Queen Elizabeth visits Prince Philip at London Clinic

  June 11, 2013 at 11:09 am by

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London – June 10th, 2013  Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to her husband Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh at the London Clinic shortly after 7pm on Monday June 10th. The Prince, who has been in hospital since last Thursday, was celebrating his 92nd birthday and had recieved a visit from his youngest son, the Earl of Wessex, earlier that afternoon. Buckingham Palace announced that the Prince was “comfortable and … Continue reading

King Abdullah and Queen Rania Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary

  June 10, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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The King and Queen of Jordan celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary today. The oldest son of the late King Hussein, Prince Abdullah, met Rania Yassin in August 1992 at a dinner held at the home of his sister, Princess Aisha. Six months later, on February 22, 1993 Prince Abdullah and Rania announced their engagement. Both families celebrated the Al Fatiha (engagement ceremony) at Rania’s parent’s house, and during the ceremony … Continue reading

Princess Ayah of Jordan Engaged to Mohammad Halawani

  June 10, 2013 at 4:00 am by

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The Royal Hashemite Court announced on June 8th the engagement of Princess Ayah bint Faisal bin Al Hussein, niece of King Abdullah II, to Mr Mohammad Talal Halawani. According to the statement, the ceremony took place at the bride’s father’s house in Amman and was attended by her uncle, royal family members as well as Halawani’s family. Princess Ayah was born on February 11th, 1990 as the eldest child of … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Marries Christopher O’Neill

  June 9, 2013 at 6:40 am by

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden yesterday married Mr Christopher O’Neill in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel in Stockholm. The day began around 3pm local time, when guests began arriving at the Chapel. Royals on the guest list included the Crown Prince Couples of Denmark, Luxembourg and Norway, Princess Charlene of Monaco, Princess Takamado of Japan, and the children of the King of Greece. Other guests included the CEO of Swedish … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2013

  June 8, 2013 at 5:17 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 May 2013. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies According to Bunte (nr 19, 2 May), Hereditary Count Leopold and Hereditary Countess Annina Fugger of Babenhausen are expecting their third child, a sibling for Countess Sofia … Continue reading

Prince Philip “Satisfactory” Following Operation

  June 8, 2013 at 5:32 am by

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London – June 7th, 2013 Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh underwent “an exploratory operation following abdominal investigations” at a London hospital on Friday June 7th. The 91 year old Prince was admitted to the London Clinic on Thursday evening. A statement was issued from Buckingham Palace shortly after 6pm London time to state “at this early stage the Prince is progressing satisfactorily” and that the “results from the scheduled surgery … Continue reading

Máxima vs Mathilde: Who Wore It Better?

  June 8, 2013 at 5:07 am by

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It’s not the first time and it certainly won’t be the last time that Queen Máxima of the Netherlands and Crown Princess Mathilde of Belgium wear the same outfit. The two royal ladies are known customers with the fashion house Natan and it doesn’t seem to bother them to buy the same outfit. On May 13, during a visit to Switzerland, Princess Mathilde wore a green dress with a matching jacket … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Victoria and Daniel

  June 7, 2013 at 7:00 am by

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The final entry in our ‘Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series – which has looked at the marriages of  Gustaf Adolf and Margaret, Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla, the Haga Princesses and Carl Gustaf and Silvia – takes us back three years to the June 2010 wedding of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Mr Daniel Westling. After an almost ten-year-long courtship, the long-anticipated engagement of the heir to the Swedish throne, Victoria, and Swede … Continue reading

Swedes Celebrate National Day

  June 7, 2013 at 2:33 am by

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The Swedish Royal Family was out in force yesterday to celebrate the country’s national day. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel officially opened the gates of the Royal Palace of Stockholm at 10am, which begins a full day of free access to the Royal Palace for the public. The couple were joined by a surprise guest – little Princess Estelle, who was dressed in a white sailor dress and was … Continue reading

Prince Philip Admitted to Hospital

  June 7, 2013 at 1:44 am by

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London – June 6th, 2013 Shortly after 7.30pm London time last night, Buckingham Palace announced that Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh had been admitted to a hospital in central London that evening. The Prince, who turns 92 on June 10th, was admitted “following abdominal investigations” and could remain there for up to two weeks. He is to undergo an exploratory operation. Earlier this week, the Prince was forced to cancel … Continue reading

King Albert II of Belgium Turns 79

  June 7, 2013 at 1:36 am by

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Brussels – June 6th, 2013 King Albert II of the Belgians celebrated his 79th birthday yesterday. The King was born at the Chateau Stuyvenberg in 1934, the second son of King Leopold III and Astrid of Sweden. In 1958, he married the Italian noble Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria and the couple have three children: Crown Prince Philippe, Princess Astrid and Prince Laurent of Belgium. Following the sudden death of … Continue reading

Two Days Until Swedish Royal Wedding

  June 6, 2013 at 8:36 am by

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There are only two days to go until Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill say ‘I Do’ at the Palace Church in Stockholm. Not much information has been revealed about the wedding, with only simple details being announced up until this point (it is assumed that more information will be released tomorrow). Here is a quick recap of the information currently known: The bride and groom will travel from the Royal … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Carl XVI Gustaf and Silvia

  June 6, 2013 at 7:00 am by

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In our penultimate look-back entry, we focus on the 1976 marriage of Saturday’s bride’s parents, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Ms Silvia Sommerlath. The previous entries looked at the marriages of Gustaf Adolf and Margaret, Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla, and the Haga Princesses. The engagement of Sweden’s monarch and a German/Brazilian commoner was announced on March 12th, 1976. Carl Gustaf was the only son of Prince … Continue reading

Where to Watch the Swedish Royal Wedding

  June 6, 2013 at 12:22 am by

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The wedding between Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill on Saturday, June 8th can be watched live online at the following link: Direct link to SVT’s Princessbröllopet page Coverage is set to begin online at around 15:00/3pm Stockholm time. The wedding ceremony is scheduled to begin at 16:00/4pm. The World Clock can convert these times into your own individual time zone location. In Sweden, SVT1 will broadcast the … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Marks 60th Anniversary of Coronation

  June 5, 2013 at 11:53 pm by

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London – June 4th, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh and over 20 members of the British Royal Family, attended a service at Westminster Abbey to mark the 60th Anniversary of her Coronation in 1953 on June 4th. In the glorious June sunshine, the Queen and members of the royal family joined over 2,000 invited guests at the anniversary service at the Abbey. For … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: The Haga Princesses

  June 5, 2013 at 1:00 pm by

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The third entry in our ‘Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back’ series brings you four weddings, the marriages of Princess Madeleine’s aunts: Her Royal Highness Princess Birgitta of Sweden and His Serene Highness Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern; Her Royal Highness Princess Désirée of Sweden and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld; Her Royal Highness Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Mr John Ambler; and Her Royal Highness Princess Christina of Sweden and Mr Tord Magnuson. Previous entries … Continue reading

Princess Astrid of Belgium Turns 51

  June 5, 2013 at 8:50 am by

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June 5th, 2013 Her Imperial and Royal Highness Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este celebrates her 51st birthday on June 5th. The Princess is only daughter and second child of King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium. In September 1984 Princess Astrid married Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este, Prince Imperial of Austria, Prince Royal of Hungary and the couple now have five children. Currently, Princess Astrid is sixth in … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla

  June 4, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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Following our first installment of ‘Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Gustaf Adolf and Margaret – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our second installment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Her Royal Highness Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The engagement between Gustaf Adolf and Sibylla was announced on January 16th, 1932 at the bride-to-be’s home, Callenberg Palace, in Coburg. Sibylla … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima in Gelderland and Utrecht

  June 3, 2013 at 11:11 pm by

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On Thursday May 30th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima made a visit to the Provinces of Gelderland and Utrecht. In the morning the Royal Couple arrived to Arnhem, the capital of the Province of Gelderland. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Mr. Clemens Cornielje, and attended a reception at the House of the Province where they met members of the Executive Council and the chairmen of the … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Wedding Look-Back: Gustaf Adolf and Margaret

  June 3, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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In preparation for the upcoming marriage of Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Mr Christopher O’Neill this coming Saturday, the TRF Blog will be reviewing Swedish royal weddings of the past – beginning today with the marriage of His Royal Highness Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Scania and Her Royal Highness Princess Margaret of Connaught. The couple met in early 1905, when both were visiting Egypt. Margaret was on a ‘prospecting’ … Continue reading

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