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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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Birthday Concert for Luxembourg’s Former Grand Duke Jean

  January 9, 2016 at 9:38 pm by

Luxembourg’s former head of state, Grand Duke Jean, has celebrated his 95th birthday with a concert at the Grande-Duchesse Joséphine-Charlotte Concert Hall tonight. The Grand Duke – whose actual birthday is on January 5 – was joined by his entire immediate family, as well as relatives and close friends from other royal houses (King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, Queen Sofia of Spain, Prince El … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Cambridge’s 34th Birthday

  January 9, 2016 at 6:00 am by

On January 9, the Duchess of Cambridge celebrates her thirty fourth birthday. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton, better known as Kate, was born on 9 January 1982 at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading. She is the eldest child of Michael and Carole (née Goldsmith) Middleton. The Duchess of Cambridge has two younger siblings: Philippa “Pippa” (b. 1983) and James (1987). Whilst her mother was working as an air hostess in Jordan, … Continue reading

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Japanese Emperor Celebrates Birthday

  December 23, 2015 at 8:49 pm by

The Emperor of Japan today celebrated his 82nd birthday, and was warmly celebrated by his family and the Japanese public. Appearing on the balcony of the Imperial Palace’s Chōwaden Reception Hall, Emperor Akihito briefly addressed the crowd of around 23,000 that had gathered below, wishing that “the coming year will be a bright one for everybody.” Empress Michiko, the Crown Prince Couple and Prince and Princess Akishino were also present on the … Continue reading

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Jordan’s Prince Ali bin Al Hussein Turns Forty

  December 23, 2015 at 6:00 pm by

His Royal Highness Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of Jordan celebrates his 40th birthday on Wednesday December 23. The prince is the second child of the late King Hussein of Jordan with his third wife, Queen Alia of Jordan, who passed away in a helicopter crash in 1977. His elder sister Princess Haya Bint Al-Hussein is married to HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai. He is also a … Continue reading

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Queen Silvia of Sweden’s 72nd Birthday

  December 23, 2015 at 10:32 am by

On December 23, Queen Silvia celebrates her seventy second birthday. Queen Silvia (née Silvia Renate Sommerlath) was born on 23rd December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany. She is the daughter of Walther Sommerlath and his wife, Alice (née Soares de Toledo). She has two older brothers, Ralf and Walther Sommerlath, as well as another brother, Jörg, who died in 2006. During the years 1947 and 1957, the then Silvia Sommerlath lived … Continue reading

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Norwegian Prince Sverre Magnus Turns 10

  December 3, 2015 at 7:09 am by

Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway today celebrates his tenth birthday. The young Prince was born at the Rikshospitalet Olso University Hospital in December 2005, the younger child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit. He currently attends the Montessori school, where he transferred to last year. Prince Sverre Magnus is third in line to the Norwegian throne, behind his father and sister. View image | gettyimages.com Prince Sverre Magnus … Continue reading

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The Five Score Prince: Mikasa Turns 100

  December 2, 2015 at 8:30 am by

Japanese Prince Mikasa celebrated his 100th birthday today, and said that “nothing will change” because of the milestone. “While praying for the happiness of people around the world and expressing gratitude to my wife, Yuriko, who has supported me for more than 70 years, I want to continue to spend enjoyable and calm days,” a statement released by the Imperial Household Agency on behalf of the Prince said. View image | … Continue reading

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Prince Akishino Turns 50

  November 30, 2015 at 3:00 am by

Prince Akishino turns 50 today. Born on November 30, 1965 in Tokyo, he is the second son of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michio and is second inline to the throne. He studies elementary and secondary years at the Gakushuin. In April 1984, he entered the Gakushuin University he majored and graduated law and biology. October 1988 to June 1990, he studied the taxonomy of fish at St John’s College, Oxford … Continue reading

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