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

The Prince and Princess of Monaco, July 1st 2011

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

Prince Albert & Charlene

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

Engagement picture Albert & Charlene

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

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge leave for Canada - 2011

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

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

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