European Royals

Spanish State Visit to Denmark draws unexpected attention but royals keep focus on co-operation

The most intense day of any State Visit is always the second one, because all the formalities are left behind on day one, and the real cooperation work begins. However, the Spanish State Visit to Denmark saw a further focus as day two went on and for unseen reasons. Day two of the Spanish State Visit to Denmark had begun bright and early for King Felipe and Crown Prince Frederik, who arrived…
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Norway

Crown Prince Haakon leads Norway in remembering those lost in combat

In his current position as Regent, Crown Prince Haakon has led Norway in the commemorations for Armed Forces Remembrance Day, for those who lost their lives while serving the country. On Sunday, 5th November, the Crown Prince Regent travelled to Akershus Fortress in Oslo, where the National Veterans Monument is located. He was welcomed by Brigadier Arne Opperud, the commander of the…
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Spain

Princess Leonor's 18th birthday is still being discussed - but why?

Princess Leonor is now officially an adult, and, following the pomp and pageantry of her swearing ceremony, family and friends flocked to El Pardo Palace to celebrate her big milestone.  And so, on the evening of 31 October 2023, she was joined by King Juan Carlos, who flew specifically for the occasion from Abu Dhabi, Infantas Elena and Cristina, Queen Sofía (who was notably absent from the…
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Spain

The princess who left her home for a throne that didn't yet exist: the life of Queen Sofia of Spain

As Queen Sofía of Spain marks her 85th birthday, we take a look at her life, from the Kingdom of Greece to the Kingdom of Spain. The person who we now know as Queen Sofía of Spain was born on 2 November 1938 in Athens, Greece, as Princess Sophia Margarita Victoria Frederika of Greece and Denmark. Her parents were the then Prince Paul of Greece and Princess Frederica, a daughter of Ernest…
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