Prince Alireza Pahlavi Has Passed Away.

I am sorry to announce this dear friends, but Prince Alireza Pahlavi, son of HIM Empress Farah and the late Shah of Iran, has passed away today, January 4, 2011.

The Prince battled with depression over the years, and according to various sources, the 44 year old Prince committed suicide in Boston, Massachusetts:

…struggled for years to overcome his sorrow, he finally succumbed, and during the night of the 4th of January 2011, in his Boston residence, took his own life, plunging his family and friends into great sorrow.

My deepest condolences to his family and friends.

To read more please visit the official site for Reza Pahlavi (Alireza’s older brother) at: Reza

You may also read an excellent article from The Huffington Post

Source and photo courtesy of CNN International

HSH Prince Albert of Monaco and Miss Charlene Wittstock on Holiday in Egypt

While the rest of the world returns to their monotonous 9-5 jobs, HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Miss Charlene Wittstock, continue to enjoy their New Year’s holiday.

The couple are currently in Egypt along with some of their close friends.   HSH Prince Albert II and Miss Wittstock were recently seen riding camels near Giza.


It is unknown when the couple will return home to the tiny principality known as Monaco.

Source and photo courtesy of: Svensk Damtidning by All Over Press

Royal Weddings: Videos

It’s been a pretty slow news day for royal watchers; though, I could go into an in-depth discussion about HRH Prince Henrik of Denmark’s unzipped pants during this past New Year’s Court… but I already mentioned/discussed it two days ago so I’ll spare you.   LOL.

As a result, of this incredibly slow news day, I thought it would be a good idea to post various royal wedding videos since there is not much else to discuss until tomorrow.

Enjoy, my friends!   🙂

HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Miss Mary Donaldson: Engagement Press Interview Pre-Wedding Food-Fest aka The Gala Banquet ,  The Entire WeddingBalcony Wave-A-Thon, Reception, Wedding Waltz,  Interview with Crown Princess Mary and Crown Prince Frederik

HRH Prince Joachim and Marie Cavallier: Engagement Press ConferencePre-Wedding InterviewPart TwoPart Three, Guests Arriving to Wedding,  Wedding : Part OneWedding : Part TwoWedding : Part ThreeWedding : Part FourWedding : Part Five

HRH Prince Felipe of Spain and Miss Letizia Ortiz: The Entire WeddingGala pre-wedding banquet

HRH Prince Willam Alexander of the Netherlands and Maxima Zorreguieta: Engagement Civil WeddingReligious Wedding: Part 1Religious Wedding: Part 2Religious Wedding: Part 3

HRH Crown Prince Haakon and Mett-Marit of Norway: Wedding

Princess Martha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn: Wedding

HRH Prince Edward of Britain and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones: Wedding : Part OnePart TwoPart ThreePart FourPart FivePart SixPart SevenPart Eight

HRH Prince Joachim of Denmark and Alexandra Manley: Engagement Interview,  Wedding

HRH Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla Parker-Bowles: Wedding: Part OneWedding : Part Two

HRH Prince Andrew of Britain and Sarah Ferguson: Wedding: Part OneWedding : Part TwoWedding : Part ThreeWedding : Part FourWedding : Part FiveWedding : Part SixWedding : Part SevenWedding : Part EightWedding : Part NineBalcony Wave-A-Thon

HRH Princess Anne (The Princess Royal) of Britain to Captain Mark Phillips: Wedding : Part OneWedding : Part Two

HRH Prince Charles of Britain and Lady Diana Spencer: Wedding: Part OneWedding : Part TwoWedding : Part ThreeWedding : Part FourWedding : Part FiveWedding : Part SixWedding : Part SevenWedding : Part Eight

HSH Prince Rainier of Monaco and Miss Grace Kelly: Wedding : Part OneWedding : Part Two

Miss Charlene Wittstock: The 2010 Personality of the Year

While Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, are on holiday in Egypt, the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, decided that Miss Wittstock is their choice for the 2010 Personality of the Year.

Now, I can see why she was picked as the winner.  More than ever, Miss Wittstock was in the public eye with her then boyfriend turned fiancé, HSH Prince Albert II.  Moreover, I suppose it was her strong support to various charities in and out of Monaco that led the editors to choose Miss Wittstock as their chica of the year.

So, congratulations, Charlene!  I’m sure you will win again next year.

Source: Nice-Matin

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:

Source and photo courtesy of:

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:

*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