Norway

King Harald releases statement concerning Greek forest fires

On Thursday, His Majesty King Harald of Norway has released a statement concerning the Greek forest fires. The announcement said: Your Excellency, Mr Prokopis Pavlopoulos, President of the Hellenic Republic I am saddened by the news about the terrible forest fires that have struck the Attica region of your country, causing the loss of so many lives and people missing, many injuries and so much…
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European Royals

Archduchess Maria of Austria has died

Archduchess Maria of Austria has died. This was announced earlier this week by the Habsburg family. Archduchess Maria of Austria died 20 July at the age of 82 in her home in the Austrian capital of Vienna. She was, on her mother’s side, a second cousin of Queen Paola…
European Royals

Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg has died

Yesterday, it was announced that His Highness Duke Carl Gregor of Mecklenburg had died. The announcement was made on the official Facebook page of the House of Mecklenburg. The official press release stated that the Duke passed away Monday morning, 23 July 2018, at the age…
Romania

Romanian airline honors Romania's former monarchs

Royalism in Romania is on the rise. The Balkan nation is well on its way to re-establishing its constitutional monarchy, and the people look up to the members of the Romanian Royal Family as their role models. They see how unfair Romanian royal history has been treated. Blue Jet, a Romanian airline company, is one of the companies which also wants to tell the world about Romania’s royal…
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NorwaySweden

King Karl Johan’s secret escape plan

This year marks 200 years since Karl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. The French General, who became Swedish and Norwegian King, was used to troubled times. After he became a monarch, this did not change. The Swedish representatives created problems for the…
Norway

King Harald caught 13 kilos of heavy salmon

According to tradition, King Harald ended this week with his annual salmon fishing holiday in northern Norway. For two days, King Harald was by the Altaelva River in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Together with a few good comrades, they fished for Norwegian salmon. On the two days of the holiday, the King and his friends managed to catch three big salmons. His Majesty struck all…
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FeaturesHistory

Who was King Carl XIV Johan?

This year it is 200 years since Carl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. But who was he? King Carl Johan (1763-1818-1844), originally Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, was born in the south of France and became a soldier at 17-years-old. During the French Revolution, he…
European Royals

Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal proclaimed Duchess of Coimbra

Yesterday, 4 July 2018, Her Highness Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal was made Duchess of Coimbra by her father, HRH the Duke of Braganza, the current pretender to the throne of Portugal. She was also, by her mother, the Duchess of Braganza, proclaimed Dame of the Order of Saint Isabel. At the ceremony, the new Duchess was accompanied by Mr Johannes Pedro de Jong, son of HRH Princess Maria…
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