Spain

Spanish royal Christmas cards for 2017 revealed

The Spanish Royal Family has revealed their 2017 Christmas cards. On Twitter yesterday, Casa Real posted an image of Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia and Their Royal Highnesses Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía with the message of Christmas greetings. The picture was taken on the same day as Princess Leonor’s first solo portrait which was revealed for her 12th birthday in…
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How other royal engagements have been announced over the years

Now that the dust has settled a bit with the news that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are to marry in May 2018, we take a look back at how some other royal engagements have been announced over the years. Belgium: In September 1999, the Belgian Royal Palace announced that then-Prince Philippe was engaged to fellow Belgian speech therapist Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz. It came as a surprise…
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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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