European Royals

Liechtenstein celebrates 300th birthday

Liechtenstein’s royal family raised a glass with their people Thursday to mark the principality’s 300th birthday, holding a party in the gardens of Schloss Vaduz Castle. Average citizens enjoyed beers alongside the reigning Prince of Liechtenstein, Prince Hans-Adam II at the celebration. And whilst drinking with a monarch might sound unusual, this tiny nation with a population of…
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Denmark

Donald Trump reportedly wants to buy a part of the Kingdom of Denmark

American President Donald Trump has expressed his interest in buying a part of the Danish kingdom. The Wall Street Journal has reported that Trump is interested in buying the world’s biggest island, Greenland, which is a self-governed part of the Danish kingdom and ruled by Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II. However, it is uncertain whether the interest is due to financial reasons or something…
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The Netherlands

Obituary: Princess Christina of The Netherlands - the musical royal

Princess Christina of The Netherlands died early on Friday morning at Noordeinde Palace in The Hague at the age of 72. Christina was the youngest sister of the former Queen (now Princess) Beatrix of the Netherlands, which made her the maternal aunt of King Willem-Alexander. She was born on 18 February 1947 at Soestdijk Palace in Baarn. Her parents were former Queen (then Princess) Juliana…
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The royals who have ruled Greenland

At least we now know what’s likely to form dinner conversation when Queen Margrethe of Denmark hosts President Donald Trump on a State Visit at the start of September. It’s been reported that the US leader has explored the possibility of buying Greenland which is ruled…
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Former French home of King Leopold II of Belgium sells for 200 million Euro

The historic Villa des Cèdres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, once the summer home of Belgian royalty, has sold for a jaw-dropping 200 million Euro this month to an unspecified buyer. The 18,000-square-foot property was built in 1830 and operated as an olive tree farm until it was acquired by the second King of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1904. He used it as a holiday home and spent time on the French…
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