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Surrounded by Her Youngest Descendants, A New Portrait of Elizabeth II

  April 20, 2016 at 5:33 pm by

In a lovely new photograph released to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday tomorrow, the monarch is seen surrounded by the next generation: her two youngest grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Taken by Annie Leibovitz over Easter last month at Windsor Castle, the photograph shows the Queen sitting with 11-month-old Princess Charlotte in her lap surrounded by Lady Louise Mountbatten-Windsor, James, Viscount Severn, Prince George, Savannah and Isla Phillips and Mia Tindall (who is … Continue reading

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Four Generations: A New Photo to Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 19, 2016 at 9:09 pm by

A new photograph of showing four generations of the Windsor line has been released by Buckingham Palace, ahead of Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday on Thursday. Prince Charles, Prince William and Prince George (who is standing on a set of blocks to make him around the same height as his seated relatives) flank the Queen as her three direct heirs, all four wearing shades of blue and white. The photo, … Continue reading

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Happy 76th Birthday Farmor! Queen Margrethe Celebrates Surrounded by Family

  April 16, 2016 at 8:46 am by

The Queen of Denmark was surrounded by her eight grandchildren today as she celebrated her 76th birthday with a traditional balcony appearance at Amalienborg. To the cheers of the awaiting crowd, Queen Margrethe (in a bright blue dress and coat – she is a big fan of this shade it seems) stepped out on to the central balcony with her husband, Prince Henrik, as her two sons – Frederik and … Continue reading

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Happy 90th Birthday To The Dowager Princess Napoléon

  April 4, 2016 at 10:40 am by

Princess Alix Napoléon is celebrating her 90th birthday today. She was born as Alix de Foresta on April 4th 1926 in Marseille, France as the daughter of Count Albéric de Foresta and Geneviève Fredet. Her paternal family were loyal supporters of the house of Bourbon. Her engagement to Prince Louis Napoléon, chef of the imperial house, therefore came as a great surprise. The two married on August 16th 1949 in … Continue reading

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Royal Mint Reveals Coin To Mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th Birthday

  April 3, 2016 at 7:52 am by

Today the Royal Mint revealed the coin they have minted to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. The £5 commemorative coin features a garland of nine roses (one for each of the Queen’s decades) surrounding the royal cypher ‘EIIR’ and the number 90. It has been designed by artist Christopher Hobbs. Mr Hobbs said he was inspired by “the Queen’s love of flowers” when designing the coin. Check out our most recent … Continue reading

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‘Our Queen At Ninety’ Airs on ITV

  March 28, 2016 at 8:30 am by

Last night, the documentary produced to celebrate Queen Elizabeth’s ninetieth birthday – Our Queen At Ninety – was aired on ITV, featuring a number of the Queen’s family members offering their thoughts on various aspects of the Queen’s life and reign. Included in the documentary – currently available for viewing on YouTube – were the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince Harry, the Duke … Continue reading

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Maria Teresa of Luxembourg Turns 60 Today

  March 22, 2016 at 1:00 am by

Maria Teresa, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg celebrates her 60th birthday today. Born on March 22, 1956 in Havana, Cuba, to parents José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla de Mestre. In 1959, the family moved to New York city because of the revolution. After completing high school, Maria Teresa moved to Switzerland, it was there where she met her future husband and was at the time … Continue reading

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Prince Gabriel de Nassau Turns 10

  March 12, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Gabriel Michael Louis Ronny de Nassau was born on March 12, 2006 to parents Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Tessy Antony in Geneva, Switzerland. Gabriel de Nassau was not given a title when he born because his parents weren’t married. Gabriel de Nassau has a younger brother, Noah. On June 23, 2009 his grandfather, Grand Duke Henri, gave Gabriel and Noah the title Prince of Nassau and the style of … Continue reading

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Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Bash: Palace Releases Programme

  February 25, 2016 at 1:09 pm by

The Royal Palace in Stockholm has released the programme of King Carl XVI Gustav’s 70th birthday celebration. The celebrations will go on for 5 days, with the main celebrations on Friday 29 April and Saturday 30 April. TRF member LadyFinn provided the following time table: Monday, April 25 The Royal Academies organize a Baltic Sea Seminar Location: The Royal Dramatic Theatre Time: 19:00 Tuesday, April 26 The Military Bands give … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Crown Prince Naruhito!

  February 23, 2016 at 10:24 am by

Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan celebrates his 56th birthday today and marked the occasion with a customary press conference, together with the release of a new video showing the heir to the Chrysanthemum Throne chatting happily with his wife, Crown Princess Masako and their fourteen-year-old daughter, Princess Aiko. In the press conference, the Crown Prince expressed his hopes that the the people still affected by the 2011 earthquake and tsunami living … Continue reading

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Princess Estelle Turns Four

  February 23, 2016 at 7:26 am by

Sweden’s Princess Estelle today celebrates her fourth birthday, and a new photograph by Kate Gabor has been released by the Royal Court. Estelle is – currently – the only child of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. She is second in line to the throne, behind her mother. Within the coming weeks, the young Princess will get a very special belated birthday present – a new brother or sister (though … Continue reading

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Prince Amedeo Celebrates Thirtieth Birthday

  February 21, 2016 at 2:00 am by

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este today turns thirty years old. He was born in 1986 as the first child of Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz, and the first grandchild of King Albert II and Queen Paola. The Prince – who will succeed to the headship of the House of Austria-Este after his father – was educated in Belgium and England, graduating from the London School of Economics in … Continue reading

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Happy Second Birthday, Princess Leonore!

  February 20, 2016 at 4:25 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland today turns two years old, and the Swedish Royal Court has released three new photos of the youngster to celebrate. The photos were taken by Brigitte Grenfeldt at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family home in Stockholm.

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On This Day: Birth of England’s Mary I in 1516

  February 18, 2016 at 8:18 am by

500 years ago today, the Princess who became England’s first female monarch, Mary I, was born. As the only surviving child of Henry VIII of England and Catherine of Aragon, she was cherished by her parents. When Mary was 9, her father gave her a separate court, as well as many powers and privileges, normally only given to Prince of Wales. Her childhood was also marked by matrimonial plans – … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra at 25 – Her Top Five Looks

  February 16, 2016 at 3:00 am by

Luxembourg’s Princess Alexandra, the only daughter of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, today celebrates her 25th birthday. To mark her quarter of a century, we’ve compiled a list of her five best outfits. 1. While there are no full-length photographs of this outfit, what was seen is much to one’s liking. At the gala dinner held the night before her eldest brother Guillaume’s wedding in October 2012, Alexandra wore satin … Continue reading

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Princess Alia Turns 60

  February 13, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Princess Alia bint Al Hussein, the eldest child of the late King Hussein and his first wife Queen Dina, celebrates today her 60th birthday. Only months after her birth, her parents divorced and Queen Dina was not allowed to see her daughter for six years. Princess Alia received her primary education in Amman and later continued studying in the United Kingdom where she obtained A levels in Arabic, English and French from … Continue reading

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Princess Raiyah Turns 30

  February 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

Jordan’s Princess Raiyah celebrates today her 30th birthday. She is the youngest child of the late King Hussein I. Her Highness was born on February 9, 1986 at the King Hussein Medical Centre as the fourth child of King Hussein and his fourth wife, Queen Noor. Princess Raiyah received her undergraduate degree in Japanese at the University of Edinburgh and she also attended Columbia University where she studied an MA in Japanese Literature. … Continue reading

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Princess Marie of Denmark Turns 40

  February 6, 2016 at 7:00 am by

Princess Marie of Denmark turns 40 today. Born on February 6, 1976 as Marie Agathe Odile Cavalier is now known as Princess Marie of Denmark and Countess of Monpezat. Marie Cavallier was born in Paris, France. She is the only child to her parents, Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot. Marie moved to Geneva, Switzerland with her mother after her parents divorced. She has four step brothers. Marie Cavallier met her … Continue reading

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Kate To Give First Interview To Celebrate Queen’s 90th Birthday

  February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge will take part in her first interview since becoming a member of the royal family, in a two-hour film to mark Queen Elizabeth’s 90th birthday. Kate will appear alongside Prince William, Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwall in the documentary The Queen at Ninety (working title) produced by ITV. It will air in the northern spring, offering a “fresh insight into the monarch’s life and work.” Her … Continue reading

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Snow Princess Athena Turns Four With A Smile

  January 24, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Denmark’s youngest Princess, Athena, today celebrated her fourth birthday and the Royal Court released two new photographs to mark the occasion. They show the Princess and her brother Prince Henrik frolicking in the snow earlier this month. In an individual portrait, Athena smiles a cheeky grin at the camera – behind which stands photograph Steen Brogaard – dressed in a pink snowsuit. What a cheeky grin! Denmark's Princess Athena turned … Continue reading

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