Sweden

The Swedish princess whose compassion for children is noted around the world

The King of Sweden is celebrating his Golden Jubilee, the first monarch in his country’s history to reign for 50 years. His family is sharing the festivities with him – here we reveal how his youngest child, Princess Madeleine, has made compassion for children her life’s work She was born Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine on 10 June 1982 at Drottningholm Palace in…
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Sweden

Prince Daniel not forgotten ahead of 50th birthday

Prince Daniel of Sweden may celebrate his 50th birthday on his father-in-law’s Golden Jubilee, but that doesn’t mean the Royal Family and Sweden have forgotten him during this time of celebration. The Royal Court released three new photos of the Prince before…
Denmark

The anniversary gift of emeralds that became part of Denmark's most important royal jewels

The Danish Royal Family counts just one emerald tiara in their collection, but it’s a stunning piece that features 67 emeralds and over 2,600 diamonds. Let’s take a look at the Danish Emerald Parure Tiara. King Christian VIII commissioned an emerald parure for his wife, Queen Caroline Amelie, on their anniversary. The 67 emeralds featured in the tiara date back to the 1700s; some come from…
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Sweden

The law that turned a Crown Prince into a Crown Princess

Before 1980, the Swedish line of succession was governed by agnatic primogeniture – meaning females were excluded from the line of succession. King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s first child was a girl – Victoria – who was born in July 1977; at birth, she was not Crown Princess of Sweden but instead titled Princess Victoria. When her younger brother, Carl Philip, was born in May 1979…
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Spain

The colourful tiara given to a princess by a billionaire

The only ruby tiara in the Spanish Royal Family’s collection is the Niarchos Ruby Bandeau and its accompanying parure. Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark received a treasure trove of jewels on her wedding day in 1962. In addition to the Prussian Tiara, a gift from…
Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia conclude counties tour in Värmland

As the day of his Golden Jubilee approaches, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia have made the last visit to a Swedish county for the occasion. Their Majesties visited Värmland, a county in the centre-west of the nation, at the border with Norway. Incidentally, it is also the title assigned to Prince Carl Philip, Duke of Värmland.  Upon their arrival, on 7 September, King Carl XVI…
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