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A look at the Norwegian line of succession

This summer, Royal Central is taking a look at who is who in the lines of succession around the world. Today we are looking at the line of succession to the Norwegian throne. Compared to many monarchies, the Norwegian order of succession is relatively short and counts only seven people, all of whom are descendants of the present monarch, His Majesty King Harald V. The succession is currently…
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A look at the Luxembourgish line of succession

Today we’re looking at the Luxembourgish line of succession, which has seen some changes to its rules since current Grand Duke Henri ascended to the throne. Luxembourg now practices absolute primogeniture, which Grand Duke Henri established in 2011 to apply to his heirs. Before then, women were excluded from the line of succession, which we’ll see impacts the line with the addition of two…
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Is this the best royal wedding dress of all?

We’ve just had another royal silver wedding anniversary although the couple involved is so discreet, it’s perhaps not a surprise that it’s passed pretty much under the radar. Lady Sarah Chatto, niece of the Queen, celebrated twenty five years of marriage with husband, Daniel, on July 14th 2019. And that gives us a great excuse to take another look at her wedding dress. For this…
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Two Empresses: Two Widows

In 1888, a year whose numbering Queen Victoria thought odd (‘Never can it be written again!’), her daughter, the Princess Royal and Crown Princess of Prussia, had become German Empress, prompting the proud words from her mother: ‘My OWN dear Empress Victoria… may God bless her!’ (cit., Elizabeth Longford, Queen Victoria, 551). After a reign of a mere ninety-nine days, her husband Emperor…
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