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Murdered royals: Prince Louis, Duke of Orleans

Prince Louis de Valois, Duke of Orleans was born 13 March 1372 as the second-born son of the French monarch, King Charles V. Louis de Valois had a close relationship with his older brother, who had become the King of France by the age of twelve. Louis was intelligent and relatively well educated and thrived in the shadow of his brother. In 1374, Louis was betrothed to Catherine, heir…
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The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander takes part in F-16 training mission

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands visited Volkel airbase to learn about the deployment of F-16 fighters in the Netherlands and other countries. King Willem-Alexander – a certified airline pilot who regularly flies for KLM – also took part in a training mission. He was briefed ahead of the mission and debriefed afterwards with all the pilots involved. During the briefings, the…
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Killed in battle: Prince Wilhelm of Prussia

Prince Wilhelm of Prussia was the eldest child of Crown Prince Wilhelm of Germany and Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. As such, he was the oldest grandchild of the last Emperor of Germany, Wilhelm II. At his birth, he was second in line to the German throne and was expected to succeed to the throne had it not been for the end of the German Empire following World War I. Prince Wilhelm of…
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DenmarkEuropean Royals

Princess Benedikte's dresses go on display

A special exhibition of Princess Benedikte of Denmark’s dresses is now on display at the Amalienborg Museum to coincide with her birthday. ‘Princess Dresses’ opened on 4 July and consists of 21 dresses that Danish designer Jørgen Bender created for Princess Benedikte during the period of 1968 to 1999. The exhibition includes dresses “spanning birthday dresses, a silver wedding…
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