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Queen Anne-Marie’s 65th Birthday

  August 30, 2011 at 4:50 am by

Her Majesty Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes today celebrates her sixty-fifth birthday. Born Her Royal Highness Princess Anne-Marie Dagmar Ingrid of Denmark on August 30th, 1946; she is the third and final daughter of the late King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, nee Princess of Sweden. Like her two older sisters, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Anne-Marie was born in Amalienborg Palace, in Copenhagen. She … Continue reading

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Queen Noor Celebrates her 60th Birthday

  August 23, 2011 at 4:27 am by

Queen Noor Al Hussein of Jordan turns 60 today. Her Majesty was born Elisabeth (Lisa) Najeeb Halaby on August 23, 1951 in Washington DC. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby and Doris Carlquist. After receiving a B.A. in Architecture and Urban Planning from Princeton University in 1974, she worked on international urban planning and design projects in Australia, the United States, Iran and Jordan, where she met the … Continue reading

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Funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary

  July 16, 2011 at 2:34 pm by

The funeral of Archduke Otto, the last Crown Prince of Austria-Hungary, took place today. Before the funeral, several events took place to honor the late Archduke. on 11 July, there was a requiem mass in the Theatinerkirche, which was followed by prayers of Cardinal Marx and a holy mass at Saint John Cantius Church. From 12 july 5 p.m till 13 July 12 noon, Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regiana lied in repose … Continue reading

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Royal Family Comes Out as Duke Reaches 90

  June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am by

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

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The Duke of Edinburgh – A Reflection at 90

  June 10, 2011 at 2:10 am by

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

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Profile: Melanie-Antoinette de Massy

  April 20, 2011 at 7:34 pm by

Early this month, Caroline de Monaco, Princesse de Hanovre officiated at the opening day lunch for the Rolex Masters Tournament in Monte-Carlo. Caroline’s luncheon with tournament officials and players was covered in this blog. The day was followed by several charitable fundraising events that were not covered in this blog. Most years, Caroline’s cousin Baroness Elisabeth-Anne de Massy has a prominent part in the opening of the tournament and the … Continue reading

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The Hannover Brothers

  April 18, 2011 at 10:10 pm by

Prince Ernst August Junior, as he is being called these days in the German press, is the heir apparent and eldest son of Prince Ernst August V, The Prince of Hannover. In his 27 years, the junior Ernst has cleverly managed to stay under the radar, despite his father’s high-profile marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco, a marriage that had the added allure of juicy gossip about infidelities and public … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II of Jordan Releases his Memoir

  February 24, 2011 at 5:14 pm by

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

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

  February 17, 2011 at 12:00 am by

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

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20th Birthday of Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

  February 16, 2011 at 7:43 am by

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

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Death of the “Father-in-Law of Europe”

  January 29, 2011 at 4:39 am by

January 29th, 2011 marks the one hundred and fifteenth anniversary of His Majesty King Christian IX of Denmark’s death at Amalienborg Palace in 1906. Born His Serene Highness Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck on April 8th, 1818 in Gottorp, Duchy of Schleswig; Prince Christian was the sixth child and fourth son of HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife, Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (a granddaughter of King Frederik V … Continue reading

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The Nonagenarian Princess of Monaco: Her Travails and Her Legacy

  January 19, 2011 at 5:00 am by

Princess Antoinette of Monaco, the Baroness de Massy, has reached her nonagenarian age. As of December 28, 2010 she is 90 years old. It is now more than five years since the death of her only sibling, the sovereign Prince Rainier III. Princess Antoinette was married three times and all three husbands — respectively, a tennis ace, a politician, and a ballet dancer — have passed away. The Princess had … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago: Death of King Olav V

  January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

20 years ago, on January 17th 1991, King Olav V of Norway passed away. Alexander Edward Christian Frederik was born in Norfolk (England) on July 2nd 1903 as the only son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales, who later became King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Noway. When his father became King of Norway in 1905 his son was given the name Olav. The Crown … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra Celebrates 40th Birthday

  December 8, 2010 at 1:58 am by

Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, daughter of Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark, turned forty on November 20th. To celebrate her milestone birthday, Alexandra and her family – husband Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth, and children Count Richard and Countess Ingrid – headed to Venice, Italy for a brief vacation. She gave an interview to Danish magazine Billed Bladet as part of her birthday, in which she … Continue reading

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Andrea Casiraghi, the “Wildcard” of Monaco

  November 30, 2010 at 7:59 pm by

Andrea Casiraghi has changed over the last few years; he has a cleaner, mature aspect. He also has a job in the embassy of Qatar and shows that he is very interesed in his activities in the embassy which is in Paris, France. What has happened to “the Rebel Angel” of Monaco? Andrea attended American University of Paris, after attending McGill University in Canada for a semester. He studied international … Continue reading

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Grand Duke Jean turns 90 on January 5

  November 23, 2010 at 1:54 pm by

HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg is turning 90 on January 5, 2011. To celebrate this, a picture was released of Grand Duke Jean with his oldest son and daughter-in-law, TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa. A concert will be held in honour of Grand Duke Jean on January 5 and according to Wort, Grand Duke Jean, his children and grandchildren will all attend. Grand Duke Jean … Continue reading

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98th Birthday of Archduke Otto

  November 20, 2010 at 6:23 pm by

Today marks the 98th birthday of Archduke Otto of Austria, Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 to his abdication in 2007, perhaps best known simply as Otto von Habsburg, writer, journalist and European politician. Usually 98th birthdays aren’t regarded as milestones; but the anniversary of such an extraordinary man deserves some celebration, and we want to do by reposting the (updated) biography … Continue reading

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Reza Pahlavi Celebrates 50th Birthday

  November 2, 2010 at 3:00 am by

On October 31st Prince Cyrus Reza Pahlavi of Iran celebrated his 50th birthday together with his family and friends. Reza Pahlavi was born on October 31st 1960 in Tehran, Iran. He is the he eldest son of the late Shah of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Farah Diba. Reza’s siblings include Princess Farahnaz (1963), Prince Ali Reza (1966), as well as a half-sister, Princess Shahnaz (1940). His youngest sister, Princess Leila, … Continue reading

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Princess Irmingard of Bavaria has Died

  October 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Irmingard of Bavaria died at her residence, Schloss Leutstetten, Bavaria, on 23 October 2010. She was 87 years old. Princess Irmingard Maria Josefa of Bavaria was born on 29 May 1923 at Schloss Berchtesgaden, the second child and eldest daughter of former Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his second wife Princess Antonia, born Princess of Luxembourg; her grandparents were King Ludwig III and Queen Maria … Continue reading

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The Duke of Parma Passed Away

  August 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm by

His Royal Highness Duke Carlos Hugo of Parma and Piacenza, Prince of Bourbon-Parma passed away yesterday morning in Barcelona, aged 80. He was suffering of cancer since February 2008, and early this month was hospitalized after his health condition deteriorated. Prince Hugues Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris on 8 April 1930, the second of the six children of Prince Xavier (son of the last reigning Duke Roberto I … Continue reading

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