Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor Expecting Third Child

  May 10, 2014 at 8:53 pm by

Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with their two eldest sons, Albert and Leopold

On 29 April, it was announced that Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor are expecting their third child. As a result, Lady Nicholas Windsor is the oldest royal mother-to-be at forty five years old. Articles have said that one of the couple’s Catholic friends has said that “it is a miracle that Paola is having her child at her age so soon after the ceremony of the Popes”. Lord and Lady … Continue reading

Vote in the April 2014 Picture of the Month Polls!

  May 9, 2014 at 2:13 am by

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Please vote in the April 2014 Picture of the Month Polls! The Official Poll features pictures showing the official side of royalty. This month’s Informal Poll showcases Royal Men’s Hair. The polls will remain open until 30 April 2014. Good Luck to all the participating teams!

Dutch Royals attend Remembrance & Liberation Day

  May 7, 2014 at 8:22 pm by

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On May 4th and 5th, the Dutch Royals attended Remembrance and Liberation Day commemorations. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima, on Sunday May 4th, were present at the memorial service at the Nieuwe Kerk in Amsterdam to commemorate the victims of the Second World War. Then in the Dam Square took place the wreath-laying ceremony at the National Monument. Two minutes of silence were observed. On the same day, Princess Margriet, along … Continue reading

Princess Haya Turns 40

  May 3, 2014 at 6:00 am by

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Princess Haya bint Al Hussein of Jordan celebrates today her 40th birthday. Princess Haya was born on May 3, 1974 in Amman. She is the daughter of the late King Hussein I (1935-1999) and his third wife, the late Queen Alia (1948-1977). She was named after King Hussein’s aunt.  Princess Haya has one brother, Prince Ali, and one sister, Abir Muhaisen, who was adopted when she was one year old. … Continue reading

March 2014 Picture of the Month Poll Winners

  May 2, 2014 at 1:53 pm by

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Announcing the winners of the March2014 Picture of the Month Poll of the Month Polls: March 2014 Official Picture of the Month Poll: First Place: Norway Second Place: Belgium Third Place: Jordan * The Netherlands * Great Britain Crazy or Statement Hats (March 2014 Informal Picture of the Month Poll): First Place: The Netherlands Second Place: Spain Third Place: Sweden Congratulations to all winning teams!

“Road To The Crown” Exhibition Opens at Marienburg

  May 1, 2014 at 12:56 am by

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The heirs of Hanover yesterday officially opened The Road To The Crown – The Kingdom of Hanover and Its Rulers exhibition celebrating the history of the Hanoverian Kingdom. Prince Ernst August Jr and Prince Christian, sons of Prince Ernst August V, welcomed 250 guests to Schloss Marienburg in Pattensen for the opening. Among the guests were Prince Heinrich of Hanover, Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece, … Continue reading

King Carl Gustaf Celebrates 68th Birthday

  April 30, 2014 at 11:55 pm by

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As per tradition, the Swedish King today celebrated his 68th birthday with a public celebration in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his son, Prince Carl Philip, King Carl XVI Gustaf was treated to a music program performed by the Army and Navy military bands in the Guard Wing, before heading to the outer courtyard where members of the public gathered to greet him. The King … Continue reading

Princess Margarita and Prince Radu Visit Israel

  April 30, 2014 at 11:45 pm by

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Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania have paid the first visit of a member of the Romanian Royal Family to Israel since the state’s formation in 1948. The couple arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday, where they spent the day at the Knesset (Israeli Parliament), meeting with various politicians: Ruth Calderon, Deputy Speaker; Yael German, Minister of Health; and Zeev Elkin, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs. Topics of discussion … Continue reading

Birth of Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

  April 30, 2014 at 10:15 pm by

Hereditary Princess Kelly and Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

On 30 April, Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their first child, a girl, Princess Katharina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The little Princess’s full name is Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. She is the first daughter and child of Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly, as well as the first grandchild of Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife, Carin. The then Kelly Jeanne Rondestvedt … Continue reading

175 Years of Luxembourg Independence

  April 30, 2014 at 9:49 pm by

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Members of Luxembourg’s Grand Ducal Family yesterday attended an academic session to mark the 175th anniversary of Luxembourg’s independence as established by the Treaty of London. Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa (wearing a lilac sheath dress and matching jacket), Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie (in a white jacket and navy pants) attended the session at the Cercle Cité in Luxembourg City, which saw 300 invited guests … Continue reading

Prince Harry And Cressida Bonas Split

  April 30, 2014 at 6:31 am by

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After two years of dating, Prince Harry and Cressida Bonas have split. There where rumors swirling the internet that the 29 year old Prince was about to propose to Cressida but sources say that “paused for a breather”. The rumors started when Prince Harry and the 25 year old where seen together together at the Wembley Arena at a We Day UK charity event about a month ago. Sources say … Continue reading

Belgian Introductory Visit to Sweden

  April 29, 2014 at 11:25 pm by

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Today, April 29th, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde paid an introductory visit to Sweden. The King and the Queen were welcomed at the Royal Palace in Stockholm by King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. At the luncheon hosted by the Swedish King and Queen, were also present Crown Princess Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel and Prince Carl Philip. In the early afternoon, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde visited the … Continue reading

Princess Benedikte Turns Seventy

  April 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm by

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Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg celebrates her 70th birthday on April 29th. The Princess is a younger sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark. Princess Benedikte was born at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, the second daughter of the future King Frederik IX of Denmark and his wife, Princess Ingrid of Sweden, and has a younger sister, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece. The Princess was baptised at the Church of Holmen in … Continue reading

Infanta Sofía Turns Seven

  April 29, 2014 at 10:54 pm by

Infanta Sofia of Spain at Easter Mass; 20-04-2014

Infanta Sofía of Spain celebrates her 7th birthday on April 29th. Sofía is the youngest daughter of the Prince and Princess of Asturias; he has an older sister, Infanta Leonor. Infanta Sofía was born at the Ruber International Clinic in Madrid in 2007. The Infanta was baptised Sofía de Todos los Santos infront of the Palace Chapel of Zarzuela in July 2007. The name Sofia was chosen in honour of her paternal … Continue reading

Royals Attend Double Canonisation at the Vatican

  April 27, 2014 at 9:38 am by

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Catholic royals from across Europe were present at the canonisation of Popes John XXIII and John Paul II today at the Vatican. King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, former King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie Aglaë of Liechtenstein were amongst the million plus there for the mass, which was … Continue reading

Dutch Celebrate First Koningsdag in 124 Years

  April 27, 2014 at 1:34 am by

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The Dutch Royal Family yesterday celebrated the first Koningsdag in 124 years, in the towns of De Rijp and Amstelveen. These were the towns originally scheduled for the event in 2013, but were postponed due to the abdication ceremonies. All adult members of the Royal Family, except for Princess Mabel, were present for the festivities, in which they participated in walk-abouts, sporting games, activities, theatre performances and songs. In De … Continue reading

Royal of the Month: Brian Boru

  April 27, 2014 at 1:02 am by

A sculpture of Brian Boru outside the Chapel Royal at Dublin Castle

For April’s Royal of the Month, I have chosen Ireland’s most famous High King – or in Irish, Ard Rí – Brian Boru, who was slain 1,000 years ago on April 23rd, 1014. The exact date of Brian’s birth has been debated over the centuries, but its believed he was born c.941 in Kincora, Killaloe County Clare. His father, Cennétig mac Lorcáin, was the King of Munster and his mother, Bé Binn, was … Continue reading

The Duke of Anjou’s 40th Birthday

  April 25, 2014 at 11:35 pm by

Prince Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou

On 25 April, Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou, the current Bourbon pretender to the former French Throne, celebrated his fortieth birthday. Louis Alphonse, Duke of Anjou was born HRH Prince Louis Alphonse de Bourbon on 25 April 1974 in Madrid, Spain. He is the second son and youngest child of Alfonso de Borbón, Duke of Càdiz and his wife, Doña María del Carmen Martínez-Bordiù Franco, who herself is the granddaughter … Continue reading

New Photos of Princesses Estelle and Leonore Released

  April 24, 2014 at 11:52 pm by

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The Swedish Royal Court released new photos of Princess Estelle and her newborn cousin, Princess Leonore, together on April 24. Princess Estelle seemed to be kissing her little cousin and playing with her toes. Princess Madeleine, Leonore’s mother, later published the photos on Facebook, with the caption “A cousin is a ready-made friend for life…” It was reported that Princess Estelle and her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, … Continue reading

Duchess Of Cambridge’s Fashion In Australia Day 9

  April 24, 2014 at 11:34 am by

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On day 9 of the tour in the capital of Australia, Canberra, The Duchess of Cambridge choose to wear a green coat dress by Catherine Walker. The bespoke piece featured a full flare skirt, long sleeves and a belt. Catherine wore her LK Bennett nude pumps see here. This is the second time on this tour Catherine has worn Catherine Walker. The first time is when arriving in New Zealand. Later … Continue reading

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