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New Swedish Prince Named Alexander

  April 21, 2016 at 5:40 am by

In a special council meeting at the Royal Palace in Stockholm a short time ago, King Carl Gustaf announced that his newborn grandson has been given the name Alexander. Prince Alexander’s middle names are Erik Hubertus Bertil, and his grandfather bestowed upon him the duchy of Södermanland. Erik is the name of the infant’s maternal grandfather, Hubertus is for his parental grandfather (one of the King’s middle names is Hubertus) and Bertil … Continue reading

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Prince Henrik Gives Up ‘Prince Consort’ Title As Part of Retirement

  April 14, 2016 at 9:56 am by

A few of our eagle-eyed members noticed yesterday that Prince Henrik was referred to as ‘Prins Henrik’ not his former means of address ‘Prinsgemal’ (Prince Consort) on his biography page on the Danish Royal Family’s official website, and on the guest list for last night’s Mexican state visit gala. And it is indeed true, as confirmed by the Court’s Head of Communications, Lene Balleby, to TV2 this morning. “Prince Henrik in … Continue reading

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A Duchy Fit For A Royal Baby

  February 26, 2016 at 6:30 am by

With the birth of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel’s second child drawing closer and closer (and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s first child due shortly after), speculation on what name and duchy the baby will be given has begun to gather speed – will he or she be given one with a close familial link, or will one of the six provinces to never have a royal duke … Continue reading

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New Decree Issued Regarding Titles of the Belgian Royals

  November 24, 2015 at 3:44 pm by

A new decree has been issued in Belgium regulating the titles of members of the royal family, superseding the decree issued in 1991 by King Baudouin. Going forward, only children and grandchildren of the monarch and the heir to the throne will received the title Prince or Princess of Belgium. This means that King Philippe’s younger children – Princes Gabriel and Emmanuel and Princess Eleonore – will only be able … Continue reading

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Further Statements Regarding Romania’s Former Prince Nicolae

  August 13, 2015 at 1:52 am by

Following Monday’s announcement that King Michael of Romania had removed his grandson, Nicholas, from the succession to the defunct Romanian throne, as well as stripping him of his title, much discussion was had – and is still being had – about the circumstances of why the action was taken. Nicholas Medforth-Mills released a statement of his own on the matter, stating that “this decision, which I accept, comes after a … Continue reading

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King Michael of Romania Removes Grandson’s Title and Succession Rights

  August 10, 2015 at 12:01 pm by

The former King of Romania and the current Head of the Romanian Royal Family, Michael I, has made the decision to remove from his grandson, Nicolae, his title and succession rights to the defunct Romanian throne. “On August 1, 2015, His Majesty King Michael signed a document withdrawing from his grandson, Nicolae, son of Princess Elena, the title ‘Prince of Romania’ and the style ‘Royal Highness’. The King also excluded … Continue reading

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Swedish Prince Named Nicolas Paul Gustaf

  June 17, 2015 at 11:08 am by

King Carl XVI Gustaf has revealed the name of his newborn grandson, son of Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, during a cabinet meeting held at the Royal Palace of Stockholm a short time ago. Prince Nicolas Paul Gustaf has also been given the title Duke of Ångermanland by his grandfather. The newborn Prince was born on Monday afternoon and is the second child of Princess Madeleine and Mr O’Neill. He is … Continue reading

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Infanta Cristina Stripped of Palma de Mallorca Dukedom

  June 12, 2015 at 2:56 am by

King Felipe VI of Spain has stripped his sister, Infanta Cristina, of her royal dukedom. A spokesperson for the royal court confirmed the news last night: “The Official Journal of the state will tomorrow publish a royal decree by which His Majesty the King will revoke the use of the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca by Her Royal Highness the Infanta Cristina.” View image | gettyimages.com A royal … Continue reading

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Carl Philip and Sofia Celebrate Marriage Banns

  May 17, 2015 at 9:55 pm by

Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and his fiancee Sofia Hellqvist have celebrated their marriage banns this morning, in a ceremony at the Palace Chapel of the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Accompanied by their closest family and representatives of official Sweden, the couple stated their intention to marry in the ceremony which is traditionally designed to allow members of the public to express valid reasons why the marriage should not take … Continue reading

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Thai Royal In-Laws Stripped Of Royally-Bestowed Name

  November 30, 2014 at 8:19 am by

The Crown Prince of Thailand, Maha Vajiralongkorn, has officially stripped his wife’s family of the royally-bestowed name that he gave them upon their marriage. Princess Srirasmi’s family members have been using the surname Akharaphongpreecha, but have been ordered to revert “back to their old family name”, an official statement from the Thai court said. The move comes after seven of the Princess’ close relatives, including four siblings and an uncle, were arrested … Continue reading

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Title For the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge’s Child

  July 8, 2013 at 10:28 am by

Buckingham Palace has announced today that the child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will get the title Prince or Princess of Cambridge. A palace spokesman said, “The royal couple’s child will officially be known as His or Her Royal Highness the Prince or Princess of Cambridge.” The Mayor of Cambridge, Councillor Paul Saunders, said “It is a great honour and I’m sure the people of Cambridge will appreciate … Continue reading

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New Title For Qatar’s Ex-Ruler

  June 29, 2013 at 10:14 am by

The Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, has issued a decree giving his father, Qatar’s ex-ruler, Sheikh Hamad, a title. The official Qatari news agency (QNA) said in a statement, “The decree set the official title of former Emir Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani as the Emir father.” Sheikh Hamad ruled Qatar for 18 years and abdicated on June 24, 2013 in favour of his son.

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No Title for Christopher O’Neill

  May 17, 2013 at 10:08 am by

The Swedish Marshal of the Realm, Svante Lindqvist, today announced that Christopher O’Neill, the fiance of Princess Madeleine, will not be receiving a royal title upon his June 8 marriage, in accordance with both title requirements and his own wishes. Mr O’Neill intends to not apply for Swedish citizenship and also continue with his career following his marriage. As the royal family’s policy regarding who can be a member of the … Continue reading

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William and Kate’s Children to be Princes and Princesses

  January 9, 2013 at 1:19 pm by

The Queen issued the first Letters Patent of 2013 by granting all the future children of William and Kate the style of Royal Highness and titles of Princes and Princesses. The Letters Patent was issued on December 31, 2012 and made public on January 9, 2013 – the birthday of the Duchess of Cambridge. The text reads: “The Queen has been pleased by Letters Patent under the Great Seal of … Continue reading

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The Prince of Viana Culture Awards 2012

  June 11, 2012 at 8:51 am by

Navarre – June 6th, 2012 Their Royal Highnesses The Prince and Princess of Asturias were in Navarre on June 6th to preside over the Prince of Viana Culture Awards 2012. The royal couple arrived at the Benedictine Monastery of San Salvador of Leyre in northern Navarre, Spain and they were accompanied by the Spanish Minister for Education,The Archbishop of Pamplona and the Abbot of San Salvador of Leyre. Among the … Continue reading

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Royal Family Comes Out as Duke Reaches 90

  June 13, 2011 at 7:48 am by

The British Royal Family was out in force yesterday, attending a special church service at St George’s Chapel, Windsor to mark the Duke of Edinburgh’s nintieth birthday, which was on June 10. The private service for around 750 guests was attended by the four children of the Duke of Edinburgh and Queen Elizabeth II – the Prince of Wales, the Princess Royal, the Duke of York and the Earl of … Continue reading

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Former Romanian King Breaks Ties with German Princely House

  May 12, 2011 at 11:15 am by

King Michael I, the 89-year-old former King of Romania, issued a royal decree on Tuesday May 10th, stating that the Romanian Royal Family would no longer be connected to the House of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, the German Princely House from whom the royal family descends. A press release issued by the royal family stated that the King had decided to break  all “historic and dynastic links” with the Hohenzollerns, and that the … Continue reading

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Prince William Becomes Duke of Cambridge

  April 29, 2011 at 3:05 am by

Upon the marriage of her grandson, Prince William of Wales, Her Majesty the Queen has bestowed upon him the title of Duke of Cambridge. This will make his bride-to-be, Catherine Middleton, Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge after today’s wedding ceremony at Westminster Abbey. The official statement read, “The Queen has today been pleased to confer a Dukedom on Prince William of Wales. His titles will be Duke of … Continue reading

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Romania has a new Prince

  March 31, 2010 at 6:12 pm by

From today, Romania has a new Prince; he is Nicholas de Roumanie Medforth-Mills, grandson of former King Michael I and third in the line of succession to the (defunct) Romanian throne. Nicholas turns today 25 years old; therefore, according to his Grandfather’s wishes and to the Statute of the Romanian Royal Family, he takes the title of His Royal Highness Prince Nicholas of Romania. This decision was taken in 2005 … Continue reading

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Prince Carlos and Annemarie Will Marry In Brussels

  January 27, 2010 at 5:04 pm by

For the first time since Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma got engaged to the Dutch journalist Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel, he gave a short interview to the Dutch magazine ‘Royalty’. In the interview the prince says that he asked Annemarie to marry him during a picnic at a pond in the park of Palace het Loo in Apeldoorn. The prince also reveals that he first asked Annemarie’s father, former politician Hans … Continue reading

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