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

Trooping the Colour 2011 – Fashion Review

  June 15, 2011 at 11:54 pm by

HM the Queen at the 2011 Trooping the Colour

Here we go again – while the Epson Derby has been the appetizer, the “hat season” of the British royal family has officially begun now with this year’s Trooping The Colour – the annual Queen’s Birthday Parade, held on Horse Guards Parade in London in June each year. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the “leading character” of this spectacle, appeared in a repeated pale blue skirt suit with a matching … Continue reading

Royal Family Comes Out as Duke Reaches 90

  June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am by

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh at 90

The British Royal Family was out in force yesterday, attending a special church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s nintieth birthday, which was on June 10. The private service for around 750 guests was attended by the four children of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II – the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of … Continue reading

Jordan celebrates National Occasions

  June 13, 2011 at 3:11 am by

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Each year Jordanians celebrate the anniversary of the Great Arab Revolt and the Army Day on June 10th however this year the official celebrations took place on Wednesday, June 8th, 2011 in Amman. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania, accompanied by their daughters, Princess Iman and Princess Salma and their son Prince Hashem, attended a ceremony held by the Jordan Armed Forces to mark the Great Arab Revolt, Army Day. … Continue reading

The Epsom Derby’s Royal Fashion for 2011

  June 11, 2011 at 8:50 am by

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June 4th was the day for the Queen’s annual visit at Epsom Derby. Surprisingly it turned out to be the biggest public family gathering since the wedding of Prince William to Miss Catherine Middleton in April. One of the nicest surprises perhaps might have been that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in fact joined the Queen and family at the Epson Derby festival this year. All eyes were on … Continue reading

Mette-Marit attends the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS in New York

  June 10, 2011 at 6:53 am by

Crown Princess Mette-Marit at the UN High Level Meeting

Crown Princess Mette-Marit travelled to New York on June 8th to attend the United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). The Crown Princess is a Special Representative for UNAIDS and member of the young leaders . During the first day she attended the opening of the UN High Level Meeting, that was officially opened by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Afterwards the Crown Princess attended a panel debate about the HIV/AIDs response. … Continue reading

The Duke of Edinburgh – A Reflection at 90

  June 10, 2011 at 2:10 am by

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Philip, the now Duke of Edinburgh, was born a Prince of Greece and Denmark on the 10th June 1921. He was the youngest child and only son of Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark and Princess Alice of Battenberg. Philip is the only serving member of his family, with his closest sister, Princess Sophie, passing away in 2001. Prince Philip was first educated in Paris, he then moved to … Continue reading

Cambridges attend ARK Gala

  June 9, 2011 at 11:42 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive for the ARK Gala

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended the 10th Annual ARK (Absolute Return for Kids) Gala this evening at Perks Field, a park within the grounds of Kensington Palace, the residence which will become their official London home. During the dinner, Prince William gave speech to the guests, who paid £10,000-a head to attend. The Duke said he was very happy about the “new joint initiative between ARK and The … Continue reading

Sheikh Nasser Graduated from the Marines University

  June 9, 2011 at 4:09 am by

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Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa graduated from the Joint US Marines University in Washington DC according to the Bahrain News Agency (BNA). Sheikh Nasser thanks his father, His Majesty the King for his continuos support in continuing his studies. Sheikh Nasser also thanks his brother, the Crown Prince, for attending the graduation ceremony and for the efforts of encouraging young Bahraini’s to continue their studies in higher education in … Continue reading

Monaco Update

  June 8, 2011 at 8:34 am by

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There have been a lot of dramatic events in Monaco this year and the year is only halfway over. The worst, of course, came in March – the death of nonagenarian Princess Antoinette, Baroness de Massy. But then Prince Albert, the sovereign, and his bride-to-be, Charlene Wittstock, paid a cheerful visit to Ireland. Among the delights among the Leprechauns: a visit to the old Kelly homestead. Princess Caroline, elder sister … Continue reading

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