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The Royal Week, in pictures

Old traditions altered by challenging times, royals reaching out as the world continues to change and another unexpected style leader in facemask fashion. It’s been a busy royal week – here it is, in pictures. Ceremonial in the time of social distancing Embed from Getty Images The King of the Netherlands gave his speech from the throne this week, the focal point of…
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The Netherlands

The Netherlands marks Prinsjesdag 2020: the photos

The traditional ceremonies marking the start of the parliamentary year in the Netherlands looked very different in 2020. The coronavirus crisis, which dominated the speech given by King Willem-Alexander to start the new session, meant the traditional celebrations of Prinsjesdag were replaced by a much more low key event. However, despite restrictions, physical distancing and a muted approach to…
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The court request that has surprised Belgium's royals

The daughter born outside marriage to King Albert II of Belgium has asked a court to make her royal. Delphine Boel, who Albert acknowledged as his illegitimate daughter after a lengthy legal case, says she wants to be the same as his other children, titles included. The comments came as the final hearing in her court battle with Albert took place. Her lawyer, speaking after the case, revealed…
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Princess Leonor of Spain goes back to school

The heir to the Spanish throne has returned to class in very different circumstances. Princess Leonor arrived for the first day of the new academic year without the support of her mother as coronavirus pandemic restrictions meant Queen Letizia coudn’t see her first…
The Sussexes

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex repay £2.4 million renovation costs for Frogmore Cottage

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have confirmed they have paid back the money spent on renovating their official UK residence, Frogmore Cottage, Windsor. It was agreed they would repay the costs when they decided to step back as senior royals earlier this year. The couple announced the repayment in a statement in September 7th 2020. Issued by the office of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it read…
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