European RoyalsInterviews

EXCLUSIVE: Crown Prince Leka II of the Albanians talks to Royal Central about his daughter, life and role in Albania

Following the birth of Crown Prince Leka and Crown Princess Elia’s first child, Royal Central spoke to the Crown Prince about his daughter, his upbringing and his beloved Albania: Royal Central: Your Royal Highness, thank you for accepting to speak with us and congratulations on the birth of your first child. In light of the fact that the baby was born on the same day, October 22, as your…
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British RoyalsHistory

The grandchildren of King George V

On 6 July 1893, Prince George (1865-1936), the second son of the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, married Princess Mary of Teck (1867-1953). Mary had been previously engaged to George’s older brother, Prince Albert Victor, who had died of influenza a few weeks before their wedding. George became King on 6 May 1910 when Edward VII died. Embed from Getty Images (Above &#8211…
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FashionFeaturesHistorySweden

Sapphires for September: Queen Silvia’s Leuchtenberg Sapphires

Among Europe’s royal families, the Swedish Royal Family owns one of the the most impressive jewelry collections. The Leuchtenberg sapphire and diamond parure in particular goes back to early 19th century and is said to have been a wedding gift from Napoleon Bonaparte to Princess Augusta of Bavaria, his stepson’s bride. Josephine of Leuchtenberg—Augusta’s daughter—brought it with her…
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Features

Queen Anne of Romania: a queen without a country

On 13 August, Romania commemorated four years since the funeral of Queen Anne, Romania’s first royal funeral since the burial of Queen Marie in July 1938. Queen Anne of Romania, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1923, died on 1 August 2016, and Romania and Moldova, two…
Features

Queen Margrethe's Golden Tiaras: the Poppies and the Naasut

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark may be the most paradoxical personality of today’s European royals. At formal events—balls, banquets, galas and dinners—she is always dressed in lavish, elaborate dresses that mimic 19th-century ballgowns, and wears her stunning jewellery. On the other hand, at less formal occasions, Queen Margrethe and the other Danish royals are much more relaxed than their…
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