Monthly Archives: January 2012

CROWN PRINCE FREDERIK AND PRINCESS MARY OF DENMARK VISIT BRUSSELS

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and his wife, Princess Mary, visited Brussels, Belgium on January 26, 2012 to attend a concert in celebration of the Danish EU presidency.  The couple was welcomed by Prince Philippe of Belgium and his wife, Princess Mathilde.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCE ALBERT II AND PRINCESS CHARLENE OF MONACO AT FESTIVITIES TO MARK MONACO’S PATRON, SAINT DEVOTE

Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife, Princess Charlene, attended festivities to mark Monaco’s patron saint, St. Devote, martyred during during the persecutions of Diocletian and Maximian.  Her body was placed on a boat bound for Africa but landed in present day Monaco, where a chapel was built in her honor.  Her feast day is January 27.  On January 26 and 27, 2011, Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Princess Caroline and her daughter, Princess Alexandra of Hanover participated in various festivities to honor St. Devote.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS MARIE OF DENMARK LEAVES HOSPITAL WITH HER NEWBORN BABY DAUGHTER

Princess Marie and her husband, Prince Joachim of Denmark, presented to the press at Rigshospitalet on January 27, 2012 in Copenhagen, Denmark, their newborn baby daughter.   The unnamed baby princess is the eight grandchild of Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II who this year is celebrating her 40th year on the throne.  The baby girl is the second child for Marie and Joachim who have a son, Henrik.  Prince Joachim also has two older sons from his former wife, Alexandra.  The newborn baby’s names will be announced when she is christened.  Photos by Getty Images.

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MONACO ROYALS ATTEND THE 36TH ANNUAL MONTE CARLO INTERNATIONAL CIRCUS FESTIVAL

In the past several days, members of Monaco’s royal family have attended the 36th International Circus Festival in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  In attendance were Princess Stephanie and her daughters,Pauline Ducruet and Camille Gottlieb, as well as Prince Albert II, Princess Charlene and Princess Caroline’s youngest child, Princess Alexandra of Hanover.   Photos by Getty Images.

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SPANISH ROYAL FAMILY RECEIVE FOREIGN AMBASSADORS AT MADRID’S ROYAL PALACE

King Juan Carlos I, Queen Sofia, Prince Felipe, and attended the Foreign Ambassadors reception at The Royal Palace in Madrid on January 24, 2012.  Photos by Getty Images.

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PRINCESS MARIE OF DENMARK GIVES BIRTH TO HER SECOND CHILD, A DAUGHTER

Princess Marie, the wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark (second son of Queen Margrethe II) gave birth on January 24, 2012 to a baby girl weighing in at 6.45 pounds at Copenhagen’s Rigshospitalet.  Prince Joachim, 42, and Marie, 35, are the parents of Prince Henrik, who will turn two years old in May.  Prince Joachim is also the father of two sons, Prince Nikolai, 12 and Prince Felix, 9, from his first wife, the former Alexandra Manley.  The new baby girl is 10th in line to the Danish throne.  Her names will be officially announced at her christening.   Photos from Getty Images.

Princess Marie, Prince Joachim, Prince Henrik, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix of Denmark

Princess Marie and her son, Prince Henrik in 2011

Princess Marie and Prince Joachim, far left, with their son, Prince Henrik in Prince Joachim's arms, along with his sons, Prince Nikolai, Prince Felix, and Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary and their four children, January 2012

Princess Marie, left earlier this month celebrating Queen Margrethe II's Ruby Jubilee

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SPANISH ROYALS IN THEIR LATEST OFFICIAL FUNCTIONS, JANUARY 15-19, 2012

King Juan Carlos I, Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe and his wife, Princess Letizia of Spain attended the Order of the Royal Fleece investment of President Nicolas Sarkozy at the Royal Palace in Madrid on January 15, 2012.  King Juan Carlos of Spain and Queen Sofia of Spain also attended the “Exceltur” congress tourism closing ceremony at Ifema on January 17, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  Prince Felipe of Spain and Princess Letizia of Spain  visited the Radio Nacional de Espana 75th Anniversary Exhibition on January 19, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  Princess Letizia of Spain attends “Fitur” International Tourism Fair opening at Ifema on January 18, 2012 in Madrid, Spain.  Photos from Getty Images.

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