Norway

Norway's Royal Family attend the funeral of 'Norwegian political giant' Thorvald Stoltenberg

His Majesty King Harald alongside Her Majesty Queen Sonja and Princess Astrid, King Harald’s older sister, attended the funeral of Thorvald Stoltenberg on Thursday. Thorvald Stoltenberg was the father of NATO’s general secretary Jens Stoltenberg and former Minister of Defence and Minister of Foreign Affairs in Norway. The funeral was held in Oslo Cathedral – the main church for…
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Sweden

Swedish Royal Regalia stolen

Parts of the Swedish Royal Regalia have been stolen. Two royal crowns of King Karl IX and Queen Kristina, as well as a royal orb, have been stolen from Strängnäs Cathedral on Tuesday afternoon. The two crowns are the burial crowns from 1611. The items were originally interred in Karl IX’s grave but were later exhumed and put on display. Police have surrounded the city and are pursuing the…
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Norway

Queen Sonja to visit France

Her Majesty Queen Sonja is to visit France in September. Her Majesty Queen Sonja will be present during the opening of the exhibition “Forces de la Nature” at the National Ceramics Museum in Sèvres on 23 September 2018. The display is a tribute to Norwegian creativity in modern ceramics and wallpaper design. Exceptional in scale, “Forces of Nature” presents no less than 65 works…
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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 of 85 at his home Villa Silberburg in Hechingen where he had lived for over 50 years following his marriage to Princess Maria…
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