GreecePalaces & Buildings

Greek government plans to turn former Royal Palace into five-star spa-hotel

The former Greek Royal Palace of Tatoi is to re-open, but not as a royal palace. The Greek government, who seized the property when the Greek monarchy collapsed, plans to reopen the palace as a hotel. Tatoi Palace is the former summer palace of the Greek royal family and is located at a 10,000 acres estate, 27 kilometres from the city centre of Athens. For the last 50 years the Palace has been…
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Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates Swedish forests

From the Swedish monarch’s lockdown residence Stenhammar Palace just outside Stockholm, King Carl XVI Gustaf attended a digital event entitled The Forest Day on Wednesday. The King of Sweden has a deep commitment to issues concerning nature, the environment and forests. His Majesty participated in the conference and opened the digital event with a speech. In his speech, the King said…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon makes a surprise visit to Oslo’s fishermen

From the harbour close to Oslo City Hall, Crown Prince Haakon opened the digital event “The Seafood Days” but added his own surprise. During the event, on January 19th 2021, the Crown Prince walked down to the harbour from the Royal Palace to make a surprise visit to the fishing boats who are anchored there. There, the Crown Prince met several of the various shrimp boats and fishermen who sell…
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Norway

Thirty years ago: King Olav dies and King Harald accedes to the throne

On this day, 17 January, it is exactly 30 years since King Olav V died and his son took over as Norway’s new monarch. On the evening of 17 January 1991, at 10.20pm, King Olav V died at the royal cabin, Kongsseteren, in the outskirts of the capital, Oslo. Olav was King of Norway from the time he took over from his father, King Haakon VII, on 21 September 1957 until his death on 17 January…
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