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Prince Constantijn calls the Duke and Duchess of Sussex's decision "brave"

Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands, the younger brother of King Willem-Alexander, has described the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to step back from royal duties as “brave.” He spoke about them in the TV-show Op1. He told the host that he had been following the news about Harry and Meghan “from a distance” and added, “I feel connected to them in a…
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Titles and styles: How to address Harry & Meghan

With a deal now in place for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it was announced in quite a confusing statement that “The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.” Unfortunately, “HRH titles” is…

King Willem-Alexander and the Prince of Wales travel to Oman to offer condolences

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and the Prince of Wales have travelled to Oman to offer their condolences upon the death of His Majesty Sultan Qaboos of Oman. King Willem-Alexander is accompanied by Stef Blok, the Minister of Foreign Affairs. There will be three full days of condolences at the Al Alam Palace in Muscat. They will also meet with the new Sultan, Haitham bin Tariq Al Said…
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Royal Court of Oman issues statement following Sultan's death

The Diwan of Royal Court has issued a statement with the following text this morning: “To the people of the beloved homeland in all its districts, to the Arab and Islamic nations and to the world at large. It is with hearts filled with faith in Allah and his Providence, and with great sorrow and deep sadness— yet with complete satisfaction and absolute submission to the will of the Almighty…
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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…

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 previously been married to Princess Charlotte of Wales. The shared tomb of Louise and Leopold is the central point of the…
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