Norway

Norway’s Parliament votes on whether to keep monarchy

On Tuesday, 36 of the 169 representatives in Norway’s parliament voted in favour of replacing the country’s monarchy with a republic. It was part of the annual process considering proposals to change the Norwegian constitution. But this vote on whether to retain King Harald and his family isn’t a new thing – every year since 1972 the Socialist Left Party, SV, puts forward a…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway in Davos

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has been in Davos this week for the World Economic Forum. His diary while there focused on the UN’s sustainability goals, sea, climate change and new technology. The Crown Prince has a deep interest in environmental matters in connection…
European Royals

Croatians asked about a possible return of their monarchy

A new survey, carried out by a Croatian monarchist group, shows that two-fifths of respondents want their country’s crown to return. Forty-one per cent backed the idea while fifty-eight per cent said they wanted a constitutional parliamentary republic. The poll spoke to 1759 people and was conducted on behalf of the  Croatian monarchist group “Consilium Regium Croaticum”. The group have…
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Norway

King Harald approves changes in Norway's government

King Harald of Norway has approved changes in his country’s government. It follows a recent announcement by the government that it is changing from a three-party to a majority four-party-administration. The politicians met at the Royal Palace in Oslo on Tuesday to…
European Royals

Henri d'Orléans, Count of Paris, has died at the age of 85

Henri d’Orléans, Count of Paris and Duke of France died Monday afternoon at the age of 85. The news was announced on Facebook by his son, Prince Jean, the Duke of Vendôme. The statement was published in French, with an English translation below: It is with great sorrow that I have to announce my father’s death, the count of Paris, this morning. I hope you will send your prayers to…
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Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra to be confirmed in August

The Royal Court of Norway has announced that Princess Ingrid Alexandra will be confirmed in the Palace Church in Oslo. The ceremony will take place on August 31st 2019.  The Princess, second in line to the Norwegian throne, is taking confirmation education in Asker church…
Serbia

Double royal birthday in Serbia

January 15th sees a double royal birthday in Serbia as twins, Prince Alexander and Prince Philip, turn 37. The princes have already received congratulations with the monarchist lobby group, the Kingdom of Serbia Association, writing on its webpage: “Happy birthday Your Royal Highnesses! Long live our Princes!”. Prince Stefan, Princess Danica and Prince Philip with Stefan’s godparents…
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