Spain

Sisterly love! Spain's future queen's bond with her only sibling

The heir to the Spanish throne is turning 18, a milestone birthday as it marks the reaching of adulthood according to Spanish law. Over the past few years, ever since King Felipe took the throne, Leonor’s agenda has been progressively increasing, both in volume and in the importance of the engagements undertaken. All of this has happened with a select few steady figures by her…
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Spain

Birth of a princess: The arrival of Leonor

Princess Leonor was born in the early hours of 31 October 2005, the first child of then-Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. Unusually for the time—though not out of place in today’s tech-savvy world—her birth was announced to the press via SMS messaging. She was the…
Norway

The heir to Norway's throne takes the lead at important political event

The Crown Prince of Norway has stood in for King Harald at one of the most important traditional events in the year. The country’s royal family has invited parliamentarians to a gala dinner at the Royal Palace since the early 20th century when King Harald’s grandfather, Haakon VII, was beginning his reign. Only World War Two and the coronavirus pandemic stopped it from taking…
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Belgium

The next Queen Elisabeth: how is a princess preparing for an historic role?

Princess Elisabeth of Belgium has paved the way for a new generation of heirs in Europe to embrace their roles in a continuously changing landscape. Elisabeth Thérèse Marie Hélène was born at 9:58 pm on 25 October 2001, the first of four children born to the then-Duke and Duchess of Brabant. As it happens for many firstborns, she shaped the education path for the rest of her…
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Monaco

The curse of the Princely Family of Monaco

The ill-health of Princess Charlene of Monaco in 2021-2022 was just the latest in a series of bad luck for the Princely Family of Monaco, and according to a legend, it is all because of a witch’s curse. Legend has it that the Grimaldi family has been cursed for around 700 years, going back to 14th-century Europe. There are different versions of the story, but the most famous says that a…
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