Denmark

Foundation Spotlight: The Mary Foundation

The Mary Foundation (Mary Fonden) was founded in 2007 by Crown Princess Mary of Denmark. After her wedding to Crown Prince Frederick, the people of Denmark and Greenland raised and donated close to £123,000 (1.1 million Danish kroner) in celebration of the union as a national gift. This money was, in turn, used partially to create the Mary Foundation. The Crown Princess hands out medals at the…
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European Royals

European royals during 2016 in photos: Part 1

We have compiled a list of events and photos from the European royal houses, for our readers to enjoy and look back on. Events from January through May are featured below. January:  King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated 25 years on the Norwegian throne. They became the…
Luxembourg

Grand Duke Jean hospitalised

His Royal Highness Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg was hospitalised a few days ago according to the Grand Ducal Court. The doctors of His Royal Highness are satisfied with his progress and are confident he will make a full recovery. In a press release, the Grand Ducal Court…
Sweden

Breaking News: Queen Silvia of Sweden released from hospital

Her Majesty Queen Silvia of Sweden has been released from hospital. In a press release, the Swedish Royal Court said, “The Queen has left Danderyd Hospital and is back home at Drottningholm Palace. The Queen has recovered and is feeling well under the circumstances.” In a text message to Expressen, the Royal Court’s Director of Information and Press Department, Margareta Thorgren…
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Luxembourg

Grand Duke Henri gives Christmas Eve address

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg has given his annual Christmas Eve address to the people of Luxembourg. The speech was aired at 7:00 pm (6:00 pm GMT) in the small landlocked country. HRH Grand Duke Henri – Grand Ducal Palace – Luxembourg – 15.12.2016 © 2016…
Belgium

Nine-year-old gets to visit King Philippe at Royal Palace

A nine-year-old girl named Finn was given the opportunity to visit King Philippe of Belgium at the Royal Palace of Laeken (also called the Royal Castle of Laeken) in the Laeken neighbourhood of Brussels. Belgian news agency, Flanders News, released the one and a half minute video of Finn with the King of the Belgians on 23 December. With the video, they wrote, “It doesn’t happen very…
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Sweden

Swedish royals host dinner for Nobel laureates

Yesterday evening, King Carl XVI Gustaf hosted the traditional dinner for the Nobel laureates at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine, and Christopher O’Neill were all in attendance at the dinner to honour the award winners. The Royal Family greeting the guests in Karl XV’s Gallery.
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