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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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Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Announces Divorce

  May 18, 2017 at 10:32 am by

A press release from the Danish Royal Court has this morning announced that Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, have made the decision to divorce. “It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but have come to a point where we must acknowledge that we have grown apart. We end our marriage, but stay together in parenthood. The whole family, … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Returns To Work After Prince Richard’s Death

  April 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Princess Benedikte of Denmark has returned to official engagements following the death of her husband, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, last month. She attended a board meeting of the Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant at the restaurant Nimb in Tivoli on Thursday. It was attended by five other members of the board. The meeting was the Princess’s first public engagement since Prince Richard’s death on March 14.

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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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Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittenstein-Berleburg Has Died, Aged 82

  March 14, 2017 at 5:30 am by

The Danish Royal Court has announced the sudden death of His Highness Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg overnight at his home in Bad Berleburg. “It is with great sadness that I, on behalf of Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte, have to announce that His Highness Prince Richard has died. His Highness died suddenly at the castle in Berleburg last night, Monday March 13,” the statement issued by the Princess’s private … Continue reading

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A Jaunty Chapeau For Princess Benedikte As She Opens New School Building

  March 7, 2017 at 4:19 pm by

Princess Benedikte spiced up the simple grey tweed skirt suit she wore to the opening of the Copenhagen International School’s new building today, by adding several eye-catching accessories. The Princess added a larger fur collar to the jacket, along with a purple handbag that matched her felt asymmetrical hat that featured a leopard trim around the base of the crown. She spent time in various classrooms of the new building, … Continue reading

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Queen Margrethe Hosts Gala Banquet For Visiting President of Iceland

  January 24, 2017 at 9:05 pm by

The Queen of Denmark hosted Tuesday evening a gala banquet at Amalienborg in honour of the visiting President of Iceland, Guðni Thorlacius Jóhannesson, on the first day of his state visit to the country. Prince Henrik, the Crown Prince Couple, Prince Joachim and Princess Marie, and Princess Benedikte were all present for the banquet, as was Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen and other members of the Danish government. Guests feasted … Continue reading

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The Three Danish Sisters Present Queen Ingrid’s Honorary Grant

  October 26, 2016 at 8:26 pm by

This evening at the Tivoli Concert Hall, the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark’s three daughters presented her Honorary Grant that is awarded biennially to a dancer and a musician. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece presented Andreas Kaas, a dancer in the Danish Royal Ballet, and Signe Eeg, a jazz singer, with the 2016 edition of the grant during the performance of Alvin … Continue reading

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We Go To Rio: Olympics Flashback – Beijing 2008

  August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Four years prior to London 2012, there was Beijing 2008… Even before becoming the country’s Princess, Charlene Wittstock was already showing the Monaco team her support – seen above with Prince Albert at the Opening Ceremony. Spain’s future King and Queen wave to the Spanish athletes as they march around the stadium during the Opening Ceremony. Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg competes in the Dressage Grand Prix (in the Team Dressage, she won a … Continue reading

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Danes Partake in Summer Photo Session at Graasten

  July 15, 2016 at 3:26 pm by

The Danish Royal Family has had their annual summer photo session at Graasten Palace, posing for photographs on the steps of the palace as the unfriendly weather made the gardens a no-go zones. Joining the Queen, Prince Henrik and the Crown Princely Family were Princess Benedikte’s children, Prince Gustav and his partner Carina Axelsson, and Princess Alexandra with her husband Jefferson and daughter Ingrid. The younger children, Prince Vincent and Princess … Continue reading

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Royals In Germany For CHIO Aachen Opening

  July 12, 2016 at 5:02 pm by

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden joined Princess Benedikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg at the opening of the CHIO Aachen equestrian event in Aachen, Germany today. It is the largest equestrian event in the world. The Queen, wearing a vibrant red outfit, officially opened the event, delivering a speech in front of the 40,000-strong audience after she and the King arrived in a horse-drawn carriage. Sweden is the partner country of … Continue reading

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Princess Nathalie Not Going To Rio

  June 20, 2016 at 9:00 am by

In an interview with Der Westen, Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has confirmed she will not be competing for Denmark at the Rio Olympics in August, as she does not feel that her horse is stable enough to participate at that standard. “For the Olympics, you need a stable horse – and on Saturday in the Grand Prix Special [at the 2016 Danish Dressage Championships in Broholm], I saw that Fabienne [her 18-year-old … Continue reading

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Princess Mary Launches Women Deliver Conference in Copenhagen

  May 16, 2016 at 7:31 pm by

The 2016 Women Deliver conference focusing on the “health, rights and wellbeing of girls and women” was opened this afternoon in Copenhagen by Crown Princess Mary, who is patron of the conference. During her speech, Mary spoke of what still needs to be done for women’s equality around the globe, and how it is important for men to be involved in the process. “This agenda is not a woman’s agenda but … Continue reading

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Princess Lilly’s Mother’s Day Surprise: “A Mother Can Hardly Wish For More”

  May 9, 2016 at 5:47 pm by

Schloss Bückeburg, the fairytale-like seat of the Schaumburg-Lippe family, never looked better than yesterday, when the sympathetic Fürst Alexander (aka “Schaumi”) celebrated the opening of the restaurant in the park of the castle. The party was attended by the Fürst’s sparkly ex-wife, Princess Marie-Louise ‘Lilly’ of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and their son Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus (b. 1994).  Princess Lilly’s presence was not a coinsidence: the restaurant is re-named ‘Lilly’s’. It was … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Attends Inauguration Concert at St Peter’s

  April 10, 2016 at 7:02 pm by

A centuries-old church organ that was restored over a 25-year period was today inaugurated at St Peter’s Church in Næstved with Princess Benedikte present. The Princess, wearing a navy blue coat over a pale frock with a grey hat, attended the concert that was performed by the church’s choir and organist Christian Kampmann Larsen. The organ dates back to 1586 and its refurbishment has cost 4.6millionDKK. Today, Princess Benedikte attended the … Continue reading

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A New Tiara for Crown Princess Mary

  March 16, 2016 at 2:24 pm by

Yesterday evening tiaras came out in Copenhagen when Queen Margrethe hosted a festive dinner for Art and Culture. Crown Princess Mary used the occasion to wear a new diamond tiara for the first time. The diamond tiara obviously is an antique jewel, but the origins are unknown. It hasn’t been seen on a member of the royal family before, so it can be assumed that it was newly acquired for, … Continue reading

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Art & Culture Gala in Copenhagen Sees A Tiara Debut

  March 15, 2016 at 10:19 pm by

Queen Margrethe of Denmark may have been the host of this evening’s gala dinner at Christiansborg Palace for members of the art and culture community, but one of her daughters-in-law stole the show in a brand new diamond tiara. Crown Princess Mary opted to use the event for her new tiara’s debut, though it is not the first time the piece has been seen on the 44-year-old – she first … Continue reading

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Princess Lilly Goes To Hollywood … And Shows Off Her Shoes

  February 29, 2016 at 8:40 am by

Princess Lilly of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attended Elton John’s 24th annual AIDS Foundation Oscar’s Viewing Party in West-Hollywood. The event was sponsored by jeweller Bulgari, for which the bubbly princess is a brand ambassador. Princess Lilly -short for Marie-Louise- married Fürst Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe in 1993. The couple had one son, Heinrich-Donatus (b. 1994), before they divorced in 2002. The princess remarried in 2003 to the American designer Lambros Milona. Together they … Continue reading

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Carina Axelsson Receives Royal Support at Book Forum

  November 7, 2015 at 3:37 pm by

Carina Axelsson, the long-time partner of Hereditary Prince Gustaf zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, presented the Danish version of her Model Under Cover book series during the Copenhagen Book Fair held over the weekend at the Bella Centre in Copenhagen. Thank you to everyone who came out to join my #modelundercover event at the Copenhagen Book Fair! And thank you to the super talented Danish actress, @ellenhillingsoe, for reading and moderating our event! I had … Continue reading

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