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 great-grandmother Máxima Bonorino González. Máxima grew up in in the Recoleta neighbourhood of Buenos Aires. Máxima…
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Happy First Anniversary to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden!

It was a beautiful day on 13 June 2015 when Prince Carl Philip, then 36, married Sofia Hellqvist, then 30, at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm Palace, which was broadcast live by Swedish channel, SVT. Their engagement was announced on 27 June 2014. In the announcement, Carl Philip and Sofia through the Swedish Royal Court said, “We are looking forward to a summer wedding in the middle of June…
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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…

Princess Leonore of Sweden Visits Duchy for the First Time

Sweden’s Princess Leonore, 2, accompanied by her parents Princess Madeleine and Christopher O’Neill, visited her duchy of Gotland for the first time on 3 June. Her grandfather King Carl XVI Gustaf named her the Duchess of Gotland at a cabinet meeting on 26 February 2014, just a few days after her birth in New York City on the 20 February. The young princess had a busy day of events.
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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…

Who is Crown Prince Haakon of Norway?

As the younger of King Harald and Queen Sonja’s two children, Haakon Magnus was born on 20 July 1973. He has one older sister, Princess Märtha Louise, but due to the Salic law at the time, she was not allowed to inherit the throne. This law was changed in 1990 to absolute primogeniture but only impacted those born after the ruling. He was christened on 20 September 1973, with King Olav…
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