Norway

Who is Crown Prince Haakon of Norway?

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon. Photo Credit: Jørgen Gomnæs, the Royal Court. The fourth edition of “Who Is” focuses on another Scandinavian royal, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. As the youngest of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s two children, Haakon Magnus was born on 20 July 1973. He has one older sister, Princess Märtha Louise, but due to the Salic…
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Sweden

New Photos Released of Swedish Royals

Photo Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court Princess Madeleine of Sweden posted three new photographs to her Facebook page, with the caption, “My sister and I are blessed as mothers with two sweet little girls who adore each other!” The release coincides with the…
FeaturesSweden

Who is Princess Madeleine of Sweden?

She was born Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine on 10 June 1982 at Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden, as the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia‘s three children. She is the only one of the King and Queen’s children that Carl Gustaf…
Features

#OnThisDay George Boleyn Is Executed

On this day in history, on 17 May 1536, at the young age of 32, George Boleyn was executed for high treason. George was the brother of the queen consort, Anne Boleyn. This also means thathe was the brother in law of King Henry VIII and the uncle of Queen Elizabeth I. He and four other men were executed by beheading on Tower Hill,a spot just northwest of the Tower of London. Queen…
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DenmarkInsight

Who is Princess Marie of Denmark?

Over the next several weeks, I want to write about of some of the lesser talked about royals in Europe for a series entitled “Who Is?”. One such royal is Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat. Marie was born Marie Agathe Odile…
OpinionThe Sussexes

Why the lack of promotion for Invictus Games in the US?

With the Invictus Games at Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex in Orlando, Florida, just under a month away, we have yet to see much promotion or advertising of the event here in the United States. Even at Walt Disney World, there are no signs or advertisements on the buses, in the hotels, or around the parks. During my recent trip to the Disney parks, I was very disappointed not to see any…
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Features

Does The Queen really own all the swans?

Whether or not Her Majesty actually owns all of the swans in the United Kingdom has been a question asked by many. The short answer is yes, she does. The Queen specifically owns any unclaimed mute swan in open water in both England and Wales in ceremonial fashion. This has…
British Royals

Can The Queen vote?

The government of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is classified as a constitutional monarchy, not unlike the governments of Spain, Sweden, Denmark, and Norway. In the United Kingdom, Queen Elizabeth holds ceremonial power. She is considered Head of…