Category: Births & Deaths

Covid-19 and the royals and nobles Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
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Covid-19 and the royals and nobles

Updated: 3 April 2022 These are strange times. Royal engagements are cancelled or postponed, including big celebrations. Weddings are likely to be postponed too, because in many countries you can not even have guests. All we can hope for is a few royal births. There thus far is a small list of royals and nobles […]

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A baby boy! Congratulations to Sophia and Otto Photo & Copyright: Gabi P.
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A baby boy! Congratulations to Sophia and Otto

This summer a friend of mine was at a noble wedding and saw Fürst Otto and Fürstin Sophia zu Castell-Rüdenhausen there. She was clearly pregnant. When they got engaged and married there was an announcement on the website of the municipality of Rüdenhausen where they live, but not this time. The same friend recently informed […]

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A royal baby in Albania Photo and Copyright: Blerta Celibashi / Albanian Royal Court (with permission)
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A royal baby in Albania

Just over four years after their fairytale wedding in Tirana, Albania, Crown Prince Leka of the Albanians and his wife Crown Princess Elia became parents. Several weeks ago photos of them in the streets of Tirana showed up in the Albanian media, showing Crown Princess Elia with what looked like a baby bump. When inquiring […]

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Guillaume and Stéphanie – Their first child has arrived © Cour grand-ducale / Sophie Margue
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Guillaume and Stéphanie – Their first child has arrived

There has been a lot of speculation since their marriage in October 2012. But after seven years of marriage, on 5 December 2019, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg finally announced that they were going to be parents in May 2020. Their son was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte […]

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The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother Photo: Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands
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The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

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Princess Christina of the Netherlands (1947-2019) Koepel van Fagel
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Princess Christina of the Netherlands (1947-2019)

On Friday morning 16 August 2019 the Government Information Service (RVD) in name of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix announced the death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands that morning at the complex of Palace Noordeinde (not in the palace itself, but in her apartment above the stables) in The Hague. She had […]

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A final greeting for Grand Duke Jean
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A final greeting for Grand Duke Jean

It is not unusual to see wreaths and flower arrangements at someone’s cremation or funeral. But when a royal dies there are usually huge wreaths that are often placed where everybody can see them. When Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg died last month, there were quite a few flowers outside the palace and the cathedral. […]

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