Serbia

Serbia’s Crown Prince Couple make large scale donations to the Serbian health service

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Kathrine of Serbia have not taken much of a summer vacation this year. The pandemic in Serbia continues and, throughout July, the Serbian royals have historically donated a great deal to the Serbian health service. This July, Crown Princess Katherine has led and organized a large-scale effort to assist the Serbian health service. Among the donations Her…
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Sweden

Killed in battle: King Karl XII of Sweden

King Karl XII of Sweden was born 17 June 1682 as the son of King Karl XI and the Danish-born Ulrika Eleonora. Karl continued his father’s war politics against other Nordic nations, which led to Denmark joining forces with Poland and Russia. They then went to war with Sweden in 1700, in what has been called the Great Nordic War. Karl personally took charge of the Swedish military…
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FeaturesHistory

Murdered Royals: Empress Elisabeth of Austria

Empress Elisabeth of Austria was born as Duchess in Bavaria in 1837. She enjoyed an informal upbringing before marrying her first cousin Emperor Franz Joseph I at the age of sixteen. Empress Elisabeth was recognised as one of the most beautiful women in Europe and always attracted attention wherever she went. She was obsessed with her appearance, and she implemented some bizarre beauty…
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FeaturesHistorySpain

Murdered royals: Queen Blanche of Navarre

Queen Blanche II was born on 9 June 1424 as the daughter of John II of Aragon, King of Navarre, and his wife, Queen Blanche I of Navarre. Blanche grew up in the Palace of the Kings of Navarre of Olite with her family. Blanche was a member of the House of Trastámara which was a dynasty of kings in Spain that first governed in Castile beginning in 1369 before expanding its rule into Aragon…
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