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Dutch King and Queen Begin State Visit to the Slovak Republic

  March 7, 2023 at 8:49 pm by

At the invitation of the President of the President of the Slovak Republic, Zuzana Čaputová, Their Majesties King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima started today, Tuesday March 7, a three-day state visit to Slovakia.Upon the arrival in the capital Bratislava, the King and the Queen were officially welcomed by President Čaputová and her partner Juraj Rizman in a welcoming ceremony held in the courtyard of the Presidential Palace. The King and … Continue reading

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Prinsjesdag 2022

  September 22, 2022 at 5:18 pm by

The Dutch Royal Family has celebrated today, Tuesday September 20, the official opening of the parliament, Prinsjesdag. King Willem-Alexander was joined by his wife, Queen Máxima, his brother Prince Constantijn and his sister-in-law, Princess Laurentien. This year’s Prinsjesdag was marked by an important debut: for the first time Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, was present at the event. Also, due to the renovation of the Binnenhof, the usual location of … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Hussein is Engaged

  August 17, 2022 at 4:12 pm by

On Wednesday August 17, the Royal Hashemite Court announced the engagement between Crown Prince Hussein and Ms Rajwa Khaled bin Musaed bin Saif bin Abdulaziz Al Saif. According to the statement released by the court, the ceremony took place “at the home of Ms. Rajwa’s father, in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses Prince Hassan Bin Talal, Prince Hashem Bin Abdullah II, Prince Ali Bin … Continue reading

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Death of the Count of Paris

  January 21, 2019 at 11:41 am by

Prince Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and head of the French royal family has died today. The sad news was announced on facebook by his eldest surviving son, Prince Jean, Duke of Vendôme: J’ai la tristesse de vous annoncer le décès de mon père, Monseigneur le Comte de Paris, survenu ce matin. Je le confie à vos prières. Jean, Duc de Vendôme Domaine Royal de Dreux , le 21 janvier … Continue reading

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Belgian Royal Family Celebrates National Day

  July 22, 2018 at 1:39 am by

On Friday July 20, the Belgian Royal Family started the celebrations for the Belgian National Day. Their Majesties King Philippe and Queen Mathilde along with Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz attended the concert “Prelude to National Day” hosted by the Queen Elizabeth and the National Orchestra of Belgium at the Center for Fine Arts (BOZAR). In the evening, on the occasion of his 5 years of reign, the King and … Continue reading

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Silver Wedding for Alois and Sophie

  July 3, 2018 at 2:02 pm by

The hereditary prince and princess of Liechtenstein are celebrating their silver wedding anniversary today.  The couple married twenty-five years ago in Vaduz, the capital of the principality. Prince Alois is the eldest son heir of Prince Hans Adam II of Liechtenstein and Countess Marie Aglaë Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. Princess Sophie was born as a Princess of & Duchess in Bavaria. She is the eldest daughter of Duke Max in … Continue reading

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Prince Laurent Will Be Absent From King’s Feast

  November 8, 2017 at 6:19 pm by

Prince Laurent, the enfant terrible of Belgium’s royal family, will be absent from the Te Deum for the King’s Feast on November 15th. The palace confirmed the absence to VTM News. It is unclear why the prince will be absent. In September the attorney of Laurent said that the prince was too ill to meet the Belgian Prime Minister. The meeting was arranged after Laurent attended a reception at the … Continue reading

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Royal Family Files Complaint With Swiss Police Against Fromer Prince

  November 8, 2017 at 5:56 pm by

The Romanian royal family has filed a complaint against Nicholas Medforth-Mills, formerly Prince Nicholas of Romania, grandson of king Mihai. Mr. Medforth-Mills was denied entry to the house of his ill grandfather King Mihai in Geneva. After the entry was denied, Nicholas tried to force a way and verbally and physically abused three people in the entourage of the king. The Romanian royal family released the following statement: On Tuesday … Continue reading

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Prince Heinrich Presents Book About Schloss Cumberland

  November 8, 2017 at 12:01 am by

Today in Braunschweig (Brunswick), Germany, Prince Heinrich of Hanover will present a new book: ‘Die Welfen am Traunsee’, written by historian Helmut Schiesser. The book deals with the 130 year history of Schloss Cumberland in Gmunden am Traunsee, Austria. After the Austro-Prussian war in 1866 king George V of Hanover lost his crown and country and moved to Austria. Between 1882 and 1886 he built a new castle there: Schloss … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Isabel of Brazil

  November 7, 2017 at 10:15 am by

Princess Isabel of Orleans and Braganza, member of the former Imperial family of Brazil, has died on November 5th in Rio de Janeiro at the age of 73. This was announced yesterday by her elder brother, Dom Luis and on behalf of the entire family. The princess was the daughter of Prince Pedro Henrique and his wife Princess Maria of Bavaria. She was the fourth of the couple’s twelve children. … Continue reading

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“Darling Queen – Dear old Bones”: Letters of Queen Wilhelmina and Her English Governess Published

  November 3, 2017 at 7:47 am by

The correspondence of Queen Wilhelmina of The Netherlands and her English governess Elizabeth Saxton-Winter (1855-1935) has been collected in a new book: ‘Darling Queen-Dear Old Bones’. A Dutch edition was published in 2012 but today at Het Loo Palace, the English edition of the book will be handed to the mayor of Apeldoorn. The letters have been edited by Ermentia (Renny) van Heuven-van Nes. She worked at Het Loo Palace … Continue reading

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Christian of Hanover and Alessandra de Osma Will Marry in March

  November 3, 2017 at 6:54 am by

According to the German magazine “Bunte”, Prince Christian of Hanover (32) and his fiancee Alessandra de Osma (25) will get married get married in March 2018. The couple will marry in the bride’s native Lima, Peru and the celebrations will last from the 15th to the 17th. Prince Christian is the younger son of Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. The couple has been dating … Continue reading

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Interview With Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

  October 30, 2017 at 2:30 pm by

The hereditary princess of Liechtenstein gave an interview to the ‘Volksblatt’, a local publication. The princess, born as a princess of Bavaria, has turned 50 years old on Sunday. On the question how it feels to be 50, the princess answered: “Very good, I wouldn’t like to be younger”. The princess also says that she will celebrate her birthday in small circle. She told about her childhood in Wildbad Kreuth, … Continue reading

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Prince and Princess of Prussia Move to Potsdam

  October 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm by

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, head of Germany’s former Imperial family will move to Potsdam, near Berlin. In 2011 he married in Potsdam to Princess Sophie of Isenburg. The couple has four children: twins Carl Friedrich and Louis Ferdinand (2013), Emma Marie (2015) and Heinrich (2016). Potsdam is an appropriate choice as the town was the favorite residence of his ancestors, Prussia’s Hohenzollern rulers. In and around the city there … Continue reading

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Happy 50th Birthday to Hereditary Princess Sophie

  October 28, 2017 at 11:15 am by

The Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein has turned 50 years old today. The princess was born in Munich as HRH Duchess Sophie Elizabeth Marie Gabrielle in Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria. She is the eldest of five daughters of Duke Max Emmanuel in Bavaria and the Swedish Countess Elisabeth Douglas. Her uncle Prince Franz of Bavaria is the present head of the royal family of Bavaria. The duchess and her sisters grew … Continue reading

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Mary’s Fashion Twin – Princess and Organiser Wear Same Dress

  October 28, 2017 at 10:57 am by

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize 2017 yesterday. The princess showed up in a dress by the designer Britt Sisseck. One of the organisers of the event, Nina Wedell-Wedelsborg, was wearing the exact same dress. The ladies decided to make the most of a bad situation and laughed about the coincidence. The princess commented that: “it is a thing you would rather avoid, but it … Continue reading

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Belgian Prime Minister Will Propose Answer To Prince Laurent’s Attorney

  October 27, 2017 at 8:15 am by

The saga around Prince Laurent’s Visit to the Chinese Embassy this summer has not ended yet. Prime Minister Charles Michel was questioned in parliament about next steps in this process. In August the prince visited a party at the Chinese embassy in Brussels where the 90th anniversary of the Chinese People’s Army was celebrated. The prince did not tell the prime minister about this visit in advance. The visit became … Continue reading

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Stephanie of Monaco Becomes Godmother of …. an Elephant

  October 27, 2017 at 7:57 am by

Princess Stephanie of Monaco became the godmother of the baby elephant ‘Ta Wan’ who was born in the zoo Pairi Daiza in Brugelette, Belgium. the princess shares the honor with Felix, a 3 year old boy who is fighting leukemia and lives in the village of Erpe-Mere. Ta Wan was born on September 19th and weighs 170 kilos. The princess visited the elephants yesterday and met with their caretakers. The … Continue reading

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On This Day: The Death of ‘Fat Mary’, Duchess Mary Adelaide of Teck

  October 27, 2017 at 7:40 am by

On October 27th 1897 -exactly 120 years ago today- Princess Mary Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck died at White Lodge after an emergency operation. The duchess was born in 1833 as the youngest child of Prince Adolphus of the United Kingdom, Duke of Cambridge and Princess Auguste of Hesse-Kassel. At the age of 30 the princess was still unmarried and went by the name ‘Fat Mary’ due to her … Continue reading

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When in Rome… Queen Margrethe II Starts Visit to Italy

  October 27, 2017 at 7:29 am by

Queen Margrethe II kicked of her visit to Rome with an excursion to the Ceasar Forum. Today the Queen will visit Villa Borghese and has lunch with president Sergio Mattarella at the Palazzo del Quirinale. Later today she will attend the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Danish Institute in Rome. Tomorrow the Queen will visit the town hall of Tarquinia, the National Etruscal Msueum in the Palazzo Vitelleschi … Continue reading

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