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Camilla Welcomes School Children to Clarence House for ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ Garden Party

  July 11, 2017 at 5:11 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall hosted a group of school children at Clarence House on Tuesday for a garden party as an early 70th birthday celebration. She welcomed them as they stepped of a well-known London icon, a red bus, with author and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams in the driver’s seat. The party doubled as the presentation of the ‘Duchess’s Bookshelves’ project, a competition run in schools across the UK to … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1987-1996)

  July 11, 2017 at 3:30 am by

Welcome to the part two of our photo retrospective of Crown Princess Victoria’s life ahead of her 40th birthday this Friday. 1987: Her clothing definitively placing her as a chid of the ’80s, Crown Princess Victoria attends a concert with her parents December 1988: Victoria with her siblings at Christmas 1990: A snow princess during a skiing vacation in Storlien 1991: The Crown Princess at 14 with a camera 1992: The … Continue reading

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Crown Princess Victoria Turns 40 – Her Life In Pictures (1977-1986)

  July 10, 2017 at 3:30 am by

The Crown Princess of Sweden, Victoria, will celebrate her fortieth birthday this coming Friday, July 14. Over the next week, The Royal Forums Blog will feature a photo retrospective of each decade of her life. August 1977: A newborn Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée with her parents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, at the family’s summer residence, Solliden Palace September 1977: The King and Queen with their firstborn following her … Continue reading

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Statue of Queen Sonja Unveiled in Park of Royal Palace

  July 4, 2017 at 6:27 pm by

One of Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday gifts was unveiled today in the park of the Royal Palace of Oslo: she received a bronze statue of herself from the Norwegian Tourist Association. It depicts the Queen, an avid hiker and nature person, sitting on a rock with her hiking backpack open next to her. It was designed and sculpted by Kirsten Kokkin, who said she envisioned Queen Sonja “overcoming a challenge, and reflecting … Continue reading

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Thai Princess Chulabhorn Turns Sixty

  July 4, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Chulabhorn of Thailand, the youngest sister of the current King, today celebrates her sixtieth birthday. The Princess was born in Bangkok on this day in 1957 as the youngest child and third daughter of the late King Bhumibol Addulyadej and Queen Sirikit. She was married in 1981 to Virayudh Tishyasarin, with whom she had two daughters – Princesses Siribhachudabhorn and Aditayadornkitikhun – before divorcing. She studied chemistry at university, and received a Philosophy … Continue reading

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Happy 75th Birthday to Prince Michael of Kent

  July 4, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Prince Michael of Kent today turns seventy-five. He was born in 1942 at Coppins, the country home of his parents – Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark – in Buckinghamshire. The Prince was only seven weeks old when his father was killed in a plane crash. Michael was raised alongside his two older siblings, Edward and Alexandra. He attended Sunningdale and Eton before military training … Continue reading

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The Queen of Norway Celebrates 80th Birthday

  July 4, 2017 at 2:00 am by

Her Majesty Queen Sonja of Norway today reaches a milestone birthday: she turns eighty years old. She was born in 1937 in Oslo, the youngest of Karl August and Dagny Haraldsen’s four children. Following the end of World War Two (during which both her surviving siblings left Norway for neutral Sweden), Sonja studied dressmaking and tailoring (a logical choice as her father was a clothing merchant and ran a store in … Continue reading

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Pavlos and Olympia’s Milestone Birthdays Celebrated With ‘Revolution’ Bash

  July 2, 2017 at 7:19 am by

Last night, Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his eldest child, Princess Maria Olympia, were joined by scores of friends and family for a joint milestone birthday celebration at a sprawling manor in Gloucestershire. Prince Pavlos turned fifty in May, while Olympia will celebrate her twenty-first birthday on July 25. Among the guests attending the ‘revolution’ themed bash were Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Now That’s A Cake! Queen Paola Celebrates 80th Birthday Surrounded By Family

  June 29, 2017 at 5:42 pm by

A special concert was held on Thursday evening at the Queen Elisabeth Music Chapel in Waterloo to celebrate the eightieth birthday of Belgium’s former Queen, Paola. Queen Paola, whose birthday is on September 11, was joined by almost all of her descendants – King Philippe and his wife Mathilde with their four children; Princess Astrid and her husband Lorenz with four of their five children (Princess Maria Laura was absent), their … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Vendôme Turns Forty

  June 19, 2017 at 3:00 am by

The Duchess of Vendôme today celebrates her fortieth birthday. She was born as Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart in Vienna in 1977 to parents of Spanish and Austro-Hungarian ancestry. In March 2009, Philomena civilly wed Prince Jean of Orléans, Duke of Vendôme ahead of a religious ceremony that May. Philomena and Jean have four children: Gaston, Antoinette, Louise-Marguerite, and Joseph. They live in Dreux, France.

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Trooping the Colour Celebrated On A Sunny London Day

  June 17, 2017 at 4:13 pm by

The official birthday of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated on Saturday, and London kept up the glorious weather it has been having lately for the Trooping the Colour event. Her Majesty and the Duke of Edinburgh began the day with a minute’s silence in the courtyard of Buckingham Palace, in honour of the victims of this week’s Grenfell Tower fire tragedy. They were then joined by members of the Royal … Continue reading

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Eightieth Birthday of Bulgaria’s Last Tsar

  June 16, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The last Tsar of Bulgaria, Simeon II, today celebrates his eightieth birthday. A private party will be held this weekend in Sofia attended by his family and close friends. Simeon was born on this day in 1937 to Boris III of Bulgaria and his wife, Princess Giovanna of Savoy. At the age of six, he became Tsar of the Bulgarians upon the early death of his father. The new Tsar’s Regency … Continue reading

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The Very Blue-Eyed Prince: Nicolas of Sweden Turns Two

  June 15, 2017 at 6:38 am by

A series of new photographs have been released by the Swedish Royal Court to mark the second birthday of Prince Nicolas, which is today. The young Prince is photographed by Kate Gabor at the Bernadotte-O’Neill family’s apartment in Stockholm. In the photos, Nicolas – dressed in a simple blue shirt which only further highlights the blueness of his eyes – is seen at a dining table with a strawberry-covered cake, and … Continue reading

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Princess Madeleine of Sweden At 35: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  June 10, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine today celebrates her thirty-fifth birthday. Her fashion choices over the years she has been undertaking royal engagements have been influenced by their time period (like the multitude of shiny satin evening gowns she and her sister Victoria wore in the mid-2000s), but in recent years, Madeleine has really hit her fashion stride. 5. The fact she was literally days away from giving birth did nothing to take away … Continue reading

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New Photos Released of Crown Princess Victoria For Milestone Birthday

  June 2, 2017 at 10:10 am by

Sweden’s Crown Princess will celebrate her fortieth birthday on July 14, and the Swedish Royal Court has published a series of photographs ahead of the occasion, to coincide with the launch of a special portion of their website dedicated to the milestone. The photos, taken by Erika Gerdemark last month, show Victoria both inside and out in the gardens of her home, Haga Palace. Two days of festivities will be held in … Continue reading

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“They’re going to have to invent a jab of some sort to keep me going”: Camilla Gives Rare Interview

  May 28, 2017 at 5:39 am by

To mark her upcoming seventieth birthday, an exclusive interview with the Duchess of Cornwall has today been published in The Mail on Sunday’s You magazine. Camilla, whose milestone birthday is July 17 (also the day the House of Windsor celebrates its centenary), her two children and various family and friends were present during the interview, offering insights into the Duchess’s personality and life. “Sometimes you get up in the morning and think you can’t do … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik Announces ‘Royal Run’ To Mark Milestone Birthday

  May 26, 2017 at 8:38 am by

He may only be celebrating his 49th birthday today, but Crown Prince Frederik is already looking toward 2018, when he will turn a milestone 50 years old. In a video realised today by the Danish Royal Court, Frederik announced the first of his birthday festivities, a Royal Run in the country’s five largest cities, open to members of the public with the aim to “bring joy, well-being and energy” associated … Continue reading

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Fiftieth Birthday of Crown Prince Pavlos

  May 20, 2017 at 6:00 am by

Today is the fiftieth birthday of Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, the eldest son of the former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. He was born in Athens in May 1967 as the heir presumptive to his father. Later that year, Pavlos and his family were forced to flee Greece following a failed counter-coup launched by King Constantine to overthrow the Junta regime. The family first settled in … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Joins Birthday Celebrations For Archduchess Helene of Austria

  May 18, 2017 at 10:03 pm by

On one of her rare private night outs Thursday evening, Queen Elizabeth II attended a dinner at The Ivy in London to celebrate Archduchess Helene of Austria’s 80th birthday. The Queen, wearing a cream lace dress underneath a black paisley shawl, was spotted upon arrival and on departure from the party, which was also attended by Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Archduchess Helene is the daughter of Count Carl Theodor … Continue reading

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The Queen of The Netherlands At 46: Her Top Five Fashion Moments

  May 17, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The exuberant Queen Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrates her 46th birthday. The subject of today’s Top Five Fashion Moments post is well-known for both her fashion hits and her fashion misses: when Máxima gets it right, she gets. it. right. But when she gets it wrong? It makes you wonder if there’s a mirror at Villa Eikenhorst. Luckily for us, we’re all about the positives on Her Majesty’s birthday – and … Continue reading

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