Norway

Crown Princess Mette-Marit speaks of duty and hope in birthday interview

Crown Princess Mette-Marit gave a wide-ranging interview with Norwegian broadcaster NRK to coincide with her 50th birthday. She spoke of her humble beginnings, how she’s adjusted to life in the Royal Family, and her hopes for the future. As Norway’s Crown Princess, she said she has been inspired by the people she meets and the sense of community in her work. “The fact that together we…
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Sweden

The Laws of Succession in ... Sweden

The line of succession to the Swedish throne is dictated by the Swedish constitution, which sets out requirements for those in line to the throne. Currently, there are only eleven people in the line of succession. In Sweden, the Act of Succession governs who can succeed…
Sweden

PHOTOS: Crown Princess Victoria gets behind the lens for summer snaps of her children

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has gotten behind the lens to take summer photos of her two children, Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar. Six new images were released by the Swedish Royal Court of the children and their parents taken over the summer. Photo: Crown Princess Victoria Photo: The Royal Court, Sweden Photo: Crown Princess Victoria Princess Estelle (11) begins 5th…
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Sweden

Why King Carl Gustaf has 16 in his name

Why does King Carl Gustaf of Sweden have the number 16 Roman numerals in between his two names? King Carl XVI Gustaf means that the current monarch is the 16th ruler to use the name Carl (or Charles). However, there haven’t actually been 16 monarchs to use the…
Spain

The Queen of Spain bounces on demand as World Cup celebrations continue

If the winning team tells you to jump, you jump, as Queen Letizia found out on Sunday afternoon. The Spanish women’s football team, La Roja, won the Women’s World Cup, defeating England’s Lionesses 1-0 as Queen Letizia and Infanta Sofía watched from the stands. After their victory, the royal women joined the team on the field to celebrate their win. Video captured Queen Letizia…
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Norway

Norway's Crown Princess turns 50

Just a few weeks after Crown Prince Haakon marked his 50th birthday, his wife, Mette-Marit, is celebrating her 50 years of life. Who is the next commoner queen who was once controversial but is now beloved by all of Norway? Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby was born on 19…
Sweden

The Swedish monarch and the Nobels

While each royal family has annual ceremonial events that they are known for, the Swedish Royal Family has a yearly event that is publicised around the globe. Each year, the Swedish Royal Family takes part in the Nobel Prize award ceremonies. The Nobel Award Prize ceremony is usually held in December at the Stockholm Concert Hall. In 2023, it will be held on 10 December and will be…
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