Belgium

Who was Queen Fabiola of Belgium?

Queen Fabiola of Belgium was the Spanish-born consort of King Baudouin of Belgiumand reigned alongside her husband from 1960 until his death in 1993. Doña Fabiola de Mora y Aragón was born on 11 June 1928 in Madrid, Spain, to Don Gonzalo de Mora y Fernández y Riera y del Olmo, the 4thMarqués de Casa Riera, 2ndCount of Mora, and Doña Blanca de Aragón y Carrillo de…
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Sweden

Sweden’s Princess Madeleine gets rid of her New York apartment

Princess Madeleine of Sweden can cross New York City off her list of residences, as she sold her Upper East Side apartment last week. Princess Madeleine purchased the apartment in 2013, the same year she married her husband, British-American businessman Christopher O’Neill. The Princess moved to New York in 2010, where she began working for her mother, Queen Silvia’s World Childhood Foundation…
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International royals

Queen Sirikit returns home from hospital

The Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand, sent out a statement on 29 November stating that the dowager Queen had been released from the King Chulalongkorn Memorial Hospital after being treated for a fever and a lung infection. Queen Sirikit returned to her home at the…
FeaturesInsightThe Yorks

Who is Princess Beatrice of York?

Princess Beatrice Elizabeth Mary of York was born on 8 August 1988, as the first child of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and his wife, Sarah, Duchess of York. Beatrice has a younger sister, Eugenie, who was born in 1990. Princess Beatrice was named after Queen Victoria’s…
British RoyalsKing Charles III

Prince Charles's Visit to Bahrain caused Politician to be Arrested

A Bahraini politician was arrested for comments he made during an interview with the American press while the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall were on an official visit to the country earlier this month. Politician Ebrahim Sharif, the former leader of Bahrain’s secular National Democratic Action Society who currently works in the Waad Party, was arrested and charged with inciting…
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History

Royal Burials: Westminster Abbey

Westminster Abbey has been entwined with royalty since its foundation. All but two coronations have taken place there, as have 16 royal weddings (beginning with that of King Henry I of England to Matilda of Scotland, and most recently that of the Duke and Duchess of…
British Royals

John Travolta Called His Dance with Diana a Highlight of His Life

Actor John Travolta reflected back on the 1980s recently during an interview with the American morning news show Good Morning America, and when asked which moment he considered to be his favourite of that decade, he answered: dancing with Diana, Princess of Wales. “That was one of the highlights of my life,” he told the interviewer. “So that’s probably the best moment of the…
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