Monaco

Princess Charlene and Prince Albert celebrate at the Rugby World Cup with a hug

Princess Charlene of Monaco couldn’t contain her happiness as her one of her home teams won a famous sporting victory. Few had expected South Africa to retain the Rugby World Cup before the tournament began last month. But a close fought 12-11 victory over New Zealand saw the Springboks triumph once more. Embed from Getty Images Princess Charlene, who spent much of her childhood in…
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Spain

Birth of a princess: The arrival of Leonor

Princess Leonor was born in the early hours of 31 October 2005, the first child of then-Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia. Unusually for the time—though not out of place in today’s tech-savvy world—her birth was announced to the press via SMS messaging. She was the…
Spain

Queen Sofia to miss historic event for the sake of King Juan Carlos

Queen Sofia will miss the moment her granddaughter, Princess Leonor, makes an historic promise because her husband, King Juan Carlos, won’t be there. On the day that Leonor, Princess of Asturias, turns 18, will swear allegiance to the Constitution of Spain in the country’s parliament. Juan Carlos will be in Madrid on the day, October 31st 2023, but won’t be at the solemn…
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Norway

The royal wedding that helped create a very modern dynasty

It was a royal wedding for the history books, the marriage of a future king and a regal love match to boot. In 1929, Olav of Norway married Martha of Sweden in Oslo. The couple’s romance had captured the public imagination while their rather glamourous wedding brought huge crowds to the streets of the Norwegian capital. Let’s rewind nine decades and remember the wedding that charmed a…
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Sweden

The princess from Wales who helped shape a modern royal dynasty

The woman who became Princess Lilian of Sweden, Duchess of Halland in 1976 spent over thirty years waiting for the opportunity to marry the man she loved and all because he was a price. She and her husband, Prince Bertil, put their own happiness second to the security of the Swedish crown for it meant that they could never have a family of their own. But they became an integral part of Sweden’s…
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