Royal News: Sunday 20 April 2014

Denmark
Getty Images: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark Attends Battle Of Dybbol Memorial Day

Luxembourg
Wort: 175 years of independence in Luxembourg

Saudi Arabia
PressTV: Saudi King Abdullah may die in six months: Report

United Kingdom
BBC: In pictures: Prince William and Catherine in Brisbane, Australia
BBC: William and Kate visit air force base in Queensland
Daily Mail: Fit for a Mc-Queen! Elegant in a designer dove grey coat dress, Kate attends church with William on Easter Sunday in Sydney
Daily Mail: Move over, darling… I’m Queen of Oz! Duchess grabs Top Gun spot in Aussie fighter – then fans faint as Royal hysteria rocks Brisbane
Daily Mail: Experts carry out DNA tests on bones thought to belong to monarchs from 1,000 years ago including King Canute
Daily Mail: After her £38,000 Royal wardrobe bill, how you can be a copy-Kate – at a fraction of the price
Daily Mail: Kate’s long love affair with LK Bennett: Duchess wears bold blue and white dress by high street store for visit to Brisbane
Daily Mail: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Brisbane
Daily Mail: Rare night out on the Royal tour: William enjoys a beer alongside a smiling Kate at Australian rugby union game in Sydney
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Australia Royal Visit: Day Thirteen
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Day Thirteen: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Brisbane
Evening Standard: Royal tour: Duchess of Cambridge takes control of fighter jet in Australia
Express: I’m in charge! Bold Kate tells Wills to take a back seat
Express: Quite the catch: Prince George has already received TWO marriage proposals
Express: Kate Middleton is worth the long wait for her fans in Australia
Getty Images: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand – Day 13
Getty Images: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand – Day 14
Getty Images: SYMM International Horse Trials At Hambleden
Hello: Kate and William make impromptu appearance at Sydney rugby match
Hello: Duchess Kate takes to the cockpit at RAAF Amberley
Hello: Duchess of Cambridge showered with Australian toys for Prince George
Telegraph: Brisbane is “Kate’s land”
Telegraph: Duchess shows poise in fighter jet cockpit

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April 20, 1839 – Birth of King Carol I of Romania

photo: Wikipedia

April 20, 1839 – Birth of King Carol I of Romania

King Carol I of Romania was born on April 20, 1939 at Sigmaringen Castle. At the time, he was Prince Karl Eitel Friedrich Zephyrinus Ludwig of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, second son of Karl Anton, The Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen and Princess Josephine of Baden. His siblings included older brother Leopold, who succeeded their father as head of the Swabian branch of the House of Hohenzollern; older sister Stephanie, who married King Pedro V of Portugal; and younger sister Marie, who married Prince Philippe of Belgium, Count of Flanders. (Marie and Philippe were the parents of King Albert I of the Belgians.) Karl also had two younger brothers, Anton and Friedrich.

When he was 11 years old, his father abdicated as Prince of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, and the principality was annexed by Prussia. Karl embarked on a military career, becoming an officer in the Prussian forces. Due to political unrest in what was then called the Romanian United Principalities, the former Ruling Prince (Domnitor) – Alexander Ioan Cuza – was forced to abdicate in February 1866. Due largely to the familial relationship with the French Emperor Napoleon III and the Prussian monarchs, Karl was elected by the Romanian government to become the new Ruling Prince on April 20, 1866 – his 27th birthday.

Karl arrived in Romania on May 10 1866 and declared his allegiance to his new country, taking on the more Romanian spelling of his name – Carol. Soon after the country established its first Constitution, and formally changed the name to Romania – beginning the steps toward eventual independence from the Ottoman Empire.

On November 15, 1869 in Neuwied, Prince Carol married Princess Elisabeth of Wied. The couple would have just one child, a daughter Maria (born 1870) who died of scarlet fever in 1874.

In the Russo-Turkish War of 1877, Romania declared independence from the Ottoman Empire and joined forces with Russia. The following year, Romania was formally established as an independent nation under the Treaty of Berlin. Three years later, on March 15 1881, the Romanian parliament declared Romania a Kingdom, and Karl became King Carol I. His coronation was held on May 10, 1881, the 15th anniversary of his arrival in Romania. He was crowned with the Steel Crown, made from the steel of a cannon captured from the Ottomans during the Russo-Turkish War.

Following a reign of more than 48 years, King Carol I died on October 10, 1914 in Sinaia. He is buried in the royal crypt at The Curtea de Argeş Cathedral. He was succeeded by his nephew, King Ferdinand I (second son of his elder brother Leopold).

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Royal Birthdays & Anniversaries: April 20 – April 26

Prince Georg of Liechtenstein standing in front of his father, Photo Credit – www.jacobite.ca

15th birthday of Prince Georg of Liechtenstein, son of Alois, Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein; born in Grabs, Switzerland on April 20, 1999
Wikipedia: Princely Family of Liechtenstein

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Queen Elizabeth of the United Kingdom; Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

88th birthday of Queen Elizabeth II; born at 17 Bruton Street, London, W1, England on April 21, 1926
Full name: Elizabeth Alexandra Mary
Wikipedia: Elizabeth II
Official Website of the British Monarchy: Her Majesty The Queen

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Princess Isabella of Denmark; Photo Credit – http://kongehuset.dk, Photograph by HRH The Crown Princess

7th birthday of Princess Isabella of Denmark, daughter of Crown Prince Frederik; born at Copenhagen University Hospital on April 21, 2007
Full name: Isabella Henrietta Ingrid Margrethe
Wikipedia: Princess Isabella of Denmark

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Daniel Chatto with his wife Lady Sarah Chatto, Photo Credit – www.foxtrotfilms.com

57th birthday of Daniel Chatto, husband of Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones (daughter of Princess Margaret); born at Princess Beatrice Hospital in London on April 22, 1957
Full name: Daniel Chatto St. George Sproule
Wikipedia: Daniel Chatto

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Princess Aisha and Princess Zein of Jordan with their parents, Photo Credit – View Images

56th birthday of Princess Aisha and Princess Zein of Jordan, twin daughters of King Hussein and his second wife Princess Muna al-Hussein; born in Amman, Jordan on April 23, 1968
Wikipedia: Princess Aisha
Wikipedia: Princess Zein

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Lady Gabriella Windsor, Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

33rd birthday of Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince Michael of Kent; born at St. Mary’s Hospital in Paddington, London on April 23, 1981
Full name: Gabriella Marina Alexandra Ophelia
Wikipedia: Lady Gabriella Windsor
Ella Windsor

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Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium with her mother, Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

11th birthday of Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria, daughter of Princess Astrid of Belgium; born at Clinique Saint Jean in Brussels, Belgium on April 23, 2003
Full Name: Laetitia Maria Nora Anna Joachim Zita
Wikipedia: Princess Laetitia Maria of Belgium, Archduchess of Austria-Este

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Princess Iman al Hussein on her wedding day; Photo Credit – http://jordantimes.com

31st birthday of Princess Iman of Jordan, daughter of King Hussein and his fourth wife Queen Noor, in Amman, Jordan on April 24, 1983
Wikipedia: Princess Iman bint al Hussein

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Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

73rdd birthday of Princess Muna al-Hussein of Jordan, second wife of King Hussein and mother of King Abdullah II; born in Chelmondiston, Suffolk UK on April 25, 1941
Born Antoinette Avril Gardiner
Wikipedia: Princess Muna al-Hussein

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Prince Philippos of Greece; Photo Credit – www.zimbio.com

28th birthday of Prince Philippos of Greece, son of King Constantine II; born in London, England on April 26, 1986
Official Website of the Greek Royal Family

April 20: Today in Royal History

Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, Photo Credit – Wikipedia

April 20, 1375 – Death of Eleanor of Sicily
Eleanor was the third wife of Peter IV of Aragon and mother of two future Kings of Aragon and a Queen of Castile.
Wikipedia: Eleanor of Sicily

April 20, 1544 – Birth of Renata of Lorraine, Duchess of Bavaria
Wikipedia: Renata of Lorraine, Duchess of Bavaria

April 20, 1690 – Death of Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Dauphine of France
Wikipedia: Maria Anna Victoria of Bavaria, Dauphine of France

April 20, 1808 – Birth of Charles Louis Napoléon Bonaparte, Emperor Napoleon III of France, in Paris, France
Wikipedia: Napoleon III of France

April 20, 1836 – Death of Prince Johann I Josef of Liechtenstein
Wikipedia: Johann I Josef of Liechtenstein

April 20, 1839 – Birth of King Carol I of Romania in Sigmaringen, Germany
Wikipedia: Carol I of Romania

April 20, 1884 – Birth of Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, at Eastwell Park in Kent, England
Full name: Beatrice Leopoldine Victoria
Princess Beatrice was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia.  She married Infante Alfonso d’Orleans-Bourbon of Spain.
Wikipedia: Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh

April 20, 1889 – Birth of Erik of Sweden, Duke of Västmanland
Erik was the youngest of three sons of Gustav V of Sweden. He had epilepsy and mild mental disabilities, prompting his family to insist on a life of semi-seclusion for him. He died during the worldwide Spanish Flu pandemic.
Wikipedia: Erik of Sweden, Duke of Västmanland

April 20, 1893 – Wedding of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria & Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma
Wikipedia: Ferdinand I of Bulgaria
Wikipedia: Marie Louise of Bourbon-Parma

April 20, 1896 – Wedding of Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Alexandra was the daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.
Wikipedia: Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Wikipedia: Ernst II, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

April 20, 1903 – Wedding of Aloys of Liechtenstein & Elisabeth Amalie of Austria
Aloys and Elisabeth Amalie were the parents of Franz Josef II, Prince of Liechtenstein and ancestors of the current princely family.
Wikipedia: Aloys of Liechtenstein
Wikipedia: Elisabeth Amalie of Austria

April 20, 1929 – Death of Prince Henry of Prussia, son of Frederick III, German Emperor, at Herrenhaus Hemmelmark in Eckernförde, Germany
Full name: Albert Wilhelm Heinrich
Prince Henry was the son of Victoria, Princess Royal and the grandson of Queen Victoria.  He married his first cousin Princess Irene of Hesse and by Rhine.
Wikipedia: Prince Henry of Prussia

April 20, 1931 – Wedding of Princess Margarita of Greece and Gottfried, 8th Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Margarita was the daughter of Prince Andrew, and elder sister of Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh.  Gottfried was the son of Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (a daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh).
Wikipedia: Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark
Wikipedia: Gottfried, Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

April 20, 1947 – Death of King Christian X of Denmark at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Denmark; buried at Roskilde Cathedral in Roskilde, Denmark
Wikipedia: Christian X of Denmark

April 20, 1960 – Death of Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Tsar Alexander III of Russia, in London, England; buried in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, France
Wikipedia: Grand Duchess Xenia Alexandrovna

April 20, 1999 – Birth of Prince Georg Antonius of Liechtenstein, son of Hereditary Prince Alois, in Grabs, Switzerland
Full name: Georg Antonius Constantin Maria
Wikipedia: Family of Hereditary Prince Alois

Royal News: Saturday 19 April 2014

Denmark
RoyalBlog: Queen Margrethe celebrates 74th birthday

Monaco
Hello: Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III’s royal wedding: a look back

Multiple Monarchies
RoyalBlog: Poland popular with royals; 3 visits coming up

Serbia
RoyalBlog: Easter Message from Serbian Royal Family

United Kingdom
BBC: Duchess thanks Australia for welcoming her and George
BBC: William and Kate visit Sydney Royal Easter Show
Daily Mail: En-route to ‘Katesland’: The Duchess wears an L.K. Bennett dress as she and Wills leave Sydney
Daily Mail: From ‘that wicked woman’ to Her Majesty’s secret weapon: Camilla’s the only one who stops Charles sulking about Kate and George’s popularity
Daily Mail: Princes William and Harry invited to climb the iconic Matterhorn to mark 150th anniversary of the first ascent
Daily Mail: Royal couple enjoy sheep-shearing demo Down Under
Daily Mail: Kate and wools! Cheeky Duchess of Cambridge suggests William should get himself an a alpaca toupee to hide his thinning hair as pair meet Fred the bowing ram at Sydney’s Royal Easter Show
Daily Mail: Having a splashing time! Princess Beatrice and boyfriend Dave Clark have fun in the Caribbean sun in St Bart’s
Daily Mail: Dying baby moves Kate and William to tears: Royal couple meet little boy the same age as George at Sydney children’s hospice
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Australia Royal Visit: Day Eleven
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Day Eleven: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge visit the Blue Mountains
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Australia Royal Visit: Day Twelve
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: Day Twelve: The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in Sydney
Duke & Duchess of Cambridge: A speech by The Duchess of Cambridge at Bear Cottage
Evening Standard: Beach bums: Kate has a Baywatch moment as Royal couple hang out with surfers in Sydney
Express: The Queen is our greatest diplomat as she, once again, shakes hands with former enemy
Express: Three cheers for this little babe in arms
Express: Prince George given £2,200 surfboard: What other presents has the future King been handed?
Express: Daring Wills puts Kate on edge by leaning to gaze over a cliff during their Royal Tour
Express: Kate thanks Australians for warm welcome in first speech Down Under
Express: Kate and William choke back the tears on visit to Bear Cottage hospice
Express: Kate teases William over thinning hair at Sydney Royal Easter Show
Getty Images: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand – Day 10
Getty Images: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand – Day 11
Getty Images: Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Tour Australia And New Zealand – Day 12
Guardian: Duchess of Cambridge embodies appropriateness with lower hemlines
Guardian: Royal tour: William and Kate visit the Royal Easter show in Sydney
Guardian: Old bloodlines meet as Cambridges put the royal into Sydney’s Easter show
Hello: Prince William and Duchess Kate have shear fun at Australian Easter Show
Hello: Duchess Kate channels her inner beach babe as she jogs in Manly
Hello: Duchess of Cambridge ‘ready for a big sob’ after visiting Australian children’s hospice
Telegraph: An emotional visit to children’s hospice in Sydney
Telegraph: Duke makes security detail ‘nervous’ as he peers over edge of mountain

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April 19: Today in Royal History

Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands

April 19, 1320 – Birth of Pedro I, King of Portugal
Wikipedia: Pedro I, King of Portugal

April 19, 1390 – Death of King Robert II of Scotland at Dundonald Castle; buried at Scone Abbey in Scone, Scotland
Wikipedia: Robert II of Scotland

April 19, 1452 – Birth of Frederick IV, King of Naples
Wikipedia: Frederick IV, King of Naples

April 19, 1658 – Death of Kirsten Munk, morganatic second wife of King Christian IV of Denmark, at Boller Castle in Horsens, Denmark; buried at Saint Canute’s Cathedral in Odense, Denmark
Wikipedia: Kirsten Munk

April 19, 1689 – Death of Queen Christina of Sweden in Rome, Italy; buried at St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome, Italy
Queen Christina secretly converted to Catholicism and eventually abdicated to practice her religion openly. She moved to Rome and is one of four women buried in St. Peter’s Basilica.
Wikipedia: Christina of Sweden

April 19, 1793 – Birth of Ferdinand I, Emperor of Austria, King of Hungary and Bohemia, in Vienna, Austria
Wikipedia: Ferdinand I of Austria

April 19, 1876 – Birth of Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin, husband of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands, in Schwerin, Mecklenburg-Schwerin (Germany)
Full name: Heinrich Wladimir Albrecht Ernst
Wikipedia: Prince Hendrik of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

April 19, 1956 – Wedding of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Grace Kelly at St. Nicholas Cathedral in Monaco
Unofficial Royalty: Wedding of Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly
Wikipedia: Rainier III of Monaco
Wikipedia: Grace Kelly

April 19, 1968 – Birth of King Mswati III of Swaziland at Raleigh Fitkin Memorial Hospital in Manzini, Swaziland
Wikipedia: Mswati III of Swaziland

Royal News: Friday 18 April 2014

Austria
Prague Daily Monitor: Empress’s plaque found in stud farm after 100 years

China
Bangkok Post: Musical shows soft side of Empress Cixi

Japan
Getty: Royal Family Attend Spring Garden Party

Monaco
Hello!: Charlene, princess of Monaco, welcomes ¡HOLA! in the privacy of the palace

Sweden
Swedish Royal Court: The Crown Princess Couple visit SFI Västerort in Tensta
Swedish Royal Court: Board meeting of H.M. The King’s Jubilee Fund
Swedish Royal Court: The King presents the Vega Medal and the Gold Wahlberg Medal

UK
Daily Mail: ‘Is this the voice of Richard III’s ghost?’: listen to the spooky sounds recorded by ghoul hunters beside the bed where legend says king spent his last night alive
Daily Mail: Lady in lace: Duchess of Cambridge keeps her cool in white dress by Australian designer for visit to Sydney’s Royal Easter Show with William
Daily Mail: Spin King’s royal delight: Shane Warne meets Prince William…but it’s just a look-a-like
Daily Record: In pictures: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marvel at Blue Mountains in Australia
Evening Standard: Royal tour drama: two men arrested for ‘acting suspiciously’ just metres from William and Kate
Getty: The Queen & Duke of Edinburgh Attend Royal Maundy Service At Blackburn Cathedral
Hello!: Prince William meets Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott
Hello!: Prince William and Duchess Kate take in Australia’s stunning scenery amid security scare
Hello!: William and Kate pose for selfies with excited fans
Hello!: William and Kate meet with residents of bushfire-stricken area
Mirror: Royal Tour 2014: Live updates as William and Kate visit the Royal Easter Show in Sydney
Mirror: 9 brilliantly bold Kate Middleton print dresses
Guardian: Knights and dames: PM has power to bestow honours on non-Australians
Guardian: Royals visit fire-ravaged Blue Mountains community
Guardian: Guardian Australia readers on…the royals down under
WA Today: Prince William joins Tony Abbott for tea and a chat in Sydney
SBS: Royals highlight of Easter Show
China Daily: Royals marvel at Blue Mountains
Horticulture Week: Duchess opens UK Wine Research Centre at Plumpton
The Gulf Today: Royals meet wildfire survivors
USA Today: Voices: Royals leave republicans in the dust down under
Time: Get Away From There, Prince William
ABC.net.au: Royal visit: Prince William and Catherine head to Bear Cottage children’s hospice
ITV: Royal Wedding fund given to local children’s charities
ITV: Princess Anne attends youth sailing competition
Us Weekly: Prince William Remembers Princess Diana in Australia as His Son George Channels His Baby Romper Look
E!Online: Kate Middleton Meets Little Princess and Helps Plant a Tree With Prince William
Examiner: Duchess Kate dress sells out in 8 minutes flat in whirlwind of virtual shoppers

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April 18, 1972 – Birth of Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau

photo: Dutch Royal House

photo: Dutch Royal House

April 18, 1972 – Birth of Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau

Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau was born Annette Sekrève, daughter of Ulrich Sekrève and his wife Jolanda de Haan, on April 18, 1972 in The Hague. She received a Masters Degree in Psychology in 1996 from The University of Groningen. It was while at university that she met her future husband.

On July 6, 2000, she married Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, son of Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, in a civil ceremony held in Utrecht. A religious service was held two days later at St Martin’s Cathedral in Utrecht.

The couple reside in Amsterdam with their three children:
- Isabella van Vollenhoven (2002)
- Samuel van Vollenhoven (2004)
- Benjamin van Vollenhoven (2008)

While not taking on any official role, Princess Annette and her husband are typically in attendance at formal family events within the Dutch royal family.

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April 18: Today in Royal History

King Hussein I of Jordan and Dina bint Abdul-Hamid; Photo Credit – Wikipedia

April 18, 1213 – Death of Marie of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon
Wikipedia: Marie of Montpellier, Queen of Aragon

April 18, 1418 – Wedding of John IV, Duke of Brabant & Jacqueline, Countess of Hainault
Wikipedia: John IV, Duke of Brabant
Wikipedia: Jacqueline, Countess of Hainault

April 18, 1518 – Wedding of Sigismund I of Poland & Bona Sforza
Wikipedia: Sigismund I of Poland
Wikipedia: Bona Sforza

April 18, 1599 – Wedding of Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain & Archduke Albert of Austria
Wikipedia: Infanta Isabella Clara Eugenia of Spain
The Peerage: Archduke Albert of Austria

April 18, 1865 – Birth of Johanna Loisinger, wife of Prince Alexander of Bulgaria, in Preßburg, Austria
Wikipedia: Johanna Loisinger

April 18, 1905 – Birth of Margarita of Greece
Margarita was an elder sister of the current Duke of Edinburgh.
Wikipedia: Margarita of Greece

April 18, 1917 – Birth of Princess Frederica of Hanover, wife of King Paul I of Greece, in Blankenburg am Harz, Prussia, Germany
Full name: Frederica Louise Thyra Victoria Margaret Sophie Olga Cecily Isabelle Christina
Wikipedia: Frederica of Hanover

April 18, 1955 – Wedding (first) of King Hussein I of Jordan and Dina bint Abdul-Hamid
The couple divorced in 1957.
Wikipedia: Hussein I of Jordan
Wikipedia: Dina bint Abdul-Hamid

April 18, 1969 – Birth of Princess Nori of Japan in Tokyo, Japan
Princess Nori is the daughter of the present Emperor Akihito.  At the time of her marriage in 2005, she left the Imperial Family and took the surname of her husband as required by Imperial Household Law.
Wikipedia: Princess Nori of Japan

April 18, 1972 – Birth of Annette Sekrève, wife of Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau, in The Hague, The Netherlands
Wikipedia: Annette Sekrève

Royal News: Thursday 17 April 2014

Denmark
Hello: Danish Royals gather to celebrate Queen Margrethe’s birthday
Hello: Queen Margrethe II of Denmark’s birthday: 10 facts about the monarch

Luxembourg
Wort: Luxembourg’s Grand Duke & Prince Sébastien celebrate birthdays

Monaco
Hello: Charlene, princess of Monaco, welcomes ¡HOLA! in the privacy of the palace

Saudi Arabia
BBC: Saudi intelligence chief Prince Bandar bin Sultan removed
Daily Mail: Saudi Arabia’s Prince Bandar who spearheaded country’s hardline stance against Syria’s Bashar al-Assad steps down as intelligence chief

Serbia
Royal Family of Serbia: His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander II Easter Message

Spain
The Local: Spanish king’s plane breaks down again

Sweden
Hello: Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill to christen daughter Leonore on first wedding anniversary
Swedish Royal Court: H.R.H. Princess Leonore will be christened in the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace on June 8, 2014
The Local: Swedish royals set baptism date for princess

United Kingdom
BBC: Royals treated like celebrities in New Zealand
BBC: Royal praise for Australia as tour begins in Sydney (video)
BBC: Duke of Cambridge: Australia a beacon of confidence
Daily Beast: New Pictures As Prince George Arrives in Australia
Daily Beast: Calm Down, Prince George is Just a Baby
Daily Beast: Prince George Given Giant Toy Wombat
Daily Mail: Missing mummy, George? Prince looks less than impressed as he’s pictured in arms of his nanny for first time…
Daily Mail: ‘William said I look like a banana!’ The Duchess of Cambridge shines in a bright yellow  Roksanda Ilincic dress but it seems not everyone is a fan
Daily Mail: He takes after his dad! Prince George models traditional royal romper his father Prince William also wore as a baby
Daily Mail: Prince George ‘the Republican Slayer’: New Australian poll shows desire to get rid of monarchy is at lowest point for 35 years as Kate, William and baby fly to Sydney
Daily Mail: Blunders by British generals allowed Taliban to carry out attack on Camp Bastion while Prince Harry was in Afghanistan
Daily Mail: ‘I absolutely work directly with Kate, it’s always quite the collaboration!’ Jenny Packham dishes about dressing the Duchess of Cambridge for the tour
Daily Mail: There’s no prize for third place! The sun shines on Sophie Wessex but her horse fails to make the grade at Newmarket
Daily Mail: Royal selfie frenzy: Kate and William pose for self-portraits with delighted Australian fans
Daily Mail: That luggage certainly won’t get lost! Airport staff carry what looks like it could be William’s monogrammed suitcases from the plane in Sydney
Daily Mail: The George effect gathers pace: Romper suit – which looks just like one William once wore – sells out instantly and now has waiting list of two months
Daily Mail: Princes, princesses… and parrots: William and Kate get a rockstar welcome as thousands turn out at Sydney Harbour
Daily Mail: Mellow in yellow for sunny Sydney: Crowds greet William, Kate and baby Prince George as they arrive in Australia for ten day tour
Evening Standard: Prince George dubbed ‘Republican slayer’ as Royals touch down in Australia on their tour
Express: Kate brightens up sunny Sydney in yellow as she arrives with William and wriggling George
Express: Sophie Wessex enjoys a day at the races but her horse comes in third at Newmarket
Express: Pippa Middleton looks glum on a day out in London as her sister brightens up Sydney
Express: Missing Lupo, Kate? Kate and William find new furry friends as they say bye to New Zealand
Express: Zara Phillips gallops back into the saddle…just 12 weeks after giving birth
Guardian: This is why you can’t hate Prince George
Guardian: Guardian Australia readers on … the royals down under
Guardian: Fleeting glimpses of charming royals leave no one disappointed
Guardian: Royal tour: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Australia – in pictures
Guardian: Duchess of Cambridge shines in yellow in a nod to Australia’s national colours
Guardian: Monarchists cannot claim to be the guardians of Australian virtue
Hello: Prince George receives his first marriage proposal from young fan
Hello: The ‘little cutie’ that caught the eye of William and Kate
Hello: Prince George welcomed to Admiralty House by a huge cuddly wombat toy
Hello: Prince George’s smock bears uncanny resemblance to Prince William’s 31 years on
Hello: Prince William mentions his mother, late Princess Diana in speech at Sydney Opera House
Hello: Kate, Duchess of Cambridge arrives in Australia picture perfect in sunny yellow
Hello: Prince George steals the show as Prince William and Kate bid final farewell in New Zealand
Hello: Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge’s puppy love in New Zealand
Mirror: Designer behind Duchess of Cambridge’s dazzling New Zealand-inspired dress ‘found out she’d worn it on Twitter’
Mirror: Kate’s tour-drobe diary 2014: The Duchess of Cambridge’s royal tour dresses, casual wear and accessories
Mirror: Canary Kate Middleton’s 6 eye-catching yellow looks
Mirror: 9 reasons grumpy Prince George may be thoroughly unimpressed by New Zealand and Australia
Mirror: William and Kate get in on the selfie craze as they pose for pictures with royal fans
Mirror: Royal Tour 2014: Recap as William and Kate arrive in Australia
Mirror: Prince William likes deep-fried Mars bars: 5 things we learned from day 10 of the royal tour
Mirror: 87 best pictures of Prince William, Kate Middleton and Prince George’s New Zealand royal tour
Mirror: Royal Tour 2014: Kate Middleton looks like a BANANA William tells her as they touch down in Australia
Mirror: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge touch down in Australia to blue skies and big crowds
Mirror: Prince William carries baby Prince George in public for first time since he was born
Mirror: Royal Tour 2014: Kate wears blue skirt suit by New Zealand designer Rebecca Taylor
Mirror: Royal Tour 2014: William and Kate given cute police dog puppies to hold during visit to college
Mirror: Royal Tour 2014: William and Kate given toy dog and t-shirt for Prince George during police college visit
Mirror: Prince Harry put at risk after Taliban raid on British Army camp
Prince of Wales: A speech by The Duke of Cambridge at the Sydney Opera House
Telegraph: Royal tour day 10: Duke and Duchess of Cambridge arrive in Australia

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