Royal Birthdays & Anniversaries: February 7 – February 13

30th birthday of Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his fourth wife Queen Noor; born in Amman, Jordan on February 9, 1986 Wikipedia: Princess Raiyah Bint Al-Hussein of Jordan ********************************************** 84th birthday of Princess Astrid of Norway, daughter of King Olav V of Norway and sister of King […]

Breaking News: Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan gives birth to a son

His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan announced on his Facebook page that his wife Queen Jetsun Pema gave birth to their first child, a son, on February 5, 2016.  The Facebook post read: “Our happiness knows no bounds, as we announce the Royal Birth of His Royal Highness The Gyalsey on 5th […]

Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, Princess of Bulgaria

Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma, Princess of Bulgaria Princess Maria Luisa of Bourbon-Parma was the first wife of the future Tsar Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. She was born Princess Maria Luisa Pia Teresa Anna Ferdinanda Francesca Antonietta Margherita Giuseppina Caroline Bianca Lucia Apollonia of Bourbon-Parma on January 17, 1870 in Rome. Maria Luisa was the […]

February 5: Today in History

February 5, 1811 – George, Prince of Wales becomes Prince Regent as King George III’s mental health deteriorates Wikipedia: English Regency Unofficial Royalty: King George IV of the United Kingdom February 5, 1818 – Death of King Carl XIII of Sweden and Norway; buried at Riddarholmen Church in Stockholm, Sweden Wikipedia: King Carl XIII of […]