Monthly Archives: June 2012

TWO SIMILARLY NAMED PRINCESSES: ALEXANDRA OF HANOVER AND ALEXANDRA OF LUXEMBOURG

Here are some of the latest photographs of two princesses who are rarely in the limelight:  Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg and Princess Alexandra of Hanover.  Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg is the twenty-0ne year old only daughter of the reigning Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg.  She has four brothers, the Princes Guillaume, Felix, Louis and Sebastian.  Princess Alexandra of Hanover who turns thirteen in July, is the fourth child of Monaco’s Princess Caroline from her husband, Prince Ernst August of Hanover.  Alexandra of Hanover, along with her half-siblings, Andrea, Charlotte and Pierre Casiraghi, is a grandchild of the late Princess Grace of Monaco.  These photos, courtesy of Getty Images, were taken of on June 22, 2012, when Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg was with her eldest brother, Prince Guillaume in Luxembourg in city of Esch-sur-Alzette in Luxembourg.  The photos of Princess Alexandra of Hanover were taken on June 29, 2012 in Monte Carlo, Monaco at the Jaeger-LeCoultre Pro-Am Cup Monaco during the Monaco International Jumping as part of Global Champion Tour.

Princess Alexandra and her eldest brother, Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg

Princess Alexandra of Hanover, seen here with her mother, Princess Caroline

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II UNVEILS THE BOMBER COMMAND MEMORIAL IN LONDON’S GREEN PARK

Queen Elizabeth II unveiled the Bomber Command Memorial in London’s Green Park on June 28, 2012.  The unveiling of the  £6m memorial, which was designed by Liam O’Connor, was attended by members of the British royal family as well as families of the deceased, and veterans in memory of the over 55,573 airmen of Bomber Command who gave their lives for king and country in the Second World War.   Photos by Getty Images.

 

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QUEEN ELIZABETH’S VISIT TO NORTHERN IRELAND: DAY TWO

An historic event took place on the second day of Queen Elizabeth II’s visit to Northern Ireland when she shook hands with Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness who was an IRA commander.  The IRA had been behind the assassination of Lord Louis Mountbatten in 1979  when they planted a bomb in his yacht.  The historic handshake took place on June 27, 2012 in Belfast, Northern Ireland at the Lyric Theatre, watched by First Minister Peter Robinson.   The Queen was accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh.  Photos by Getty Images.

 

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II AND THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH VISIT ENNISKILLEN, NORTHERN IRELAND

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh arrived in Northern Ireland on June 26, 2012 on an official visit as part of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebrations.   At Enniskillen, the royal couple attended an ecumenical service at St. Macartin’s Cathedral in honor of the Queen.  Despite the rain and wind, thousands of people waved flags, welcoming the Queen and the Duke.  Photos by Getty Images.

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QUEEN ELIZABETH II AT HENLEY ON THAMES FOR THE THREE COUNTIES DIAMOND JUBILEE RIVER PAGEANT

Queen Elizabeth II, accompanied by the Duke of Edinburgh was at Henley on Thames on June 25, 2012 where they attended the Three Counties Diamond Jubilee River Pageant.  Photos by Getty Images.

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THE ROYAL FAMILY OF LUXEMBOURG ATTEND NATIONAL DAY CELEBRATIONS

The Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg attended festivities marking National Day in Luxembourg.  They were accompanied by their sons, Prince Guillaume, Prince Felix and Prince Louis, their daughter, Princess Alexandra, and daughter-in-law, Princess Tessy.  Photos by Getty Images.

The Grand Duke of Luxembourg and his eldest son and heir, Prince Guillaume

Prince Felix, his sister-in-law, Princess Tessy, and her husband, Prince Louis

Prince Guillaume and his sister, Princess Alexandra of Luxembourg

Left to right: Prince Guillaume, Princess Alexandra, Prince Felix, the Grand Duchess and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Princess Tessy and Prince Louis

The royal family attending Mass at Luxembourg’s cathedral

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PRINCE FELIPE AND PRINCESS LETIZIA OF SPAIN VISIT BOSTON, NEW YORK & JERSEY CITY

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain visited Boston, Jersey City, New Jersey and New York City.   On June 21, the couple visited the BIO International Convention in Boston and on June 22, 20102, the couple attended the Inaugural Dinner for the XVII United States-Spain Council Forum in Jersey City, New Jersey and went to a luncheon with Spanish personalities of science and culture in New York.  Princess Letizia also visited the Emily Dickinson Primary School.  Photos by Getty Images.

Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia in Boston

The princess applauding at the Emily Dickinson Primary School in New York city

Princess Letizia in Jersey City, New Jersey

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