Denmark

The princess who shared a life story with a Christmas tree

Denmark’s royals have given us a peek at one of the most special Christmas decorations in their palaces – a tiny tree that carries echoes of the story of a princess. Princess Benedikte has shared images of some of the decorations that she’s placed on a miniature fir tree at Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg. It was featured behind door seven of the royal Advent…
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European Royals

Liechtenstein's Prince Hans-Adam announces death of his youngest son

Prince Constantin of Liechtenstein has died. He was 51 years old. The prince was the third and youngest son of Liechtenstein’s sovereign, Prince Hans Adam II, and his late wife, Princess Marie. In a short statement, on December 5th 2023, the Royal Household said that the prince passed away unexpectedly on December 5th 2023. Prince Constantin married Marie Kálnoky de Kőröspatak…
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Luxembourg

Special celebrations for a royal family as Europe's newest prince gets ready for his first Christmas

The Luxembourgish royals are more private about how they celebrate the Christmas holidays. But with one brand new prince enjoying his first Christmas in 2023 and another new family member on the way, the family is sure to have lots to celebrate this holiday season. On Christmas Eve each year, Grand Duke Henri’s speech is aired to the public, where he talks about the previous year and…
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Belgium

Inside the last major royal wedding of the 20th century

It was the last major royal wedding of the 20th century and it began a new chapter in a royal story that would lead to a throne. On December 4th 1999, the then heir to the Belgian throne, Philippe, married Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz before a host of regal guests. The couple became King and Queen of the Belgians in 2013. On the anniversary of their marriage, Royal Central rewinds to the…
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