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

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

An official image of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O'Neill released in the leadup to their wedding

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

Princess Margaretha and John Ambler during their cortege following their wedding ceremony in June 1964

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

Princess Astrid of Belgium

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

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

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