The Netherlands

Report shows NO secret tax deal for Dutch Royal Family

The Prime Minister of the Netherlands revealed the results of a commission’s investigation into whether the Dutch Royal Family received a secret tax deal with the government, confirming that there is no deal. “The conclusion of the historical investigation is that nothing in the studied documents showed that there was such a specific compensation scheme, or so-called ‘secret tax deal,”…
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Sweden

Sweden's Prince Gabriel christened

At noon local time in Sweden, His Royal Highness Prince Gabriel, the second son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia, was christened into the Church of Sweden in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. The christening was airedlive on SVT and will remain on…
Belgium

Prince Laurent says his human rights are being breached after pay cut

Prince Laurent of Belgium, the younger brother of King Philippe of the Belgians, is claiming that the government is violating his human rights after Prime Minister Michel moved to cut his annual €308,000 (£280,000) government endowment. The meeting between Charles Michel and Prince Laurent was called in response to an unauthorised appearance by Prince Laurent in full naval uniform at a Chinese…
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Sweden

Prince Gabriel of Sweden's godparents announced

The Swedish Royal Court has announced Prince Gabriel’s godparents ahead of his christening tomorrow in the Royal Chapel of Drottningholm Palace. As expected, his paternal aunt, Princess Madeleine and maternal aunt, Sara Hellqvist were on the list. The other godparents…
Belgium

Prince Laurent is 'hiding' from Belgian Prime Minister

Prince Laurent of Belgium is in the news again after reportedly ‘hiding’ from the Belgian Prime Minister. The news comes from Het Laatste Nieuws (anglicised: The Latest News), a Dutch newspaper based in Brussels, that reports the controversial prince is avoiding Prime Minister Charles Michel over his unauthorised trip to China. Earlier this year, Prince Laurent attended a celebration at the…
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Belgium

King Philippe steps out "as a father, not as King"

King Philippe took over Queen Mathilde’s annual engagement today as he read to children during the Reading Week. This has a special reason behind it. Each year Queen Mathilde steps out as the Patron of the Reading Week, to read a book to children in an elementary…
Norway

King Harald of Norway discharged from hospital

King Harald of Norway was discharged from hospital on Monday morning. This was confirmed by the royal court at around half past one on Monday afternoon. The announcement was confirmed by the Norwegian Royal Court, stating: “His Majesty the King is in great shape and is this morning discharged from the Oslo National Hospital.” On Sunday it became known that The King was hospitalised…
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