Sweden

A Swedish royal mystery

The date of 7 October 2020 marked one year since the Royal Court of Sweden announced King Carl XVI Gustaf’s decision to remove the style of Royal Highness from five of his grandchildren. This decision affected the children from his two youngest children, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine, and was publicly acknowledged as a smart move, making clear which members of the Royal Family…
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The Kents

Before they were royal: the life of the Duchess of Kent

Born Katharine Lucy Mary Worsley on 22 February 1933, she would one day become a much-loved member of the Royal Family, as the Duchess of Kent, but now we take a look at her life before her marriage to Prince Edward, Duke of Kent. Katharine is the youngest child and only daughter of Sir William Worsley, 4th Baronet, of whom she is said to have been very close to, and Joyce Morgan Brunner. She…
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The Kents

Why is Princess Michael of Kent not called Princess Marie Christine?

Marie Christine von Reibnitz has been a member of the British Royal Family for over 40 years, and even though she doesn’t carry out official royal engagements, she is a well-known figure, not least because of some of her highly publicised controversial actions in the past. Marie Christine is better known as Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. She is married to Prince Michael of Kent…
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Spain

Who is Queen Sofía of Spain?

The person who we now know as Queen Sofía of Spain was born on 2 November 1938 in Athens, Greece. She was known differently at birth as she was titled Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark, and her parents were the then Prince Paul of Greece and Princess Frederica, a…
The Gloucesters

As the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester prepare to move, take a look at the previous occupants of Apartment 1

The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have been living in Apartment 1 of Kensington Palace for 50 years now ever since they first moved into the residence back in 1972. But the hardworking royal couple is now in the process of downsizing after removal vans were spotted on the estate. The apartment has 21 rooms and has long home to members of The Royal Family for over 200 years. Prince Augustus…
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