The Habsburgs: Christmas with the Imperial Family

The site, Hofburg Wien, recently published several articles regarding the Imperial Family and their Christmas traditions.  Click here to read the articles.  Finally, if you would like to learn  more about the Habsburgs please click here and here.  

H.S.H. Prince Hans-Adam II Participates in the 2011 Peace of Light Ceremony. Plus, News Regarding Princess Marie and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein.

On December 21, 2011, His Serene Highness Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein participated in the 2011 Light of Peace From Bethlehem ceremony held at the Mauren Pfarrkirche in Vaduz, Liechtenstein.   To view photos please click here.

Meanwhile, Their Serene Highnesses Princess Marie and Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein visited the St. Lawrence Nursing Home in Schaan. During their visit they presented gifts as well as mingled with the residents.  To view photos please click here. 

Source and photo courtesy of Volksblatt

H.R.H. Prince Philippe of Belgium to Attend the Funeral of Czech ex-President,Vaclav Havel

It was announced by the Belgian royal court that His Royal Highness Prince Philippe of Belgium will attend the funeral of playwright and Czech ex-president Vaclav Havel on Friday, December 23, 2011 in Prague.

Held at the historic Saint Vitus Cathedral the state funeral will also be attended by His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, United States Secretary Hillary Clinton, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, and Israeli President Shimon Peres.