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Charity Spotlight: Project Playground

Project Playground is a non-profit organisation which focuses on improving life opportunities for children and young people. It was founded in 2010 by Princess Sofia of Sweden and Frida Vesterberg. Founders: Princess Sofia and Frida Vesterberg. Photo: Project Playground Project Playground explained to Royal Central, “The vision is a safe world where every child grows up with a belief in…
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How Her Majesty's wardrobe plays a role in diplomacy

The Queen is well known for her fashion sense, almost always dressed in bright colours with her handbag in tow. Have you ever thought about the choices that go into picking just what outfit and when? Her wardrobe plays a larger part in her diplomacy then some may have ever…
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From 3D to riding on a moose: The Queen in art

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has seen a lot during her 90-year life, having reigned for 63 of those years she has also been the subject of many displays of art. Some are your typical predicted portraits, others are, let’s just say, a little more unusual- Her Majesty on a moose for example. Horacio Cordero’s oil painting of The Queen (pictured above) is one portrait you could…
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Who is Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau?

In the second edition of “Who Is?”, Princess Mabel of Orange-Nassau is the focus. She was born Mabel Martine Los on 11 August 1968 to Hendrik Los and Florence Kooman in Pijnacker, Netherlands. The Princess has three sisters, in which the youngest two are from her mother’s second marriage. Her father passed away when she was just nine-years-old from a skating accident, and her…
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Who is Princess Marie of Denmark?

Over the next several weeks, I want to write about of some of the lesser talked about royals in Europe for a series entitled “Who Is?”. One such royal is Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat. Marie was born Marie Agathe Odile…
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It's another Swedish Royal Baby Watch

Welcome to April – a month that promises several important events in several European royal houses. We will have birthdays, Jubilees, state visits and royal … births! Photo:  The Royal Court, Sweden Yes, this week we enter another official #BabyWatchSeason (yes, that’s a thing), while we wait for Prince Carl-Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden first child to make his/her big…
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