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Stolen Swedish Royal Regalia to return home

In 2018, the royal regalia from Strängnäs Cathedral in Sweden was stolen. Following a long hunt for the thieves, the regalia was found in 2019. Now, after being restored for a longer period the regalia is ready to come back home. Sometime during this week the stolen funeral regalia will be brought back to Strängnäs Cathedral. On Midsummer Eve, Tuesday next week, they will be shown again to the…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Christina of Sweden

It was the first royal wedding of a new reign but one filled with poignancy. Princess Christina, fourth sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, married in June 1974, just eighteen months after the death of her mother, Princess Sybilla. Her wedding also began a hat trick of regal nuptials in Sweden within the space of a few years. Let’s rewind to June 15th 1974 and the Royal Wedding of Princess…
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Who is Infanta Cristina of Spain?

Infanta Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia was born on 13 June 1965 to the then-Prince and Princess of Asturias (Juan Carlos and Sofía) at Sanyres Loreto in Madrid. The Infanta is the second child and younger daughter of…
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Royal gardens begin to open to visitors again

The grounds of some of Britain’s most famous royal residences are to welcome visitors once more after closing because of the coronavirus pandemic. However, ongoing restrictions mean that booking will be mandatory for anyone hoping to make a trip. Sandringham’s formal gardens will be open this weekend, on June 13th and 14th but visitors have to secure a slot in advance by heading to…
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June's Jewels: Spain's Best Pearls

Asturias Fleur-de-Lys Tiara Embed from Getty Images Queen Letizia is reported to have received this tiara as a fifth anniversary present from her husband, King Felipe, but didn’t wear it in public until 2015 when she chose it for Queen Margrethe II’s 75th…
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A royal gun and the inquiry into the murder of Sweden’s Prime Minister

Swedish police have named the man they believe killed Olof Palme, the country’s Prime Minister, who was assassinated in 1986. Mr Palme, who served twice as Premier of Sweden, was shot on February 28th 1986. Swedish police now believe long time suspect Stig Folke Wilhelm Engström, also known as The Skandia Man, was responsible for the murder of the country’s Prime Minister. Stig…
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