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Princess Marie of Denmark gives an interview to Jyllands Posten

HRH Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, has given an interview to Jyllands Posten. New pictures accompanied the interview. Those pictures can be found HERE.

There was also a small photoshoot to celebrate the Princess becoming the new patron of Folkekirkens Nødhjælp. Pictures can be found HERE.

Happy New Year wish from the Swedish Royal family

TM King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden, TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duchess and Duke of Västergötland, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland, and HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, have used their official website to wish everyone a happy 2012.

A new picture of the Royal family accompanied the wishes. Click HERE to view the wishes and the picture.


A picture of the Queen of the Netherlands giving her Christmas speech 2011

A picture of HM Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands giving her 2011 Christmas speech has been released by the RVD.

HQ picture:

Source: RVD via koninklijkhuis.nl


The Duke of Edinburgh has been taken to the hospital after suffering chest pains

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh, The Prince Philip of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland, née Prince of Greece and Denmark, has been taken to the Papworth Hospital in Cambridge after suffering chest pains.

Update: The Duke underwent surgery to treat blocked coronary artery.

New official picture of Prince Daniel of Sweden

There is a new official picture of HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duke of Västergötland, at the official website of the Swedish Royal House.

Click HERE to view the picture.

Double-engagement in the House of Habsburg: Archduke Christoph & Adelaide; Archduke Imre & Kathleen

2 sons of HIRH Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and his wife HIRH Archduchess Marie-Astrid née Princess of Luxembourg, officially celebrated their respective engagements on 22 December in Brussels, Belgium. HIRH Archduke Imre got engaged to Kathleen Walker and HIRH Archduke Christoph got engaged to Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch. The engagement of Archduke Christoph took place in March this year.

Pictures of the party, including the first public pictures of little Count Léopold, can be found HERE.

A picture of the couples can be found at Tageblatt.lu HERE.

Archduchess Marie Astrid is the first child of HRH Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and of his wife, the late HRH Grand Duchess Joséphine-Charlotte, née Princess of Belgium. Archduke Carl Christians is the son of the late HIRH Archduke Carl Ludwig and of his wife HIRH Archduchess Yolande, née Princess of Ligne.

In addition to the 2 grooms-to-be Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie-Astrid are also parents to 2 daughters and 1 son.

  • HIRH Archduchess Marie Christine, who is married to Count Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum. They have 1 son, Count Léopold.
  • HIRH Archduke Alexander
  • HIRH Archduchess Gabriella

A boy for Princess Julia Katharina of Anhalt and Marc Bernath

HH Princess Julia Katharina of Anhalt and her husband Marc Bernath have a son, who was most likely born in 2011.

The sister of the Princess, HH Princess Julia Eilika of Anhalt, has a son with her partner.


Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein gives birth to a boy

HSH Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein and Philipp von Lattorff had their 7th child and 2nd son on 17 december 2011. The newborn was named Maximilian.

The couple is also parents to Lukas (2000), Elisabeth (2002), Marie Therese (2004), Camilla (2005), Anna (2007) and Sophia (2009).

The Princess is the only daughter of HSH  Fürst Hans-Adam II and his wife, HSH Fürstin Marie, née Countess Kinsky of Wchinitz and Tettau. In addition to Princes Tatjana, the Fürst and Fürstin have 3 sons.

HSH Hereditary Prince Alois, who is married to HRH Hereditary Princess Sophie, née Duchess in Bavaria, Princess of Bavaria. They have 3 sons, HSH Prince Joseph Wenzel, HSH Prince Georg and HSH Prince Nikolaus, and 1 daughter, HSH Princess Marie-Caroline.

HSH Prince Maximilian, who is married to HSH Princess Angela, née Brown. They have 1 son, HSH Prince Alfons.

HSH Prince Constantin, who is married to HSH Princess Marie Gabriele, née Countess Kálnoky de Köröspatak. They have 2 sons, HSH Prince Moritz and HSH Prince Benedikt, and 1 daughter, HSH Princess Georgina.


Danish Royal Court renews official website


The Danish Royal Court has renewed and improved the official website of the Danish Royal family. In addition, they removed the website of the Danish Crown Prince Couple and instead added a link to the new official website.

The new website might take a little getting used to with the new design, but once your adjusted, you will be pleased. The main page (in Danish) is devided in "News", "Calendar” and "Photo and video". In addition, there are 5 options at the top of the page, "The monarchy in Denmark", "The Royal family", "Castles and the Royal Yacht", "Historical collections" and "Organization and contact".

The pictures at the website are now larger, of better quality and easier to find. For those interested in behind the scenes work, the part about the organisation of the Royal House has improved significantly. And there are many more new items to investigate.


Christmas Cards Spanish Royal family

The Spanish Royal Court has released the Christmas cards of the Spanish Royal family for 2011.

TM King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess of Greece and Denmark.

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HRH the Duchess of Lugo, Infanta Elena of Spain, and her children, HE Don Froilán and HE Doña Victoria de Marichalar.

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HRH the Duchess and HE the Duke of Palma de Majorca, Infanta Christina of Spain and Iñaki Urdangarín, and their children, HE Don Juan, HE Don Pablo, HE Don Miguel and HE Doña Irene Urdangarín.

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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.

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Source: Casa de Su Majestad el Rey

The Princess of Monaco presents the Princess Charlene Foundation

The Princely Court of monaco announced the creation of the Princess Charlene Foundation on December 9, 2011. HSH The Princess of Monaco will present her foundation in 2012. The foundation will focus on children and women in need.

New pictures of the Crown Princely family of Belgium

The Belgian Royal Court released new official pictures of TRH The Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz, and their children, HRH Princess Elisabeth, HRH Prince Gabriel, HRH Prince Emmanuel and HRH Princess Eléonore of Belgium. The pictures were taken late this year.

View the pictures at the official website of the Belgian Royal family HERE.

Norwegian Royal family attends Christmas Concert

TM King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, TRH Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, HRH Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway and Princess Märtha Louise of Norway attended a Christmas concert at the Royal Palace on December 17.

View pictures and a video at the official website of the Norwegian Royal family HERE.

Earlier, 2 December, the King and Queen and the Crown Prince and Crown Princess received the artists.

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Source: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen via kongehuset.no

The Crown Prince and Crown Princess invited the artists to have dinner with them at Skaugum on 15 december.

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Source: Hans Fredrik Asbjørnsen via kongehuset.no


Regional and overseas visits to mark the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth of the UK

Her Majesty The Queen of the United Kingdom of Great-Brittain and Northern-Ireland, accompanied by His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, will mark The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee with a series of regional visits and engagements throughout the United Kingdom during 2012.

The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh, supported by other members of the Royal Family, will be travelling as widely as possible across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Details of the programme will include:
29th March North London
26th - 27th April Wales
1st - 2nd May South West England
15th May South London
16th - 17th May North West England
2nd - 5th June Central Weekend
13th - 14th June East Midlands and East Anglia
25th June and 25th July South East England
2nd - 6th July Scotland (Holyrood Week)
11th - 12th July West Midlands
18th - 19th July North East England

In addition, members of the Royal Family will travel overseas representing The Queen throughout the Diamond Jubilee year, visiting every Realm as well as undertaking visits to Commonwealth countries, Crown Dependencies and British Overseas Territories.

Her Majesty has asked that these visits include the following:
TRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea
HRH The Prince of Wales: Channel Islands, Isle of Man
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge: Malaysia, Singapore, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu
HRH Prince Harry: Belize, Jamaica, The Bahamas
HRH The Duke of York: India
TRH The Earl and Countess of Wessex: Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados, Gibraltar, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago
The Princess Royal: Mozambique, Zambia
HRH The Duke of Gloucester: British Virgin Islands, Malta
HRH The Duke of Kent: Falkland Islands, Uganda

The Diamond Jubilee central weekend is 2nd-5th June 2012 and will consist of the following:

Saturday 2nd June, 2012
The Queen will attend the Epsom Derby.

Sunday 3rd June, 2012
The Big Jubilee Lunch:
Building on the already popular Big Lunch initiative, people will be encouraged to share lunch with neighbours and friends as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations. This may take the form of a traditional street party or a picnic lunch in small or larger groups. This event is being organised by the Big Lunch.

The Thames Diamond Jubilee Pageant:
This event will take place on the Thames and consist of up to 1,000 boats assembled from across the UK, the Commonwealth and around the world. The Queen will travel in the Royal Barge which will lead the flotilla. This event is being organised by the Thames Diamond Jubilee Foundation.

Monday 4th June, 2012BBC Concert at Buckingham Palace:
There will be a televised Diamond Jubilee Concert at Buckingham Palace with tickets being available to UK residents by public ballot. The musical programme for the concert is still being planned and is expected to feature British and Commonwealth musicians. Details on how to apply for the concert will be available in due course. This event is being organised by the BBC.

The Queen's Diamond Jubilee Beacons:
A network of 2,012 Beacons will be lit by communities and individuals throughout the United Kingdom, as well as the Channel Islands, the Isle of Man, British Overseas Territories and the Commonwealth. As in 2002, The Queen will light the National Beacon. The beacons project is being organised by Diamond Jubilee Beacons Ltd.

Tuesday 5th June, 2012
Service of Thanksgiving and Carriage Procession:
There will be a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral and a formal carriage Procession by The Queen.

In addition, the Diamond Jubilee Pageant will take place on 10th, 11th and 13th May 2012 in Windsor. Horses and other acts will travel from all around the world to perform in celebration of Her Majesty’s Diamond Jubilee.



The Duchess of Cambridge became the patron of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry

HRH The Duchess of Cambridge formally became a Patron of The Foundation of Prince William and Prince Harry alongside her husband, The Duke of Cambridge, and Prince Harry at the Board of Trustees meeting on September 29, 2011.