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On This Day: Birth of Stephanie, Short-lived Queen of Portugal

  July 15, 2017 at 3:00 am by

180 years ago today, in the southern German town of Krauchenwies, Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen was born to Prince Karl and Princess Josephine. The Princess was the couple’s second child, her siblings were Leopold, Prince of Hohenzollern; Carol I of Romania; Prince Anton; Prince Friedrich; and Princess Marie, Countess of Flanders. Among her ancestors Stephanie counted the Princes of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Grand Dukes of Baden, Landgraves of Hesse-Darmstadt, and Johan Willem … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Max of Baden, German Chancellor

  July 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

150 years ago, Prince Maximilian of Baden – future Margrave, future Chancellor of Imperial Germany – was born in Baden-Baden to Prince Wilhelm of Baden and Princess Maria Maximilianovna of Leuchtenberg. Prince Max was the couple’s second child, his elder sister Marie would marry the Duke of Anhalt in 1889. Among his ancestors, the Prince could count Grand Dukes of Baden and Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Tsars of Russia, and Kings of Bavaria, … Continue reading

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A New Granddaughter for Princess Basma bint Talal

  June 18, 2017 at 1:48 am by

Jordan’s Princess Basma bint Talal has become a grandmother for the sixth time, announcing on social media her younger son has welcomed his first child. “My son Saad and his wife Zeina were blessed today by the arrival of their daughter, Basma. As her grandmother, I am completely overjoyed,” the Princess said in the announcement, which featured a photo of herself with her new granddaughter. The infant was born on Saturday. She … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary of Teck, Future British Queen, Is Born

  May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am by

150 years ago, a Princess was born at Kensington Palace – Victoria Mary of Teck. Her father was a German Prince who later became the Duke of Teck, while her mother was a granddaughter of the British King George III. May, as she was known, would bring her family back into the main line of the British Royal Family through her marriage to a future British King. Princess May spent … Continue reading

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On This Day: Maria Theresia Is Born

  May 13, 2017 at 8:00 am by

300 years ago today, the only female ruler of the Habsburg Monarchy was born at Homburg Palace in Vienna. Maria Theresia was the eldest daughter of Charles VI, Holy Roman Emperor. Prior to her birth, Charles had issued a new act of succession to allow any daughters of his to succeed the throne ahead of his two nieces, the daughters of the previous ruler, Joseph I. As Maria Theresia was only … Continue reading

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On This Day: A Future Greek Queen Is Born

  April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am by

One century ago, a baby Princess was born in the German town of Blankenburg am Harz to the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick. She was named Frederica, and forty years later, would become the Queen Consort of the Hellenes. Princess Frederica, whose full name was Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, was the only daughter of Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Head of the House of Hanover, and his … Continue reading

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On This Day: Queen Victoria Gives Birth To Her Last Child

  April 14, 2017 at 6:00 am by

160 years ago, on April 14, 1857, the ninth and final child – “it is a fine child, and a girl!” [1] – of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom and Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was born, two weeks overdue, at Buckingham Palace. Princess Beatrice Mary Victoria Feodore was the couple’s fifth daughter, and quickly became a favourite of her parents, who were happy to indulge her in … Continue reading

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A Second Son for Prince Faisal & Princess Zeina of Jordan

  April 8, 2017 at 7:42 am by

Jordan’s Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein and his wife Princess Zeina welcomed on Saturday their second child, a baby boy named Prince Mohammad bin Faisal. The couple have an older son together – Prince Abdullah bin Faisal – born in 2016. The newborn prince is a 42nd generation direct descendant of Islam’s prophet Muhammad. He shares his name with his father’s uncle, Prince Mohammad bin Talal. Prince Faisal, 53, is the … Continue reading

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Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Gives Birth To Third Son

  March 24, 2017 at 6:57 am by

Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, daughter of the Emir of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, gave birth to her fifth child – a son – on March 22. Baby boy Rashid bin Mansoor joins two big brothers (Mohammed and Hamdan) and two big sisters (Fatima and Lateefa). The Sheikha, who is married to Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, a half-brother of the Emir of Abu Dhabi, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Anne Hyde, Mother of Two Reigning Queens

  March 12, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Today marks the 380th anniversary of the birth of Anne Hyde, who was the mother of two reigning Queens of England. Born at Cranbourne Lodge, Windsor in March 1637, Anne was the eldest child of Edward Hyde (later 1st Earl of Clarendon) and his second wife, Frances Aylesbury. She was named for her father’s first wife, who died shortly after their marriage in 1629. Edward Hyde was a politician and a member … Continue reading

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Reports: Pierre and Beatrice Welcome Baby Boy

  February 28, 2017 at 9:19 am by

It is being reported that Beatrice Borromeo has given birth to her first child with husband Pierre Casiraghi, a baby boy born today, February 28, in Monaco. While the news has not been officially confirmed by a spokesperson for the couple, or of Princess Caroline, four hours ago Beatrice’s sister Matilde posted a scenic photograph of the Monaco harbour with the caption “28/2/2017 new date to add in the calendar for … Continue reading

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Second Daughter For Hubertus and Kelly von Saxe-Coburg und Gotha

  February 23, 2017 at 4:38 pm by

The Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha welcomed their third child into the world on Wednesday. Newborn Princess Madeleine enjoys “great health” according to the family’s spokesperson. The new Princess’s full name is Madeleine Aurelia Victoria Carin.  Hubertus and Kelly, who married in 2009, already have two children: Princess Katharina, born 2014, and Phillipp, born 2015.

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Princess Salwa Aga Khan Gives Birth To Second Son

  January 13, 2017 at 5:58 am by

Princess Salwa Aga Khan was safely delivered of a son, named Prince Sinan, on January 2, a statement released on the official Ismaili Muslim Community website has said. The Princess and her son, who was born in London, are both doing well. The birth of a second son for Princess Salwa and her husband, the eldest son of the Aga Khan, Prince Rahim, gives their family “immense joy”. Prince Rahim and … Continue reading

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Second Daughter for Alexander and Sarah von Isenburg

  January 10, 2017 at 6:37 am by

Hereditary Princess Sarah von Isenburg gave birth to her second child, a daughter, on January 5 in Munich, the Princely House has announced yesterday. “With great joy and gratitude, the Princely House of Isenburg announces the birth of the second child of TH The Hereditary Prince and Princess,” the statement read. The infant – who joins big sister Princess Alix Imagina (born in November 2015) – has been named Zita. … Continue reading

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Prince Félix and Princess Claire Welcome A Son

  November 28, 2016 at 7:20 am by

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced that Princess Claire was safely delivered of a son early this morning in Geneva. The newborn was born at 3:59am today at Geneva’s Beaulieu General Clinic. Both the infant and Princess Claire are doing well. Prince Félix was by his wife’s side throughout. “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess, and Monsieur and Madame Lademacher and their families join in … Continue reading

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Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie Welcome Fourth Child

  November 21, 2016 at 9:12 am by

Princess Sophie of Prussia has recently given birth to her fourth child, a son, according to German media reports. The newborn – Sophie and her husband Prince Georg Friedrich’s third son – was born in Bremen, where the family live. Both mother and baby are said to be in good health. Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie were married in August 2011. They welcomed twin sons, Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand, in … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania Visit Tomb of the Late King Hussein

  November 14, 2016 at 3:40 pm by

To mark the anniversary of his birth in 1935, King Abdullah and Queen Rania have today visited the tomb of the late King Hussein bin Talal, the current King’s father. The couple said a prayer over the late King’s tomb, following an inspection of a military guard of honour by King Abdullah. King Hussein died in February 1999. Their Majesties King Abdullah II and @QueenRania visit the tomb of the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Birth of Landgrave Philipp of Hesse

  November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm by

One hundred twenty years ago today, Prince Philipp of Hesse was born in Schloss Rumpenheim in Offenbach. The prince was the third son of Prince Friedrich Karl of Hesse and Princes Margaret of Prussia, sister of Emperor Wilhelm II and grand daughter of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The prince had a younger twin-brother, Prince Wolfgang. During his childhood the prince went to schools in England and Germany. At the beginning of … Continue reading

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A New Baby In The Orléans-Braganza Family

  September 14, 2016 at 8:50 pm by

It has been announced that Princess Amélia of Orléans-Braganza and her husband James Spearman have welcomed their first child, a son. The infant, who has been named Alexander Joaquim Pedro, was born in Madrid on August 30. He is the first grandchild of Prince Antonio and Princess Christine of Orléans-Braganza. Princess Amélia and Mr Spearman were married in August 2014.

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On This Day: The Netherlands’ Prince Claus Is Born

  September 6, 2016 at 9:30 am by

Back in 1926, an infant was born in Hitzacker, Germany who would one day become the Prince Consort of the Netherlands. Claus van Amsberg was the second child and only son of Claus Felix van Amsberg and Baroness Gösta von dem Bussche-Haddenhausen. A childhood and education in both Germany and German East Africa led to Claus’ attendance at the University of Hamburg to study law and political science in the 1950s. … Continue reading

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