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Prince Henrik’s Casket Transferred to Amalienborg

  February 15, 2018 at 8:07 am by

At 10am this morning, local time, a hearse carrying the casket of the late Prince Henrik of Denmark – who died Tuesday evening at the age of 83 – left Fredensborg Palace to transport the late Prince to Copenhagen ahead of his funeral next week. Making up the cortege were three crown cars, carrying Prince Henrik’s immediate family: wife Queen Margrethe II, sons Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim, daughters-in-law … Continue reading

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Funeral Details of Prince Henrik Announced

  February 14, 2018 at 7:08 am by

At a press briefing this morning in Copenhagen, the Danish Royal Court announced that Prince Henrik’s funeral service will take place on Tuesday February 20 at the Christiansborg Slotskirke. The funeral service will begin at 11am, and by attended only by close family and friends. It will not be a state funeral. Prince Henrik’s body will be transported from Fredensborg Palace to Amalienborg on Thursday morning, with members of his … Continue reading

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Henrik, Prince Consort of Denmark: An Obituary

  February 14, 2018 at 4:00 am by

It cannot be said that the life of Prince Henrik, Denmark’s Prince Consort, was uninteresting: he spent his childhood in Vietnam, worked for the French Foreign Ministry before marrying the heir to the Danish throne, is a published poet, and made headlines for his comments on his title and status within the Danish Royal Family. The Prince died on February 13 at the age of 83. Born on June 11, 1934 in … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik of Denmark Has Died, Aged 83

  February 14, 2018 at 3:19 am by

The Danish Royal Court has made the sad announcement that Prince Henrik, husband of Queen Margrethe II, has passed away at the age of 83. “His Royal Highness Prince Henrik died peacefully in his sleep Tuesday 13 February at 11.18pm, at Fredensborg Palace. Her Majesty the Queen and their two sons were at his side,” the statement read. The Prince, who was diagnosed with dementia in September 2017, has been in … Continue reading

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Mass for Prince François in Paris

  February 12, 2018 at 6:19 am by

On Sunday February 11, a mass for Prince François at the church of St. Francis Xavier in Paris, France. The mass was attended by members of the House of Orléans, as well as the Duchess of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein. The Count of Paris, Prince François’s father, was the only member of the family who was absent from the mass. Prince François was the oldest son of the … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Death of Princess Margaret

  February 9, 2018 at 6:00 am by

February 9, 2002: Members of the public read the announcement hanging on the gates of Buckingham Palace that Princess Margaret, sister of Queen Elizabeth II, had died earlier that morning at the age of 71. The Princess had suffered a stroke and died at 6:30am, local time, at King Edward VII Hospital in London.

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Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Mother of UAE President, Passes Away

  January 28, 2018 at 7:31 am by

It was announced on Sunday by the Ministry of Presidential Affairs in the United Arab Emirates that Sheikha Hessa bint Mohammed bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, the mother of the UAE’s President, Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has passed away. The Ministry’s statement read: “In the name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate. His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of the UAE, mourns the death of Her … Continue reading

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Prince François of Orléans Dies Aged 56

  December 31, 2017 at 5:06 pm by

It was announced today that Prince François of Orléans, Count of Clermont has passed away at the age of 56. The news was confirmed by both the Prince’s father, the Count of Paris, and his younger brother (and legal guardian), the Duke of Vendôme, on their respective websites. There is a little ambiguity as to the actual date of Prince François’s death: the Count of Paris’s statement says he died in the evening … Continue reading

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Romania’s Last King, Mihai I, Passes Away Aged 96

  December 5, 2017 at 8:26 am by

The Romanian Royal Family has announced a short time ago the death of former King Mihai I. He was 96. King Mihai passed away today at his home in Aubonne, Switzerland, at 1pm Romanian local time. His youngest daughter, Princess Maria, was at his bedside. The former King – one of only three living World War II heads of state – had been in ill health for some time. He … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Isabel of Brazil

  November 7, 2017 at 10:15 am by

Princess Isabel of Orleans and Braganza, member of the former Imperial family of Brazil, has died on November 5th in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 73. This was announced yesterday by her elder brother, Dom Luis and on behalf of the entire family. The princess was the daughter of Prince Pedro Henrique and his wife Princess Maria of Bavaria. She was the fourth of the couple’s twelve children. … Continue reading

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Saudi Prince Killed During Attempted Arrest, Former FBI Agent Says

  November 6, 2017 at 7:04 pm by

Prince Abdul Aziz bin Fahd of Saudi Arabia, the youngest son of the late King Fahd, was reportedly killed over the weekend, according to tweets from a former FBI Special Agent. It is believed he was killed as Saudi authorities tried to arrest him under the orders of the new anti-corruption committee that was established by King Salman bin Abdul Aziz (the Prince’s uncle), and is headed by Crown Prince Mohammad bin Salman, on … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Charlotte of Wales, Heir To The British Throne

  November 6, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today marks the 200th anniversary of a death that changed the course of the British Royal Family: on this day, in 1817, Princess Charlotte of Wales – second in line to the throne – died after protracted childbirth that resulted in a stillborn son. The 21-year-old Princess was the only child of the Prince Regent, later George IV, and his estranged wife, Caroline of Brunswick; and, at the time of her death, … Continue reading

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Prince Mansour bin Muqrin Killed In Helicopter Crash

  November 5, 2017 at 8:33 pm by

Prince Mansour bin Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia was killed in a helicopter crash near the Saudi-Yemeni border on Sunday. The Prince, who was in early 40s, was undertaking an inspection of defence and environmental projects in Asir, the province of which he was Deputy Governor, alongside several other officials. The cause of the crash remains unknown, according to the Interior Ministry. He was one of 14 children born … Continue reading

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On This Day: The Death of ‘Fat Mary’, Duchess Mary Adelaide of Teck

  October 27, 2017 at 7:40 am by

On October 27th 1897 -exactly 120 years ago today- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck died at White Lodge after an emergency operation. The duchess was born in 1833 as the youngest child of Prince Adolphus of the United Kingdom, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Auguste of Hesse-Kassel. At the age of 30 the princess was still unmarried and went by the name ‘Fat Mary’ due to her … Continue reading

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Cremation Ceremony of King Rama IX Has Started

  October 26, 2017 at 2:06 am by

The cremation ceremony of King Rama IX have started in Thailand. The urn of the late king Bhumibol Adulyadej, 9th monarch of the Chakri dynasty, is transported to the crematorium at the Sanam Luang Royal Plaza in a solemn procession that lasts for several hours and is broadcasted live on television. The cremation is planned for 10PM local time. The ceremonies will continue until the 29th of October and will cost … Continue reading

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Queen Maxima’s Father, Jorge Zorreguieta, Passes Away

  August 9, 2017 at 5:53 am by

The Dutch Royal Court announced this morning that Jorge Zorreguieta, the father of Queen Maxima, passed away on August 8th in Buenos Aires. He had been suffering from a form of non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for some time. The Queen was in Buenos Aires alongside her mother and siblings for her father’s last moments. Mr Zorreguieta was 89 years old. King Willem-Alexander and the couple’s three daughters, Princesses Catharina-Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Otto – A Greek King, A Bavarian Prince

  July 26, 2017 at 3:00 am by

Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of Otto, the Bavarian Prince who reigned as King of the Hellenes from 1832 to 1862. Prince Otto Friedrich Ludwig of Bavaria was born on June 1, 1815 at Mirabell Palace in Salzburg; his parents were the future King of Bavaria, Ludwig I, and Princess Therese of Saxe-Hildburghausen. In 1832, after Greece gained independence from the Ottoman Empire, the Great Powers (Great Britain, France and … Continue reading

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Zara Tindall Says Goodbye To Beloved Horse Toytown

  June 28, 2017 at 7:42 am by

“I’m heartbroken to say that yesterday morning I had to say goodbye to my greatest friend and horse of a lifetime, Toytown,” Zara Tindall announced in a statement this morning, confirming the death of her most well-known mount. She described him as “the most incredible athlete with the biggest heart”, who “made my career”. “I couldn’t be more grateful to him for the amazing times we had together. He was … Continue reading

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Swedish Court Mourns Death of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister

  June 26, 2017 at 8:15 pm by

It was announced Monday that Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister, the former Mistress of the Robes of the Swedish Royal Court, has passed away at her home in Skåne, Trolle-Ljungby Castle. She was 91. “Alice was a very close friend to both us and our family; with warmth, loyalty and wisdom, she has always been a great support,” King Carl XVI Gustaf said in a statement following her death today. A statement from … Continue reading

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On This Day: Execution of Mexican Emperor Maximilian

  June 19, 2017 at 4:00 am by

150 years ago, the Second Mexican Empire’s only ruler – Maximilian I – was executed by firing squad at the Cerro de las Campanas in Querétaro City. He had reigned for just over three years. The 34-year-old Emperor had been captured by Republican forces, led by President Benito Juárez, who took the City on May 15 after several months of civil war between the two sides. Maximilian’s reign from the beginning had not received support … Continue reading

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