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Queen Silvia celebrates "Day of the Ancients" in Ekerö

Queen Silvia celebrated “The Day of the Ancients” on Wednesday in Ekerö. The Queen met with local citizens during the event and enjoyed a sunny late August day of music and conversation at Ekebyhov’s castle park. Older residents of the community, along with their relatives, took in a festive picnic atmosphere during which Queen Silvia was given the opportunity to meet and…
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Mamma Mia! The ABBA princess?

ABBA might be Swedish pop royalty, but did you know one of their members is actual royalty? It turns out one of their founders and lead singers, Anni-Frid “Frida” Lyngstad, is in fact Princess Anni-Frid Synni of Reuss, Countess of Plauen. So how did she get there? Anni-Frid Lyngstad was born in the small village of Bjørkåsen, Norway on 15 November 1945. Her mother was…
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European Royals

Liechtenstein celebrates 300th birthday

Liechtenstein’s royal family raised a glass with their people Thursday to mark the principality’s 300th birthday, holding a party in the gardens of Schloss Vaduz Castle. Average citizens enjoyed beers alongside the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince…
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Former French home of King Leopold II of Belgium sells for 200 million Euro

The historic Villa des Cèdres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, once the summer home of Belgian royalty, has sold for a jaw-dropping 200 million Euro this month to an unspecified buyer. The 18,000-square-foot property was built in 1830 and operated as an olive tree farm until it was acquired by the second King of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1904. He used it as a holiday home and spent time on the French…
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Denmark

Princess Benedikte watches opening match at the European Championships in wheelchair rugby

Princess Benedikte opened the International Wheelchair Rugby Federation’s European championships Wednesday, celebrating a home team win at DGI House in Vejle. The Princess, who serves as patron of Parasport Denmark, attended the match between the Danish and the Polish men’s national team. Parasport Denmark, which works to promote physical and competitive sports for people with…
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