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 spoke of her five miscarriages in 2008, with the words ‘ Her husband had reigned as King Baudouin of the Belgians…
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European RoyalsFeaturesNorway

King Harald V of Norway to celebrate 25 years on the throne

King Harald V of Norway is approaching a major anniversary in his Kingship. On 17 January 2016 he will mark 25 years on the throne. We take a look at his life so far! King Harald V was born on 21 February 1937 as the third child and only son of Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden. His godparents were Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Maud of Norway, Prince Carl of Sweden, Princess Ingeborg…
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DenmarkEuropean Royals

Danish Queen announces husband's retirement in New Year's Speech

Denmark’s Queen Margrethe II has announced during her traditional New Year’s speech that her 81-year-old husband’ Prince Henrik’ is to retire from most official duties. He will take part in the New Year’s reception on Friday but he will not be joining the royal family for other receptions held next week. In her new year message, The Queen thanked her husband for all…
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FeaturesInternational royals

The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange

Anne, Princess Royal and Princess of Orange, is better known in the Netherlands as Anna of Hanover. She was born in 1709 as the daughter of the future George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. Her father had been away on a hunting trip and wrote to his wife, ‘I have just received the good news of the birth of a daughter at which I feel all imaginable please…I am only a bit…
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