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Funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne

  February 17, 2019 at 4:01 am by

On February 16, the funeral of Princess Alix of Luxembourg, Dowager Princess de Ligne took place at the Saint-Pierre Church in Beloiel, Belgium. Princess Alix had passed away on 11 February at the age of 89 and leaves behind seven children, twenty grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren, though one of her grandchildren, Prince Pedro of Brazil, was killed in a plane crash in 2006. Those attending the funeral were the Grand … Continue reading

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Funeral of the Count of Paris in Dreux

  February 2, 2019 at 6:33 pm by

On February 2; it was the funeral Prince Henri, Count of Paris at the royal chapel in Dreux, the official burial site of members of the Orleanist royal family. The Count passed away on 21 January before he was due to attend the memorial mass for Louis XVI of France in Paris. His wife was unable to attend. The countess of Paris was hospitalized earlier this week. His four surviving … Continue reading

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Swedish royal family attend Count Oscar Bernadotte af Wisborg’s funeral

  December 3, 2018 at 5:04 pm by

On December 2, members of the Swedish royal family attended the funeral of Count Oscar Bernadotte af Wisborg, who passed away on November 3, at Rasbo Church in Uppsala. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia were in attendance, as well as their daughter Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia. Count Oscar was close to King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia after his father passed … 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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King Michael of Romania’s Funeral Held in Bucharest

  December 16, 2017 at 7:17 pm by

On December 16, the late King Michael’s funeral took place at St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Bucharest. King Michael was later buried beside his late wife, Queen Anne, at the Curtea de Argeș. Crown Princess Margareta lead the Romanian Royal Family throughout the several days of funeral events. Those in attendance at the funeral were the Prince of Wales, the former Queen of Greece, Queen Sofia and King Juan Carlos of Spain, … Continue reading

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Late Thai King Cremated in Elaborate Ceremony

  October 27, 2017 at 4:42 am by

The cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej -known as King Rama IX after his death-  of Thailand took place yesterday in Bangkok. The lavish 5-day ceremony lasted for several hours and was attended by royals from all over the world. The ceremonies will continue until Sunday. Today the ashes of the late king and the relics will be removed and transferred to the Dusit Maha Phasat Throne Hall of the Grand … Continue reading

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Guestlist for the Cremation Ceremony of King Rama IX

  October 26, 2017 at 2:29 am by

The cremation ceremony of king Rama IX of Thailand will be attended by members of 16 royal families. The royal guests started to arrive yesterday. Sixteen royal houses will be represented. The foreign royal guestlist is as follows: Belgium: Queen Mathilde Bahrein: Prince Khalifa bin Salman Al Khalifa  (Prime Minister of Bahrain) Bhutan: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wanchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema Denmark: Crown Prince Frederik Japan: Prince and Princess … 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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Swedish Royals Attend Funeral of Late Mistress of the Robes

  July 12, 2017 at 1:17 pm by

The funeral service of Countess Alice Trolle-Wachtmeister took place on Wednesday afternoon at the Trolle Ljungby Church in Skåne. The late Countess died on June 26 at the age of 91. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine all attended the service alongside the late Countess’s family. From Denmark came Princess Benedikte. They were warmly greeted by … Continue reading

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Funeral of the Countess Mountbatten of Burma Held at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge

  June 27, 2017 at 3:56 pm by

Over 500 mourners were present at St Paul’s Church in Knightsbridge on Tuesday for the funeral service of the late Patricia Knatchbull, the Countess Mountbatten of Burma, who died on June 13 aged 93. Among them were Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh (the late Countess’s first cousin), the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, the Duke of York, the Countess of Wessex, the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Funeral of Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld

  May 11, 2017 at 5:28 pm by

At the Erska Church in Sollebrunn on Thursday, Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld was farewelled by his family and close friends. Princess Désirée, the late Baron’s wife, was joined by the couple’s children and grandchildren, as well as King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, the Crown Princess Couple, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, and her three sisters. From Denmark, Princess Benedikte and her son Gustaf, Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended; from Norway … Continue reading

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Cremation of King Bhumibol Adulyadej Set For October 26

  April 20, 2017 at 7:57 am by

The cremation and funeral rites of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand will take place on October 26, a Thai government official has confirmed. Five days of funeral rites will take place around the cremation date, in accordance with Thai royal tradition. The cremation will take place a little over a year after the late King’s death. The funeral pyre that will be used in the ceremony has been under construction for … Continue reading

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Death of Infanta Alicia, Dowager Duchess of Calabria

  March 28, 2017 at 4:56 pm by

The Dowager Duchess of Calabria, born a Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1917, died on March 28 in Madrid. She was 99 years old. Infanta Alicia was the wife of the Infante Alfonso, Duke of Calabria, whom she married in 1936. The couple had three children: Princess Teresa María, Infante Carlos, Duke of Calabria, and Princess Inés María. The Infanta outlived her husband by 53 years, and her only son by 17 months. … Continue reading

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Prince Richard Farewelled In Bad Berleburg

  March 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm by

Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg was today farewelled in a funeral service at Bad Berleburg’s Evangelische Stadtkirche. His widow, Princess Benedikte, lead mourners from Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Jordan and Germany’s noble families. The day began with the transfer of the late Prince’s casket from Schloss Berleburg to the church. His wife, daughters, eldest grandchildren and siblings watched the ceremony from the Palace forecourt, as his only son – … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Richard Scheduled For March 21 in Bad Berleburg

  March 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm by

The funeral of Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will take place on Tuesday March 21, it has been confirmed by his family. It will be held at the Evangelische Stadtkirche in Bad Berleburg, the Prince’s hometown.  The service will be led by the Church’s pastor, Claudia Latzel-Binder. Prince Richard’s son-in-law, Alexander Johannsmann, husband of Princess Nathalie, confirmed to Billed-Bladet that the funeral will begin at 2pm. The Prince, who died at the age of 82 … Continue reading

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King Felipe Attends Funeral of Former Portuguese President

  January 10, 2017 at 5:32 pm by

Spain’s King Felipe VI today attended the state funeral of the former Portuguese President, Mário Soares, at the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon. He was joined at the service by Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, as well as a number of heads of state. The King offered his condolences to the family of President Soares, who died at the age of 92 on Saturday, upon his arrival at the Monastery. Earlier, the … Continue reading

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Thai Royal Chariot Sent For Repairs In Preparation For Royal Cremation

  January 9, 2017 at 9:58 pm by

The Royal Chariot that will be used in the cremation ceremony of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand has been removed from the Bangkok National Museum, with pieces of the vehicle being sent to the Traditional Arts Office in Nakhon Pathom for repair work. Built in 1795, the chariot – called Maha Phichai Ratcharot – carries the urn of deceased members of the royal family during the cremation ceremony. It is … Continue reading

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The Funeral of Prince Mikasa of Japan

  November 4, 2016 at 4:19 am by

The funeral of His Imperial Highness Prince Mikasa of Japan has taken place today at the Toshimagaoka Imperial Cemetery in Tokyo.  The solemn and sacred event was attended by  the late Prince’s widow and the Chief Mourner, Princess Yuriko, who was accompanied by her granddaughter Princess Akiko.  Other members of the Imperial Family, including Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown Princess Masako were also in attendance, together with Japan’s Prime Minister … Continue reading

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Royals Fly To Israel To Honour Late President Shimon Peres At Funeral Service

  September 30, 2016 at 2:01 pm by

Dozens of world leaders made the trip to Israel today to attend the funeral service for the country’s late former President, Shimon Peres. Included in the congregation were the Prince of Wales, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg and King Felipe VI of Spain. All three men wore traditional yarmulkes during the funeral and burial services at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. President Peres, who won a Nobel Peace Prize for … Continue reading

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Farewell Beloved Queen

  August 14, 2016 at 8:32 am by

The funeral of Her Majesty Queen Anne of Romania took place yesterday outside the former Royal Palace in Bucharest and attended by members of the Romanian Royal Family, members and representatives of foreign Royal Families, members of the Romanian Government and State Institutions and a large number of other dignitaries. Not least of all, the funeral was also witnessed by the people of Romania, thousands of whom joined the solemn gathering … Continue reading

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