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Mathilde – The 50th birthday of a perfect Queen © Belgian Royal Palace/Michel Gronemberger
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Mathilde – The 50th birthday of a perfect Queen

What was the first time I heard of Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz? I think it was on 9 September 1999, one day before the announcement of her engagement to the Belgian heir to the throne, Prince Philippe. They had managed to keep their relationship a good secret. However, the official presentation was held on my 26th […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet
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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 80 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]

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Royal News December 2022 © RVD – Jeroen van der Meyde
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Royal News December 2022

Last modified: 7 January 2023 1 December The sapphire tiara of Princess Thyra of Denmark and other royal jewellery were sold at auction at Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, today. The tiara, that last belonged to Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, was sold for 650.000 DKK, her art deco bracelet with emeralds and diamonds fetched 700.000 DKK. […]

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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: 7 January 2023 Since the start of the corona pandemic there has been a long list of royals and nobles that personally suffered of Covid-19 or even died. Of course it is often not announced whether people died of the Coronavirus or died  in a natural way. Of some people however it is known. […]

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An engagement in Luxembourg – Wedding date © Maison du Grand-Duc / Sophie Margue
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An engagement in Luxembourg – Wedding date

7 November 2022 Their Royal Highnesses The Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg are very pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra, to Mr Nicolas Bagory. The wedding will take place in spring 2023. Nicolas Bagory was born on 11 November 1988 as son of Thomas Bagory and […]

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Deaths 2022

Last modified: 1 January 2023 Deaths in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2022. Date Name Age Place January 3 (Covid-19) Igor Ostasenko-Bogdanoff (Parma) 72 Hôpital Georges-Pompidou, Paris, France January 3 Werner von Klitzing (Wied) 87 January 5 Dinnies von der Osten (Prussia) 92 Bad Godesberg, Germany January 10 Archduchess Margherita of Austria-Este […]

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Marriages 2022 Photo by Kaz at Pixabay
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Marriages 2022

Last modified: 1 January 2023 Engagements, marriages and divorces in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2022. Engagements Date Groom-to-be Bride-to-be Place January Archduke Joseph of Austria Countess Sophie von Schaesberg January Count Bodo von Brockdorff Countess Lioba von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee March 5 Edward Fane Trefusis Countess Christine zu Solms-Sonnenwalde […]

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