Sweden

All the best photos from Victoriadagen

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her 46th birthday on 14 July with the traditional events at Solliden Palace and the Victoria Day Concert at Borgholm Castle. See all the best photos from this year’s event below! Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty…
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Sweden

What is Victoriadagen?

Today marks one of the most important days in the Swedish royal year – Victoriadagen. It is celebrated annually on 14 July to honour Crown Princess Victoria. The celebrations began on her second birthday in 1979 and also honours one Swedish sportsperson for their…
The Netherlands

Princess Alexia doesn't let graduation from foreign high school keep her from important Dutch tradition

Princess Alexia didn’t let her graduation from the United World College of the Atlantic in Wales keep her from an important Dutch tradition. The Princess, who is second in line to the Dutch throne, followed the Dutch tradition of graduating students and raised the Dutch flag with her school bag at her home after graduation. Her father, King Willem-Alexander, filmed her raising the…
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Features

How a king's wedding present became a symbol of romance and the subject of a family argument

Surprisingly, Sweden has few rubies in its very vast arsenal of royal jewels. However, the collection does include a beautiful ruby tiara that Queen Silvia has stunned in and which has a fascinating history that includes kings, romance and a rather dramatic family row over this precious heirloom. The King Edward VII Ruby Tiara This pretty tiara has belonged to famous princess and a popular…
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Sweden

REVEALED: Sweden's Jubilee schedule

The Royal Court of Sweden has revealed the schedule for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee in September. The jubilee week will begin on 12 September when the King opens the National Assembly. The following day, he will receive an official gift from the Riksdag…
Belgium

King Albert of Belgium set to leave hospital

King Albert of Belgium is set to leave hospital tomorrow. The Belgian Royal Palace has informed Belgian reporter Wim Dehandschutter that the King will be discharged around 2 pm on 5 July and will continue to recover at home. The 89-year-old former monarch has been…
Prince & Princess of Wales

The Prince and Princess of Wales host surprise party to mark 75th anniversary of the NHS

The Prince and Princess of Wales hosted a surprise party to mark the 75th anniversary of the NHS at the wellbeing garden of St Thomas’ Hospital in London. Wednesday, 5 July, marks the 75th anniversary of the NHS, and Their Royal Highnesses arrived early to help set up for the party – including setting the tables and finishing off the birthday cake. The royals attended the NHS Big…
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