Belgium

King Philippe attends commemoration for war victims

King Philippe of the Belgians has attended the annual commemoration for war victims in Brussels. The event takes place at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the foot of the Congress Column to honour those who died in World War I and World War II. It also serves as a way to remember 254 Belgian soldiers who died during humanitarian and peace missions since 1945. Embed from Getty…
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The romance and drama of the Winter Queen

Elizabeth Stuart, often referred to as The Winter Queen, was born on 19 August 1595 to James VI of Scotland, who was also James I of Great Britain, and Anne of Denmark in Falkland Palace, Scotland. In the Chapel Royal at Holyrood Palace, Elizabeth was christened in November of the same year. Named in honour of Elizabeth I, the early years of her lifewere spent inLinlithgow Palace.
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European Royals

Gallery: Royals in costumes

In the Halloween spirit for today, we’ve compiled a gallery of royals in different costumes over the years – whether they be for Halloween, masked balls or plays! Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty…
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The ghost stories of Sweden's famous royal palaces

Drottningholm Palace in Sweden is said to be haunted by friendly ghosts. Queen Silvia revealed a few years ago that the Swedish Royal Family’s residence was haunted by spirits. The Queen was talking in a documentary on Swedish public television “Drottningholm Palace: A Royal Home” and said that she and her husband live alongside “small friends &#8230…
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The royal haunting of Noordeinde Palace

In the Netherlands, Noordeinde Palace is the setting for one young royal haunting. In February 1858, a well-known American medium, Daniel Dunglas Home, conducted séances at Noordeinde Palace at the invitation of Queen Sophie. While exact reports of what occurred are…
Malaysia

Malaysia elects new monarch

Malaysia has elected its next monarch. Sultan Ibrahim Sultan Iskandar, 64, from the state of Johor, was elected by the Malaysian royal families for a five-year term. The Sultan will begin his tenure as King of Malaysia on 31 January 2024. He will take over for King Abdullah, who was from the state of Pahang. Malaysia has a unique system for the title of King. The heads of the nine royal…
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