Danish Royal Weddings - Princess Margrethe and Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat (June 10, 1967); Prince Joachim and Alexandra Manley (November 18, 1995); Crown Prince Frederik and Mary Donaldson (May 14, 2004); Prince Joachim and Marie Cavallier (may 24, 2008).
H.M. Queen Margrethe of Denmark
The Queen of the Netherlands.
♕ HOUSE OF TUDOR ♕
The five sovereigns of the Tudor dynasty are among the most well-known figures in Royal history. Of Welsh origin, my main king Henry VII defeated Richard III at the Battle of Bosworth in 1485 and thus succeeded in ending the Wars of the Roses between the houses of Lancaster and York to found the highly successful Tudor house. Henry VII, his son Henry VIII and his three children Edward VI, Mary I and Elizabeth I ruled for 118 eventful years. The accession of Lady Jane Grey as Queen was engineered by the powerful Duke of Northumberland, President of the King’s Council, in the interests of promoting his own dynastic line. Northumberland persuaded the sickly Edward VI to name Lady Jane Grey as his heir. As one of Henry VIII’s great-nieces, the young girl was a genuine claimant to the throne. Northumberland then married his own son, Lord Guilford Dudley, to Lady Jane. On the death of Edward, Jane assumed the throne and her claim was recognised by the Council. Despite this, the country rallied to Mary, Catherine of Aragon’s daughter and a devout Roman Catholic. Jane reigned for only nine days and was later executed with her husband in 1554.During the Tudor period, England developed into one of the leading European colonial powers, with men such as Sir Walter Raleigh taking part in the conquest of the New World. Nearer to home, campaigns in Ireland brought the country under strict English control. Culturally and socially, the Tudor period saw many changes. The Tudor court played a prominent part in the cultural Renaissance taking place in Europe, nurturing all-round individuals such as William Shakespeare, Edmund Spenser and Cardinal Wolsey. The Tudor period also saw the turbulence of two changes of official religion, resulting in the martyrdom of many innocent believers of both Protestantism and Roman Catholicism. The fear of Roman Catholicism induced by the Reformation was to last for several centuries and to play an influential role in the history of the Succession. (x)
Marriage take three
After his divorce from 2nd wife Sarah, Prince Feisal married today Zeina Lubadah. Well, good luck this time!
Bea&Dave and Carl Philip&Sofia better get their acts together soon
It’s very early 2014! We could still get a fall wedding out of this…
April: it’s still spring, we can still get a wedding.
May: *mild panic*
July: well maybe we’ll get a rushed wedding
Early December: THERE IS STILL HOPE
December 31st: fuck.
Baby Princess Aiko of Japan.
I can’t deal with her cheeks!! It’s so cute!
Members of the Japanese Imperial Family on the east plaza of the Imperial Palace for the Emperors New Year Greeting 2014
(1)His Majesty The Emperor and his wife Her Majesty The Empress of Japan
(2)His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Naruhito and his wife Her imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako
(3) His Imperial Highness Prince Akishino and his wife Her Imperial Highness Princess Kiko
(4) Her Imperial Highness Princes Kiko with her eldest daughter Her Imperial Highness Princess Mako of Akishino
(5) Her Imperial Highness The Princess Hitachi and Her Imperial Highness Crown Princess Masako
(6)Her Imperial Highness Princess Noriko of Takamado with her sister Her Imperial Highness Princess Tsuguko of Takamado and there mother Her Imperial Highness The Princess Takamado
(7)Her Imperial Highness The Princess Takamado
(8)Her Imperial Highness Princess Akiko of Mikasa
introducing: tumblr users being smooth as fuck
Princess Amalia of the Netherlands and Princess Aiko of Japan ♥