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Archduchess Marie-Astrid Turns Sixty

  February 17, 2014 at 6:00 pm by

Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria today marks her sixtieth birthday. The Archduchess was born a Princess of Luxembourg in 1954. The eldest child of Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and his wife, Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium, Marie-Astrid Liliane Charlotte Léopoldine Wilhelmine Ingeborg Antoinette Élisabeth Anne Alberte was born at Betzdorf Castle in east Luxembourg, her parents’ residence. Her four siblings – Henri, Jean, Margaretha and Guillaume – were also born at the … Continue reading

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Princess Beatrix Turns 76

  February 1, 2014 at 2:46 am by

Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands turned 76 years old on January 31st. The former Queen Regnant of the Dutch Kingdom was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, Netherlands in 1938. Her parents were the future Queen Juliana of the Netherlands and her German husband, Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld. The Princess was baptised Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard at the Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk in the Hague in May 1938 .Among her godparents … Continue reading

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Prince of Asturias Turns 46

  January 30, 2014 at 11:20 pm by

The Prince of Asturias turns 46 years old on January 30th. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne was born in Madrid to the then Prince Juan Carlos and Princess Sofia in 1968. He was baptised on the 8th of February as Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos de Borbón y de Grecia at the Zarzuela Palace chapel by the Archbishop of Madrid. Chosen as his godparents were … Continue reading

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King Abdullah, Prince Hashem Celebrate Their Birthdays Today

  January 30, 2014 at 8:41 am by

Its not one birthday celebration today but two for King Abdullah II’s family. Today, January 30, both King Abdullah and Prince Hashem share the same birthdays. King Abdullah II bin al-Hussein was born on 30 January 1962 in Jordan. His parents are the late King Hussein and a British mother, Princess Muna al-Hussein. King Abdullah became King of Jordan on February 7, 1999 when his father King Hussein passed away. … Continue reading

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Charlene, Princess of Monaco Celebrates 36th Birthday

  January 27, 2014 at 2:43 am by

The Princess of Monaco (often referred to as Princess Charlene of Monaco) celebrated her 36th birthday on Saturday, January 25th. Born Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock in Rhodesia, now modern day Zimbabwe, in 1978, the future Princess is of English and German decent. In 1989, the Wittstock family relocated to South Africa. Prior to her marriage, Charlene was a celebrated swimmer and represented South Africa at the 2000 Olympic Games in … Continue reading

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Princess Birgitta of Sweden’s 77th Birthday

  January 21, 2014 at 6:16 pm by

Princess Birgitta of Sweden celebrated her birthday on January 19. Princess Birgitta was born on 19 January 1937 at Haga Palace in Stockholm, Sweden. Her parents are Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. She has four siblings; Princess Margaretha, Princess Désirée, Princess Christina and King Carl XVI Gustaf. In 1959, Princess Birgitta met her future husband Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern at a … Continue reading

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Queen Mathilde Turns 41

  January 21, 2014 at 7:00 am by

The Queen of the Belgians celebrated her 41st Birthday on January 20th. Queen Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz was born in Uccle on the 20th of January 1973. Her late father, Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz was a member of the untitled Belgian nobility and her mother is Polish Countess Anna Maria Komorowska. Mathilde is the eldest child of four siblings. Sadly, her sister Marie-Alix was killed in a car accident in 1997 which … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra Turns 10

  January 21, 2014 at 3:03 am by

Today, Princess Ingrid Alexandra, the eldest daughter of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway celebrates her 10th birthday. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo on January 21st, 2004 and is second in line of succession to the Norwegian throne. Her godparents include King Harald, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Felipe of Asturias, Princess Märtha Louise and Marit Tjessem, … Continue reading

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The Countess of Wessex’s 49th Birthday

  January 21, 2014 at 1:51 am by

The Countess of Wessex, Sophie, celebrated her 49th birthday on January 20. Sophie Rhys Jones was born on 20 January 1965 in Oxford, England. She is the second child and first daughter of Christopher Bournes Rhys Jones and his wife, Mary O’Sullivan. Sophie has an elder brother, David. She grew up in Brenchley, Kent, in England and attended Dulwich Preparatory School and Kent College. She later trained to be a … Continue reading

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Princess Margriet of the Netherlands Turns 71

  January 20, 2014 at 3:31 am by

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands celebrated her 71st birthday on January 19th. The Princess is a younger sister of former Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and a maternal aunt of the present monarch, King King Willem-Alexander. Princess Margriet was born in Ottawa, Canada during the exile of the Dutch Royal Family following the German occupation of the Kingdom. The Princess was the third daughter of Juliana of the Netherlands and … Continue reading

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Princess Claire of Belgium Turns 40

  January 19, 2014 at 3:15 am by

Princess Claire of Belgium celebrated her 40th birthday on January 18th. The Princess who is the wife of Belgian Prince Laurent was born Claire Louise Coombs in Bath, England on the 18th of January 1974. Her parents later resettled near Brussels in Belgium. Claire’s mother is infact Belgian. Claire has an older sister Joanna and a younger brother Matthew. In April 2003, Claire married Prince Laurent of Belgium, the second … Continue reading

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Princess Michael of Kent Turns 69

  January 17, 2014 at 2:27 am by

Princess Michael of Kent celebrated her 69th birthday on January 15th. Born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz towards the closing stages of World War II near the family estates at Karlsbad in the modern Czech Republic, the Princess has an older brother, Baron Frederick von Reibnitz who was born in 1942. Following the expulsion of the German population from that area, later that year, the family emigrated to Mozambique and … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s 32nd Birthday

  January 10, 2014 at 12:31 am by

The Duchess of Cambridge celebrated her 32nd birthday on January 9. It is not known how Kate will celebrate her birthday, but many magazines and newspapers have been speculating about her celebrations. The Duchess of Cambridge (née Catherine [better known as "Kate"] Elizabeth Middleton) was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Berkshire, England. Her parents are Michael and Carole (née Goldsmith) Middleton and her siblings … Continue reading

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King Juan Carlos I Turns 76

  January 7, 2014 at 4:57 am by

King Juan Carlos I of Spain celebrates his 76th birthday on Sunday, January 5th. The Spanish Monarch who has reigned since 1975 was actually born in Rome, Italy during the Spanish Borbóns exile in 1936. His father was the late Infante Juan de Borbón, Count of Barcelona and his mother was the late Princess María Mercedes de Bourbon-Dos Sicilias, Countess of Barcelona. The future King of Spain was baptized as Juan … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra, The Hon. Lady Ogilvy’s 77th Birthday

  December 31, 2013 at 3:28 am by

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy celebrated her 77th birthday on Christmas Day 2013. Princess Alexandra was born on Christmas Day 1936 at No. 3 Belgrave Square in London, England and is the only daughter and second eldest child of Prince George, Duke of Kent and his wife, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark. She is also a granddaughter of King George V and Queen Mary. She has two brothers; … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia’s 70th Birthday

  December 27, 2013 at 5:04 am by

On 23 December 2013, Queen Silvia celebrated her 70th birthday. Silvia’s birthday was celebrated with a gala performance at the Oscars Theatre in Stockholm, Sweden on 20 December. On the day of her birthday, the flag was flown at the Royal Palace in Stockholm and a salute also took place. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born in Heidelberg, Germany on 23 December 1943. She is the younger child … Continue reading

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Infanta Elena Turns 50

  December 20, 2013 at 12:54 pm by

Infanta Elena of Spain celebrates her 50th birthday on December 20th. The eldest child and daughter of King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia was born in Madrid in 1963. Her baptism took place at the Zarzuela Palace Chapel on December 27th; her godparents being her late grandmother, Princess Maria de las Mercedes de Borbón-Two Sicilies, Countess of Barcelona and her cousin, Infante Alfonso de Orleans y Borbón, Duke of Galliera. … Continue reading

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Viscount Severn’s 6th Birthday

  December 20, 2013 at 12:00 am by

On 17 December 2013, the Viscount Severn celebrated his sixth birthday. James, Viscount Severn was born on 17 December 2007 at Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, England. He is the only son and youngest child of The Earl and Countess of Wessex. He has an elder sister, Lady Louise, who was born on 8 November 2003. In 2008, he was admitted to Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital as he had … Continue reading

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New Portrait of Sweden’s Queen

  December 16, 2013 at 11:19 pm by

To mark the upcoming 70th birthday of the Queen of Sweden, the Swedish Royal Court published a new portrait of the birthday girl. The portrait of Queen Silvia was taken in November, by Swedish photographer Julia Hetta. It was taken in Gustaf III’s Antique Museum in the Royal Palace of Stockholm. For the sitting, the Queen wore the pale pink Valentino lace outfit she first wore to the christening of Princess … Continue reading

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Prince Joachim of Belgium Turns 22

  December 10, 2013 at 10:57 pm by

December 9th, 2013 Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este celebrated his 22nd birthday on December 9th. The Prince is the eldest son of Princess Astrid of Belgium and Prince Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este. Currently the Prince is 8th in the Belgian line of succession. Most recently Prince Joachim attended the abdication ceremony of his grandfather, Albert II, and enthronement ceremony of his uncle, King Philippe, in July of this … Continue reading

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