Norway

Royal Wedding Rewind: the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway

It was the first big royal wedding of the 21st century bringing kings, queens, princes and princesses together for a very modern monarchical marriage. The relationship between Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessme Hoiby had been under scrutiny from the moment it became public knowledge. But by the time they took their vows, in front of the ruling houses of Europe, their romance had…
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Spain

King Juan Carlos of Spain undergoes triple heart bypass

Doctors treating the former monarch of Spain, Juan Carlos I, say the major cardiac surgery he underwent this weekend has been a success. Juan Carlos had a triple bypass on Saturday at a private clinic in Madrid. King Felipe VI and his mother, Queen Sofia, arrived at the…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. At the start of the 20th century, a new name was carved into British royal history but its end came far sooner than anyone predicted. In our…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Stuart?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. Today we look at a dynasty that had held one kingdom for several centuries before taking power in England and ask, what happened to the House…
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Royal Relations: Elizabeth II and Felipe VI

One is the longest reigning monarch in Europe, the other is the newest king on the continent. But while their reigns started sixty years apart, Elizabeth II and Felipe VI have a linked history with roots in centuries past. The pair share several blood lines with ties to two…
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Royal Relations: Elizabeth II and Albert II of Monaco

While some links between royal houses are well known and rather close, others are a little more distant and perhaps all the more interesting for that. Royal Central’s summer series looking at royal relations across Europe turns today to Monaco and the United Kingdom. And although the links between Albert II and Elizabeth II might be stretched, they are still there. The connection between…
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