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Felipe and Letizia’s 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 23, 2014 at 1:10 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias celebrated their tenth wedding anniversary on May 22nd. The heir apparent to the Spanish throne married former journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano in a lavish ceremony at the Cathedral Santa María la Real de la Almudena in Madrid, which was attended by the entire Spanish Royal Family and a host of other foreign royal guests in 2004. The couple currently have two daughters, Infantas Leonor … Continue reading

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New Portraits for Danish 10th Wedding Anniversary

  May 14, 2014 at 8:56 pm by

The Danish Royal Court has released a series of new portraits of Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their children to celebrate the couple’s tenth wedding anniversary. The series includes photos of the couple together, with their children, and then the children together and individually. They were all taken by Franne Voight, at Amalienborg. The photos were shot in April this year. Apart from the new photographs, a handful … Continue reading

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Sheikh Mohammed and Princess Haya Celebrate 10th Wedding Anniversary

  April 10, 2014 at 6:00 am by

Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the ruler of Dubai, and Princess Haya bint Al Hussein celebrate today their tenth wedding anniversary. The private ceremony took place on April 10th, 2004 at Al Baraka Palace in Amman and was attended only by family members. The bride wore an traditional white and gold embrodered wedding dress and a veil. She wore as accessories a white gold and emerald pendant, earrings and … Continue reading

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The Marriage of Aoife and Strongbow

  August 29, 2013 at 6:00 am by

August 29th marks a long forgotten royal anniversary and possibly the blog’s first entry on an Irish Royal. The Princess in question was Aoife (Eva) MacMurrough {Aoife of Leinster}, daughter of Dermot MacMurrough, King of Leinster, and Queen Mór O’Toole. Aoife was born around 1145, her father had been the King of Leinster since the death of his older brother in 1126. Leinster was one of the largest of the … Continue reading

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54th Wedding Anniversary of Albert & Paola

  July 4, 2013 at 6:00 am by

July 2nd, 2013 King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium celebrated their fifty-fourth wedding anniversary on July 2nd. The then Prince Albert of Belgium met his Italian noble-born wife, Donna Paola Ruffo di Calabria, at a reception in the Belgian Embassy at the Vatican in 1958. Less than a year later, the couple were married, initially they had wanted to marry at the Vatican but were persuaded to hold … Continue reading

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Second Wedding Anniversary of Albert & Charléne

  July 4, 2013 at 1:30 am by

July 2nd, 2013 The Prince and Princess of Monaco celebrated their second wedding anniversary this week. Prince Albert II of Monaco married his South African fiancée, Ms Charlene Wittstock, in a civil ceremony on July 1st at the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace in Monaco and then in a religious ceremony the day after in the courtyard of the palace. The religious wedding was celebrated by the Archbishop of … Continue reading

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35th Wedding Anniversary of Prince & Princess Michael of Kent

  June 30, 2013 at 11:00 pm by

June 30th, 2013 Prince and Princess Michael of Kent celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary on June 30th. Prince Michael of Kent, who is a first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, married the Austrian-Hungarian Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz in a civil ceremony in Vienna, Austria. Marie Christine, a Roman Catholic, was previously married but that marriage was formally annulled by the Roman Catholic Church in May 1978. Upon her marriage … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Look-Back: King Hussein and Lisa Halaby

  June 15, 2013 at 6:00 am by

Today marks the 35th wedding anniversary of the late King Hussein I of Jordan with the American Elizabeth Halaby. Elizabeth (Lisa) Halaby was born in the United States into a prominent Arab-American family. She is the oldest daughter of Najeeb Halaby, former Pan American World Airways President, and Doris Carlquist. She has one sister, Alexa, and one brother, Christian. Lisa joined the first freshman class at Princeton to accept women, … Continue reading

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King Abdullah and Queen Rania Celebrate 20th Wedding Anniversary

  June 10, 2013 at 6:00 am by

The King and Queen of Jordan celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary today. The oldest son of the late King Hussein, Prince Abdullah, met Rania Yassin in August 1992 at a dinner held at the home of his sister, Princess Aisha. Six months later, on February 22, 1993 Prince Abdullah and Rania announced their engagement. Both families celebrated the Al Fatiha (engagement ceremony) at Rania’s parent’s house, and during the ceremony … Continue reading

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Ninth Wedding Anniversary for Felipe and Letizia

  May 23, 2013 at 10:31 am by

The Prince and Princess of Asturias celebrated their ninth wedding anniversary on May 22nd. Prince Felipe, the heir to the Spanish throne, married former television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano at a lavish wedding ceremony which was celebrated at the Cathedral of Santa María la Real de La Almudena in Madrid. The couple have two daughters: Infantas Leonor and Sofia. It was business as usual for the Prince and Princess despite … Continue reading

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40th Wedding Anniversary of King Hussein and Queen Alia

  December 24, 2012 at 7:12 am by

Today marks the 40th anniversary of King Hussein of Jordan’s wedding to Alia Toukan. The wedding was a surprise to the people, because the Royal Court didn’t make an official announcement of the engagement. In addition to that, King Hussein had only gotten divorced from his second wife, the English born Princess Muna, a few weeks earlier. Alia Toukan was the daughter of a Jordanian diplomat, Baha Uddin Toukan, and … Continue reading

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Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie Celebrate Sapphire Wedding Anniversary

  July 30, 2012 at 12:01 pm by

Prince Hans Adam II and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, née Countess Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau, are celebrating their sapphire wedding anniversary (aka 45 years) today, 30 July 2012. The couple now has 3 sons and 1 daughter, and 9 grandsons and 8 granddaughters. (See below) Prince Hans Adam was born on 14 February 1945 as the 1st child of Prince Franz Joseph II and Princess Gina, née Countess of … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Monaco Celebrate First Wedding Anniversary

  July 2, 2012 at 5:40 pm by

The Prince and Princess of Monaco, Prince Albert and Princess Charlène, celebrated their first wedding anniversary yesterday (civil wedding) and today (religious wedding). To celebrate this, the Princely Court released an official picture of the couple. A quote from the Prince related to the couples first wedding anniversary: “We are really happy and I have the feeling that it happened yesterday. I am very proud of what my wife has … Continue reading

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13th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Edward and Sophie

  June 19, 2012 at 6:26 pm by

Today is the 13th wedding anniversary of Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones, which took place on 19 June 1999. Unlike the large and more formal weddings of Prince Edward’s older siblings, his was a relatively low-key one and took place at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. It was the wish of the couple who let it known they didn’t want their wedding to be a state … Continue reading

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No Official Golden Wedding Anniversary Celebrations

  May 10, 2012 at 9:10 am by

Zarzuela, Madrid The Spanish Royal Court has announced that there will be no official celebration to mark the 50th golden wedding anniversary of Their Majesties on May 14th. The announcement has left many Spanish royal watchers surprised, but given the recent controversy surrounding the King and his ill-advised hunting trip and accident in Botswana, perhaps the King is looking to maintain a low profile. In stark contrast when Their Majesties … Continue reading

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Marriage of King Mohammed VI and Miss Salma Bennani

  March 23, 2012 at 12:26 am by

In 2002, Morroco’s King Mohammed VI married a 24-year-old Lalla Salma Bennani, a computer engineer with the ONA Group. The King broke royal tradition by publicly acknowledging his bride. For centuries, the monarchs of the Moroccan state – including the groom’s own father, King Hassan – kept their weddings a secret, and their brides in deep in the palace. They never designated queens, and referred to past royal wives as the … Continue reading

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02-02-02: The Prince of Orange Weds Máxima Zorreguieta

  February 2, 2012 at 12:00 am by

The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. Following the announcement of their engagement on March 30th, 2001; the couple married on February 2nd, 2002 – the date chosen because of the once-in-a-century ’02-02-02′ – in both civil and religious ceremonies (as required by Dutch law). The civil ceremony took place at the Beurs van Berlage, conducted by the Mayor of Amsterdam. … Continue reading

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14th Wedding Anniversary of The Duke & Duchess of Palma de Mallorca

  October 4, 2011 at 11:20 pm by

On October 4th, 1997 Her Royal Highness The Infanta Cristina of Spain married Basque sportsman Iñaki Urdangarín Liebaert in Barcelona. The couple’s engagement was announced on May 3rd, 1997 at the Zarzuela Palace in Madrid. The King confered the title of Duchess of Palma de Mallorca for life on Infanta Cristina. Her future husband would therefore be styled, ‘His Excellency Don Iñaki, Duke of Palma de Mallorca’. The wedding mass … Continue reading

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10th Wedding Anniversary of Haakon & Mette-Marit

  August 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

Today, Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit are celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary. The couple married on August 25th 2001 in Oslo Cathedral. The engagement of Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was announced on December 1st 2000. Back then Mette-Marit was already a single-mother of her little son Marius Borg Høiby (born 1997). After marrying the Crown Prince Mette-Marit became “Her Royal Highness Crown Princess … Continue reading

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Grand Duke and Duchess Reach Pearl Anniversary

  February 14, 2011 at 11:12 pm by

Today, February 14th, marks the thirtieth wedding anniversary of the Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg. The groom, then Hereditary Grand Duke Henri, son of Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, was 25; while his bride, Cuban-born Maria Teresa Mestre y Batista, daughter of José Antonio Mestre y Alvarez and María Teresa Batista y Falla, was 24. The couple had met while studying political science at the University of … Continue reading

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