Norway

King Harald of Norway in Canada to participate in sailing World Championships

The Norwegian Royal Court announced today that His Majesty, King Harald is in Toronto, Canada, for the sailing World Championships. They begin mid-August. His Majesty will participate in the North American Championship from 12 to 14 August to get used to the conditions in Toronto. The Royal Court said that the crew of seven have sailed with one another for a number of years, with the most recent…
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International royals

The Oldest Living Royal, Takahito, Prince Mikasa

Takahito, Prince Mikasa is the oldest living royal in the world and fifth in line to the Japanese throne. He was born 2 December 1915, in the Tokyo Imperial Palace, as the youngest child of Emperor Taishō and Empress Teimei. He was born fifteen years after his eldest brother, the future Emperor Shōwa. He was educated at The Gakushūin (The Peers School) from 1922 through 1932. His…
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British RoyalsThe Cambridges

Happy Birthday, Prince George! The Young Royal Turns Three

On 3 December 2012, Clarence House announced what the world had been waiting for, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were expecting their first child. Fast forward to 22 July 2013, the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to the hospital, in the early morning hours, in the early stages of labour. Journalists had been waiting outside the Lindo Wing for weeks, and finally, the long-awaited heir was on…
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Denmark

How Mary Met Fred: Olympics and Royal Love Stories

When one thinks about the Olympics, love stories are not the first thing that comes to mind. Rather, the international event springs to mind fierce competitions, medals, country pride, and history. There are quite a few royals who have met their future spouses at the Olympic…
History

#OnThisDay Lady Jane Grey becomes Queen

Lady Jane Grey, or Lady Jane Dudley, was proclaimed Queen on this day in 1553. She has been commonly referred to as The Nine Days Queen. She was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his daughter Mary, Queen of France. From 10 July to the 19 July, she was the de facto monarch of England and Ireland. It has been reported that she was born in October of 1537. However, more recent research has…
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