Features

2019: Our favourite moments

As we conclude 2019 and another decade, the Royal Central editors have shared some of their favourite moments from 2019: Brittani Barger, Deputy Editor: It should probably come as no surprise that my favourite royal event of the year was then Princess Tessy of Luxembourg (now Tessy Antony de Nassau) opening and closing the Professors Without Borders conference in Bangkok on Women…
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Japan

A look back at the Japanese royal year

As 2019 comes to a close, we taking a look back at the Japanese royal year that was dominated by the abdication of Emperor Akihito and enthronement of their new emperor, Naruhito. January: Emperor Akihito delivers final New Year’s address Princess Mako’s…
European Royals

European royals' year in review: July through September

Continuing our series looking back at 2019 for the European royals, we take a look at the stories we covered from July through September, beginning with our Deputy Editor travelling with Princess Tessy of Luxembourg to Thailand with Professors Without Borders in July. July: At the beginning of July, our Deputy Editor was in Thailand with Princess Tessy and Professors Without Borders. You…
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European Royals

European royals year in review: January through March

As we do each year, we are taking a look back at the European royals’ years from charity visits, state visits, deaths, baby announcements, and more. Here is a highlight review of the months of January through March, and the stories we covered. January: The Danish Royal Family hosted in their annual New Year receptions. Embed from Getty Images Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg…
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Features

The Royal 2010s: the Ruby King

The celebrations for the 40th anniversary of King Carl XVI Gustaf’s accession to the Swedish throne took place in September 2013 with royals from all over the globe flying in for the festivities and members of the Swedish government, Riksdag, and City of Stockholm…
The Netherlands

Video: King Willem-Alexander addresses the Dutch public on Christmas Day, stressing the importance of freedom

From the Vestibule of Huis ten Bosch Palace, King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands gave his Christmas Day address that was pre-recorded. It aired at 1 pm on NOS on NPO1 and on Radio 1. His Majesty spoke of what connects Dutch people – from language to equality. “And there is one word that comes back time and again: freedom. Freedom is the flame that burns in all Dutch hearts.
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