Diana, Princess of Wales - The 'small and private' funeral that was watched by billions

The funeral of the late Diana, Princess of Wales, was one of the largest in recent history, with an estimated viewing audience of 2.5 billion people worldwide, but according to reports, it was not meant to be that way. After Diana’s death on 31 August 1997 following a car accident in Paris, her body was returned to England and taken to St James’s Palace, where it remained for five days…
Read more
European RoyalsFeaturesHistoryMonaco

Granny Knows Best: the grandparents of Albert II of Monaco

Today we’re looking at the grandparents of Albert II of Monaco: a Monegasque princess, a French count, an Olympic rower, and a gym teacher. Unfortunately for Albert, none of his grandparents were alive to see him ascend to the throne in 2005. Prince Pierre, Duke of Valentinois Embed from Getty Images Prince Albert’s paternal grandfather was born in France in 1895 as Count Pierre…
Read more
European RoyalsSweden

Queen Silvia receives Butterfly Prize

Queen Silvia received the Butterfly Prize on Monday for her work towards addiction issues and drug-free policies from an organisation in Sweden. The Butterfly Prize is awarded by the Women’s Organisations’ Co-operation Council on Alcohol and Drug Issues, and Queen Silvia’s citation read: “…for her many years of work and personal commitment to the drug issue and for…
Read more
CoronavirusDenmarkEuropean Royals

Danish royal visit to the Netherlands postponed

Crown Prince Fredrik and Crown Princess Mary’s November business trip to the Netherlands has been postponed by the Royal House due to COVID-19. The postponement was announced on Tuesday morning by the Royal House, noting that it will be re-scheduled as soon as possible once restrictions are lifted. In the interim, a virtual conference has been announced to take place at the same time as…
Read more