders talked about efforts to bring about peace in the Middle East and the latest developments in the Middle East. King Abdullah also met with Cardinal Tarsiso … Continue reading

The Marriage of Aoife and Strongbow

  August 29, 2013 at 6:00 am by

The marriage of Aoife and Strongbow

August 29th marks a long forgotten royal anniversary and possibly the blog’s first entry on an Irish Royal. The Princess in question was Aoife (Eva) MacMurrough {Aoife of Leinster}, daughter of Dermot MacMurrough, King of Leinster, and Queen Mór O’Toole. Aoife was born around 1145, her father had been the King of Leinster since the death of his older brother in 1126. Leinster was one of the largest of the … Continue reading

Princess Maria Laura of Belgium Turns 25

  August 26, 2013 at 3:37 am by

Princess Maria Laura of Belgium

Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este turned 25 years old on August 26. The Princess, who is the eldest daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este, was born in Woluwe-St-Lambert, Belgium in 1988. Currently, Princess Maria Laura of Belgium is seventh in line to the Belgian throne. The Princess has attended many royal events, including the recent abdication ceremony of her grandfather, King … Continue reading

The Death of the Duchess of Medinaceli

  August 20, 2013 at 11:00 pm by

Victoria Eugenia, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli

Doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, 18th Duchess of Medinaceli died on August 18th at her Seville residence aged 96. Regarded by many as Spain’s last great noble, the Duchess was born in 1917 at the Palacio de los Duques de Medinaceli in Madrid. Her father, Don Luis Jesús Fernández de Córdoba, was the 17th Duke of Medinaceli, and her mother was Doña Ana Maria Fernandez de Henestrosa. The future … Continue reading

Prince Gabriel of Belgium Turns 10

  August 20, 2013 at 10:35 pm by

Prince Gabriel of Belgium

Prince Gabriel of Belgium turns 10 years old on August 20th. The Prince is the eldest son and second child of King Philipe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium. Prince Gabriel was born at Anderlecht, near the Belgian capital Brussels, and has an older sister, Princess Elisabeth. Currently second in line to the Belgian throne, the Prince was baptised in October 2003 at the chapel of the royal château de Ciergnon … Continue reading

New Photos Published of Prince George

  August 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm by

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Kensington Palace has released two new photos of the Cambridge family. The two photographs were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge’s father, Michael Middleton, at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. They show William and Catherine with Prince George, and family pets Lupo and Tilly, in the home’s back garden. The photographs were apparently taken earlier in August. Prince George was born on July 22nd, at St Mary’s Hospital in … Continue reading

Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s 40th Birthday

  August 19, 2013 at 11:17 pm by

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Today, August 19th, Crown Princess Mette-Marit turns 40 years old. On occasion of her birthday, an open air church service in the Queen’s Park was celebrated yesterday, hosted by King Harald and Queen Sonja. Since 2001, the Crown Princess Mette-Marit has been celebrating all her birthdays with a church service together with family and friends. To the service, which was lead by former Oslo Bishop Gunnar Stålsett, who married then … Continue reading

Belgian King Takes Son to Hockey Championships

  August 18, 2013 at 2:43 am by

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The Red Panthers and the Red Lions (the Belgian national hockey teams) had a royal cheer squad for their first pool matches in the EuroHockey Nations Championships yesterday, as King Philippe and his elder son Gabriel attended both the women’s and men’s games. King Philippe and Prince Gabriel meet with the Panthers (the female team) before their match, after listening to the team sing an acapella version of the Belgian … Continue reading

Mette-Marit Visits Økofestivalen

  August 18, 2013 at 2:25 am by

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Ahead of her fortieth birthday celebrations tomorrow, Crown Princess Mette-Marit visited the Økofestivalen on its opening day in Sande yesterday. Dressed casually in a white skirt and a brown jumper, the Princess spent around an hour at the festival, touring stalls and tasting the food on offer. “Now I’m full,” was her comment after tasting some organic pumpkin soup, carrot juice and some tapas. “It is a great festival, and … Continue reading

Joachim & Co Launch Boat in Sønderborg

  August 18, 2013 at 1:42 am by

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Prince Joachim brought along his family yesterday when he attended the launch of a new boat in Sønderborg. The Prince, as patron of the Society for Nydam Research, visited the fishing village of Sottrupskov, north-west of Sønderborg, accompanied by his wife, Marie, and three sons, Nikolai, Felix and Henrik. The purpose of the visit was the naming and launching of the Nydam Tveir, a replica of a boat from around … Continue reading

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