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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Astrid and Johan Martin Ferner

When the leading princess of a royal court marries, it’s usually a grand affair with tiaras, sparkle and endless celebrations. But when Astrid, then the de facto first lady of Norway, said her ‘I dos’ in 1961, it was a low key affair that changed the rules of royal romance. Her marriage to Johan Martin Ferner was controversial but the fact that it took place at all signalled a…
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Norway

King Harald to remain in hospital until next week

On Wednesday, it was announced that His Majesty King Harald V of Norway was hospitalised. King Harald was admitted to the National Hospital in Oslo because of dizziness. The statement from the Royal Court said: “His Majesty King Harald was admitted to the National Hospital today because of dizziness. No serious illness has been found. The King is expected to be discharged before the weekend. The…
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Denmark

Crown Prince Frederik accepts new patronage

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has accepted a new patronage. His Royal Highness has agreed to become patron of HCØ2020, the Danish nationwide celebration of the 200th anniversary of the discovery of electromagnetism, according to the Danish Royal House in a statement on Tuesday. The 200th anniversary of the discovery is celebrated this year under the name HCØ2020 with a number of…
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Norway

King Harald of Norway taken to hospital

On Wednesday, His Majesty King Harald was admitted to the National Hospital in Oslo because of dizziness. He will probably be discharged before the weekend, the Royal court stated. According to the Royal Court, King Harald is not seriously ill and he is expected to be back…
Spain

Spain's Infanta Pilar has died

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz has died. She was 83. The infanta, sister of King Juan Carlos and aunt of King Felipe VI, passed away in Madrid on Wednesday. Infanta Pilar had been admitted to hospital in the Spanish capital earlier this week. Although details of her condition weren’t confirmed, she had been receiving treatment for cancer for several months. Maria del Pilar…
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