Updated! Royal News July 2020

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1 July

To stay fit at home. In this video Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and their children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar tell how.

King Felipe VI of Spain and the portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reopened the border between Spain and Portugal.

It was announced on 30 June that the Invictus Games 2022 in Düsseldorf, Germany, have been postponed to Summer 2023. Due to the coronavirus pandemic the Invictus Games 2020 in The Hague had to be rescheduled to 2021 and the organisation wants to maintain the two-year Invictus Games cycle. Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, is one of the initiators of the event.

Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary.

2 July

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Cuenca, in the autonomous community of Castilla La-Mancha. This is the place where they started their honeymoon in May 2004.

3 July

Benidorm and Valencia in the autonomous community of Valencia were the next destinations of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain during their tour through Spain. See a video.

On the occasion of their 9th wedding anniversary Prince Albert II and Princess Charlène of Monaco shared a photo of them with their twins Hereditary Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. And they also shared recent holiday photos.

4 July

Happy 4th of July! Princess Madeleine of Sweden, who lives with her family in Florida, shared this lovely photo of her three children Princess Leonore, Prince Nicolas and Princess Adrienne.

6 July

Together with their daughters the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a memorial service for the Covid-19 victims in the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid.

As off 17 August Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway will attend the Elvebakken School in Oslo. She finished lower secondary school at the Uranienborg school before the Summer. At Elvebakken she will attend the upper secondary school, where she will follow vocational subjects and specialising in general studies.

7 July

On today’s programme of King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain was the autonomous community of Murcia. They visited Cieza and Murcia.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark currenly live in France and spend their holidays at the family castle Château de Cayx with their children Prince Henrik and Princess Athena, as well as Joachim’s sons Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix, and not to forget their dog Cerise.

Princess Raiyah bint Hussein of Jordan married Ned Donovan in a small ceremony in the United Kingdom. His family and her mother, Queen Noor, attended.

8 July

The autonomous community of Aragón, more precisely the city of Jaca, welcomed King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

10 July

The cities Haro and Santo Domingo de la Calzada in the autonomous community of La Rioja received a visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain.

13 July

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg thanked online for all the good wishes on the occasion of the birth of their son Prince Charles on 10 May.

According to the Peruvian magazine “Cosas” Prince Christian of Hannover and his wife Alessandra on 7 July have become the parents of twins, Prince Nicolás and Princess Sofía. They were born in Madrid, Spain, where the couple lives.

14 July

Due to the coronavirus the 43th birthday celebrations for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden at Solliden had to be cancelled, but she wasn’t totally forgotten. The family shared a picture, Victoria held a speech and there were salutes. Victoria, her husband Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle as well as Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia in the evening attended a concert at Borgholm Castle. See here for photos and video.

15 July

On today’s program of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain were Vinuesa and Soria in the autonomous community of Castile and León.

The Belgian national day – held on 21 July – has started rather early this year. The prelude concert, that normally takes place the previous evening, already took place today. Present were King Philippe, Queen Mathilde, Princess Astrid and Prince Lorenz as well as Prince Laurent. The latter one walked with a stick, because he has problems with his back.

Jazmin Grace Grimaldi, the illegitimate daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco, shared on her Instagram account that – like her father in March – she has been infected with covid-19 and started to become ill on 4 July. She seems be on the way of recovery.

16 July

King Felipe VI, Queen Letizia, the Princess of Asturias and Infanta Sofia of Spain attended the official state ceremony in memory of the victims of covid-19 on the square next to the Royal Palace of Madrid.

17 July

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King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, together with their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, invited the media for the yearly summer photosession in the garden of Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. See for more photos: Royal Press Europe.

Bilbao and Vitoria in the autonomous community in the Basque Country had the honour of receiving King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain today during their summer tour, that will end at the end of the month. They will visit all communities.

18 July

Happy Summer! Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and their children Prince Christian, Princess Isabella, Prince Vincent and Princess Josephine enjoy the summer in Graasten.

Unexpectedly Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and Princess Beatrice of York married at the Royal Chapel of All Saints at Royal Lodge, Windsor on Friday 17th July. They celebrated their wedding with their closest family, including the bride’s parents, her sister and brother-in-law, as well as her paternal grandparents Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. The bride opted for a vintage dress of her grandmother by Norman Hartnell, that was altered, and wore the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara.incess Beatrice wore a vintage dress by Norman Hartnell and the Queen Mary diamond fringe tiara, both belonging to Her Majesty The Queen. The tiara was worn by Her Majesty on her wedding day in 1947.

20 July

Here is the speech of King Philippe of the Belgians upon the occasion of the National Day of Belgium.

Watch the virtual opening of the Belgian Royal Palace in Brussels by DJ Lost Frequencies on Facebook.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain paid a visit to the autonomous community of Catalonia. They among others visited the monastry of Santa María in Poblet.

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway celebrated his 47th birthday with his family at the Dvergsøya near Kristiansand, Norway. Several photos were released.

The civil marriage of Archduchess Eleonore of Austria and the Belgian Formula E racing driver Jérôme d’Ambrosio took place at the registry office in Monaco today. Witnesses were Archduchess Gloria of Austria and Olivia d’Ambrosio. Close relatives attended, including the bride’s parents Archduke Karl and his wife Francesca, while afterwards they had lunch with a bigger circle of friends. The religious wedding is to take place as soon as the pandemic restrictions get lifted.

21 July

The National Day of Belgium was celebrated slightly different than usual. The Te Deum service in the cathedral of Brussels took place in the morning. For photos of the day see Royal Press Europe.

Instead of a military parade the heroes of the Covid-19 crisis were honoured in the afternoon, and the end of World War II for 75 years was remembered. The royal family visited the care home Cecilia in Alken and the House of Mariemont in Morlanwelz.

Prince George of Cambridge celebrated his 7th birthday.

Retired Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, today transfered his position as Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles Regiment to his daughter-in-law Camilla, The Duchess of Cornwall. He has been Colonel-in-Chief of the regiment for 67 years. The Duke was at Windsor Castle, while the Duchess was at Highgrove.

Prince Felix of Denmark celebrated his 18th birthday. Several photos were released.

23 July

On their tour to the Extremadura King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Mérida, for the opening of the International Festival of Classical Theatre. Surprisingly they came with their daughters Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia.

24 July

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg acted as tour guide for the team of the tv-program “Vakanz Doheem” (Vacation at home) of RTL. He showed them his favourite spots in Fischbach. Also Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and Prince Charles can be seen in the video.

25 July

Prince Joachim of Denmark was admitted to Toulouse University Hospital, France, last night. He underwent a successfull surgery for a blood clot in the brain in the early morning of 25 July. His condition is stable. Princess Marie is with her husband, and the court asks to respect the family’s privacy.

The next stage of their Spain tour took King Felipe and Queen Letizia to Galicia, where they visited Santiago de Compostela.

27 July

Today King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain visited Navarra

Prince Frederick von Preussen “Fritzi” became engaged to Mathilda Johnson. He is a son of Prince Nicholas von Preussen and Victoria, Princess von Preussen. She is the elder daughter of Mr and Mrs Rupert Johnson.

28 July

The Danish royal court says that doctors say that the blood clot in the brain of Prince Joachim of Denmark was due to a sudden dissection of an artery, and the hospital’s medical team assesses that the risk of recurrence is very small when the artery has healed. He is expected to be moved out of the intensive care unit soon. Doctors think he will not have any physical effects or other injuries as a result of the blood clot.

29 July

Cantabria happily received King Felipe and Queen Letizia on their tour through Spain.

30 July

The last visit of their tour through Spain took King Felipe and Queen Letizia to Asturias.

The Higher Regional Court in Hamm, Germany, has ruled in the dispute over the family castle and large forest property of Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, who died in 2017. His son Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has been confirmed as his heir. The complaint of Richard’s cousin Prince Louis-Ferdinand zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has been rejected. Louis-Ferdinand is not allowed to file a legal complaint at the Federal Court of Justice,however he can still go for a constitutional complaint. According to the will of Richard’s father from 1943 his grandson, born long after he was missing in action, would only inherit the property, title and castle if married to an Aryan and Evangelical noblewoman. Gustav is still unmarried and in a relationship with an American commoner.

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