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Former Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad, Has Died

  October 24, 2016 at 6:13 pm by

It has been announced that Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al Thani, the former Emir of Qatar, passed away on Sunday. He was 84 years old. The Sheikh was Emir of Qatar from 1972 to 1995, when was ousted in a coup by his son, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa. His grandson, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad, is the current Emir. Following the coup, Sheikh Khalifa lived in France until 2004, when he … Continue reading

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King of Bhutan Pays His Respects To The Late King Bhumibol

  October 16, 2016 at 7:04 am by

King Jigme Khesar of Bhutan arrived in Bangkok last night with his wife, Queen Jetsun Pema, and their eight-month-old son Prince Jigme Namgyel to pay their respects to the late Thai King, Bhumibol Adulyadej. They were greeted at the Suvarnabhumi Airport by the Deputy Prime Minister, Somkid Jatusripitak. This morning, King Jigme Khesar and Queen Jetsun Pema prayed at King Bhumibol Adulyadej’s royal urn in the Grand Palace. They also signed the book … Continue reading

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Body of King Bhumibol Returns To The Grand Palace Ahead of Traditional Bathing Ceremony

  October 14, 2016 at 9:13 pm by

As thousands of people lined the streets of Bangkok, the body of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej was taken from the Siriraj Hospital to the Grand Palace ahead of the traditional bathing ceremony which forms part of Buddhist funeral rites. The convoy following the late King’s casket included Crown Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn, and Queen Sirikit, who has not been seen in public for over a year. In the evening, the … Continue reading

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Sorrow of a King

  October 13, 2016 at 6:58 pm by

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan has lead his nation in sorrow following the death of His Majesty King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand.  His majesty lit one thousand butter lamps and offered prayers alongside other members of the Bhutanese Royal Family, Government officials and members of the Thai community in Bhutan.  The solemn and moving event took place inside the Tashichhodzong (governmental palace) in Bhutan’s capital, Thimpu. His Majesty has … Continue reading

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Obituary: King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand

  October 13, 2016 at 9:15 am by

The world’s longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand was revered in his people, described by members of the public as ‘the heart of the country’. He has been a constant figure throughout decades of political instability and divisions, viewed as a unifying force. Born on December 5, 1927 in Cambridge, Massachusetts – the only monarch to be born on United States soil – Bhumibol Adulydaej was the youngest child … Continue reading

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Thailand’s King Bhumbiol Adulyadej Has Died, Palace Confirms

  October 13, 2016 at 7:55 am by

It has been confirmed this evening, local time, that King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has passed away at the age of 88. He was monarch for 70 years, having celebrated the milestone in June this year, and was the world’s longest reigning monarch. The late King’s health has been of major concern this past week, after a statement said that the King was on a ventilator after his blood pressure dropped during haemodialysis … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death Of A Greek-Born Russian Grand Duchess

  September 24, 2016 at 8:00 am by

125 years ago, the 21-year-old Grand Duchess Alexandra Georgievna of Russia passed away at the Ilyinskoe Estate, six days after giving birth to her second child, son Dmitri. The Grand Duchess – who was born a Princess of Greece and Denmark as the eldest daughter of George I of the Hellenes and his wife Olga Constantinovna of Russia – had fallen while climbing into a boat docked on the Moskva River, … Continue reading

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Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg Has Died

  September 13, 2016 at 3:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has announced that Countess Gunnilla Bernadotte af Wisborg, aunt of both King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, has passed away at the age of 93. “The Countess was a very much appreciated, close and faithful friend of our family and leaves us in great loss,” a statement from the King said. The Countess passed away yesterday evening, September 12. Countess … Continue reading

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Duke of Westminster Dies Aged 64

  August 9, 2016 at 6:36 pm by

The 6th Duke of Westminster, Gerald Grosvenor, passed away suddenly today, a spokesperson for the family confirmed. He was 64. The Duke had become ill at his estate Abbeystead House in Lancashire and was taken to the Royal Preston Hospital, where he passed away. “His family are all aware and they ask for privacy and understanding at this very difficult time,” the spokesperson said. Born in December 1951, Gerald became the … Continue reading

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Memorial Service Held at Săvârşin

  August 8, 2016 at 6:30 am by

Crown Princess Margareta of Romania and her husband, Prince Radu, attended a memorial service at the Orthodox Church in Săvârşin yesterday in memory of Queen Anne who died last week.  Dressed in mourning, the royal couple took their places solemnly amongst the rest of the congregation inside the ornate church. Queen Anne of Romania’s funeral will take place on Saturday, 13th August in Bucharest.  The Government of Romania has announced that … Continue reading

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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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The Grandchildren Who Died Before Their Grandmama Victoria

  June 18, 2016 at 12:45 pm by

Britain’s Queen Victoria was a grandmother of 42, with a number of them going on to sit on the thrones of Europe. However, of those 42, there were nine that were outlived by the 81-year-old monarch. Today is the 150th anniversary of the death of the first of those grandchildren to die, Prince Sigismund of Prussia. As a mark of this anniversary, we’ve compiled a list and short biography of the … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Sweden’s Catholic Queen Josefina

  June 7, 2016 at 10:00 am by

140 years ago, Queen Josefina of Sweden passed away at the age of 69. She is most well-known for her deeply held Catholic faith, as well as for the magnificent jewels that she brought to the Bernadotte family. After marrying Crown Prince Oscar of Sweden in 1823, Josefina – who was born in March 1807 to the first Duke of Leuchtenberg and his wife Princess Augusta of Bavaria – made a triumphant … Continue reading

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On This Day: Emperor Wilhelm II Dies In Exile

  June 4, 2016 at 7:08 pm by

On this day in 1941, emperor Wilhelm II of Germany died in Huis Doorn, The Netherlands, from pulmonary embolism. The Kaiser had been living in exile in The Netherlands after his abdication in 1918, where he was mainly occupied with cutting wood. When the Germans invaded The Netherlands in May 1940, the former emperor refused to accept an asylum offer from the United Kingdom as he did not want to … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Queen Louise of Denmark

  May 20, 2016 at 5:59 am by

Exactly 90 years ago, on this day in 1926, Queen Louise of Denmark died in Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The Queen was born Princess Lovisa Josefina Eugenia of Sweden, daughter of King Carl XV of Sweden and Norway and Princess Louise of The Netherlands. Louise was the only surviving child from her parents marriage and would inherit a fortune from her Dutch grandfather Prince Frederik of The Netherlands. Her father … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein

  May 18, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Prince Luitpold of Liechtenstein has died in Judenburg in the Steiermark, Austria on May 11th at the age of 77. His funeral will be held at the parish church of Saint Nicholas in Judenburg on May the 21st. The prince was born in 1940 in Würzburg to Prince Aloys of Liechtenstein and his wife countess Hertha Maria Wolfskeen von Reichenberg. In 1969 he married countess Ursula of Habsburg, granddaughter of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Mehmed VI, Last Ottoman Sultan

  May 16, 2016 at 10:00 am by

90 years ago, the last Sultan of the Ottoman Empire – Mehmed VI – died while living in exile in Italy. He lost his throne in November 1922 when the Grand National Assembly of Turkey was given sovereignty over (what was left of) his empire. This came about thanks to the Ottomans joining World War One on the side of the Central Powers, which ended up costing them a large … Continue reading

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Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia Has Passed Away

  May 12, 2016 at 10:54 am by

It has been announced that Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia, a cousin of the current head of the House of Karađorđević, died early this morning at his home in Paris, aged 91. The Prince was born in 1924 in England, the eldest son of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (making him a first cousin of the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra and Prince Michael). He married … Continue reading

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