Funeral of Prince Friso To Be Held This Afternoon

  August 16, 2013 at 1:46 am by

HRH Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau - 1 February 2008

The funeral of Prince Friso, second son of Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, will be taking place this afternoon, Dutch time. A private family funeral, which will be led by Reverend C.A. ter Linden, will be held at the Stulpkerk in Lage Vuursche, which is in the Baarn municipality and adjacent to Drakensteyn Castle, where the Prince grew up and where Princess Beatrix will be living in her retirement from … Continue reading

Baby Girl for Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor

  August 15, 2013 at 11:12 pm by

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor on their wedding day

Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor have welcomed a daughter, as confirmed by a statement released by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. The infant was born on August 15th, at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Centre in Los Angeles, California. She is 42nd in line for the British throne, as a descendant of Prince George, Duke of Kent. She has been named Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina. She is the first child for … Continue reading

Two Weddings in Monaco?

  August 15, 2013 at 6:10 am by

Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo

The media have been reporting for the past week that two members of the Monégasque Princely Family will marry later this year. It has been confirmed that Andrea Casiraghi will marry his fiancée, Tatiana Santo Domingo, on August 31 in a private family wedding. Andrea is the eldest son of Princess Caroline and the late Stefano Casiraghi, he is currently second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne. … Continue reading

Japan’s Emperor Attends War Victim Memorial

  August 15, 2013 at 5:39 am by

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The Emperor of Japan today attended a memorial service at the Budokan Martial Arts Arena in Tokyo, to commemorate victims of war. Emperor Akihito was joined by his wife, Empress Michiko, for the annual service. It takes place each year on August 15th, the anniversary of the day Japan surrendered to the Allied Forces in World War II. The pair offered silent prayers, leading 6,000 people in a minute’s silence. The … Continue reading

Princess Isabella Begins Primary School

  August 13, 2013 at 11:13 am by

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Six-year-old Princess Isabella of Denmark today began her primary school education, undertaking her first day of 0 Class at Tranegårdsskolen in Gentofte. The Princess, wearing pink peplum-style top and beige shorts and accompanied by her parents Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, partook in a brief photo session in the main courtyard of Amalienborg before heading off to school. The press, who were given the photo session in exchange … Continue reading

Vote in the July 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  August 13, 2013 at 4:22 am by

Please vote in the July 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Gala Gowns. The polls will remain open until 30 August 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

From the Royal Genealogy threads – July 2013

  August 12, 2013 at 2:48 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 July 2013. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Prince Floris and Princess Aimée of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven, had their third child and first son, Willem Jan, on 1 July. A brother for Magali and Eliane. … Continue reading

Prince Friso Has Passed Away

  August 12, 2013 at 9:42 am by

HRH Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau - 1 February 2008

The Dutch Royal Court has just announced that Prince Friso, the second son of Princess Beatrix, has passed away from complications in his health. He was 44. The Prince has been in a coma for over a year following a skiing accident in Austria in February 2012. He was recently transferred to the Netherlands from London, where he had been receiving treatment. It has been reported that King Willem-Alexander and … Continue reading

Prince Philip Presents Medals in Edinburgh

  August 12, 2013 at 8:47 am by

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The Duke of Edinburgh made his first public appearance in almost two months today, presenting medals in Scotland. He presented the Royal Medals, which are awarded for contributions to life sciences, physical and engineering sciences, humanities and social sciences, and business and commerce, at the Royal Society of Edinburgh to Professor Sir John Cadogan, Professor Michael Ferguson and Sir Ian Wood. He is an Honorary Fellow of the RSE, and … Continue reading

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma Engaged

  August 12, 2013 at 8:33 am by

Prince Jaime and Viktoria Cservenyák

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi has announced his engagement. The Prince is engaged to his Hungarian girlfriend of one year, Viktoria Cservenyák. The couple will marry on October 5th, at the Our Lady of Assumption Roman Catholic Church in Apeldoorn. A reception will follow at Het Loo Palace. Prince Jaime is the younger son of the late Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma and Princess Irene of the Netherlands.

Historical Royal of August: Marie Louise of Schleswig-Holstein

  August 12, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Princess Marie Louise dressed to attend the coronation of Elizabeth II in 1953

August 12th, 1872. Queen Victoria is marking the birth of another grandchild, her thirteenth granddaughter. Princess Christian of Schleswig-Holstein, the Queen’s fifth child, had given birth to her fourth child. Princess Franziska Josepha Louise Augusta Marie Christina Helena, to be known as Marie Louise – Louie to her family, has been born at Cumberland Lodge. The infant Princess had two elder brothers – Princes Christian Victor and Albert – and … Continue reading

Prince Philip’s Return

  August 6, 2013 at 2:03 am by

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It has been announced that The Duke of Edinburgh will undertake his first official engagement since his spell in hospital and period of recovery earlier this summer. The 92 year old Duke is expected in Edinburgh on August 12th, where he will deliver the Royal Society of Edinburgh medals, as per a press release from Buckingham Palace. Earlier this summer, the Duke of Edinburgh left the London Clinic on June … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Summer Vacation 2013

  August 5, 2013 at 3:42 pm by

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Members of the Spanish Royal Family have been enjoying the annual Summer Holiday or Vacation on the Balearic Island of Mallorca. Last week Queen Sofia accompanied by her sister, Princess Irene of Greece, arrived at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca and was later joined by Infantas Elena and Cristina and their children. The Prince of Asturias later arrived on the island take part in the Copa del Rey … Continue reading

Monaco Red Cross Ball 2013

  August 5, 2013 at 3:17 am by

Princess Charlene, Prince Albert and Princess Caroline at the Red Cross Ball; 03-08-2013

Members of the Princely Family of Monaco attended the annual Monaco Red Cross Ball on Saturday August 3rd. The gala event took place at the Salle des Etoiles at the Sporting Monte-Carlo Club, which is a very popular venue with the Monégasque Princely Family. Attending this year’s ball were Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and the Princess of Hanover. The star-studded charitable event raises funds for the Principality of Monaco’s … Continue reading

Princess Irene of the Netherlands Turns 74

  August 5, 2013 at 2:00 am by

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August 5th, 2013 Princess Irene of the Netherlands turned 74 on August 5th. The Princess is a younger sister of the former Queen Beatrix and an aunt of the present monarch, King Willem Alexander. The Princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace, a month before the outbreak of World War II, as the second daughter of the future Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. The Dutch Royal Family fled … Continue reading

Floral Benedikte Opens Flower Festival

  August 4, 2013 at 3:25 am by

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Princess Benedikte was pretty in floral and fuchsia yesterday when she opened the seventh annual Nordfyns Rose Festival in Bogense. Wearing a floral dress, ice blue blazer and fuchsia hat, the Princess was joined by the Mayor of Bogense to open the festival in the square in front of the Bogense Town Hall. This year’s theme is ‘Everything From the Sea’, and as such, one of the features of the … Continue reading

Prince George’s Birth Officially Registered

  August 4, 2013 at 1:35 am by

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The birth of the newest heir to the British throne has officially been registered with the City of Westminster. The Duke of Cambridge registered his son’s July 22nd birth on August 2nd, at Kensington Palace. Prince George’s registration certificate was brought to the palace by deputy registrar Alison Cathcart for the Duke to sign. With his parents’ occupations listed as ‘Prince and Princess of the United Kingdom’, Prince George became … Continue reading

Stamps to Mark Carl Gustaf’s Jubilee

  August 4, 2013 at 12:58 am by

A stamp released to mark King Carl XVI Gustaf's jubilee shows the King, his daughter Victoria and granddaughter Estelle

Three new stamps have been released in Sweden to mark the fortieth anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s accession to the throne. King Carl Gustaf features alone on one, his jubilee monogram on another, and with his two direct heirs – Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Estelle – on the third. The stamps have been designed by Mårten Gustafsson, with the photographs used coming from Bruno Ehrs and Kate Gabor. … Continue reading

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson Turns 70

  August 3, 2013 at 11:15 pm by

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Swedish Princess Christina celebrates her 70th birthday on August 3rd. The Princess is a sister of the current Swedish monarch, King Carl XVI Gustaf, and was born at the Haga Palace near Stockholm on August 3rd, 1943. Her parents were Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. In June 1974, she married Swedish commoner Tord Magnuson and as a result lost her … Continue reading

Charlotte Casiraghi Turns 27

  August 3, 2013 at 11:12 pm by

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Charlotte Casiraghi turns 27 years old today, August 3rd. The eldest daughter of Princess Caroline and the late Stefano Casiraghi was born in Monaco in 1986 and was christened Charlotte Marie Pomeline Casiraghi. In 1990, her father was tragically killed in a powerboat racing accident. Charlotte has an older brother, Andrea, and a younger brother, Pierre, and also a younger half sister, Princess Alexandra from her mother’s 1999 marriage to … Continue reading

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