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Taking a look at the Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand

The Royal and Military Order of Saint Ferdinand is a Spanish military order and Spain’s highest military decoration for gallantry. The Royal Military Order of Saint Ferdinand was set up by the Cádiz Cortes in 1811 to honour the heroic fight against the Napoleonic army. The Cádiz Cortes was the first national assembly to claim sovereignty in Spain. It represented the abolition of the old…
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Norway

Norwegian Royal Family celebrate King Karl Johan with a series of lectures at Royal Palace

This year marks 200 years since Karl Johan became King of Norway and Sweden. This has been celebrated with significant events in both nations, now separated from each other, each having its own royal house. Although, both King Harald of Norway and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden descended from King Karl Johan. One of the very last events in celebrating Karl Johan is now taking place in November in…
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Norway

Norway's Prime Minister releases statement regarding Crown Princess Mette-Marit's illness

On Wednesday evening, it was announced by the Norwegian Royal Court that Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway had been diagnosed with chronic pulmonary fibrosis. Now Prime Minister Erna Solberg has published an official statement regarding the Crown Princess. Prime Minister Solberg said to the Norwegian media: “Today, I send warm thoughts to Crown Princess Mette-Marit. Now it is important that…
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Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja arrive in Shanghai

On Wednesday, King Harald and Queen Sonja left the capital of China after meeting China’s President on Tuesday. King Harald and Queen Sonja took the train from Beijing to Shanghai. The royals took the train to see how Chinese high-speed train technology works. The train had a top speed of 347 kilometres per hour for a distance of 1380 km; it took the royals 4.5 hours to make the…
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