European RoyalsLuxembourg

Grand Duchess Maria Teresa cancels official events for the coming week

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg has announced in a press release that Maria Teresa, the Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, has been forced to cancel all official events after her younger brother Luis Mestre was admitted to the intensive care. The press release does not state the reason for his admittance to the intensive care unit. Maria Teresa will take the week off to be with her family. The…
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Middle EastOman

Sultan Qaboos laid to rest as condolences pour in

Sultan Qaboos of Oman, who died on 10 January 2020, at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, has been laid to rest today at the Royal Family Cemetery in Baushar. It is tradition to have a burial as soon as possible. A statement issued by the Oman News Agency said: “The funeral was led by His Majesty the Sultan Haitham bin Tariq Al Said, and was attended by Their…
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Middle East

New Sultan of Oman chosen by Royal Family Council

The new Sultan of Oman was chosen today by the family council, following the death of Sultan Qaboos bin Said al Said yesterday at the age of 79 after almost five decades on the throne, according to Al Jazeera TV. The new Sultan is his cousin Haitham bin Tariq Al Said. The…
Denmark

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark sends message of support to Australian Prime Minister

Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who was born in Hobart, Australia, has sent a message to Australia’s Prime Minister in connection to the bush fires. She has been keeping apprised of the situation through friends and family in Australia. The message, posted on the official website of the Danish Royal House, reads: “Your Excellency Prime Minister, In this time of great…
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BelgiumFeatures

Which royals are buried at the Crypt at Laeken?

The Royal Crypt at Laeken (near Brussels) in Belgium is the final resting place of the Belgian royals. It is inside the Église Notre-Dame and was built in memory of Queen Louise of Belgium (born Louise of Orléans), who was the second wife of King Leopold I – who had…
Prince Charles and CamillaThe Duke of Edinburgh

Prince Charles says of Prince Philip 'when you get to that age things don't work so well'

The Prince of Wales spoke of his father’s condition during a visit to the flood-hit communities in South Yorkshire yesterday. The Duke of Edinburgh has now spent four nights in King Edward VII’s Hospital in London for what Buckingham Palace has described as a “pre-existing condition.” He replied to a question from a reporter about Prince Philip, “He’s being…
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