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The King and Queen of Sweden test negative for coronavirus

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden have tested negative for coronavirus. The couple were checked after their only son, Prince Carl Philip, and his wife, Princess Sofia, were diagnosed with Covid-19. The four had been together just days before Carl Philip and Sofia began to feel unwell and tested positive for coronavirus. They had all attended the funeral of Queen Silvia’s…
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Denmark

Denmark's royals confirm their Christmas plans

With just a month to go until Christmas Day, the Royal Family of Denmark has announced how it will be spending this very different festive season with a very special reunion on the cards. Queen Margrethe II will celebrate December 25th with her younger son, Prince…
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Monarchy Rules: the consorts of the House of York

The role of consort can make or break a monarchy. Some have seen their reign saved by the energies of their spouse while others have seen their power waver because of their consort’s actions. Here, we look at the consorts of the House of York. Queen Elizabeth, 1464 – 1470; 1471 – 1483 Many of her enemies would rather Elizabeth Wydville had never been queen at all. Instead, she is…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Elizabeth II

Royal weddings tend to have a lot in common. They usually take place in huge, historic churches with brides decked in acres of white fabric and heirloom tiaras and grooms in military uniform, followed down the aisle by hoardes of bridesmaids and pageboys. Traditions must be observed while protocols are dug out and dusted down as the familiar pattern of this family celebration turned into a…
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A sparkling nod to royal romance in the Queen's latest official portrait

The Queen has added a romantic touch to her latest official photograph. For in the image taken to mark her 73rd wedding anniversary, Her Majesty has given pride of place to a sparkling brooch which links this new picture to others captured at deeply personal moments in her historic reign. The Chrysanthemum brooch has featured in some of the most significant portraits taken during the marriage…
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