Sweden

Together again: Swedish Royal Family releases new family photo after being separated for over a year

The Swedish Royal Family has released a new summer family photo after the royals were forced to be separated for over a year due to the global health emergency. The new image was taken this month in the gardens of Solliden Palace – the Royal Family’s private summer home on the island of Öland. With the photo’s release, the Royal Court said: “Together on Öland…
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Belgium

Tokyo calling for King Philippe and Queen Mathilde

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians are getting into the Olympic spirit this week as they have held video calls with Belgian athletes in Tokyo for the Summer Olympic Games. The King and Queen held several video calls in the Royal Palace of Brussels on…
Jordan

Queen Rania of Jordan meets US First Lady Jill Biden

Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan met with US First Lady Jill Biden on Monday evening at the White House; it was the first meeting between the two women since Mrs Biden became First Lady of the United States in January. After her meeting with Dr Biden, Queen Rania said on Instagram: “It was lovely joining U.S. First Lady Dr Jill Biden at the White House today. Her enthusiasm, warmth, and…
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Luxembourg

Tessy Antony de Nassau to marry next week

Tessy Antony de Nassau, 35, is set to marry her Swiss fiancé, Frank Floessel, next week. The exact date will remain private. Tessy made the announcement on her Instagram account on Saturday, saying, “Everyone is super looking forward for Mama and Papa to formalise…
Japan

Emperor Naruhito of Japan to open Olympic Games

Emperor Naruhito is set to open the Olympic Games in Tokyo at the Opening Ceremony on 23 July, according to various Japanese media reports. An official with knowledge of the situation spoke anonymously to the Japan Times, saying the Emperor is likely to attend the Opening Ceremony and declare the Games open next week. There are also plans in place for him to meet with foreign dignitaries at…
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The Netherlands

Dutch monarch concerned about violence against journalists

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has expressed concern about the increasing amount of violence and aggression toward journalists. He made the remarks while visiting Dutch paper Brabants Dagblad on Tuesday. The King said that he was not sure what needed to be done: “I’m not an expert. I like to leave that to the experts.” The photographers for the magazine shared…
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