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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Desiree of Sweden

It was a royal wedding with a recycled gown worn by a woman who gave up her royal status for love. When Princess Desiree of Sweden got married, she left her HRH status at the altar to be with the man she loved. Royal Wedding Rewind heads back to June 1964 for the wedding of Desiree and Baron Niclas Silfvershiold. The princess was the second of the four sisters of Carl Gustaf of Sweden to marry…
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Grenade from World War II found in Oslo's Palace Park

An old grenade from the Second World War was found in the Palace Park of the Royal Palace in Oslo this week. According to the bomb squad of the Oslo Police, the grenade was not dangerous. The Bomb Squad from Oslo Police was quickly called to the area on Tuesday morning at around 11 am. They created a security zone of 100 meters which remained in place until just before 4 pm when cars and…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Birgitta of Sweden

Princess Birgitta of Sweden has always known how to make her mark. The second sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf is known for her originality and her wedding was stand out, too, for several reasons. Birgitta was the only one of her siblings to marry a fellow royal and the only one who didn’t choose to marry in June. She was also the first of the five children of Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess…
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King Rama V of Siam's visit to Norway in 1907

His Majesty King Rama V of Siam, present-day Thailand, also called King Chulalongkorn, was born in 1853 and died in 1910. As a fifteen-year-old, Chulalongkorn ascended the Siamese throne, but because of his young age, his uncle acted as his guardian. During his five years of custody, he was educated by an English governor, Anna Leonowens, in literary history, language and art. He was King of…
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