Sweden

Prince Oscar of Sweden has playground named after him as a christening gift

When Sweden’s Prince Oscar was born this March, he was granted the title of the Duke of Skåne by his maternal grandfather, King Carl XVI Gustaf. Now, in time for his christening, the residents of his Duchy have planned a lovely gift for the third-in-line to the Swedish throne. The plan was put forward by Governor Margaret Palsson, who wrote to 33 municipalities in Skåne and the Skåne…
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Who is Princess Madeleine of Sweden?

She was born Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine on 10 June 1982 at Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden, as the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia‘s three children. She is the only one of the King and Queen’s children that Carl Gustaf was present for the birth. Her father named her Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland soon after. At the time of her…
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Sweden

New Photos of Prince Alexander of Sweden

The Swedish Royal Court has released several new photos of Prince Alexander of Sweden with his parents for Prince Carl-Philip’s 37th birthday and to give thanks for all the well wishes. The photos are accompanied by a personal thank you for the proud parents, “We…
Spain

ETA member sentenced to 92 years for plot to kill Spanish king

Eneko Gogeaskoetxea Arronategui has been sentenced to 92 years in prison by the Spanish national court for his part in a failed plot to assassinate Spain’s former king, Juan Carlos I. Gogeaskoetxea, a member of the Basque separatist group Euskadi Ta Askatasuna (ETA), plotted with another group member to kill Juan Carlos with grenades at the opening of Bilbao’s Guggenheim Museum on 18 October…
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The Netherlands

Dutch Royals remember victims of war

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands attended the Remembrance Day commemoration on Dam Square, opposite the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Remembrance Day is the day before the official liberation day in the Netherlands and used to commemorate only the Dutch…
Norway

Norwegian royals meet families of helicopter crash victims

Norway was in mourning this weekend, following the tragic helicopter crash off the coast of Bergen, the country’s second largest city, on Friday. The Airbus EC-225 helicopter had been ferrying staff from an offshore Statoil rig in the Gullfaks B oilfield before the crash killed all 13 people on board. On Saturday, a sombre Norwegian Prime Minister, Erna Solberg, accompanied by Crown Prince…
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