HRH Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton to live in the Late Diana, Princess of Wales’s Home?

According to the Telegraph newspaper, it is true.  But, as you know by now, dear friends, you should take what the press has to say with a grain of salt.

Anyway, this is what the reporter from the Telegraph has to say about the supposed move:

‘William has let it be known that he wants them to live at Kensington Palace,’ says a courtier. ‘It is where he grew up and he has very happy memories.’

It has been suggested that Kate and William might live at St James’s Palace, but this is dismissed by the courtier. ‘St James’s Palace is dark, dingy and depressing,’ he says. ‘William does not want to live there.’

To read the rest of the article please click the link below.

Source: Telegraph Newspaper

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Chris Jackson/Getty Images Europe

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Original Photos from the International Circus Festival in Monaco

The Monte-Carlo Daily Photo Blog has been one of my favorite sites for several years now, and I thought now is the good time to share this blog with those who are unfamiliar with MCDP.  The photographer and owner of this fantastic blog has shot some amazing behind-the-scenes photos from the 35th Annual International Circus Festival in Monaco.  Unfortunately, at this time there are no photos of the Monaco princely family.

One more thing, I would like to remind my fellow bloggers to please do not copy and paste these photos without the permission of the owner from Monte Carlo Daily Photo.

Enjoy!    🙂

Please click the link at: Monte Carlo Daily Photo

Photo courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Pool/Getty Images Europe

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Happy Birthday to HRH Princess Caroline of Hanover, HSH Princess of Monaco!

On January 23, 2011, HRH The Princess of Hanover, the Hereditary Princess of Monaco, Caroline, turned 54 years young.  The stunning eldest daughter of the late Prince Rainier III and the late Princess Grace of Monaco celebrated her day with family and friends.

With the loss of her mother in 1982 and with the loss of her father in 2005, Princess Caroline continued to forge ahead, but not without several personal as well as health problems.  She has been married three times, divorced once, currently separated, and a widow.  After the death of her husband, Stefano Casiraghi on October 3, 1990, Princess Caroline’s health began to deteriorate.  In 1996, she began to experience hair loss.  Soon, she lost it all.  Though she never confirmed it in public many doctors, commenting about her hair loss, believed the beautiful Princess suffered from Alopecia Totalis, an autoimmune disorder brought on by severe stress as well as genetics.

In time her hair grew back and her health began to vastly improve.

Today, Princess Caroline is the proud mother of four, and is quite active with various charities/patronages for the Principality of Monaco including:

  1. Les Ballets de Monte Carlo
  2. Amade Mondiale
  3. The Princess Grace Foundation
  4. Monte Carlo Opera
  5. The Spring Arts Festival
  6. The Monte Carlo Philharmonic Orchestra
  7. The Red Cross

So, there you have it!  A CliffNotes version of HRH The Princess of Hanover, the Hereditary Princess of Monaco, Caroline.

Happy Birthday, Princess!   🙂

To watch various video interviews of Princess Caroline please click the link: A 1985 Interview with Barbara WaWa (Walters): Part OnePart TwoPrincess CarolinePrincess Caroline and Family (ABC News), Princess Caroline Marries Stefano and Another Interview

 

Photos courtesy of: Zimbio.com by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Entertainment,Matthew Peyton/Getty Images North America, Pool/Getty Images Europe

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A Bio About HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia

Since the announcement of his engagement yesterday, many have wanted to know more about HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich, the handsome German man and descendant of the incredibly awesome Kaiser Wilhelm II, the last Emperor of Germany.

On the official website for the House of Hohenzollern there is a fantastic bio about Prince Georg.

Here is a snippet:

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand Prince of Prussia was born on the 10th of June in 1976 in Bremen, Germany. In the year before the wedding of his parents, Prince Louis Ferdinand, Jr. (1944-1977) and Countess Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (* 1950) garnered a tremendous amount of caused media attention. Tragically, his father passed away shortly after Prince Georg Friedrich’s first birthday from severe injuries he had suffered in a military training exercise. His widow gave birth to a girl, Princess Cornelie-Cécile, six months later. Therefore Prince Louis Ferdinand sen. (1907-1994) designated his grandson Prince Georg Friedrich to become his heir.

Both mother and grandfather made every effort to ensure him a carefree childhood. Prince Georg Friedrichstarted school in Fischerhude near Bremen where his parents had taken residence, and attended grammar school in Bremen and Oldenburg. Then he finished at Glenalmond College near Aberdeen, Scotland where he passed his A-levels. It was during his stay in Scotland when his grandfather Prince Louis Ferdinand sen. passed away and he succeeded as head of the House of Hohenzollern.

To read more please click the link: Preussen.de

For information about HSH Princess Sophie von Isenberg’s family seat please visit their official website at: Isenburg.com

To view the latest photos of the couple please click the link: Bild.de

Source and photo courtesy of: Preussen.de

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HIRH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia Engaged to HSH Princess Sophie von Isenburg

On Friday, January 21, 2011, HI&RH Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, the current head of the House of Hohenzollern on announced his engagement to the lovely Princess Sophie von Isenburg.

The princess grew up in Hesse and currently works for a consulting firm in Berlin, Germany.

The wedding will take place later this year most likely in Potsdam, Germany.

Congrats to the lovely couple!  This is such wonderful news.

Later on today, I will post more information about Prince Georg and Princess Sophie so stay tuned.

Source and photos courtesy of: Preussen.de


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HM Queen Sofia of Spain at the XXXI International Tourism Fair

On January 19, 2011, HM Queen Sofia of Spain attended the XXXI Annual International Tourism Fair in Madrid, Spain.

According to Hola Magazine, the fair known as FITUR, draws in:

…10,500 companies from 166 countries, occupying an exhibition space of 75,000 square meters…

During the walk-a-bout Queen Sofia chatted with the various attendee and for photographers next to the World Cup that Spain won… oh I don’t know… months ago.

To watch a clip of the event please click the link: La Informacion.com

Source and photo courtesy of: Hola.com and Noticias.terra.es

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and HSH Princess Stephanie of Monaco attend the Opening Ceremony of the 35th International Circus Festival

This evening in lovely, yet tiny, Monaco HSH Prince Albert and his sister Princess Stephanie of Monaco attended the opening ceremony of the 35th Annual International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo.

Surrounded by creepy ass clowns and a billion photographers Prince Albert and Princess Stephanie smiled and laughed as they made their way through the arena.

Oh, I almost forgot… Princess Stephanie’s daughter, Pauline, was also in attendance to support her mother who is the President of the Circus Festival. Unfortunately, once again,  Prince Albert’s fiancée was nowhere to be found.  It’s been a long ass time since royal watchers were able to gaze upon her loveliness in still photos as well as videos.  Who knows where or what she is doing (perhaps prepping for the upcoming princely wedding); nevertheless, I hope we will see her soon.

To view more photos of tonight’s event please click the link below.

 

Source and photos courtesy of: Day Life by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images and AP Photo/Valery Hache, Pool

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HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco attends the Monte Carlo Rally

On January 19, 2011, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco was in Saint Bonnet le Froid to attend the opening of

… a special of the centenary Monte Carlo rally.  Formerly part of the WRC circuit the event which was first won by Frenchman Henri Rougier in a Turcat-Mery back in 1911, is now on the rival breakaway IRC circuit.

Sounds like fun and by the looks of it, HSH Prince Albert looks as if he is freezing to death.

To view more photos from the event please click the link below.

Source and photos courtesy of: Day Life by JEAN-PIERRE CLATOT/AFP/Getty Images

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Miss Charlene Wittstock Will Walk Down the Aisle in A Custom Designed Gown by Giorgio Armani

This isn’t exactly breaking news for many royal watchers (in fact several of us knew months ago), but Miss Charlene Wittstock will wear a custom designed wedding gown by Mr. Giorgio Armani for her wedding to HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco.

Actually, she will wear two items designed by the famous Italian designer.  One for her civil marriage, that will take place on July 1, and one for the religious ceremony on July 2, 2011.

Miss Wittstock and Mr. Armani have a long relationship together when it comes to her fashion choices.  In case you didn’t know, she is the official Ambassador for the House of Armani.

Source: Nice-Matin Photo courtesy of: Michael Carpenter/ WENN.com

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Monaco Has Been Officially Declared ‘The Safest Place in the World!!’ Oh Yeah, Prince Albert Was There

Yup that’s right!  Monaco has been officially declared the safest and most epic country in the world… according to Monaco’s Police Chief/Director of Public Security, Andre Muhlberger.

HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, looking fresh and relaxed after his exotic vacay trip to Egypt as well as his official trip to Lebanon, congratulated the Police force for a job well done.

In an article from today’s Monaco Telecom newspaper, Mr. Muhlberger notes, “…good figures for 2010…” ; however, he did state there were a wee of problems last year… but that’s not important.

It’s been shuffled under the rug.

Voila!  No problemos!

Everything is fine here.

Any who, there are several photos of HSH Prince Albert II and the entire police force from today’s announcement.  To view the photos please click the link: Monaco Telecom

In case you were wondering, Miss Charlene Wittstock did not attend the event.

Source: Monaco Telecom

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Ka’iulani: Hawai’i’s Island Rose. An Article from the Smithsonian Magazine

On May 8, 2009, the Smithsonian Magazine published an article about HRH Princess Ka’iulani of Hawai’i.  Since there has always been an interest in her as well as the rest of the Hawaiian royal family I thought I would share this article with all of you in case if you have not read it before.

Click to read: Smithsonian Magazine

Source: Smithsonian Magazine.

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HRH Princess Letizia of Asturias Participates in the AECC

On January 14, 2011, HRH Princess Letizia of Asturias participated in the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer (The Spanish Association Against Cancer) in Madrid, Spain.

The gorgeous and intelligent Princess met with various leaders within the organization and participated in the meeting as their President of Honor.  The Princess goal is to “…promote cancer research and help those suffering from the disease.”  Bravo!  Letizia!!  Bravo!!

To learn more about the Asociación Española Contra el Cáncer please visit their official website at AECC

Click to watch a short video clip from the meeting at: Lainformacion.com

Source and photos courtesy of: Telecinco.esNoticias.terra.es, and Zimbio.com by Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images Europe.

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