Felipe and Letizia’s 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 23, 2014 at 1:10 am by

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The Prince and Princess of Asturias celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on May 22nd. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne married former journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano in a lavish ceremony at the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid, which was attended by the entire Spanish Royal Family and a host of other foreign royal guests in 2004. The couple currently have two daughters, Infantas Leonor … Continue reading

Princess Ayah Weds Mohamad Halawani

  May 23, 2014 at 1:03 am by

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The Hashemite Royal Family of Jordan gathered on Thursday to celebrate the marriage of Princess Ayah bint Feisal bin Al Hussein and her fiance, Mohamad Halawani. The couple, who were engaged last June, tied the knot in a lavish wedding reception held at Zahran Palace in Amman. According to Petra News Agency, the ceremony was attended by a number of princess and princesses, including the bride’s parents Prince Feisal bin … Continue reading

New Photo of Princess Leonore

  May 20, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Court has released a new photograph of Princess Leonore, in connection with the publication of a special christening website. Leonore, who was born on February 20 in New York City, is shown in the arms of her mother, Princess Madeleine, while her father, Christopher O’Neill, sits next to them. The christening website, available here, provides information about Princess Leonore’s upcoming christening on June 8, as well as … Continue reading

Hamdan & Nasser Win Endurance Race At Royal Windsor Horse Show

  May 20, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

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Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Dubai’s Crown Prince, and Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain won the Royal Windsor Endurance 120km CEI** competition race. The two brothers-in-law crossed the finishing line hand in hand. After the race, Sheikh Nasser said, “We wanted to make both fathers happy – King Hamad and my father-in-law Mohammed Bin Rashid – by crossing the line together.” Sheikh Nasser went on saying, … Continue reading

Queen Rania Launches Edrak Initiative

  May 20, 2014 at 2:18 am by

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As part of Her Majesty’s efforts supporting education in the Arab world, Queen Rania of Jordan launched yesterday a non-profit Arabic platform for Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) named Edrak. The platform is the first of its kind in the region and aims to provide Arab learners with great access opportunities to many of the online courses taught at leading universities worldwide such as Harvard and MIT. Edrak, which means realization, … Continue reading

Princess Estelle Performs First Official Engagement

  May 19, 2014 at 12:11 am by

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On 17 May, Princess Estelle took part in her first official engagement as Duchess of Östergötland, which was inaugurating “Duchess Estelle’s Fairytale Path” in Tåkern, Östergötland, in Sweden. At 11:45 am, the little Princess arrived with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, at Linköping Castle, where they were received by the governor of Östergötland, Elisabeth Nilsson, the county’s director, Kristina Zetterström, and they mayor of Linköping, Ann-Catrine Hjerdt. … Continue reading

The Last of the Valois

  May 18, 2014 at 6:48 am by

Marguerite de Valois, c 1566

Marguerite de Valois, Princess of France was born at the Royal Chateau of Saint-Germain-en-Laye on May 14, 1553, the youngest surviving daughter of Henri II of France and Catherine de Médici. The Princess was named in honour of her father’s devoted sister, Marguerite de France, Duchess de Berry. The young Marguerite – who was known simply as Margot by her family – was raised at the sophisticated French Valois court. Marguerite had three older and … Continue reading

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands Turns 43

  May 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm by

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Queen Máxima of the Netherlands celebrates her 43rd birthday on May 17th. Born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti in Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 1971, her father is a retired Argentine politician, Jorge Zorreguieta, and her mother is María del Carmen Cerruti Carricart. Máxima has two brothers and a sister, as well as three half-sisters from her father’s first marriage. Prior to her marriage, Máxima worked as an investment banker having obtained … Continue reading

Zara Phillips’s 33rd Birthday

  May 16, 2014 at 6:45 am by

Zara Phillips

On 15 May, Zara Phillips, the Queen’s eldest granddaughter, celebrated her thirty third birthday. Zara Phillips was born on 15 May 1981 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London, England. She is the youngest daughter and child of Anne, Princess Royal and her former husband, Captain Mark Phillips. She was christened on 27 July 1981 and her godparents were The Duke of York, The Countess of Lichfield, Helen, Lady Stuart, Andrew … Continue reading

Second Child for Prince Edouard and Princess Isabella de Ligne

  May 16, 2014 at 6:43 am by

Prince Edouard and Princess Isabella de Ligne

On 9 May 2014, Princess Isabella de Ligne and her husband Prince Edouard welcomed their second child, a girl. The little princess was named Athénaïs, and her full name is Athénaïs Allegra Isabella. She bears the title of HH Princess Athénaïs de Ligne de la Trémoïlle. She joins her elder sister, Princess Althea, who was born in 2010. Princess Isabella, then known as Isabella Orsini, married Prince Edouard de Ligne civilly on … Continue reading

New Portraits for Danish 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm by

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The Danish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children to celebrate the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary. The series includes photos of the couple together, with their children, and then the children together and individually. They were all taken by Franne Voight, at Amalienborg. The photos were shot in April this year. Apart from the new photographs, a handful … Continue reading

Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland Turns 35

  May 13, 2014 at 8:37 pm by

Prince Carl Philip attends the 2013 Nobel Prize Awards

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland celebrates his 35th birthday on May 13th. The Swedish Prince, who was born in 1979, is the second child and only son of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. His full name is Carl Philip Edmund Bertil and he was baptised at the Royal Palace Church on August 31st, 1979. His chosen godparents were his late great-uncle Prince Bertil, Duke of … Continue reading

Royal of the Month: Élisabeth of France

  May 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm by

Princess Élisabeth in 1788

For the month of May, I have chosen Princess Élisabeth of France as my featured royal. Also known as Madame Élisabeth, she was the youngest sister of Louis XVI of France. The Princess followed her brother and sister-in-law to the guillotine in 1794 during the Terror. Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène de France was born early on the morning of May 3rd, 1764 at the Royal Palace of Versailles. The Princess was the youngest daughter … Continue reading

Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor Expecting Third Child

  May 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm by

Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with their two eldest sons, Albert and Leopold

On 29 April, it was announced that Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor are expecting their third child. As a result, Lady Nicholas Windsor is the oldest royal mother-to-be at forty five years old. Articles have said that one of the couple’s Catholic friends has said that “it is a miracle that Paola is having her child at her age so soon after the ceremony of the Popes”. Lord and Lady … Continue reading

Vote in the April 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  May 9, 2014 at 2:13 am by

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Please vote in the April 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Men’s Hair. The polls will remain open until 30 April 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Dutch Royals attend Remembrance & Liberation Day

  May 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

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On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Sunday May 4th, were present at the memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Then in the Dam Square took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument. Two minutes of silence were observed. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along … Continue reading

Princess Haya Turns 40

  May 3, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan celebrates today her 40th birthday. Princess Haya was born on May 3, 1974 in Amman. She is the daughter of the late King Hussein I (1935-1999) and his third wife, the late Queen Alia (1948-1977). She was named after King Hussein’s aunt.  Princess Haya has one brother, Prince Ali, and one sister, Abir Muhaisen, who was adopted when she was one year old. … Continue reading

March 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  May 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the March2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: March 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Norway Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Jordan * The Netherlands * Great Britain Crazy or Statement Hats (March 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Spain Third Place: Sweden Congratulations to all winning teams!

“Road To The Crown” Exhibition Opens at Marienburg

  May 1, 2014 at 12:56 am by

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The heirs of Hanover yesterday officially opened The Road To The Crown – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers exhibition celebrating the history of the Hanoverian Kingdom. Prince Ernst August Jr and Prince Christian, sons of Prince Ernst August V, welcomed 250 guests to Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen for the opening. Among the guests were Prince Heinrich of Hanover, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

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As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

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