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

Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught pose for an official wedding portrait

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

Spanish Royals Preside over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 2, 2013 at 11:44 pm by

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Madrid – June 1st, 2013 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by the Prince and Princess of Asturias to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony in Madrid on Saturday June 1st. This very solemn ceremony is a tribute to all fallen soldiers on Armed Forces Day and this year took place on the Plaza de la Lealtad in Madrid. The Plaza de la Lealtad also … Continue reading

April 2013 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  June 2, 2013 at 3:23 am by

Announcing the winners of the April 2013 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: April 2013 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Great Britain Third Place: Belgium Funny Royals (April 2013 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: Sweden Second Place: Norway Third Place: The Netherlands Congratulations to all winning teams!

Queen Elizabeth II Visits Woolwich

  June 1, 2013 at 9:57 am by

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London – May 31st, 2013 Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II paid a visit to the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery at Woolwich Barracks in London on Friday May 31st. The 87 year old British monarch was dressed in mint green and was presented with a posy upon her arrival at the barracks. Her Majesty later reviewed a Gun Team display at the riding school within Woolwich Barracks. The Queen also … Continue reading

The Duchess of Parma Expecting Second Child

  May 30, 2013 at 11:57 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma at the inauguration of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on April 30, 2013

The Duchess of Parma, Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, is expecting her second child. The news was announced earlier today by the Duke and Duchess, who said they were “delighted” they were able to give their daughter a sibling. The new baby is due to make its arrival in late November. Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie were married in November 2010, and have a daughter, Princess Luisa, born in May 2012.

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima Begin Province Visits

  May 30, 2013 at 10:47 pm by

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On Tuesday May 28th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Mâxima started their visits to the Provinces by visiting Groningen and Drenthe. The Royal Couple arrived in the Province of Groningen in the morning. They were welcomed by the Commissioner of the King, Mr. Max van de Berg, with a reception at the State House. Then the King and the Queen took a walk through Martinikerkhof and Market, two of the squares … Continue reading

Count Christian Laid To Rest

  May 29, 2013 at 11:30 am by

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The late Count Christian of Rosenborg was today laid to rest following a private funeral service at the Lyngby Church in Lyngby. Amongst the mourners were Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Princess Marie, Princess Benedikte, and Princess Astrid of Norway. The group were greeted at the church doors by the Count’s three daughters, Countesses Josephine, Camilla and Feodora. The Count’s casket, adorned with the Dannebrog and his Order of the Elephant collar, … Continue reading

Camilla in Paris

  May 29, 2013 at 1:49 am by

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The Duchess of Cornwall has spent the past two days in Paris, France, in what was her first official solo overseas visit. Arriving on May 27th on the Eurostar from London, the Duchess undertook the visit as part of her patronage of Emmaus UK, which helps homeless people rebuild their lives. The Duchess, who has been patron of the organisation since 2006, was accompanied by several staff members of Emmaus, … Continue reading

Jordanian Royals Celebrate 67th Independence Day

  May 27, 2013 at 11:18 am by

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Accompanied by his elegant wife and children, His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan attended on Saturday the official celebration marking his kingdom’s 67th Independence Day. As in previous years, the ceremony took place at Raghdan Palace, the Royal Court, and was attended by royal family members and senior officials. During the ceremony, the King granted medals to several citizens with distinguished track records and remarkable achievements, as Petra News … Continue reading

Jordan’s King Abdullah II Opens WEF 2013

  May 26, 2013 at 4:54 am by

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King Abdullah II opened on Saturday the World Economic Forum on the Middle East and North Africa which was held at the King Hussein Convention Center, in the Dead Sea. The ceremony was attended by the King’s wife, Queen Rania, and their son, Crown Prince Hussein, as well as royal family members, government officials and participants from all over the world. In his remarks to the audience during the opening … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Máxima Visit Luxembourg

  May 26, 2013 at 1:38 am by

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The King and Queen of the Netherlands paid an introductory visit to Luxembourg on Friday May 24th. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were greeted at the Luxembourg Findel Airport by Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, before the group travelled by car to the Grand Ducal Palace in the capital. Once at the Palace, the royal couples spent a few minutes greeting the crowds and posing for photos … Continue reading

Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse Has Died

  May 24, 2013 at 4:34 am by

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The Head of the House of Hesse, Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse, has passed away at the age of eighty-six. The Landgrave passed away in the afternoon of May 23rd, following a long-term lung illness. The news was confirmed by Mark Miller, the Director of the Hessian House Foundation. Landgrave Moritz was born on August 6th, 1926 at the Castle of Racconigi in Cuneo, Italy, as the eldest child of Philipp, … Continue reading

Queen Elizabeth II Hosts Palace Garden Party

  May 23, 2013 at 11:03 am by

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London – May 22nd Queen Elizabeth II hosted a garden party on the grounds of Buckingham Palace yesterday. Also present to lend a hand were the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall and the Duchess of Cambridge. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall brought umbrellas just incase the cloudy London weather changed. The Queen hosts a number of garden parties throughout the summer … Continue reading

Ninth Wedding Anniversary for Felipe and Letizia

  May 23, 2013 at 10:31 am by

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on May 22nd. Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, married former television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at a lavish wedding ceremony which was celebrated at the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de La Almudena in Madrid. The couple have two daughters: Infantas Leonor and Sofia. It was business as usual for the Prince and Princess despite … Continue reading

Count Christian of Rosenborg Has Died

  May 22, 2013 at 12:13 pm by

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Count Christian of Rosenborg, a first cousin of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, died in his sleep in the late hours of May 21st. The 70-year-old Count, who was born a Prince of Denmark as the youngest son of Hereditary Prince Knud, passed away just before midnight at the Gentofte Hospital with his family by his side. He had suffered from throat cancer for several years. Prince Christian of Denmark … Continue reading

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima: “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″

  May 20, 2013 at 10:21 am by

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On Thursday May 16th, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ and “Oranje Fonds Kroonappels” awards ceremony at the Royal Palace.  Princess Beatrix was present too. The theme of the awards this year was “All Years count”, about what a group of people of different ages together can learn from each other. The winners of the “Appeltjes van Oranje 2013″ were: “Peeking at the neighbors, Southeast Care … Continue reading

Madeleine & Chris Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 19, 2013 at 11:05 am by

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Ahead of their June 8 nuptials, Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill have celebrated their marriage banns in a service at the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The service was led by Chaplain Lars-Göran Lönnermark, the Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen, and Chaplain Staffan Eklund. Among the guests were the immediate families of the bridal couple, the Swedish Prime Minister and Speaker of Parliament, and close … Continue reading

Prince Nikolai Marks Confirmation

  May 18, 2013 at 9:06 am by

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Denmark’s Prince Nikolai today celebrated his confirmation into the Lutheran faith during a private ceremony at the Fredensborg Palace Church. Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen, the Royal Family’s confessor and personal priest, oversaw the confirmation of the eldest grandchild of Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. Prince Nikolai’s immediate family were all present – his parents and stepparents, siblings, paternal grandparents, uncles and aunts and some cousins. His godparents – the Earl … Continue reading

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