Belgium

Delphine Boël given go ahead to seek recognition as King Albert II of Belgium's daughter

Delphine Boël has been on a mission to be recognized as the daughter of King Albert II of Belgium. She was born in 1968 as the daughter of Baroness Sybille de Selys Longchamps and was officially recognized by her mother’s husband Jonkheer Jacques Boël (of which the English equivalent would be Esquire). The King made a reference to a crisis ‘thirty years ago’ in the 1999…
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Belgium

Queen Fabiola of Belgium's Inheritance Settled

The inheritance of Queen Fabiola of Belgium has been settled. Queen Fabiola died on 5 December 2014 after a widowhood of 21 years. Her husband had reigned as King Baudouin of the Belgians from 1951 until his sudden death in 1993. The couple had no children and Queen Fabiola…
Norway

Queen Sonja of Norway speaks about devastating miscarriage 46 years ago

Queen Sonja of Norway has spoken of the devastating miscarriage of her first child 46 years ago in an upcoming TV documentary celebrating the 25-year reign of King Harald V. The miscarriage happened when then Crown Princess Sonja was 32-years-old. It was the night of 2 July 1970, following birthday celebrations on board the royal yacht for her father-in-law, King Olav V. They had only just shared…
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European RoyalsFeaturesThe Netherlands

The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Wilhelmina of Prussia

Wilhelmina of Prussia was born on 7 August 1751 to Prince Augustus William of Prussia and Duchess Luise of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel. Her brother succeeded as Frederick William II of Prussia. She barely knew her father as he died when she was 7 years old. She was raised mostly by her grandmother, Sophia Dorothea of Hanover and her aunt, Elisabeth Christine. One of her first governesses was abusive…
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European RoyalsThe Netherlands

Duke of Parma's Illegitimate son claims princely title

The Duke of Parma is currently facing an unusual situation. His illegitimate son, born from a relationship with Brigitte Klynstra in 1997, named Hugo Klynstra is claiming his father’s last name and the princely title that goes with it. The Duke of Parma married Annemarie Gualthérie van Weezel in 2010 and together they have two daughters. She is currently pregnant with their third…
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