Greece

The tiara with a romantic history that's become the wedding go-to of a royal family

Amidst the splendour of the gala dinner for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee in Stockholm on Friday evening, Queen Anne-Marie stole the show in a tiara with a magnificent royal history in Sweden, Denmark, Greece, and Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. Embed from Getty Images In early 1905, Princess Margaret and Princess Patricia of Connaught joined their parents, Prince Arthur, Duke of…
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Sweden

The Swedish Royal Family attends Te Deum for King Carl XVI Gustaf's Golden Jubilee

King Carl XVI Gustaf has begun celebrations for his 50 years on the throne with a Te Deum at the Royal Chapel at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. Joined by his immediate family, the royal families of Norway and Denmark, and members of Nordic governments, religious communities and members of the court, the Te Deum was led by Michael Bjerkhagen, who leads the Royal Court Congregation, and Johan…
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King Charles III

The style question that bemused King Charles

Of all the things King Charles could have expected to hear yelled at him, “What do you think of my nails?” likely wasn’t anywhere near the top of the list. Nevertheless, the King gamely stepped up to the barrier and inspected the manicure of a woman in the crowd…
Prince & Princess of Wales

The Prince of Wales puts spotlight on overlooked mental health issue

The Prince of Wales has donned a hard hat and joined the crew of a construction site in west London to discuss mental health in their field. William’s visit was to mark World Suicide Prevention Day, and he spoke with those working in construction to discuss the high numbers of suicide and ways to prevent high numbers. The prince visited a Mace construction site and learned of their…
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Sweden

How Swedish monarchs are crowned

Earlier this year, we were treated to an ancient coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey when King Charles III was crowned, but what did King Carl XVI Gustaf’s crowing look like? In comparison, Carl XVI Gustaf was crowned King in a much more subdued atmosphere. Modern kings of Sweden, dating back to the reign of Gustav V, which began in 1907, are not crowned in a full ceremony involving many…
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