Guillaume and Stéphanie Visit New York

  July 13, 2013 at 12:19 am by

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The Hereditary Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg were in New York City earlier this week, to attend the postponed presentation ceremony of the Luxembourg American Business Award. In the evening of July 9th, Guillaume and Stéphanie attended the gala dinner where Airtech Advanced Materials Group was the recipient of the 2012 edition of the award. The company manufactures equipment and supplies for the manufacturing of composite parts, which are … Continue reading

Princess Ghida Celebrates 50th Birthday

  July 11, 2013 at 12:00 pm by

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Princess Ghida Talal of Jordan, born Ghida Hani Salaam on July 11st, 1963 in Beirut to a distinguished Lebanese political family, celebrates today her 50th birthday. Ghida is the daughter of Hani Salaam and Rajaa Arab. She has one sister, Dalia, and two brothers, Mohammed and Yaser. She graduated with the French Baccalaureate degree in Lebanon before traveling to the United States to attend Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in Washington … Continue reading

King Constantine Released from Hospital with UTI

  July 11, 2013 at 6:59 am by

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The Greek Royal House has confirmed that King Constantine II had been admitted to, and released from, a hospital in Athens after falling ill earlier this week. “His Majesty King Constantine was treated for infection of the urinary tract at the beginning of the week and was released from Biokliniki Clinic earlier today,” a statement posted on the family’s website yesterday stated. According to media reports, the 73-year-old fainted on … Continue reading

King Albert Hosts Reception for Prime Ministers

  July 11, 2013 at 6:22 am by

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King Albert II yesterday hosted a reception at the Royal Palace of Laeken for the Prime Ministers who have served during his reign. Jean-Luc Dehaene, Guy Verhofstadt, Yves Leterme, Herman Van Rompuy and Elio Di Rupo joined the King, Queen Paola, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde for apéritifs in the palace’s rotunda before heading inside for a quick photo session and a lunch. As he arrived to the palace, Mr Leterme … Continue reading

Queen Maxima Visits “Oranje Fonds Kroonappels” Winners

  July 11, 2013 at 2:16 am by

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On Tuesday July 9th, Queen Maxima was in Leiden to visit “Best Buddies Netherlands”. Best Buddies is a nonprofit organization where young people with intellectual disabilities are in a one-to-one relation together with young people without intellectual disabilities. The purpose of the foundation is to promote the social inclusion of young people with intellectual disabilities and youth without intellectual disabilities to encourage active citizenship. Queen Maxima was received at the LAK … Continue reading

How Princess Beatrice Overcame Her Dyslexia

  July 10, 2013 at 3:01 am by

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In a video message recorded for a literary festival which is due to take place on the weekend in central London, 24-year-old Princess Beatrice spoke how she overcame her dyslexia. Princess Beatrice has struggled with reading, but not until she started reading Harry Potter did it become easier. In the video, the royal says, “When I was younger I was diagnosed with dyslexia which meant, for me, sitting in front … Continue reading

Prince Friso Leaves Hospital, Back in Holland

  July 9, 2013 at 9:38 am by

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The Dutch Government Information Service (RVD) has just announced that Prince Friso, the second son of Princess Beatrix, has left the Wellington Hospital in London and has been returned to the Netherlands. According to the statement, the Prince – who remains in a “state of minimal consciousness” – and his family (Princess Mabel, Countess Luana and Countess Zaria) will spend the summer in the Netherlands. He is currently at Huis … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Jewish Community

  July 9, 2013 at 3:51 am by

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima yesterday paid a visit to the Jewish community in Amsterdam, as part of their 375th anniversary celebrations. The couple were given a tour of the synagogue, where they were told about the interior of the building and given a history of the Nederlands Israëlitische Hoofdsynagoge (Dutch Jewish Main Synagogue). They spoke with representatives of various Jewish organisations in the city, and students and teachers from … Continue reading

Title For the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s Child

  July 8, 2013 at 10:28 am by

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Buckingham Palace has announced today that the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get the title Prince or Princess of Cambridge. A palace spokesman said, “The royal couple’s child will officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.” The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, said “It is a great honour and I’m sure the people of Cambridge will appreciate … Continue reading

Zara & Mike Expecting First Child

  July 8, 2013 at 6:58 am by

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Today, July 8, the British Royal Court announced that Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are expecting their first child. The statement says that the baby is due around the New Year. The infant will be the third grandchild for the Princess Royal, and the fourth great-grandchild for Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall have been married since July 30, 2011.

Support for Danish Monarchy Increases

  July 6, 2013 at 11:32 pm by

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According to a recent poll undertaken by YouGov, support for the monarchy in Denmark as a form of government has increased in recent years. This was not the popularity of each individual member, which typically fluctuates over time, but the monarchy as a whole. The 1,015 respondents, who were polled in June this year and were aged between 18 and 74, delivered a result which saw support for the monarchy … Continue reading

Charlene Loves The Dress

  July 6, 2013 at 3:10 am by

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It’s known that when a women feels comfortable in a particular shoe, she buys another pair. The same doesn’t really go for a dress, but it does for the Princess of Monaco, Charlene. Charlene has recently been stepping out in a particular dress which she has in a long version in beige and a shorter version in orange. On May 26, she wore the orange version of the dress to … Continue reading

Belgian Abdication: Profile of Leopold I

  July 6, 2013 at 12:00 am by

Leopold I, King of the Belgians

Seeing as Belgium was in the news this week with the announcement by King Albert II of his abdication on July 21st, we thought that we would revisit the reigns of the six Belgian monarchs. We will start with the very first King of the Belgians, Leopold I, and work our way through the lives and reign of each of the five other monarchs over the next few weeks. Leopold … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – June 2013

  July 5, 2013 at 12:12 pm 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 June 2013. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria are expecting their first child. The Archduchess congratulated her husband on his first Fathers day on her Facebook-page. The list … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Opens Namesake Park

  July 5, 2013 at 9:46 am by

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The Queen of the Netherlands was in Utrecht today, where she officially opened the Máximapark. Arriving at 10am, Queen Máxima first visited the park restaurant, before heading over to the ceremony site on a bicycle. The Queen has shown on many occasions that she is adept at riding in heels, and today was no different, as she was wearing a multi-coloured sleeveless dress, a tan fascinator and matching heels. After … Continue reading

Prince Michael of Kent Turns 71

  July 5, 2013 at 9:20 am by

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July 4th, 2013 Prince Michael of Kent celebrated his 71st birthday on July 4th. The Prince, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, was born at Coppins, Iver in Buckinghamshire in 1942. His father was Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of George V and Queen Mary, and his mother was Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. Sadly his father was killed in a tragic plane … Continue reading

54th Wedding Anniversary of Albert & Paola

  July 4, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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July 2nd, 2013 King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary on July 2nd. The then Prince Albert of Belgium met his Italian noble-born wife, Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria, at a reception in the Belgian Embassy at the Vatican in 1958. Less than a year later, the couple were married, initially they had wanted to marry at the Vatican but were persuaded to hold … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla Visit ‘Dr Who’ Set in Wales

  July 4, 2013 at 5:21 am by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall are currently on their annual summer tour of Wales, and yesterday they stopped by a special location – the studios where Dr Who is filmed. Charles and Camilla visited the BBC Roath Lock Studios in Porth Teigr, Cardiff Bay. They were given a tour of the set by the show’s current stars: the Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith (whose run as the Doctor will come … Continue reading

Second Wedding Anniversary of Albert & Charléne

  July 4, 2013 at 1:30 am by

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July 2nd, 2013 The Prince and Princess of Monaco celebrated their second wedding anniversary this week. Prince Albert II of Monaco married his South African fiancée, Ms Charlene Wittstock, in a civil ceremony on July 1st at the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace in Monaco and then in a religious ceremony the day after in the courtyard of the palace. The religious wedding was celebrated by the Archbishop of … Continue reading

Louis & Tessy Take Boys To Garden Party

  July 3, 2013 at 11:32 pm by

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Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg today attended a garden party at the Episcopal Palace. The party, called BBQ at Bëschof, was hosted by the Archbishop of Luxembourg, Jean-Claude Hollerich, in the garden of his home. The majority of the guests were Luxembourg’s homeless citizens, who were invited for a barbecue lunch with the Archbishop. Louis and Tessy brought along their two young sons, Princes Gabriel and Noah, who were dressed … Continue reading

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