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Review: Darling Queen - Dear Old Bones

I have long been advocating for more books to be written in English about the royals of mainland Europe, so I was thrilled to hear about and read Darling Queen – Dear Old Bones: Queen Wilhelmina’s correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter by Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes and published by Amsterdam University Press. It was initially printed in Dutch several years ago…
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Review: Darling Queen – Dear Old Bones

I have long been advocating for more books to be written in English about the royals of mainland Europe, so I was thrilled to hear about and readDarling Queen – Dear Old Bones:Queen Wilhelmina’s correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton…
Denmark

Crown Princess Mary attends Christmas reception for Mary Foundation

On Thursday afternoon, Crown Princess Mary of Denmark attended the annual Christmas reception for the Mary Foundation. It was held at Frederik VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg to “wish a Merry Christmas and to say thank you for the good cooperation in the past year,” according to the Mary Foundation. Each year, the Mary Foundation and its collaborators get together to celebrate the…
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Sweden

Sweden's Prince Gabriel christened

At noon local time in Sweden, His Royal Highness Prince Gabriel, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, was christened into the Church of Sweden in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. The christening was airedlive on SVT and will remain on…
Japan

BREAKING: Emperor Akihito's abdication date officially set

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe confirmed to the Associated Press that His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito will abdicate on 30 April 2019 at the age of 85. Just last week it was reported in The Japan Times that the government had selected 30 April 2019 as the date for the abdication, with the accession to the throne by Crown Prince Naruhito to take place the following day, 1 May. A…
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Sweden

Prince Gabriel of Sweden's godparents announced

The Swedish Royal Court has announced Prince Gabriel’s godparents ahead of his christening tomorrow in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. As expected, his paternal aunt, Princess Madeleine and maternal aunt, Sara Hellqvist were on the list. The other godparents…