The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander apologises for the Netherlands' involvement in slave trade

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands has apologised for the Netherlands’ involvement in the slave trade. The Dutch monarch apologised during remarks he made at the event marking 160 years since the abolition of slavery in the Netherlands. The King said: “Today, I’m standing here in front of you as your King and as part of the government. Today I am apologising myself.
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Belgium

King Albert of Belgium's hospital stay extended

The former Belgian monarch, Albert II, is to stay in hospital longer than first expected after being admitted with dehydration. The king, who is 89, was admitted early on the morning of June 27th 2023 after his health gave cause for concern. Belgium’s Royal…
Denmark

Denmark's Prince Christian, aged 17, gets his first driving licence

Getting your first driver’s license is a big milestone in everyone’s life. Now the Danish press has confirmed that the country’s future king, Prince Christian, has passed the tests and received his first driver’s license. The Danish magazine “Her og Nu” received confirmation from the communications staff in the Danish royal court. In a statement to the…
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Belgium

Belgium's King Albert taken to hospital

King Albert II of Belgium is being treated in hospital for dehydration. The king, who turned 89 just a few weeks ago, was taken in for treatment after becoming unwell at home. His wife, Queen Paola, is at his side. His eldest son, King Philippe of the Belgians, has…
Denmark

No royal allowance for Prince Christian when he turns 18

Prince Christian of Denmark will not receive a royal allowance when he turns 18 in October. The Danish Royal House has announced that the future monarch will not receive an allowance until he is 21 unless his father ascends to the throne before that. This decision was made with the Prime Minister’s Office. The Royal House also stressed that the Prince would not be expected to…
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Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra to undertake military training

Princess Ingrid Alexandra will spend a calendar year serving in the Norwegian military, the Royal Court announced on 26 June. The future queen, who graduated from Elvebakken Upper Secondary School last week, will spend the autumn working at a school before beginning a…
Norway

Princess Ingrid Alexandra to become an assistant at a school

Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway is to spend a term working as an assistant in a school. The second in line to the throne, who has just finished her secondary education, will be an assistant and an environmental worker at Uranienborg from September and through the autumn. After that, she will begin a year of military training which will take her to Skjold camp in Inner Troms, the base of…
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