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Peter and Autumn Phillips have become the proud parents of their first child, a girl, on December 29, 2010. The baby girl was born at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital.
Mrs Peter Phillips has given birth to a baby girl
Mrs Peter Phillips was yesterday safely delivered of a baby girl at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. The weight of the baby was 8lbs 8oz. Mr Peter Phillips was present at the birth.
The Queen, The Duke of Edinburgh, The Princess Royal, Captain Mark Phillips and Autumn’s family have been informed and are delighted with the news. The baby’s name will be confirmed in due course.
This baby is the first child for Peter and Autumn, the first grandchild for The Princess Royal and the first great-grandchild for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, and is twelfth in line to the Throne.
Posted by Josette at 4:00 PM
Labels: Royal Births, Royal family of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland, Royal News
Konstantin Gustav Heinrich Richard Johannsmann, son of HSH Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann, was christened on December 26, 2010, at the chapel of Schloss Berleburg.
The godparents were HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, HSH Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Ann-Kathrin Johannsmann.
A look back at a Royal 2010.
In January, Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria, neé Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, had their second child and first daughter, Princess Alva. Their first child, Leopold, was born in 2007. Princess Majeedah of Brunei gave birth to her and her husbands, Khalil Pengiran Syed Hj Jaafari, second child, a daughter named Raihaanah. Their first child, Abdul Hafeez, was born in 2008. Of course there isn't only happy Royal news. Fürst Alfred-Ernst of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg died in January.
In February the Duchess of Cornwall became a grandmother for the fifth time, her son, Tom, had his second child and first son, named Freddy. Tom and his wife, Sara, are also parents to a daughter, Lola, who was born in 2007. In addition, the Duchess of Cornwall is also grandmother to Eliza, born in 2008, and twins Gus and Louis Lopes, born in 2009, children of her daughter, Laura and her husband, Harry Lopes. Harry Lopes is the heir of his (childless) uncle, Henry Lopes, Baron Roborough. Archduchess Regina of Austria, the wife of the last Crown Prince of Austria and who suffered from a heart disease, died. If Austria was still an Empire, she would have been the Empress.
In March, Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Estelle of Austria had their second daughter, archduchess Anežka. Their first daughter, Zita, was born in 2008.
In April, Sheikha Hind bint Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani of Qatar, the daughter of the Emir, married Sheikh Faisal bin Thani Al Thani of Qatar.
In May, Princess Maria Anna of Bavaria, Duchess in Bavaria, and her husband had their first child, Heinrich. The Duke and Duchess of Anjou, Prince Louis Alphonse and Princess María Margarita, had their second and third children, Prince Louis, the Duke of Burgundy, and Prince Alphonse, the Duke of Berry, who joined their first daughter, Princess Eugénie. The Earl and Countess of Ulster, Alexander and Clair Windsor, had their second child and first daughter, Lady Cosima Windsor on May 20. They were already parents to Xan, Lord Culloden. The Earl of Ulster is first in line to succeed to the Dukedom of Gloucester. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg married Alexander Johannsmann civilly. Their religious wedding is to take place in 2011. Prince Léka van Albania and Elia Zaharia got engaged in May. Archduke Rudolph of Austria died May 15, while Grand Duchess Leonida Georgievna of Russia, born Princess of Bagration-Moukhransky, died May 23.
Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel at their wedding day. *
In June, the long awaited wedding between Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and Daniel Westling took place. Many European and Non-European Royals attended and Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Princess Amalia of the Netherlands and Prince Christian were among the 10 bridesmaids and page boys. Just after the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Albert II of Monaco announced his engagement to Charlene Wittstock, his girlfriend of over 4 years, whom he had brought to the wedding of Crown Princess Victoria. More Royal wedding news, Prince Ferdinand of Lippe-Weissenfeld married Princess Auguste of Bavaria. There was also baby news from the British Royal family, Lady Davina and Gary Lewis had their first child together, Senna. Gary already has a son, Ari, from a previous relationship. As always, there isn't only good news. June also brought the divorce of the Sultan of Brunei and the former Princess Azrinaz.
In July, Prince Rashid bin Hassan of Jordan and Zaina Shaban got engaged, Lady Rose and George Gilman had their first child, named Lyla.There was more baby news in July, Sheikh Nasser bin Hamad Al Khalifa of Bahrain and his wife, Sheikha Sheikha bint Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai had their first child, Sheikha Sheema. Sheikh Nasser is the son of the King of Bahrain, while the Emir of Dubai the father of Sheikha Sheikha is. Duchess Fleur of Württemberg and her husband, Count Moritz of Goëss had their third child, Countess Livia. The couple was already parents to Zeno, born in 2004, and Flaminia, born in 2006. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann had their first child, Konstantin.
Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana at their wedding day. *
In August, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark announced that they are expecting twins, their third and fourth child, in January 2011. They are already parents to Prince Christian and Princess Isabella. August also brought the wedding of Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark and Tatiana Blatnik, and the death of the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos Hugo of Bourbon-Parma.
In September, Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm of Hohenzollern died.
In October, both the Emir of Ras Al Khaimah, Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, and Princess Irmingard of Bavaria, daughter of the last Crown Prince of Bavaria, died.
In November, Prince William of Wales, second-in-line to the British throne, announced his engagement to Catherine Middleton. The couple have been together for over 7 years and the wedding is set for April 29, 2011.
The engagement pictures of Prince William and Catherine released by the court. *
There was more Royal wedding news in November, the Duke of Parma and Piacenza, Prince Carlos of Bourbon-Parma married religiously, Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel. The civil wedding took place in June, but the religious wedding had to be postponed due to the death of the father of the groom. There was more Royal news then wedding news in November, Fürst Philip and Fürstin Saskia of Hohenlohe-Langenburg had their third child and first daughter, Princess Marita. The couple was already parents of Max and Gustav.
It was announced on November 4, that the Crown Princely family of Norway is to go on a trip abroad from the end of November 2010 till the end of January 2011. The goal of this trip is to meet people and to learn about countries and cultures as a family.
In December, the Princess Royal announced the engagement of her daughter, Zara Phillips, to Mike Tindall. No date has been announced for the wedding, but it's likely to take place in 2011. This engagement was not the only joyful event for the Princess Royal to announce. The son and daughter-in-law of the Princess, Peter and Autumn Phillips, had their first child, a daughter named Savannah, on December 29.
Hereditary Count Ignatius and Hereditary Countess Robinia of Toerring-Jettenbach had their fourth daughter, Elena, on December 28. They are already parents to Floriana, Georgiana and Elisabeth.
December was also the month of new pictures. The Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, released new pictures of them and their children, Princess Elisabeth, Prince Gabriel, Prince Emmanuel and Princess Eléonore, on December 15. HERE Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway released pictures of Princess Ingrid Alexandra, Prince Sverre Magnus and Marius. Meanwhile, the Prince and Princess of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands choose to hold a photo shoot with their daughters, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane. The Spanish Royal family released their Christmas cards and the Danish Christmas cards also showed up in the media.
Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey
Source: The Royal House of Norway & the RVD
December also brought the marking of the birth of the Kings mother, the Countess of Barcalona, Princess Maria de las Mercedes, 100 years ago. The King and Queen, with their children, children-in-law and grandchildren attended a mass to celebrate this.
There was of course much more Royal news in 2010, including many State Visits and official visits. It would be to much to list it all.
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Looking forward to a Royal 2011
In January, the birth of the twins of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark is expected. They are the 3rd and 4th children for the couple. They are also parents to Prince Christian, second-in-line to the Danish throne, and Princess Isabella.
There is more Royal baby news to come, among others, the Duke and Duchess of Noto, Prince Pedro and Princess Sofia of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, are expecting a child, their sixth. They are already parents to Jaime, Juan, Pablo, Pedro and Sofia. Princess Margarita of Bourbon Parma and Tjalling ten Cate are expecting their second child. They already have a daughter, Julia. Prince Eudes and Princess Patricia of Orléans-Bragança are expecting twins, their first and second children, and Archduke Philipp and Archduchess Mayasuni of Austria are expecting their first child.
Prince William and Catherine at their engagement photo shoot *
The wedding of Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton was announced to take place on April 29, 2011. The couple got engaged privately in October 2010 and it was announced on November 16, 2010.
The wedding of Prince Albert II of Monaco and Charlene Wittstock will take place on July 1 and 2, 2011.
And more wedding news, Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg will marry Gunilla Stenfors in 2011, it will be his seventh wedding. Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Alexander Johannsmann will marry religiously in 2011. They are already civilly married. Meanwhile, there is no official date for the weddings of Prince Rashid bin Hassan of Jordan and Zaina Shaban, Zara Phillips, daughter of the Princess Royal, and Mike Tindall, and Prince Léka van Albania and Elia Zaharia.
And, let's hope for a lot more positive Royal news!
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HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands has given her Christmas speech. To read the transcript in Dutch, please click HERE.
Source picture: © NOS/Mike van Breemen/RVD via koninklijkhuis.nl
Source video: YouTube - koninklijkhuis
Catherine "Kate" Middleton has spend her Christmas with her parents, Michael and Carole, sister, Philippa "Pippa" and brother, James Middleton.
Pictures of Kate arriving at her parents home.
Posted by Josette at 10:11 PM
HM Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Philip of the UK, born Prince of Greece and Denmark, TRH the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall, The Prince Charles and Camilla, The Princess Charles of the UK, HRH Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales, HRH the Duke of York, The Prince Andrew of the UK, HRH Princess Beatrice of York, HRH Princess Eugenie of York, TRH the Earl and Countess of Wessex, The Prince Edward and Sophie, The Princess Edward of the UK, attended the Christmas Day Church Service at St Mary's Church on December 25, 2010 in Sandringham, England.
Posted by Josette at 10:03 PM
HRH the Prince of Vidin, Prince Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria, attended the Rafael Nadal Foundation Charity Gala at the Cibeles Palace on December 22, 2010 in Madrid.
Source pictures: Picapp.
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The Queen of Spain with children, grandchildren and daughter-in-law attend a charity exhibition match at La Caja Magic
HM Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess of Greece and Denmark, HRH the Duchess of Lugo, Infanta Elena of Spain, her children, HE Don Froilán and HE Doña Victoria Federica, HRH the Duchess of Palma de Majorca, Infanta Christina of Spain, her children, HE Don Juan Valentín, HE Don Pablo, HE Don Miguel and HE Doña Irene, and TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Prince Felipe and Doña Letizia of Spain, and their daughters, HRH Infanta Leonor and HRH Infanta Sofía of Spain, attended a charity exhibition match at La Caja Magica on December 22, 2010, in Madrid.
Source pictures: Picapp.
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A new pictures of HRH The Prince of Piedmont, Prince Umberto of Savoy, son of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Apulia, Prince Aimone and Princess Olga of Savoy, Princess of Greece, has been released.
To view the picture at the website Real Casa di Savoia, click HERE.
It was made public where in Monaco HSH Sovereign Prince Albert of Monaco will marry his fiancée, Charlène Wittstock.
The civil wedding will take place on July 1, 2010, at 17h in the Throne Room at the Princely Palace. The religious wedding will take place on July 2, 2010, innthe courtyard of the Princely family, and will also start at 17.00h.
Posted by Josette at 7:48 PM
Labels: Princely family of Monaco, Royal News, Royal Weddings, Wedding Sovereign Prince Albert of Monaco and Charlène Wittstock
TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway, Prince Sverre Magnus of Norway and Marius are on a trip from the end of November 2010 till the end of January 2011. The goal of this trip is to meet people and to learn about countries and cultures as a family. They have asked to be left alone on this trip.
To view a video, click HERE.
A HQ picture of the Crown Princely family in front of the Hagia Sofia in Istanbul:
A picture of Princess Ingrid Alexandra in Rajasthan, India:
There are more picturess at the official website. Click HERE and scroll down, to see them.
Source: The Royal House of Norway
Prince Harry of Wales and Princess Beatrice and Princes Eugenie of York party at the Public Nightclub
HRH Prince Harry of Wales, HRH Princess Beatrice of York and HRH Princess Eugenie of York partied at the Public Nightclub on December 21, 2010.
Posted by Josette at 9:32 AM
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall are engaged. This was announced today, December 21, 2010.
Zara is the daughter of HRH the Princess Royal, The Princess Anne of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland.
Click HERE to see the ring and HERE and HERE to see pictures of the couple at their home in Gloucestershire after the announcement of their engagement.
Posted by Josette at 12:34 PM
Labels: Royal Engagements, Royal family of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland, Royal News
TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Prince Felipe and Doña Letizia of Spain, gave an audience at Zarzuela Palace on December 20, 2010.
Today, December 19, 2010, there was a photoshoot with TRH the Prince and Princess of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, and their daughters, HRH Princess Catharina-Amalia, HRH Princess Alexia and HRH Princess Ariane of the Netherlands.
The photoshoot took place at Villa La Angostura, near Bariloche, in Argentina.
Source picture: RVD via www.koninklijkhuis.nl
HRH Prince William of Wales and his fiancée, Catherine Middleton, attended a Christmas reception in aid of the Teenager Cancer Trust at the Thursford Collection on December 18, 2010.
Posted by Josette at 7:27 PM
HRH Prince Henry of Wales is on a two-day visit in Germany.
Prince Harry visited the Brandenburg Gate on December 19, 2010.
Posted by Josette at 7:25 PM
HRH Prince Henry of Wales attended the 'Ein Herz Fuer Kinder' charity gala at Axel Springer Haus on December 18, 2010.
Posted by Josette at 7:21 PM
The Prince and Princess of Asturias attend the presentation of the new spelling of Spanish Language at The Real Academia de la Lengua
TRH the Prince and Princess of Asturias, Prince Felipe and Doña Letizia of Spain, the presentation of the new spelling of Spanish Language at The Real Academia de la Lengua on December 17, 2010.
HSH the Sovereign Prince of Monaco visited patients at the Princess Grace hospital on Decembber 16, 2010.
Source pictures: Picapp.
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The Sovereign Prince of Monaco and Princess Stéphanie of Monaco distributed gifts at the Red Cross center
HSH Sovereign Prince Albert and HSH Princess Stéphanie of Monaco distributed gifts at the Red Cross center on December 16, 2010.
TM King Albert and Queen Paola of the Belgians, HM Queen Fabiola of Belgium, TRH the Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, TIRH Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduchess and Archduke of Austria-Este, and TRH Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium hosted a Christmas concert and reception.