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#OnThisDay King George V Was Born

On this day in history in 1865, King George V was born as the second son to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra inMarlborough House, London. He was the grandson of Queen Victoria, and a grandfather to Her Majesty, The Queen. He was christened at Windsor Castle on 7 July 1865 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley. As the second son of the reigning monarch, it was not expected…
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Denmark

Danish Monarchy Joins Social Media

The Danish Monarchy has announced that they have joined two new social media platforms. They will be on Facebook and Instagram, where the public can follow their activities, see preparations for big royal events, and get unique insight into the history and collections of the…
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…
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 celebration of the Swedish Mother’s Day today. Two of the photos shown are of her daughter, Princess Leonore with…
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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.
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Who is Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau?

In the second edition of “Who Is?”, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau is the focus. She was born Mabel Martine Los on 11 August 1968 to Hendrik Los and Florence Kooman in Pijnacker, Netherlands. The Princess has three sisters, in which the youngest two are from her mother’s second marriage. Her father passed away when she was just nine-years-old from a skating accident, and her…
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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…
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 been a law since medieval times. Her ownership is shared with the Worshipful Company of Dyers, granted to them by the Crown in…
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