Spanish Summer Holidays 2012 Begin

  July 31, 2012 at 9:17 am by

Photographers outside Marivent Palace

Members of the Spanish Royal Family have arrived on the Balearic Island of Mallorca to begin their traditional Summer Holiday on the island. On Sunday, Her Majesty the Queen arrived at the Marivent Palace in Palma de Mallorca, where she was joined by Infanta Elena and her children, Felipe Juan Froilan and Victoria, and also the four children of Infanta Cristina, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca – Juan, Pablo, Miguel … Continue reading

London 2012: Silver Team Medal for Zara Phillips

  July 31, 2012 at 9:11 am by

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The British eventing equestrian team has taken home a silver medal, following the completion of the three stages in the eventing tournament. Zara Phillips, Tina Cook, Mary King, William Fox-Pitt and Nicola Wilson placed second behind Germany after today’s show jumping at Greenwich Park. Unfortunately for Phillips, she incurred both a fence and time penalty during her ride, which left her with combined penalties of 53.10. Zara admitted that “[she] … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar Turns 76

  July 31, 2012 at 8:53 am by

Infanta Pilar of Spain

July 30th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, Grandee of Spain, Dowager Viscountess de la Torre turned 76 yesterday. The Infanta is the elder sister of King Juan Carlos of Spain and also has a younger sister, Infanta Margarita. Infanta Pilar was born in Cannes, France on July 30th, 1936 during the exile of the Spanish Royal Family. Her full name is María del Pilar … Continue reading

Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie Celebrate Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

  July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Wedding Prince Hans Adam of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie

Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, née Countess Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, are celebrating their sapphire wedding anniversary (aka 45 years) today, 30 July 2012. The couple now has 3 sons and 1 daughter, and 9 grandsons and 8 granddaughters. (See below) Prince Hans Adam was born on 14 February 1945 as the 1st child of Prince Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina, née Countess of … Continue reading

London 2012: A perfect round from Zara in cross-country

  July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

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Zara Phillips continued her quest for an Olympic medal with a highly successful result in the difficult cross-country portion of eventing. The Queen’s eldest granddaughter finished well inside the time frame with a final result of 9 minutes and 55.11 seconds, to the delight of the cheering crowd. Zara was also one of the few riders to go through the 5.7-kilometer course dotted with 28 obstacles without a single penalty. … Continue reading

London 2012: Swimming Draws the Royals In

  July 29, 2012 at 11:47 pm by

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As it usually is, the Olympic swimming competition has been the place for royal spotting. Yesterday saw members of the Danish, Dutch, Luxembourgish, Norwegian and Greek royal families in the stands for the morning heats. Sitting together in the VIP section, it was a kin to a family reunion of sorts. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Princess Benedikte of Denmark were on hand to cheer Jeanette … Continue reading

London 2012: Zara Phillips Makes Olympics Debut

  July 29, 2012 at 10:32 pm by

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Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, made her Olympic debut today, competing in the second day of the individual dressage at Greenwich Park. Riding High Kingdom, she scored 46.1 penalty points during her dressage routine before lunchtime, which left her in twenty-fourth place following the conclusion of the day’s competition. In the team eventing, Great Britain – comprising of Phillips, Nicola Wilson, Mary King, Kristina Cook and William Fox-Pitt – … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: King William IV Brooch

  July 29, 2012 at 5:20 pm by

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The Opening Ceremony of London Olympic Games was a dazzling and a magnificent event, and of course, Her Majesty had to wear jewellery to match. Her choices for the significant occasion included Queen Victoria’s Diamond Collet Necklace, Queen Mary’s Cluster Earrings, and the hero of this blog entry – King William IV Brooch. In 1830, shortly after William IV’s accession to the Throne, the new King took six large diamonds … Continue reading

The Name’s Elizabeth, Queen Elizabeth

  July 29, 2012 at 3:55 pm by

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The Opening Ceremony of London 2012 Olympic Games was a spectacular affair certain to be remembered for years to come. From poignant tributes to Armed Forces, to British humour at its best, the ceremony was lauded all over the world. Arguably the most memorable event was, however, Queen Elizabeth’s acting début as a “Bond Girl”. As the film began, many expected the Queen to be portrayed by a double, yet … Continue reading

Duke and Duchess of Palma, Family Return to Barcelona

  July 29, 2012 at 8:47 am by

Infanta Cristina and Inaki Urdangarin in August 2009

Barcelona – July 27th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma de Mallorca returned to Spain this week with her husband Don Inaki Urdangarin, Duke Consort of Palma de Mallorca and their four children. Having arrived in Madrid earlier this week, the Palma family travelled onto their Barcelona residence. It was announced recently that the Infanta Cristina and her children will travel next to Palma de … Continue reading

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn Celebrates 60th Birthday

  July 28, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand

Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand celebrates his 60th birthday today, 28 July 2012. The Crown Prince is the second child and only son of the King and Queen of Thailand. Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn has an older sister, Princess Ubolratana rajakanya, and 2 younger sisters, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn and Princess Chulabhorn Walailak. HRH Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn of Thailand married first HRH Princess Soamsavali Kitiyakara of Thailand. They have 1 … Continue reading

And They’re Off! London 2012 Begins

  July 28, 2012 at 8:06 am by

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The London 2012 Olympic Games began last night, with the opening ceremony taking place at the Olympic Stadium. Queen Elizabeth II officially opened the Games at the end of the ceremony, which featured Sir Kenneth Branagh, David Beckham and Sir Steve Redgrave. Queen Elizabeth had previously hosted a reception at Buckingham Palace for the heads of state and government in London for the Games, attended by a large number of … Continue reading

Queen Sofia Presides Over Spanish Olympic Reception in London

  July 27, 2012 at 8:14 pm by

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London, England – July 26th, 2012 Her Majesty Queen Sofia of Spain presided over a reception at the Spanish Embassy in London in honour of the Spanish Olympic Team. The Queen was accompanied by her sister-in-law, Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain. Also present was the Spanish Ambassador to the United Kingdom, the Mayor of Madrid, the President of the Spanish Olympic Committee, and the Secretary of State for … Continue reading

Royalty and the Olympics: Competitors

  July 27, 2012 at 9:36 am by

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There is just over six hours to go until the Opening Ceremony of the Games of the XXX Olympiad! Our third and final blog entry focusing on combined royal and Olympic history showcases royals who have themselves competed in an Olympic Games. Prince Friedrich Karl of Prussia, Stockholm 1912 Prince Friedrich Karl competed for the German team in the team jumping event, winning a bronze medal for his efforts. Grand … Continue reading

Princess Sarvath El Hassan celebrates 65th birthday

  July 27, 2012 at 3:13 am by

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Princess Sarvath El Hassan of Jordan, née Sarvath Ikramullah, celebrated her 65th birthday on 24 July 2012. The parents of the Princess are Mohammed Ikramullah and Begum Shaista Suhrawardy Ikramullah. She has an older brother, Inam, and 2 older sisters Naz and Salma. The Princess married (then) Crown Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan on 28 august 1968. Prince Hassan was the Crown Prince of Jordan from 1965 till 1999, making Princess … Continue reading

Queen Silvia Receives Cancer Cyclists at Solliden

  July 26, 2012 at 8:19 am by

Queen Silvia and the Juliaresan girls; 25-07-2012

Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf are currently spending their summer holidays at Solliden Palace on Öland. Yesterday, Queen Silvia was visited by a special group of young women. Four best friends – Beatrice Björch, Stina Lif, Adéle Rundgren and Amanda Löfgren – arrived at Solliden to meet with the Queen at the end of their route. The girls have cycled from Östersund, in the middle of Sweden, to … Continue reading

Infanta Pilar in London with the Spanish Olympic team

  July 26, 2012 at 7:09 am by

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London, England – July 24th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz arrived at Heathrow Airport in London on July 24th with the Spanish Olympic team. The elder sister of King Juan Carlos I of Spain, is a member of the Honorary Council of the Spanish Olympic Committee and was accompanied by her only daughter, Doña Simoneta Gómez-Acebo. On July 25th, Infanta Pilar, Alejandro Blanco – … Continue reading

Royalty and the Olympics: IOC Membership

  July 26, 2012 at 5:48 am by

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Continuing with our look at Royals and the Olympics, today the TRF Blog focuses on royals – both reigning and non-reigning – who are members of the International Olympic Committee. There are a number of royals who have current IOC membership, listed here in alphabetical order of the country they represent, as well as three who were made Honorary Members following the end of their active membership. Many of these … Continue reading

Ramadan 2012: King Abdullah II & Queen Rania with Orphans

  July 26, 2012 at 5:21 am by

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Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania of Jordan began their activities in the Holy Month of Ramadan with a royal Iftar banquet hosted last Tuesday at Zahran Palace for orphans from several Jordanian orphanage institutions. Following the Iftar, King Abdullah and Queen Rania toured on Wednesday Mubarat Um Al Hussein Orphanage, where they checked the facilities and services offered to the children who benefit from the Al Aman … Continue reading

Jewel of the Day: The Duchess of Cambridge Pearl Pendant

  July 25, 2012 at 9:57 am by

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I guess we need to clarify one thing first: today’s jewel has nothing to do with the present Duchess of Cambridge. It was name so after Princess Augusta of Hesse-Kassel who married Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge had three children together; the youngest of them was Mary Adelaide, Duchess of Teck – mother of Mary of Teck (George V’s Consort). Princes Augusta was known … Continue reading

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