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HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark unveiled a new portrait of herself at the National History Museum on 31 May 2012. The portrait was painted by Gugger Peters.
Source: National History Museum (Denmark)
Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the inauguration of the Tryg Foundation's Family House at Aarhus University Hospital
HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the inauguration of the Tryg Foundation's Family House at Aarhus University Hospital on 30 May 2012.
Source: Tonny Foghmar, Aarhus Universitetshospital
HRH Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah of Jordan has completed his secondary education at King’s Academy.
HM Queen Elizabeth of England has appointed HRH the Duke of Cambridge, Prince William, as Knight of the Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle.
The Most Ancient and Most Noble Order of the Thistle represents the highest honour in Scotland. Revived by King James VII, the Order has a complement of 16 Knights (KT). In 1987, The Queen decided that ladies should be eligible for the Thistle in the same way as men.The Motto of the Order is Nemo Me Impune Lacessit (No one provokes me with impunity).
ROYAL KNIGHTS OF THE THISTLE
Her Majesty The Queen
His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, K.G., K.T., O.M., G.B.E., A.C., Q.S.O.
His Royal Highness The Duke of Rothesay, K.G., K.T., G.C.B., O.M., A.K., Q.S.O., A.D.C.
Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, K.G., K.T., G.C.V.O., C.B., A.D.C.
KNIGHTS AND LADY OF THE THISTLE
The Earl of Airlie K.T., G.C.V.O. (Chancellor of the Order of the Thistle)
The Earl of Elgin and Kincardine, K.T., C.D.
The Viscount of Arbuthnott, K.T., C.B.E., D.S.C.,
The Earl of Crawford and Balcarres, K.T., G.C.V.O.
Lady Marion Fraser, L.T.
The Lord Macfarlane of Bearsden, K.T.
The Lord Mackay of Clashfern, K.T.
The Lord Wilson of Tillyorn, K.T, G.C.M.G.
The Lord Sutherland of Houndwood, K.T
Sir Eric Anderson, K.T.
The Lord Steel of Aikwood, K.T., K.B.E.,
The Lord Robertson of Port Ellen, K.T., G.C.M.G.
The Lord Cullen of Whitekirk, K.T.
Sir Garth Morrison, K.T., C.B.E.
The Lord Hope of Craighead, K.T.
The Lord Patel, K.T.
Posted by Josette at 11:18 AM
Labels: Order of the Thistle, Royal family of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland, Royal News
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Anne-Marie of Bourbon-Parma, released the first official pictures of themselves with their newborn daughter, HRH Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma. Click HERE to view the pictures at PPE.
The Danish Royal Court released a video of the christening of HH Princess Athena of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, via their YouTube channel.
The Swedish Royal Court has released the official pictures of the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland. The pictures were taken by Bruno Ehrs in the red diningroom of Princess Sibylla's apartments.
The first picture shows the little Princess with her parents, TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duchess and Duke of Västergötland.
The second picture shows the little Princess with her parents and her grandparents, TM King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden and Olle and Ewa Westling.
The third picture shows Princess Estelle with her parents and her godparents, HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, Duke of Värmland; Anna Westling Soderstrom; HRH the Prince of Oranje, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands; HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat; and HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.
The fourth picture shows Princess Estelle with her mother and her maternal grandfather.
The fifth and final picture shows Princess Estelle with her maternal grandfather.
Source: Bruno Ehrs / kungehuset.se
The Swedish Royal Court released a video summary of the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
The Prince Oscar crown was used during the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
The Prince Oscar crown was made in 1844 to the then Prince Oscar (II) before his father's (future Oscar I) coronation. The crown jewels were taken from the Treasury. After several crowns were manufactured in the 1700s, the collection of loose gems and pearls as reduced significantly, which is why, for example, Spires 32 infattade gems are cut in half. Stones were also chosen from Erik XIV's Crown and from Gustav II's Epaulette.
Crown structure differs in detail from the ordinary with a vase at the center front instead of a scepter. The location of this is according to heraldic rules only for the Crown Prince's crowns. The crown has been selected because it's a Bernadotte Crown, and because the future King Oscar II was the Duke of Östergötland.
The Princess received the Royal Order of the Seraphim from HM King Carl Gustav.
The following music was played in The Royal Chapel during the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
Organ improvisation with music composed by the Bernadotte family.
Performed by Mary Ljungquist Hen and Björn Gäfvert
Trumpet Fanfare by Claude Gervaise (c. 1525-1583).
Performed by music inspector Olle Hermansen, Defense Music / Life Guards
Jubilate Psalm 100, set in by Johan Helmich Roman.
Performed by the Castle Church's vocal ensemble, ensemble from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, organist Björn Gäfvert and Mary Ljungquist Hen.
Psalm 197 The gentle spring comes, text, JO Wallin verses 1-2, A. Frostensson verses 3-4. Music by Swedish folk song
Psalm 248 Safer, no one can be, text L. Sandell. Music: Swedish variant of German folk song
Rest Happy. In your arms by Kristin Peace and Benny Andersson.
Performed by singer Elin Rombo, Margareta Bengtson harpist and flutist January Bengtson Composed for Crown Princess Wedding 2010th
Jubilate psalm 100, batch III and V of John Helmich Roman.
Performed by the Castle Church's vocal ensemble, ensemble from the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, organist Björn Gäfvert and Mary Ljungquist Hen
Organ Improvisation Performed by organist Björn Gäfvert
The baptismal font at the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, was was created in conjunction with the building of the new church in the Three Crowns Castle built in the late 1600's. HM King Karl XI of Sweden ordered a new font in silver that would be one of his gifts to the new church.
The baptismal font was frist used at the christening of of the later HM King Gustav III in 1746, and has been used at every (Swedish) Royal christening since.
For the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, the Royal Chapel and the Royal Palace is adorned with flowers in white and light green. In contrast to the Church's lavish baroque interior in green and gold will blomsterarrangemangens scent-and visually recreate the growing rural savings and create a sheer and crisp feel. The Floris was Claes Carlsson.
HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland's christening gown was worn for the first time by Prince Gustaf Adolf, when he was baptized in 1906 and has also been worn by Gustaf Adolf's siblings, the children of Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess Sibylla, and by the current King's children, Crown Princess Victoria and of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine. At Princess Margaret's baptism in 1935 a cape with a hat of cream colored satin silk was added. In the lining of the cape, all the names and dates that the gown was used, was embroidered.
The Swedish Royal court released the arms and the monogram of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duchess and Duke of Västergötland, have chosen the following godparents for their daughter, HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
- HRH the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands.
- HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway.
- HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, the Duke of Värmland.
- HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
- Anna Westling Söderström.
The Dutch Royal Court announced that HRH the Prince of Orange, Prince Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, has been chosen as one of the godfathers of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
The Danish Royal Court has released official pictures of the christening of HH Princess Athena, the daughter of TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie. In addition to the little Princess and her parents, the pictures feature the older (half)brothers of the Princess, HH Prince Nikolai, HH Prince Felix and HH Prince Henrik, and the grandparents, HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince-Consort Henrik of Denmark, Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot.
Click HERE to view the pictures at the official website.
The Swedish Royal Court has released the official guestlist to the christening of HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, the first child of TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel. Listed below are the names of the members of Royalty and Nobility attending, as well as names of other family members.
- TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden, Duchess and Duke of Västergötland, with their daughter, HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland.
- TM King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden.
- HRH Prince Carl Philip of Sweden, the Duke of Värmland.
- HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland.
- Princess Margaretha of Sweden, Mrs. Ambler.
- HRH Princess Birgitta of Sweden, Princess of Hohenzollern.
- HSH Princess Désirée of Hohenzollern and Eckbert of Bohlen and Halbach. (Daughter and son-in-law of Princess Birgitta)
- Princess Désirée of Sweden, Baroness Silfverschiöld.
- Baron Carl and Baroness Maria Silfverschiöld. (Son and daughter-in-law of Princess Désirée)
- Baroness Christina Louise Silfverschiöld, Baroness the Geer af Finspång, and Baron Hans the Geer af Finspång. (Daughter and son-in-law of Princess Désirée) with Baron Ian De Geer
- Baronesss Helene Silfverschiöld and Fredrik Diterle. (Daughter of Princess Désirée)
- Princess Christina of Sweden, Mrs. Magnuson, and en Tord Magnuson.
- Gustaf Magnuson and Vicky Andrén. (Son of Princess Christina)
- Oscar Magnuson and Emma Ledent. (Son of Princess Christina)
- Victor Magnuson and Frida Bergström. (Son of Princess Christina)
- Countess Marianne Bernadotte af Wisborg.
- Countess Gunnila Bernadotte af Wisborg.
- Count Bertil and Countess Jill Bernadotte af Wisborg
- Dagmar von Arbin
From HM Queen Silvia's family:
- Ralf and Charlotte de Toledo Sommerlath.
- Thomas de Toledo Sommerlath and Bettina Aussems
- Carmita and Pierre Baudinet
- Walther L. Sommerlath
- Patrick and Maline Sommerlath
- Leopold Lundén Sommerlath
From HRH Prince Daniel's family:
- Olle Westling and Ewa Westling
- Anna Westling Söderström and Mikael Söderström with Hedvig and Vera Blom.
- Casper Söderström
- Caisa Söderström
- Olle Henriksson and Anita Henriksson
- Tommy Henriksson
- Hans Henriksson and Marika Henriksson
- Nils Westling and Ann-Catrin Westling
- Sara Westling and Benji Bessemer
- Frida Westling and Rickard Pettersson
- Andreas Westling and Amanda Tegnér
- Hasse Åström and Anna-Britta Åström
- Hans Åström and Helena Olsson
- Anders Åström and Fru Kety Lund
- Anna-Karin Åström and Christer Wigren
- Erik and Birgitta Westling
- Ove and Yvonne Westling
- Bo and Carina Westling
Other Royal Guests:
- HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince-Consort Henrik of Denmark.
- TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark.
- TRH the Duke and Duchess of Brabant, Prince Phillip and Princess Mathilde of Belgium, Countess d'Udekem d'Acoz.
- TRH Prince Willem-Alexander and Princess Máxima of the Netherlands, the Prince and Princess of Orange.
- HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway
- Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn.
- HRH Hereditary Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and his fiancée, Countess Stéphanie of Lannoy
HH Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat, the daughter of TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, was christened today, 20 May 2012.
To view pictures at the official website of the Danish Royal family, click HERE and/or HERE.
Attending the christening of the little Princess were among others:
- TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmar with HH Princess Athena, HH Prince Henrik, HH Prince Nikolai and HH Prince Felix of Denmark.
- HM Queen Margrethe and HRH Prince-Consort Henrik of Denmark.
- Alain Cavallier with girlfriend Marielle Dubern.
- Françoise and Christian Grassiot.
- TRH Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark with their 2 eldest children, HRH Prince Christian and HRH Princess Isabella.
- HSH Hereditary Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg with his partner Carina Axelsson.
- TE Count Ingolf and Countess Sussie of Rosenborg.
- Charles Cavallier.
- Edouard Cavallier.
- Gregory Grandet.
- Jerome Grassion with his wife.
- Jennifer Shorto.
- Benjamin Grandet.
- Nina Archi.
TH Prince Christian and Princess Lena of Schaumburg-Lippe.
- HH Princess Désirée of Schaumburg-Lippe and Michael Iuel.
- Countess Marina of Rosenborg and Portus Ekman
- Count Valdemar of Rosenborg
- Erik and Suzanne Vind
- Count Christian and Countess Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, Countess Lerche-Lerchenborg.
- Count Michael and Countess Caroline Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille.
- Countess Désirée of Schaffgotsch genannt Semperfrei of Kynast and Greiffenstein.
- Count Hadelin and Angèle, Countess Hadelin of Liedekerke Beaufort
- Lensgreve Bendt and Lensgrevinde Pernille Wedell.
- Nina Louise Wedell-Wedellsborg.
The godparents of Princess Athena are:
Diego de Lavandeyra
The Danish Royal Court released new information about the christening of the daughter of TRH Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, Count and Countess of Monpezat.
16.00 – 16.40 The guests arrive
16.45 – 16.55 The Royal family and other close family members arrive
16.55 The Queen and Prince-Consort arrive
16.59 Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrive with the little Princess
17.00 – 17.45 The Christening
17.45 The guests leave the church
18.45 Reception at Schackenborg Slot
Information about the Møgeltønder Church can be found HERE.
Information about the Schackenborg Slot can be found HERE.
More information will be released tomorrow, 20 May 2012.
The guestlist, the information about the floral decorations, information about the music and the names of the godparents will be released around 16 o'clock. The information about the christening robe will be released at the same time as Prince Joachim and Princess Marie arrive. (around 17 o'clock) After the speeches in the church, they will be released. The name will be released, as accustomed, when it's pronounced. Official pictures of the family will be released on Monday 21 May.
HM Queen Elizabeth II of England and HRH the Duke of Edinburgh, hosted a lunch for foreign Royals to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of the Queen.
A picture of the Queen and the Duke and their most honored guests was released and can be found HERE.
Posted by Josette at 6:57 PM
Labels: Official pictures, Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, Royal family of the United Kingdom of Great-Britain and Northern Ireland, Royal News
Christeing of Princess Estelle: Swedish Royal Court releases new pictures of the Crown Princess family
The Swedish Royal Court released a new official picture of TRH Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, Duchess and Duke of Västergötland, and their daughter, HRH Princess Estelle of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland, as well as a new official picture of the little Princess, ahead of the christening next Tuesday.
Source: Kate Gabor/Kungahuset.se
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Anne-Marie of Bourbon-Parma, released the first pictures of their newborn daughter, HRH Princess Luisa of Bourbon-Parma.
Click HERE to view the pictures at PPE.
TRH the Duke and Duchess of Parma, Prince Carlos and Princess Annemarie of Bourbon-Parma, had their first child, HRH Princess Luisa Irene Constance Anna Maria of Bourbon-Parma, on 9 May 2012.
The little Princess's weight was 3160 gramms at birth.
HRH Crown Prince Moulay Hassan of Morocco, the first child and only son of HM King Mohammed and HRH Princess Lalla Salma of Morocco, celebrated his 9th birthday on May 8, 2012. To celebrate this, a picture of the Crown Prince was released.
Click HERE to download the HQ picture from MAP.
Count Carl Johan Bernadotte of Wisborg died on 5 May 2012. Count Carl Johan was born as HRH Prince Carl Johan of Sweden, Duke of Dalarna, the youngest of 5 children and the 4th son of HM King Gustav VI, then HRH Crown Prince Gustav Adolf and his wife, née HRH Princess Margaret of Connaught, a granddaughter of the British Queen Victoria..
A statement from TM King Carl Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden:
"Count Carl Johan Bernadotte was a dear and beloved family member who did much for the whole family with his kindness and humor. We will remember Carl Johan as an respected and lovable relative, who we have always valued highly, not the least by his knowledge he so generously shared with others on our families history. "