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Queen Mathilde of Belgium Visits Ethiopia for UNICEF

Queen Mathilde of Belgium Queen Mathilde of Belgium has arrived in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for a four-day visit with representatives from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). She began her visit on Monday, 9 November. Queen Mathilde has been the Honorary President of Unicef Belgium since 2009, but she has been active for UNICEF for over 10 years, even before she became Queen. During…
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark begins State Visit to Indonesia

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik, have embarked upon a historic State Visit to Indonesia, to mark 65 years of diplomatic relations and to strengthen the ties between the two nations. The Queen and Prince Consort arrived in Indonesia earlier today…
The Netherlands

Dutch Royal Family should pay taxes says Labour Party

Some parties in the Netherlands’ House of Representatives have agreed they wish to abolish the tax exemption currently enjoyed by the Dutch royal family. King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix currently do not pay taxes on their incomes, a part of their capital and inheritances and donations. The cars from the royal family carrying license plates beginning with AA are also…
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Prince Henrik of Denmark: why am I not king?

Prince Henrik of Denmark, husband and Prince Consort of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark has complained about the fact that he is not King of Denmark, but rather Prince Consort and has claimed that this constitutes sexism, according to an interview with French newspaper Le…
European RoyalsSweden

A new royal baby for Sweden

Just days after celebrating a royal christening, Sweden has more royal baby news to enjoy. Prince Carl Philip and his new wife, Princess Sofia, have just announced they are expecting their first child. The baby is due in April 2016 and will be part of a mini royal baby boom…
European Royals

A landmark birthday for a king in waiting

Kings in waiting are becoming increasingly rare in Europe. Spain, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands have female first in line with the heirs in Norway and Sweden having first born daughters who will succeed them. Which is why Prince Christian of Denmark, who turns ten today, is beginning to occupy a rather special position in Europe’s royal vista. He is in line to be his country’s king and…
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European RoyalsSweden

Prince Nicholas christened in Sweden

Prince Nicolas of Sweden was christened today in an intimate ceremony attended by the Swedish Royal Family. The baby prince, the second child of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, was baptized at the Drottngingholm Palace Church in Stockholm and afterwards his maternal…

A Royal Christening in Sweden this Sunday

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