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Flashback Friday: King Harald’s 70th Birthday Gala

  February 24, 2017 at 5:00 am by

As part of the multi-day festivities to celebrate his 70th birthday, King Harald V of Norway hosted a gala banquet at the Royal Palace of Oslo on February 24, 2007. Guests from across Europe’s royal houses were present, enjoying dinner, dancing and a firework display from the Palace balcony.

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Happy Fifth Birthday to Princess Estelle!

  February 23, 2017 at 6:12 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fifth birthday, and the Royal Court has released two new photographs to mark the day. The photos – in black and white – show the young Princess relaxing on a couch and were taken by Anna-Lena Ahlström. Princess Estelle is the elder child of Crow Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, and as such is the second in line for the Swedish throne. New photos of … Continue reading

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King Harald V of Norway Marks Milestone 80th Birthday

  February 21, 2017 at 3:00 am by

The King of Norway today celebrates another milestone birthday: he turns eighty years old. Born in 1937 on the Skaugum Estate, Harald was the third child of the-then Crown Prince Olav and Crown Princess Märtha, and as the couple’s only son, was the heir to the throne after his father (his sisters, Princesses Ragnhild and Astrid, did not have succession rights). Harald spent five years of his childhood living in the … Continue reading

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Turning 50 on April 27? Celebrate At The Palace With King Willem-Alexander

  February 20, 2017 at 8:12 am by

King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands this year celebrates his fiftieth birthday, and he will celebrate the occasion by hosting a dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam for 150 of his fellow birthday folk – Dutch citizens who were also born on April 27, 1967. People with the same birthday as the King can can enter an online ballot until March 3 to attend the dinner (held on Friday April 28), … Continue reading

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Princess Leonore Celebrates Third Birthday With Gorgeous New Photos

  February 20, 2017 at 7:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has released a series of lovely photos of today’s birthday girl, Princess Leonore, who turns three. Taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt at the Royal Palace in Stockholm, they should the young Princess playing with a bunch of silver and pink balloons (including a giant number 3!). Born in New York City in 2014, Princess Leonore is the first child of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill. She was … Continue reading

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Happy 70th Birthday Princess Christina

  February 18, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Dutch Princess Christina today celebrates her seventieth birthday. The Princess is the youngest child of the late Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands. She was born at Soestdijk Palace in 1947, and during her childhood was known as ‘Marieke’ (after her given name, Maria Christina). The Princess was born almost completely blind as a result of her mother contracting German measles during pregnancy. Medical treatments and glasses improved … Continue reading

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New Portraits Released To Mark Princess Astrid’s 85th Birthday

  February 11, 2017 at 7:09 am by

The Norwegian Royal Court has released two new photographs of Princess Astrid, Mrs Ferner to celebrate her 85th birthday on Sunday. Taken at by Sven Gj. Gjeruldsen at the Royal Palace in Oslo, the photos show the Princess with her pet dog and in full gala attire in front of a portrait of her late mother, Crown Princess Märtha. Princess Astrid was born on February 12, 1932 as the second child … Continue reading

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The Crown Princess of Denmark at 45: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  February 5, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Australian-born Crown Princess Mary of Denmark today celebrates her 45th birthday. Since her 2004 marriage, she has been known for not being afraid to take a fashion risk (though this blogger much prefers it when Mary follows the ‘less is more’ strategy!). Let’s take a look at her best fashion moments over the past 13 years… 5. Celebrating her husband’s 40th birthday in May 2008, Mary wore this orange sequinned dress … Continue reading

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King Abdullah II & His Son Hashem Celebrate Birthdays

  January 30, 2017 at 7:28 am by

Jordan’s King Abdullah II and his youngest child, Prince Hashem, celebrate their birthdays on January 30. The king turns fifty-five while his son turns twelve years old. Queen Rania published a sweet photo for both her husband and son and commented wishing her two loves ‘Happy Birthday’. So did King Abdullah and Queen Rania’s elder son, Crown Prince Hussein, who shared two photos of him with his father and brother on Instagram. King Abdullah II … Continue reading

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The Princess of Monaco At 39: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 25, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Today, Princess Charlène of Monaco celebrates of her thirty-ninth birthday. Let’s take a quick look at her royal wardrobe, which features many an outfit on the neutral and pale end of the colour spectrum, to mark the day. 5. A few months before her own wedding, Charlène Wittstock was a guest at another royal wedding – that of Prince William and Kate Middleton. For the event, she wore a dove grey … Continue reading

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Princess Caroline Celebrates Sixtieth Birthday

  January 23, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Monaco’s Princess Caroline turns sixty years old today, January 23. Born in 1957 at the Prince’s Palace, Caroline is the eldest child of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and film star Grace Kelly. Her two siblings – Albert and Stephanie – were born in 1958 and 1965 respectively. Speaking five languages, the Princess studied philosophy at Sorbonne University after completing her baccalaureate. As a young woman, Princess Caroline was noted for her beauty … Continue reading

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New Photos As Princess Ingrid Alexandra Becomes A Teen

  January 21, 2017 at 7:57 am by

Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra today celebrates her thirteenth birthday, and the Royal Court has released a series of new photographs to mark the occasion. The photos were taken last month by Cornelius Poppe. The Princess is the elder child of Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit, and is second in line to the Norwegian throne after her father. She was born at Oslo University Hospital Rikshospitalet in 2004 and has two … Continue reading

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Cake and Balloons For Birthday Girl Sophie During Devon Visit

  January 20, 2017 at 3:02 pm by

There was a surprise birthday cake on hand today for the Countess of Wessex as she attended the annual general meeting of the Devon County Agricultural Association. With a broad grin on her face, Sophie – who turns 52 – cut into the cake that was decorated with icing farm animals (quite apt, considering the event). Sophie had been elected the Association’s President for the year during the meeting, saying … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde at 44: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 20, 2017 at 8:00 am by

Belgium’s Queen Mathilde celebrates her 44th birthday today, so we’re taking a quick look at some of her best fashion moments… 5. For National Day in 2005, when she was pregnant with her third child, Mathilde chose a soft pink ensemble with trailing chiffon flowers over one shoulder – with a matching flower pinned to the back of her chignon. 4. A classic black and white combination is difficult to ruin, and … Continue reading

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Happy 80th Birthday Princess Birgitta!

  January 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Today is the eightieth birthday of Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern. Born on January 19, 1937, Birgitta Ingeborg Alice is the second of five children born to Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. The Princess and her siblings (Princesses Margaretha, Desireé and Christina, and the current King Carl XVI Gustaf) spent their childhood at Haga Palace, with the residence giving the four sisters a … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge At 35: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  January 9, 2017 at 6:00 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her 35th birthday today. To mark the occasion, we’ve put together a list of her five best fashion moments since she became part of the British Royal Family (in our opinion of course!) Let us know in the comments what your favourite Kate fashion moment is. 5. In December 2013, Catherine attended the premiere of Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom in a cream Roland Mouret evening gown, featuring … Continue reading

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Norwegian Government To Host Gala Dinner For King & Queen’s 80th Birthdays

  December 29, 2016 at 8:40 pm by

The Norwegian government has confirmed it will be hosting a gala dinner to celebrate the 80th birthdays of King Harald V and Queen Sonja, who will both mark the milestone next year. Taking place at Akershus Castle, the dinner is being held on May 10, in between the respective birthdays of the royal couple – the King’s birthday is February 21, while the Queen’s is July 4.  The government’s second gift to … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra of Kent Celebrates Eightieth Birthday

  December 25, 2016 at 6:00 am by

The ever-elegant Princess Alexandra of Kent today celebrates her eightieth birthday. She was born on Christmas Day 1936 as the second child and only daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. She and her two brothers, Prince Edward and Prince Michael, lived in the family’s country home Coppins for most of their childhood – their father was killed in action in August 1942 … Continue reading

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Emperor Akihito Celebrates 83rd Birthday With Record-Breaking Crowd

  December 23, 2016 at 5:29 am by

Japanese Emperor Akihito today celebrates his 83rd birthday, and as is customary, appeared on the balcony of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo with other members of the Imperial Family to greet well-wishers. 33,000 people crowded into the Palace area to catch a glimpse of the monarch, beating the previous most-attended event in 2009 to mark the Emperor’s 20th anniversary on the throne (just over 30,000 people attended that event). Appearing … Continue reading

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A Romanian Royal Birthday!

  October 29, 2016 at 3:09 pm by

Today marks the 59th Birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Sophie of Romania, the 4th daughter of Their Majesties King Michael and the late Queen Anne. Born in Athens, Princess Sophie studied initially in Switzerland and in England. Later on, she developed her interests in fine arts, graphic design and photography when she moved to the United States, conducting her education in these fields at the Fine Arts University North … Continue reading

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