Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel – July/August Events

  September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm by

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13th July – Victoria and Daniel visited Borgholm, and received two lime trees as wedding gifts. The trees were a gift from Borgholm’s municipality, and they were planted to the Borgholm market square. 23rd July – Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the wedding Prince Rashid and Zina Shaban in Amman. 24th July – Victoria and Daniel attended a memorial service for the victims of the attacks in Norway. 2nd … Continue reading

First Speech for Princess Elisabeth

  September 9, 2011 at 3:04 am by

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Princess Elisabeth (9) opened, together with her parents Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde, the new children’s hospital ‘Princess Elisabeth’ in Gent on September 7. For this first official engagement of the Princess, 10 camera crews and more then 40 journalists showed up. The little Princess received flowers from a namesake, followed by a tour around the hospital. The big moment of the day for Elisabeth was her first speech saying, … Continue reading

Princess Laurentien involved in Literacy and Education

  September 8, 2011 at 4:31 pm by

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Princess Laurentien, as chairwoman of the High Level Expert Group on Literacy and UNESCO Special Envoy for Literacy, is often very interested about Literacy, Culture and Education. After returning from the Book Fair in China, attended other two events related to Literacy. On September 06, Princess Laurentien has visited the International School at The Hague. The Princess was accompanied by Mrs Androulla Vassiliou, European Commissioner for Education, Culture, Multilingualism and … Continue reading

Archduke Felix of Austria Has Died

  September 7, 2011 at 12:31 pm by

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HIRH Archduke Felix of Austria died on September 6, 2011. The Archduke was born on May 31, 1916, as third son and foureth child of Emperor Karl of Austria, King of Hungary, and his wife, née Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. The Archduke was the last surviving child of the late Emperor and late Empress. Archduke Felix was married to the late Archduchess Anna-Eugénie, née Princess of Arenberg, Duchess of Arenberg, … Continue reading

Prince & Princess of Asturias At Opening Ceremony of Telecom Meeting

  September 7, 2011 at 2:46 am by

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It was back to work today for Don Felipe and Doña Letizia after their summer holiday. Earlier today, Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias arrived at the Palacio de la Magdalena in Santander to officate at the opening Ceremony of the XXV Meeting of Telecommunications. The Prince was dressed in a navy blue suit and lime green tie, whilst the Princess opted for navy blue trousers and … Continue reading

Bhutan’s King Sets Date for Royal Wedding

  September 6, 2011 at 3:25 am by

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The next royal wedding will take place on October 13th, it has been announced by the Bhutanese Royal Court. His Majesty King Jigme Khesar will marry his commoner bride, Jetsun Puma, in a traditional ceremony in Punakha, before travelling to Thimphu, where the wedding celebrations will take place at the Changlingmithang Stadium on October 15th. In the information released earlier late last week, an official symbol was also distributed, which … Continue reading

King Juan Carlos: Successful Surgery

  September 5, 2011 at 11:40 pm by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain

Earlier today His Majesty The King of Spain, Juan Carlos I, left the San José Hospital in Madrid following an operation yesterday to repair a ruptured left Achilles tendon. The Palace of Zarzuela issued a statement to confirm that His Majesty The King was in good condition at The Palace of Zarzuela, where he will continue his recovery. The King’s health has been a topic of interest in recent years, … Continue reading

Spain’s Oldest Infanta

  September 5, 2011 at 11:36 pm by

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Though she may not thank for me for the title of my post, I wanted my first blog posting to feature a lesser known Spanish Royal. A maternal aunt-in-law of His Majesty King Juan Carlos, at almost 94 years she is currently the oldest member of the extended Spanish Royal Family. An Infanta of Spain by her marriage in April 1936 to the Infante Alfonso of Spain, over the years … Continue reading

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

Prince Charles-Philippe and Diane, Duchess of Cadaval

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

Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes

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

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