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Look Back: King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 40th Birthday

  April 28, 2016 at 10:38 am by

While the Swedish king is looking forward to celebrate his 70th birthday in great style on saturday, it may be a nice moment to look back at his previous round birthdays. The first time the king celebrated his birthday in a big way was on April 30th 1986. Below is a group photo from the birthday party. The king and Queen of Sweden are flanked by king Olav V of … Continue reading

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King Carl Gustaf’s 70th Birthday Celebrations Kick Off With Baltic Sea Seminar

  April 25, 2016 at 7:39 pm by

The King of Sweden turns 70 next weekend and in true Scandinavian style, a number of events have been planned over the course of this week to celebrate. This evening the first event of the celebrations took place at the Royal Dramatic Theatre: a seminar entitled ‘An Evening about the Baltic Sea – Hopefulness and Threats’ arranged by the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences, the Royal Swedish Society of Naval … Continue reading

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Princess Muna Celebrates Her 75th Birthday

  April 25, 2016 at 6:00 am by

King Abdullah’s mother, Princess Muna Al Hussein, celebrates today her 75th birthday. Her Highness was born Antoinette Avril Gardiner on April 25, 1941 at Chelmondiston, near Ipswich in England. She is the only child of Lieutenant-Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, of the British Army’s Royal Engineers, and Doris Elizabeth Sutton. Princess Muna spent part of her childhood in Kuala Lumpur, during her father’s posting to Malaysia, where she attended Bourne School. Thereafter … Continue reading

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Birthday Girl Queen Elizabeth Lights Birthday Beacon

  April 21, 2016 at 7:12 pm by

Watched on by the Duke of Edinburgh, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, Queen Elizabeth this afternoon lit the first of over 900 beacons as part of her 90th birthday celebrations. The beacons were lit around the country and the Commonwealth afterwards, with a beacon on each of the highest points in England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The Prince of Wales, who will be hosting a private dinner … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Your Majesty! Queen Elizabeth Celebrates in Windsor

  April 21, 2016 at 9:26 am by

Huge crowds have gathered outside Windsor to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday this morning, as she undertook a walkabout through Windsor with the Duke of Edinburgh. A rendition of ‘Happy Birthday’ was performed by the Band of the Coldstream Guards as the Queen exited the Henry VIII Gate to greet the crowds and accept flowers and well wishes. After walking through the crowd, Queen Elizabeth and the Duke alighted the ‘Queenmobile’, … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth Turns 90: Noteworthy Moments Since 1926

  April 21, 2016 at 8:22 am by

Queen Elizabeth II today marks yet another milestone in her life, her ninetieth birthday. Celebrations will be somewhat low-key in Windsor today, with the main events taking place over the next two months. But for today, let’s have a look back at moments which have been some of the most noteworthy in her nine decades. 1936 – The Abdication: In December 1936, when the Queen was ten years old, her uncle … Continue reading

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Another Royal Birthday Girl: Princess Isabella Turns Nine

  April 21, 2016 at 7:07 am by

It isn’t just in Britain that a royal is celebrating their birthday today – Princess Isabella of Denmark was born on this day in 2007. To mark the ninth birthday of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary’s second child, three new portraits of Isabella were released by the Royal Court. They were taken by Crown Princess Mary at Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg on April 19.

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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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