Eswatini

King Mswati III reportedly flees country amid pro-democracy protests

King Mswati III of Eswatini has reportedly fled the country amid pro-democracy protests which turned choatic following the government’s ban on marches. Pro-democracy protests had been taken place in eSwatini for several days now in at least 10 different places. Police had reportedly used teargas and live ammunition in an attempt to disperse protesters, leading to injuries. The King rules…
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FeaturesHistory

Wallis Simpson and the fight over the HRH

On 27 May 1937, just a few days before Wallis Simpson and the former King Edward VIII were due to be married, a letter arrived from King George VI with “not very good news.” Edward then learned that while Wallis would become Duchess of Windsor upon marriage, she…
European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Princess Amalia graduates high school with distinction

Princess Amalia, the heir to the Dutch throne, has graduated high school at the highest level in the Netherlands with distinction. This means that she scored an 8 out of 10 or higher for every subject. Like her younger sisters, she attended the Christelijk Gymnasium Sorghvliet. Princess Amalia announced the news herself through the official Twitter account of the Dutch Royal House. She wrote…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Queen Máxima receives Order of the House of Orange for her 50th birthday

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has received the Grand Cross of the Order of the House of Orange from her husband King Willem-Alexander for her 50th birthday. The honour is granted for services to the Royal House at the discretion of the monarch and is not subject to ministerial responsibility. It was instituted in 1905 by Queen Wilhelmina as she no longer had the use of the Order of the Oak…
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The Cambridges

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge share family video to celebrate 10th wedding anniversary

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have shared a family video to celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. In a rare shared post, the Cambridges wrote, “Thank you to everyone for the kind messages on our wedding anniversary. We are enormously grateful for the 10 years of support we have received in our lives as a family. W&C.” The video montage shows the Duke and Duchess…
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