Category: Names & Titles

Titles: Prince(ss) of Orange © RVD – Frank Ruiter 2021
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Titles: Prince(ss) of Orange

On 30 April 2013 the eldest daughter of the new King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Catharina-Amalia, became the first Princess of Orange in her own right in modern times. The title is however much older. Origine Orange (Principauté d’Orange) was a principality in what is nowadays part of the Departement of Vaucluse, Provence, in the […]

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The name of … Catharina-Amalia © RVD – Frank Ruiter 2021
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The name of … Catharina-Amalia

On Sunday 7 December 2003 at 5.01pm a Princess was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands. Originally the little Princess was only announced for January 2004, but being 52 cm tall and having a weight of 3,310 grams hardly anybody believed that she was born several weeks early. The name was […]

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Royal names in Sweden (updated) Photo & Copyright: Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden
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Royal names in Sweden (updated)

On 26 March 2021 at 11.19am the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden was born at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. While we usually had to wait for the names of a newborn Swedish prince or princess until the Monday, the council this time was already held on Sunday 28 […]

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The names of Princess Eugenie’s son
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The names of Princess Eugenie’s son

The name Stamp in the Brooksbank family has a long tradition. The name came into the family when Mary Stamp in 1679 married Joseph Brooksbank. They named their first son Stamp, and since there have regularly been boys called Stamp in the family. It is however not a name given to each boy in the […]

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Never pretend to be a royal Photo from Pixabay
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Never pretend to be a royal

All over the social media people use the names of royals for their accounts. Sometimes you should wonder if that is allright or not. Last week I saw two totally different stories. On one hand there was one by someone on Twitter, while Twitter researched whether this person was actually the Duchess of Windsor, or […]

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The many Heinrichs in the Princely Family Reuss Heinrich XIV, Fürst (Prince) Reuss and his wife Johanna
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The many Heinrichs in the Princely Family Reuss

Imagine being a part of a family in which all men have the same first name. That is the case in the Princely family Reuss. At the start of their genealogy, early 12th century you’ll find a few men with different first names, but already soon all men are called Heinrich, the German equivalent of […]

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Changes within the Swedish Royal House
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Changes within the Swedish Royal House

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on 7 October announced some changes within the Royal House. These changes should establish more clearly which members of his family in the future will perform official duties in name of the monarch. While Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine keep their styles and […]

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