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Queen Sonja Turns 78 Today

  July 4, 2015 at 6:29 am by

Sonja Haraldsen was born in Oslo on July 4, 1937 and her parents were Karl August Haraldsen and Dagny Ulrichsen. She completed her studies in Oslo and received her diploma in dressmaking and tailoring. She then moved to Lausanne, Switzerland where she obtaineda diploma in accounting, fashion design, and social science. Sonja then returned to Oslo and continued her studies and received an undergraduate degree in French, English and Art … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Crown Prince Turns 21

  June 28, 2015 at 1:30 am by

Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan turns 21 today. Born on June 28, 1994 born in Amman, he is the eldest child of King Abdullah II and Queen Rania. Prince Hussein graduated from high school in Amman and is currently studying political science at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. Prince Hussein is also a first lieutenant in the Jordanian Armed Forces. He was granted the title of Crown Prince … Continue reading

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Andrea Casiraghi Turns 31

  June 8, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Andrea Casiraghi turns 31 years old today. Born on June 8, 1984, he is the eldest of three children of Caroline, Princess of Hanover and her second husband Stefano Casiraghi. Andrea also has a younger half sister. His full name is Andrea Albert Pierre Casiraghi. Andrea Casiraghi studied in France and moved to Canada for a few years before moving back to Paris to complete his studies at the American University … Continue reading

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Bhutan’s Queen Turns Twenty-Five

  June 4, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Her Majesty the Queen of Bhutan today celebrates her twenty-fifth birthday. Queen Jetsun Pema was born in Thimphu to Dhondup Gyaltshen and Sonam Chuki. She was educated at local schools before attending St. Joseph’s Convent in Kalimpong, India and the Lawrence School in Solan, India where she completed her secondary schooling. The Queen then majored in international relations at London’s Regent University, taking psychology and art history as minors. View image | gettyimages.com In … Continue reading

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Prince Felix of Luxembourg Turns 31

  June 3, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Born in Luxembourg on June 3, 1984, Prince Félix is the second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. His full name is Félix Léopold Marie Guillaume and he is second in the line of succession. Prince Félix studied in Luxembourg and Switzerland. He attended the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Britain but didn’t continue due to a knee injury. Prince Félix went on to study in … Continue reading

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King Constantine’s 75th Birthday

  June 2, 2015 at 3:00 pm by

King Constantine of Greece today celebrates his 75th birthday. He was born the only son of the future King Paul of Greece and his wife, Frederica of Hanover, in 1940. Due to the Second World War, the young Prince spent his younger years living in Egypt and South Africa before returning to Greece in 1946. He served in the Greek armed forces, and represented his country at the 1960 Rome Olympic … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Baden

  May 27, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Bernhard, Hereditary Prince of Baden turns 45 today. His full name is Bernhard Max Friedrich August Gustav Ludwig Kraft and he was born on May 27, 1970 in Schloss Salem, Germany. His parents are Maximilian, Margrave of Baden and Archduchess Valerie of Austria and he is their eldest child. The Prince married Stephanie Anne Kau on June 22, 2011 and together they have three sons. View image | gettyimages.com Bernhard, … Continue reading

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The Duke of Vendôme Turns Fifty

  May 19, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Prince Jean d’Orléans, the Duke of Vendome today celebrates his fiftieth birthday. He is the second son of Henri, Count of Paris, the Orléanist claimant to the defunct throne of France, and his first wife, Duchess Marie Thérèse of Württemberg. The Prince was born in 1965 in Boulogne-Billancourt, and has four siblings: Princess Marie Isabelle of Liechtenstein, Prince François, Count of Clermont, Princess Blanche of Orléans, and Prince Eudes, Duke of Angoulême. The … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein

  May 16, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Maximilian Nikolaus Maria of Liechtenstein was born on May 16, 1969 in Switzerland as the second son of Prince Hans-Adam II and Princess Marie. Prince Maximilian studied his school years and university in Germany. A few years later he received his MBA from Harvard Business School. He has worked in New York and in Germany. Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein is married, his wife’s name is Angela Gisela Brown and they … Continue reading

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The Duke of Bragança Turns Seventy

  May 15, 2015 at 2:00 am by

Dom Duarte Pio, the Duke of Bragança today celebrates his seventieth birthday. The Duke is the head of the defunct Portuguese Royal Family. He was born in 1945 in Bern, Switzerland as the eldest son of Duarte Nuno, Duke of Bragança and his wife, Princess Maria Francisca of Orléans-Braganza. Born while his family were living in exile, Duarte Pio first set foot in Portugal in 1951, the year after the laws of exile were … Continue reading

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Happy 64th Birthday Princess Basma bint Talal

  May 11, 2015 at 2:05 am by

Princess Basma bint Talal of Jordan turns 64 years old today. Born on May 11, 1951 in Amman, Princess Basma is the only daughter of King Talal and Queen Zein al-Sharaf Talal. She is King Hussein of Jordan’s sister and aunt to the current King, Abdullah II. Princess Basma studied in Amman before finishing high school in England, she then attended Oxford University where she studied Modern Languages. In 2001, … Continue reading

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Lalla Salma Turns 37

  May 10, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Lalla Salma, the wife of King Mohammed VI of Morocco, turns 37 years old today. Salma Bennani was born on 10 May 1978 in Fes. Her mother died when she was 3 years old. Lalla Salma graduated from engineering and worked for a few months. View image | gettyimages.com In 1999, she met King Mohammed at a private party, two years later they tied the knot. Upon marriage, Lalla Salma … Continue reading

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The Crown Prince of Morocco Turns 12

  May 8, 2015 at 12:15 pm by

Today, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco celebrates his 12th birthday. Prince Moulay Hassan was born on May 8, 2003 in Rabat and is the eldest child of King Mohammed VI and Princess Lalla Salma. He has a younger sister, Princess Lalla Khadija who is 8 years old. View image | gettyimages.com When Prince Moulay Hassan will reign, he will be known as Hassan III. The Crown Prince, even though … Continue reading

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Denmark’s Princess Elisabeth Turns 80

  May 8, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Elisabeth, first cousin of Queen Margrethe II, today celebrates her 80th birthday. She was born in Copenhagen in 1935 to Prince Knud of Denmark and his wife Caroline-Mathilde, and was first grandchild of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine. Her full name is Elisabeth Caroline-Mathilde Alexandrine Helena Olga Thyra Feodora Estrid Margarethe Désirée. Two brothers, Ingolf and Christian, joined the family in 1940 and 1942. View image | gettyimages.com King … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Celebrates Fortieth Birthday

  May 2, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1975 as the youngest child of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. She has an older sister, Alexandra, and an older brother, Gustav. As she and her siblings were not raised in Denmark, they have no claim to the Danish throne and are not members of the Royal House, as … Continue reading

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Swedes Celebrate The King’s Birthday

  May 1, 2015 at 5:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Family were out in force yesterday to celebrate King Carl Gustaf’s 69th birthday. View image | gettyimages.com His Majesty was joined for the first time in the courtyard of the Royal Palace of Stockholm by his entire family (usually, he is only accompanied by Prince Carl Philip to take the military salute and greet well-wishers). Princess Estelle – as usual – was quite pleased with the tunes … Continue reading

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King Carl XVI Gustaf Turns 69

  April 30, 2015 at 1:05 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turns 69 years old today. Born on 30 April 1946, his full name is Carl Gustaf Folke Hubertus. He was born at Haga Palace in Solna, Stockholm County. He was christened at the Royal Chapel June 7, 1946. On the christening day, he received the title Duke of Jämtland. Carl Gustaf became King of Sweden in September 1973. King Carl Gustaf is married to Queen … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth II Turns 89

  April 21, 2015 at 12:30 pm by

On April 21, Elizabeth II celebrated her eighty-ninth birthday. Princess Elizabeth of York was born on 21 April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London. She was christened at Buckingham Palace by Cosmo Gordon Lang, the then Archbishop of York. Her full name is Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, however she is known to her family as Lilibet, as she couldn’t pronounce Elizabeth when she was learning how to talk. She had … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Black-Tie Dinner

  April 16, 2015 at 11:53 pm by

To round out the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday celebrations, a black-tie dinner was held this evening at Fredensborg Palace. A smaller number of guests were invited to this dinner than the previous night’s, but included some new royals – the Swedish and Norwegian heirs and their spouses. On the menu for the evening was crab bisque, stuffed turkey breast in white wine sauce, and a camembert feuilleté. Fireworks above the … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday: Balcony Appearance & Town Hall Reception

  April 16, 2015 at 9:42 am by

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turns 75 today, and has been celebrated with a series of events in Copenhagen. After being woken by her family and a few close friends singing underneath her bedroom window at Fredensborg Palace, the Queen headed into the capital for the festivities. She and her immediate family – sons Frederik and Joachim with their wives and children – appeared on the main balconies of Christian … Continue reading

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