Norway

Crown Prince Haakon embroiled in scandal

Crown Prince Haakon of Norway is embroiled in a scandal in Norway. Allegedly, he rented out five flats that had been deemed unsafe to live in on his official estate, Skaugum. According to The Sunday Times, the heir to the Norwegian throne was ordered to remove petrol that had been stored in the basement of the building containing the flats, which are part of the 1,280-acre estate just 12 miles…
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Belgium

Queen Mathilde celebrates the 20th anniversary of The Breast International Group

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians was present at the 20th anniversary of the Breast International Group (BIG) on Monday, 17 October 2016 at the City Hall in Brussels. This event aimed to bring together breast cancer specialists from around the world to conduct research in a structured way. Her Majesty, who is the Honorary President of the group, made a speech to the specialists present in English…
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Denmark

Queen Margrethe authors book about Denmark's history

Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has written a book entitled The Deepest Roots (De  Dybest Rødder in Danish) to be published in Denmark on 27 October. It was written in cooperation with Danish author and journalist, Thomas Larsen. Her Majesty has written the book to cover the history of Denmark from pre-historic times to the present day. Behind-the-scenes information from her reign is…
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Belgium

Round up of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde State Visit to Japan

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde have ended their 5-day state visit to Japan today. Emperor Akihito invited the royal couple. Here’s a summary of all the most important activities. Close Ties The ties between Belgium and Japan are very close. But it is not only the two nations that are close. The Belgian Royal Family and the Japanese Imperial Family are known to have a very good…
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