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Funeral of Queen Fabiola

  December 12, 2014 at 2:55 pm by

Belgium’s Dowager Queen Fabiola, who died last Friday aged 86, was laid to rest today after two ceremonies in Brussels. A cortege processed through the wet, dark streets of Brussels, departing from the Royal Palace at 9:30am. It arrived at the Cathedral of St Michael and St Gudula just before 10am, and all members of the Belgian Royal Family stood silently, emotion evident on their faces, as the Queen’s coffin was … Continue reading

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Belgian Royals Pay Respects to Queen Fabiola

  December 9, 2014 at 10:42 pm by

Members of the Belgian Royal Family have paid their respects to the late Queen Fabiola at the Royal Palace of Brussels. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, King Albert and Queen Paola, Prince Laurent, and Princess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz were among the family members to view the late Dowager Queen’s body where it lies in the Palace’s Great Hall in a simple light oak coffin. Others present were Archduchess Marie … Continue reading

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Belgian Queen Fabiola Has Died

  December 5, 2014 at 9:14 pm by

The Belgian Royal Court today announced that Queen Fabiola, the widow of the late King Baudouin, has passed away at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels. She was 86. “Their Majesties the King and Queen and members of the Royal Family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels,” the official statement read. King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, the Duchess of Brabant and … Continue reading

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The Duchess of Alba Has Died

  November 20, 2014 at 8:52 am by

The Duchess of Alba, Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart, has died today at the age of 88, news which was confirmed by the Mayor of Seville. The Duchess passed away at her home in Seville, Dueñas Palace. She had been admitted to Seville’s Sacred Heart Hospital at the beginning of this week, suffering from pneumonia. The Duchess was released yesterday, to spend her last hours at home. Her third husband, Alfonso Diez, and six … Continue reading

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French Aristocrat Michèle de Castelbajac Found Murdered

  November 15, 2014 at 4:34 am by

On October 12, Vicomtesse Michèle de Castelbajac, a French aristocrat, was murdered at her home, the Château de Caumont. She was seventy-eight years old. It is believed that the Vicomtesse was murdered by a young man aged twenty-eight from the Lot-et-Garonne area of France. When the police were alerted of the Vicomtesse’s murder, her skull had been cracked and she was found lying in a pool of blood at her … Continue reading

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Princess Kristine Bernadotte Has Died

  November 8, 2014 at 10:28 pm by

Princess Kristine Bernadotte, the third wife of Prince Carl Bernadotte, passed away at her home in Spain on November 4. Her death has been described as sudden, with a memorial service taking place today at the Norwegian Seamen’s Church in Calahonda, where the Princess, who was 82, lived with her husband until his death in 2003. The date of her funeral – expected to be attended by the Swedish and Norwegian … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg

  October 27, 2014 at 9:37 pm by

Princess Amelie of Fürstenberg passed away yesterday, following surgery at the Villingen-Schwenningen Hospital. The Princess was 66. She was born in April 1948, the eldest of six children born to Joachim Egon, Fürst of Fürstenberg and Countess Paola zu Königsegg-Aulendorf. She never married, and has suffered from ill health for a number of years. Her elder brother, Heinrich, the current head of the Fürstenberg Princely House, issued a statement saying, “The death of … Continue reading

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Death of Prince Nicholas Romanovich, Claimant to Russian Throne

  September 15, 2014 at 8:54 pm by

One of the claimants to the defunct Russian throne, Prince Nicholas Romanovich, passed away today in Italy, at the age of 91. The Prince was the elder son of Prince Roman Petrovich of Russia, a second cousin of the last Tsar, Nicholas II. Nicholas Romanovich was a great-great-grandson of Tsar Nicholas I. As such, following the death of Grand Duke Vladimir Cyrillovich in 1992, Nicholas considered himself the Head of the … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra

  August 10, 2014 at 9:28 pm by

The Moroccan Royal Court today announced the death of Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra, aunt of King Mohammed VI. Princess Lalla Fatima Zohra passed away on August 10 at the age of 85. She was born in 1929 the eldest child of King Mohammed V. Her mother was a member of the bint Mamoun family. She was married in 1961 to Prince Moulay Ali Alaoui, a double cousin. They had three children: Prince Moulay … Continue reading

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Royal of the Month: Élisabeth of France

  May 13, 2014 at 8:33 pm by

For the month of May, I have chosen Princess Élisabeth of France as my featured royal. Also known as Madame Élisabeth, she was the youngest sister of Louis XVI of France. The Princess followed her brother and sister-in-law to the guillotine in 1794 during the Terror. Élisabeth Philippine Marie Hélène de France was born early on the morning of May 3rd, 1764 at the Royal Palace of Versailles. The Princess was the youngest daughter … Continue reading

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Royal of the Month: Brian Boru

  April 27, 2014 at 1:02 am by

For April’s Royal of the Month, I have chosen Ireland’s most famous High King – or in Irish, Ard Rí – Brian Boru, who was slain 1,000 years ago on April 23rd, 1014. The exact date of Brian’s birth has been debated over the centuries, but its believed he was born c.941 in Kincora, Killaloe County Clare. His father, Cennétig mac Lorcáin, was the King of Munster and his mother, Bé Binn, was … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany

  March 28, 2014 at 6:00 am by

130 years ago today, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany passed away in Cannes from a cerebral haemorrhage. He was thirty-one years of age. The Prince had been in Cannes since February on the orders of his medical team, who insisted that the warmer climate in southern France would benefit the Prince’s joint pain brought on by his haemophilia. During his stay at the Villa Nevada, on March 27, Leopold accidentally fell … Continue reading

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Spanish Royal Family Honours the Duke of Suárez

  March 27, 2014 at 7:43 am by

On Sunday March 23rd, Adolfo Suárez, 1st Duke of Suárez and Spain’s first post-Franco Prime Minister passed away aged 81. Born on September 25th, 1932 in Cebreros, Spain he went onto hold several political posts in the last years of the Franco Regime. In July 1976, King Juan Carlos appointed  Suárez as President of the Government of Spain (Prime Minister), a post he held until 1981. Together with King Juan … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Juliana of the Netherlands

  March 20, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the tenth anniversary of Queen Juliana of the Netherland’s death at the age of 94. She had reigned the Netherlands for almost thirty-two years between 1948 and 1980. Born in April 1909, Juliana was the only child of then Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and her husband, Duke Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. As her mother had no surviving siblings, Juliana became the only member of the line of succession … Continue reading

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Death of the Dowager Countess of Ripalda

  March 13, 2014 at 8:25 pm by

It was announced earlier this evening that the Dowager Countess of Ripalda died at the Hospital La Paz in Madrid where she was admitted following a stroke. The Countess, better known as María de la Concepción Sáenz de Tejada y Fernández de Bobadilla, is the mother of Don Jaime de Marichalar, former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain, Duchess of Lugo. The Dowager Countess was born in Logroño in the La … Continue reading

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Greek and Spanish Royals Commemorate 50th Anniversary of King Paul’s Death

  March 6, 2014 at 8:50 pm by

On March 6, the Greek and Spanish Royal Families attended an orthodox mass in connection with the 50th anniversary of King Paul’s death. The mass took place at Tatoi Palace in Athens, Greece. Those present were the Greek and Spanish Royal Families, although King Juan Carlos was unable to attend. Other royals, such as the former Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria, Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Archduchess … Continue reading

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15th Anniversary of King Hussein’s Death

  February 7, 2014 at 6:43 am by

This Friday marks the 15th death anniversary of the late King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan, who passed away on February 7th, 1999. The late Jordanian monarch was born in Amman on November 14th, 1935 as the eldest child of Crown Prince Talal bin Abdullah and Princess Zein Al Sharaf of Jordan (later the King and Queen). He inherited the throne at the age of 16 after the abdication of … Continue reading

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The Death Of Princess Maria Margarita Of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

  January 25, 2014 at 11:48 am by

Princess Maria Margarita of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, the daughter of Prince Gabriel of Borbon-Two-Sicilies and his second wife, Princess Cecilia Lumbomirska, died on January 15 in Madrid aged 79. Princess Maria Margherita was born on 16 November 1934 in Warsaw, Poland. On 11 June 1962, she married Luis Gonzaga Maldonado y Gordon in Jerez de la Frontera. She has three daughters; Maria Margarita (born in 1963), Maria Claudia (born in 1965) and Maria … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Margaret of Prussia

  January 22, 2014 at 9:07 am by

Today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the death of the Dowager Landgravine of Hesse, Margaret of Prussia. Born in April 1872 at the New Palace in Potsdam, Princess Margaret was the youngest child of Frederick III, German Emperor and Victoria, Princess Royal. Her siblings were the future Wilhelm II, Charlotte of Saxe-Meiningen, Prince Heinrich, Prince Sigismund, Viktoria of Schaumburg-Lippe, Prince Waldemar and Sophie of Greece. Her godparents were Emperor Pedro … Continue reading

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Anne-Dorte of Rosenborg Passes Away

  January 4, 2014 at 7:56 am by

Countess Anne-Dorte of Rosenborg, the widow of Count Christian of Rosenborg, passed away on January 2nd. She was 66. She passed away peacefully at the Gentofte Hospital, where she had been admitted after Christmas with respiratory problems caused by her long-running battle with throat cancer. Her three daughters – Josephine, Camilla and Feodora – were by her bedside. A funeral service will be held on January 9th, at the Lyngby Kirke. … Continue reading

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