Norway

A tiny church and a scramble for a minister - a very unusual royal wedding

When the leading princess of a royal court marries, it’s usually a grand affair with tiaras, sparkle and endless celebrations. But when Astrid, then the de facto first lady of Norway, said her ‘I dos’ in 1961, it was a low key affair that changed the rules of royal romance. Her marriage to Johan Martin Ferner was controversial but the fact that it took place at all signalled a…
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Spain

The heir to the throne of Spain reaches big milestone in military training

Princess Leonor was beaming as she received the sword that symbolises her official title of Dama Cadete (Dame Cadet), in the first important milestone of her military training. The Princess of Asturias was among the 613 new recruits who, on 19th September 2023, received their official titles of Cadets, and the ceremonial swords that come with that, from the hands of their peers in the…
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Norway

New building to open at Queen Sonja's Art Stable

In connection with Queen Sonja’s 80th birthday the Queen Sonja Art Stable was opened in Oslo. Located just beside the Royal Palace the Art Stable has now for many years been an exhibition hall for royal history and modern art. Now a new building is part of the…
Belgium

Queen Mathilde in New York to continue her UN work

Queen Mathilde of the Belgians has travelled to New York City to attend the United Nations annual General Assembly, in her role as Advocate for the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.  Her Majesty arrived in the Big Apple on 17th September 2023, but began her agenda the following day with a meeting with UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Deputy Secretary General Amina J…
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Sweden

Romance in the air in Sweden as four royals re-wear their wedding tiaras

For the royal women at King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee gala dinner on 15 September, it was another opportunity to wear their best jewels. For a handful of them, it was the chance to re-wear their respective wedding tiaras. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece — The Khedive of Egypt Tiara Embed from Getty Images Queen Anne-Marie’s wedding tiara, the Khedive of Egypt tiara, is a stunning…
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