Sweden

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'Neill share first photo of baby daughter

<![CDATA[Princess Madeleine of Sweden and husband Chris O'Neill have shared the first photo of their baby daughter. The new proud parents posted a photo on the official Facebook page for the Swedish Royal Family with the adorable image showing the beaming parents holding their daughter in a car seat. "Princess Madeleine and Mr. O'Neill leave the hospital with their…
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Belgium

Prince Philippe becomes King of the Belgians

The former Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant has now taken the oath for the throne of Belgium and has become King Philippe of the Belgians. The new King and Queen of the Belgians: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde. His father, King Albert II, abdicated shortly before and due to Belgium being the only Monarchy in Europe which requires an oath for the Monarch to succeed, the country had no King for…
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Belgium

King of the Belgians prepares to abdicate

His Majesty The King of the Belgians has begun his final preparations for his abdication this Sunday when he will formally hand over Kingship to his son, who will become King Philippe. King Albert II has been King of the Belgians for almost 20 years and announced earlier…
Belgium

10 important facts about the Belgian Monarchy

King Albert will abdicate on 21st July. With the Belgian Abdication just announced (and happening in just a few weeks’ time), we thought we’d give you 10 of the most need-to-know facts about the Belgian Monarchy. The Belgian Kings and Queens are known as ‘King/Queen of the Belgians’ rather than King/Queen of Belgium – this title convention is mean to show that the…
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OtherThe Netherlands

Beatrix, Queen of Heartbreak

When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially abdicates on April 30, she will end a 33-year reign that is viewed as one of the most successful in Dutch history. But it is also marred with personal tragedy. In 2002, Beatrix lost her companion and consort, Prince Claus, whom she had married 38 years earlier. Claus had been battling Parkinson’s Disease and had previously dealt with cancer and…
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