Last updated January 27th 2000!
Baptism of Archduke Ludwig Christian Franziskus Maria of Austria (born November 16th 1998). He is the second child of Archduke Simeon and Princess Maria Paloma of Bourbon-Sicily. His Godmothers are his aunts Fürstin Maria Anna Galitzine and Senora Cristina Lopez-Quesada.
Engagement of Prince Edward of Britain (*1964) and Miss Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones (*1965). They will marry June 19th.
Death of Prince Rostislav Romanov.
Wedding of Archduchess Catharina of Austria (*1972) and Count Massimiliano Secco di Aragona (*1967).
Civil marriage of Princess Caroline of Monaco (*1957) and Prince Ernst August of Hannover (*1954) on her 42nd birthday. The princess was already pregnant!
Marriage of Hon. James Lascelles and Joy Elias-Rilwan.
Arthur Robert Nathaniel Chatto was born. He is the second child of Daniel Chatto (*1957) and Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (*1964).
Death of King Hussein of Jordania. His eldest son Abdullah became new King.
Death of Prince Emanuel Joseph of Hohenzollern.
Engagement of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (*1973) with Philipp von Lattorff (*1968). They will marry in Vaduz June 5th.
Engagement of Baroness Christina-Louise Schilfverschiöld (*1966) with Hans de Geer af Finspang (*1963).
Death of Luis Reyna (husband of Princess Maria Beatrice of Italy).
Death of Countess Gertrude of Wisborg (born as Gertrude Ollen), wife of Oscar Bernadotte.
Gaspard Crepy is born. He is the third child of Edouard Crepy (*1969) and his wife Clothilde d'Orleans (*1968)..
Count Andrea Czarnocki Lucheschi and his wife Isabelle, born as Archduchess of Austria-Este, got their first child. It's a son called Alvise.
Baroness Madeleine Charlotte Margaretha von Dincklage is born. She is the first child of Baron Cornelius (*1971) and his wife Sybilla-Louisa Ambler (*1965).
Death of Prince Fernando of Bavaria-Mesia.
Civil marriage of Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (*1943) and Miss Maja Meinert (27 years old).
Count Benedikt Piatti (*1966) and his wife Margherita (*1972 as Archduchess of Austria-Hungary) got their first child. It's a son called Matthäus Nikolaus Angelus Manfred Michael Benedikt Josef Maria!
MARCH 23RD (or 22nd?)
Prince Beltran of Bulgaria is born. He is the second child of Crown Prince Kardam (*1962) and his wife Miriam Ungria (*1963).
Archduchess Margaretha Alexandra (or Marguerite Eugenie Marie Alexandra Marcus d'Aviano Balthasara) of Austria is born. She is the third child of Archduke Istvan (*1961) and his wife Paola de Temesvary (*1971).
Prince Franz Joseph of Auersperg-Trautson and his wife Archduchess Constanza of Austria (*1957) got a daughter called Laya. She is their third child. The first Alexandra died and the second Anna Maria is adopted!
Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma is born. She is the forth child of Prince Charles-Emanuel (*1961) and Constance, born Baronesse de Ravinel (*1970).
Baptism of Camille Grimaldi (born July 15th 1998), third child of Princess Stephanie of Monaco (*1965).
APRIL 11TH (or 4th?)
Anna Egizia Maria Carla Benedetta Lombardo di San Chirico is born. She is the 1st child of Princess Mafalda of Savoy-Aosta(*1969), illegitimate by Francesco Lombardo di San Chirico (*1968).
Baptism of Prince Constantine Alexios of Greece (born October 29th 1998). He is the second child of Crown Prince Paul and his wife Marie-Chantal Miller. His godparents are: his uncle Prince Nicolaos of Greece, his aunt Princess Alexandra of Fürstenberg, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince William of Wales, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia and Doris Robbs.
Baptism of Princess Anna Maria (born 1997) and Princess Laya (born March 1999) of Auersperg-Trautson. They are the daughters of Prince Franz-Joseph and his wife Constanza, born Archduchess of Austria (*1957). Anna Maria was born 1997 and later adopted! Godparents are Prince Gobert of Auersperg and Archduchess Marie-Astrid of Austria for Anna Maria and Archduke Simeon of Austria and Marie-Beatrice Lovrek for Laya.
Prince Georg Antonius Constantin Maria of Liechtenstein is born. He is the third child of Prince Alois (*1968) and his wife Sophie, born Duchess of Bavaria (*1967).
Death of Princess Urraca of Bourbon-Sicily
Marriage of Catherine Oxenberg (*1961) with actor Casper van Dien (*1968). Catherine is also an actress and the daughter of Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia.
Prince Georg of Liechtenstein was baptized in Vaduz. His godfather is his uncle Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein!
Baptism of Countess Victoria Sophie Christiane Donata of Castell-Rüdenhausen (born November 14th 1998). She is the first child of Count Matthias and Christiane Blau. Her godmother is her aunt Duchess Donata of Oldenburg, older sister of Victorias father!
Marriage of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria (*1965) and Countess Katharina of Hardenberg (*1968) in Potsdam/Germany.
Marriage of Princess Irina of Hesse (*1971) and Count Alexander of Schönburg-Glauchau (*1969)
Marriage of Princess Tatjana of Liechtenstein (*1973) and Philipp von Lattorff (*1968) in Vaduz/Liechtenstein.
Marriage of Comte Charles de La Rochefoucould (*1950) and Brigitte Villet in Paris. Charles is the 4th son of the late Comte Roger de La Rochefoucould and his wife Princess Isabella of Bourbon-Parma
Duke Carl Theodor of Württemberg is born. He is the 3rd child of Duke Phillip (*1964) and his wife Marie Caroline, born 1969 as Herzogin in Bayern!
JUNE 19TH (The busiest royal day of the year!!!)
Wedding of Prince Edward of England (*1964) and Miss Sophie Rhys-Jones (*1965) in Windsor/England. Edward was created Earl of Wessex and Viscount Severn and will inherit his father's title Duke of Edinburgh after his parents' deaths. Sophie was created HRH the Countess of Wessex.
Wedding of Prince Heinrich of Hannover (*1961) and Thyra von Westernhagen (*1973) in Teistungen/Germany.
Wedding of Prince Vincent of Liechtenstein (*1950) and Roberta Valeri Manera in Italy. This is Vicent's second marriage. His first was annulled!
Wedding of Archduchess Alexandra of Austria-Hungary (*1965) and Willem de Witt in Portugal. Willem has a twin sister called Clementine.
Civil marriage of Duke Eudes of Angouleme (*1968) and Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot (*1969) in Dreux/France.
Death of the 90 year old Count Henri of Paris in Dreux/France during the marriage-ceremony of his grandson which he couldn't attend because of illness. The Count would have celebrated his 91st birthday on July 5th. His eldest son Count Henri of Clermont (*1933) is the new heir to the French throne!
Baptism of Princess Zita of Bourbon-Parma (*01.04.1999) with Duke Luis Alfonso of Anjou and Comtesse Bernard de Castellane (born as Lady Charlotte-Anne Montagu-Douglas-Scott, she is the grand-niece of Duchess Alice of Glouchester!) as godparents!
A few days after the death, Henri (*1933), heir of the late Count of Paris and new chief of the royal house of Orleans gave new titles to a few members of his family: Henri himself is now Count of Paris and Duke of France! His wife Micaela got the title Madame Duchesse de France. His eldest son Francois (*1961) is the new Count of Clermont and Henri's younger son and heir Jean (*1965) was created Dauphin du Viennois.
India Hicks (*1967, granddaughter of the late Lord Louis Mountbatten) got her second (illegitimate) child with her companion David Flint Wood. It's again a boy called Amory John Flint Wood.
The Funeral of the late Count Henri of Paris took place in Dreux.
Baptism of Prince Beltran of Bulgaria (*23.03.1999) in Madrid/Spain.
Viscount David Linley (*1961) and his wife Serena (born 1970 as Hon. Stanhope) got their first child (born in London)! It's a boy who is 13th in line to the British throne and has the title Hon. (Master?) Armstrong-Jones. The baby is not yet named!
Wedding of Prince Tassilo of Ratibor and Corvey (*1965) and Countess Clarissa of Toerring-Jettenbach (*1965)
Nicholas Balfour (*1970), son of Princess Elisabeth of Yugoslavia and her second husband Neil Balfour, is engaged to Stephanie B.V. de Brouwer, daughter of Mr and Mrs Jean-Marie de Brouwer (according to The Times of today; maybe the engagement took place at the last weekend?)
Birth of Princess Maria Teresita Anna Louis Caroline Lucardis of Saxony-Gessaphe. She is the fourth child of Alexander Afif, Prince of Saxony-Gessaphe (heir to the throne of Saxony) and Princess Gisela of Bavaria (*1964).
Wedding of Prince Carl Christian of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (*1962) and Nicole Neschitsch (35 years old, 6 months pregnant!).
Wedding of Princess Alexia of Greece (*1965) and Carlos Morales Quintana (*1970) in London.
Religious wedding of Duke Eudes of Vendome (*1968) and Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot (*1969) in France.
Wedding of Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein (*1972) and Countess Marie Kalnoky de Köröspatak (*1975) in Ciscso/Slovakia.
Princess Alexandra of Hannover, Princess of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and Duchess of Brunswick-Lüneburg is born in Voecklabruck/Austria (near Salzburg). She is the 3rd child of Prince Ernst August V. of Hannover and the 4th child of his wife Caroline, born Princess of Monaco. Alexandra is number 6 in line of succession to the Monaco-throne.
Divorce of Princess Stephanie of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen (*1971) and Reichsgraf Hieronymus Wolff-Metternich zur Gracht.
Baby Armstrong-Jones was named Charles Patrick Inigo!
Wedding of Charles Edward Ambler (*1966) and Helen Ross in London.
Wedding of Countess Tatiana of Holstein-Ledreborg (*1961) and Mark von Riedemann (*1964) in Denmark.
Former Princess Sophie of Roumania (*1957) and her husband Michel de Laufenbourg got their first child. It's a daughter called Elisabeta-Maria Bianca Elena de Laufenbourg.
Death of Princess Anne of Bavaria (born as Anne de Lustrac), widow of the late Prince Heinrich of Bavaraia.
Princess Alexandra of Denmark has given birth to a son in Copenhagen today. He is her and Prince Joachim's first child. The babys name is not official yet!
Today Princess Alexandra of Denmark left the hospital with her newborn son. The press got the possibility to take the first photos of new prince and his parents! The babys name will be announced at the baptism!
For pictures see Christine Kersten's special page!
Today was announced that Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium (*1960) will marry Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (*20.01.1973) on December 4th! Mathilde is the daughter of Jonkheer Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz (*1936) and his wife Anna Maria, born 1946 as Countess Komorowska. Mathilde's grandmother is a Polish Princess!
Wedding of Archduke Sigismund of Austria-Tuscany (*1966) and Miss Elyssa Edmonstone (*1973) in London!
Wedding of Baroness Christina-Louise Silfverschiöld (*1966) and Baron Hans de Geer af Finspang (*1963) in Sweden!
Crown Prince Philippe of Belgium and his bride Mathilde presented themselves together to the press for the first time!
Since today Queenmother Ingrid of Denmark has four great-grandchildren. Her granddaughter Alexandra (born 1970 as Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg) and her husband Count Jefferson-Friedrich of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth (*1967) got their first child. It's a son who has not been named yet!
Princess Alexandra of Hannover was baptized in Grünau/Austria. Her full name is Alexandra Charlotte Ulricke Maria (or Ulrike Maryam) Virginia. Her godparents are:
- Princess Alexandra of Leiningen (her paternal aunt)
- Charlotte Casiraghi (her half-sister)
- Ulrike Umschneider (Nanny of the Princes of Hannover)
- Maryam Sachs
- Virginia Gallico
- George Condo (a painter)
- Eric Maier (skiing-teacher of Caroline's children)
Wedding of Princess Marie Louise of Baden (*1969) and the American Richard Baker in Salem/Germany.
The name of Baby Pfeil is official now: Count Friedrich RICHARD Oscar Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth! His baptism shall be in Berleburg before Christmas! His first official photo was published some days ago!
Princess Cristina of Spain (*1965) and her husband Inaki Urdangarin y Liebaert (*1968) got their first child at Madrid at 2.10 a.m. The son of the Duke and Duchess of Palma de Majorca was named Juan Urdangarin de Borbon (after his two grandfathers King Juan Carlos I. of Spain and Don Juan Maria Urdangarin). The little Juan is 5th in line of succession to the Spanish throne. He will be baptized before christmas. His godparents shall be his maternal aunt Duchess Elena of Lugo and his paternal uncle Mikel Urdangarin Liebaert.
Birth of Prince Wilhelm Benjamin Hans Karl Maximilian Paul zur Lippe, 3rd child of Prince Stephan and his wife Maria (*1968 as Countess zu Solms-Laubach).
Archduke Karl of Austria (*1961) and his wife Francesca (*1958) got their third child. It's a daughter called Gloria who was born in Salzburg/Austria.
Baptism of Prince Nikolai William Alexander Frederik of Denmark in Kopenhagen. He was born on August 28th 1999. His godparents are: his paternal uncle Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, his maternal aunt Nicola Baird, Camilla Flint and Peter Steenstrup, both friends of his parents Prince Joachim of Denmark and his wife Alexandra. Earl Edward of Wessex is said to be also a godfather!
Gala evening in Belgium: Philippe and Mathilde were celebrating their engagement agin! This time with a big party!
Death of Pieter van der Byl (aged 76), husband of Princess Charlotte of Liechtenstein.
Death of Prince Heinrich of Hesse (*1927).
National Day in Monaco: Princess Alexandra of Hannover (*20.07.1999) was presented to the press for the first time.
Twins for Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria (*1967) and his wife Maria (*1970): a boy named Prince Umberto and a girl named Princess Sofia!
The Duke and Duchess of Braganza got their third child: Infant Diniz de Santa Maria Francisco Joao of Portugal!
Baptism of Hon. Charles Patrick Inigo Armstrong-Jones (*01.07.1999). He was named after the Prince of Wales, Serena's hometown St. Patrick's and the architect Inigo Jones!
His godparents are: Lady Bruce Dundas, Nigel Harvey, Nick Poweel, Orlando Rock, Lucinda Cecil and Rita Konig.
Wedding of Philippe, Crown Prince of Belgium and Duke of Brabant (*1960) and Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz (*1973) in Brussels. Mathilde is now Princess of Belgium and Duchess of Brabant!
Among the guests were:
- Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and his wife Josephine Charlotte with their children Henri and Margaretha (and their families)
- King Harald V. of Norway with his wife Sonja and his children Märtha Louise and Haakon Magnus
- King Carl XVI. Gustav of Sweden and his wife Silvia
- Queen Margarethe II. of Denmark and her husband Henrik
- Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands with her sons Willem Alexander and Constantijn
- Queen Sofia of Spain and her son Felipe
- Prince Hans Adam II. of Liechtenstein and his wife Marie
- Prince Charles of Wales
- Hereditary Prince Albert of Monaco
- the Crown Prince of Japan with his wife
- the Crown Prince of Nepal
- King Konstantin II. of Greece with his wife Anne-Marie
- King Michael I. of Romania and his wife Anne
- Prince Victor Emanuel of Italy and his wife Marina
- Archduke Simeon of Austria
- Duchess Helene in Bayern
Baptism of Juan Valentin de Todos los Santos Urdangarin y de Borbon (*29.09.1999) in Madrid. His godparents are his maternal aunt Duchess Elena of Lugo and his paternal uncle Mikel Urdangarin.
Prince Albert Thilo Ludwig Arndt of Hannover is born. He is the first child together of Prince Heinrich of Hannover (*1961) and his wife Thyra von Westernhagen (*1973). He has an older brother called Oscar Nick (*1996), an illegitimate son of his father Heinrich.
Baptism of Count Richard of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth (*14.09.1999) in Bad Berleburg/Germany.
His godparents are:
- his maternal uncle Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
- Prince Nicolaos of Greece (cousin of his mother)
- Prince Philipp of Hesse (cousin of his mother)
- Princess Märtha Louise of Norway
- Countess Andrea von Pfeil-Haag
- Nadine Keltaneh-Farah
Baptism of Cayetana Rivera y Martinez de Irujo (*16.10.1999). Her godparents are her maternal grandmother Duchess Cayetana of Alba and Cayetano Rivera Ordonez.
Today was announced that Prince Maximilian of Liechtenstein (*1969) will marry the American fashion designer Miss Angela Brown in New York on January 29th 2000!
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