The Netherlands

Dutch King and Queen send a message of support after curfew riots

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands have sent a message of support to first responders after riots broke out in several cities in the Netherlands. “Our thanks go out to all those police officers, first responders and municipal employees who are there for our safety. You do fantastic work under the most difficult of circumstances! We feel for all the shop owners and…
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Oman

Oman to appoint its first ever Crown Prince

Sultan Haitham bin Tariq al-Said has issued a royal decree to pave the way for a constitutional amendment which will allow him to appoint a Crown Prince. The Royal Decree No. 6/2021 promulgates a new Basic Law of the State which will “set up a specific and stable…
Denmark

Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent granted royal monograms

Princess Josephine and Prince Vincent of Denmark, who celebrate their tenth birthday today, have been granted royal monograms. Earlier today, the Danish Royal House also released seven new photos of the twins. Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen, Kongehuset ©Charlotte Søeborg Ohlsen, Kongehuset © Prince Vincent’s monogram consists of the Prince’s first initial ‘V’ with a…
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Features

The top five moments of 2020

The year 2020 will go down in history as the year of the COVID-19 pandemic and all the changes that came with it. Nevertheless, there were some happy and interesting moments that made the year for me. Here is my top five: Luxembourg’s royal baby © Cour…
The Netherlands

Public's trust in Dutch King plummets

The public’s trust in King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has plummeted from 76% in April of this year to just 47% in December, according to research bureau Ipsos. There were several moments during 2020 when the King was heavily criticised. During his holiday…
The Netherlands

The Dutch Royal Year in Review

The Dutch Royal Family began the year 2020 in good spirits with their annual holiday to Lech and with preparations underway for what would turn out to be their first but also their last state visit of 2020. As usual, the royal family posed for photos in Lech in exchange for being left alone during their holiday. © RVD Queen Máxima dazzled as she usually does during a state visit but…
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The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander holds Christmas speech

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands held his annual Christmas speech earlier today. As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic featured heavily in the speech. He made several examples of nurses, and students, longing for a normal life. He sympathised with all those who had…
Norway

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway reveals she was offered the chance to become Queen

Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has revealed to Insider Magazine that she was offered the chance to become Queen. When Princess Märtha Louise of Norway was born in 1971, women were barred from inherited the Norwegian throne. A younger brother, Crown Prince Haakon, was born two years later, and it is he who is destined to become King. However, it all could have changed in 1986. Princess…
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