DenmarkEuropean Royals

Danish Royal Court announces Prince Henrik does not wish be buried in Roskilde Cathedral with his wife

The Danish Royal Court announced today that Prince Henrik, the husband of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, does not wish to be buried in Roskilde Cathedral, the traditional burial site of the Kings and Queens of Denmark. This also means that a joint sarcophagus, which has already been made by sculptor  Bjørn Nørgaard, will either not be used at all, or will only be used by Queen Margrethe II when…
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Japan

Princess Mako’s engagement announcement postponed because of deadly rains in Kyushu

The official announcement of Princess Mako of Akishino’s engagement to Kei Komuro has been postponed in light of the deadly rains in Kyushu. Heavy rains continue to pelt the Kyushu island, and so far seven people have died, while hundreds remain trapped by floodwaters. Kyushu is the third biggest island of Japan. The couple were to hold an official press conference this Saturday. They…
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The Netherlands

Dutch Royal Family poses for summer photos

King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their three daughters, Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane posed for the press today. In agreement with the media, the family poses twice a year for photos, and in return, they are left alone in…
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Tickets for summer opening of Noordeinde Palace sold out in a day

Noordeinde Palace in The Hague is opening its doors again this year, and the tickets for the summer opening of the Palace have sold out in a day. Visitors can also purchase a separate ticket for the stables, of which a few were still available. Noordeinde Palace is the working palace of King Willem-Alexander, and it has a long history. It began life as a medieval farmhouse in 1533 and was…
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International royalsSaudi Arabia

Deposed Saudi Crown Prince confined to Palace

The deposed Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Muhammed bin Nayef, has reportedly been confined to his Palace in the city of Jeddah, as his successor consolidates his newfound power. Muhammed bin Nayef was replaced as Crown Prince by Mohammed bin Salman, the 31-year-old son of King Salman of Saudi Arabia, by his third wife, Fahda bint Falah bin Sultan bin Hathleen. Muhammed bin Nayef was the nephew of…
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