Belgium

Princess Elisabeth meets President Obama

Princess Elisabeth helped welcome a special visitor to the Castle of Laeken on Sunday, joining her father in welcoming former US President Barack Obama to Belgium. President Obama is in Belgium this weekend for the FTI SuperNova conference in Puurs-Sint-Amands, where he joined in a panel discussion on the future of technology and innovation. View this post on…
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Norway

King Harald out of hospital to recuperate at home

King Harald of Norway has left hospital after several weeks of treatment. The Norwegian monarch, 87, was discharged from the Rigshospitalet in Oslo on March 14th and went home to the Royal Palace where he will continue to recuperate. The Royal Court said King Harald…
Norway

King Harald receives a permanent pacemaker

King Harald has undergone successful surgery to place a permanent pacemaker following a period of infection, the Norwegian Royal Court announced on Tuesday. The King had been vacationing in Malaysia with Queen Sonja when he fell ill and was taken to a local hospital. His doctors soon flew in to treat him in Malaysia until he was stable enough to be transported back to Norway, where he has been…
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Norway

The fairytale dress chosen by the bride at the 21st century's first major royal wedding

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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European Royals

The other royal family caught in an unwelcome spotlight after an unexpected health issue

The Royal Family has had to deal with plenty of speculation and questions in the past weeks as The King and the Princess of Wales were both treated in hospital. And their friends and relations in Oslo are experiencing their own issues as the ill health of King Harald led to a situation that caused controversy. Crown Prince Haakon of Norway has said his family will reflect on the situation that…
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