Norway

Royal Wedding Rewind: the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway

It was the first big royal wedding of the 21st century bringing kings, queens, princes and princesses together for a very modern monarchical marriage. The relationship between Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessme Hoiby had been under scrutiny from the moment it became public knowledge. But by the time they took their vows, in front of the ruling houses of Europe, their romance had…
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Spain

King Juan Carlos of Spain undergoes triple heart bypass

Doctors treating the former monarch of Spain, Juan Carlos I, say the major cardiac surgery he underwent this weekend has been a success. Juan Carlos had a triple bypass on Saturday at a private clinic in Madrid. King Felipe VI and his mother, Queen Sofia, arrived at the…
Sweden

Prince Carl Philip and his design business release new home collection for Stelton

Bernadotte & Kylberg, the design duo run by Prince Carl Philip and his friend Oscar Kylberg, have launched a new homeware collection for Scandanavian brand Stelton. The Prince has always had a creative eye, as an alumnus of Rhode Island School of Design and Forsberg’s, a Stockholm advertising, graphic design and copywriting school. In 2012 he put this talent to use, partnering with…
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Palaces & BuildingsSweden

Taking a look at Drottningholm Palace

The private residence of the Swedish Royal Family, Drottningholm Palace, was built in the 1600s and is listed on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The Swedish Monarchy says that it is the “most well-preserved royal castle built in the 1600s in Sweden and at the same time is representative of all European architecture for the period.” It has been the family’s private home since 1981 and is…
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Norway

King Harald and Queen Sonja attend a military parade in Oslo

On Thursday afternoon, His Majesty King Harald and Her Majesty Queen Sonja watched His Majesty the King’s Guard perform in the Palace Square from the Palace Balcony at Royal Palace in Oslo. Over a thousand people had met up to see the show which lasted for 30 minutes. The Royal Life Guard marched together with the music corps from Akershus Fortress through the centre of Oslo. Then, they…
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