Sweden

Swedish Royal Family attends Opening of Parliament

On 10 September, the Swedish Royal Family attended the annual Opening of Parliament in Stockholm. Only Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill were absent as they stayed in Florida where they currently live. Traditionally, the Royal Family wears black and white outfits to honour the black and white court dresses that the ladies used to wear to the opening session. The family first attended a…
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Belgium

Who is Queen Paola of Belgium?

Donna Paola Margherita Maria Antonia Consiglia Ruffo di Calabria was born on 11 September 1937 at Villa Claudia in Forte dei Marmi, Italy, as the seventh and youngest child of Prince Fulco Ruffo di Calabria, a First World War flying ace, and Countess Luisa Gazelli, a…
European RoyalsSpain

Nadal congratulated by King Felipe after US Open win

After winning his 19th Grand Slam title over the weekend, Spanish tennis superstar Rafael Nadal received special congratulations from King Felipe. Shortly after his US Open win, the Spanish Royal House’s Twitter account posted a message saying, “His opponents will say one day: I played against Rafael Nadal.” Sus adversarios dirán un día: Yo jugué contra @RafaelNadal…
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Belgium

Queen Mathilde visits Venice Biennale

Queen Mathilde visited the Venice Biennale last week to view art at the Belgian Pavilion as part of the illustrious art festival. The exhibition, called MONDO CANE, is a display of artwork by Jos de Gruyter and Harald Thys and curated by Anne-Claire Schmitz, and “depicts a society that is folded in on itself where tradition is erected as a refuge,” per the Pavilion’s website. Embed…
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Belgium

Prince Amedeo of Belgium and wife, Princess Elisabetta welcome second child, a son

Prince Amedeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este – nephew of King Philippe of Belgium – and his wife, Princess Elisabetta have welcomed their second child, a son. The baby boy was born on 6 September at 9:05 pm in the UMC Saint-Pierre Hospital in Brussels. He weighs 3.3 kg and measures 50 cm. The Royal Palace said, “Both mother and child are doing well. Their families share…
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