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Princess Alexandra of Kent engaged

November 30, 1962 - The engagement of Princess Alexandra of Kent, first cousin of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and the Hon. Angus Ogilvy was announced yesterday in a Court Circular from Kensington Palace in London. The Princess will be 26 Christmas Day. Her 34-year old fiance is the second son of the Earl and Countess of Airlie. The Princess is 12th in line of succession to the throne, while Angus is the second son of the Earl of Airlie.

England welcomes Princess Marina

London, Nov. 21, 1934 (AP) - Princess Marina-chic and lovely in fur coat, beige ensemble and lat little sailor hat came to London yesterday in her trousseau shopping done to be welcomed by the Royal family.

Princess Mary engaged to wed Lord Lascelles

November 23, 1921 - In a special cable from London, the New York Times reports "the greatest pleasure of the King and Queen [to] announved the bethrothal of their beloved daughter, princess Mary to Viscount Lascelles, D.S., eldest son of the Earl of Harewood."  It is believed the engagement will prove very popular. Throughout the Lascelles family's Yorkshire estate and on the Yorkshire moors there will be many a tyke who will think Princess Mary has got a great catch in the heir to the title and broad acres of Harewood.

Princess Takamado recalls husband

In an interview with The Daily Yomiuri, Princess Takamado reveals that she felt her husband, who died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 47 in 2002, is merely away from home and will return shortly.
Prince Takamado was extremely popular in his role as intermediary between the Imperial family and the people. Nov. 21 marks the 10th anniversary of his death. The prince was the third son of Prince Mikasa, Emperor Showa's brother, and Princess Mikasa. After graduating from Gakushuin University and studying in Canada, he worked as a nonregular staff member at the Tokyo-based Japan Foundation.

King Bhumibol grants audience to President Obama

Patthaya Mail reports that King Bhumibol Adulyadej granted audience to U.S. President Barack Obama, November 18. The US president paid a courtesy call on the world's longest reigning sovereign, at Siriraj Hospital, where he has been staying since 2009 to regain his strength after suffering from fever, fatigue and a lung inflammation.

Prince and Princess Michael receives knee-bending curtsies from writer

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent receive a floor-skimming curtsey, a sign of respect to royals, from author Leonie Frieda, reports The Daily Mail. Frieda attended a launch party held in her honor by the royal couple for her new book, The Deadly Sisterhood, in Kensington Palace. Prince and Princess Michael of Kent are friends with Frieda.

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene lead Monaco in celebrating National Day

Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco lead the principality in celebrating the annual Fete National, November 19. Originally held on varying dates, the 'sovereign's celebration', from this time, has been held on 19 November, the day of the anniversary of the ceremony of the accession to the throne of Prince Rainier III on 19 November 1949, and also the day chosen to celebrate the blessed Rainier d'Arezzo (edict of 27 October 1951).

Prince Johan Friso shows signs of slight improvement

An official statement from the Dutch Royal Family reveals that Prince Johan Friso has already showed signed of slight recovery after showing "minimal signs of consciousness," reports The Daily Mail. The Prince, second son of Queen Beatrix, has been in coma after being buried in an avalanche while skiing in Lech, Austria, in March this year. The prince is still under treatment at a hospital in London.

Happy 65th Wedding Anniversary, Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip

On November 20, 1947, then-Princess Elizabeth walked the aisle and exchanged vows with Lt. Philip Mountbatten (formerly Prince of Greece and Denmark). hat day heralded the beginning of a long and happy union for the Queen and Prince Philip, who together have led the Royal Family through good times and bad, embarked upon countless trips to far flung places, and raised four children, writes The Daily Mail. The marriage was blessed with four children and thousands of memorable moments that the couple continues to share, both as husband-and-wife and respected and highly revered public figures.  

Buckingham Palace on Fire

Around 200 people turned out to watch the replica of the Buckingham Palace as it went down with the flames after Edward Heath, 63, set it on fire. A report made by The Daily Mail said Heath had written to the Queen to ask for her permission to burn down the effigy of Buckingham, which took him five months--and 1,000 wooden pallets--to build. The replica stood 96 ft tall and took an hour and a half to burn down. Aside from Buckingham Palace replica, Heath had also designed, built, and burned replicas of Wembley Stadium and White House to raise money for charity. So far, his ventures has already realised more than £80,000.

King Albert attends tribute to the unknown soldiers

King Albert II of Belgium attended a tribute to the unknown soldier in Brussels. The event was in commemoration of those who perished while fighting since World War II while protecting Belgium, as well as fighting for the Allied cause. During the event, the King laid flowers on the graves, as well as met with the war veterans.

British Royal Family commemorates memorial Sunday

The Queen, with the rest of the British Royal Family, was one with the country during Memorial Sunday, held at Cenotaph on Whitehall, reports The Daily Mail. Queen Elizabeth II was the first to lay the wreath to commemorate the death of the members of the Armed Forces who passed away as heroes, fighting for the noble cause since World War I. The day went well and the autumn sunshine brought cheer to the rather solemn moment of the event.

AP: Queen Beatrix swears in new government

Queen Beatrix swore in a new centrist Dutch government under Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Monday, even as the conservative leader faced harsh criticism from members of his own party over a plan to hike health care premiums. Eight of the 13 Cabinet ministers swore an oath of office to the monarch in the ornately painted Orange Hall of the 17th Century Huis ten Bosch palace in a forest outside The Hague.

BBC: Saudi Arabia's king appoints new interior minister

Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah has appointed Prince Mohammed bin Nayef bin Abdul Aziz as minister of the interior, reports BBC. Prince Mohammed, who is in his early 50s, replaces his uncle, Prince Ahmed bin Abdul Aziz, less than five months after he took up the post. A decree said Prince Ahmed - one of the king's half-brothers - was relieved of his position "at his own request". Prince Mohammed has for years been responsible for counter-terrorism activities at the interior ministry. He  seen by Western powers as having effectively led the crackdown on Islamist militants in the Gulf state since 11 September 2001.  In 2009, the prince was targeted by a suicide bomber from al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula, but escaped with only minor injuries.

Bangkok Post: Millions bid farewell as Cambodian monarch makes final journey

Bangkok Post reports that Half of the country's population is expected to make the pilgrimage to Phnom Penh to pay their respects to King Father Norodom Sihanouk, demonstrating their reverence for him as well as their unease about what his absence will mean for the country's future.For wee ks, Cambodians have filed into the capital, ending a pilgrimage which for most is a once in a lifetime event. The streets along the riverside are jammed with traffic while in the parks outside the Royal Palace children dressed in white with black ribbons play and pray with their parents.

Message From The Queen: US independence revoked!

Dear friends, I am reposting this hilarious article fromRoyal Musings. We intend to do no harm here. I just want to put a little light on the rather stressful situation that the US politics is in right now. ENJOY!

Queen Elizabeth II welcomes Indonesian president

Queen Elizabeth II welcomed the President of Indonesia as he kicked off his three-day state visit to the kingdom. With Her Majesty was Prince Philip and Prime Minister David Cameron who greeted President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, 59, and First Lady Ani Bambang Yudhoyono during the Horse Guards Parade. The Queen was wearing a tweed cream coat dress accentuated by black feathers and white gloves. She was holding a black handbag which matched her black shoes. Her pearl earrings and necklace all rounded up her elegant look.
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