Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma and Tjalling ten Cate Welcome Second Daughter

  February 28, 2011 at 12:51 pm by

Wedding Margarita & Tjalling

HRH Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Countess of Colorno, and Tjalling ten Cate welcomed their second daughter, Paola Cecilia Laurentien, on February 25, 2011 at 18.05 h at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague. Paola weight 2825 grams at birth. According to a spokesman, the parents are very grateful and intensely happy with the birth of their second daughter. The couple were married on May 3, 2008, and their first child, … Continue reading

Catherine’s Official Royal Engagement Debut

  February 28, 2011 at 8:59 am by

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Ms Catherine Middleton has undertaken her first official royal engagement, during a visit to Wales with fiancé, Prince William; followed by a visit to Scotland. The first engagement took place on Thursday February 24th, when the duo were in Anglesey, Wales for the dedication of the Welsh Trearddur Bay Lifeboat Station’s newest lifeboat, the ‘Hereford Endeavour’. Around 2,000 locals turned up in the town which Prince William and Ms Middleton … Continue reading

New Stamps for Luxembourg Milestones

  February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm by

The stamp issued to mark Grand Duke Jean's 90th birthday

To mark two major milestones in the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family in 2011, the Luxembourg postal service, P&TLuxembourg, has released two stamps featuring the individuals who will mark round birthdays. The first stamp is to commemorate former Grand Duke Jean’s 90th birthday, which took place on January 5th. The second commemorates the 30th birthday of the Hereditary Grand Duke, Guillaume, which will take place on November 11th. The stamps can … Continue reading

Swedish Royal Family Host Official Dinner

  February 25, 2011 at 12:44 pm by

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On Thursday 24th, February the King and Queen hosted an official dinner at the Royal Palace. Invited were representatives of the diplomatic corps, parliament, government, departments and authorities, Swedish science, culture, sports and Swedish businesses. Approximately 150 guests were received and welcomed by the King, Queen, Crown Princess and Prince Daniel in the White Sea. The dinner took place in Karl XI’s gallery. The King accompanied the President’s wife, psychiatrist … Continue reading

First Official Pictures of the New Prince and Princess of Denmark

  February 25, 2011 at 10:30 am by

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The Danish Royal Court released the first official pictures of the newborn Prince and Princess of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. The pictures include a picture of the new Prince, a picture of the new Princess, two pictures of the little Prince and Princess and two pictures of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess with the twins. The twins were born … Continue reading

Nordic World Ski Championships in Olso

  February 25, 2011 at 8:25 am by

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On Wednesday evening the Royal couple and the Crown Prince family attended the opening ceremony of the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships 2011 in Olso. They watched the King’s Guard and The Staff Band of the Norwegian Armed Forces showed the way for the 1700 children, who represented the participating nations and walked from the Palace Square down Palace Hill to University Square. In the evening the Royals attended a … Continue reading

King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II has published the English version of his memoir “Our Last Best Chance: The Pursuit of Peace” last week. The book, which is the first by the 49 year old Hashemite King, focuses on the Middle East peace process, as well as His Majesty’s life journey from childhood to the Hashemite throne and the following years. Petra News Agency reported that the book will also be published … Continue reading

The Duchess of Vendôme and Prince Gaston visit Salon de l’Agriculture

  February 24, 2011 at 6:20 am by

Princess Philomena and Prince Gaston at the fair

HRH the Duchess of Vendôme, Princess Philomena of Orléans, and her son, Prince Gaston, visited the Salon de l’Agriculture in Paris, France, on February 22, 2011. The little Prince was most interested in the cows, chickens, donkeys and Irish Greyhounds. The Salon de l’Agriculture is an agricultural trade fair that takes place from February 19 till February 27, 2011. More information about the trade fair can be found at their … Continue reading

Queen ‘Utterly Shocked’ by New Zealand Earthquake

  February 23, 2011 at 6:42 am by

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HM Queen Elizabeth II has released a statement in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake which shook Christchurch, New Zealand yesterday, February 22nd. “I have been utterly shocked by the news of another earthquake in Christchurch. Please convey my deep sympathy to the families and friends of those who have been killed; my thoughts are with all those who have been affected by this dreadful event. My thoughts are also … Continue reading

King’s Nephew Reveals Engagement

  February 21, 2011 at 8:20 pm by

Oscar Magnuson with his fiancée Emma Ledent

Oscar Magnuson, the 33-year-old son of Princess Christina of Sweden, Mrs Magnuson and thus nephew of King Carl XVI Gustaf, has revealed his engagement to long-time girlfriend, Emma Ledent. The engagement took place on February 11th, in Gattiéres, France where the couple were on holiday. The information was revealed in Swedish newspaper Svenska Dagbladet on February 20th. Mr Magnuson is the second son of Princess Christina and her husband, Tord … Continue reading

Charlene Wittstock’s Visit to South Africa

  February 21, 2011 at 8:05 pm by

Charlene Wittstock in South Africa

Charlene Wittstock is not even married, not even Serene Highness, yet as Prince Albert’s fiancee, set to become the Princess Consort of Monaco in less than five months’ time, she is already in the swing of her first solo diplomatic mission. Granted, the tour she has undertaken is of her homeland, South Africa. The princess-in-training is actually a native of Bulawayo, Rhodesia (today Zimbabwe) but her family relocated to the … Continue reading

Lady Ella Starts Studies at Oxford

  February 21, 2011 at 1:56 pm by

Lady Gabriella Windsor

Lady Gabriella, who will turn 30 this April, graduated from Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, in May 2004 with a BA degree in Comporative Literature. Since then, Ella Windsor, as she is professionally known, had worked as a journalist (she has written for Hola!, The Spectator, The Mail on Sunday and other publications). “She graduated six years ago, so it is quite a thing to go back”, The Telegraph quotes … Continue reading

Invitations to William and Catherine’s Wedding Have Been Sent

  February 20, 2011 at 6:39 am by

Engagement of William & Catherine

The invitations to the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, in the Westminster Abbey, have been sent. They were sent last Wednesday and Thursday, February 16 and 16, 2011. The press release read as follows: Wedding invitations – The wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton 19th February 2011 Invitations to the wedding of Prince William and Miss … Continue reading

The Week with the Norwegian Royals

  February 19, 2011 at 4:03 pm by

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Here you can read about the current events of the Norwegian Royals during the last week. February 14th: The Royal Court announced that Crown Prince Haakon agreed to be the patron of this year’s TV campaign to support the Norwegian People’s Aid’s efforts. Norwegian People’s Aid is an organisation aiming to eliminate landmines and cluster bombs in Europe, Africa and Asia. You can read more here. February 17th-18th: Crown Princess … Continue reading

Dutch Photo Session in Lech 2011

  February 19, 2011 at 10:53 am by

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The Dutch Royal family attended a photo session in Lech this morning. The members attending were the Queen, her sons, the Prince of Orange and Princes (Johan-)Friso and Constantijn, her daughters-in-law, Princesses Máxima, Mabel and Laurentien, and her grandchildren, Princesses Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, daughters of the Prince and Princess of Orange, Countesses Luana and Zaria, daughters of Prince Friso and his wife, Mabel, and Countesses Eloise and Leonore and … Continue reading

Saudi King to Return Back Home Next Week

  February 19, 2011 at 3:17 am by

King Abdullah bin Abdul-Aziz

The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud, is expected to return back to Saudi Arabia very soon after a long recovery absence. The Saudi press reported this weekend that the 86 year-old monarch has arrived in Casablanca, Morocco for a short recovery stop before returning back home next week. The press also covered the preparations for the King’s arrival celebrations all over … Continue reading

150th Anniversary of Helena, Duchess of Albany’s Birth

  February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am by

Princess Helena as a young girl

February 17th marks the one hundred and fiftieth anniversay of Helena, Duchess of Albany’s birth. Born Helena Frederica Augusta in 1861 in the capital of Waldeck, Arolsen; Princess Helena was the fifth child and daughter of the reigning Prince of Waldeck-Pyrmont, George Victor, and his wife, Princess Helena (nee, Princess of Nassau). The Princess had seven siblings, six from her parents’ marriage and one from her father’s second marriage to … Continue reading

20th Birthday of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

  February 16, 2011 at 7:43 am by

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HRH Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg, Princess of Nassau, the only daughter of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, turns 20 today. Princess Alexandra Joséphine Teresa Charlotte Marie Wilhelmine was born on February 16, 1991, as the fourth child and only daughter of then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg. She joined big brothers, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, then Prince Guillaume, and Princes Félix and … Continue reading

British Royal January and February Events

  February 15, 2011 at 6:45 pm by

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The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh Current Events; January 9th; The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh attended a Sunday church service at St Mary Magdalene church on the royal estate at Sandringham in Norfolk. January 16th; Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip attended a church service at Hillington Parish Church, Norfolk, Britain. January 20th; Queen Elizabeth has made her annual visit to The Sandringham Women’s Institute, at West Newton … Continue reading

Marie’s Changing Looks in Florence

  February 15, 2011 at 1:55 pm by

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Princess Marie was on a super-short, super-packed visit when she visited Florence, Italy on February 1-2, 2011. Even though Princess Marie had a very packed scheduled, she managed to look super chic in a number of outfits during the visit, so let’s take a closer look. At arrival to Florence, HRH choose a double-breasted grey jacket matched with a black turtleneck and black pants see here. Later on during her … Continue reading

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