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A Look at the Spanish Line of Succession

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at who’s who in the lines of succession around the world. And our latest instalment takes us to Spain. By law, the line of succession there is limited to the descendants of King Juan Carlos I, a rule that remained unchanged following his abdication in 2014 in favour of his only son, Felipe. The law there also means brothers always outrank sisters.
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A look at the Belgian line of succession

Today we’re looking at the line of succession to the Belgian throne. Current Monarch: King Philippe, who succeeded his father, King Albert II, on 21 July 2013 after he stepped down for health reasons. Photo: Laura Dekkers King Philippe was considered by many…

Images from Victoriadagen over the years

Each year on 14 July, Victoriadagen (or Victoria Day in English) is celebrated in Sweden on the island of Öland. The day is significant as it is Crown Princess Victoria’s birthday, and it was first celebrated in 1979 – when Victoria was two-years-old. For milestone birthdays, like her 40th birthday in 2017, the celebration is extended to other days, as well. The day begins at the…
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A look at the Swedish line of succession

In a new series, we are taking a look at the various lines of successions in the world’s monarchies. This edition is looking at the ten people in the Swedish line of succession. Current monarch: King Carl XVI Gustaf (b. 1946) who came to the throne in 1973 after the…
The Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and daughters take in World Cup final dominated by USA

King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands and two of his daughters, Princesses Amalia (15) and Ariane (12) took in the World Cup final game in Lyon, France, yesterday to watch the Netherlands face off against the United States. His wife, Queen Máxima and their middle daughter, Princess Alexia (14) were not in attendance. The family was decked out in the country’s famous orange to root on…
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Crown Princess Kathrine donates medical equipment to oncology centre

Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia officially handed over a donation worth more than 15,000 US dollars to the Institute of Oncology of Vojvodina in Serbia. The Crown Princess Katherine Foundation made this important donation in cooperation with the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in New York. The donation consists of eight infusion pumps that are used to precisely dosage drugs and fluids for the most…
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