Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Royals You Love: Dec 26-January 1

Austria


- Archduke Carl Christian & Archduchess Marie Astrid announced the engagements of two of their sons, 26 year old Archduke  Christoph to his girlfriend,  Adélaïde Drapé-Frisch  and 23 year old Archduke  Imre to his girlfriend Kathleen Walker last week, but it's only recently come to my attention {Source}.

Denmark


-Henrik, Prince Consort won the Berlingske Fonds (Berlingske Foundation) Award for 2012 {Source}.

Great Britain


-Prince Phillip, The Duke of Edinburgh was released from the hospital on Tuesday after undergoing an emergency heart procedure last week. The 90 year old prince re-joined his wife, children, grandchildren and great-granddaughter at Sandringham {Source}.

Monaco


-Prince Albert has confirmed his participation in a charity event organized by his Star Team for Children association and the Bulgarian Ski Federation at top Bulgarian winter resort of Bansko at the end of January {Source}.  On New Year's Eve, the palace released a video of Prince Albert's holiday message {video}



-Princess Charlene will visit Australia in March 2012 to open the Grace Kelly: Style Icon exhibit at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Bendigo, Australia. One of Prince Albert's sisters will also be in attendance{Source}. She was also named  one of the 12 Female Faces of 2011 by the BBC. The Princess represents the month of July, the month she married Prince Albert {Source}.

Spain


-King Juan Carlos I, Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe & Princess Letizia of Asturias attended the opening of the Tenth Legislature Parliament in Madrid, Spain {Video}{Photos} {Photos}.

Sweden


-King Carl Gustav & Queen Silvia spent the days prior to New Year's Eve on vacation in Thailand {Photos}

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