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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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Concert Celebrating Máxima’s Fortieth Birthday

  May 29, 2011 at 7:07 am by

While her actual birthday is on May 17th, Princess Máxima celebrated her fortieth birthday this past Friday with a concert performed by the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. The Princess is patron of the orchestra. The event took place at the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, and was attended by a lovely selection of royals who are family and friends of the Princess and her husband, the Prince of Orange. Also in attendance were naturally … Continue reading

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New Portraits to Mark Máxima’s 40th Birthday

  May 17, 2011 at 5:26 am by

Her Royal Highness Princess Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her fortieth birthday. To mark the occassion, the Princess gave an interview and photo session with Dutch newspaper magazine AD. A series of portraits were taken in late April by Dutch photographer Erwin Olaf, at Noordeinde Palace. The collection of portraits features both formal gala and informal images, representing the facets of the Princess’ professional life. The editor of AD, … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco Celebrates her 4th Birthday

  February 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm by

HRH Princess Lalla Khadija of Morocco, the second child and only daughter of King Mohammed and Princess Lalla Salma, celebrated her 4th birthday on February 28, 2011. To celebrate her birthday, a picture of the Princess, her parents and her older brother, Crown Prince Moulay Hassan, was released. If you wish to view a HQ version of the picture, follow the link on the right and scroll down. Back in … Continue reading

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New Stamps for Luxembourg Milestones

  February 27, 2011 at 10:35 pm by

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

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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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Monaco’s Princely Family Ends the Month on High Notes of Religion, Sport & Fashion

  January 30, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The Monegasque people are busy this week with the feast days of their patron saint, Saint Devote, which is celebrated over two days in the last week of January. There is also the circus happening, and that ends on the same day of the feast. Last week, we can imagine that the tiny principality was amok with the roaring of car engines and the smell of burning rubber — the … Continue reading

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Ingrid Alexandra’s 7th Birthday

  January 21, 2011 at 11:14 am by

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway celebrates her 7th birthday today, on January 21st 2011. As every year the Royal Court released birthday photos of the little Princess. The pictures show the Princess in India, which was one of the places the Crown Princely family visited during their private journey. The family’s journey will end in a few days. Some pictures were taken by Ingrid’s parents while the other were taken … 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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90th Birthday of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg

  January 6, 2011 at 8:12 am by

HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg turned 90 yesterday, January 5, 2011. A concert was held in honor of Grand Duke Jean. Before the concert there was a photo opportunity with the Royal guests. In addition to the concert, there was a dinner at the ship “Princesse Marie-Astrid”. Among those attending the concert were, other then Grand Duke Jean, Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria, née Princess of Luxembourg, oldest daughter of … 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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First Birthday of Prince Gaston of Orléans

  November 24, 2010 at 5:31 am by

HRH Prince Gaston of Orléans, the son of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Vendôme, Prince Jean and Princess Philomena of France, celebrated his first birthday on November 19, 2010. After his father, Prince Gaston is second in line to the headship of the Royal family. On his birthday, his father chaired the Gens de France meeting and both the Duke and the Duchess attended the reception after the meeting. … 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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The Duke of Vendôme chairs Gens de France meeting

  November 20, 2010 at 7:55 am by

The Duke of Vendôme, Prince Jean of France, chaired a meeting of the associaton “Gens de France” on November 19, 2010 in Paris. Gens de France translates as “People of France” and the Duke is the president of Gens de France. The wife of the Duke, HRH Princess Philomena, and the brother of the Duke, HRH the Duke of Angoulême, Prince Eudes of France, also attended the meeting. The association … Continue reading

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The Big 5

  November 10, 2010 at 2:30 am by

Ones fifth birthday is always special and this is no different for a royal youngster. No fewer than 12 royal children will or have celebrated their half decade this year. Here is a run down of these birthday tots: Belgium Prince Emmanuel – Born the third child of The Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Emmanuel celebrated his 5th birthday on October 4th. He has an older sister, Elisabeth, an older … Continue reading

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Concert at the Romanian Ateneum in Honour of King Mihai I

  November 9, 2010 at 7:30 pm by

Every year on the 8th of November the Romanian Orthodox and the Romanian Greek-Catholic Churches celebrate Saint Michael and Saint Gabriel. HM King Mihai I usually celebrates his birthday more on this day than on the 25th of October, when he was really born at Foisor in 1921. On the 8th of November 1945 was the most famous celebration of King’s birthday because hundreds of thousands of Romanians were in … 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 Amalia’s Airplane

  October 27, 2010 at 7:24 pm by

When Princess Amalia of the Netherlands turns 7 on the 7th of December, she will receive a very special honour. The airplane DC-3 PBA, named so as the princess’ great-grandfather Prince Bernhard flew it in the 1940s and 50s, will be christened Amalia. The baptism will be performed by KLM (Royal Dutch Airlines) CEO Peter Hartman. Princess Amalia was born on the 7th of December 2003, however only had a … Continue reading

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Prince Christian Celebrates 5th Birthday

  October 27, 2010 at 7:19 pm by

On the 15th of October His Royal Highness Prince Christian of Denmark celebrated his 5th birthday. Born to a 21 gun saute back in 2005, Christian was loved by the nation from the start. So how does a young royal celebrate his half decade? With his family and friends like any other child. Christian’s kindergarten friends arrived at The Chancellory House at around 10 am and enjoyed treats such as … Continue reading

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