Happy Birthday to HRH Duchess Elizabeth of Bavaria

On New Year’s Eve, December 31, 2010, HRH Duchess Elizabeth of Bavaria celebrated her 70th birthday.  The elegant Duchess spent the day with family and friends at church.

In lieu of gifts, the Duchess asked well wishers to donate items to various charities.

You can read more about her birthday by clicking the link: Merkur-online.de

Source and photo courtesy of: tegernseerstimme.de

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock’s Christmas Card

Well, we finally have a chance to see what HSH Prince Albert II and Miss Charlene Wittstock’s Christmas card looks like.

An American blogger living in the South of France posted the card on her site (which you can view on her blog.)  Charlene is wearing, what looks to be a black fitted turtleneck dress with her hair in a delicate chignon.  Prince Albert looks, well, like he’s lost weight.

It’s a nice card, obviously taken inside the Palais Princier de Monaco, but nothing all that special.

To view the photo please click the link: LeTrip.org

*Thanks and credit given to Miss Waynfleet, from Royal Dish, for finding this information/card first!    🙂

Peter and Autumn Phillips Baby Name Revealed?

According to the British newspaper, Eastern Daily Press, Peter and Autumn Phillips have named their daughter… Savannah.

Donna Semmens, the reporter from the paper, notes that the baby’s name was revealed during church service at Sandringham which was “…attended by the Royal family this morning.”   Ms. Semmens goes on to note:

…prayers in Sandringham church this morning included a special mention by the Rev Jonathan Riviere for “Peter and Autumn Phillips and their daughter Savannah,” the first time the name has been used in public.

Several royal watchers are in a bit of a fit over the name — Savannah.  Comments range from:

  • “[The name] falls under the category of made-up names along with other cities, last names as first names, and alternatively spelled names. I thought we could count on the royal family for a little more tradition than this. Around this neck of the woods, people name their dogs Savannah!”
  • “It sounds like a stripper’s name!”
  • “Not a name I was expecting, but a lovely one nonetheless. It always makes me think of the beautiful town in Georgia.”

If the baby’s name is Savannah, and there is no confirmation yet, it’s not that bad.  I mean, it could have been worse.  She could have ended up with the name Audio Science or Moon Unit.

To read the entire article please click the link: Eastern Daily Press

Photo courtesy of Hello Magazine