Queen Sofia: She has been released from the hospital

Royal news from all over the world in the GALA ticker: Queen Sofia of Spain has been released from the hospital +++ Princess Isabella: Court calendar reveals Queen Margrethe’s plans on her 17th birthday +++ Royal fans are thrilled with Prince Edward’s new appearance

Royal news from all over the world in the GALA ticker

April 14, 2024

Queen Sofia of Spain has been released from hospital

After a short hospital stay, Queen Sofia of Spain, 85, was allowed to return home on Saturday afternoon. She was under observation, but her condition allowed her to be released. That apparently put the 85-year-old in a good mood. As she left the hospital, she wore a bright smile and greeted the waiting media representatives who had waited in front of the building. It was “as good as new,” she assured. She is grateful for the great interest in her health. Your family and fans can breathe a sigh of relief.

On Tuesday evening, April 9, Queen Sofia was hospitalized. As the palace announced on Wednesday, there was no cause for concern from the start.

April 12, 2024

Princess Isabella: Birthday without Queen Margrethe?

In just a few days the time has come: on Sunday, April 21st, Princess Isabella, 16, daughter of King Frederik, 55, and Queen Mary, 52, will be 17 years old. Queen Margrethe’s granddaughter, 83, could celebrate her special day this year without her grandmother. As can be seen from the court calendar, the former monarch has other plans for this day. On the royal family’s website it can be read that Margrethe will take part in the 325th anniversary of the Roskilde Monastery on Sunday afternoon, April 21st. It is said that the festivities will begin at 11:30 a.m.

Like her granddaughter, Queen Margrethe also has a birthday in April. On Tuesday, April 16th, the former ruler of Denmark will celebrate her 84th birthday. The royal family recently announced that she would celebrate her special day in a private setting at Frederiksborg Castle.

Royal fans are thrilled with Prince Edward’s new appearance

Prince Edward, 60, attended the unveiling ceremony of the Royal Fleet Auxiliary ship in Leith on Wednesday April 10, officially welcoming Scotland’s first autonomous minehunting “mother ship” into the fleet. Dressed in naval uniform, Edward was greeted by crew members as he boarded with a salute before the ceremony began. A little later, royal fans commented on the royal appearance on social media. And they seem to agree: The Duke of Edinburgh cuts a fine figure.

“I love the Royal Naval uniform (perhaps because my father was in the RN so I was around sailors from a young age). I just thought I’d post this uninteresting information. [Prinz Edward] “Looks good!”, writes a user on would.

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April 11, 2024

King Felipe’s ex-brother-in-law: Rare appearance – but Jaime de Marichalar looks stricken

Only comes with difficulty Jaime de Marichalar, 61, from the black van that took him to the funeral service of Ira von Fürstenberg, †83, in Madrid on Wednesday, April 10th. The ex-brother-in-law of King Felipe of Spain, 56, has to support himself; he seems to find it difficult to walk. The former husband of Infanta Elena of Spain, 60, with whom he was together until 2007 and married until 2010, appears to be in poor health.

Jaime de Marichalar on the way to the memorial service in honor of the late actress Ira von Fürstenberg in Madrid, Spain.

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At his last appearance with daughter Victoria Federica de Marichalar y de Borbón, 23, at the Dior Haute Couture show in Paris in January 2023, Jaimie made a fitter impression and did not need any walking aids – also when visiting Paris Fashion Week in March 2022 . Is his health getting worse again? In December 2001, Jaime de Marichalar suffered a stroke, followed by a fainting spell on an airplane in 2002. After lengthy rehabilitation measures, he was actually considered to have recovered.

April 10, 2024

King Frederik: Court announces innovations for his birthday

A lot has changed since the change of throne in Denmark on January 14, 2024. King Frederik, 55, and Queen Mary, 52, have said goodbye to some long-standing traditions. Now the people have to prepare for further innovations. The court informs that Queen Margrethe, 83,’s birthday on April 16th will no longer be celebrated publicly, but “in private at Fredensborg Castle.” But the former monarch can still let it rip a bit there. “In this context, the Royal Life Guard Music Corps will give a small concert in the courtyard of the palace in connection with the changing of the guard at Fredensborg Palace,” the Danish royal family’s official Instagram account continues.

But the people can also look forward to a little celebration. In the future, the new king’s birthday will of course be celebrated publicly instead. On May 26th, King Frederik will be 56 years old. He and his family will wave from the castle balcony at 12 p.m. The Royal Body Guard will also be decked out in their red dress uniforms and will have a grand changing of the guard at Amalienborg Palace Square at 11:50 a.m.

Mirko from Bulgaria: First public appearance with his girlfriend Marta Embid

Mirko from Bulgaria, 28, is one of the royals that hardly anyone knows. The son of Prince Kubrat of Bulgaria, 58, moves in highly respected aristocratic circles. Most recently, he and his parents Prince Kubrat and Carla Royo-Villanova, 55, were guests at the wedding of Madrid Mayor José Luis Martínez-Almeida, 48, and Teresa Urquijo, 27. The 28-year-old officially presented his girlfriend Marta Embid to the public. A rarity, after all Mirko from Bulgaria keeps his private life largely under wraps.

The royal published two photos on his official Instagram account that show him with Marta at the wedding. The young woman shone in a beautiful dress. According to the Spanish magazine “Vanitatis”, she is supposed to study anesthesiology and resuscitation. How the couple met is not known. However, it is assumed that they found each other within their profession.

Mirko is the grandson of the last king of Bulgaria. However, he himself has no interest in life as a royal. Mirko knew early on how he wanted to live his life and ultimately followed in his father’s footsteps: In 2020, the 28-year-old received a position as an assistant doctor in the general surgery department at the Hospital Clínico San Carlos in Madrid.

April 9, 2024

Princess Leonor is moving in the summer

The countdown to the graduation ceremony has begun: Princess Leonor, 18, has returned to the military academy in Zaragoza, Spain, for her final semester. After a wonderful Easter holiday in Madrid and a few days in New York, the heir to the throne had to say “Hola!” on April 5th to say goodbye to her parents, King Felipe, 56, and Queen Letizia, 51, and her sister Infanta Sofía, 16. A new phase of life will soon begin for her – when Leonor leaves the military academy behind in three months and has to move.

The graduation ceremony will take place on June 19th. After two months of vacation, Princess Leonor will continue her training in August at the Naval Academy in Marín, Spain. But until then the king’s daughter still has a lot to do, because the last three months in Zaragoza are going to be intense. As the Spanish daily newspaper “Diario de Zaragoza” reports, Leonor will take the semester exams from May 11th to 24th. Until then, a learning marathon is in order.

Princess Benedikte has a new lady-in-waiting

On Monday, April 8, the Danish palace announced that there had been a change in Princess Benedikte’s, 79, staff. “Mette Louise Ahlefeldt-Laurvig replaces lady-in-waiting Anne Dorthe Iuel, 1st degree knight of the Order of the Dannebrog, who will retire at the end of the current term of office after seven years as lady-in-waiting,” the official statement said. Chamberlain Anne Dorthe Iuel, 73, took up her position as Benedict’s lady-in-waiting in the summer of 2018 after a long career as a managing director in the Holtel industry.

As “Billed Bladet” reports, it is not unusual for there to be a change of lady-in-waiting. This position is filled every few years. Countess Mette Ahlefeldt-Laurvig, 59, is a good friend of the 79-year-old.

April 8, 2024

Princess Charlotte shares sweet similarities with her cousin Grace

Catherine, Princess of Wales, 42, and her younger sister Pippa Matthews, 40, have a close bond. But their daughters also share a special thing in common: Both Kate’s daughter Princess Charlotte, 8, and Pippa’s daughter Grace, 3, have Elizabeth as their middle name. This is a Middleton family tradition: Kate and Pippa’s mother Carole Middleton, 69, also wears it and passed it on to Kate, who also has this middle name.

In the case of Princess Charlotte, there is another meaning: for her it is also a touching homage to her great-grandmother Queen Elizabeth, †96. Furthermore, thirdly, she bears the name of Princess Diana, the tragically deceased mother of her father Prince William, 41, whom she never got to know.

Princess Charlène and Prince Albert bring the twins with them to a special appointment

Princess Charlène, 46, regularly accompanies her husband Prince Albert, 66, to public appointments. However, the people are even more happy when the Monegasque royal couple also brings their children with them. After Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella, both 9, were last seen in public on their father’s birthday in mid-March, they were now allowed to accompany their parents to a special event.

“On Saturday, April 6, at a sports demonstration of the Monegasque martial art Paijeda, the Royal Family showed their support for the #WhiteCard campaign organized by Peace and Sport to celebrate the International Day of Sport for Development and Peace,” can be read on the palace’s official Instagram account. In one of the published photos, the twins pose with their parents and other people and hold up a white card. They were then allowed to watch a martial arts competition for children and attend the award ceremony. An event that was certainly fun for the entire family.

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Sources used: kongehuset.dk, Dana Press, hola.com, diariodezaragoza.es, instagram.com, hellomagazine.com, billedbladet.dk, twitter.com

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