Cristina Stands By Iñaki: “I Am Convinced of My Husband’s Innocence”

  March 4, 2016 at 5:47 am by

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Yesterday afternoon it was Infanta Cristina’s time to be heard during the Nóos trial. The Infanta and her husband are facing charges of corruption for embazzling 4,5 million Euros of public money. The Princess said that she has full confidence in her husband and his innocence. She also distanced herself again from the running of the company Aizoon, of which she was co-owner. She said that it was her husband … Continue reading

Queen Mathilde Celebrates Women’s Day In Advance

  March 4, 2016 at 5:35 am by

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Belgium’s Queen Mathilde appropriately marked Women’s Day by meeting … women. The Queen went to Brugges in West Flanders to meet several outstanding women of the province. Although International Women’s Day is only on March 8th, the Queen schedueled this event for yesterday. During a lunch she spoke with outstanding women from the province of West Flanders. According to the Belgian palace, the queen wanted to give special attention to … Continue reading

Princess Irene Sells Villa

  March 4, 2016 at 5:25 am by

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Princess Irene of The Netherlands sold her villa Marienhoeve in Wijk bij Duurstede. The house was only for sale for a few months. The princess wanted to live closer to her children and grand children and has moved to Wassenaar near The Hague. Her daughter Margarita lives in the same town while her eldest son, the duke of Parma, lives in The Hague. The asking price for the villa was … Continue reading

Letizia at Rare Diseases World Day

  March 4, 2016 at 5:08 am by

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Queen Letizia of Spain attended the Rare Diseases World Day at CSIC headquarters on March 3, 2016 in Madrid, Spain. The Queen is the honorary president for the Spanish federation of rare diseases. In her speech she emphasized the importance of more research about rare diseases. According to the queen there are 3 million people who suffer from a rare disease: “it is important that all of them feel welcome … Continue reading

Te Deum and Congratulations For Prince Oscar

  March 3, 2016 at 11:30 pm by

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The birth of prince Oscar has lead to a stream of congratulations for his parents and his big sister. In the afternoon there was a gun salute of 21 canon shots in Stockholm. The royal family went to a Te Deum, a service of thanksgiving. The Crown Princess and her newborn son were absent from the service, but most other adult members of the royal family attedend the event. Also present … Continue reading

Praise for King Mihai

  March 3, 2016 at 1:22 pm by

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Former King Mihai received a lot of praise in Romania today. Yesterday the king announced that he has health problems and that he would withdraw from public life and hand over his public responsibilities to his eldest daughter Crown Princess Margarita. Romania’s president Klaus Iohannis issued a statement in which he said he heard the news about the king’s health with worry and he hopes that the kill will find … Continue reading

Iñaki Denies Involvement of Cristina and Juan Carlos

  March 3, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

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Iñaki Urdangarin, husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain, had to testify in court again today. The former duke of Palma de Mallorca is a suspect in a fraud scandal. He and his business partner Diego Torres are accused of misusing public funds for their Nóos foundation. Iñaki denied that either his wife or his father-in-law knew about the embazzlements. He told them little about his business, only about a business … Continue reading

It’s A Boy for Victoria and Daniel: HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof, Duke of Skåne

  March 3, 2016 at 6:34 am by

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Crown Princess Victoria has given birth to a baby boy yesterday. The baby was born at 20:28 at the Karolinska Institut in Solna. The small prince weighs 3,655 kg. Prince Daniel gave a press conference in the evening. He told the assembled press that mother and child were doing well. This morning the family already left the hospital. Crown Princess Victoria was looking great while a proud prince Daniel carried … Continue reading

King Mihai Withdraws From Public Life

  March 2, 2016 at 3:20 pm by

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Former King Mihai of Romania (94)  will withdraw from public life and  will transfer his duties to his eldest daughter, Crown Princess Margaretha (66). The king announced this in a writter statement today, he also added that he hopes that his daughter will “find the wisdom and strength to represent me and fulfill my public duties.” King Michael has recently undergone surgery, after which he has been diagnosed with metastatic … Continue reading

Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern Has Died

  March 2, 2016 at 9:42 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court announced a short time ago that Prince Johann Georg von Hohenzollern, the husband of Princess Birgitta, passed away aged 83 today in a Munich hospital. “I and my family have received with great sadness the news that Princess Birgitta’s husband, Prince Johan Georg von Hohenzollern, has died. Our thoughts are with Princess Birgitta and her family,” a statement from King Carl XVI Gustaf, the Princess’s brother, … Continue reading

Princess Marie Lends A Hand To Help World’s Vulnerable Women

  March 2, 2016 at 7:41 am by

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Denmark’s Princess Marie on Monday gave her time at a charity drive in Copenhagen, as part of her work with DanChurchAid, whose annual national fundraiser is coming up on March 13. She helped sell cups of pumpkin soup at the market Torvehallerne to raise money for the theme of this year’s fundraiser, “Share your time with the poorest women in the world.” The soup had previously been made by immigrant women at … Continue reading

Royal Glasshouses in Laeken Open to Raise Money For Queen’s Fund

  March 2, 2016 at 5:07 am by

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The beautiful royal glasshouses of Laeken Palace, Brussels will be opened from April 15th to May 6th. A visit will cost 2,50 Euros. The proceeds will go to the Queen’s Fund, a foundation that helps Belgian families in need. Queen Fabiola left her entire estate to this fund, as became clear last month. The glasshouses were built by king Leopold II and store a remarkable collection of exotic plants and flowers. … Continue reading

Queen Máxima Poses With Her Ladies

  March 2, 2016 at 4:55 am by

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Queen Máxima of The Netherlands posed at her home, Villa Eikenhorst in Wassenaar, with her four ladies-in-waiting for  a special picture.  Since 2013 the number of ladies-in-waiting has been reduced as Queen Beatrix – as reigning monarch- needed more of them. King Willem-Alexander also posed for a photo with his 14 chambarlains. The ladies are, from left to right: Baroness M.L.A. (Bibi) van Zuylen van Nijevelt, née Jonkvrouwe den Beer … Continue reading

Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval Take Daughter on First Ski Vacation

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

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Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans, Duke of Anjou and his wife Diane, Duchess of Cadaval shared some phots of their skiing trip on social media. The Duke said it is the first time their daugher Princess Isabelle is learning to ski. The family went to the ski resort of Baqueira-Beret, in the Spanish Pyrenees. Although there was a lot of snow, the winter sun failed to get through. The duke, duchess and … Continue reading

Mathilde Looks Lovely in Pink During Hospital Visit

  March 2, 2016 at 4:29 am by

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Queen Mathilde of Belgium visited the Queen Astrid Military Hospital of Neder-over-Heembeek near Brussels. The Queen looked lovely in a pale pink outfit, probably by her favourite designer Natan. The 7th Queen of the Belgians got a tour of the hopital, mainly focussing on a center of burn wounds and a center for phychological care. The latter must have been interesting for the Queen, who studied psychology at the Catholic … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – January and February 2016

  March 2, 2016 at 12:00 am by

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With the new year, we thought it would be a nice idea to post again a monthly blog entry with the main updates from the Royal Genealogy threads. So, here we are… Births: 2016 started with the birth, on 7 January, of Kareemah Talhouni, daughter of Nasser Talhouni and of his wife Princess Nejla bint Asem of Jordan. Later that month, on 16 January, Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor (the … Continue reading

Frederik and Mary’s Third Day in Saudi Arabia

  March 1, 2016 at 8:22 pm by

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On their third and final day in Saudi Arabia, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary had a number of joint and solo events before finishing the day at a reception at the Danish Ambassador’s residence. First, the couple were given a tour of the King Abdullah Financial District construction zone, which has a Danish architect behind its design. Successful trip! #princessmary #kronprinsessemary #kronprinsessan #denmark #crownprincessmary #danishroyals #royals #royalty #prinzessin #princessmaryofdenmark … Continue reading

Haakon and Mette-Marit Visit Alna

  March 1, 2016 at 5:31 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and  Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway visited the city of Alna today. They went to this city close to the Norwegian capital to open a new library and activity center. The couple met with toddlers from a local school, with whom they talked about books. The Crown Princess told the press she was impressed with the new library. She also added that she herself only became interested … Continue reading

Princess Alexia Released From Hospital

  March 1, 2016 at 3:18 pm by

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King Willem-Alexander posted some good news about his second daughter on Facebook: Princess Alexia has been released from hospital in Austria. He added she will now have to work on her rehabilitation and that she will be walking with the help of crutches for a while. The King also thanked everybody who shared their well wishes. The princess broke her leg last saturday during the family winter sport vacation in  … Continue reading

Controversy Around Beatrix Sailboat Coninues: Costs Estimated at 1,5 Million Euros

  March 1, 2016 at 11:11 am by

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The controversy around the maintenance costs of Princess Beatrix’s sail boat, the ‘Groene Draeck’ (Green Dragon), continues. Beatrix received the boat for her 18th birthday in 1957 from the Dutch state. The gift consisted of two parts: the boat itself and the promise to maintain the boat. Since a few years members of parliament have started to question the maintenance costs of the boat. They were considered too high and … Continue reading

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