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A Sad Rose Ball: Monaco Town and Princess Antoinette

  March 20, 2011 at 8:41 pm by

As per tradition, once again the Rose Ball has been held in the Salle des Etoiles in the Sporting Club of Monte Carlo, but this time, the event was slightly different: with the death of Princess Antoinette of Monaco, elder sister of Prince Rainier III, Prince Albert II and his fiancée Charlene Wittstock and Princess Caroline decided not to attend, due to the mourning period that is surronding the Principality. … Continue reading

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Princess Antoinette of Monaco Passes Away

  March 18, 2011 at 5:23 pm by

HSH Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness de Massy, died on  March 17, 2011. The funeral will take place on March 24 at 10 a.m. The Princess was the first child and only daughter of Princess Charlotte and Prince Pierre of Monaco, Duke of Valentinois, born Count Pierre of Polignac, and reached the age of 90 last December. Princess Antoinette married 3 times, first to Alexandre Noghès,  with whom she has … Continue reading

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Death of the “Father-in-Law of Europe”

  January 29, 2011 at 4:39 am by

January 29th, 2011 marks the one hundred and fifteenth anniversary of His Majesty King Christian IX of Denmark’s death at Amalienborg Palace in 1906. Born His Serene Highness Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck on April 8th, 1818 in Gottorp, Duchy of Schleswig; Prince Christian was the sixth child and fourth son of HSH Friedrich Wilhelm, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck and his wife, Louise Caroline of Hesse-Kassel (a granddaughter of King Frederik V … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago: Death of King Olav V

  January 16, 2011 at 1:04 pm by

20 years ago, on January 17th 1991, King Olav V of Norway passed away. Alexander Edward Christian Frederik was born in Norfolk (England) on July 2nd 1903 as the only son of Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales, who later became King Haakon VII and Queen Maud of Noway. When his father became King of Norway in 1905 his son was given the name Olav. The Crown … Continue reading

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Prince Ali Reza of Iran Dies

  January 4, 2011 at 4:43 pm by

On January 4, 2011, HIH Prince Ali Reza of Iran commited suicide in his residence in Boston. His brother, Crown Prince Reza Pahlavi, posted this sad news on his website. To read the full message, please click HERE. The Prince was the youngest son of the late Sjah Mohammad Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah Pahlavi of Iran. Prince Alireza passed away – January 4th,2011

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Bahraini King’s Brother Passes Away

  December 17, 2010 at 3:32 pm by

Sheikh Rashid Bin Isa Al Khalifa, the brother of Bahrain’s King Hamad, died on Friday in Germany, said the Royal Court today. Sheikh Rashid was the King’s third brother and the chairman of the equestrian and horse racing club, he had no political position in the Kingdom. A seven-day mourning period was announced, in which all flags will be flown at half-mast. The deceased will be buried in Riffa, south … Continue reading

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Jordanian King’s Maternal Grandfather’s Funeral

  December 3, 2010 at 12:59 am by

Today, King Abdullah II, Queen Rania, Princess Muna and other members of the Royal Family attended Colonel Piercy Walter Gardiner’s funeral. Gardiner, the maternal grandfather of Jordan’s King, passed away yesterday in Amman. Gardiner was buried in a private ceremony at Princess Muna’s farm in the Jordan Valley. After the funeral, King Abdullah, Crown Prince Hussein and Prince Faisal received the condolences at Raghadan Palace from Royal Family members, the … Continue reading

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King Abdullah’s British Grandfather Dies

  December 2, 2010 at 8:48 am by

Colonel Walter Percy Gardiner, the British grandfather of Jordan’s King Abdullah II, has passed away at Princess Muna’s house on December 1, 2010 according to a statement released by the Royal Court. Walter Gardiner was born on December 12, 1914 in Standford, England. He married Doris Elizabeth Sutton (1916-1994) on December, 24, 1938. Their daughter, Antoinette Avril Gardiner, became Princess Muna Al Hussein in May 1961 after marrying the late … Continue reading

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Ingrid’s Daughters Visit Grave to Mark 10th Anniversary

  November 14, 2010 at 8:59 pm by

Two Sundays ago, on November 7th, the three daughters of the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark visited her grave at the open-air mausoleum just outside Roskilde Cathedral, to mark the tenth anniversary of her death at the age of 90 on that date in 2000. As a Danish Queen, a German Princess and a Greek Queen arrived at the Cathedral just before 10:00am, only the precense of four uniformed police … Continue reading

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Ras Al Khaimah Ruler Dies at age 92

  October 27, 2010 at 8:15 am by

Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, the ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has passed away at the age of 92. Sheikh Saqr ruled Ras Al Khaimah, one of the seven Emirates of the United Arab Emirates, since 1948. Official mourning has been declared in the United Arab Emirates, with flags at half-mast on ministries, government departments and institutions for a week starting on Wednesday.

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Princess Irmingard of Bavaria has Died

  October 26, 2010 at 5:52 pm by

Her Royal Highness Princess Irmingard of Bavaria died at her residence, Schloss Leutstetten, Bavaria, on 23 October 2010. She was 87 years old. Princess Irmingard Maria Josefa of Bavaria was born on 29 May 1923 at Schloss Berchtesgaden, the second child and eldest daughter of former Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his second wife Princess Antonia, born Princess of Luxembourg; her grandparents were King Ludwig III and Queen Maria … Continue reading

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Lovingly Remembered after 20 Years: Stefano Casiraghi (1960-1990)

  October 8, 2010 at 8:42 am by

On October 3rd, the Como village Fino Mornasco commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the death of one of its sons. He was born and educated there, at its Collegio Gallio, and at the age of 23, his marriage to Princess Caroline of Monaco made him famous far beyond the shores of Italy. But Stefano Casiraghi was beloved by his family and friends, as well as the community of Fino Mornasco, … Continue reading

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The Duke of Parma Passed Away

  August 19, 2010 at 12:30 pm by

His Royal Highness Duke Carlos Hugo of Parma and Piacenza, Prince of Bourbon-Parma passed away yesterday morning in Barcelona, aged 80. He was suffering of cancer since February 2008, and early this month was hospitalized after his health condition deteriorated. Prince Hugues Xavier of Bourbon-Parma was born in Paris on 8 April 1930, the second of the six children of Prince Xavier (son of the last reigning Duke Roberto I … Continue reading

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Archduke Rudolph Passed Away

  May 16, 2010 at 6:22 pm by

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Rudolph of Austria passed away yesterday, 15 May 2010, aged 90. He was born on 5 September 1919 in Villa Prangins, near Nyon, Switzerland, where his family was living in exile after the fall of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy. He was the fifth son and sixth child of Emperor Karl I of Austria and Empress Zita. His father died when little Rudolph was 3. During … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Edouard Lobkowicz

  April 8, 2010 at 1:45 pm by

The funeral of HSH Prince Edouard von Lobkowicz, who died last Friday in Paris, aged 83, took place this morning at 10am in St. Thomas d’Aquin Church in Paris; the Mass was conducted by Father Jean-Charles Nault, Abbot of St. Wandrille. The ceremony was attended by the immediate family of the late Prince: his wife Princess Françoise, and their two surviving children, Prince Charles-Henri and Princess Marie-Gabrielle, P.S.D.P. Among the … Continue reading

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Morocco Royals Remember the Late Hassan II

  March 29, 2010 at 1:43 am by

On the occasion of the eleventh anniversary of the late King Hassan II’s death; King Mohammed VI, accompanied by Crown Prince Moulay El Hassan and his cousin Prince Moulay Ismail, attended on Friday in the Mohammed V mausoleum in Rabat a religious evening. On this occasion, verses of the Quran were proclaimed followed by panegyrics of the Prophet and prayers for the King. The Royal Family also stayed some time … Continue reading

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Hereditary Grand Duchess of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Passed Away

  March 18, 2010 at 7:10 am by

This Monday, hereditary Grand Duchess Elisabeth of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach passed away at the age of 98. The hereditary Grand Duchess was born in 1912 as Baroness Elisabeth von Wangenheim-Winterstein. She was the daughter of Baron Othmar von Wangenheim-Winterstein and Baroness Maud von Falkenstein. In 1944 she married hereditary Grand Duke Karl August of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, eldest son of the last reigning Grand Duke. The couple got three children: Princess Elisabeth (1945), Prince … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Prince Ali Visit the Tomb of Late Queen Alia

  February 10, 2010 at 7:15 am by

Yesterday, King Abdullah and Prince Ali visited the tomb of the late Queen Alia, on the anniversary of her death. At the tomb, they laid wreaths and recited verses from the Holy Quran. Queen Alia Al Hussein died in a tragic helicopter accident on February 9th, 1977. Queen Alia, born Alia Baha Uddin Toukan, married King Hussein in December 1972. They had two children: Princess Haya and Prince Ali. In … Continue reading

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Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz Tragically Died

  February 10, 2010 at 6:01 am by

HSH Prince Alexis zu Windisch-Graetz has died yesterday in San Sebastiano Hospital in Caserta, Italy, for the injuries suffered in a car crash he was involved in one week ago. The 18-years-old Prince was driving his car in a street near to Sant’Angelo di Alife, a small town where his family owns a palace, the night of Thursday 4 February; due to the slippery road conditions, the driver of another … Continue reading

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Concert in Memory of Queen Victoria Eugenia

  February 4, 2010 at 8:42 am by

Yesterday, Queen Sofia of Spain, accompanied by the Prince of Asturias, attended a tribute concert in memory of the late Queen of Spain, H.M. Queen Victoria Eugenia, mostly know as Queen Ena, nee Princess Victoria Eugénie of Battenberg. The concert was held by the British Hispanic Foundation on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the death of Queen Ena. This foundation is a non-profit, private and cultural foundation, founded … Continue reading

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