Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg now has Twitter account

Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg, has created an official Twitter account to go along with her official Instagram account that she has had for several years. She made the announcement of her new account on her Instagram page. The Princess said on Instagram, “After being pushed for years now from my colleagues, friends and followers I finally gave in. Here is my official Twitter account…
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Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal proclaimed Duchess of Coimbra

Yesterday, 4 July 2018, Her Highness Infanta Maria Francisca of Portugal was made Duchess of Coimbra by her father, HRH the Duke of Braganza, the current pretender to the throne of Portugal. She was also, by her mother, the Duchess of Braganza, proclaimed Dame of the Order of Saint Isabel. At the ceremony, the new Duchess was accompanied by Mr Johannes Pedro de Jong, son of HRH Princess Maria…
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Who is Queen Sonja of Norway?

Today, 4 July, is Queen Sonja of Norway’s birthday. On this occasion, we look back at the Queen’s life and some of her achievements as Queen of Norway. Sonja Haraldsen was born as the youngest daughter of clothing merchant Karl August Haraldsen and his wife, Dagny…

Before they were royal: The life of Princess Sofia of Sweden

Continuing our series, we are taking a look at the life of Sofia Hellqvist before becoming Princess Sofia of Sweden. The pristine lakes, forests, and mountains of Älvdalen, Sweden look straight out of a Disney fairytale. It’s no wonder that a future princess spent her formative years in such a dreamlike location. And like the Disney show Sofia the First, there’s another Princess Sofia who…
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The King of Appleton House

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of…
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The Dutch state visit to the UK: history and memories

The official announcement that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will make a state visit to the UK this autumn is confirmation of a long-awaited and hotly anticipated trip. The visit will run between October 23rd and 24th and will see the Dutch royals hosted at Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the visit, Royal Central looks back at past trips between the two nations. One of the…
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