Princess Astrid Celebrates Fiftieth Birthday

  June 6, 2012 at 9:16 am by

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Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este yesterday celebrated her fiftieth birthday. To mark the occasion, the Belgian Royal Court released a series of portraits of Princess Astrid and her husband, Prince Lorenz. A birthday party was also held on Saturday June 2nd at the Royal Palace of Laeken, which was attended by Princess Astrid’s children, parents, and her younger brother with his family. During the luncheon, the Princess was … Continue reading

Doña Irene Urdangarín turns 7

  June 6, 2012 at 3:11 am by

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Her Excellency Doña Irene Urdangarín y de Borbón celebrates her 7th birthday today. She is the only daughter of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma and Don Inaki Urdangarín the Duke Consort of Palma. Doña Irene was born on June 5th, 2005 in Barcelona, Spain. At one month old, Her Excellency was baptized on the 14th of July, 2005 in the garden of the Palacio de la Zarzuela. Her Excellency was named … Continue reading

Diamond Jubilee Concert

  June 5, 2012 at 5:55 am by

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Over half a million people joined the British Royal Family and music royalty for an absolutely unforgettable performance. The Queen arrived about halfway through the performance; as she made her way to her seat, accompanied by the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, the crowds broke into a standing ovation and laud cheers. Her Majesty was wearing a cocktail dress of gold lame designed by Angela Kelly under … Continue reading

Prince Philip Hospitalised With Infection

  June 4, 2012 at 12:43 pm by

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The Duke of Edinburgh was hospitalised on Monday with a bladder infection and will miss the rest of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations, Buckingham Palace said. The statement about Prince Philip’s health said: “His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh was taken to King Edward VII Hospital in London this afternoon, from Windsor Castle, as a precautionary measure after developing a bladder infection, which is being assessed and treated. Prince Philip … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Jardine Star Brooch

  June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm by

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The Diamond Jubilee Thames River Pageant was without a doubt the single most exciting and eagerly awaited event during the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations. In the best traditions of pomp and pageantry, the British put on a magnificent display that is certain to be remembered for decades to come. For such an important event, Her Majesty had to wear a piece of jewellery that didn’t disappoint. Unfortunately, tiaras and statement necklaces … Continue reading

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant: Fashion

  June 4, 2012 at 12:31 pm by

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With all eyes on the Queen, the outfit she would chose to wear for the Pageant was certain to attract a lot of attention – and Her Majesty made sure she didn’t disappoint onlookers. Her entire ensemble was carefully thought through and meticulously designed. Queen Elizabeth wore an ivory dress and coat in white Boucle fabric and threaded throughout with silk ribbon, designed by Angela Kelly. The Boucle had been … Continue reading

The Diamond Jubilee: Pageant on the River Thames

  June 4, 2012 at 12:22 pm by

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The Diamond Jubilee Pageant certainly proved to be a quintessentially British occasion, with weather to match. Rare drops of rain soon turned to a downpour, but they failed to dampen the spirit of 1.2 million-strong crowd that had gathered to cheer on their Diamond Monarch – and the Queen didn’t disappoint either. Undeterred by the weather, Her Majesty once again displayed her resilience and dedication to duty; in freezing weather, … Continue reading

Duchess vs Celebrities: Who Wore It Better?

  June 4, 2012 at 12:25 am by

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The Duchess of Cambridge is known for stepping out it pieces that are a few collections old, whether its for official or private events. When Catherine boarded the Royal Barge in the Queen’s Jubilee River Pageant, it was in an ensemble from Alexander McQueen’s 2011 collection. The Duchess of Cambridge’s red dress was fitted with pleats in the skirt. The same McQueen dress has been worn previously by two famous … Continue reading

Spanish Royals Preside Over Day of the Armed Forces

  June 3, 2012 at 7:00 am by

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Valladolid – June 2nd, 2012 Their Majesties The King and Queen were accompanied by Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias to the historic city of Valladolid in north-central Spain to preside over the Day of the Armed Forces ceremony. The Prince and Princess have just returned from a busy three-day official visit to Portugal. His Majesty The King was noticeably aided by the use of a crutch … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Days Two and Three

  June 3, 2012 at 6:41 am by

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May 31st and June 1st – Lisbon, Portugal On Thursday May 31st, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias travelled to the city of Braga in the northwest of Portugal. Here the royal couple paid a visit to the International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, where the Prince later unveiled a plaque in honour of the royal visit. The Prince and Princess then returned to Lisbon where they attended a … Continue reading

King Harald and Queen Sonja Celebrate 75th Birthdays

  June 3, 2012 at 6:28 am by

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On May 31st, 2012 King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated both their 75th birthdays together with the Norwegian people. King Harald turned 75 on February 21st, Queen Sonja will be 75 on July 4th. The day started with the reception of congratulatory deputations, from among others Prime Minister and the Mayor of Oslo. Afterwards they were joined by the whole Royal Family, including the Crown Princely Family, Princess Märtha Louise … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: Queen Mary’s Russian Brooch

  June 2, 2012 at 6:18 pm by

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The days of prolific jewellery-wearers such as Queen Mary and Queen Alexandra are unfortunately gone. Nevertheless, the British Royals still wear impressive pieces from time to time. These blog entries will focus on pieces of jewellery as and when they are worn by British Royal ladies. Today’s piece was worn by Queen Elizabeth as she attended the Epsom Derby, signalling the beginning of the four day Diamond Jubilee festivities. The … Continue reading

The Queen Attends Epsom Derby as Jubilee Celebrations Begin

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 pm by

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Queen Elizabeth’s arrival at Epsom Derby today marked the beginning of four day Diamond Jubilee festivities that promise unforgettable and once in a lifetime experience. The day began with the gun salutes fired across the country, marking the exact anniversary of Her Majesty’s coronation. The salutes included a 41-gun salute by the King’s Troop, Royal Horse Artillery at Horse Guards Parade in London, and a 21 gun salute at Windsor … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia’s Official Visit to Portugal, Day One

  June 2, 2012 at 5:21 am by

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May 30th, 2012 – Lisbon, Portugal Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias started a three-day official visit to the Portuguese Republic on Wednesday May 30th. Upon their arrival in Lisbon, the Prince and Princess were greeted by the Spanish Ambassador to Portugal and the Portuguese Foreign Minister. After a warm welcome, Their Royal Highnesses moved onto the historic Jeronimos Monastery where Prince Felipe laid a wreath on … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2012

  June 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 May 2012. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies The Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, had their first child, Princess Luisa, on 9 May 2012. Sheikh Saeed bin Dalmouk bin … Continue reading

The Royal Forums & Alma Books Book Competition

  May 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm by

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In conjunction with Alma Books publishing house, The Royal Forums is pleased to announce a competition revolving around Peter Conradi’s latest book release, The Great Survivors – How Monarchy Made It Into the Twenty-First Century. The Great Survivors offers an “uncompromising portrayal of Europe’s royals”, revealing the “scandals, excesses, conflicts, and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions” of Europe’s reigning monarchies. … Continue reading

Danes Attend WWF Denmark Anniversary

  May 30, 2012 at 9:53 pm by

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The Danish Royal Family attended a gala dinner this evening to mark the fortieth anniversary of the World Wide Fund for Nature Denmark. Queen Margrethe II, Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie were all present for the gala, and Prince Henrik – after arriving to the event in a golf cart with his wife – was on hand to greet all of the … Continue reading

Jordan’s Crown Prince Graduates from Secondary School

  May 30, 2012 at 9:07 pm by

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In the presence of his proud parents, Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan graduated from King’s Academy High School last Tuesday. The nearly 18 year old Prince, who was born in the capital Amman, is the eldest among the King and Queen’s children, and was appointed Crown Prince in 2009. He recently joined his father for in several duties inside Jordan … Continue reading

First Garden Party for the Duchess of Cambridge

  May 30, 2012 at 5:55 am by

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Most senior members of the Royal Family attended annual summer Garden Party at Buckingham Palace yesterday. It was the second garden party of the year, and the first one for the Duchess of Cambridge who joined other senior royals to enjoy the wonderful weather and beautiful grounds of the palace. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess … Continue reading

Crown Prince Couple visits Møre and Romsdal

  May 29, 2012 at 11:12 pm by

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Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit paid a county visit to Møre and Romsdal from May 24th until 26th, 2012. They lived on the Royal Yacht ‘Norge’ during the visit. They were first welcomed in Geiranger on May 24th. They enjoyed the magnificent view at the lookout ‘Flydalsjuvet’. Afterwards they visited the Norwegian Fjord Centre. There they were joined by Prince Sverre Magnus. Due to a strike, which also … Continue reading

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