Infanta Margarita Admitted to Madrid Hospital

  July 5, 2012 at 8:30 am by

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Madrid, Spain – July 4th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita, Duchess of Soria and Hernani has been admitted to a Madrid hospital having suffered a high fever. The youngest sister of King Juan Carlos was due to attend the opening of the academic year of the Dukes of Soria Foundation but was too unwell to do so. Around this time last year, Infanta Margarita was also admitted to the … Continue reading

Queen Sonja’s 75th Birthday

  July 4, 2012 at 12:00 am by

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Today, Queen Sonja celebrates her 75th birthday. She was born as Sonja Haraldsen on July 4th, 1937. She grew up in the district of Vinderen in Oslo as the youngest child of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen. She met Crown Prince Harald in 1959. The couple had to wait 9 years until King Olav had given his consent for the Crown Prince to marry a commoner, after the Crown Prince … Continue reading

Princess Eugenie Earns a 2:1 University Degree

  July 3, 2012 at 1:38 pm by

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Princess Eugenie has been awarded a 2:1 in her degree from Newcastle University. Eugenie started at Newcastle in September 2009; she had previously gained A grades in English and Art, and a B in History of Art in her A-levels at Marlborough College. The younger daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York read a combined degree in English Literature and History of Art. When asked about the Princess’s plans … Continue reading

Queen Sofia’s Visit to the Philippines

  July 3, 2012 at 8:46 am by

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July 2nd,2012 Her Majesty The Queen embarked on a five-day visit to the Philippines on Monday July 2nd, 2012. Queen Sofia was accompanied by the Spanish Secretary of State for International Cooperation and Latin America and was warmly received with full honours at the Ninoy Aquino Airport in Manila. This visit by Queen Sofia is her third visit to the Philippines and follows previous visits in 2002 and 2003. The … Continue reading

Spanish Royal Family Host an Audience for National Football Team

  July 3, 2012 at 6:48 am by

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Madrid – July 2nd, 2012 His Majesty The King was joined by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias and the Infantas Leonor, Sofia and Elena at the Palacio de la Zarzuela to host an audience in honour of the National Football Team. Shortly after arriving at the Madrid-Barajas Airport, the winning Spanish Team departed for the Palace where they were greeted by a jubilant King Juan Carlos … Continue reading

Prince Felipe attends Euro 2012 Final in Kiev

  July 3, 2012 at 6:16 am by

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Kiev, Ukraine – July 1st, 2012 His Royal Highness The Prince of Asturias attended the UEFA Euro 2012 Final between Spain and Italy on Sunday in Kiev, Ukraine. Prince Felipe joined thousands of Spanish supporters at the Olympic Stadium in Kiev to watch the match. Seated in the Royal Box with the Prince of Asturias was the Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy ,and the Spanish Minister of Culture, Education and … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Anjou Present Twin Sons

  July 2, 2012 at 6:51 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Anjou, Prince Louis Alphonso and Princess María Margarita, have presented their twin sons, Prince Louis, Duke of Bourgogne, and Prince Alphonse, Duke of Berry, on 30 June 2012. The Duke and Duchess were married on 5 (civil) and 6 (religious) November 2004. Their first child, Princess Eugénie, was born on 5 March 2007. The Princes were born on 28 May 2010. In the future, Prince … Continue reading

Prince Frederik as Guest Editor of MetroXpress ‘Olympic’ Edition

  July 2, 2012 at 6:14 pm by

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Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark was the guest editor of the Special Olympic Edition of MetroXpress on 26 June 2012. The focus of the Wednesday 27 June issue lays on sports, health and the Olympic Games. The issue also included an interview with the Crown Prince about his IOC-work and about the Olympic Games itself. More information about Crown Prince Frederik’s current events and other news and pictures of the … Continue reading

Confirmed: Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo Announce Engagement

  July 2, 2012 at 5:49 pm by

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The engagement of Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo became known today. The groom-to-be is the oldest of 4 children of the Princess of Hanover, Hereditary Princess Caroline of Monaco. His father is the late Stephano Casiraghi, his mother’s second husband. Andrea is currently second in the line of succession to the Monegasque throne, after his mother. Tatiana is the daughter of the late Julio Mario Santo Domingo Braga and Vera Rechulski. … Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Monaco Celebrate First Wedding Anniversary

  July 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm by

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The Prince and Princess of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène, celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday (civil wedding) and today (religious wedding). To celebrate this, the Princely Court released an official picture of the couple. A quote from the Prince related to the couples first wedding anniversary: “We are really happy and I have the feeling that it happened yesterday. I am very proud of what my wife has … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – June 2012

  July 1, 2012 at 12:01 am 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 June 2012. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Princess Benigna Reuss and Don Oscar Ascoz y Planes had their first child, Don Jaime María de Ascoz y Reuss, on 1 June. Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum … Continue reading

Jordan’s Crown Prince Turns 18

  June 29, 2012 at 9:28 am by

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His Royal Highness Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan celebrated his eighteenth birthday on Thursday. Prince Hussein was born in Amman on June 28, 1994 as the eldest son of Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan. He was named Crown Prince through a Royal Decree issued in July 2009. According to Petra News Agency, the Crown Prince received a letter from his father congratulating and … Continue reading

Stéphanie Joins Future In-Laws for Red Cross Event

  June 28, 2012 at 11:57 pm by

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Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy joined her future in-laws today at Berg Castle yesterday, for a special presentation by the Red Cross canine unit. The Countess was at the event with her fiancé, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, his parents, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, and his younger brothers, Prince Félix and Prince Louis, who brought along his wife Tessy and their two sons, Gabriel and Noah. The Red … Continue reading

Princess Christina to be a Grandmother

  June 28, 2012 at 9:11 am by

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Princess Christina and her husband, Tord Magnuson, are set to become grandparents later this year. The couple’s youngest son, Victor, is expecting his first child with girlfriend Frida Bergström. The news was revealed by Bergström to Swedish magazine Svensk Damtidning. She said that the couple were “very, very excited” and “so happy” about the baby. Magnuson and Bergström have been a couple for several years; Bergström attended Crown Princess Victoria … Continue reading

Princess Margarita visits Mark Twain School

  June 28, 2012 at 1:34 am by

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Crown Princess Margarita of Romania yesterday paid a visit to the Mark Twain International School in Bucharest, where she met with teachers and pupils. During her visit, the Princess was able to watch the students perform a play featuring a cast of princesses and court jesters. She also toured the school’s learning facilities, before having a meeting with some of the faculty, where she was able to learn about the … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: Brooches Worn at Ascot

  June 27, 2012 at 8:36 pm by

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Whenever the Queen attends Ascot races, we are certain to be treated to five different outfits (with bookies placing bets on the colour of Her Majesty’s hat every day) and five different brooches. Queen Elizabeth didn’t disappoint this year as well, wearing some of her beautiful pieces – each meticulously chosen to match her ensemble of the day. Some of the brooches were the among those we see quite often, … Continue reading

The Queen to Give William and Kate a Cottage at Sandringham

  June 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm by

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Prince William received many presents for his milestone 30th birthday, including a portrait of his wife and a sea ride. However, quite possibly the biggest present came from his grandmother, the Queen. According to reports, Her Majesty plans to give the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge a cottage on her Sandringham estate; at the moment, it is not known which of the many cottages Queen Elizabeth intends to present her … Continue reading

Prince Naruhito Begins Visit to Thailand

  June 25, 2012 at 11:49 pm by

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Japan’s Crown Prince Naruhito has begun an official visit to Thailand today, arriving in Bangkok this morning. Upon his arrival, the Crown Prince inspected an honour guard. The Prince was officially welcomed at Government House by the country’s Prime Minister, Ms Yingluck Shinawatra. The national anthems of Japan and Thailand were played at the ceremony, which, due to unfortunate weather, had to take place under umbrellas to protect the duo … Continue reading

Royal Ascot 2012: Days 3, 4 and 5

  June 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm by

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Time for a report on Royal Ascot Day 3 to 5. Some pretty exciting things happened, from a victory from one of the Queen’s horses (her 21st victory at Royal Ascot), to a brilliant performance from Black Caviar. Queen Elizabeth attended each day with various members of her family joining her in support. Day 3 The Ladies Day at Ascot started amid rain and forecasts of a thunderstorm. The Queen … Continue reading

Princess Marie Opens Refurbished Charity Shop

  June 25, 2012 at 11:32 pm by

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Princess Marie was in Tønder today, as patron of the DanChurchAid organisation. Her visit was to officially open the recently refurbished charity thrift shop run by the organisation. The thrift shop, which opened in 1982, was renovated in the past few months to create a larger premises. Princess Marie met with the volunteers who run the store, as well as the store’s manager, Else Rasmussen, and the Secretary General of DanChurchAid, … Continue reading

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