History

#OnThisDay in 1911: King George V and Queen Mary are crowned at Westminster Abbey

On this day in 1911, King George V and Queen Mary were crowned at Westminster Abbey in London. George Frederick Ernest Albert was born on 3 June 1865 in Marlborough House as the second son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, Albert and Alexandra. Queen Victoria was George’s paternal grandmother, and King Christian IX of Denmark was his maternal grandfather. He was christened on 7 July 1865…
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The Netherlands

Who is Queen Máxima of the Netherlands?

She was born Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti 17 May 1971 in Buenos Aires, Argentina, to Jorge Horacio Zorreguieta and Maria del Carmen Cerruti de Zorreguieta. Her Majesty has two brothers, one sister and three paternal half-sisters. She was named after her paternal…
European Royals

Letters of Condolences Stream in from European Royals to President Obama

After the tragic terror attack in Orlando, Florida, on 12 June 2016, royals from across Europe have sent their condolences to President Obama and the American people. KingHarald of Norway:“I was shocked and saddened on hearing the news about the tragic shooting attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida, in the early hours of Sunday morning, resulting in the loss of so many…
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Spain

Who is Leonor, Princess of Asturias?

She was born on 31 October 2005 to the Prince and Princess of Asturias, now King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain, at the Ruber International Hospital in Madrid by caesarian section due to the lack of progression in labour. The announcement of her birth was sent out through…
Sweden

Swedish Royal Court Releases New Photos to Mark National Day

This morning, the Swedish Royal Court released four new photographs of Princess Estelle,4, and Prince Oscar, 3 months, in celebration of Swedish National Day on 6 June. The royal family participates in the festivities each year. These include the opening of Stockholm Palace to the public, a Swedish citizenship ceremony, a carriage ride through the streets of Stockholm, an appearance by the family…
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Features

#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…
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 Royal Danish House. Facebook and Instagram will join the already active YouTube pagerun by the monarchy. From the 31…
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