The King of Sweden’s 70th Birthday

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden turned 70 on April 30th. There were a variety of events, including a Concert, Te Deum service, Armed Forces celebration, and a Lunch at Stockholm City Hall.

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The King ascended the throne in 1973, and has three children: Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Carl-Phillip, and Princess Madeleine, and five grandchildren, with his consort, Queen Silvia. He is related to most of the royal houses of Europe, the Queens of Denmark and Greece are his first cousins, while the Queen of the U.K is also a distant cousin, because his parents were both great-grandchildren of Queen Victoria. Continue reading

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Top 5 Gala Occasions of The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge

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Today marks the 5th anniversary of TRH The Duke & Duchess of Cambridge. Since their wedding on April 29, 2011, TRH have established two homes, at Kensington Palace, London and Amner Hall, Norfolk, as well as having two lovely children. Throughout the past five years, they have also done many public engagements, embarked on overseas tours, and attended many formal events. These are just five of the most iconic Gala occasions of the first five years of their marriage. Continue reading

Rutland Tiara

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The Manners family, Dukes of Rutland, have dominated English society for centuries. The family still own two stately homes: Belvoir Castle, Leicestershire and Haddon Hall, Derbyshire. This intricate floral Tiara composed of carnations amid diamond leaves in gold has been in the family since the 18th century. Continue reading