Royalty Thread #4 Nappies and Nuptials

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by taf2002, Dec 3, 2012.

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  1. aftershocks

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    Some lovely news from the Netherlands today...

    Prince Floris and his wife Princess Aimee will be making Princess Margriet and her husband Prof Pieter van Vollenhoven Grandparents again sometime in July. This will be their third child.

    Also...TSH The Prince and Princess of Monaco met His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI at the Vatican today. The real buzz about this meeting though, is the colour Charlene wore...

    The Royal Forums ~ Pope Benedict XVI meets the Prince and Princess of Monaco

    Wikipedia ~ Privilége du blanc

    Ella Kay later tweeted she had confirmation Charlene did indeed have the right to wear white when meeting His Holiness due to Monaco being a Catholic Country/Principality. And....Here is the link to the pictures over at Getty Images.

    ETA ~ Royal Correspondent ~ His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI Holds an Audience with TSHs Prince Albert II and Princess Charlene of Monaco. (VIDEO)

    And ETA Again ;) ~ Release from CP Mary's Office about the Wildfires in Tasmania...

    Royal Correspondent ~ News Regarding Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark

    I was wondering when we'd hear something from her about what's going on in Tasmania and if her Family and/or Friends are okay so far. So this Press Release isn't a shock, but I also wish she never had to make it. I don't know anyone in that part of Australia and my heart is shattered for what the people are having to deal w/. I can't imagine what Mary is going through w/having her Family and Friends smack in the middle of it all. :(
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  3. AragornElessar

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  4. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Port de bras!!!

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    Is Monaco the only country that goes by His/Her Serene Highness instead of Royal? What's up with that? :p
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    She looks OK in the picture but the portrait is :scream:
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    I have no idea why they're HSH and not HRH Alisa, but the answer's got to be out there somewhere.

    Discovered this thanks to that YouTube broadcast of TM on Empire Day. I didn't know it was up over there and have now added all of it to my personal playlist for future viewings.

    Bertie and Elizabeth Part 1 of 11

    This movie was made for part of the Golden Jubliee Celebration broadcasts and was shown two months after the Queen Mum's passing. It really is very good and I can't reccomend it highly enough.
  8. Reuven

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    Well, that explains the portrait. Not a good photo at all. Her hair is lifeless, she’s squinting a little even though the lighting is awful. And what’s with that awful background? The Duchess should have been posed in 3/4 profile, too, I believe. She’s a GORGEOUS woman and the pic and the portrait do her no justice at all.
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    Because Monaco is not a kingdom, it's a Principality- the ruler is a Prince, not a King. It's the same in Liechtenstein.
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    ^^^
    Oh, dear...
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    Well, the portrait looks very much like the picture. Maybe they were going for a realistic view of what she looks like, and not having her look so glamorous. Maybe that is more what she looks like plodding around the house, we only see her made up for appearances. It is unfortunate they chose such a poor picture of her to paint (where she does have bags under here eyes), but if that is what the artist was going for, he got it.

    I still can't believe he changed her eye color on something that will be an historical record.
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    So, the guesses on a July birthday for the new little Cambridge seems to have been proven right w/the announcement from the Palace earlier today. Which of course means we'll have to put up w/articles about how wonderful and special it would be if the baby was born on his/her late Grandmother's Birthday ad nauseam from here on out. Sigh...Oh well, it certainly would make it a special Canada Day this year if it did happen then, so that's how I'll look at it. :)

    This also came across Twitter earlier today...

    The Telegraph ~ Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie to work as UK trade ambassadors

    Great for the girls and glad to see them finally being used as the asset they are to the Royals. Regardless of who their Parents are, which is the reason why so many seem to use them as their favourite targets at various places here and there online sadly.
  14. IceAlisa

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    Thank you, interesting.
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    I stumbled across this really interesting article over at The Tudor Trail and thought there'd be some here also interested to read it...

    On The Tudor Trail ~ Anne Boleyn and Elizabeth I's Coronation

    Until I read this, I never realized that Anne had been shown/referenced in public on her Daughter's Coronation Day. Which considering everything....Is pretty amazing when you think of it and also as the article says, that wouldn't have happened w/out the consent of the Queen or at least her knowledge.

    All in all, I found this information really interesting and does prove that Elizabeth did have some pride and affection for her Mother. You just have to look for it to find it. Such as the fact Elizabeth's personal emblem was a crowned white falcon holding a sceptre. Which is what Queen Anne Boleyn's emblem was.

    I also now need to find this book all of this sprouted from. Which considering it's a book about Elizabeth and gardens is a fitting way to put it I guess. :D It really sounds interesting.
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    ^ Today in 1559: Coronation of Elizabeth I. ;)
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    Interesting, thanks for sharing. Another way that Elizabeth honoured her mother was in finding places in court for her cousins/half siblings - Mary Boleyn's children. Catherine was a lady in waiting very close to Elizabeth, and Henry (generally thought to be the son of Henry VIII), was a trusted (and titled) advisor throughout Elizabeth's reign. Catherine's daughter, the infamous Lettice Knollys, was also a lady in waiting (until she sekretly married Robert Dudley!) I'd have to dust off some books I read a few years ago, but I believe she did a few favours for other members of the Boleyn family, including some of the Howards (Anne's mother's family - although that might have been more about keeping the Dukes of Norfolk happy).
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    You're welcome Jenny. I just finished a book called Elizabeth The Great, can't remember the author's name and the book's upstairs, that focused on that in the last couple of chapters. How it was her cousin Philadelphia Carey who in Elizabeth's final hours was able to figure out her Royal Cousin wanted the Archbishop of Canterbury to continue praying at her bedside when he tried to leave twice. Also about just how close she and Catherine Carey were. To the point where Catherine and her husband were having problems finding time to simply be together w/each other.

    Which considering how many children they had, they obviously did manage it. ;)

    I actually think if any of Mary Boleyn's two children are Henry VIII's, it's Catherine and not her brother. The reason why I think that is due to her daughter Lettice. All the portraits of hers that I've seen, she's the spitting image of her cousin Elizabeth. Now while there can be people who closely resemble others in the Family, for someone to be *that* closely looking to someone who is supposed to be her Cousin and....

    It does make you wonder. :)
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    ^^^
    Thanks for sharing the article.
    I knew very little about her.
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    You're both welcome and it has to be a sad day for Prince Phillip and the rest of the Family as well.
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    THIS! I don't like the portrait either. I think it looks like her but a much older, matronly Kate. She looks about 15 lbs heavier than she really is with that full face. And what's with the smirk?
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    Why? What happened? :confused:
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    Prince Laurent of Belgium's done it again...

    Flanders News. be ~ Prince Laurent In New Scandal

    I always feel so awful for Princess Claire having to put up w/this guy. Once again, he's landed in the you know what!!

    ETA ~ YIKES!!! How could I have forgotten today is the day of Beatrice and Eugenie's very first ever Official Overseas Engagement!?!?!

    Daily Mail ~ Germany rolls out the red light carpet: Eyebrows raised as Princess Eugenie drives through a stop sign on royal visit… but it's revealed police waved her through

    Count on TDM for a headline like that one... :rolleyes:

    Eeeek on that one pic of Beatrice colouring w/the kids. Granny will NOT be pleased w/the peek we got thanks to that deep neckline when she bent over....
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    Wow!! That is a gorgeous painting of a Queen, but not HM as she was back in 1953. Oh well...At least Kate's got good company.

    ETA ~ Crown Princess Mathlide of Belgium unveils the design of the stamp to mark her 40th Birthday.

    belga gallery of pictures from today

    A gorgeous stamp to mark the major birthday of a lovely lady. Happy 40th Your Royal Highness!!!
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    That portrait looked NOTHING like Queen Elizabeth II in 1953! Was the artist painting from memory??

    As to Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie it's nice they're going out and promoting the UK and it's products! :)
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    Thank you.
    I do!
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    This site/paper looks more like a tabloid, but posting the links as they sound legit...

    Daily Star Sunday ~ PRINCE WILLIAM HANGING ON TO CHOPPER

    Now the offering of Anmer Hall makes sense if William wants to continue as a SAR Pilot, as this article says. There's a RAF SAR Base nearby and they're not as far from London there as they are in Wales, so...

    and...

    The Daily Star Sunday ~ TALIBAN HAS NOT SEEN LAST OF PRINCE HARRY

    Great...Just great!!! Nothing like giving the Taliban a head's up and chance to make possible plans for next time....

    ETA ~ A friend of mine over at TRF who has started her own site/blog is starting a series of postings about British Coronation Regalia and Jewellery. The first installment, all about the Coronation Ring is really interesting. The link...

    British Royal Jewels

    ETA*A* ~ A member posted this over at TRF in the Family Order and Decorations thread and it's a first time for me even knowing this existed. Since I can't be the only one...

    The Royal Collection ~ The Family Order of HM Queen Alexandra

    I've never seen a Family Order before w/both the Monarch and his Consort on it. Usually it's just the Ruling Monarch/Head of the Family who is pictured. Regardless, it is stunning.
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    This calls for it's own post...

    Happy 70th Birthday to HRH Princess Margriet of the Netherlands!!!!

    As many know, she was actually born in Ottawa during WWII and the entire Maternity Floor had to become a part of Dutch Territory in order for her to keep her place in the Line of Succession. Her sisters and Mother (Can't remember off the top of my head if her Father did too or stayed in London to work w/the Government in Exile) had come to Canada after an offer to come and seek asylum here and also a safe place for the Family.

    She's since been back "home" several times for various visits and to see her w/the Veterans is something very special.

    Happy Birthday to Canada's Dutch Princess!!! :)
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    It looks naggingly familiar, like it reminds me of an actress..but I don't think Elizabeth II would even have made the top ten list of people if I had to guess who it was SUPPOSED to be!

    *facepalm* You know, back in World War II and prior, the press went out of their way NOT to overtly aid the enemy. Why not just give the Taliban a map of British unit locations and mark the one Harry's with with a crown?
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