The Netherlands

Queen Máxima in Indonesia to speak on financial inclusion

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has been in Jakarta, Indonesia, to speak on financial inclusion at the Indonesia Fintech Festival and Conference. She is in the country as part of her role as the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development. Upon arrival at the conference, she was greeted by Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi.
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Features

#OnThisDay in 1596 Elizabeth Stuart was born as the daughter of James VI and I and Anne of Denmark

Elizabeth Stuart, often referred to as The Winter Queen, was born on 19 August 1595 to James VI of Scotland, who was also James I of Great Britain, and Anne of Denmark in Falkland Palace, Scotland. In the Chapel Royal at Holyrood Palace, Elizabeth was christened in November of the same year. Named in honour of Elizabeth I, the early years of her life were spent in Linlithgow Palace. After the…
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Spain

Olympics and Royal Love Stories: Infanta Cristina and Iñaki Urdangarin

In the third edition of our series “Olympics and Royal Love Stories”, we look at the meeting and marriage of Infanta Cristina of Spain to Iñaki Urdangarín. Infanta Cristina of Spain is the middle child of the former King of Spain, Juan Carlos and his wife, Queen Sofia, who was a Greek princess by birth. She’s also the older sister to Spain’s current monarch, King Felipe. She was on…
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Sweden

Pokémon Go Causes Security Issues at Swedish Royal Palace

The new mobile game, Pokémon Go has caused security issues at Solliden Palace in Öland, where King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, alongside Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, and Prince Oscar are currently in residence for the summer. This is the traditional location of where the Crown Princess family and the King and Queen meet with well-wishers for Victoria’s…
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