FeaturesSweden

A look at Princess Birgitta on her 85th birthday

Princess Birgitta of Sweden was born on 19 January 1937 as the second child of Prince Gustaf Adolf, Duke of Västerbotten and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha. Her elder sister is Princess Margaretha (born 1934), and her younger siblings are Princess Désirée (born 1938), Princess Christina (born 1943) and King Carl XVI Gustaf (born 1946). Birgitta and her sisters have no succession…
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FeaturesThe Netherlands

How the Dutch royals celebrate Christmas

The Dutch December month is already quite busy with the Sinterklaas celebrations in early December, but the Dutch Royal Family also celebrate the traditional Christmas. As Queen Máxima is from Argentina, the family often spends their Christmas break in Argentina. King Willem-Alexander, QueenMáxima, and their three daughters, Princesses Amalia, Alexia, andAriane spent several of…
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The Netherlands

Princess Catharina-Amalia shares first tiara moment

Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands has shared her first tiara moment in a new book being released on the occasion of her 18th birthday. It is a tradition in the Netherlands for such a book to be written about the heir to the throne. The book, simply called ‘Amalia’, was written by author, comedian and singer Claudia de Breij in cooperation with the Princess. Over the…
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The Netherlands

Princess Catharina-Amalia could marry a woman and be queen, says Dutch Prime Minister

After questions were raised following the publication of a book, the Dutch Prime Minister has confirmed that Princess Catharina-Amalia could marry a woman and retain her right to the throne. Same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001, but the book questioned if this would apply to the crown as there would have to be an heir to the throne. Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote in…
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