Norway

Princess Märtha Louise and Durek Verrett make debut royal appearance

As Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s official 18th birthday celebrations take place, a royal first is also taking place. The newly engaged couple Princess Märtha Louise and Durek Verrett are among the guests and have made their first public appearance since announcing their plans to marry. On June 16 2022, they joined other royals at the Norwegian government’s official dinner for the…
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Spain

King Felipe attends Navy exercise

As commander-in-chief of Spain’s armed forces, King Felipe is accustomed to attending major military exercises and has recently participated in a major naval exercise in Spanish and international waters. The Spanish monarch arrived at the naval base near the city of…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon inspects the troops

A royal inspection of the Norwegian Royal Guard is an annual event, and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has inspected the Royal Guard at Huseby Military Camp. King Harald was not present due to mobility issues; this is not the first time the Crown Prince conducted the inspection alone. The Royal Guard is present at all the royal residences in Norway and is part of the permanent defence of…
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Spain

King Felipe encounters a very familiar face

Attending ceremonies to unveil statues is no novelty for royalty. However, King Felipe VI of Spain has just unveiled a bust of someone very familiar. The well-known Spanish sculptor, Víctor Ochoa, has created a bust of the king himself to recognize the work of Felipe VI as…
The Netherlands

Queen Maxima happy to travel abroad again

The pandemic put a severe brake on most royal activity, worldwide. Perhaps the biggest was related to travel. For them, like many, the solution was digital travel over the internet. Nevertheless, this was by no means the same, and did not attract nearly the attention that a real royal journey does. It is probably no secret that the royals are happy to be able to travel again, meet people and…
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Norway

Record high support for the Norwegian monarchy

Last week, Norway’s parliament voted on keeping the monarchy, causing much debate and some controversy. The proposal to establish a republic in Norway came from the country’s sitting Minister of Culture, who only a year ago took an oath of loyalty to the King.
Norway

Queen Sonja to exhibit own art collection

This summer, Queen Sonja’s own art collection will be exhibited to guests from Norway and abroad at Queen Sonja’s art stable. Queen Sonja of Norway has been collecting arts and crafts since her teens. This summer’s exhibition will be open until November and show 100 works by 50 artists from the Queen’s own art collection. Queen Sonja’s art collection consists of more…
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