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

  June 28, 2011 at 6:39 am by

The Royal Articles

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

Center for Community Empowerment Opened by Jordan’s Queen

  June 28, 2011 at 6:31 am by

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Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah attended the launch of the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) Center for Community Empowerment, which has been named after Her Majesty, in Aqaba on Sunday June 26, 2011. On arrival, Queen Rania was welcomed by the Jordan River Foundation (JRF) director, the Deputy Director of the JRF and a number of locals. Queen Rania was taken on a tour on the newly opened center where … Continue reading

Iman Pahlavi’s High School Graduation

  June 28, 2011 at 6:27 am by

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On June 11th, 2011 Princess Iman Pahlavi, the second daughter of Prince Reza and Princess Yasmine, celebrated her graduation from The Bullis School in Maryland. Iman was accompanied during this special day by her parents, her sisters, Princess Noor and Princess Farah, her grandmother, the former Empress Farah, and her aunt, Princess Farahnaz. This event was a happy day for the Pahlavi family, after the tragic death of Prince Ali, … Continue reading

Duke & Duchess of Cambridge Present Operational Service Medals

  June 28, 2011 at 5:12 am by

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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge presented operational service medals to the 1st Battalion of the Irish Guards in Windsor, who finished their six-month tour of Afghanistan in April 2011, on Armed Forces Day, June 25, 2011. Before the presenting of the medals, the Duke and Duchess met families of members of the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. The Duke of Cambridge became the first Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards in February this … Continue reading

Official picture and itinerary for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada

  June 28, 2011 at 4:46 am by

Official picture marking the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada (2011)

Clarence House has released an official picture of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marking TRH’s visit to Canada from June 30 till July 8, 2011. Clarence House also released a statement from the Duke concerning the visit to Canada: “Catherine and I are very much looking forward to our Tour of Canada. We hope to be able to meet as many people as possible and to see as … Continue reading

Grand Ducal Family Poses for Media

  June 27, 2011 at 2:42 pm by

The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess with grandsons - 2011

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria-Theresa posed at the Chateau de Berg in the town of Colmar-Bergalong with their sons, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Princes Félix, Louis and Sébastien, their daughter Princess Alexandra, their daughter-in-law Princess Tessy, their grandsons Princes Gabriel and Noah, and with their dogs. The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess enjoyed some family fun at the lake and the sons of Prince Louis and Princess Tessy brought their bikes with them. … Continue reading

Charlotte: Pomeline of Caroline’s Eye?

  June 27, 2011 at 8:46 am by

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As Charlotte Casiraghi stood on the #2 pedestal with her partner, Edwina Alexander, last Friday night, her mother, Princess Caroline de Hanovre, gazed proudly up at her. Princess Caroline and her brother, the Sovereign Prince Albert II of Monaco, were passing out the trophies to the top three winners of the Pro-Am Cup. This event was partially conceived by Charlotte herself one year ago. Professional and amateur jumping riders pair … Continue reading

Princess Marie Completes Emergency Training

  June 26, 2011 at 10:05 am by

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Princess Marie of Denmark has joined the ranks of her fellow family members, by undertaking training with the Civil Defence. According to a press statement on the Beredskabsstyrelsen website, the Princess received her diploma for basic training with the agency, known in English as the Civil Defence, on June 23rd after completing four weeks training. Princess Marie is now assigned to the Volunteer Deployment Force in Herning, north of her … Continue reading

Grand Duke Henri Changes Succession

  June 24, 2011 at 9:11 am by

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg has changed the families succession law in September 2010. This was officially announced on June 20 this year. Before the change in the law, a female member of the family could only succeed if there were no surviving male members of the family in male-line who were unmarried or who married with permission. Starting with the descendants of the current Grand Duke, man and woman have equal … Continue reading

Luxembourg’s Royals Celebrate National Day

  June 24, 2011 at 3:29 am by

Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa on National Day 2011

The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg has spent the past two days celebrating their National Day, which is also known as the official birthday of the Grand Duke. On June 22nd, the Grand Duke and Duchess visited the town of Oberanven, in the municipality of Niederanven, as one of the first events to mark the occasion. They began at the Niederanven Town Hall, where the couple customarily signed the guest … Continue reading

Wedding of Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz & Baron Nicolas Janssen

  June 23, 2011 at 9:55 am by

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Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz married Baron Nicolas Janssen on May 31, 2011 (civil) and on June 11, 2011 (religious). Among those present from the bride’s side, were the mother of the bride, Countess Anna d’Udekem d’Acoz, née Countess Maria Komorowska, the sisters and brother of the bride, Princess Mathilde of  Belgium, née Countess d’Udekem d’Acoz, with her husband Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, and their children, Princesses Elisabeth and Eléonore, and Princes Gabriel … Continue reading

Prince Philip’s 90th Birthday Celebrations

  June 22, 2011 at 9:54 am by

The Duke of Edinburgh.

To celebrate the Duke’s 90th birthday in June there were various events leading up to and surrounding the special occasion. Prince Philip, a man known for his reserved attitude, gave two unprecedented interviews to english gardener Alan Titchmarsh and broadcaster Fiona Bruce. In the Prince Philip at 90 documentary, Princess Anne described her father as caring man who always made the effort to be there at bedtime. The day before … Continue reading

Royal Fashion Highlights at Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm by

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Day One: Ascot week started with the daily carriage procession, lead by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the first carriage, and included the Duke of York, the Princesses of York, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Also been spotted that day were Princess Anne with Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Haya of Jordan with her husband Sheikh Mohammed and Prince … Continue reading

Royal Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm by

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh.

After celebrating Prince Phillip’s 90th Birthday over the weekend, The Royal Family were out in full force again last week as day one of Ascot kicked off. The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrived together in horse-drawn carriages to celebrate the event’s 300th year. You also saw Princess Anne, her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Michael … Continue reading

Dominican President Visits Jordan

  June 21, 2011 at 2:22 am by

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The President of the Dominican Republic, Leonel Fernandez Reyna, paid an official visit to Jordan between June 18th and 20th, 2011. On the second day of their visit to Jordan the President and his wife, Margarita de Fernandez Cedeño, were welcomed by King Abdullah and Queen Rania at the Royal Offices in Amman. King Abdullah and Leonel Fernandez met behind closed doors and were later joined by senior officials from … Continue reading

Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa Marries Princess Sahab of Saudi Arabia

  June 19, 2011 at 8:51 pm by

Sheikh Khalid Al Khalifa

HH Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain tied the knot on June 16, 2011 with HRH Princess Sahab Al Saud, the daughter of King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia. According to the Bahraini news agency, the ceremony took place in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and was attended by members of Al Saud and Al Kalifa royal families. Sheikh Khalid was born in September 1989 as the fifth … Continue reading

From the Royal Genealogy threads – May 2011

  June 19, 2011 at 1:45 pm by

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Although we have already reached June 19, we did not want to keep this May blog entry with news from the Royal genealogy threads from you. A big thank you goes out to the contributors of the Genealogy threads. Royal births and pregnancies Prince Amedeo of Savoy-Aosta, the second son of Prince Amoine of Savoy-Aosta, Duke of Apulia, and his wife née Princess Olga of Greece, was born on May 24. … Continue reading

Religious Wedding of Princess Nathalie and Alexander Johannsmann

  June 19, 2011 at 1:22 pm by

Wedding Princess Nathalie and Alexander (3)

The religious wedding of Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann took place yesterday, June 18, 2011. The couple were married civilly on May 27, 2010, and their first child, a son named Konstantin, was born on July 24, 2010 at 6.45 pm in the clinic of Bad Berleburg. Princess Nathalie is the second daughter and youngest child of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife, born Princess Benedikte of Denmark. Pre-wedding dinner. To … Continue reading

Monacology Week!

  June 19, 2011 at 5:29 am by

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The past week in Monaco, Monegasques were buzzing about — well, yes, the princely wedding, but also something else, quite different! It was Monacology Week, or the “Eco Village” in the Quai Antoine I. Since 2005, a week has been set aside for what can be considered the Principality’s version of an ecological fair in the Port Hercule. It was started by Kate Powers and Didier Rubiolo, owners of the … Continue reading

Mixed Reports About Jordan’s King Being Attacked

  June 16, 2011 at 3:12 am by

King Abdullah II of Jordan

A few days ago, reports surfaced the net that King Abdullah II of Jordan was left unharmed after a young group of men attacked his motorcade with stones and empty bottles during his visit to the southern city of Tafileh. Other reports said that the King had a very warm welcoming to the town. Government spokesman Taher Edwan called the reports “totally baseless” after reports were online. “There was no … Continue reading

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