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Details Announced of Queen Anne’s Funeral

  August 2, 2016 at 9:42 am by

Details of the events leading up to and including the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania have now been announced by the Royal Family of Romania. On Tuesday 9th August, Queen Anne’s coffin will be flown to Romania and transported to Peles Castle where Her Majesty’s body will lie in State in the Hall of Honour. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Margarita accompanied by other members of the … Continue reading

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Queen Anne of Romania – An Obituary

  August 2, 2016 at 7:36 am by

The sad news announced yesterday of the death of Queen Anne of Romania has been met with many messages of condolences and sadness amongst so many royal watchers and followers of the Royal Family of Romania. She was a great and admirable lady, related to many royals throughout Europe, yet she enjoyed the simple things in life, was never showy or grand nor did she act in any way other … Continue reading

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Queen Anne of Romania Passes Away

  August 1, 2016 at 9:54 am by

Queen Anne of Romania has passed away at the age of 92, the Romanian Royal Family has announced today. She passed away at 13:45 local time August 1 at the hospital in Morges, Switzerland with four of her daughters by her bedside. Last rites were read yesterday by the priest from the Roman Catholic parish in the city. The statement also said that her husband, King Mihai I, had been with … Continue reading

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Cigarette Reduces Schloss Ebenzweier To Ashes

  May 12, 2016 at 9:33 am by

Schloss Ebenzweier in Altmünster, Austria, has burnt down on monday. A burning cigarette that was thrown into the castle’s rose garden is the most likely cause of the fire. The castle’s history goes back to 1292. In 1830 it was sold to Archduke Maximilian Joseph of Austria-Este. After his death in 1863  the castle was inherited by his niece Archduchess Maria Theresia. In 1891 she sold the castle to Prince … Continue reading

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First Photo of Princess Gloria

  May 11, 2016 at 3:49 am by

Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma, count and countess of Bardi have shared a first photo of their newborn daughter Gloria Irene. The baby was born in Rome yesterday and weighs 3355 grams. It is the second daughter of the prince and princess. In 2014 they already became the proud parents of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. Princess Gloria is the 10th grandchild and 7th granddaughter of Princess Irene of … Continue reading

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Second Daughter For Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória

  May 10, 2016 at 6:39 am by

Prince Jaime and Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma announced the birth of their second daughter, which they named Gloria Irene. The baby was born yesterday in Rome and weighs 3355 grams. The couple already had one daughter, Princess Zita Clara, who was born in Amsterdam on February 21st 2014.  Princess Gloria is the 10th grandchild of Princess Irene of The Netherlands and the late Duke Carlos-Hugo of Parma. Prince Jaime is … Continue reading

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First Photos of the Newborn ‘Prince of Asturias’

  April 28, 2016 at 10:57 am by

The duke and duchess of Parma have shared three photographs of their newborn son Carlos Enrique Leonard, who was born on April 24th at the Haga Juliana Birth Center in The Hague. The photos were taken at the home of the duke and duchess in The Hague. Apart from the photos, the duke and duchess also expressed their gratitude for the the excellent guidance and care of Dr. A.H. Feitema … Continue reading

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Duke of Parma Loses Legal Battle Against Son

  March 14, 2016 at 10:22 am by

Minister Ard van der Steur (Justice) rejected the objection that the Duke of Parma filed. The duke wanted to prevent his illigitemate son, (Carlos) Hugo Klynstra, to be incorperated into the Dutch nobility with the title Prince de Bourbon de Parme. The duke can still go to the court of appeal to challenge the decision of the minister. Hugo Klynstra was born in 1997 to Prince Carlos Xavier of Bourbon-Parma, … Continue reading

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Duke of Parma Did Want To Be In Touch With His Son After All

  February 26, 2016 at 6:51 pm by

The Duke of Parma, eldest son of Princess Irene of The Netherlands, will soon face his own son in court. The son, Carlos Hugo Klynstra (born in 1997), went to court to ask for a name change: he wants his father’s last name and title. Dutch Royalty magazine ‘Royalty’ made a reconstruction of the situation and came to some remarkable conclusions. Up to now it was generally assumed that Duke … Continue reading

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Sweet Snaps Released of Parma Princess Carolina and Family

  February 4, 2016 at 2:36 pm by

A few new photographs of Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her family have been released today. The Princess is shown at her home in Switzerland with husband Albert Brenneinkmeijer and their two children, 21-month-old Alaïa-Maria and baby Xavier, who was born in December. Prinses Carolina de Bourbon de Parme en Albert Brenninkmeijer met zoon Xavier Albert Alphons en dochter Alaïa-Maria pic.twitter.com/2MuuQKq6il — Vorsten (@VorstenNL) February 4, 2016 Carolina is a daughter … Continue reading

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‘No Sleep’ and George Clooney: Dutch Royals Flock To Theatres Three Days In A Row

  January 29, 2016 at 3:16 am by

The Dutch theatres were a popular desitation for their country’s royals this week. Last night Princess Beatrix visited the opening night of the Holland Dance Festival in The Hague. The former monarch was accompanied by her youngest son Constantijn and his wife Laurentien, who conveniently are living in The Hague themselves. Princess Laurentien repeated a Missoni dress from 2013. Princess Beatrix wore a black outfit and a brooch from the … Continue reading

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Burglary At Dutch Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’

  January 27, 2016 at 5:17 pm by

Newspaper De Telegraaf reveals that Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma has become the victim of a burglary. The Princess lives on the Royal Estate ‘De Horsten’ in Wassenaar with her husband Tjalling Ten Cate and their two daughters Julia and Paola . King Willem-Alexander and his family live in Villa Eikenhorst on the same estate. The burglary happened a month ago. The thief was possibly looking for gold and diamonds as … Continue reading

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Dutch Royals Enjoy Family Day at ‘Jumping Amsterdam’

  February 1, 2015 at 8:46 pm by

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima took their two youngest daughters to the final day of Jumping Amsterdam at the Amsterdam RAI today. Princesses Alexia and Ariane enjoyed the main event of the day, the Grand Prix of Amsterdam, which was won by Dutch rider Willem  Greve on the mount Carambole. This year’s competition was the 56th time the event has been staged. The family was joined by the King’s cousin Princess Margarita … Continue reading

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Double Christening Within the House of Bourbon-Parma

  October 5, 2014 at 10:07 pm by

On October 4, Princess Zita Clara of Bourbon-Parma was christened in a double ceremony with her cousin, Alaïa-Maria Brenninkmeijer. The ceremony took place at Noordwijk aan Zee in the Netherlands. Princess Zita Clara was born on 21 February 2014 at the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. She is the daughter of the Count and Countess of Bardi. Her godparents are King Willem-Alexander, Princess Margarita of Bourbon-Parma, Prince Constantijn … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl For Princess Maria Carolina

  May 23, 2014 at 5:49 am by

Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma has given birth to her first child, a girl. The infant was born on May 20 in Zürich, Switzerland, where Princess Maria Carolina lives with her husband, Albert Brenninkmeijer. The pair have been married since 2012. Maria Carolina and Albert have named their daughter Alaïa-Maria Irene Cécile. The newborn is the sixth granddaughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands and her late ex-husband, Carlos Hugo, Duke of Parma. … Continue reading

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Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma Christened In Piacenza

  April 7, 2014 at 6:56 pm by

Princess Cécilia of Bourbon-Parma’s christening took place on April 5 in Piacenza, Italy, in the city’s cathedral. Princess Cécilia was christened using water from the River Jordan, as is customary for all royal children. In 2012, her elder sister Princess Luisa was christened in Parma. Princess Cécilia’s full name is Cécilia Maria Johanna Beatrix. Cecilia honours her mother, Annemarie Cécilia; Maria honours her godmother, Princess Maria Cecilia; Johanna honours her godfather, … Continue reading

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Introducing Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma

  February 27, 2014 at 12:21 am by

On 26 February, the first photos of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma, the new daughter of The Count and Countess of Bardi, were released by PPE Agency, a Dutch photo agency. Altogether, there are four photos: one two of the family and two of little Zita. Zita’s cousin, Princess Cecilia, also had her first photos released on PPE last year. View the gallery here. Princess Zita was born at the Our … Continue reading

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It’s A Girl for Jaime and Viktória of Bourbon-Parma

  February 23, 2014 at 3:22 am by

On 21 February at 12:40 in the Our Lady Hospital in Amsterdam, Princess Viktória of Bourbon-Parma gave birth to her first child, a girl, named Zita Clara. Her title is Her Royal Highness Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma. She was named in honour of Empress Zita, her paternal great-great aunt, and her maternal great-great grandmother, Klára Killerman. She is the fifth grandchild of Princess Irene of the Netherlands, a sister to the … Continue reading

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Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma Appointed to Ambassadorship

  February 9, 2014 at 9:33 pm by

Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, the Count of Bardi, was recently appointed as the Dutch Ambassador to the Vatican City. Prince Jaime has worked at the Netherland’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs for several years. Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi was born on 13 October 1972 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands. He is the second son and third child of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (sister of the former Queen Beatrix) … Continue reading

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Princess Maria Carolina Expecting First Child

  February 2, 2014 at 9:47 pm by

On 1 February, 2014 it was announced that Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and her husband Albert Brenninkmeijer are expecting their first child. Maria Carolina is a godmother to Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau’s daughter Eliane van Vallonhoven. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Parma, Marchioness of Sala was born on 23 June 1974 in Nijmegan, the Netherlands and is the youngest daughter of Princess Irene of the Netherlands (a sister of the … Continue reading

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