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

Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel

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

Prince Charles-Philippe and Diane, Duchess of Cadaval

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

Dubai Ruler’s Youtube Channel Launch

  February 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm by

The Dubai Government Media Office has launched a YouTube Channel for UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. LINK: Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s YouTube Channel In a statement by the Dubai Government Media Office, it said they are “interest in adapting modern technologies to consolidate direct interaction with society”. The channel will feature latest official, personal news, activities and initiatives. … Continue reading

King Harald’s 75th Birthday

  February 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm by

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Today, King Harald turns 75 years old. He was born on February 21st, 1937 at his parents’ home, the country estate of Skaugum, near Oslo. He has two elder sisters, Princess Ragnhild and Princess Astrid, but at that time the Norwegian Constitution of 1814 stipulated that only male heirs could inherit the Throne, therefore he acceded to the Throne when his father passed away on January 17th, 1991. He became … Continue reading

Swedes Prepare for ‘Imminent’ Royal Birth

  February 20, 2012 at 8:15 pm by

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With the birth of the future heir to the Swedish throne expected – and we quote grandmother-to-be Queen Silvia on this – any day now, the Swedish media has gone into overdrive in preparation for the royal birth. Each day there are new reports on the upcoming birth of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s first child, some more credible than others (more on the helicopter landing below). What we … Continue reading

Charles and Camilla to Visit Scandinavia

  February 20, 2012 at 7:31 pm by

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall will be paying official visits to the three Scandinavian countries at the end of March. Visits to Norway, Sweden and Denmark have been schedueled as a lead-in to the British Royal Family’s tours of the Commonwealth to mark Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee. The respective Royal Courts also stated that the “historical and diplomatic ties” between Britain and Scandinavia is part … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar, Duchess of Badajoz in Seville

  February 20, 2012 at 7:27 am by

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February 15th, 2012 – Seville Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz attended the opening of the ‘Rastrillo Nuevo Futuro’ at Los Lebreros Melia Hotel on February 15, 2012 in Seville. The elder sister of His Majesty the King is the Honorary President of this charitable foundatio, which is one the Infanta holds very dear. The opening started with a blessing by the Archbishop of Seville whom … Continue reading

Confirmed: Swedish Princess Living with Boyfriend

  February 20, 2012 at 7:15 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court’s spokesperson, Bertil Ternert, has confirmed that Princess Madeleine is living with her boyfriend of one year, Chris O’Neill. Apparently, the couple have been living together since November. “They have lived at the same address for a long time,” Mr Ternert told Aftonbladet. Mr O’Neill’s town house is in the East Village, and Princess Madeleine has been spotted numerous times walking around the area. Princess Madeleine and … Continue reading

Emperor Akihito’s Heart Surgery Successful

  February 19, 2012 at 5:30 am by

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The Imperial Household Agency has reported that Emperor Akihito is recovering well from his heart bypass operation yesterday, Saturday February 18th. “As far as operations go, it probably could not have proceeded any better,” Doctor Minoru Ono said during a press conference following the operation’s completion at the University of Tokyo Hospital. Doctors from the Juntendo University Hospital also assisted in the operation, in which doctors used a blood vessel … Continue reading

Prince Friso in Coma following Avalanche Last Friday

  February 17, 2012 at 10:36 pm by

Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau

UPDATE 24/02/12 at 07:15: A press conference with the head of trauma and intensive care at the hospital in Innsbruck has just taken place. The doctors gave some details on the Prince’s condition, and their prognosis: The Prince was under the snow for 25 minutes, and CPR was performed for 50 minutes to resuscitate him. A MRI was performed yesterday on the Prince, which indicated that the Prince had suffered severe brain damage from a lack of oxygen. Doctors cannot guarantee that the Prince will awaken from his coma, or give a timeframe as to when this could be expected. If he does wake up, his rehabilitation will take months or years.
Prince Friso of Orange-Nassau is currently in a critical but stable condition in an Innsbruck hospital following an avalanche in the ski resort of Lech am Arlberg on Friday February 17th. Continue reading

Belgian Royals Commemorate Dead in Laeken

  February 16, 2012 at 9:39 am by

Queen Paola and King Albert  arrive for the mass; 16-02-2012

Earlier today in Laeken, the Belgian Royal Family were present at the annual mass commemorating the deceased members of the family. The mass took place at the Church of Our Lady of Laeken (Onze-Lieve-Vrouwkerk in Dutch, Eglise Notre-Dame in French). The entire royal family was present – King Albert II and Queen Paola, their children and their spouses, Queen Fabiola, who was accompanied by Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, Princess Léa … Continue reading

Royal Family at Exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005″

  February 16, 2012 at 9:11 am by

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King Harald and Queen Sonja attended the opening of the exhibition “Royal Journeys 1905-2005″ at the Museum of Decorative Arts and Design in Oslo on February 15th, 2012. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise and Princess Astrid were also in attendance. The exhibition is the Norwegian government’s present to King Harald and Queen Sonja for both their 75th birthday this year. It consists of six exhibitions with … Continue reading

Danes in Verbier

  February 12, 2012 at 9:14 pm by

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The Danish Crown Prince Couple, Prince Frederik and Princess Mary, are currently in the Swiss ski resort of Verbier with their four children. As they do annually, the family made the trip down from Denmark to celebrate the Crown Princess’s birthday on February 5th. This year was slightly different, as Prince Frederik and Princess Mary arrived in Verbier almost a week in advance of their children – five year old … Continue reading

Princess Astrid’s 80th Birthday

  February 12, 2012 at 5:24 am by

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Today, Princess Astrid celebrates her 80th birthday. In honour of the occasion, King Harald and Queen Sonja will host a gala banquet at the Royal Palace. Crown Prince Haakon, Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Princess Märtha Louise will attend as well. Princess Astrid was born at Villa Solbakken in Oslo on February 12th, 1932 as second child of King Olav and Crown Princess Märtha. She was named Astrid Maud Ingeborg after … Continue reading

Felipe & Letizia Visit Newly Restored Cathedral of Tarazona

  February 9, 2012 at 8:16 pm by

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February 9th, 2012 – Tarazona Their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Asturias paid a visit to the newly restored Cathedral of Tarazona in the Zaragoza province, Spain earlier today. The Gothic Cathedral which was constructed in the 12th century has ungone a major restoration since 1984. A well wrapped-up Felipe and Letizia were dressed in winter overcoats and braved the cold to meet the crowds of well wishers … Continue reading

Swedish Royals Out and About

  February 9, 2012 at 8:09 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Family were out and about today, attending a business meeting and a representation dinner. Earlier today, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited the Centre for Business and Policy Studies (SNS) in Stockholm. The Crown Princess Couple were greeted by the SNS Chairman, Mr Harry Flam, the Acting President, Ms Pernilla Klein, and the program director, Ms Mia Chen Nell. During the visit, expected to be one … Continue reading

Infanta Cristina in Barcelona

  February 9, 2012 at 6:20 pm by

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February 8th, 2012 – Barcelona After a lenghty and notable absence from Spain over the past few months, Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca returned to Barcelona this week. The Infanta was back in the Catalan capital as part of her duties and commitments for the Fundación La Caixa. Over the past few months, Infanta Cristina has been keeping a low public profile following the corruption … Continue reading

February 9, 1977: Death of Queen Alia of Jordan

  February 9, 2012 at 7:17 am by

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of the passing of Her Majesty Queen Alia Al Hussein. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, was born in Cairo, Egypt on December 25th, 1948 where her father was the Ambassador of Jordan. She spent her childhood in Egypt, Turkey, United States, London and Rome. She attended the Church School in London and the Rome Center of Liberal Arts of Loyola. She graduated with … Continue reading

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