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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#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…

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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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…

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…

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 was present for the birth. Her father named her Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland soon after. At the time of her…
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#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.

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 Cavallier on 6 February 1976 in Paris, France, to Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot. She has four half-brothers. Her two…
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