Archduchess Maria Paloma of Austria gave birth to her 4th child. Her 2nd daughter Carlota is named after her maternal grandfather Duke Carlos of Calabria who celebrated his 65th birthday the day his new granddaughter was born.
Today it was officially announced by the Royal Palace that Princess Mathilde of Belgium is expecting her 2nd child. The baby shall be born in September.
Rose Ball in Monaco: Princess Stephanie was present this year. more photos
Wedding of Prince Laurent of Belgium (*1963) and Miss Claire Louise Coombs (*1974) in Brussels. Special page
Baptism of Lucas van Lippe-Biesterfeld van Vollenhoven in Appeldorn. His paternal uncle Prince Pieter-Christian of Orange-Nassau is one of his godparents. photo
Princess Astrid of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este got her 5th child: her daughter Laetitia Maria was born in Brussels today. She is 8th in line of succession to the Belgium throne. Her godparents are her brother Archduke Joachim and Princess Nora of Liechtenstein.
The first photos of Laetitia Maria were published.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway (*1971, OVD) gave birth to her first child: Maud Anjelica Behn was born in Oslo at 8.10 p.m. She is the first grandchild of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway and third in line of succession to the Norwegian throne.
Princess Astrid and her daughter Laetitia Maria left hospital today. photo
The first photos of Maud Angelica Behn were published.
Princess Martha Louise of Norway and her little daughter left hospital. photo
It was officially announced by Buckingham Palace that Countess Sophie of Wessex is expecting her first child in December.
Princess Alexia of Greece gave birth to her second child today: her daughter Ana-Maria Morales y de Grecia was born in Barcelona at 3.50 a.m.
Religious wedding of Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus of Hesse und Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell in Kronberg/Taunus. Among the guests: Prince Ernst August and Princess Caroline of Hanover. I have been there!
National Day in Norway with Crown Prince Haakon and his wife Mette-Marit. Princess Märtha Louise and her family were not present.
Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark celebrated his 35th birthday. He got his offical website.
Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein (*1972, MTD) and his wife Marie (born 1975 as Countess Kalnoky de Köröspatak) got their first child. Their son Moritz Emanuel Maria was born in New York City today.
Prince William of Wales gave an interview in St. Andrews prior to his 21st birthday in June. Different photos of sportive activies were taken. Here he played golf at the beach.
Prince Rainier of Monaco celebrated his 80th birthday in private (with his family). Congratulations!
Baptism of Archduchess Laetitia Maria of Austria-Este. Her godparents are: her older brother Archduke Joachim and Princess Nora of Liechtenstein.
Queen Elizabeth II. of Great Britain celebrated her 50th anniversary of her coronation with a service at Westminster Abbey (Camilla Parker Bowles was also invited). She also hosted a tea party for disadvantaged children. Prince Charles of Wales invited to a gala dinner in the evening. Prince Henry was not present because he had to learn for his A-Levels. Special page
Civil marriage of Hereditary Prince Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn (*1971, MTD) and Donna Priscilla Incisa della Rocchetta in Sayn. I have been there!
Prince Henry of Wales left school.
Baptism of Prince Constantin of Orleans. His godparents are Princess Adelaide of Orleans and Michel Matantos.
Princess Maxima of the Netherlands is pregnant! She and her husband Crown Prince Willem Alexander gave a press conference to tell that they are expecting their first baby in January 2004. Photos
Prince William of Wales visited Wales with his father as part of the celebrations marking his 21st birthday. Photos
Prince William of Wales turned 21 today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Special page
King Juan Carlos I. of Spain himself announced that his daughter Infanta Elena is expecting her 3rd child. She is 3 months pregnant.
Sad news from Spain: Infanta Elena lost her baby just after she returned home to Spain from New York.
Prince Johan-Friso of the Netherlands (*1968) and his longtime girlfriend Mabel Wisse Smit (*11.08.1968) are engaged. In a press conference they told that their wedding will take place in spring 2004. No place and date were given so far. Photos
Baptism of Maud Angelica Behn. Nearly the whole family of Norway was present because the same day a memorial service was held for the late King Olav who would have been 100 today. Only his granddaughter Ragnhild Lorentzen was not there.
It was officially announced by the Royal Palace that Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and his wife Mette-Marit are expecting their 1st child together. The little heir shall be born around January 22nd 2004.
Sad news for the royal house of France: Madame, Comtesse Isabelle de Paris, died in France today. She was 91 years old.
Emanuele Filiberto di Savoia, Prince of Venice (*1972, MTD) is officially engaged to French actress Clotilde Courau (*03.04.1969). He is the only child of the Prince of Naples, heir to the Italian throne. The wedding shall take place in Rome in September. Clotilde is expecting a child in December.
Funeral of Madame in Dreux/France. Guestlist
Ana-Maria Morales y de Grecia was baptized in Greece. Her godparents are her uncles Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Alejandro Morales. Among the guests: Queen Sofia of Spain, Princess Irene of Greece, Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Sicily and her fiance Markos Nomikos. photo
During her summer holiday in France Queen Margarethe of Denmark was asked whether she will get a nice daughter-in-law. Her answer was "yes". The engagement of her son Crown Prince Frederik and his girlfriend Mary Donaldsen is expected for the 8th of October. We will see what happens!
Red Cross Gala in Monaco: Princess Stephanie was not present this time. Andrea and Charlotte Casiraghi did not attend for the first time. What a shame!
Religious wedding of Duchess Fleur of Wuerttemberg (*1977, MTD) and Count Moritz von Goess (*1966, MTD) in Altshausen/Germany. I have been there!
National Day in Liechtenstein: Fürst Hans Adam II. has announced that he will retire in one year in favour of his eldest son Hereditary Prince Alois. photo
In Copenhagen at 2.22 a.m. Countess Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth has given birth to a baby girl. Her name was announced a few days later.
Countess Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth left hospital with her newborn daughter and announced the name of the little girl: it's Ingrid. The little Countess was named after her late great-grandmother Queen Ingrid of Denmark. Her first photo
Prince GABRIEL Baudouin Charles Marie of Belgium was born in Anderlecht at 1.14 a.m.. He is the second child of Crown Prince Philippe and his wife Mathilde. Congratulations! His godparents are his maternal uncle Comte Charles-Henri d'Udekem d'Acoz and Baroness Hans-Ulrich von Freyberg (born as Maria Christina Rossi di Montelera, a niece of Philippe).
Princess Elisabeth visited her newborn brother the same day.
Princess Alice, Dowager Duchess of Gloucester is now 1 day older than the late Queen Mum was the day she died.
The first photos of Prince Gabriel of Belgium were published.
It was officially announced by the Princely couple that Princess Claire of Belgium is expecting her first child in February 2004.
Crown Prince Hamzah of Jordan (*1980) married Princess Noor Bent Aasem Bin Nayef (*1983) in private. Hamzah's father the late King Hussein and Noor's father were cousins. photo
German magazines reported that Princess Stephanie of Monaco married secondly 29 year old Portugese acrobat Adans Lopez Peres. The secret marriage took place in Geneva/Switzerland on September 12th. The ceremony was held in private. Only Stephanie's children and the witnesses were present. The Princely Palace confirmed. There were also rumours that the Princess is pregant. The Palace did not confirm this information.
It was officially announced that Princess Laurentien of the Netherlands is expecting her 2nd child in April 2004.
Queen Margarethe II. of Denmark agreed that her eldest son and heir Crown Prince Frederik will marry Australian lawyer Mary Elizabeth Donaldson. On October 8th she will give her official consent to the wedding at a meeting of the ministers of state the royal palace said. The official engagement may be soon afterwards.
Wedding of Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Venice (*1972, MTD) and French actress Clotilde Courau in Rome. Among the guests: Hereditary Prince Albert of Monaco, Prince Serge of Yugoslavia. Photos
Wedding of Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Sicily (*1976, MTD) and Markos Nomikos in Spain. Among the guests:
- King Juan Carlos of Spain with his family
- Infanta Pilar
- Infanta Margarita with family
- Queen Margarita of Bulgaria
- Prince Kyril of Bulgaria with wife Rosario
- Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria with wife Maria
- Queen Anne-Marie of Greece
- Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece with his wife Marie-Chantal
- Princess Alexia of Greece with her husband Carlos Morales
- Princess Irene of Greece
- Prince Nicolaos of Greece
- Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg with wife Sibilla
- Arduchess Catharina of Austria with husband
- Princess Beatrice of Orleans
- Princess Adelaide of Orleans with husband
- Duke Carl and Duchess Diane of Wuerttemberg
- Duke Luis Alfonso of Anjou
Official engagement of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (*1968) and Australian lawyer Miss Mary Elizabeth Donaldson (31 years old). They will marry in Copenhagen Cathedral on May 14th 2004. Special page
Prince Johan-Friso of the Netherlands renounced his rights to the Dutch throne to marry his fiancee Mabel Wisse Smit who did not tell the whole truth about a past relationship to a Dutch gangster.
Baptism of Prince Gabriel of Belgium. Photos
The Dutch Royal Palace announced that Princess Maxima's baby is already expected at the end of this year!
The Spanish Royal Palace announced the engagement of Crown Prince Felipe and Spanish television journalist Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano (31 years old). The official presentation will be on November 6th. The wedding shall take place in Madrid at the beginning of summer 2004.
Baptism of Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Sicily in Caserta/Italy. Prince Laurent of Belgium is one of her godparents. Photo
First official appearance of Crown Prince Felipe of Spain with his fiancee Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. Together with Felipe's parents and the Dukes of Lugo they visited a concert in honour of Queen Sofia's 65th birthday. They also gave their first interview to the press. The first photos of the couple were taken.
Official engagement of Felipe and Letizia in Madrid. Photos
Countess Sophie of Wessex gave birth to a baby girl while her husband Edward was on an official visit in Africa.
Countess Sophie of Wessex left hospital.
Baby Wessex was taken home by her parents!
The British Royal Palace announced the name of the little Wessex girl: Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor. She will be known as Lady Louise Windsor. SPECIAL PAGE
Royal birth in the Netherlands: the 1st child of Crown Prince Willem Alexander and his wife Maxima is a little girl! The future queen was born in The Hague at 5.01 p.m. Mother and daughter are perfectly healthy and went home the same night. The little princess was shown to the press the same evening but unfortuately the parents were too surprised about the sex of their baby that they couldn't tell a name yet. Her first photo
The little Dutch princess was registered Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria van Oranje-Nassau, Princess of the Netherlands. Her parents call her Amalia in private. SPECIAL PAGE
Baptism of Countess INGRID Alexandra Irma Astrid Benedikte von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth. Her godparents are:
- Princess Nathalie von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (her maternal aunt)
- Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (cousin of her mother; accompained by Mary Donaldsen)
- Princess Alexia of Greece (cousin of her mother)
- Prinz Georg von Sayn-Wittgenstein-Hohenstein
- Countess Bettina von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
- Martin Bleyer
Queen Silvia of Sweden became 60 today. Happy birthday!
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Created December 23rd 2002. Updated January 19th 2003.