Princess Lalla Aicha of Morocco Dies

  September 5, 2011 at 6:49 am by

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On Sunday the Royal House of Morocco announced the death of King Mohammed V I´s aunt, HRH Princess Lalla Aicha of Morroco, at age 81.  Lalla Aicha was born on June 17, 1930 at the Royal Palace in Rabat. She was the second daughter of the late King Mohammed V of Morocco and his first wife, Lalla Abla bint Tahar. After King Mohammed V´s death, her brother, the late King Hassan … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien at the 2011 Beijing International Book Fair

  September 3, 2011 at 6:33 pm by

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Princess Laurentien was present at the inauguration of the 18th Beijing International Book Fair in Beijing, capital of China. The five-day book fair started on August 31 and will end on September 04. The Netherlands is guest of honour at this year’s Beijing International Book Fair. At the book fair in China, on August 31, Princess Laurentien launched the Chinese edition of her children’s book “Mr. Finney en de wereld … Continue reading

British Royal Family – July/August Events

  September 3, 2011 at 5:45 am by

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The Summer months are usually a time of rest and relaxation for the royals, but it seems the British Royal Family were as busy as ever. July 4th – Scottish First Minister Alex Salmond met with Queen Elizabeth at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh, Scotland. July 4th – Princess Anne has arrived in Botswana for a two day official visit. It’s her third official visit to Botswana after 1999 … Continue reading

Back to School for the Belgian Youngsters

  September 2, 2011 at 8:25 am by

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September 1st is traditionally the first day of school in Belgium. The children of Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, and also the youngest daughter of Princess Astrid, go to school at the ‘Sint Jan Berghmans College’ in Brussels. This is a Flemish Jesuit school, where all classes are given in Dutch (except the language courses). The Brabant’s oldest childern, Princess Elisabeth (5th grade of elementary school), Prince Gabriel (3rd grade) … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – August 2011

  September 1, 2011 at 1:21 pm by

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This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads, this time with news for August 2011. As always, a big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden announced on August 17, that they are expecting their first child. The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of Orléans … Continue reading

Duke of Anjou and Duchess of Cadaval Are Expecting Their First Child

  August 30, 2011 at 1:37 pm by

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Prince Charles-Philippe of Orléans, the Duke of Anjou, and his wife Princess Diana of Orléans, the Duchess of Anjou and the Duchess of Cadaval, are expecting their first child in February 2012. More information about the pregnancy and about the couple can be found in their thread: Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans and Diana, Duchess of Cadaval: Feb 2008- 

Queen Anne-Marie’s 65th Birthday

  August 30, 2011 at 4:50 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes today celebrates her sixty-fifth birthday. Born Her Royal Highness Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark on August 30th, 1946; she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. She … Continue reading

Wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg

  August 27, 2011 at 6:45 am by

Wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg

The religious wedding between Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the Royal House of Prussia and head of the German Imperial House, and Princess Sophie of Isenburg took place today, 27 August 2011. The civil wedding took place on August 25. The bride and groom: Prince Georg Friedrich is the son of the late Prince Louis Ferdinand and his wife, née Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhause. The couple also has … Continue reading

Wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg: Watch it online

  August 27, 2011 at 5:34 am by

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The religious wedding between Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of the Royal House of Prussia and head of the German Imperial House, and Princess Sophie of Isenburg takes place today. To view the wedding live, please click HERE. While posting this entry, the live stream is already up and showing the arrival of the guests. More information about and pictures of the wedding of the Prince and Princess can … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Final Day

  August 26, 2011 at 9:58 am by

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Yesterday, August 25th, was the final day of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s tour of Jutland on the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They visited Hirtshals, and once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine made an appearance on the deck of the yacht. As in each port they have visited, the Prince and Princess were greeted on land by local dignitaries and then rode in a … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Days Two and Three

  August 25, 2011 at 6:10 am by

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Day two of the Dannebrog tour began at the port in Hanstholm on August 23rd, where once again the royal twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine, made an appearance to greet the crowds with their parents. They were given over to their nannies soon after, so Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary could go ashore to being their official program. After greeting the crowd which had gathered to see … Continue reading

10th Wedding Anniversary of Haakon & Mette-Marit

  August 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

10th anniversary of Haakon and Mette-Marit

Today, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple married on August 25th 2001 in Oslo Cathedral. The engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was announced on December 1st 2000. Back then Mette-Marit was already a single-mother of her little son Marius Borg Høiby (born 1997). After marrying the Crown Prince Mette-Marit became “Her Royal Highness Crown Princess … Continue reading

Prince Joachim & Princess Marie Expecting 2nd Child

  August 24, 2011 at 8:45 am by

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The Danish Royal Court has announced today that Princess Marie is pregnant. The Princess is expected to give birth to her second child in January 2012. According to the press release, it is expected that the birth will take place at Rigshospitalet in Copenhagen. The official press release read: “Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are expecting a child Amalienborg Palace, August 24, 2011 Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie are … Continue reading

Frederik & Mary’s Dannebrog Tour – Day One

  August 23, 2011 at 9:03 am by

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Yesterday, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary began their five-day tour aboard the royal yacht, the Dannebrog. They will visit the Danish cities of Skagen, Hanstholm, Hirtshals and Aarhus. The visit to Skagen began with the arrival of the Dannebrog at the Old Pier in the Port of Skagen, where Frederik and Mary appeared on the deck of the yacht with their youngest children, seven-month-old Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

Queen Noor Celebrates her 60th Birthday

  August 23, 2011 at 4:27 am by

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Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan turns 60 today. Her Majesty was born Elisabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951 in Washington DC. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, she worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, the United States, Iran and Jordan, where she met the … Continue reading

Princess Amalia: Afternoon Out with Grandmother Beatrix

  August 21, 2011 at 9:39 pm by

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Earlier this afternoon, Queen Beatrix, along with her grandaughter Princess Amalia, attended the final of the European Dressage Championships in Rotterdam. The Championships took place from 17 to 21 August in the Kralingse bos. Also present at the final was Princess Benedikte, sister of Margrethe, Queen of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was there as patron of the World Breeding Federation for Sport Horses. The Dutch dressage rider Adelinde Cornelissen, has retained … Continue reading

It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

  August 21, 2011 at 6:47 am by

It's a Nice Day for a White Wedding

No, we’re not going to break into Billy Idol. But white weddings were the place-to-be for our Scandinavian royals yesterday, August 20th. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, various members of the respective royal houses headed to the chapel to witness their friends say “I Do”. Just east of the Danish city of Vejle, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the wedding of Anders Kirk Johansen, the grandson of … Continue reading

Expectant Crown Princess Out and About in Stockholm

  August 19, 2011 at 8:45 am by

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On August 17th,just hours before revealing that she was pregnant with her first child, Crown Princess Victoria attended the ‘International Swede of the Year’ awards ceremony at Stockholm’s Grand Hotel. Wearing a red, pink and yellow floral shift dress with a pink cardigan, the secretive mother-to-be beamed as she arrived to the event, which saw Peter Wallenberg take home the award. The following day, August 18th, the Crown Princess was … Continue reading

Vendômes Expecting Second Child

  August 19, 2011 at 1:28 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of Orléans, are expecting their second child, it was revealed in the current edition of Royals magazine. The baby is expected to be born in February 2012, and will join the couple’s first child, son Prince Gaston, who was born in November 2009. The Duke and Duchess married in March and May 2009, civilly and religiously respectively. Prince Jean … Continue reading

Princess Victoria Expecting First Child

  August 17, 2011 at 10:34 am by

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The Swedish Royal Court has announced the pregnancy of HRH Crown Princess Victoria. This is the first child for the Princess and her husband, Prince Daniel. The Princess is expected to give birth in March 2012, and the entire Bernadotte and Westling families are extremely pleased with the news. The official announcement read, “Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel are happy to announce that The Crown … Continue reading

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