Sweden

The jubilee celebrations that were stopped by a tragic accident that changed a royal family forever

In December 1947, the King of Sweden sat down for an official portrait. Around him were close family members including the ageing heir to his throne and a young child who already had a life of royal duty laid out before him. The picture had been a long time in the planning but it had turned out very differently from expectations. The portrait was meant to be part of celebrations for King Gustaf…
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Sweden

How Swedish monarchs are crowned

Earlier this year, we were treated to an ancient coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey when King Charles III was crowned, but what did King Carl XVI Gustaf’s crowing look like? In comparison, Carl XVI Gustaf was crowned King in a much more subdued atmosphere. Modern…
Sweden

Three special guests will be absent from King Carl Gustaf's Jubilee

Three special people will be missing from King Carl Gustaf of Sweden’s Golden Jubilee celebrations later this week. The King’s older sisters, Princess Margaretha (88), Princess Desiree (85), and Princess Birgitta (86), will not be in Sweden for the festivities. Birgitta revealed that her older sisters struggle with mobility issues and will be unable to make the trip. She…
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Sweden

Prince Daniel not forgotten ahead of 50th birthday

Prince Daniel of Sweden may celebrate his 50th birthday on his father-in-law’s Golden Jubilee, but that doesn’t mean the Royal Family and Sweden have forgotten him during this time of celebration. The Royal Court released three new photos of the Prince before…
Sweden

The King of Sweden's Jubilee celebrations are under way - here's everything you need to know about this royal party

The Royal Court of Sweden has revealed the schedule for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee in September. The jubilee week will begin on 12 September when the King opens the National Assembly. The following day, he will receive an official gift from the Riksdag (parliament) and Swedish government and host a reception at the Royal Palace (also known as Stockholm Palace). Another set…
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Spain

The colourful tiara given to a princess by a billionaire

The only ruby tiara in the Spanish Royal Family’s collection is the Niarchos Ruby Bandeau and its accompanying parure. Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark received a treasure trove of jewels on her wedding day in 1962. In addition to the Prussian Tiara, a gift from her parents (King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece); the Mellerio Shell Tiara, a gift from her in-laws (Infante Juan and…
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