Princess Charlène Opens Grace Kelly Exhibition

  March 11, 2012 at 9:28 am by

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Princess Charlène of Monaco has been in Australia this week, to officially open the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibition at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria. Arriving in Melbourne earlier this week, the Princess spent some down-time out of the public eye which included a private dinner with the Lady Mayoress of Melbourne at the Melbourne Town Hall on March 9th. The same day, Princess Charlène paid a visit to … Continue reading

Danish Princess to be Christened on May 20

  March 9, 2012 at 8:04 am by

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The Danish Royal Court today announced that the christening of its youngest member, the infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, will take place on May 20th. In a brief statement released by Kurt Bache, the private secretary for Prince Joachim’s household, it was revealed that the christening will be held at the Møgeltønder Church, the same church where the infant’s parents were married and where her older brothers, … Continue reading

Anniversary of the Death of Luis Gómez-Acebo

  March 9, 2012 at 7:53 am by

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March 9th marks the anniversary of the death of Don Luis Gómez-Acebo, Viscount de la Torre who was the late husband of HRH Infanta Pilar of Spain and a brother-in-law to His Majesty The King. Don Luis died aged 56 in Madrid on March 9th, 1991 having battled cancer for many years. The couple married were married in May 1967 in Lisbon, Portugal and had five children together. Don Luis … Continue reading

Queen & Prince Philip Begin Jubilee Tours in Leicester

  March 8, 2012 at 10:23 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh kicked off their Diamond Jubilee tours of the country today in Leicester. They were joined by the Duchess of Cambridge. The trio departed from London’s St Pancras station this morning, arriving in Leicester just over an hour later. They were greeted by Leicester’s station manager, Mr David Oldershaw. The first stop on the royal timetable was a cultural dance in the De … Continue reading

Dutch Royals Back on Official Duty

  March 7, 2012 at 8:46 pm by

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Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands was back on official duty today, her first engagement since the February 17 skiing accident of her son, Prince Friso. The Queen was in Soesterberg, about an hour’s drive south-west of Amsterdam, to open a new barracks of the Explosives Ordinance Disposal (EOD) unit of the Ministry of Defence. The barracks, named Sergeant-Major Scheickkazerne in Dutch, has been named after the first Dutch EOD specialist … Continue reading

Charlotte Casiraghi, Face of Gucci Campaign

  March 7, 2012 at 4:59 am by

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The Italian fashion label Gucci yesterday launched a new campaign featuring Charlotte Casiraghi as its main face. In a series of photos and a video promoting the label’s new ‘Forever New’ advertising campaign, Ms Casiraghi is photographed in what may be her most natural setting – a horse stable. The photographs were taken by Peter Lindbergh, and feature Charlotte with her horse, Carryduff. The advertising campaign was orchestrated by both … Continue reading

The Travelling Windsors

  March 6, 2012 at 12:38 am by

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As was announced earlier, the British Royal Family will be undertaking a series of official visits this year to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. Currently, the Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Harry are in the Caribbean, visiting various Commonwealth countries in the region. The Earl and Countess of Wessex’s trip began on February 21st, in St Lucia. The couple spent two days on the small island, visiting … Continue reading

Infanta Margarita of Spain Celebrates her 73rd Birthday

  March 6, 2012 at 12:00 am by

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March 6th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Margarita of Spain, Duchess of Soria and Hernani celebrates her 73rd birthday on March 6th. A younger sister of His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain, Margarita was born on March 6th, 1939 in Rome, Italy and has been blind since birth. The youngest child of the late Count and Countess of Barcelona was born during the Royal Family’s exile during the … Continue reading

Infanta Elena visits Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli

  March 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

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2nd of March, 2012 – Madrid Carrying on a 300 year old tradition in the Spanish Royal Family, Her Royal Highness Infanta Elena of Spain paid a visit to the Basílica de Nuestro Padre Jesús de Medinaceli in Madrid. The Roman Catholic Basilica houses the shrine of the statue of Padre Jesús Nazareno, which dates from the 1680s. The Spanish Royal Family have a long history of devotion to this … Continue reading

Princess Mary in Washington, DC for Women’s Conference

  March 3, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

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Crown Princess Mary was in Washington, D.C. last week, attending the Second World Conference of Women’s Shelters. The Crown Princess was in attendance in conjunction with her work with The Mary Foundation. Her visit began on February 27th, when she presented a donation of $USD2.3million to the Inter-American Development Bank’s Gender and Diversity Multi-Donor Fund on behalf of the Danish Government, taking place at the IDB headquarters. Princess Mary was … Continue reading

The Duke of Palma appears before Balearic Court

  March 3, 2012 at 9:00 pm by

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Saturday February 25th, 2012 Last Saturday, His Excellency Don Inaki Urdangarín, the Duke of Palma de Mallorca, arrived at the High Court of Palma de Mallorca via a side entrance. The husband of Infanta Cristina of Spain had been summoned to appear before the court to give evidence over allegations regarding the misappropriation of several millions euros of public funds. Before entering the High Court, Don Inaki stopped briefly to … Continue reading

Prince Friso Transferred to Wellington Clinic in London

  March 1, 2012 at 3:24 pm by

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Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau has been transferred to the Wellington Clinic in London, England. The RVD announced this today at 18.18 o’clock Duch time. The Wellington Clinic has been chosen based on advice from experts. Their advice was based on the condition of the Prince. London will also provide Countess Luana and Countess Zaria with the most prospects for continuity and stability. In the same announcement, the RVD repeated the … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – February 2012

  March 1, 2012 at 12:00 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 February 2012. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies The youngest sister of Belgian Princess Mathilde, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz, and her husband Baron Nicolas Janssen, had their first child. Baroness Cordelia Janssen was born on … Continue reading

Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammed in Ankara

  February 29, 2012 at 4:30 am by

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General Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi made a one day visit to Ankara, Turkey. During the visit, Sheikh Mohammed and his delegation met with President Abdullah Gul at the presidential palace. During the meeting, they talked about ways to boost ties & relationship between the two countries. Sheikh Mohammed said  ”While we highlight the importance … Continue reading

Was Charlene A ‘Hit Or Miss’ At The Oscars?

  February 27, 2012 at 12:38 pm by

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Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 84th Annual Academy Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday wearing an Akris Spring 2012 runway outfit which was modified for the Princess. Princess Charlene’s modified version was in white, see here and here. Between the A-listers, one can say that  the Princess made no effort in standing out or wore the wrong color or the outfit was boring or even the style didn’t suit … Continue reading

First Photos of Princess Estelle

  February 27, 2012 at 7:33 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has published the first portraits of Princess Estelle, the newborn daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The series of three photos were taken at Haga Palace over the weekend, and are believed to have been shot by King Carl XVI Gustaf. In the photos, Princess Estelle wears a cardigan knitted by Alice Sommerlath, the late mother of Queen Silvia. Princess Estelle was born on … Continue reading

Death of Infanta Maria Adelaide de Bragança van Uden

  February 26, 2012 at 2:58 am by

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Maria Adelaide Manuela Amélia Micaela Rafaela de Bragança van Uden was born on January 31st, 1912 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, France to Dom Miguel II Duke of Bragança and Princess Maria Theresa of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, her godparents where Dom Manuel II, King of Portugal and his mother Dona Amelia, Queen of Portugal. The Infanta passed away Friday February 24th, 2012, only 24 days after celebrating her 100th birthday. The Infanta passed away peacefully … Continue reading

Swedish Princess Named Estelle

  February 23, 2012 at 2:02 am by

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UPDATE 24/02/12 at 06:33: King Carl XVI Gustaf has just announced that the newborn daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel has been named Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary. She has the title Duchess Of Östergötland.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden are the proud parents of a newborn baby girl. The infant, second in line for the Swedish throne, was born at 04:26 this morning, February 23rd at the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna. She weighed 3200 grams and was 51 centimetres long. Her name will be revealed tomorrow at a special cabinet meeting. Continue reading

Princess Victoria Admitted to Karolinska Hospital

  February 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm by

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UPDATE 23/02/12 at 01:23: Prince Daniel will be speaking to the press at 07:00, Swedish time. That’s in approximately forty minutes. Click here for live coverage from TV4 in Sweden. The Crown Princess of Sweden has been admitted to the Karolinska University Hospital in Solna for the birth of her first child. The news was confirmed by the Swedish Royal Court’s information chief, Bertil Ternert, about an hour ago. Princess … Continue reading

The Duchess of Anjou and Cadaval Gives Birth to a Girl

  February 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm by

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Prince Charles-Philippe and Princess Diana of Orléans, The Duke and Duchess of Anjou and The Duke-Consort and Duchess of Cadaval, had their first child, Princess Isabelle, on 22 February 2012. The Duchess gave birth to the little Princess in Lisbon, Portugal. According to the new parents, the new Princess of Orléans is named after her great-grandmother, the late Countess of Paris, Princess Isabelle of Orléans, née Princess of Orléans-Braganza. In addition, … Continue reading

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