HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Wishing you and your family a very happy as well as prosperous New Year!

May you have 12 months of happiness, 52 weeks of fun, 365 days of success, 8,760 hours of good health, 525,600 minutes of good luck, and 31,536,000 seconds of joy!

~ Alexandra   🙂

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The Top Ten Royal Events and Scandals of 2012 (VIDEOS)

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Well, what can I say, it sure was an amazing year for royal watchers.  So, here is — what I believe to be — the top ten royal events of 2012.   🙂

10.  The christening of Her Royal Highness Princess Athena Marguerite Françoise Marie, Princess of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat. The event took place at the lovely Møgeltønder Kirke on May 20, 2012.

9.  The Swedish royal court announces the engagement between Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden and American financier, Mr. Christopher O’Neill.

8.  Royals attend the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London.

7.  The Botswana Affair: His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain takes a stupid lavish animal slaughtering vacation with his “alleged” mistress and several wealthy businessmen.

6.  The christening of Her Royal Highness Princess Estelle Silvia Ewa Mary, Princess of Sweden, Duchess of Östergötland. A beautiful christening for the future queen of Sweden.

5.  His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales has blast in Las Vegas, Nevada.  And, no, he didn’t “make it rain” on the ladies at the Spearmint Rhino during his epic time in Sin City.  Though he did play an innocent game of “strip billiards” at the Wynn Hotel.   🙂

4.  The announcement that Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting.

3.  The Luxembourg royal wedding.  His Royal Highness Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg marries Comtesse Stéphanie de Lannoy.  A truly beautiful wedding and a great moment for the people of Luxembourg.

Click here to watch the entire wedding.

2.  Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II celebrates 40 years on the Danish throne.  Danes should be proud.  The celebrations for Her Majesty was simply fantastic.   🙂

1.  The Diamond Jubilee.  The celebration of the 60-year reign of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.  One word: EPIC!  Long Live the Queen!   🙂

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Christoph of Austria and Miss Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch: The Religious Ceremony

486px-Imperial_Coat_of_Arms_of_the_Empire_of_Austria_(1815).svgOn December 29, 2012,His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Christoph of Austria married his girlfriend, Miss Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch, at the beautiful “… neo-gothic nineteenth century…” Basilique Saint-Epvre in Nancy, France.  The ceremony was “… celebrated by Archbishop Jean-Louis Papin…”  according to the French network, TF1.

For detailed information about the imperial and royal wedding please visit the site, Luxarazzi Luxembourg, here.   🙂

To view photos please click the links below:

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Christoph of Austria and Miss Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch: The Civil Marriage. (VIDEOS)

486px-Imperial_Coat_of_Arms_of_the_Empire_of_Austria_(1815).svgOn December 28, 2012, in Nancy, France, His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Christoph of Austria and Miss Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch were married (civil) at the city hall.  The ceremony was officiated by the Mayor of Nancy, Mr. André Rossinot.

According to the newspaper, LEst Republicain, prior to the civil ceremony the couple visited the Chapelle Ducale des Cordeliers where Miss Drapé-Frisch presented a:

“…bouquet of roses in the crypt of the deceased members of the Lorraine family.  It is a tradition. When a descendant of the Dukes of Lorraine in Nancy are married, the bride presents a bouquet in the crypt of the Chapelle Ducale des Cordeliers.  Then a prayer is said…”

Tomorrow, the couple will have their religious ceremony at the Basilique Saint-Epvre.  For more information about today’s event and more please visit the site Luxarazzi Luxembourg here (information should be posted soon.)   🙂

 

 

VIDEO 1 

(begins at the 2:44 mark; Thanks to Luxarazzi for the link!)

 

VIDEO 2  

Please click hereherehere and here to view photos.

Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge Spend Boxing Day at Sandringham. Plus, Other News.

656px-combined_coat_of_arms_of_william_and_catherine_the_duke_and_duchess_of_cambridge-svgAfter celebrating Christmas in Berkshire with members of the Middleton family Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge spent Boxing Day with members of the British royal family at Sandringham in Norfolk.  Please click here to read an article from the Telegraph newspaper.

And, finally, the BBC is reporting that the two DJs who made the infamous prank call to the “… London hospital treating the Duchess for morning sickness are unlikely to be prosecuted in the UK…”  Please click here to read the full story.