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10 year old Prince saved from drowning

Denmark’s ten year old Prince Christian, who is second in line to the throne, has reportedly been saved from drowning after he went swimming in Australia’s Gold Coast last week. A Gold Coast lifeguard is the person who courageously saved the Prince after he was swept off his feet and out into the sea by a strong current. Prince Christian, who will one day be King of Denmark, is the eldest son…
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Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden Accept Christmas Trees

Since the late 1960s, the Forestry Programme at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU) has donated Christmas trees to the Swedish royal family. The trees are brought to the castle in Stockholm by voluntary students of the university and accepted by members of the royal family. The tradition has been going on for so long that Nordmann firs are known more commonly as “the…
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A Very Norwegian Christmas

Continuing our series looking at how royal families from across Europe celebrate Christmas, today we will be looking at Norway and their festive traditions. In Norway, Christmas time means family time, and that is no different for the Norwegian royal family. King Harald…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Mary II of England

The 8th Princess of Orange was also a British Princess and a namesake of the previous Princess. This Mary Stuart was born on 30 April 1662 as the daughter of James II of England and Anne Hyde. She grew up in the relative peace of Richmond Palace with her sister Anne. She spoke excellent French, learned to play several instruments, and she loved to read as well as dance. Despite her father’s…
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Elizabeth to welcome King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain during UK State Visit

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will be making a State Visit to the UK next March. The couple will be staying at Windsor Castle during their stay from 8-10 March 2016, making this the first Spanish state visit to the United Kingdom since 1986 when King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia visited. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh last visited Spain in 1988. The Prince of Wales and Duchess of…
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