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New Portrait to Mark Margrethe II’s Upcoming Birthday

  March 4, 2015 at 6:40 pm by

As they did with her ruby jubilee in 2012, the Danish Royal Court has released a new portrait and logo to celebrate Queen Margrethe II’s 75th birthday next month. The logo has been designed by graphic designer Poul Bjørn in conjunction with Wonderful Copenhagen. Torben Eskerod photographed the Queen, who appears in the simple close-up photo wearing a red blouse. Queen Margrethe turns 75 on April 16, and several events have been … Continue reading

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Crown Prince of Japan Turns 55

  February 23, 2015 at 8:00 pm by

Crown Prince Naruhito today turns fifty-five, and several images of the Prince with his family have been released for the occasion. He is shown with his wife, Crown Princess Masako, and daughter, Princess Aiko, sitting on a cream couch in the room at the palace traditionally used for family photographs. The family’s dog sits calmly at the Prince’s feet. Along with the photos, Crown Prince Naruhito spoke of the need … Continue reading

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Snow Princess Estelle Turns Three

  February 23, 2015 at 8:30 am by

Princess Estelle of Sweden celebrates her third birthday today, and new photographs were released to mark the occasion. The second-in-line to the throne is shown in the photo series in the snowy grounds of Haga Palace, skiing and playing in the snow. In one of the photos, Estelle – wearing a cream coat with fur trim and matching beanie – cheekily appears to be aiming a snowball at the camera. … Continue reading

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Happy First Birthday Leonore!

  February 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Princess Leonore of Sweden today celebrates her first birthday, and the Swedish Royal Court has released two new photographs for the occasion. The youngest member – although not for long! – of the Bernadotte clan is shown wearing a light pink dress with a lace neckline sitting in a vintage chair at the Royal Palace. In one of the images, Leonore is clutching a white teddy bear. Leonore is the … Continue reading

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The Prince of Liechtenstein Turns Seventy

  February 14, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Prince of Liechtenstein, Hans-Adam II, today celebrates his seventieth birthday. He was born in 1945 as the eldest child of Prince Franz Joseph II and his wife Georgina. Hans-Adam spent his childhood in Vaduz, the capital of the small principality, residing in Vaduz Castle with his parents and siblings. He went to a local primary school, before attending high school in Vienna at the Schottengymnasium. His secondary education was completed … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Hosts Wessex Birthday Reception

  February 10, 2015 at 8:33 pm by

Queen Elizabeth II held a reception for the charities of the Earl and Countess of Wessex this evening at Buckingham Palace, to mark the couple’s 50th birthdays. 375 guests involved with the couple’s charities and patronages – staff, volunteers and representatives – attended the reception, which included speeches by the Earl and Countess. Between them, Edward and Sophie are involved with over 140 organisations. A behind-the-scenes photo was published by … Continue reading

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Princess Stéphanie Celebrates Milestone Birthday

  February 1, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Monaco’s Princess Stéphanie today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. The Princess was born in 1965 as the third and youngest child of the reigning Prince of Monaco, Rainier, and his Hollywood actress wife Grace. She has two siblings, Princess Caroline and Prince Albert, and was educated at the Dames de Saint-Maur and Dupanloup. At the age of 17, Stéphanie was travelling with her mother from Roc Angel along the Monaco coast … Continue reading

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Festivities For Queen Margrethe’s 75th Birthday Revealed

  January 28, 2015 at 8:44 am by

The celebrations for the Queen of Denmark’s 75th birthday have been confirmed by the Royal Court. Queen Margrethe’s birthday will be celebrated over two main days in April, with a gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace on April 15. On the Queen’s actual birthday – April 16 – she and her immediate family will appear on the balcony of Christian VII’s Palace at Amalienborg, as they do each year. A reception … Continue reading

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New Birthday Photos of Princess Athena Released

  January 24, 2015 at 10:19 am by

The Danish Royal Court released three new photographs of Princess Athena to mark her third birthday today. In the photos, the youngest member of the Danish Royal Family smiles cheekily for the camera and plays with an electric race car track, seemingly having taken on board the interest in cars that her father and brothers have. The photographs were taken at Amalienborg by Steen Brogaard. Princess Athena is the youngest … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex Turns Fifty

  January 20, 2015 at 6:00 am by

The Countess of Wessex today celebrates her fiftieth birthday. Born Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones in 1965, the Countess is the second child of Christopher Rhys-Jones and Mary O’Sullivan. She has an elder brother, David, and was educated at Dulwich Prepatory School and Kent College before beginning a career in public relations. In 1999, Sophie’s engagement to Prince Edward, the youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was announced by Buckingham Palace. They … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge’s Thirty-Third Birthday

  January 9, 2015 at 5:13 pm by

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her thirty-third birthday on January 9. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. Although her full name is Catherine, she is most commonly known as “Kate”. She is the eldest daughter and child of Carole Goldsmith and her husband, Michael Middleton. She has two younger siblings; Philippa Middleton (who is more commonly known as “Pippa” – … Continue reading

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Peter Phillips’s Thirty-Seventh Birthday

  November 15, 2014 at 10:37 pm by

Today, Peter Phillips celebrated his thirty seventh birthday. Peter Phillips was born on November 15, 1977 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is the first son and child of Princess Anne and her former husband Captain Mark Phillips, as well as the Queen’s first grandchild. He has a younger sister Zara Tindall (née Phillips), who was born in 1981; as well as two half-sisters, Felicity Tonkin (b. 1985) and … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales’s Sixty-Sixth Birthday

  November 14, 2014 at 11:22 pm by

On November 14, the Prince of Wales celebrated his sixty-sixth birthday. To celebrate, a number of royal gun salutes were fired, including a 62-gun salute during an engagement to Stratford-upon-Avon, where he visited the Royal Shakespeare Company. Prince Charles was born in 1948 at Buckingham Palace in London. He is the eldest son and child of the then Duke and Duchess (now Queen Elizabeth II) of Edinburgh. He has three … Continue reading

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Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler’s Eightieth Birthday

  November 1, 2014 at 4:58 pm by

Princess Margaretha, Mrs. Ambler celebrated her eightieth birthday on October 31. Princess Margaretha of Sweden was born on 31 October 1934 at Haga Palace in Stockholm. She is the first child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and his wife, Princess Sibylla (née Princess of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha). Princess Margaretha has four siblings; Princess Birgitta (b. 1937), Princess Désirée (b. 1938), Princess Christina (b. 1943) and Prince Carl Gustaf (b. 1946 … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Turns Thirty

  September 15, 2014 at 8:12 pm by

Prince Harry celebrates his thirtieth birthday on September 15. To celebrate, a documentary was aired on ITV, which covered his life and royal duties. Prince Henry of Wales was born on September 15, 1984 at St. Mary’s Hospital in London. He is the younger son of the Prince of Wales and his late wife, Diana, Princess of Wales. He has an elder brother, the Duke of Cambridge, who was born … Continue reading

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Prince Daniel’s 41st Birthday

  September 15, 2014 at 7:21 pm by

Prince Daniel, Duke of Västergötland celebrated his forty first birthday on September 15. Olof Daniel Westling was born on 15 September 1973 and is the son of Ole and Ewa Westling. He was born on the same day as his future father-in-law, King Carl XVI Gustaf, took the throne. Prince Daniel met Crown Princess Victoria firstly in 2001 whilst he was working as her personal trainer. They were married on … Continue reading

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Princess Alia Tabba Turns 50

  September 15, 2014 at 3:00 am by

Today, Princess Alia Tabba of Jordan celebrates her 50th birthday. She was born on September 15, 1964 in Amman. She is the daughter of Tawfik al-Tabbaa and Lamia Addem. Her father was the founder and president of the Royal Jordanian Airlines. On August 9, 1987 she married Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein, the second son of the late King Hussein and Princess Muna, at Zahran Palace after a short courtship. … Continue reading

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Queen Anne-Marie of Greece’s 68th Birthday

  August 31, 2014 at 3:23 pm by

On August 30, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece celebrated her sixty eighth birthday. Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark was born on 30 August 1946 at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark. She is the third child of the then Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark, who later became King Frederik and Queen Ingrid. Anne-Marie has two other sisters; Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (born in 1940) and Princess Benedikte … Continue reading

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The Duke of Gloucester’s 70th Birthday

  August 26, 2014 at 8:53 pm by

Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester celebrates his seventieth birthday today. Prince Richard of Gloucester was born on August 26, 1944 at Hadley Common in Hertfordshire. He is the youngest son and child of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and his wife, Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott. He had a brother, Prince William, who was killed in 1972 in a plane crash. He was christened on October 20, 1944 at Windsor … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal Turns 64

  August 15, 2014 at 10:05 pm by

On August 15, the Princess Royal celebrates her sixty fourth birthday. Princess Anne was born on August 15, 1950 at Clarence House in London. She is the second eldest child and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. She has three brothers: Charles, Prince of Wales (born in 1948), Prince Andrew, Duke of York (born in 1960) and Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex (born in 1964). … Continue reading

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