British RoyalsThe Wessexes

Sophie and the Suffragettes: the Countess of Wessex marks women's vote centenary

The Countess of Wessex has paid tribute to Suffragette leaders at a special event in London. Sophie officially renamed three towers at the London School of Economics after some of the most high profile campaigners, one hundred years after women were first granted the right to vote in Britain. The countess attended a ceremony at Clement’s Inn in the capital on Friday November 23rd to name the…
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One of Britain's most famous tiaras is stolen

The Portland Tiara, commissioned for a duchess to wear at a glittering and hugely important royal occasion, has been stolen. The diadem, made by Cartier in 1902 ahead of the coronation of King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, was taken on Tuesday night from the gallery where it is on display. Thieves broke into the Portland Collection Gallery on the Welbeck Estate in Worksop, Nottinghamshire…
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BelgiumEuropean Royals

Belgium's Queen Mathilde reads stories to babies to support childhood literacy

Once upon a time, there was a queen who tried to help children live happily ever after – by encouraging them to read. And this isn’t the stuff of fairytales. Queen Mathilde of the Belgians spent a day telling stories to babies and toddlers as she gave her backing to a literacy scheme focused on helping the very youngest to read. Mathilde visited a nursery in Boutersem in the province…
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European RoyalsSweden

Sweden's Royal Family welcomes Italy's President on State Visit

The King and Queen of Sweden have welcomed the President of Italy to their country at the start of a three day State Visit. Sergio Mattarella and his daughter, Laura, will be accompanied by the Royal Family throughout much of their tour which will take them to Stockholm and Skane, in the south of Sweden. The visitors were given a welcome filled with pageantry as they arrived on November 13th 2018.
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