Norway

Crown Prince and Princess of Norway Attend Memorials 5 Years After Terror Attack

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway attended events today to mark 5 years since the tragic terror attacks in 2011. Embed from Getty Images At 9:30am CEST, the Crown Prince and Princess were present at the commemoration in the government quarter of Oslo, where the first attack took place. The Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, spoke at the memorial and said…
Read more
Denmark

How Mary Met Fred: Olympics and Royal Love Stories

When one thinks about the Olympics, love stories are not the first thing that comes to mind. Rather, the international event springs to mind fierce competitions, medals, country pride, and history. There are quite a few royals who have met their future spouses at the Olympic…
History

#OnThisDay in 1918 Nicholas II of Russia and his family are murdered by Bolsheviks

Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family were murdered by Bolsheviks on 17 July 1918. Nicholas was the last Emperor of Russia and a first cousin of George V, as well as Haakon VII of Norway and Constantine I of Greece. He was forced to abdicate on 15 March 1917. He and his family were then imprisoned. He had hoped to be able to live in exile in the United Kingdom. The British government initially…
Read more
History

#OnThisDay Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen

Lady Jane Grey, or Lady Jane Dudley, was proclaimed Queen on this day in 1553. She has been commonly referred to as The Nine Days Queen. She was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his daughter Mary, Queen of France. From 10 July to the 19 July, she was the de facto…
HistoryNorway

#OnThisDay in 1903 the future King Olav of Norway is born at the Sandringham Estate

On the Sandringham Estate, Prince Alexander Edward Christian Frederik of Denmark was born on the 2nd of July 1903. He would later become The Crown Prince of Norway and the eventual, King Olav V of Norway. He was born to Prince Carl of Denmark and Princess Maud of Wales. His father was elected as Norway’s monarch in 1905, after the dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden. He then…
Read more
The Netherlands

Who is Queen Máxima of the Netherlands?

The focus of this week’s “Who Is?” Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. She was born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti 17 May 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. Her Majesty has two brothers, one sister and three paternal half-sisters. She was named after her paternal great-grandmother Máxima Bonorino González.
Read more