New photos of Prince Emmanuel of Belgium released as he turns 18

The Belgian Royal Palace has released three new photos of Prince Emmanuel as he celebrates his 18th birthday. Each of the images was taken by Royal Palace photographer Bas Bogaerts at the Palace of Laeken – his family’s official residence in Brussels. The royal is seen by himself in two of the photographs but poses with his father, King Philippe, in the third image.
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Opinion: We need more books on European royals

Search for books in English about the Prince and Princess of Wales, Prince Harry, Diana, Princess of Wales, or The Late Queen, and you will find an array of different choices to select from. When you search for books about Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Crown Princess…

Swedish royal guests confirmed for Prince Christian of Denmark's 18th birthday celebrations

The Swedish Royal Court has confirmed who will attend Prince Christian of Denmark’s 18th birthday celebrations next month. There’s no surprise that Crown Princess Victoria, one of Christian’s godparents, will attend. She will bring her daughter, Princess Estelle (11), to celebrate the future King of Denmark. It is not yet known if Victoria’s husband, Prince Daniel, will…
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IN PHOTOS: September's most popular royal event

September saw the Golden Jubilee of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden with a multi-day celebration in Stockholm. Royals from across Scandinavia flew to Sweden for the festivities to mark the King’s 50 years on the throne. We take a look back at the popular event in…
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Royals and selfies

Selfies are ever-present in our lives. They are constantly uploaded on social media, and more than likely, you’ve either taken a selfie yourself or know someone who has. It’s the ‘go-to’ form of photos for Generation Z and even the generations before them. The Dutch royals might take the crown for the most selfie-friendly royals as they have been seen several times…
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The special role of a queen at the UN

One consort holds a very special role within the United Nations. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has held the position of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since being appointed by then-Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon…

Queen Rania - a look at Jordan's humanitarian Queen

Rania Al-Yassin was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, on 31 August 1970, toFaisal Sedki al-Yassin, a pediatric doctor, andIlham Yasmin, both of whom were Palestinian. Her parents moved from the West Bank to Kuwait just before the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. She has one older sister, Dina and one younger brother,Magdi. The family regularly visited their family in the West Bank. For her…
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