‘No Titles, No Subjects, No Problem: Germans Join Royal Wedding Craze’: An Article From the Wall Street Journal

Here are an interesting article from the American newspaper, Wall Street Journal, about H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg regarding their upcoming religious wedding in Potsdam, Germany.  Click here to read the article. 

Photo courtesy of: WSJ via Agence France-Presse

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H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg: The Civil Marriage

On August 25, 2011, H.I.&R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg had their civil marriage at the Potsdamer Registry.  According to Bunte magazine the ceremony lasted 30 minutes and was conducted by the Lord Mayor of Potsdam, Jann Jakobs.

To read the article in its entirety please click here.  To view photos please click here and here.

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Who Will Attend the Wedding Between H.I.&R.H. Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg?

There are only two more days until the nuptials between H.I.&R.H. Georg Friedrich Prince von Preußen and H.S.H. Princess Sophie von Isenburg in Potsdam, Germany and many royal watchers are wondering what royals — reigning and non-reigning — will attend the wedding.

Well, the German magazine, Bunte, is also curious about the guest-list and they have concluded that many non-reigning royals as well as nobles will attend including Prince Alois and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Prince Alexander and Princess Nadja of Schaumburg-Lippe, and the troubled royal, Prince Ernst August of Hanover (minus Princess Caroline of Hanover.)

Unfortunately, we will not know the complete guest-list until the day before or perhaps the day of the wedding.

To read the article from Bunte in its entirety please click here. 

Source: Bunte.de

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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands in Alphen aan den Rijn

After a nice holiday with her family, H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is back at work.  This afternoon in Alphen aan den Rijn (south of Amsterdam) the vivacious princess inaugurated the Museum Archeologiehuis.  The new museum contains:

Remains of the humans which were murdered about 1700 before Christ were exposed at the exposition. The museum contains the Roman Museum, the Provincial Archaeological Center and the Archaeological Work Community. (source)

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‘Royalty in the Islands’: A News Story about King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. Plus, Other News.

Here is an old news report (April 28, 2011) from KITV News in Hawai’i about the royal wedding between Their Majesties King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i.  Click here to watch the video.   🙂  By the way, the reporters mention the word Kahili in the news report, and if you don’t know what a Kahili is, it’s basically a large pole made up of native Hawaiian manu feathers on top.  

Another news report from KITV News about Hulihe’e Palace on O’ahu.  Click here to watch.

An article and video regarding Princess Abigail Kawananakoa.  Click here to read.

Finally, here is another news report about I’olani Palace.  Click here to watch.

Photos: Author’s own and the Star Bulletin.

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H.I&R.H. Prinz Georg Friedrich von Preußen and H.S.H.Prinzessin Sophie von Isenburg: A Video News Report About the Upcoming Imperial Wedding

With less than five days until the nuptials between H.I.&R.H. Prinz Georg Friedrich von Preußen and H.S.H. Prinzessin Sophie von Isenburg, the German television network, RBB, released a nice video news report about the couple on August 22, 2011.   Click here to watch (scroll down a bit and look to your left hand side to see the video clip entitled, Porträt des Brautpaares.)

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T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 50th Anniversary of the Stade Nautique Prince Rainier III

On August 19, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the 50th anniversary of the Stade Nautique Prince Rainier III located at Port Hercule in Monaco. During last night’s festivities the princely couple as well as thousands of attendees watched synchronized swimming, diving, and much more.

To view photos please click the links below:

Sources: Monaco Matin and Pure People  Photo courtesy of: Pure People

 

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The British Royals Continue to Visit Areas Affected by Riots

Various members of the British royal family continue to visit the many areas affected by the recent destructive riots in the United Kingdom.  On August 17, 2011, The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Hackney where they spoke with “…young people helped by The Prince’s Trust after the London riots.  Today the Trust announced an investment of £2.5million into the areas affected by the riots across the UK.”  To watch a video please click here.

On August 18, 2011, H.R.H. Prince Harry of Wales visited Salford where he visited the Eccles fire station to “…thank the crew for all of their work…”  Th prince also visited the local ambulance headquarters in Salford where, again, he spoke with those who were on duty during the riots.  To watch a video of his visit click here and click here to view photos.  Click here to read an article.

This afternoon, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visited a Birmingham community center where they met with, “…Councillor Anita Ward, the Lord Mayor of Birmingham and Chris Sims, Chief Constable of West Midlands Police before entering the community center…”  Click here to watch a video and here to view photos.  To read an article about their visit please click here.

Sources: Princeofwales.gov.uk and Telegraph Newspaper

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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were in Croydon yesterday afternoon to meet with the people who were “…affected by the recent rioting…” The royal couple also “…met young people making a difference in their communities.”  

Click the links below to watch a video as well as to view photos:

To read about their visit to Tottenham, North London please click here.

Finally, here is a great video about The Prince of Wales’s home, Highgrove, and its sustainability secrets.  Click here to watch the video. 

Source: The Royal Channel and Princeofwales.gov.uk

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H.R.H. Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends a Festival

This afternoon in Bussloo, Netherlands H.R.H. Princess Maxima attended the 34th Annual Xnoizz Flevo Festival.  According to the Dutch newspaper, de Stentor, the princess met with various youth to talk to them about money management as well as to listen to the music and so forth.

To view photos please click the links below:

Source: de Stentor Newspaper

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T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco Attend the 62nd Annual Festival de Musique de Menton. Plus, Other News

On August 16, 2011, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco attended the final evening of the famous 62nd Annual Festival de Musique de Menton.

According to the French newspaper, Nice-Matin, the princely couple were warmly greeted with a round of applause when they arrived to the concert.  During the night they, along with thousands of attendees, listened to classical pieces by Mozart, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Ravel, and Mendelssohn.

To view photos from the 62nd Annual Festival de Musique de Menton please click here and here. To learn more about the festival please visit their official website here.

Meanwhile, it is being reported by various news agencies that a certain cranky old blogger dude from California has been found guilty by the Tribunal de Grande Instance de Paris (a court in Paris, France) for “…publishing false information…” and that his personal blog contains “…libelous and defamatory work…” regarding H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco.

In June 2011, the cranky old man was:

…ordered to pay 20,000 Euros in damages plus 7,000 Euros in legal fees to Prince Albert for the publication of false and libelous materials.  An additional 5,000 Euros per day are applied for each week in which the offending material remains on the blog.

In another case, the old man was ordered to pay 10,000 Euros in damages per infraction, of which there were 6, to Claude Palmero plus 3,000 Euros in legal fees.

He was also ordered to pay 15,000 Euros in damages plus interests to lawyer Thierry Lacoste.  He has been ordered to remove the offending materials from his blog or face penalties of 5,000 Euros per week. He was ordered to pay 7,000 Euros in legal fees to Thierry Lacoste.

The old man was ordered to pay 10,000 Euros in damages per infraction, of which there were 2, to Andre Muhlberger plus 3,000 Euros in legal fees.

In 3 additional judgments, the cranky old man was ordered to further pay similar damages for additional infractions to Claudio Marzocco, Thierry Lacoste and Prince Albert, totaling an additional 30,000 Euros in damages plus 9,000 Euros in legal fees. Further judgments for criminal infractions will be rendered in September, October and December 2011.

To read the entire article, which is a good read, please click here.  

By the way, this isn’t the first time the cranky old man has been in a legal battle with H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and it most likely won’t be the last.  The cranky old man likes the attention.  To be blunt: He’s an attention whore (which is truly unfortunate because he should be spending his golden years golfing with his friends as well as eating dinner at 3 o’clock in the afternoon not obsessing over some random prince.)  There.  I said it.  I said what everyone on planet Earth has been thinking for years about him.     🙂

Sources: Nice-Matin and Al Bawaba News Agency

Photo courtesy of: Nice-Matin by E.Dulière

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Frederic Prinz von Anhalt Speaks to ABC7 About His 25 Year Marriage to Zsa Zsa Gabor

And the party never stops with Frederic Prinz von Anhalt. On August 14, 2011, the not so dashing and incredibly weird faux prince threw a mega-party to celebrate his 25 year marriage to actress, Zsa Zsa Gabor.  There were lots of guests at the couple’s Bel Air mansion including Robert Blake (yeah, that guy), Elaine Dupont, Quincy Jones, Phyllis Diller, and a drunken Frank Stallone (I have no idea who he is). So while everyone was singing, laughing, and dancing poor Zsa Zsa was wheeled into the living room, in her mobile bed, then propped up whilst wearing a tiara looking seriously confused. When speaking to ABC7‘s entertainment reporter, George Pennacchio, about the festivities the faux prince proclaimed:

Look, my wife is 94-year-old. She should have everything she wants and she should have everything large. This big party is not for the guests, not for the media, not for me. This big party is for Zsa Zsa!

Yeah. Okay.

To view photos as well as to watch a video please click the links below:

Source: ABC7

Photo courtesy of: DM via PCN

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