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HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof Of Sweden’s Christening

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On Friday 27th May 2016, HRH Prince Oscar Carl Olof was christened in the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Prince Oscar is the son and second child of HRH Crown Princess Victoria and her husband HRH Prince Daniel.

Archbishop Antje Jackelén officiated, assisted by Chief Court Chaplain Bishop Johan Dalman and Pastor of the Royal Court Parish Michael Bjerkhagen.

The Godparents are HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, HRH Princess Madeleine of Sweden, the Crown Princess’ sister, Mr Oscar Magnuson a long-time friend of the royals and King Carl XVI Gustaf and Mr Hans Åström a good friend of Prince Daniel’s.
Prince Oscar was baptised with water that came from a special spring on the island of Öland, over a silver font that dates from the early 18th century.

After the christening service, a 21-gun salute was fired from Skeppsholmen in Stockholm.

A reception and a lunch were then held for invited guests.

The christening gift from the Riksdag and the Swedish Government was a set of Swedish children’s books.

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The Duchess of Cambridge carries Princess Charlotte as they arrive at the Church of St Mary Magdalene in Sandringham, Norfolk, as Princess Charlotte will be christened in front of the Queen and close family. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Sunday July 5, 2015. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced earlier who the godparents for Charlotte will be. They are Laura Fellowes - the daughter of one of Diana, Princess of Wales's sisters, and friends Sophie Carter and James Meade, Kate's cousin Adam Middleton and William's close friend Thomas van Straubenzee. See PA story ROYAL Christening. Photo credit should read: Matt Dunham/PA Wire

Princess Charlotte’s Christening See The Arrivals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with both of their children Prince George & Princess Charlotte, made their first public family outing for Charlotte’s christening this afternoon.

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The Cambridge’s Holiday In The French Alps

William and Catherine, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte have released a new set of family portraits, which Kensington Palace revealed to the public. The royal family travelled to the French Alps for their first ski holiday last week.

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Belgium’s Dowager Queen Fabiola Dies At The Age Of 86

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Belgium’s former queen Fabiola has died aged 86.

Born Fabiola de Mora y Aragon in Madrid, Spain, she was the widow of King Baudouin and reigned as queen consort from 1960 until his death in 1993.

A royal statement said she died at the Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels.

Queen Fabiola in 2013

Prime Minister Charles Michel said all Belgians would remember “a great woman who will forever be part of the history of our country”, while Foreign Minister Didier Reynders said the nation would now mourn her passing.

“A page in our country’s history has turned,” Mr Reynders told Belgium’s RTL television.

“Their majesties the king and queen and members of the royal family announce with very great sadness the death of Her Majesty Queen Fabiola this evening at Stuyvenberg Castle in Brussels,” a statement from the royal palace of King Philippe said on Friday.

Queen Fabiola & King Baudouin at their Dec 1960 wedding

Queen Fabiola & King Baudouin at their Dec 1960 wedding

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Thailand’s Crown Prince Strips Wife’s Family Of Royal Name

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn & Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha

Thailand’s Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has asked the government to strip his wife, Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha’s family of the royal name he bestowed on them when he married her.

This comes after seven of her close relatives were arrested in a purge of officials allegedly involved in corruption.

Princess Srirasmi Akrapongpreecha is Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn’s third wife, the couple married in 2001.

The move is expected to be a first step to divorce. He was already known to be estranged from the princess, although they continued to attend official functions together.

The princess’s uncle, a senior police general, was arrested over accusations of amassing vast wealth through smuggling and gambling rackets. Four of her siblings and two other relatives have also been held.

The office of Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has now sent a letter to the interior ministry ordering her family to be stripped of the royal name he bestowed on them when he married her.

The dramatic downfall of Princess Srirasmi comes during the failing health of 86 year-old King Bhumibol Adulyadej.

As the Crown Prince’s wife, she would have been expected to become Queen when he succeeds his father, a potentially very powerful position given the exalted status of the monarchy in Thailand.

The world’s longest-reigning monarch, King Bhumibol has been on the throne in Thailand since 1946.

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn has been married three times, his first wife was Soamsawali Kitiyakara, with whom he was married from 1977 – 1991, they have one child Princess Bajrakitiyabha who was born in 1987. He married second wife, Yuvadhida Polpraserth from 1994 – 1996 they had five children, four sons and one daughter, Prince Juthavachara Mahidol, Prince Vacharaesorn Mahidol, Prince Chakriwat Mahidol, Prince Vatcharawee Mahidol and Princess Sirivannavari Nariratanaand and the Prince’s last wife was to Srirasmi Suwadee from 2001 – 2014, they had one son, Prince Dipangkorn Rasmijoti.

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A List Of Royal & Noble, Ranks & Titles

Traditional rank among European royalty, peers, and nobility is rooted in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages. Although they vary over time and between geographic regions, the following is a reasonably comprehensive list that provides information on both general ranks and specific differences.

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Pictured the Japanese Imperial Family Imperial Palace in Tokyo – 8th November 2013.
[L-R] Seated: Crown Princess Masako, Crown Prince Naruhito, Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Prince Akishino, Prince Hisahito & Princess Kiko. Standing in the background are Princess Aiko, left, and Princess Kako. (AP / Imperial Household Agency of Japan)

A royal family is the immediate family of a king or queen regnant, and sometimes his or her extended family. The term imperial family appropriately describes the family of an emperor or empress, and the term papal family describes the family of a pope, while the terms ducal family, grand ducal family, or princely family are more appropriate to describe the relatives of a reigning duke, grand duke, or prince.

Members of any family which reigns by hereditary right are often referred to as royalty or “royals.” It is also customary in some circles to refer to the extended relations of a deposed monarch and his or her descendants as a royal family. A dynasty is sometimes referred to as “the House of …”. As of July 2013, there are 26 active sovereign monarchies in the world who rule or reign over 43 countries in all. at Imperial Palace in Tokyo, Nov. 18, 2014