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Princess Birgitta of Sweden's husband dies at the age of 83

Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, the husband of Princess Birgitta of Sweden has died at the of 83, the Swedish Royal Court has announced. He died in his sleep after a brief illness in a hospital in Munich, Germany. King Carl XVI Gustaf released the following statement: ‘I and my family received the news with great sadness that Princess Birgitta’s husband Prince Johann Georg of…
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Qatari royals in legal battle over Picasso sculpture

A multi-million pound sculpture by famed artist Pablo Picasso is at the centre of a legal battle between New York art dealer, Larry Gagosian and representatives for the Qatari royal family. Both parties are asserting claims that they are the rightful owners of the 1931 Bust of a Woman, currently on display at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. The sculpture is a popular and important piece…
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BBC sparks outrage after new documentary which makes claims against the Queen Mother

A new BBC drama documentary which is due to air on Friday 8th January, has been met with widespread condemnation by critics and historians over claims it makes about the late Queen Mother. A programme alleges that the Queen Mother attempted to attract the future King Edward VIII, before eventually settling for his brother, George VI. Even before it has been broadcast, historians have describes the…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel

Marie Louise of Hesse-Kassel is the ninth Princess of Orange. She was born on 7 February 1688 as the daughter of Charles I, Landgrave of Hesse-Kassel and Maria Amalia of Courland. Marie Louise was their 11th child. She was raised as a protestant and she was noticed as a possible bride for Johan Willem Friso. He visited Kassel in 1707 to meet with the then 21-year-old Marie Louise. The advice he…
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