Will Infanta Cristina Move To Lisbon?

  May 18, 2016 at 12:18 pm by

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The Spanish press has been speculating about a move of Infanta Cristina to Lisbon, Portugal. At the moment the princess and her family are living in Geneva, Switzerland where she is working for the foundation of the Aga Khan. On May 11th it became clear that the Aga Khan had acquered the Henrique Mendoça Palace in Lisbon as he plans to tranfer his organisation from Geneva to the Portuguese capital. … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Opens State Parliament

  May 18, 2016 at 9:52 am by

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Britain’s State Opening of Parliament took place at the Palaces of Westminster by Queen Elizabeth II today, in the traditional glittering ceremony that sees the Queen arrive by horse-drawn coach and don the Robe of State and the Imperial State Crown as she delivers the Queen’s Speech. The 90-year-old monarch used the lift up to the Sovereign’s Entrance for the first time, for each of the 63 previous years she has opened … Continue reading

Wine and Cakes as Felipe and Letizia Visit Castilla La Mancha

  May 18, 2016 at 9:40 am by

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The king and queen of Spain visited three towns in the region Castilla La Mancha today. The first stop was Villanueva de los Infantes, afterwards they went to Tomelloso and Talavera de la Reina. In each town the king and queen were greeted by large and enthousiastic crowds. Among other things, the monarchs visited the largest wine cooperative in Europe. TRF moderator Annie_S shares the following anecdote: Last time a … Continue reading

Death of Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein

  May 18, 2016 at 7:30 am by

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Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein has died in Judenburg in the Steiermark, Austria on May 11th at the age of 77. His funeral will be held at the parish church of Saint Nicholas in Judenburg on May the 21st. The prince was born in 1940 in Würzburg to Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and his wife countess Hertha Maria Wolfskeen von Reichenberg. In 1969 he married countess Ursula of Habsburg, granddaughter of … Continue reading

Official Welcome For King Abdullah II and Queen Rania as State Visit Starts

  May 18, 2016 at 6:56 am by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan were officially welcomed at Brussels Palace square by the Belgian king and queen. The Jordanian monarchs were received with great ceremony: the Belgian national gards paraded on their horses before the two national anthems were played. Queen Mathilde was dressed in a pale yellow outfit with a large elegant creme coloured hat. Queen Rania wore a pink dress and coat, which was … Continue reading

On This Day: Duke of Spoleto Becomes King Tomislav II of Croatia

  May 18, 2016 at 6:34 am by

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On this day in 1941, seventy-five years ago, Prince Aimone of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Spoleto was named King Tomislav II of Croatia, Prince of Bosnia Herzegovina and Voivode of Dalmatia, Tuzla and Temun. The Croatians had rebelled against the King of Yugoslavia and joined the Axis powers in 1941. As a reward Hitler elevated the puppet state to the status of a kingdom under the leadership of the fascist Ante … Continue reading

Yet Another Relative of King Felipe VI Investigated By Tax Services

  May 18, 2016 at 5:52 am by

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Princess Inès of the Two Sicilies, youngest daughter of the late Infante Alfonso of Spain and his wife Infanta Alicia, née Princess of Bourbon-Parma, is being investigated by Spanish tax services for money laundering. The princess has put the money she inherited from her father -who died in 1964- on a bank account in Switzerland. The princess says that the Swiss bank accounts can easily explained: her father opened them … Continue reading

Spanish King and Queen Attend Mass For Earthquake Victims

  May 18, 2016 at 4:30 am by

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Yesterday the King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain Felipe VI of Spain and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a tribute Mass for the victims of the earthquake in Ecuador.   The earthquake happened on April 16th and had the epicenter close to the towns of Muisne and Pedernales, 170 kilometers away from the Ecuador’s capital Quito. At least 659 people were killed and 27,732 people injured. The mass was held … Continue reading

Family Welcome for King Abdullah II and Queen Rania in Belgium

  May 17, 2016 at 11:57 pm by

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King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan arrived in at Melsbroek military airport, Belgium on tuesday, a day before the official state visit starts.The king and queen were welcomed by King Philippe and Queen Mathilde at their private residence, Laeken Castle. In the evening the palace released a photo of the two royal couples and Princess Elisabeth, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Éleonore. The official state visit will start today … Continue reading

Happy Constitution Day to Norway

  May 17, 2016 at 11:55 pm by

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On May 17th, Norway celebrated it’s National Day. As usual the Norwegian royal family appeared in traditional outfits to look at several children’s parades. At 8:15AM the Crown princely family welcomed the youth of Asker at their private Skaugum estate. Later during the day they appeared on the balcony in Oslo’s royal palace alongside the King and Queen. From the Norwegian royal website: ” a record breaking 119 schools take … Continue reading

Prince William Opens New Breast Cancer Centre at Royal Marsden

  May 17, 2016 at 11:14 pm by

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The Duke of Cambridge has officially opened the new Ralph Lauren Centre for Breast Cancer Research at the Royal Marsden Hospital in Chelsea. During his visit to the new centre, which was funded by fashion designer Ralph Lauren and other Royal Marsden contributors, Prince William was given a tour of the new centre’s laboratories before spending time meeting with cancer patients and doctors in the medical day unit. He was … Continue reading

Birthday Girl Máxima Attends First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation

  May 17, 2016 at 10:14 am by

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Today, Tuesday May 17, the day of her 45th birthday, Her Majesty Queen Máxima was present at the opening of the First Anniversary Congress of Pension Federation at the convention center World Forum in The Hague. De jarige Koningin Máxima vandaag in Den Haag pic.twitter.com/i8Uc3xelXZ — Patrick van Katwijk (@Patrickvkatwijk) May 17, 2016 The Pension Federation represents the interests of about 220 Dutch Pension Funds. The purpose of the congress is to … Continue reading

On This Day: Birth of Edward VII’s First Granddaughter, Alexandra Duff

  May 17, 2016 at 10:00 am by

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125 years ago today, Britain’s future King Edward VII and his wife Alexandra became grandparents when their eldest daughter gave birth to her own daughter. Lady Alexandra Duff was born at East Sheen Lodge, the primary residence of her parents, Princess Louise and Alexander Duff, 1st Duke of Fife. At the time of her birth, Alexandra was fifth in line to the throne after her grandfather, the Prince of Wales, her … Continue reading

It’s A Girl For Prince Amedeo and Princess Elisabetta

  May 17, 2016 at 6:49 am by

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This night Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and his wife Elisabetta have become the proud parents of a daughter. The baby girl was born at 3:30AM at the Saint-Pierre University Hospital in Brussels. The baby is 52 centimeters long and weighs 3,3 kilograms. Mother and child are both doing well. The court did not announce the name of the baby girl yet. The baby is the first grandchild … Continue reading

Farmer Walks 250 Kilometers to Honour Princess Isabel ‘The Redemptress’ with 128 Roses

  May 17, 2016 at 6:48 am by

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Last Friday it was the 5th successive year that the Brazilian farmer João Paulino paid a moving tribute to Brazil’s would-be empress Isabel, the Princess Imperial (1846-1921). He travelled on foot the 250 kilometers from his hometown Desterro de Melo in the Minais Gerais to the imperial mausoleum in Petrópolis to honour the princess who abolished slavery in Brazil.  His grandfather, who lived to become 110 years old, was still … Continue reading

Palace Shares Details of Prince Oscar’s Christening

  May 17, 2016 at 6:04 am by

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The Royal Palace of Stockholm has released some details about the chritening of Prince Oscar, which will be held on the 27th of May. The officiating clergy at the christening of the little prince will be the Archbisshop of Uppsala, Dr. Antje Jackelén. She will be assisted by Archbishop, assisted by Bisshop Dr. Johan Dalman (Chief Court Chaplain), and by  Michael Bjerkhagen (Court Chaplain) and Rector of the Royal Court … Continue reading

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna Unveils Statue in Occupied Crimea

  May 17, 2016 at 5:32 am by

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Grand Duchess Vladimirovna of Russia, head of the Imperial Family, went to the Crimea this weekend to unveil a statue of Russia’s last Tsar in the city of Jevpatorija. She will stay in the area until May 20th to mark the 100 years that passed since the last visit of Tsar Nicholas II to the Crimea. The Grand Duchess was accompanied by her son, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich. The head … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Turns 45

  May 17, 2016 at 5:30 am by

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Queen Máxima is celebrating her 45th birthday today at Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar. The Dutch Queen was born on May 17th 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina as the first child of Jorge Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti. The Queen was named for her great-grandmother, Máxima Bonorino (1874–1965), who was a daughter of Máxima González y de Islas and a relatrive of president Justo José de Irquiza of Argentina. When … Continue reading

Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

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The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

Princess Leonore, or Leonore the Explorer?

  May 16, 2016 at 10:34 am by

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Swedish Princess Madeleine has shared a new photograph of her two-year-old daughter Leonore today on her Facebook page. The photo shows the young Princess about to climb a small tree, dressed in a pair of denim jeans, a pink jacket and ballet flats, with a large pink bow holding her hair back. Captioned ‘Our little adventurer who never sits still!’, it appears that Leonore enjoys exploring her surroundings and is comfortable … Continue reading

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