Who is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark?

Today, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates 50 years on the Danish throne. Let’s take a look back at the life of Denmark’s colourful queen. Born Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid on 16 April 1940, Margrethe was the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid – later King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid. She was followed by two sisters: Princess Benedikte in…
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A State Visit 40 years in the making

According to the Swedish Royal Household’s website, the Scandinavian country will soon host a State Visit 40 years in the making.  On the 24th and 25th of November 2021, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will travel to Sweden with the Spanish Minister of Foreign Affairs, José Manuel Albares.  The last time a Spanish royal couple travelled to the Scandinavian kingdom was 1979 when…
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Sapphires for September: The Dutch Royal Collection

The Dutch Sapphire Necklace Tiara [getty src=”495453309″ width=”594″ height=”428″ tld=”ca”] This is one of the smaller, but no less opulent tiaras in the Dutch Royal Family’s collection. Created from a sapphire necklace; and previously-owned jewellery within their collection, the pieces date back to the time of Queen Emma (who owned a…
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What to expect for Prince Julian of Sweden's christening

In less than a week’s time, Prince Julian of Sweden will be baptised and become a member of the Swedish Lutheran church. This will be the first official gathering of all the members of the Swedish Royal Family in more than a year. Here’s everything you need to know about the christening of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia’s eighth grandchild. The ceremony On Saturday…
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