Frederik of Denmark, born to be king

Denmark will start the New Year with a new monarch. Margrethe II will abdicate on January 14th 2024 and the throne will pass to her elder son who will become Frederik X. He will be the first King of Denmark in over fifty years. Frederik Andre Henrik Christian was born on May 26th 1968 in Copenhagen, the first child of Margrethe and her husband, Prince Henrik. He became heir to the throne of…
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The path to a throne for Mary, future Queen of Denmark

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has announced her plans to abdicate at the start of 2024. The Danish monarch will step aside on January 14th 2024, the 52nd anniversary of her reign. She will be succeeded by her son who will become Frederik X of Denmark and at his side will be…

A year of controversy, again, for Spain's royals but 'Leonormania' provides a path to the future

The future queen of Spain has taken centre stage in her royal family’s life in 2023. In the year that Princess Leonor turned 18, and came of age, the heir to the throne has been the highest profile member of her dynasty. From military training to parliamentary promises, the Princess of Asturias has been a leading light for a royal family that has otherwise been mired in controversy. Again.
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A jubilee year for the King of Sweden

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden marked his Golden Jubilee in 2023. While the main celebration was in mid-September, Sweden marked their jubilee king all year long beginning with a new image of the King and jubilee logo released in January. Photo: Thron Ullberg/Kungl…
The Netherlands

Reflections on a reign in the Netherlands in 2023

It was a year of celebration and reflections for the Dutch Royal Family. King Willem-Alexander celebrated 10 years on the throne. His heir, Princess Catharina-Amalia, continued her journey onto her future path. Queen Máxima continued her advocacy for financial inclusion, and Princesses Alexia and Ariane hit their own milestones. All in all, a steady year for the Dutch Royal Family, but…
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Milestone birthdays round out an eventful year for the Norwegian royals

There were a few milestone birthdays this year in Norway. A future queen finished high school and announced her immediate plans. A princess who found love again finally revealed her plans to wed in 2024, and all the while, we covered the day-to-day of the Norwegian Royal Family this year. Let’s take a look back at their 2023! The first story we reported on King Harald this year was his…
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