Crown Princess Mette-Marit's health issues continue

Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s health issues will sideline her for a bit longer. The Crown Princess does not have any events scheduled for the upcoming week or autumn holidays. The Royal Court told Dagbladet that the royal’s sick leave would be extended, “The Crown Princess will continue to have reduced activity and has no official program planned this week or during the…
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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…
The Netherlands

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 in 2009. The Queen, who has a background in banking and finance prior to her marriage to King Willem-Alexander, works to…
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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…
European Royals

The heirs of 1952 - what happened to the princes and princesses who were first in line in a year of history

In 1952, a certain young prince called Charles took on a role that would turn him into a record breaker. He became heir to the throne of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, and would hold the position of first in line longer than anyone else in history. He was, at that point, the newest member of a select club of princes and princesses who were heir to a throne. But not all of them ended up with a…
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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…

The queen who had to attend her wedding reception in a blood spattered gown

A century ago, the woman who reigned as Spanish consort had more than her fair share of problems. She was Victoria Eugenie, known as Ena, and her first day as a queen began in a terrifying manner. Ena perhaps realized the turbulence ahead of her just minutes after her wedding. She walked into the Royal Monastery of San Jeronimo in Madrid on May 21st 1906 as a princess and left as a queen having…
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