European Royals

Royals and selfies

Selfies are ever-present in our lives. They are constantly uploaded on social media, and more than likely, you’ve either taken a selfie yourself or know someone who has. It’s the ‘go-to’ form of photos for Generation Z and even the generations before them. The Dutch royals might take the crown for the most selfie-friendly royals as they have been seen several times…
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The special role of a queen at the UN

One consort holds a very special role within the United Nations. Queen Máxima of the Netherlands has held the position of the UN Secretary-General’s Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development since being appointed by then-Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon…

Moment of history as future queen takes an important oath

Princess Elisabeth took her oath as an officer on Tuesday evening, following in the footsteps of future Belgian monarchs before her. The Belgian Royal Palace shared photographs of the future queen taking her oath as an officer in front of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde…

Crown Prince Haakon hosts Red Cross Secretary General as Ukraine takes central stage in Oslo

Crown Prince Haakon has welcomed the Secretary General of the Ukrainian Red Cross at the Oslo Royal Palace for an audience. On 25th September, Mr Maksym Dotsenko held a private meeting with the heir to the Norwegian throne in the context of his visit to the Scandinavian country, which is hosting an international summit on humanitarian efforts in Ukraine.  According to the Royal Palace…
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European Royals

The queen who fought an assassin with flowers

She was the queen who tried to save her dynasty with nothing more than a bouquet of flowers. Maria Amelia saw her husband and eldest son mortally wounded at close range in an assassination that would hasten the demise of their dynasty. She had done all she could to save the…
European Royals

The queen whose crown faded after only a month

She was the ‘May Queen’ whose reign lasted little more than a month but left its mark in royal history. Marie-Jose was always a bit of a maverick who had her own views and no fear of sharing them. Those opinions would become a saving grace for the dynasty she married into when she became its one public dissenting voice against the fascism taking over their country. But…
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Queen Letizia speaks passionately on need for support for rare diseases

The fight against rare diseases is something that has always been important for Queen Letizia of Spain who has attended a meeting, digitally, at the United Nation to once again shed light on this very important topic. The Queen of Spain gave a digital greeting in which she said: “I will tell you that a WHO resolution would bring the necessary commitment from member countries to share the…
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