Features

The complicated truth behind William and Harry's decision to walk behind Diana's coffin

It was a sight that underlined the true impact of the crash in Paris that claimed the life of Diana, Princess of Wales. As her funeral procession got under way, on September 6th 1997, her two sons began their slow walk behind her coffin. Surrounded by cries of grief and the eyes of millions, Prince William and Prince Harry bravely led mourners in final tributes to the woman they called…
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Features

‘The King and his husband’ – What would we call a gay monarch's spouse?

Around the same time that the UK introduced new succession laws that allowed girls the same rights as boys, the country also passed same sex marriage legislation. But royal laws haven’t caught up with that yet. In the future, as is the case in most European countries, a prince may take a husband and a princess may choose a wife. But when that happens, what title will be bestowed on them? We…
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Sweden

King and Queen of Sweden return to their Royal Palace after pandemic isolation

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia are now back at the Royal Palace in Stockholm after an absence of almost six months caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As the virus took hold, the royal couple moved to Stenhammar Palace, about 120 kilometres southwest of Stockholm. King Carl XVI Gustaf, 74, and Queen Silvia, 76, have been based there through the spring and summer. It was from here that…
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Norway

Royal Wedding Dresses: Queen Sonja of Norway

The marriage of Sonja Haraldsen to the future King of Norway, on August 29th 1968, marked a moment of joy in a relationship that had caused huge debate as soon as it was known about. For the bride had no royal blood in a monarchy where princes were expected to wed regally. However, love prevailed and Sonja married the then Crown Prince Harald in front of crowned heads from across Europe. This…
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