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Man sentenced to community service for offending Queen Máxima of the Netherlands

A 63-year old Dutchman has been sentenced to 40 hours of community service for offending Queen Máxima of the Netherlands. The Dutch law criminalises insults directed at the King or Queen. In October 2019, a Dutchman was talking with some people on the street in Utrecht. After one of these people were fined by the police for committing a crime, the 63-year old man began to insult Her Majesty…
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How the Swedish royals celebrate Christmas

December is one of the busiest months for the Swedish Royal Family. Nevertheless, they always make room in their agenda to celebrate Christmas together as a family. The Swedish Royal Family has a packed schedule during the month of December: the Nobel Prize Celebrations, the formal gathering of the Swedish Academy, St. Lucia, etc! At the end of the month, however, they clear their schedules to…
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Swedish Royals mourn singer Marie Fredriksson

In what should be a week of celebrations, devastating news has reached the Swedish Royal Family. Marie Fredriksson, one of Sweden’s greatest singers both solo and as part of the group “Roxette” has passed away at the age of 61. Ms. Fredriksson had long been…

Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess talk baby news

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg and his wife, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie have personally commented on the announcement that they are expecting a baby. The couple did so on their first official outing since breaking the news to the world. Yesterday morning, the Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg announced that the Hereditary Grand Duke and Hereditary Grand Duchess are…
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The rise of royal photography

Recently there has been a remarkable shift in the photographs shared by the royal courts. Increasingly, the official pictures are no longer taken by professional photographers but by members of the royal families themselves. Photographing has become a typical “royal” hobby. In the previous decades, the royal courts instantly contacted professional photographers when there was a need…
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