British RoyalsFeaturesThe Cambridges

Prince George and Princess Charlotte cheer on parents in The King’s Cup Regatta

Prince George and Princess Charlotte of Cambridge and their grandfather Michael Middleton are watching the King’s Cup and are cheering on the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in The King’s Cup Regatta currently underway on the Isle of Wight. While Prince George came out to cheer on their parents, Princess Charlotte remains inside the boat for now. The first race was won by Bear Grylls and…
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Norway

Princess Märtha Louise to cease using title in business

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has agreed to stop using the title of Princess in her business activities, the Norwegian Royal Household has announced. The Princess came to this decision after consulting with her family. Princess Märtha Louise will continue to use her…
British RoyalsEuropean RoyalsFeaturesHistoryThe Netherlands

Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to King Willem-Alexander

Her Majesty The Queen is related to many of Europe’s sovereigns, not in the least because of Queen Victoria’s matchmaking but also because of another woman, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau. Princess Carolina was born on28 February 1743 as the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal, the daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, after whom…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Who is Princess Irene of the Netherlands?

Born just before the outbreak of the Second World War in the Netherlands, this Dutch Princess received the name Irene for the Greek goddess of peace. Princess Irene of the Netherlands was born on 5 August 1939 as the second daughter of the future Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. Her eldest sister was the future Queen Beatrix and her two younger sisters are Princesses Margriet and Christina.
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Thailand

Rama X names first Royal consort in almost a century

King Rama X has bestowed the title of Royal Noble Consort – the formal title for the chief concubine – on one of his major-generals. This was the first this title has been bestowed since Thailand ceased to have an absolute monarchy. Chao Khun Phra Prayoon Wong…
Japan

Japanese panel set to discuss possibility of females reigning in own right

The Japanese government has plans to set up a panel by the end of 2019 to discuss how to stabilise the Imperial succession and how to address the shrinking numbers of Imperial family members; this will also include discussion on whether to allow female succession. However, it is unlikely that it will discuss changing the current order of succession. Under the current regulations, Emperor…
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