Royal Birthdays & Anniversaries: December 21-December 27

81st birthday of Emperor Akihito of Japan; born in Tokyo, Japan on December 23, 1933 Unofficial Royalty: Emperor Akihito *********************************************************** 71st birthday of Silvia Renate Sommerlath, wife of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden; born in Heidelberg, Germany on December 23, 1943 Unofficial Royalty: Queen Silvia *********************************************************** 39th birthday of Prince Ali Bin Al-Hussein of […]

December 21: Today in Royal History

December 21, 1800 – Birth of Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg, first wife of Ernest I, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, in Gotha (Germany) Louise was the mother of Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s husband. Wikipedia: Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg December 21, 1818 – Birth of Amalia of Oldenburg, wife of King Otto of Greece, in Oldenburg, Grand Duchy […]

Prince George, Duke of Kent

Prince George, Duke of Kent Prince George, Duke of Kent (born George Edward Alexander Edmund of Wales) was the 5th of 6 children of the future King George V and Queen Mary. He was born on December 20, 1902, at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate. He had five siblings: King Edward VIII, Duke of […]

Another baby for Princess Madeleine of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has issued the following statement: Princess Madeleine and Mr. Christopher O’Neill are delighted to announce that The Princess is expecting their second child. The birth is expected to take place in the summer of 2015. “We are very happy and look forward to welcoming a new member to our family,” says […]