Funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary

  July 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm by

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The funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, took place today. Before the funeral, several events took place to honor the late Archduke. on 11 July, there was a requiem mass in the Theatinerkirche, which was followed by prayers of Cardinal Marx and a holy mass at Saint John Cantius Church. From 12 july 5 p.m till 13 July 12 noon, Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regiana lied in repose … Continue reading

Princess Mary Takes Children to Annual Circus

  July 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

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Denmark’s Crown Princess Mary took her two eldest children, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, to the annual Circus Summarum last Wednesday, before the entire Crown Princely Family made a trip to the south of France for a summer vacation. The trio watched the first half of the circus, which is held as a charity fundraiser for the Muscular Dystrophy Association each year – Mary and the children also attended last … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Los Angeles

  July 13, 2011 at 2:26 pm by

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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their 3-day visit to Los Angeles. The Prince and his wife visited Los Angeles from 8 July till 10 July following their visit to Canada. (Blog entries about their visit to Canada can be found here, here, here & here.) According to the official website of the Prince of Wales, the couples visit to L.A. had the following purpose: The Duke and Duchess will be … Continue reading

Princess Rym Ali Receives the Ischia Award

  July 10, 2011 at 10:00 am by

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HRH Princess Rym Ali of Jordan received on Saturday the Ischia International Journalism Award during a gala celebrated at Piazza del Soccorso in the island of Ischia, Naples (Italy). Princess Rym (née Brahimi) worked as journalism for BBC World Service, Dubai TV, Bloomberg International, Radio Montecarlo, Moyen Orient and CNN before her marriage with Prince Ali bin Al Hussein in September 2004. Her Highness is the founder of the Jordan the … Continue reading

The Cambridges’ Last Days in Canada

  July 9, 2011 at 10:17 am by

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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have wrapped up their nine-day tour of Canada, and are now in the sunny state of California, the USA. Here’s a quick recap of their final days up north (previous blog entries can be found here, here and here). Day six of the tour began in Yellowknife, in the Northwest Territories, where the couple had arrived the previous night (July 4th). William and … Continue reading

May/June Picture of the Month Polls

  July 7, 2011 at 8:19 am by

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Vote in the June 2011 Picture of the Month Polls! Please vote in the June 2011 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Caption This!. The polls will remain open until 29 July 2011. *** May 2011 Picture of the Month Winners Announcing the winners of the May 2011 Picture of the Month Polls: May 2011 … Continue reading

Princess Mathilde’s Outfits on US Tour

  July 6, 2011 at 11:13 pm by

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Dresses, dresses and more dresses for Princess Mathilde of Belgium on her economic mission to the United States with husband, Prince Philippe. On the day 1 of the visit, Princess Mathilde was spotted in a dress which was half printed matched with orange accessories see here which actually really brightened and added to the outfit. On day 2, Princess Mathilde’s first outfit that looked like a skirt and top see … Continue reading

The Cambridges in Canada – Dragonboat Racing Day 5

  July 5, 2011 at 10:06 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge began their fifth day in Canada in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, where they participated in a fun-filled day of activities. They began with an official welcoming ceremony at Province House, which they reached via open-top carriage. Here, the Duke and Duchess were joined by the Prince Edward Island Premier, Robert Ghiz, and greeed by a series of actors dressed in period costume. The couple … Continue reading

Prince Louis and family pose for pictures at the Parc Merveilleux

  July 4, 2011 at 3:31 pm by

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Prince Louis and Princess Tessy of Luxembourg and their sons, Princes Gabriel and Noah of Luxembourg, posed for pictures at the Parc Merveilleux in Bettembourg on July 1. Parc Merveilleux features a zoo, miniature golf, a miniature train ride, large play grounds and much more. They also display fairy tales via animated characters in windows. Among them? Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White. View more information at the official website of … Continue reading

The Cambridges in Canada – Days 2, 3 and 4

  July 4, 2011 at 11:25 am by

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O Canada! The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrived in Canada right on time to celebrate the nation’s national holiday, Canada Day (July 1). Spending day two of their first royal tour as a married couple in Ottawa, the Duke and Duchess attended the Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill. Firstly, the couple attended a citizenship ceremony with Canada’s Prime Minister, Stephen Harper, and his wife Laureen, where they watched … Continue reading

Archduke Otto von Habsburg has died

  July 4, 2011 at 7:50 am by

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The former head of the Imperial House of Habsburg, Archduke Otto von Habsburg, has passed away at the age of ninety-eight. The Habsburg family released the news on their website, stating that he died in his sleep, at his home in Pöcking, Upper Bavaria. He will be buried later this month in the Kapuzinergruft (Emperor’s Tomb), below the Capuchin Church in Vienna, the resting place of past Habsburg rulers (with … Continue reading

Prince Albert & Charlene Wittstock’s Religious Wedding

  July 2, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco married Charlene Wittstock in a religious ceremony earlier today. The religious wedding took place in the Main Courtyard of the Prince’s Palace. 2500 people were invited to watch the ceremony on larg creens at the Palace Square. After the ceremony, the Bridal couple left the Palace and went to the Sainte Dévote church in order for the Princess to leave her bouquet. Tonight, an … Continue reading

The Civil Marriage of the Prince and Princess of Monaco

  July 2, 2011 at 4:18 am by

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As one might expect, there was much sun and clear skies on Friday, 1 July when the Sovereign Prince of Monaco, Albert II, signed the register to become the husband of Charlene Wittstock. Charlene legally took the rank and style of her husband, becoming a Serene Highness and Princess of Monaco — or, if you prefer, Madame Grimaldi. The civil marriage took place in the Palace Throne Room and was … Continue reading

Flying like The Eagles

  July 1, 2011 at 3:00 pm by

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Today, Charlene Wittstock becomes Madame Albert Grimaldi, or Charlene Grimaldi, Princess of Monaco. The new Princess assumes her husband’s rank, per tradition of the patriarchy. From this day forward, people must address Charlene in third person: “How is Her Serene Highness today?” There won’t be anymore, “hey you, how goes it?” Last night, Monaco was awash in the musical harmonies of the legendary rock band The Eagles. Glenn Fry, Don … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – June 2011

  July 1, 2011 at 12:00 am by

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This is the monthly blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads, this time for June 2011. A big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Don Eudes en Dona Patricia de Orléans e Bragança had their first and second child, twins, a boy and a girl named Eudes and Valentina, on June 8, 2011. Princess Hedwige of Liechtenstein and her husband Count Olivier of Quelen … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit Canada – Day 1

  June 30, 2011 at 4:26 pm by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have arrived in Canada for their first official overseas visit. This is the third visit to Canada for the Duke, while it’s the first visit to Canada for the Duchess of Cambridge. The couple started in Ottawa, Ontario, and were greeted in the Canada Reception Centre at the Ottawa Macdonald-Cartier International Airport where they are greeted according to Canadian custom and protocol, after which, the … Continue reading

Where to Watch the Monaco Princely Wedding

  June 30, 2011 at 2:48 pm by

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Where to Watch the Princely Wedding in Monaco The wedding between Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock can be watched online, both 1 July & 2 July, at the Official website for the Princely wedding and at the Official website of the government of Monaco. Several countries all over the world have tv channels that broadcasts the religious wedding on 2 July live. To find out if your country is one … Continue reading

Guestlist and Prepartions for the Wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock

  June 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm by

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The preparations for the wedding of Prince Albert and Charlene Wittstock are almost finished, with the civil wedding tomorrow and the religious wedding on Saturday. The Prince and his Princess-to-be have inspected the scene of the concert that takes place tonight at the harbor of Monaco. The courtyard has been covered to protect the Bridal couple and their guests against the warm sun in Monaco (or the very small chance … Continue reading

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave for Canada

  June 30, 2011 at 10:45 am by

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TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left for Canada. The couple will start their first official visit abroad as a couple tomorrow in Ottawa. The couple is flying to Canada in a Royal Canadian Air Force plane. The Duchess looked every inch a Royal in a navy blue dress with matching jacket, purse and shoes. Her beautiful hair, her trademark, was curled. Meanwhile, a Personal Flag for use in Canada … Continue reading

New Article at The Royal Articles: Why I Am A Monarchist (And Why Monarchies Will Remain)

  June 28, 2011 at 6:39 am by

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A new article has been published on The Royal Articles, the article subset of The Royal Forums. Written by David V, the article discusses the reasons why monarchies, especially in Commonwealth nations, tend to divide opinions about their relevance, and this author’s opinion on their future. An excerpt is as follows: “Here in Australia we have a strange relationship with royalty. We are fascinated with the lives of royals, and … Continue reading

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