It is with great sadness to announce that Her Serene Highness Infanta Maria Adelaide de Bragança (Portugal) has died. Last month the grand-daughter of the late King Miguel I of Portugal celebrated her 100th birthday.
For more information please visit the news site, PPM Braga, here.
With many thanks to journalist, Manuel Beninger, for sending me this latest breaking news and photo.
Upon hearing the news of Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle of Sweden’s birth Their Serene Highnesses Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco sent a lovely letter to Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. Here is what the princely couple had to say:
We have learned of the joy of the birth of Crown Princess Victoria’s daughter! We wanted to extend to you our warmest congratulations… we wish many happiness to the young princess of Sweden!
Meanwhile in today’s edition of the Australian newspaper, Herald Sun, it was revealed that Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco will spend a couple of days in Melbourne before officially opening the exhibition, Grace Kelly: Style Icon, in Bendigo.
The newspaper is reporting that a private gala dinner, hosted by Lady Mayoress Emma Page Campbell, will be held at the Melbourne Town Hall in honor of the princess’s visit to Australia. Click here for more information.
Finally, there is a new book entitled, Des Princes en Europe: Les Grimaldi de Monaco, by Thomas Fouilleron, Director of the Palais Princier de Monaco Archives and Library and published by Editions Honoré Champion. The book focuses on:
…the relationship between high nobility and monarchy, political rituals, cultural practices, in Monaco, and France Europe, 17th in the first 19th century.
Essentially the book is a history of the principality of Monaco.
His Serene Highness Prince Albert II wrote the preface to Des Princes en Europe: Les Grimaldi de Monaco and is available now if you are interested in reading it… I know I am. 🙂
Source and photo courtesy of the Palais Princier de Monaco
On February 23, 2012, His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales gave at speech at the BITC Business Summit held at the Roundhouse, Camden, London.
On February 22, 2012, Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern married bikini model, Corinna Nehemie, at a lavish wedding held at the Little White Chapel in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The happy couple met while Carl and his close friend, Frederic Faux Prince von Anhalt, were rollerskating in Venice Beach, CA. Apparently, Carl was dumped by another bikini model, Maya Sonja, days before they were to tie the knot. Carl was crushed. So, Frederic decided that in order to cheer him up he needed to go to the beach to check out semi-hot babes, tourists, and drug addicts that infest Venice Beach.
As the not-exactly-royal-duo were skating when Carl and Corinna’s eyes met. It was instant love. A couple of months later they were engaged.
The German magazine, Bild, recently asked the couple what they love about each other, “His name” replied Corrina. “She is so sweet” said Carl Alexander “I love her
To view photos from the royal wedding please click here.
The new royal couple, wearing Lederhosen, at Zsa Zsa and Frederic’s home, Château du Bel Air.
Sources: Bunte and Bild
Photos courtesy of Bunte and Frederic von Anhalt (thanks, dude.)
On February 24, 2012, it was announced that His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje-Nassau has “… permanent brain damage and may never regain consciousness…” notes Wolfgang Koller, head of ICU and Trauma Center, during a press conference at Innsbruck University Hospital in Innsbruck, Austria.
As you may know by now, Prince Johan Friso was struck by an avalanche on Friday, February, 17, 2012 in Lech, Austria. The second son of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and the late Prince Claus was buried alive for — what has now been confirmed — 25 minutes. The search and rescue team who found Prince Johan Friso tried desperately for 50 minutes to resuscitate the Prince. They succeeded; however, because the Prince Johan Friso lacked oxygen for 25 minutes his brain was permanently damaged.
At this time, the Dutch royal family are looking for a rehabilitation center for His Royal Highness Prince Johan Friso of Oranje- Nassau in, what many believe, the Netherlands.
Click here to watch a video from the press conference.
My thoughts as well as prayers go out to Prince Johan Friso, Princess Mabel, their children, Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and the entire Dutch royal family.