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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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The Prince of Asturias Awards 2013

  November 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias presided over the prestigious Prince of Asturias awards ceremony in Oviedo, the capital of Asturias in northern Spain last week. The Royal Couple arrived on a wet Thursday October 24th and attended a series of audiences at the Reconquita Hotel in Oviedo. Later that evening, Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia attended a gala concert at the Principe Felipe Auditorium. After the concert, the couple … Continue reading

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New Photos Published of Prince George

  August 19, 2013 at 11:50 pm by

Kensington Palace has released two new photos of the Cambridge family. The two photographs were taken by the Duchess of Cambridge’s father, Michael Middleton, at the Middleton family home in Bucklebury. They show William and Catherine with Prince George, and family pets Lupo and Tilly, in the home’s back garden. The photographs were apparently taken earlier in August. Prince George was born on July 22nd, at St Mary’s Hospital in … Continue reading

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Is the Spanish Monarchy in Crisis?

  April 13, 2013 at 5:57 am by

April 13th, 2013 Is the Spanish Monarchy in crisis? Many royal watchers are commenting on the current Annus horribilis of the Spanish Borbóns, and 2012 was not a good year either. The current ongoing investigation surrounding Iñaki Urdangarin in an alleged corruption scandal saw his wife, Infanta Cristina, being formally named as a suspect in the case. The fact that a Spanish Infanta has to appear in court has damaged … Continue reading

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Camilla Greeted by her Grandsons on a Visit to Marlborough

  October 20, 2012 at 3:12 pm by

The Duchess of Cornwall visited Marlborough, Wiltshire, as part of the ongoing Diamond Jubilee tours. During her visit, she unveiled a 10ft long mosaic – part of the town’s local history exhibition – which was designed by local children. The Duchess also had a guided tour of the prison cells at Marlborough Town Hall, which she described as “spooky”. A 200-strong crowd had gathered to greet the Duchess. Delighted, Camilla … Continue reading

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Presentation and Christening of Princess Luisa

  September 29, 2012 at 12:53 pm by

The Duke and Duchess of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie, presented their daughter, Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, to the Basilica Santa Maria della Steccata in Parma on 28 September 2012 in the presence of among others, Prince Jaime, Princess Margarita and Tjalling ten Cate, Princess Carolina and Albert Brenninkmeijer, and Hans and Ank Gualtherie van Weezel. The parents of Princess Annemarie, Hans and Ank, received the Order of Gran Priore … Continue reading

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Confirmation of Marius Borg Høiby

  September 2, 2012 at 10:41 pm by

Today, September 2nd, 2012, Marius Borg Høiby was confirmed in Asker Church. He is the son of Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Morten Borg, and was born on January 13th, 1997, before the Crown Princess’ relationship with Crown Prince Haakon. The families of both his mother and father were present at the confirmation, including also King Harald and Queen Sonja, Princess Ingrid Alexandra and Prince Sverre Magnus as well as his … Continue reading

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Countess Alix de Lannoy Passes Away

  August 27, 2012 at 9:19 am by

Countess Alix de Lannoy, the mother of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume’s fiancée Stéphanie, passed away yesterday, the Grand Ducal Court confirmed today. The Countess, aged 70, passed away after suffering a stroke. She was born on September 20, 1941 and married Count Philippe de Lannoy in July 1965. The Countess is survived by her husband, eight children and numerous grandchildren.

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‘Spot the Royals’ at Wimbledon Gentlemen’s Final

  July 9, 2012 at 12:17 am by

It was a game of ‘spot the royals’ in the Royal Box at Wimbledon yesterday afternoon, as Roger Federer and Andy Murray battled it out for the Gentlemen’s Singles Title. The Duchess of Cambridge was joined by her sister, Philippa Middleton, arriving in a Duchess-driven Land Rover. The two sisters sat in the front row of the Box, and watched the match with smiles on their faces. The Duchess wore … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot 2012: Days 3, 4 and 5

  June 25, 2012 at 11:35 pm by

Time for a report on Royal Ascot Day 3 to 5. Some pretty exciting things happened, from a victory from one of the Queen’s horses (her 21st victory at Royal Ascot), to a brilliant performance from Black Caviar. Queen Elizabeth attended each day with various members of her family joining her in support. Day 3 The Ladies Day at Ascot started amid rain and forecasts of a thunderstorm. The Queen … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina, Children Return to Spain for Funeral

  May 12, 2012 at 7:20 am by

Vitoria – May 12th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Infanta Cristina of Spain, Duchess of Palma and her four children, Don Juan Valentín, Don Pablo Nicolás, Don Miguel and Doña Irene Urdangarín, have returned to Spain for the funeral of the children’s paternal grandfather. The father of the Duke of Palma, Juan María Urdangarín, died on Thursday, May 10th aged 79, following a long illness. His son, Don Inaki Urdangarín, had … Continue reading

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The Duke of Palma’s Father Passes Away

  May 11, 2012 at 1:25 am by

Vitoria – May 10th, 2012 Juan María Urdangarín, the father of Don Iñaki Urdangarin, the Duke of Palma has passed away aged 79 in Vitoria. Its believed that the Duke’s father had been suffering from a serious illness and his condition deteriorated over the past few months. Juan María Urdangarín is survived by his Belgian wife, Claire Liebaert and seven children.

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Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel – July/August Events

  September 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm by

13th July – Victoria and Daniel visited Borgholm, and received two lime trees as wedding gifts. The trees were a gift from Borgholm’s municipality, and they were planted to the Borgholm market square. 23rd July – Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel attended the wedding Prince Rashid and Zina Shaban in Amman. 24th July – Victoria and Daniel attended a memorial service for the victims of the attacks in Norway. 2nd … Continue reading

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It’s a Nice Day for a White Wedding

  August 21, 2011 at 6:47 am by

No, we’re not going to break into Billy Idol. But white weddings were the place-to-be for our Scandinavian royals yesterday, August 20th. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, various members of the respective royal houses headed to the chapel to witness their friends say “I Do”. Just east of the Danish city of Vejle, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary attended the wedding of Anders Kirk Johansen, the grandson of … Continue reading

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Wedding of Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz & Baron Nicolas Janssen

  June 23, 2011 at 9:55 am by

Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz married Baron Nicolas Janssen on May 31, 2011 (civil) and on June 11, 2011 (religious). Among those present from the bride’s side, were the mother of the bride, Countess Anna d’Udekem d’Acoz, née Countess Maria Komorowska, the sisters and brother of the bride, Princess Mathilde of  Belgium, née Countess d’Udekem d’Acoz, with her husband Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant, and their children, Princesses Elisabeth and Eléonore, and Princes Gabriel … Continue reading

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Royal Fashion Highlights at Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 11:52 pm by

Day One: Ascot week started with the daily carriage procession, lead by the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh in the first carriage, and included the Duke of York, the Princesses of York, the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall. Also been spotted that day were Princess Anne with Timothy Laurence, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, Princess Haya of Jordan with her husband Sheikh Mohammed and Prince … Continue reading

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Royal Ascot 2011

  June 21, 2011 at 3:02 pm by

After celebrating Prince Phillip’s 90th Birthday over the weekend, The Royal Family were out in full force again last week as day one of Ascot kicked off. The Queen, Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie arrived together in horse-drawn carriages to celebrate the event’s 300th year. You also saw Princess Anne, her husband Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence, The Earl and Countess of Wessex and Prince Michael … Continue reading

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Grand Duchess’ Brother in Coma

  May 30, 2011 at 2:14 am by

The elder brother of Luxembourg’s Grand Duchess Maria Teresa is critically ill in a Florida hospital. Antonio Mestre, 58, is currently in a coma after suffering from cardiovascular problems over the weekend. He is being monitored by doctors, and his condition has been described as “alarming” by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Court. The Grand Duchess will travel to Florida early this week to be with her brother, meaning she will … Continue reading

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Princess Lalla Salma Voted Most Elegant Woman at Royal Wedding

  May 16, 2011 at 9:33 pm by

If you watched the recent royal wedding, you might have caught a glimpse of Morocco’s Princess Lalla Salma, wife of King Mohamed VI. Readers of the UK’s celebrity magazine Hello! have voted the Fez-born princess as the most elegant woman at the wedding in London on 29 April. “The North African beauty — dressed in a pale pink and gold caftan, the traditional clothing of her native country — easily … Continue reading

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William & Catherine’s Wedding – Arrival of Bridal Party & Ceremony

  April 30, 2011 at 10:26 am by

Miss Catherine Middleton exited the Goring Hotel with her father, Michael Middleton, at 10:52 in a Rolls Royce Phantom VI belonging to the royal family. Photographers clamoured to get the first image of the royal bride-to-be in her wedding gown. As the bridal vehicle made its way to Westminster Abbey, royal watchers were squinting away to identify the tiara sitting underneath Miss Middleton’s veil – and also get a better … Continue reading

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