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The President of Iceland sends heart-warming letter to King Harald and Queen Sonja

The President of Iceland has sent a heart-warming letter to King Harald and Queen Sonja. The letter was sent 11 March but published by the Royal Court today. The full letter states: “Your Majesties, I have received the news that Your Majesties the King and Queen are currently in quarantine in accordance with the current guidance and the rules that have now been introduced in Norway…
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#OTD 1785: Louis XVII of France is born

On this day, March 27, in 1785, His Majesty King Louis XVII was borne in France. He was born prince of France and Duke of Normandy and was the son of King Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette. When his older brother, Louis Joseph, died in June 1789, he became the heir to the…
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The special relationship between Queen Sonja and Boris Yeltsin

The fact that Europe’s queens and princesses have good relationships with each other is well known. But it’s more perhaps more unusual to hear about friendships between Europe’s royals and Russian politicians. et this was exactly what happened when Queen Sonja first met the first democratically elected leader of Russia, Boris Yeltsin. The free-spirited former Communist managed to…
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#OTD 1720: a Swedish Queen abdicated in favour of her husband

On this day, March 24, exactly 300 years ago Sweden elected a new King. For many in today’s society, it may seem strange that a nation can choose a new monarch, but Sweden has elected new monarchs on several occasions. Frederick was born in Germany in 1676 and became the Count of Hessen-Kassel. In 1700, he married Louise of Brandenburg who died five years later. In 1710 he entered into…
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Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, makes part of estate available to Romanians who have to quarantine

Her Majesty Margareta, Custodian of the Romanian Crown, and the Romanian Royal Family, have chosen to make large parts of one of its palaces available to Romanians who have to quarantine because of the coronavirus. At 18 March, 260 cases of corona were confirmed in Romania. More than 3,510 people are in institutionalized quarantine, and 26,545 are in isolation at home and under medical…
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