The Netherlands

Dutch man convicted of insulting King Willem-Alexander

A 44-year-old man from Kampen, in the province of Overijssel in The Netherlands, was convicted of insulting King Willem-Alexander today. He used his Facebook page to insult King Willem-Alexander, by calling him a murderer, rapist and a thief. He also posted a doctored photo of an execution, where the head of one of the victims was replaced by King Willem-Alexander’s head. He appeared in…
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International royals

Royal baby expected in Luxembourg's Grand Ducal Court

Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his wife, Princess Claire, are expecting their second child this autumn, it has been announced by the Grand Ducal Court. The couple are already parents to 2 year-old Princess Amalia, and their second child will be fourth in the line of succession. Embed from Getty Images The official announcement read: “Their Royal Highnesses the Grand Duke and Grand…
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The Netherlands

Queen Wilhelmina used drugs during the Second World War

Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands used the drug perventine, now better known as crystal meth, during the Second World War. It is reported by Marcel Verburg, who is a legal historian, in his new book about the history of the Ministry of Justice during the years 1940 to 1945. He is not the first to report the drug use, but he is the first to draw significant attention to it. Cees Fasseur, a royal…
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Belgium

Belgian Royal Family Remembers Victims of Brussels Attacks

On 22 May, exactly two months after the terrorist attacks in Brussels, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians attends a ceremony in the Royal Palace of Brussels to commemorate the victims and to pay tribute to the emergency services. They were joined by King Albert II, Queen Paola, Princess Astrid, Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent, Princess Claire and 500 guests. In his speech King Philippe…
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