Thursday, February 28, 2013

Another British Royal Baby Coming!

Lord Frederick Windsor and his wife, Sophie Winkleman announced that they will have their first chikd in August. Frederick is the son of Prince Michael and Princess Michael of Kent. Sophie is the daughter of Barry Winkleman and Cindy Black.

They announced their engagement on February 14, 2009. The couple married back on September 12, 2009.
Information: Wikipedia
Photos: Google (Key Words: "Sophie Winkleman marriage", "Sophie Winkleman and Freddie"

Monday, February 18, 2013

3 Luxembourg Birthday and a Royal Anniversary

I just realized that 3 Luxembourg Royal Women have their birthdays in a row. Also, that Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa had their Wedding Anniversary!

February 14 was the 32nd Wedding Anniversary of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri.

February 16 was Princess Alexandra's 21st birthday. Alexandra is the only daughter and second youngest child of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg.
February 17 was Princess Marie Astrid of Austria's 59th birthday. Don't be confused by the Austria part. She's the sister of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

February 18, or today, is Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie's 29th birthday. Stephanie married Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume last year in October.

Photos: The Royal Calendar, Google (Key words: "Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa", "Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg 2012", "Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg"
Information: The Royal Calendar, Wikipedia

Two More Royal Weddings This Year!

There weren't any Royal engagements recently. I was looking on Royal Calendars and I found out that there are two more Royal Weddings this year!

Prince Leka of Albania and Elia Zaharia were engaged in May of 2010 and are getting married this year, possibly. 
Princess Iman bint Al Hussein to to be married to Zaid Azmi Mirza in March of 2013. Their engagement was announced in December of 2012.

Zaid Azmi Mirza and Princess Iman on the day of their engagement

Information: The Royal Calendar
Photos: Google (Key terms: "Zaid Azmi Mirza", "Elia Zaharia", Prince Leka of Astria"

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Abdication Schedual

Program for April 30

Abdication of Her Majesty the Queen in the Moseszaal of the Royal Palace Amsterdam. Those present will include the Presidents of the Senate and the House of Representatives, the Council of Ministers for the Kingdom and members of the Royal Family. The Queen signs the instrument of abdication, which is read aloud by the Director of the Queen's Office.

His Majesty the King, Her Majesty the Queen and Her Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands appear on the balcony of the Palace. Princess Beatrix and the King will both give a short address. Her Royal Highness the Princess of Orange and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane will then join their parents on the balcony.

The King and his retinue proceed to the Nieuwe Kerk.

Swearing in and investiture of the King at a joint session of the two Houses of the States General in the Nieuwe Kerk. The King delivers an address and is sworn in. The President of the two Houses, Fred de Graaf, delivers an address and makes a solemn declaration, after which every member of the States General and the States of Aruba, CuraƧao and St Maarten swears an oath or makes an affirmation.

Reception for authorities and members of the States General in the Royal Palace Amsterdam.

Information: MyRoyals

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Royals Love: Belts

I've noticed looking through royal maternity wear, that many royal women love belts. So, here are some Crown Princesses wearing belts (note, there's not a lot of pictures):
 Everyone knows that Catherine loves her belts! Last year, she wore 27 belts on 88 engagements (there could be more though). There's only 88 that I know of. Her belts are fashionable though, she must have a least 100 different belts... I want to see them all.
 Letizia doesn't usually wear belts as often as most princesses or royals. She wears them ocassionally, and when she does wear them. Man! They look good on her!
Mary is a royal who usually wears belts but sometimes doesn't. Her belts are nice, I like them, I swear I have that belt in the middle... Awesome! I don't really have a lot to say...
Maxima is known to wear tiny belts, normally around the size of an inch or two, or something like that.
Victoria hardly wears belts, that's why when I came across Victoria, I had to look on Google. Her belts are nice looking though. Then again, how can a belt not be ugly?
Pictures: Google. Key Words: "Crown Princess Victoria Belts"
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