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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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Catherine Middleton Receives Family Coat of Arms

  April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am by

Dating back to the 12th century when lords and knights displayed them on their shields during battle as a form of identification, coats of arms today have a different meaning and in most countries are not widely used by the general public. However, when you’re British and marrying the second-in-line to the throne, a coat of arms is a reflection on your family and becomes a part of your history. … Continue reading

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Clarence House Releases Names of Royal Bridal Party

  February 14, 2011 at 8:59 am by

Clarence House has issued a press release, announcing the names of the bridal party which will accompany Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton at their upcoming wedding. The bride and groom have chosen their respective younger siblings to be their main supporters – Prince William asked his brother, Prince Harry, to be his best man; while Miss Middleton asked her sister, Philippa, to be her maid of honour. There will … Continue reading

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Princess Marie’s Coat of Arms Revealed

  December 27, 2010 at 5:41 am by

The coat of arms of Denmark’s Princess Marie, and her father Alain Cavallier, were revealed earlier this month, when their crests were added to the walls of the Frederiksborg Palace Chapel. The Knights Chapel of the Royal Orders is where the crests of all individuals who have a Danish Royal Order are displayed. The two Danish Royal Orders are the Order of the Elephant, the country’s highest, and the Order … Continue reading

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Dutch Photo Session at Villa La Angostura

  December 20, 2010 at 2:44 pm by

On December 18, the Prince of Orange, Princess Maxima and their three little girls Amalia, Alexia and Ariane, left Holland for a trip to Argentina. They will spend the Christmas holiday in Argentina with the family of Princess Maxima. On Sunday morning, the family gave a photoshoot to the media. The family posed in the beautiful garden of ‘Residencia El Messidor’, the house of the governor of the province of … 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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Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz Engaged

  October 25, 2010 at 8:45 am by

The sister of Princess Mathilde, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz, is engaged. The information was made public on the death notice of Baroness Geneviève Bracht, née de Hemptinne, where among the grandchildren were listed: Baron Nicolas Janssen and his fiancée, Countess Hélène d’Udekem d’Acoz. Is is not yet known when and where the wedding will take place. The groom’s parents are Baron Daniel Janssen and Baroness Therese Bracht. Nicholas’ maternal grandfather, … 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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Prince Albert opens Da Vinci Exposition and Chairs the Electric Car Summit

  September 24, 2010 at 8:18 am by

The Association Dante Alighieri Monaco joined with the Association Monaco-Italie under the grand canopy of the Grimaldi Forum for a historic exposition of Leonardo da Vinci’s Atlantic Code. The exposition of 1200 drawings from Milan’s Biblioteca Ambrosiana, has been held at the Grimaldi Forum from 2-24 September 2010. Of course, we have to thank Prince Albert II for his patronage of this exposition. But there is also a Casiraghi connection. … Continue reading

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Ingrid Alexandra’s First Day of School

  August 19, 2010 at 8:13 am by

Today was a big day for Norway’s Princess Ingrid Alexandra: it was her first day of school in the Jansløkka school in Asker. Ingrid was accompanied by her parents, her grandfather King Harald and her grandmother Marit Tjessem when she arrived at twelve noon. The Princess will be in the “green group” with 21 other pupils. All children who were starting school today were welcomed by the rector and were … Continue reading

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Victoria & Daniel’s Wedding – Reception

  June 21, 2010 at 8:27 am by

The official reception celebrating the marriage of Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel was hosted by the King and Queen, and went until the wee hours of the morning. The bride and groom entered the main hall of the Palace, before they and their guests tucked into sumptuous dinner consisting of Norwegian lobster, Landö char, Sirloin of veal from Stenhammar and strawberry mousse. Throughout the various portions of the evening which … Continue reading

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Prince Harry Earns His Wings, Set to Train on Apache Helicopters

  May 8, 2010 at 8:21 pm by

Britain’s Prince Harry earned his wings Friday to mark his graduation from the army’s pilot course. He was presented with his wings by his father Prince Charles as friends, family and girlfriend Chelsy Davy looked on. During the ceremony at the AAC’s Army Aviation Centre at Middle Wallop, Hampshire, Harry switched his hats from a red and black to a pale blue cap. That meant the Prince has moved from … Continue reading

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Parker-Bowles Clan Welcomes Another Baby

  March 8, 2010 at 9:30 pm by

The Parker-Bowleses have welcomed another baby into their clan – the Duchess of Cornwall’s son, Tom, and his wife Sara announced the birth of their second child recently. The newborn, a baby boy, was born on February 28th and named Freddy. He joins big sister Lola, born in October 2007. Freddy is the third grandson of the Duchess, whose daughter Laura welcomed twin boys in late December.

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Countess of Frederiksborg’s Father Passes Away

  January 13, 2010 at 8:28 pm by

Richard Manley, the 85-year-old father of HE the Countess of Frederiksborg, passed away earlier this week in a Vienna hospital. A statement released by the Countess stated that she, her two sisters and her mother Christa were by Mr Manley’s bedside when he passed, following a short illness. A funeral will take place in private on an undisclosed date. The Manleys moved to Mrs Manley’s hometown of Vienna, Austria in … Continue reading

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Prince William’s Visit to Lincolnshire

  January 11, 2010 at 3:45 pm by

Monday was a busy day for Prince William. He was in Lincolnshire for a total of three visits – one to a hospital, another to a school, and then finally the Royal Air Force in Coningsby. In the morning, William went to St. Barnabas Hospice with his aunt, Lady Sarah McCorquodale, elder sister to the late Princess Diana and who is the High Sheriff of Lincolnshire. The Prince spent over … Continue reading

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Laura Lopes Delivers Twin Boys

  January 3, 2010 at 8:21 am by

Laura Lopes, the daughter of the Duchess of Cornwall, gave birth to twin boys on December 30th. The newborns, Laura’s second and third children with husband Harry (daughter Eliza was born in January 2008), have been named Gus and Louis. Clarence House confirmed the news, adding that “mother and sons are doing well.” The spokesperson also said that the Duchess was “absolutely delighted” by the new additions, and that the … Continue reading

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“CARE”: Royals selling coffee and cakes

  October 19, 2009 at 2:52 pm by

Yesterday Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit sold coffee and cakes outside their residence Skaugum for the sake of CARE. Their children and Mette-Marit’s brother Espen Hoiby were also seen during this event. Crown Prince Haakon is a patron of the charity campaign CARE. The money from this year’s television campaign will be used to provide the world’s poorest women the opportunity to fend for themselves. About Care: Care’s … Continue reading

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Old News About Queen Paola’s Father Makes Headlines

  October 13, 2009 at 5:13 am by

A new book about the father of Belgium’s Queen Paolo is set to hit bookstands in the coming weeks. In it, the authors ‘reveal’ that Paola’s father was a senator from 1934 till 1944, during the time Mussolini’s fascist party was in power. Don Fulco, who was a hero from WWI, was put on trial in 1945 and found guilty for co-responsibility for the crimes of Fascism. The authors presented … Continue reading

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Mathilde’s Family Settles Financial Disagreement

  September 25, 2009 at 6:31 pm by

After 26 years, the feud between the d’Udekem d’Acoz family finally has been settled. The feud started 26 years ago when Mathilde’s paternal grandmother, countess Suzanne d’Outryve d’Ydewalle, died. The devision of the family fortune started fierce discussions and disagreements between her sons Henri, Raoul and Patrick, Mathilde’s father. ‘The properties and money have been devided fairly. The lawsuits are over’, count Henri d’Udekem d’Acoz told the Flemish press. He … Continue reading

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