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Royal History Mystery: Who set fire to Sweden's Royal Palace?

On May 7 1697, a fire broke out and destroyed much of the old royal palace in Stockholm. The castle Tre Kronor, or Three Crowns in English, is now only a footnote in history with the present royal palace of Stockholm built above the ruins of the old middle-aged castle that burned down over 320 years ago. But why exactly did the castle burn to ashes so mysteriously and suddenly? Tre Kronor…
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King Carl Gustaf heavily criticized for his birthday present to himself

King Carl XVI Gustaf turned 74 years last week and spent the day at Stenhammars castle, where he is in voluntary quarantine with Queen Silvia. However, even though the day was moderately celebrated in a safe environment, the king is now being criticized by Swedish media for the gift he bought for himself in connection with his birthday. The King has paid 1.7 million Swedish crowns for a brand…
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Queen Silvia writes touching open letter to Sweden's elderly and their carers

Queen Silvia of Sweden has written a letter of support to the elderly, their relatives and care workers. In the letter the Queen recognises the difficulties that the COVID-19 pandemic has caused especially for the elderly and expresses her gratitude to their carers. The daily life of many people around the world has been changed dramatically with the coronavirus pandemic. Also in Sweden…
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Queen Margrethe weeps for the fallen on 75th anniversary of Denmark's liberation

The Queen of Denmark has led commemorations for the 75th anniversary of the liberation of her country. Margrethe II was clearly moved as she laid a wreath and bowed her head to remember all those who lost their lives during World War Two. The Danish Monarch placed a garland of laurel wreaths, draped in red and white ribbons for her country’s flag, at the Memorial at Mindelunden. She was…
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