Greek Royal Orders

Happy Birthday to King Constantine of Greece, who turns 78 today! One of the longest reigning former monarchs, King Constantine became King 54 years ago, and today we are taking a look at the Orders of which he is Sovereign. This article has been written by fellow Royal Watcher and a twitter friend, Gabriel Aquino, who has also written about the Dutch Royal Orders and Swedish Royal OrdersContinue reading

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Crown Prince Frederik’s 50th Birthday Gala Dinner at Christiansborg Palace

Crown Prince Frederik has been celebrating his 50th Birthday in a series of events, including a Jubilee Dinner, Royal Run, and Portrait unveiling culminating to the celebrations on May 26th, his birthday. Click HERE to take a look at the other events. Continue reading

Royal Galas 2017

It’s that time of year again! For the next few days leading up to the New Year, we will have a series of ‘Year in Review’ articles, compiling and featuring the Royal highlights of 2017. While the (quite rare) White Tie and Tiara events get a lot of attention, the (more frequent) Gala or Black Tie events are usually forgotten. Today we are taking a look at some of the Royal Black Tie and Gala events of 2017- Continue reading

King Michael of Romania’s Funeral

Members of the Romanian Royal Family, Foreign Royalty and Heads of State attended the State Funeral of King Michael of Romania on December 16th. King Michael died in Switzerland on December 5th, at the age of 96. He first became King in 1927, and though he hasn’t been the reigning Head of State since 1947, the Government is giving the late King a State Funeral, in line with the plans to give the Royal Family Official Status in Romania. Continue reading

Wedding of King Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark

Happy 53rd Anniversary to King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, who got married on this day in 1964. Princess Anne Marie of Denmark was just 13 when she met the then Crown Prince of Greece. Two years later, the couple had fallen in love and gotten engaged, marrying just weeks after her 18th Birthday and a few months after his accession to the throne. The couple have five children and ruled Greece for only three years before spending over 40 years in exile. Recently, the King and Queen have returned to Greece, where they reside in a villa in Porto Heli. In honour of their Anniversary, we are featuring their wedding below- Continue reading