The queen who was fascinated by the mummies of Egypt

She was a hugely popular queen who became beloved in the country she made her own. But Elisabeth of Belgium was also intrigued by the past of another nation and she 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 Portuguese-born royal Infanta Maria José. She was born on…
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Royal Ghost Stories: Elizabeth I

She’s one of the most famous queens in history and died in 1603. Since then numerous royals (and monarchs themselves) have claimed to have seen the departed monarch in ghost form, and we are taking a look at some of those ghost stories. Windsor Castle Queen…

The curse of the Princely Family of Monaco

The ill-health of Princess Charlene of Monaco in 2021-2022 was just the latest in a series of bad luck for the Princely Family of Monaco, and according to a legend, it is all because of a witch’s curse. Legend has it that the Grimaldi family has been cursed for around 700 years, going back to 14th-century Europe. There are different versions of the story, but the most famous says that a…
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A new twist in the hunt for a Thai successor to the throne

There’s a new twist in the search for a successor to the Thai throne. Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse, King Rama X’s third child and second son, may not be eligible to be King of Thailand. According to reporter and Thai royal insider Andrew MacGregor Marshall, Vacharaesorn, 42, has a wife and child in the United States, which disqualifies him for the Thai throne. The Palace Law…
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Another royal first for Denmark's Prince Christian

Prince Christian of Denmark has marked another first in his young royal life. Now that the future King of Denmark is an adult, the first-ever gala pictures of the Prince have been published. Dennis Stenild, Kongehuset © Taken by Dennis Stenild, Prince Christian is…

Belgian royals "shocked" after terrorist attack in Brussels

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have said they are “shocked” after a terrorist went on a shooting spree in Brussels on the evening of 16 October. The royal couple released a statement in English, French and Dutch on social media stating: “We are shocked by tonight’s shooting in our capital. Our thoughts are first and foremost with the victims, their families…
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