Crown Prince Haakon embroiled in scandal

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is embroiled in a scandal in Norway. Allegedly, he rented out five flats that had been deemed unsafe to live in on his official estate, Skaugum. According to The Sunday Times, the heir to the Norwegian throne was ordered to remove petrol that had been stored in the basement of the building containing the flats, which are part of the 1,280-acre estate just 12 miles…
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Queen Margrethe authors book about Denmark's history

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has written a book entitled The Deepest Roots (De  Dybest Rødder in Danish) to be published in Denmark on 27 October. It was written in cooperation with Danish author and journalist, Thomas Larsen. Her Majesty has written the book to cover the history of Denmark from pre-historic times to the present day. Behind-the-scenes information from her reign is…
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Spanish royals commemorate National Day

The 12th of October is the National Day holiday, or Fiesta Nacional de España, in Spain. It is held each year on this date to commemorate Christopher Columbus’s arrival in the Americas on behalf of King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella in 1492. Eugene Delacroix painting “The Return of Christopher Columbus.” Portrait: Eugene Delacroix (Public Domain) via Wikimedia…
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King of Thailand in unstable condition

King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, who is also known as King Rama IX, is in unstable condition, according to the palace in a statement released late Sunday. The King had been receiving hemodialysis treatment. King Bhumibol Adulyadej is widely revered and news on his…

Some Swedish lawmakers want to abolish the monarchy

Swedish media, Expressen and Nyheter 24, have reported that several top Swedish lawmakers want to abolish the monarchy and turn the castles into museums. Politicians from the Centre Party, Social Democrats, Left Party, Green Party, and Liberal Party have filed a joint motion in the Swedish Parliament, the Riksdag. The reason given by the members of these parties is that they want Sweden to be a…
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