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Die Prinzregententorte is a cake from Bayern (Bavaria), consisting of at least 6, usually 7, thin layers of sponge cake interlaid with chocolate buttercream and a topping of apricot jam. The exterior is covered in a dark chocolate glaze. It’s very popular in Bavaria, available in shops and cafes year-round. The cake is named after Prince Luitpold, who was prince regent of Bavaria beginning in 1886. Its exact origin remains in dispute; among those claimed as its creators are the prince regent’s cook, Johann Rottenhoeffer, the baker Anton Seidl, and the baking firm of Heinrich Georg Erbshäuser.

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Time for the return of the “Living People Related to Maria Theresa” game!

This is Princess Alice Isabella Maria of Bavaria. She is the second daughter of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria and his wife, Katrin  Wiegand. Alice is a cognitive biology researcher and the manager of the University of Vienna’s Goffin Lab.

Princess Alice Isabella Maria of Bavaria (Born June 25th, 1981 ) –> Prince Luitpold of Bavaria -> Irmingard of Bavaria -> Rupprecht, Crown Prince of Bavaria -> Ludwig III -> Auguste Ferdinande of Austria -> Maria Anna of Saxony -> Carolina of Parma ->Maria Amalia of Austria -> Maria Theresa

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Swedish royal christening: Prince Carl Philip (31 August 1979)

Carl Philip Edmund Bertil, prince of Sweden was born on 13 May 1979 as the second child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia. His christening took place at the Royal Chapel on 31 August 1979. His godparents were Prince Bertil, Duke of Halland (paternal great-uncle), Princess Birgitta of Sweden (paternal aunt), Prince Leopold of Bavaria and Queen Margrethe II of Denmark (his father’s first cousin). His parents and his older sister, Crown Princess Victoria (2 years old) attended his christening.

Originally owned by Queen Therese of Bavaria, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen (b.1792-1854) who bequested the jewels to her second son, King Otto of Greece, Prince of Bavaria (b.1832-1862). As he and his wife, Queen Amalia of Greece, Princess of Oldenburg b.(1818-1875), were childless these jewels were handed down to the king’s nephew, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (b.1859-1949), thence by descent. The parure is known within the family as the ‘Queen Amalia Parure’.

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Bavarian Royal Jewels - Queen Amalia Parure Originally owned by Queen Therese of Bavaria, Princess of Saxe-Hildburghausen (1792-1854) who bequested the jewels to her second son, King Otto of Greece, Prince of Bavaria (1832-1862). As he and his wife, Queen Amalia of Greece, Princess of Oldenburg (1818-1875), were childless these jewels were handed down to the king’s nephew, Prince Ludwig Ferdinand of Bavaria (b.1859-1949). The parure is known within the family as the ‘Queen Amalia Parure’

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Royal Birthdays for today, June 10th:

James Francis Edward, Prince of Wales, 1688

Caroline, Princess of Great Britain, 1713

Hildegard of Bavaria, Duchess of Teschen, 1825

Igor Constantinovich, Russian Prince, 1894

Tatiana Nikolaevna, Russian Grand Duchess, 1897

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, 1921

Borwin, Duke of Mecklenburg, 1956

Hubertus, Prince of Hohenzollern, 1966

Hashim bin Al Hussein, Prince of Jordan 1981

Madeline of Sweden, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, 1982

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Members of several royal families across Europe and the world in attendance at the Te Deum church service marking the King Carl XVI Gustaf’s 70th birthday today.

  • King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • Crown Prince Alois and Crown Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein
  • Prince Albert II of Monaco
  • Tsar Simeon II and Margarita of Bulgaria
  • Princess Takamado of Japan
  • Crown Prince Alexander and Princess Katherine of Serbia
  • Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
  • Prince Manuel and Princess Anne of Bavaria
  • Prince Hubertus and Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha