Prince Joachim Attends Rededication of Danish Military Cemetery

  June 16, 2013 at 6:59 am by

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Prince Joachim travelled down to northern France on Friday June 14th, to attend a ceremony rededicating the Danish Military Cemetery in the town of Braine. The Prince held a speech at the gates of the cemetery, before unveiling a new bronze plaque on the wall rededicating the cemetery to the Danish soldiers who lie there. He then laid a wreath at the cemetery’s remembrance monument, before being given a tour … Continue reading

Emir of Qatar To Abdicate?

  June 16, 2013 at 6:01 am by

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Several local and foreign trusted news agencies, including Reuters, the Daily Telegraph and the Financial Times, are reporting that Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, the Emir of Qatar, is to announce that he will be giving up his powers in favour of his son, the current Crown Prince, Sheikh Tamim. The reason for Sheikh Hamad to give up his powers is because of health problems. Also reportedly stepping down … Continue reading

Princess Mary Presents Medals at Free From Bullying Relay

  June 16, 2013 at 3:45 am by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary was present yesterday at the sixth annual ‘Free From Bullying’ relay event held at Fælledparken in Copenhagen. Princess Mary, wearing a white top and jeans, took part alongside the hundreds of children running the relay in a pre-relay warm-up. It was then time for the yellow-shirt clad children to run the kilometer-long relay track, with the Princess and presenters from children’s station DR Ramasjang – Mikkel, … Continue reading

Trooping the Colour 2013

  June 16, 2013 at 3:09 am by

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The British Royal Family were out in full force yesterday to mark the Queen’s official birthday with the annual Trooping the Colour parade. Queen Elizabeth II was joined by her first cousin, the Duke of Kent, for the journey from Buckingham Palace down The Mall towards Horse Guards Parade to receive the official salute from the Household Cavalry. She was joined by the Duke in place of her husband, the … Continue reading

Royal Wedding Look-Back: King Hussein and Lisa Halaby

  June 15, 2013 at 6:00 am by

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Today marks the 35th wedding anniversary of the late King Hussein I of Jordan with the American Elizabeth Halaby. Elizabeth (Lisa) Halaby was born in the United States into a prominent Arab-American family. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby, former Pan American World Airways President, and Doris Carlquist. She has one sister, Alexa, and one brother, Christian. Lisa joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, … Continue reading

Queen Fabiola Turns 85

  June 13, 2013 at 6:19 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Fabiola of Belgium celebrated her 85th birthday on June 11th. The Spanish-born widow of the late beloved King Baudouin of Belgium was born in Madrid in 1928. Queen Fabiola was the fourth daughter of the Count and Countess of Mora and her godmother was none other than Queen Victoria Eugenia of Spain. In December 1960, Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón married King Baudouin of Belgium at … Continue reading

Vote in the May 2013 Picture of the Month Polls!

  June 13, 2013 at 3:17 am by

Please vote in the May 2013 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Weddings of Minor Royals. The polls will remain open until 30 June 2013. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Prince Henrik of Denmark Turns 79

  June 11, 2013 at 11:30 am by

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June 11th, 2013 His Royal Highness Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark was born on June 11th, 1934 in Talence, Gironde, France. The son of Count André de Laborde de Monpezat and Renée Doursenot, he spent part of his childhood in the then French Indochina and later joined the French Foreign Affairs Ministry in London. This is where he met Princess Margrethe of Denmark, eldest daughter of King Frederick IX. The … Continue reading

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

The Duke of Edinburgh arrives for the coronation anniversary service on June 4th

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

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

The Duke of Edinburgh arrives for the coronation anniversary service on June 4th

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

King Albert II of the Belgians

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

Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill

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

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