Infanta Alicia Turned 95

  November 15, 2012 at 9:20 pm by

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On November 13th, Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria and Countess of Caserta celebrated her 95th birthday. A maternal aunt-in-law of King Juan Carlos, Infanta Alicia is the oldest member of the extended Spanish Royal Family. Born Princess Alicia of Princess of Bourbon-Parma in Vienna in 1917, she was the daughter of Prince Elio of Bourbon-Parma and Archduchess Maria Anna of Austria. In April 1936, she married Infante Alfonso de … Continue reading

Royal Anniversary: Death of Anne of France

  November 15, 2012 at 10:16 am by

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November 14th, 1522 This month, I’ve chosen Anne of France as my historical royal of the month. This French Princess was born the eldest daughter of Louis XI and Charlotte of Savoy in April 1461 and went onto become one of the most powerful European figures in the late 15th century. Anne is also known as Anne de Beaujeu as in November 1473, she married Pierre de Bourbon, Lord of … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Present Erasmus Prize 2012

  November 15, 2012 at 9:05 am by

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Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima were yesterday present at the awards ceremony of the Praemium Erasmianum Foundation, of which the Prince of Orange is patron. The awards ceremony took place at the Royal Palace of Amsterdam. During the ceremony, Prince Willem-Alexander presented this year’s prize to Daniel Dennett, an American philosopher who specialises in the philosophy of the mind, science and biology in the field of … Continue reading

Willem-Alexander & Maxima: One Day Visit to Istanbul

  November 13, 2012 at 10:47 am by

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On November 10, the Prince of Orange and Princess Maxima were in Turkey to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the beginning of the cultural and economic relations between the Netherlands and Turkey. The Crown Prince Couple was accompanied by the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Frans Timmermans. The Prince and the Princess attended several events through the day, beginning with a visit to the “Dutch-Turkish Brainport Innovation and Career” seminar at … Continue reading

The Remembrance Day: The Queen Leads Tributes to War Dead

  November 12, 2012 at 11:03 am by

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On November 11, Britain fell to remember its war dead at services across the country as the Queen led the nation in honouring the fallen. As the first stroke of 11am sounded, the country observed a traditional two-minute silence in honour of all those who had given their lives for their country and the Queen in all conflicts since World War One. The Queen laid the first wreath at the … Continue reading

Royal Anniversary: Birth of Princess Grace of Monaco

  November 12, 2012 at 9:57 am by

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November 12th, 1929 The iconic Grace Kelly was born on November 12th, 1929 in Philadelphia. Her father was the Irish-American John B. Kelly, Sr, who was also known as ‘Jack’, and her mother Margaret Katherine Majer, who was of German decent. The young Grace Kelly had a strict Roman Catholic upbringing with her siblings – Margaret, John and Lizanne. Prior to her marriage into the Princely Family of Monaco, Grace … Continue reading

Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo Expect First Child

  November 8, 2012 at 4:41 pm by

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Rumors have been circling since the engagement announcement of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo, but Tatiana has now confirmed that she is pregnant with the couples first child. The baby is due to be born in January 2013 and will be the first grandchild for the Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco. Any child born to Prince Albert II and his wife, Princess Charlene, will take the … Continue reading

The Queen of Spain Turns 74

  November 4, 2012 at 3:10 am by

Queen Sofia of Spain

Her Majesty the Queen of Spain celebrated her 74th birthday on November 2nd. The ever-popular Queen Sofia was born a Princess of Greece in 1938, the eldest child of the late King Paul of Greece and Queen Frederika. The then-Princess Sophia of Greece has two younger siblings, ex-King King Constantine II of Greece and Princess Irene of Greece. The future Queen Consort of Spain married Infante Juan Carlos of Spain … Continue reading

Baby Girl for Prince Hamzah & Princess Basmah

  November 4, 2012 at 3:00 am by

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His Royal Highness Prince Hamzah bin Al Hussein of Jordan and his second wife, Princess Basmah, welcomed this past Saturday a baby girl, named Zein. The newly-born Princess shares her name with her aunt, Princess Zein bint Al Hussein, and her late great-grandmother, Queen Zein Al Sharaf of Jordan. She has an elder half-sister, Princess Haya, from her father’s first marriage to Princess Noor bint Asem. Prince Hamzah, 32, is … Continue reading

Infanta Leonor Turns 7

  November 1, 2012 at 10:35 pm by

Infanta Leonor of Spain

Her Royal Highness Infanta Leonor of Spain celebrated her seventh birthday yesterday, October 31st. Currently second in line to the throne, Leonor is the eldest daughter of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, and has a younger sister, Infanta Sofia. Infanta Leonor was born on October 31st, 2005 and was baptised at the Chapel of the Palace of Zarzuela on January 14th, 2006. The King and Queen stood as her godparents. … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – October 2012

  November 1, 2012 at 6:00 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 October 2012. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Bunte has reported the pregnancy of Princess Felipa of Bavaria. The Princess and her husband, Christian Dienst, expect their first child in April of 2013. The Prince and Princess … Continue reading

Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo Turns 44

  October 29, 2012 at 10:41 pm by

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Her Excellency Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, Grandee of Spain celebrated her 44th birthday on October 28th. Simoneta is the only daughter of Infanta Pilar of Spain and the late Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, and is also the eldest niece of King Juan Carlos I. Her Excellency is not in line to the throne as her mother renounced her rights prior to her marriage to the late Visconde de la Torre. María de … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos on Official Visit to India

  October 29, 2012 at 9:22 pm by

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October 24th-27th, 2012 His Majesty King Juan Carlos paid an official visit to the Republic of India from October 24th until October 27th. His Majesty arrived at the International Airport in Mumbai late in the evening of Wednesday October 24th, and was received by the Spanish Ambassador. The King had arrived with four Spanish government ministers and a trade delegation as the aim of this visit was to boost and … Continue reading

Victoria and Daniel Inaugurate Friends Arena

  October 28, 2012 at 11:18 pm by

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Last night, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel were present at the inaugural concert of the brand new Friends Arena in Solna. Friends Arena is the largest indoor stadium in Scandinavia, featuring a retractable roof. and seating for between 50,000 and 65,000 spectators dependent on the event. It has cost an estimated $1.9billion Swedish Kroner to build and is named after a non-profit organisation supported by Swedbank AB which focuses … Continue reading

State Visit from Italy to the Netherlands

  October 28, 2012 at 10:41 pm by

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The Italian President Giorgio Napolitano and his wife Clio started a three-day State Visit to the Netherlands on October 23. They were welcomed by Queen Beatrix on Tuesday at the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague. In the afternoon the President had a meeting with the Italian community in the Netherlands. The first day ended with a state banquet. Prince Willem-Alexander, Princess Margriet and Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven were present. In … Continue reading

The 2012 Prince of Asturias Awards

  October 27, 2012 at 10:35 pm by

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The 2012 prestigious Prince of Asturias Awards took place last Friday, October 26th, in Oviedo, the historical capital of the Principality of Asturias. Shortly before noon on Thursday October 25th, the Prince and Princess of Asturias granted a series of audiences at the Council Room of the Reconquista Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, the Prince and Princess of Asturias attended a concert at the Auditorio Principe Felipe in Oviedo. … Continue reading

The Duchess of Braganza Presents the Order of St Isabel to European Royals

  October 27, 2012 at 7:36 pm by

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On October 27, the Duchess of Braganza conferred the Order of Saint Isabel upon several European royal ladies in recognition of their philanthropic work. Those honoured were Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess Christine of Orleans-Braganza ( née Princess de Ligne, wife of Prince Antonio of Orleans-Braganza) and Princess Eleanora of Ligne (née Princess of Orleans-Braganza and Wittelsbach, wife of Michel, … Continue reading

Royals Turn to Elie Saab For Luxembourg Wedding Gala

  October 25, 2012 at 9:09 am by

Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy in Elie Saab at her pre-wedding gala banquet; 19-10-2012

And the royals decided to wear Elie Saab. Lebanese designer Elie Saab, who shows at Paris Fashion Week, dressed seven royals at one gathering. The gathering was a reception dinner celebrating the marriage of Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. The most important person of the evening, Countess Stéphanie, wore a full embroidered grey gown with lace inserts and a low back draping see here . Her … Continue reading

Princess Madeleine Engaged to Chris O’Neill

  October 25, 2012 at 4:07 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has just announced the engagement of Princess Madeleine to Mr Christopher O’Neill. Both King Carl XVI Gustaf and the Swedish government have given their consent for the marriage. The couple have been dating since the end of 2010. In an interview with Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill posted on the Royal Court’s website, they reveal the engagement took place earlier in October, and that Mr O’Neill … Continue reading

Queen Sofia’s Visit to Bolivia

  October 24, 2012 at 9:08 pm by

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October 15th-19th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia embarked on a four-day visit to the Republic of Bolivia from October 15th until October 19th. Queen Sofia was accompanied on this visit by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and for Latin America, Jesus Gracia. The aim of the visit was to reaffirm that Bolivia will remain a priority for aid by the Spanish Government, despite the dire economic climate … Continue reading

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