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A look back at European and international royal 2018 events – part three

Our yearly end of the year series continues on the European and international royals with a look at the months July through September.


Princess Tessy of Luxembourg bravely revealed her previous miscarriage.

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Japan’s Emperor Akihito was forced to cancel engagements due to a diagnosis of dizziness and cerebral anaemia.

Also in Japan, Princess Ayako held a press conference with her fiancé, Kei Moriya.

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Dutch, Spanish and Swedish royals attended the Volvo Ocean Race.

The summer photocall of the Dutch Royal Family was held.

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Annual celebrations for Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s birthday were held.

The Crown Princess receives a portrait painting for her birthday. Photo: Kungahuset

King Felipe of Spain opened the World Congress for Middle Eastern Studies 2018.

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Queen Máxima of the Netherlands featured on Vogue Spain.

Luxembourg’s Prince Sébastien took part in the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace.

The Belgian Royal Family took part in National Day celebrations.

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Princess Marie of Denmark shared summer snaps of her children.

The Spanish Royal Family also held their annual summer photo session.

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Sadly, Swedish Royal Regalia was stolen.


Sweden’s Princess Christina announced she was retiring on her 75th birthday.

Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson. Photo: Anna-Lena Ahlström, Royal Court, Sweden

The Royal Court also announced that Princess Madeleine and her family were moving to Florida.

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The heir to Bhutan’s throne appeared on Yellow Bhutan’s August calendar.

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The Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg revealed their holiday photos.

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Princess Charlene of Monaco visited a nursing home.

The King and Queen of Sweden attended a seminar on King Karl Johan, and Royal Central’s Senior Europe Correspondent, Oskar Aanmoen was able to present them with his book on the subject.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain attended a memorial for the Barcelona and Cambrils terror attacks.

Queen Letizia speaks to victims and family members at the event. © Casa de SM el Rey

Princess Estelle began her first day of school.

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Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon attended the International Conference of Offshore in the Northern Sea.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Haakon of Norway. Photo: Oskar Aanmoen / Royal Central.

Princess Marie was a guest on Aftenshowet, Denmark’s biggest evening show, on Monday evening to talk about the summit and the fight against food waste.

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Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia delivered medical equipment to a Belgrade hospital.

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The royal German-speaking heads of state met for their annual meeting.

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Prince Albert of Monaco visited China.

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The King of Thailand honoured the cave rescuers.

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Mass was held to commemorate the 25th anniversary of King Baudouin’s death. Our Europe Correspondent was there on the ground.

The grave of King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola at the Royal Crypt in Laeken. (Photo: Laura Dekkers)

Photo: King Philippe and Grand Duke Henri in conversation. (Photo: Laura Dekkers)

The Princess of Asturias attended her first official events in Asturias as heir to the Spanish throne.

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Monaco’s Princess Gabriella and Prince Jacques began pre-school.

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King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden granted the wish of a seven-year-old cancer-stricken young boy when he met him yesterday morning at the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

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Tessy Antony, Princess of Luxembourg, hosted, alongside her charitable organisation Professors Without Borders, a conference in London over the weekend on education and skills in the workforce.

The grandchildren of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg were featured in new images.

Princess Amalia with her younger brother, Prince Liam. Photo: Grand Ducal Court / Lola Velasco / all rights reserved

Prince Noah and Prince Gabriel. Photo: Grand Ducal Court / Lola Velasco / all rights reserved

Queen Paola of Belgium suffered a stroke.

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Tsar Simeon of Bulgaria published a new book.

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Check back tomorrow for October through December!

About author

Brittani is from Tennessee, USA. She is a political scientist and historian after graduating with a degree in the topics from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, in December 2014. She also holds a master's degree from Northeastern University. She enjoys reading and researching all things regarding the royals of the world. Her love of royals began in middle school, and she's been researching, reading, and writing on royalty for over a decade. She became Europe Editor in October 2016, and then Deputy Editor in January 2019, and has been featured on several podcasts, radio shows, news broadcasts and websites.