European Royals

A royal name with a stunning history and a brand new owner

The Luxembourgish Grand Ducal Family welcomed is newest member on Tuesday, 14th May, and, despite not bearing any royal titles, as far as we know so far, she was given a name with a poignant royal history: Victoire, or Victoria in English.  It was a little used name until the 19th century but the accession of Queen Victoria, in 1837, made it one of the most famous in Europe. And thanks to the…
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Denmark

The sparkling tiara that became a symbol of an historic queen gets a brand new chapter in its 200 year story

Queen Mary has worn one of the most important tiaras in the Danish royal collection for the first time. For the State Banquet held in Oslo at the start of her State Visit to Norway, the Danish queen chose the Pearl Poire tiara, a glittering creation with a regal history. For over half a century, it was synonymous with Mary’s mother-in-law, Margrethe II, who made it the symbol of her…
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Denmark

The Wedding Dress of Queen Mary of Denmark

Queen Mary and King Frederik of Denmark will be celebrating their twentieth wedding anniversary on 14 May 2024. Although their year has been busy with Frederik’s ascension and the ensuing ceremonies and engagements, we are looking back at their wedding with a closer look…
Norway

Crown Prince Haakon pays tribute to fallen on National Veterans Day

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway took on a significant duty this week to mark a sombre anniversary for Norway. On Wednesday, 8 May, Crown Prince Haakon marked Liberation Day by participating in a ceremony at the National Monument in Oslo. The ceremonies took place at Akershus Fortress, a thirteenth century castle. He laid a wreath in honour of those who lost their lives in war during the…
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The Netherlands

Princess Amalia to stop reimbursing her public allowance in 2025

The Princess of Orange has announced that beginning in 2025, she will no longer reimburse her public allowance. In a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Tuesday, Princess Amalia wrote that she will stop refunding her constitutional allowance “With the passing of time and following surprising circumstances, it is now foreseeable that I will have to take into account personnel and…
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