Sweden

High tech trip for a future queen

The day started with an agreement to focus on bilateral green transition and ended with the official opening of a new consulate general building, but in between there were driverless cars, artificial intelligence and government meetings. Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel continued their four-day visit to California on Tuesday, carrying out engagements in San Francisco and Sacramento…
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European Royals

Emeralds and peacocks: how one royal family turned a striking tiara into a star jewel

The emerald features in some of the most striking royal tiaras and necklaces currently used by ruling houses around Europe. Among the most historic are the tiaras dominated by that stone which are owned by the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family. Chaumet Emerald Tiara The Chuamet Emerald Tiara is an Art Deco-style tiara made with intricate diamond-scroll designs and featuring a large central…
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Spain

Queen Sofia celebrated with important prize

Queen Sofia of Spain has been awarded a special honour. The queen, who remains one of the most popular members of her royal family, will be given the Gold Medal of the Balearic Islands, the highest award that autonomous community can present. It is a recognition of the support she has given to the islands over decades. Queen Sofia spends a lot of time in Mallorca and the royal presence in…
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European Royals

The prince and princess whose much longed for son made royal history

King Carl XVI Gustaf made history in 2023 when he celebrated his Golden Jubilee. And after 50 years of reign, many Swedish citizens barely remember a life without the current King on the throne. Carl XVI Gustaf is the first Swedish monarch to celebrate a Golden Jubilee. His reign has another peculiarity: Carl Gustaf inherited the throne directly from his grandfather at 27. His father, Prince…
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