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Scandinavian monarchs celebrate Finland's 100th anniversary

On Thursday, Their Majesties King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark and Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden participated in the celebrations of Finland’s 100th anniversary as an independent nation in Helsinki, Finland. The Danish and Norwegian guests travelled on their royal yachts, “Norge” and…
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The King who was killed by a monkey

Throughout history, many royals have died in brutal and bizarre ways. Royals have been killed in attacks, by illness and by accident. However, only one European royal has ever been murdered by a monkey. That is the Greek King Alexander, who died at 27-years-old in 1920. Prince Alexander was born in 1893 as the second son of Greece’s King Constantine I and his wife, Queen Sophia, born as…
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King Carl XVI Gustaf celebrates birthday in Stockholm

On Sunday, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 71st birthday in Stockholm in the traditional way. The flags waved throughout the country, a 21-gun salute was fired from fortresses across Sweden, and the Royal Family participated in a celebration in the…
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Exclusive: New details about King Harald and Queen Sonja's birthday celebration

This year is a significant anniversary year for the Norwegian Royal Family. Last year, King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated ruling Norway for 25 years, and this year, they both celebrate their 80th birthdays. This has already been highlighted on several occasions, but the big party is in mid-May. Royal Central can now announce that the King and Queen will also be celebrated by the military…
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Unusual State Council in Oslo today - here is what happened

Earlier this week it was announced that a State Council would be held at the Royal Norwegian Palace in Oslo. This is highly unusual as usually all the State Council meetings are held on Fridays. Whenever the King does not have the opportunity to attend the State Council on Fridays, his son, Crown Prince Haakon attends behalf of his father. When the Crown Prince also not have the opportunity to…
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