Romania

Romanian airline honors Romania's former monarchs

Royalism in Romania is on the rise. The Balkan nation is well on its way to re-establishing its constitutional monarchy, and the people look up to the members of the Romanian Royal Family as their role models. They see how unfair Romanian royal history has been treated. Blue Jet, a Romanian airline company, is one of the companies which also wants to tell the world about Romania’s royal…
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NorwaySweden

King Karl Johan’s secret escape plan

This year marks 200 years since Karl XIV Johan became king of both Norway and Sweden. The French General, who became Swedish and Norwegian King, was used to troubled times. After he became a monarch, this did not change. The Swedish representatives created problems for the…
BelgiumEuropean Royals

Prince Laurent contests reduction in endowment

Prince Laurent of Belgium, the younger brother of King Philippe of the Belgians, has announced that he will contest the reduction of his endowment. The reduction of 15%, or around 46,000 euros, was imposed on him after he participated in a reception at the Chinese Embassy in full uniform without informing the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders. In a statement his lawyer, Laurent…
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Norway

King Harald caught 13 kilos of heavy salmon

According to tradition, King Harald ended this week with his annual salmon fishing holiday in northern Norway. For two days, King Harald was by the Altaelva River in Finnmark, Norway’s northernmost county. Together with a few good comrades, they fished for Norwegian…
Spain

King and Queen of Spain mark 210th anniversary of the Battle of Bailén

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain marked the 210th anniversary of the Battle of Bailén on 19 July in the city of Bailén in Jaén. They were accompanied by Reyes Maroto, the Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism and were received upon arrival by Susana Díaz, the President of the Junta de Andalucía; Alfonso Rodríguez de Celis, the government delegate in the Autonomous…
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