Funeral of Duke Friedrich of Württemberg

Reigning and former Royals were among a host of illustrious attendees at the funeral of Duke Friedrich of Württemberg in Altshausen on May 25th. Duke Friedrich, eldest son and heir of Duke Carl of Württemberg and Princess Diane of Orléans, tragically died in a car accident on May 9, and leaves behind a wife, Duchess Marie, née Wied, and three children, Duke Wilhelm, Duchess Marie-Amélie and Duchess Sophie-Dorothée. Continue reading

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State Visits 2017

It’s that time of year again! For the next few days leading up to the New Year, we will have a series of ‘Year in Review’ articles, compiling and featuring the Royal highlights of 2017. Today, we are taking a look at the Royal State Visits of 2017- Continue reading

King Michael of Romania’s Funeral

Members of the Romanian Royal Family, Foreign Royalty and Heads of State attended the State Funeral of King Michael of Romania on December 16th. King Michael died in Switzerland on December 5th, at the age of 96. He first became King in 1927, and though he hasn’t been the reigning Head of State since 1947, the Government is giving the late King a State Funeral, in line with the plans to give the Royal Family Official Status in Romania. Continue reading

Portuguese Royal Tiaras

Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Braganza, who turns 51 today! Despite being Heads of a deposed Royal Family, the Duke and Duchess enjoy a semi-official role in Portugal, which dictates their presence at ceremonial events, including State Banquets. Thus, the Duchess has more Tiara events than her fellow deposed royal ladies. In honour of the Duchess’ birthday, we are taking a look at the Portuguese Royal Tiaras-  Continue reading

Queen Silvia in Portugal

Queen Silvia of Sweden visited the Hospicio Princesa Dona Maria Amélia in Funchal in Portugal on May 2nd. The Princess Dona Maria Amelia Hospital (Hospicio Princesa Dona Maria Amélia) is a hospital founded in memory of Princess Maria Amélia of Brazil who died of tuberculosis in Funchal, Portugal in 1853. Her mother, Empress Amélie of Brazil, was a sister of Queen Josefina of Sweden, and succeeding Kings and Queens of Sweden continued to fulfill the legacy of the hospital.  Continue reading