Sweden

Royal relations: How King Carl Gustaf of Sweden was linked to Queen Elizabeth II

The link between the two monarchs goes back to Queen Victoria, who was the great-great-grandmother to Queen Elizabeth (through her father, King George VI) and great-great-grandmother of King Carl XVI Gustaf through both his mother and father through two of Victoria’s sons, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn and Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany. Queen Victoria’s eldest…
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Sweden

A king's relationship with his German bride

Theirs is a love story that began amidst the global spectacle of the Olympic Games and has continued for 50 years. As King Carl XVI Gustaf prepares for his Golden Jubilee next month, let’s look at the enduring romance between the King and his bride, Queen Silvia. Crown…
Norway

A fairytale bride and the first big royal wedding of the 21st century

It was the first big royal wedding of the 21st century bringing kings, queens, princes and princesses together for a very modern monarchical marriage. The relationship between Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessme Hoiby had been under scrutiny from the moment it became public knowledge. But by the time they took their vows, in front of the ruling houses of Europe, their romance had…
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Sweden

The Golden Jubilee of Europe's longest reigning king - all the details of Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden's celebrations

The Royal Court of Sweden has revealed the schedule for King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee in September. The jubilee week will begin on 12 September when the King opens the National Assembly. The following day, he will receive an official gift from the Riksdag (parliament) and Swedish government and host a reception at the Royal Palace (also known as Stockholm Palace). Another set…
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Denmark

Crown Princess Mary pens message to late mother on visit to National Bereavement Centre

Crown Princess Mary paid tribute to her late mother at the opening of a new bereavement centre in Vejle on Tuesday. Upon arrival, she was greeted by the Centre’s chief executive and director and a teenager who presented her with flowers. The National Bereavement Centre works throughout Denmark to support people who are experiencing loss and grief by providing them with opportunities to…
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