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Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel thank Swedish troops for their work battling coronavirus

The Crown Princess Couple visited the field hospital at the Stockholm Fair in Älvsjö Thursday to see the incredible work being done by the Swedish Armed Forces in their efforts to add more hospital beds to the city. The troops are working day and night to complete the hospital space, which was requested by the National Board of Health and Welfare, by this upcoming Monday. During their…
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Charity Spotlight: Queen Mathilde Fund

Focusing on vulnerable young people in Belgium is the main goal of the Queen Mathilde Fund, which was created from the donations received as gifts for the wedding of the King (then Prince Philippe) and Queen Mathilde (then known as Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz). The Fund is managed by the King Baudouin Foundation and “supports exceptional initiatives in Belgium, which are…
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Swedish Crown Princess Couple visit Norrbotten

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel visited Norrbotten, the country’s northernmost county, this week to meet with local people and see “the challenges but also the opportunities that exist and the importance of cooperation across the border with Finland.” Their two-day trip started Monday night with a dinner hosted by Norrbotten County Governor Björn O. Nilsson and his…
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How The Queen's honours process has changed for the better: An interview with Bayleaf Honours

We’ve all seen the smiling photos of actors, authors, emergency workers, and charity leaders holding up their new CBE, MBE, or OBE at Buckingham Palace, but how did they get there? And really, what are the chances of an everyday person getting honoured by The Queen? Securing a place at an investiture ceremony is no easy feat, but up until the 1990s, it was virtually impossible for…
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