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The dramatic promise made by a princess who survived a concentration camp

Princess Antonia of Luxembourg was born in October of 1899. She is the fourth daughter of the Grand Duke of Luxembourg, Guillaume IV and Princess Marie Anne. Two of her older sisters eventually became Grand Duchesses of Luxembourg. Antonia herself became the final Crown Princess of Bavaria. In 1921, she became the second wife of the Crown Prince of Bavaria, Rupprecht. This marriage was a…
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How Princess Anne revived a forgotten royal name

A is for Anne but why did the only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II end up with a name that, at the time, wasn’t a usual one for members of the Royal Family? The answer can perhaps best be found in the summer of 1930 and the arrival of another princess. In August that…
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The world's oldest reigning monarchy

While there are several monarchies that date back over one thousand years, there is one throne that dates back over two thousand years. The Japanese monarchy, also known as the Chrysanthemum Throne, was officially founded in 440 BCE. The Japanese monarchy is the…
History

Queen Victoria's Buckingham Palace

Buckingham Palace is one of the most recognised buildings in the world and a symbol of the British Royal Family. If it wasn’t for Queen Victoria’s accession, the palace may have never become the principal royal residence as it did in 1837. Queen Victoria was the first monarch to reside at the famous London landmark. Her predecessor, William IV had died before the palace was…
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Thai King's exiled son returns - is he back in the royal fold?

The King of Thailand’s exiled son has returned to his birth country after 27 years. Vacharaesorn Vivacharawongse, 42, has been seen undertaking what could be construed as royal engagements since his arrival in Bangkok. Vacharaesorn visited the Foundation for Slum Child Care to meet with underprivileged children and paid respect to the Buddha Jinnasi Statue at Bowornniwet Temple. The…
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Is it time to rethink royal jubilees?

Sweden is enjoying a summer of celebrations to mark a very special event. The reign of King Carl XVI Gustaf reaches half a century this year. The party for his Golden Jubilee will see Sweden sparkle but after this special milestone, the Jubilee juggernaut slows down. The…
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The heirs of 2023: who's first in line to the thrones of Europe?

They are the people who will one day reign and their role has an importance that pervades every element of their lives. Being the heir means preparation for a throne that starts early and only ends with accession. From the first in lines who grew up in pole position to those who took the part when adults, here are the heirs of Europe in 2023. Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark Photo by Hasse…
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