Belgium

King of the Belgians prepares to abdicate

His Majesty The King of the Belgians has begun his final preparations for his abdication this Sunday when he will formally hand over Kingship to his son, who will become King Philippe. King Albert II has been King of the Belgians for almost 20 years and announced earlier in the month that he would be abdicating because he says his health is no longer good enough to continue his duties. He will…
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Queen and Princess Anne to perform joint engagements

Her Majesty The Queen and Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal are to perform a series of joint engagements in Cumbria on Wednesday, being one of the only times both Her Majesty and the Princess Royal have performed engagements together. The Queen and her only daughter…
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How Queen Elizabeth II changed the meaning of Queen

She has been, for most of our lifetimes, the only Queen we have ever known. Powerful yet delicate, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, by the grace of God, Queen and Defender of Faith has paved the way for the future queens of the world’s monarchies. Currently there are 2 countries who count queens as their leaders. Those countries are Denmark and the UK. Along with Her Majesty, Queen Margrethe…
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Belgium

10 important facts about the Belgian Monarchy

King Albert will abdicate on 21st July. With the Belgian Abdication just announced (and happening in just a few weeks’ time), we thought we’d give you 10 of the most need-to-know facts about the Belgian Monarchy. The Belgian Kings and Queens are known as…
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The Forgotten Monarchs - Part 2

The second instalment in this series of blogs focuses on the third Monarch of the House of Stuart, King Charles II. Charles was born on 29th May 1630 at St James’s Palace to the reigning King Charles I and his consort Henrietta Maria (who was in fact the sister of French King Louis XIII). Charles was baptised in the Chapel Royal on the 27th June by the Anglican Bishop of London William Laud…
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