The Netherlands

Queen Máxima gets transparent braces

Her Majesty Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has had transparent braces put on her teeth. The clear braces were noticed this past week while she was conducting engagements. Her first event this past week was on Tuesday when she made a surprise appearance in Delft, and then on Thursday, the 46-year-old Queen was in Utrecht and Amerongen. The Government Information Services (RVD) in the…
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Belgium

Belgian jurist argues statues of King Leopold II should not stand

Statues of the second King of the Belgians, Leopold II, belong in a museum and not in any public space. That any still exist and that streets are named for the King is a disgrace. So writes the Belgium jurist from a Congolese background Sandrine Efoko in Knack magazine. “The King was responsible for a barbaric rule in Congo for over twenty years. This policy of terror by Leopold II only had…
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Spain

King Felipe joins protest march in Barcelona

No tinc por – I am not afraid. King Felipe VI of Spain joined hundred of thousands of people as they marched down the Passeig de Gràcia in a show of defiance after last week’s terror attacks that left 15 people dead and over 100 injured. It was the largest…
Denmark

Queen Margrethe returns to Denmark - will spend the next week aboard royal yacht

After a long summer holiday in France, Queen Margrethe of Denmark returned to Denmark yesterday. As Royal Central told just a few days ago, Prince Henrik has settled at Fredensborg Palace. However, the Queen will not travel to visit her sick husband yet. The Royal Court has now announced that the Queen will stay aboard the royal yacht “Dannebrog” for the next week. The reason why Her Majesty…
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Denmark

Prince Henrik of Denmark discharged from hospital

After more than a week without any news of Prince Henrik’s health, the Danish Royal Court has announced that Prince Henrik has been discharged from hospital in Copenhagen. The Prince was hospitalised during his holiday in France and had been there since August 13.
Norway

Who is Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway?

Today we take a look at Norway’s future queen consort. Her Royal Highness was born on 19 August 1973 inKristiansand,Norway. She has one older sister and two older brothers. Her parents divorced when she was young, and both would eventually remarry. As a child, she spent many weekends on the coast, where she learned to sail. She completed her upper secondary education…
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