Features

The brooch that marked milestones - including a historic abdication

To announce her abdication in her traditional New Year’s speech to the nation, Queen Margrethe chose one of the jewellery pieces she is most attached to: her diamond daisy brooch. Despite what many may think, this isn’t a piece that originated with Margrethe, whose nickname is “Daisy”. Embed from Getty Images The brooch was created as a wedding gift for Princess Ingrid…
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Royal News

No coronation and a much happier proclamation: what to expect as King Frederik takes the Danish throne

When Margrethe II abdicates on January 14 2024, the reign of her son as King Frederik X will start. Unlike the United Kingdom, which marked the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, Denmark’s process of accession to the throne is much simpler and more oriented towards the Sovereign’s constitutional duties.  Many people will have seen the resurfaced images of Queen Margrethe’s…
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Sweden

Overshadowed by controversy - Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel make an important trip to the UK

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have made their way back to Sweden just in time to spend the first weekend of Advent with their children, after a whirlwind visit to the United Kingdom. Landing in the British capital on 29th November, the couple travelled with a high-profile delegation, which included, among others, Defence Minister Pål Johnson and Infrastructure Minister…
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Norway

King Harald puts a spotlight on brand new defence tools

King Harald of Norway has paid a visit to Nye Evenes Air Base, where, among other things, he got to see first-hand the country’s newest defensive and surveillance weapons.  On Sunday, 18th November, His Majesty arrived at the air station in the north of the country, and he was immediately taken to see the newest crown jewel of Norway’s defence: a fleet of P-8 Poseidon.  The King…
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