Random Royal News Starring H.R.H. Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, H.R.H. Prince Carl-Philip’s Controversial Girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist, T.S.H.s Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco

Earlier this week Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary was seen having a little retail therapy with her personal stylist, Anja Alajdi, in Copenhagen.  The future Queen of Denmark and her stylist who resembles Canadian singer, K.D. Lang, purchased various items from stores such as Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Mulberry, and Rue Verte to name a few.

Meanwhile, His Royal Highness Prince Carl-Philip of Sweden’s controversial girlfriend, Sofia Hellqvist, had lunch with the President of Finland, Tarja Halonen, and other VIPs recently.  I sense that a royal engagement between the prince and the former reality television star/model will happen in 2012.  Click here  to view photos.

And, finally the slightly sleazy newspaper, New York Post, claims that Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco are currently on holiday in Antigua where they “…lunch[ed] at the exclusive Lighthouse Bay Resort and relaxed on the beach.”  

It was also revealed that the lovely princely couple spent some time at the Yasawa Resort and Spa (where they filmed the movie, The Blue Lagoon, starring Brooke Shields) in Fiji last year.  Apparently, the prince and princess, “…decided on a Fiji trip during a break in the Rugby World Cup…”

According to Marie Berg of Tour Pacific, Prince Albert and Princess Charlene, “…had a fantastic time at the exclusive resort… [and enjoyed] the long deserted beaches, peace and quiet, elegant spa facilities, and the amazing snorkeling.” Captain Brian, from the company Captain Cook Cruises, noted on his blog that he and his passengers, “…had the opportunity to meet the princely couple whilst the Yasawa Islands. On an excursion into local villages on the main island, Prince Albert thrilled local children with a visit to the Ratu Namasi School, and the sport-loving prince even played touch rugby with some of the students.” source and P.I.N.

Great.  🙂

T.H.s Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Return to Germany


In Friday’s edition of the German newspaper, Coburger Tageblatt, there is an article regarding Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha). Recently, the couple moved from New York City to the prince’s home in Coburg, Germany (rough translation):

Change of leadership for Prince Hubertus of Saxe -Coburg and Gotha has moved with his wife Kelly from New York City to Coburg. As of 1 January, the 36-year-old has taken over from his father, the head of the ducal administration Foundation.

The contrast could hardly be greater between the mega-metropolis of New York City and the more contemplative Coburg. But, Prince Hubertus of Saxe – Coburg and Gotha acts not only as if he is quite happy to return to his hometown, ‘This return is indeed not for any job,’ says the 36-year-old. No, he was allowed to first January 2012 to take from his father, Prince Andreas, the head of the Foundation, the Duke of Saxe-Coburg und Gotha family. ‘This is now the place for me at the right time,’ said Hubert, who has spent five years in New York City where he met his wife Kelly, whom he married in 2009.

‘The move for my wife was easy,” says Prince Hubertus. He adds that Kelly likes the city very much, ‘She loves Coburg!’  For as “fascinating” New York so is Coburg which is  incredibly charming.

It had always been Kelly’s request, as Hubert says, to one day live in Europe, in a non-English speaking country. So now it’s become Germany, and indeed Coburg. But in the event that the city-pair normal times in the fortress city of the ceiling falling on their heads, they have also rented an apartment in Munich. ‘We have many friends there…’ said Prince Hubertus, ‘and we do not always sleep in the hotel when we visit them.’

Munich is also near Austria, and there the foundation also owns land for which is now Prince Hubertus is responsible for. ‘I know all of our territories…’ he says, yet he will go the same next week to Grein. So to speak, for a courtesy visit in his new role. The following week is comprised of the former ducal forest enterprises in Thüringen.

In total, the area in which the Duke of Coburg House operates forestry, around 19 000 hectares, 15 000 hectares are forested. ‘I am glad that our core business is forestry..’ says Hubertus. As a plant forests are very well liked , “…because wood is a very solid and sustainable product!’

To learn more about the couple please click here and here.

Source: Infranken 

Photo courtesy of Zimbio

The Spanish Royal Family Preside Over Pascua Militar 2012 in Madrid (VIDEOS)

On January 6, 2012, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain along with Their Royal Highnesses Prince Felipe of and Princess Letizia of Asturias presided over Pascua Militar 2012 held at the Royal Palace in Madrid, Spain.

After the national anthem followed by a 21-gun salute, His Majesty King Juan Carlos I inspected the royal guards in Armory Square.  Afterward, the royal foursome made their way inside the palace to the Throne Room where His Majesty the King gave a speech in front of dozens of civil and military representatives including the new Spanish Prime Minister, Mariano Rajoy, the Defense Minister, Pedro Moreno, Interior Minister, Jorge Fernandez and Chief of Defense Staff, Admiral General Fernando García Sánchez.

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

Source and photo courtesy of Casa de Su Majestad el Rey.