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Archduke Otto turns 97

  November 20, 2009 at 2:12 pm by

Archduke Otto of Austria, Royal Prince of Hungary and Bohemia, former Head of the Austrian Imperial Family from 1922 until his abdication in 2007, turns 97 years old today. He was born on 20 November 1912 at Villa Wartholtz in Reichenau, the eldest child of Archduke Karl and Archduchess Zita. Archduke Karl (1887-1922) was the eldest son of Archduke Otto (1865-1906, nephew of Emperor Franz Josef) and Archduchess Maria Josepha … Continue reading

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Jordan Commemorates King Hussein’s Birthday

  November 14, 2009 at 4:37 am by

Today, Jordan marks the 74th anniversary of the birth of the late King Hussein. King Hussein bin Talal was born on November 14, 1935 at the Al-Qasr Al-Sagheer Palace in Amman to Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al-Sharaf bint Jamil. After completing his elementary education in Amman, King Hussein attended Victoria College in Alexandria (Egypt),and Harrow School and the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, both in England. When he … Continue reading

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Birthdays of Count Carl Johan Bernadotte and Emanuela de Dampierre

  November 9, 2009 at 12:44 pm by

Two Royal Nonagenarians – Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg and Emmanuelle de Dampierre, Duchess of Segovia – celebrated their respective 93rd and 96th birthdays recently. Count Carl Johan Bernadotte was born as Prince Carl Johan Arthur of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna, on October 31, 1916 as the fifth and youngest child of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf (later King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden) and Crown Princess Margaret of Connaught. … Continue reading

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Reza Pahlavi Celebrates his 49th Birthday

  November 4, 2009 at 6:11 pm by

Prince Reza Cyrus Pahlavi celebrated his 49th birthday on October 31st, 2009 in the company of his family at Empress Farah’s house in Washington (USA). In honour of the occasion, Reza Pahlavi has released new photos of him with his family on his Facebook page. Born on October 31st, 1960 in Tehran (Iran), Prince Reza is the eldest son of the late Emperor of Iran, Mohammed Reza, and Empress Farah. … Continue reading

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Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau turns 40

  October 27, 2009 at 4:57 am by

HH Princess Anita of Orange-Nassau, the wife of HH Prince Pieter-Christiaan, today celebrates her fortieth birthday. Princess Anita was born Anita Theodora van Eijk on October 27th, 1969, to Leonardus Antonius and J.C.M. van Eijk. Anita was born in Neuchâtel, Switzerland and has an older sister and brother (her brother passed away when Anita was 16 years of age). From her birth, Anita was a ‘citizen of the world’. She … Continue reading

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Princess Ashraf Pahlavi turns 90

  October 26, 2009 at 3:15 pm by

Her Imperial Highness Princess Ashraf Pahlavi turns 90 years old today. She was born on 26 October 1919, the second daughter and third child of the then Reza Khan Mirpanj and his wife, née Nimtaj Khanum; when Ashraf was 6, her father became Shahanshah Reza Pahlavi, Emperor of Iran, and her mother became the Queen Consort Tadj ol-Molouk. Ashrafâ’s siblings were an older sister, Princess Shams, a twin-brother, Shahanshah Mohammed … Continue reading

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Imperial Family Welcomes Guests to Garden Party, Celebrates Anniversaries

  October 23, 2009 at 2:18 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko welcomed 1,699 distinguished guests to their annual Autumn Garden Party at the Akasaka Gyoen garden. Prince Akishino, Princess Kiko, Princess Takamado and Princess Akiko of Mikasa attended the party as well. The guests included actress Mitsuko Mori, astronaut Koichi Wakata and director Yojiro Takita. The Emperor broke the rule of never inquiring about a lady’s age and asked Mitsuko Mori: “You’re almost 90, aren’t you?” … Continue reading

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150th Birth Anniversary of Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria

  October 22, 2009 at 10:28 am by

Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria was born 150 years ago, on 22 October 1859, in the Royal Palace in Madrid. He was the eldest son of Prince Adalbert of Bavaria (1828-1875) and his wife Princess Amalia, née Infanta of Spain (1834-1905); his paternal grandparents were King Ludwig I and Queen Therese of Bavaria, while his maternal grandparents were Infante Francisco de Paula and Infanta Luisa Carlotta of Spain; among his … Continue reading

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Empress Michiko’s birthday wish – a nuclear-free world

  October 21, 2009 at 10:05 pm by

On her 75th birthday, Empress Michiko issued a call for the abolition of atomic weapons and expressed hope that one day we’ll all live in a nuclear-free world. The Empress noted: “The horrors of nuclear weapons are not only the magnitude of their destruction but also the serious and tragic effects of radiation that leaves victims suffering long. I think Japan, the country that has been hit by atomic bombs, … Continue reading

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Empress Michiko’s 75th Birthday

  October 19, 2009 at 3:11 pm by

Michiko Shōda was born on October 20, 1934 to Hidesaburo and Fumiko Shōda. She first attended Futaba Elementary School and then Seishin University, which she graduated with Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Japanese Literature. Michiko also attended courses at Harvard and Oxford Universities. Her fist encounter with Crown Prince Akihito was quite accidental: the Crown Prince and his friend Kenji Ishizuka played a doubles tennis game against a young French … Continue reading

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Birthday of Prince Charles and Princess Catherine Napoleon

  October 18, 2009 at 8:08 pm by

Prince Charles and Princess Catherine Napoleon, the twin children of Louis, Prince Napoléon and Alix de Foresta, were born on October 19, 1950. Their father, Prince Louis, was the claimant to the Imperial Throne of France and was known as Napoleon VI among the Bonapartists. Their mother, Alix de Foresta, was born to Comte and Comtesse de Foresta. Although she was not born a Princess (the only consort of the … Continue reading

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95th Birthday of Duke Carl von Croÿ

  October 11, 2009 at 10:02 am by

Carl, 14th Duke of Croÿ celebrates his 95th birthday today. One of the oldest surviving Royals, Duke Carl is the Head of Princely House of Croÿ. He was born as Carl Emanuel Ludwig Petrus Eleonore Alexander Rudolf Engelbert Benno on October 11, 1914 to Karl Rudolf, 13th Duke of Croÿ and his wife Nancy Leishman, an American heiress and daughter of Pittsburgh industrialist John Leishman (former US Ambassador to Germany … Continue reading

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Prince Constantijn Reaches the Big 4-0

  October 10, 2009 at 11:43 pm by

To mark the fortieth birthday of HRH Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the Dutch Royal Court has released new portraits of the Prince and his family. The series features the Prince and his wife, HRH Princess Laurentien, and the couple’s three children: TE Countess Eloise, Count Claus-Casimir and Countess Leonore. There are also two individual portraits of the Prince, and in several of the images the facial similarites between Constantijn … Continue reading

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Princess Leonida’s 95th birthday celebrated with release of new pictures

  October 10, 2009 at 3:40 pm by

The official website of the Russian Imperial House released new pictures to celebrate the 95th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna. The pictures are rare opportunity to see Leonida Georgievna because she has largely withdrawn from public eyes following her husband’s death. Apart from the pictures, the message of congratulations from Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia was also released. The Patriarch congratulated Leonida Georgievna … Continue reading

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95th Birthday of Leonida Georgievna, Grand Duchess of Russia

  September 23, 2009 at 4:50 pm by

Her Imperial Highness Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna, the widow of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich, was born on September 23, 1914. Grand Duke Vladimir was Pretender to the Russian Throne and titular Emperor of Russia; as such, Leonida Georgievna is titular Dowager Empress of Russia. She is the mother of the current (disputed) head of the House of Romanov, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna. Leonida Georgievna was born in Tiflis (now Tbilisi), … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Birth of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique

  September 12, 2009 at 11:14 am by

Tomorrow is the 100th anniversary of the birth of HIH Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, the late Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and titular Emperor of Brazil between 1921 and 1981. An Holy Mass in memoriam will be celebrated in the Igreja de Nossa Senhora do Monte do Carmo da antiga Sé (the Old Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro) at 11. The Holy Mass is part of the “XX … Continue reading

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95th birthday of Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança

  September 9, 2009 at 11:53 am by

Today is the 95th birthday of Her Imperial Highness Princess Dona Maria d’Orleans-Bragança, the widow of Prince Dom Pedro Henrique d’Orleans-Bragança, Head of the Brazilian Imperial Family and Pretender to the Brazilian Throne between 1921 and 1981. She was born in Nymphenburg Castle, in Munich, Bavaria, on 9th September 1914, the second of the six child and first daughter of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Princess Isabella, born … Continue reading

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Prince Hisahito celebrates his 3rd birthday

  September 7, 2009 at 8:42 am by

Prince Hisahito, the third child and only son of Prince and Princess Akishino, turned three on September 6th. Hisahito is the first male child born to the Imperial Family in 41 years and currently holds third place in line to the Japanese Throne, after his uncle and father. Prince Hisahito has 2 older sisters, 17 years old Princess Mako and 14 years old Princess Kako. Pictures released on occasion of … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph turns 90

  September 5, 2009 at 3:39 am by

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria turns 90 years old today. He was born in Nyon, in Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, on 5th September 1919, the sixth child and fifth son of Emperor Karl I of Austria and his wife Empress Zita, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma. Archduke Rudolph married firstly in 1953 in New York Countess … Continue reading

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Thai People Celebrate Queen’s 77th Birthday

  August 12, 2009 at 6:11 am by

The world’s longest serving consort of a monarch, HM Queen Sirikit of Thailand, celebrates her 77th birthday today. Several festivels will today will mark the Queen’s Birthday throughout Phuket. A mothers and daughters fashion show entitled ‘My mom is beautiful’, candle-lighting ceremony later this evening and Phuket Rajabhat University will host a variety of activities. August 12 is also marked as Mother’s Day in Thailand.

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