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King Charles is using his health to bring awareness and we should all be glad of that

The news that The King will go into hospital for a small procedure has, of course, made headlines. That’s hardly surprising as he is the Monarch and the Head of State. However, the surprise has come from the detail that Buckingham Palace has shared. For His Majesty is being treated for an enlarged prostate. It’s one of those conditions that affects thousands of men every year but which…
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A royal wedding gem that sparkled on a future queen

Belgium’s future queen wore a tiara once belonging to a beloved great-aunt for Prince Christian’s 18th birthday in Copenhagen last weekend. Walking into the gala dinner arm-in-arm with Princess Amalia of the Netherlands, Princess Elisabeth sported the Wolfers Tiara…
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What other royals did while the world watched celebrations for a new king and queen

A certain Shakespeare made his name with a play about a Danish royal and the country’s ruling dynasty was at it again this weekend with one monarch walking into the shadows as another took her place followed by a balcony kiss between a king and queen that captured imaginations around the world. It was always going to be hard to top the celebrations in Denmark as the reign of Margrethe II ended…
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The love story that helped build a modern monarchy: Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark ends her reign on January 14th 2024. Her abdication brings to a close a chapter of royal history. Margrethe was the unexpected heir who had to establish herself as first in line to the throne before becoming a successful queen. And for much of that time, she had the man she loved at her side. Prince Henrik was never far from controversy but their love story became a…
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The Kings of Denmark called Frederick

With the accession of King Frederik X on January 14 2024, we take a look at the King Fredericks of Denmark. Frederick I (1523-1533) Attributed to Jacob Binck, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons The first Frederick reigned for two days short of a decade, but packed…
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The brooch that marked milestones - including a historic abdication

To announce her abdication in her traditional New Year’s speech to the nation, Queen Margrethe chose one of the jewellery pieces she is most attached to: her diamond daisy brooch. Despite what many may think, this isn’t a piece that originated with Margrethe, whose nickname is “Daisy”. Embed from Getty Images The brooch was created as a wedding gift for Princess Ingrid…
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