Prince & Princess of Wales

MP calls for Prince George to attend state school

A Labour MP has called for Prince George to attend a state school. Norwich MP Clive Lewis thinks the nine-year-old royal should break tradition and attend a state school instead of following in his father’s footsteps at Eton. He admitted that the decision on where George will be educated is up to the Prince and Princess of Wales. However, he argued: “There’s an argument to…
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The line of succession to the Japanese throne

Japan may be the oldest continually hereditary monarchy in the world, but it has one of the smallest lines of succession. The line of succession is limited to males only through the Imperial Household Law. Only direct-line males may succeed to the throne. It is…

Sweden reintroduces two royal orders

Sweden has reintroduced two royal orders and once again allows Swedish citizens to be granted knighthoods. The Order of Vasa and the Order of the Sword have been reintroduced. The Royal Court said: “Anyone who has made personal efforts for Sweden or for Swedish…

The Queen who inspired Belgium's latest royal tour

Queen Mathilde and Princess Elisabeth of Belgium are on a royal tour of Egypt this week, but they aren’t the first Belgian royals to visit the African nation. Their trip is inspired by Elisabeth’s namesake, who ventured to King Tut’s tomb and was fascinated with Egyptology. Queen Elisabeth of Belgium was born a duchess in Bavaria as the daughter of Duke Karl Theodor and the…
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Infanta Sofía Confirmation date revealed

The Confirmation date for Infanta Sofía has been revealed. The Infanta will be confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church alongside her classmates on 25 May, according to Telemadrid program ‘Cámara Real.’ The students from Santa María de los Rosales School…

The line of succession to the Swedish throne

King Carl XVI Gustaf is marking 50 years on the Swedish throne this year, and celebrations have been taking place all year – culminating in September for His Majesty’s official Golden Jubilee celebrations. The Swedish line of succession is governed by absolute primogeniture and is limited to King Carl Gustaf’s legitimate descendants who are raised in Sweden. They must also be…
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Crown Princess Victoria celebrates her Name Day

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden celebrated her Name Day in Stockholm. The annual tradition took place in the Inner Courtyard of Stockholm Palace; the Crown Princess was joined by her husband, Prince Daniel and their two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar, on…

Princess Iman weds in Amman

Princess Iman of Jordan, 26, married her Venezuelan-born fiancé, Jameel Thermiotis, on the evening of 12 March at her family’s private residence Beit Al Urdun. The Princess was escorted into the ceremony by her older brother, Crown Prince Hussein, before the quick…
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Introducing the new 15-year-old Earl of Wessex

The Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh’s son, James, has become the Earl of Wessex following The King’s decision to confer the Dukedom of Edinburgh on his father. Despite having an elder sister, it is James as the male heir to inherits the title of Earl of Wessex, a name Prince Edward used for over two decades. Formerly known as Viscount Severn, the Earl of Wessex was born on 17…
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