NorwayRoyal Weddings

The fairtytale bride and the first royal wedding of the 21st century

It was the first big royal wedding of the 21st century bringing kings, queens, princes and princesses together for a very modern monarchical marriage. The relationship between Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessme Hoiby had been under scrutiny from the moment it became public knowledge. But by the time they took their vows, in front of the ruling houses of Europe, their romance had…
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Taking a look at the christenings of Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine

With the christening of Prince Julian of Sweden, on 14 August, we are taking a look back at the christenings of his father and his aunts. Crown Princess Victoria Ingrid Alice Désirée, Duchess of Västergötland, was born on 14 July 1977 to King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She was christened on 23 September 1977 in the Royal Chapel of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. Back in…
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European RoyalsPalaces & Buildings

Former Tsar of Bulgaria wins legal battle over Vrana Palace

On 29 July, the Royal Palace of Vrana was finally given to deposed Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria by the Sofia Court of Appeals, ending a more than ten year legal battle between the Bulgarian Royal Family and the Bulgarian government. According to The International Monarchist Conference, the Sofia Court of Appeals ruled in favour of Simeon II, who will now be able to retain his residence. The…
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The Royal Bridesmaid who became a Queen

As 1922 got under way, newspapers began to run excited articles about a royal wedding. The only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary was about to say ‘I do’ and every moment of her marriage ceremony was up for scrutiny. Princess Mary’s wedding dress…
British RoyalsFeaturesHistory

The mystery of the Queen Mother's birthplace

The first famous Windsor woman to be born on August 4th lived most of her adult life in the spotlight and yet one very basic detail of her story is shrouded in mystery. For no one is really sure exactly where Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was born. And no one did more to get people guessing than the Queen Mum herself. In 1980, as preparations were under way for her eightieth birthday…
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