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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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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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Suleiman the Magnificent burial site found in Hungary

Historians have discovered the probable shrine and mosque where the internal remains of Sultan Suleiman the Magnificent were buried in 1566. A joint effort from a Turkish and Hungarian teams has uncovered structures in southern Hungary where they believe Suleiman’s organs were buried after he died on a campaign. They have found hexagonal structures, which is considered to be…
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King Willem-Alexander to visit NATO

King Willem-Alexander will visit NATO headquarters in Brussels and the military headquarters of the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) on Monday 17th December. He will be accompanied by Secretary Koenders of Foreign Affairs and the Commander of the Armed Forces, General Middendorp. The Dutch King will begin the visit with a wreath laying at the memorial at the NATO headquarters.
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