Sweden

King and Queen of Sweden begin visit to Japan

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden unofficially began their official visit to Japan on Sunday. The tour officially starts today when Their Majesties are received by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko. The King and Queen were invited by the Japanese government in celebration of 150 years of relations between Japan and Sweden. Ann Linde, Minister for European Union Affairs and…
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International royals

The King of Swaziland renames country ‘the Kingdom of eSwatini’

You might need to update your maps of Africa, as King Mswati III, has renamed Swaziland. It is now the Kingdom of eSwatini, which means “land of the Swazis” in Swazi. The Kingdom of eSwatini was the name of the African nation before the British colonised it in the early 1900s. His Majesty announced the change on Wednesday during celebrations for both his birthday and the 50th…
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Denmark

Denmark's Crown Princess Mary to visit Seattle

The Royal Danish House has announced that Crown Princess Mary of Denmark will travel to Seattle, Washington, USA. Seattle is on the western coast of the country. She will be in the United States from 3 May to 5 May. The Crown Princess will head the head of a Danish art and cultural advancement trip, and she will be accompanied by Danish Foreign Minister Anders Samuelsen. Highlights of the visit…
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Sweden

Queen Silvia buys annual Mayflower

Queen Silvia of Sweden has purchased the first Mayflower pin of the year, as she traditionally does. The sale of this year’s pin began yesterday, 12 April. The 2018 pins are gold and black with a pearl in the middle. The Queen, who always looks forward to this event each year, bought the pin from two students, Yossef (10) and Alice (9), yesterday who had been invited to the Royal Palace…
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