The private christenings of the British royals

In contrast to some other monarchies the christenings of the British royals are rather private occasions. They often taken place in royal chapels or even in the palaces and are small, intimate ceremonies with few guests. When possible photographers like to take pictures of the arrival and departure of the parents with their child and […]

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Births 2011

Last modified: 30 June 2018 Births and christenings in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2011. 2 January Birth of Muneerah Madhul, daughter of Crown Prince Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah of Brunei Darussalam and Sarah Salleh at Brunei Darussalam. 8 January Birth of Vincent Frederik Minik Alexander and Josephine Sophia Ivalo Mathilda, son and […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 75 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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Births 2012

Last modified: 17 April 2017 Births and christenings in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2012. * = new Births Date Name Parents Place January 1 Martha Elisabeth Maria Walburga Luise Count Ludwig and Countess Alexandra Luise von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee Berlin, Germany January 7 Zayed Emir of Dubai and Princess […]

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Another Christening at Palace Het Loo

You’d almost forget, but no Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven, son of Prince Floris and Princess Aimée van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven wasn’t christened yet. The little boy was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1 July 2013 at 1.32pm. The little brother of Magali and Eliane was finally […]

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