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New Official Portrait of Queen Elizabeth Unveiled

  September 29, 2012 at 2:32 pm by

A new portrait of the Queen to celebrate her Diamond Jubilee has been unveiled in Australia. Painted by Australian-born artist Ralph Heimans, it depicts the Queen in the Sacrarium of Westminster Abbey. The magnificent artwork shows the Queen in a moment of solitary reflection at the centre circle of the Cosmati pavement, exactly where she was crowned over 60 years ago. The Cosmati pavement is the spot ever English monarch … Continue reading

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The Princess of Asturias Turns 40

  September 16, 2012 at 7:00 am by

September 15th, 2012 Her Royal Highness Doña Letizia, Princess of Asturias celebrated her 40th Birthday yesterday. The future Queen Consort of Spain was born on September 15th, 1972 in Oviedo, Asturias. Prior to her marriage to Prince Felipe in 2004, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano worked as a journalist. The news of her engagement to the Prince was announced in November 2003 and caught many royal watchers by complete surprise. The couple … Continue reading

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Happy Name Day, Estelle!

  August 15, 2012 at 8:44 am by

Today, August 15th, is the name day of Princess Estelle of Sweden. To celebrate the infant’s first name day, the Swedish Royal Court published a new photograph of Estelle with her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The image was taken at Haga Palace by Kate Gabor, the photographer who took the first official photographs of the Crown Princess Family. Each day of the year, except for six (seven … Continue reading

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Princess Astrid Celebrates Fiftieth Birthday

  June 6, 2012 at 9:16 am by

Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este yesterday celebrated her fiftieth birthday. To mark the occasion, the Belgian Royal Court released a series of portraits of Princess Astrid and her husband, Prince Lorenz. A birthday party was also held on Saturday June 2nd at the Royal Palace of Laeken, which was attended by Princess Astrid’s children, parents, and her younger brother with his family. During the luncheon, the Princess was … Continue reading

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Queen Elizabeth’s Portrait With 2012 Cupcakes

  May 11, 2012 at 6:11 am by

The main celebrations of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee may still be weeks away, but tributes continue pouring. Alongside numerous exhibitions and commemorative events all over the world, there are also some fairly unusual ones. And perhaps none is more tastefully done as the giant portrait created by Dr. Oetker using 2012 cupcakes. It is not only dream come true for everyone with sweet tooth, it’s also actually a rather good … Continue reading

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Princess Mary’s “Pop Art” Portrait

  May 7, 2012 at 6:05 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday unveiled a new portrait during an event on Children’s Aid Day. As patron of Børnehjælpsdagen, the Children’s Aid Foundation, the Princess unveiled a portrait of herself painted by Romero Britto. Mr Britto, a Brazilian artist, is well-known for his pop art style of portraits, featuring abstract shapes and bright colours. He has previously painted Princess Charléne of Monaco. Princess Mary wore a recycled deep purple dress … Continue reading

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Princess Mary At Prize Ceremony, New Portraits of Queen

  April 19, 2012 at 8:51 am by

Crown Princess Mary yesterday was present for the awards ceremony of the ‘Little Brother’ prize of the Children’s Aid Foundation. She is the patron of the foundation. The ceremony took place at the Copenhagen Town Hall, where Niklas Matthiassen and Birger Steen Hansen were presented with the 2012 edition of the prize. Mr Matthiassen was awarded the ‘Little Brother’ prize for his work with physically and mentally disabled children through … Continue reading

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Royal Court Releases New Photos of Newborn Estelle

  March 26, 2012 at 10:28 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has just published a series of three photos of the newest member of the Swedish Royal Family, Princess Estelle. The photos were taken at Haga Palace by Kate Gabor. The series features a family shot, and then individual photos of the newborn with each of her parents, Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Princess Estelle was born on February 23rd and is second in line for … Continue reading

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Photos of Denmark’s Little Princess Released

  March 21, 2012 at 5:43 am by

The Danish Royal Court has published the long-awaited photographs of Denmark’s newest royal – the infant daughter of Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. The series of photographs, taken at Schackenborg Palace by Steen Brogaard, feature the little princess with her parents and older brothers, Princes Nikolai, Felix and Henrik. The infant was born on January 24th, and will be christened on May 20th.

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First Photos of Princess Estelle

  February 27, 2012 at 7:33 am by

The Swedish Royal Court has published the first portraits of Princess Estelle, the newborn daughter of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. The series of three photos were taken at Haga Palace over the weekend, and are believed to have been shot by King Carl XVI Gustaf. In the photos, Princess Estelle wears a cardigan knitted by Alice Sommerlath, the late mother of Queen Silvia. Princess Estelle was born on … Continue reading

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The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Portrait

  February 5, 2012 at 8:52 pm by

The British Royal Court has published two new portraits of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh to mark the sixtieth anniversary of the Queen’s accession, which occurs tomorrow, February 6th. The portraits were taken in December by Mr John Swannell, who has photographed members of the Royal Family on multiple occassions, including the Golden Jubilee portrait in 2002. One portrait shows the Queen alone, and then with her … Continue reading

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Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 8th birthday

  January 21, 2012 at 8:50 am by

Today, January 21st, Princess Ingrid Alexandra celebrates her 8th birthday. She was born at Rikshospitalet University Hospital in Oslo in 2004 as first child of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has a son Marius from a previous relationship who lives with the Crown Princely Family. She is second in line for the Norwegian throne, after her father. Her godparents are His Majesty The King, His Royal Highness … Continue reading

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Exhibitions par deux Continue Accession Festivities

  January 11, 2012 at 9:49 pm by

Two exhibition openings in Denmark today have continued Queen Margrethe II’s fortieth jubilee festivities. The first exhibition was held at the Museum of National History at Frederiksborg Castle in Hillerød, and was entitled Regent of 40 Years – Queen Margrethe 1972-2012. The Queen was accompanied by Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and Prince Christian for the event. The royals were given a tour of the exhibition, which … Continue reading

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First Birthday of Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine

  January 8, 2012 at 4:19 pm by

HRH Prince Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and HRH Princess Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda of Denmark, the third and fourth children of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary, are celebrating their first birthday today, 8 January. Pictures of the twin Prince and Princess, including one with their parents and older brother and sister, Prince Christian and Princess Isabella, were released. The christening of the twins took place on 14 April. … Continue reading

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New Interview with Princess Marie

  December 30, 2011 at 12:37 am by

HRH Princess Marie of Denmark has given an interview to Danish newspaper Jyllands Posten recently. The interview also featured a new series of photographs of the Princess. In the interview, which took place at Schackenborg Palace on December 6th, Princess Marie discusses her selection of patronages, life between Schackenborg and Copenhagen, and being a royal mother. Some excerpts of the interview are below: On her patronages: “The biggest priviledge is … Continue reading

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Danish and Spanish Royals Release Annual Christmas Cards

  December 22, 2011 at 8:42 am by

The Danish and Spanish Royal Courts have released their annual Christmas cards. Both sets were released last week. Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik chose a photograph of themselves in Greenland earlier this year as their card, and the Crown Princely Couple featured a black and white snap of their four children – Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine – for their Christmas greeting. The Crown Princely … Continue reading

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Prince Akishino Turns 46, Calls for Emperor ‘Retirement Age’

  December 2, 2011 at 12:33 am by

HIH Prince Akishino of Japan, the second son of HIM Emperor Akihito, celebrated his forty-sixth birthday on November 30th, with a press conference at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace. When discussing the events of 2011, including the March 11 earthquake and tsunami disaster, the Prince spoke of his father’s many official duties. “When you pass a certain age, it gradually becomes difficult for people to do various things,” he said, after asking … Continue reading

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New Official Picture of the Crown Princely Family of Denmark

  November 18, 2011 at 3:46 pm by

Just days before the official visit of the Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Denmark to Australia starts, the Danish Royal Court released a new family picture of the Crown Princely Couple and their four children, 6 year old Prince Christian, 4 and a half year old Princess Isabella, and 10 month old twins, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine. The picture was taken by Steen Evald in Frederik VIII’s Palace, Amalienborg, and … Continue reading

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Princess Elisabeth’s 10th Birthday

  October 25, 2011 at 12:05 am by

On May 07, 2001, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium officially announced the first pregnancy of Princess Mathilde (Image). Their first child, daughter Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène, was born on October 25, 2001 at 9:58pm at the Eramus Hospital in Anderlecht, Brussels. At birth, she weighed 2.9 kg (6.4 lb) and was 49.5 cm (19.5 in) long (Image). A week after she was born, Elisabeth left the hospital with … Continue reading

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Official picture and itinerary for the visit of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge to Canada

  June 28, 2011 at 4:46 am by

Clarence House has released an official picture of TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marking TRH’s visit to Canada from June 30 till July 8, 2011. Clarence House also released a statement from the Duke concerning the visit to Canada: “Catherine and I are very much looking forward to our Tour of Canada. We hope to be able to meet as many people as possible and to see as … Continue reading

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