Here are some of the royal (or royal-related) birthdays of April.
Library of Congress has a project going, where they’re adding their collection of old photographs to Flickr – to share them with the public. In that, there’s also some old photographs of the royals. The pictures tagged with royalty can be found here. Enjoy.
In the past couple of years, there have come a distinct separation in Norway. It is the line between the members of the royal house (Kongehuset) and the members of the royal family (Kongefamilien). The members of the Royal House is the Monarch and spouse, the Crown Prince/ss and spouse and the heir. The rest… Continue reading Royal family vs. royal house
Catarina Hurtig: Profession Prinsesse – translated to Danish. Let me start out by saying that I wish I could have read the original Swedish version of this book. Unfortunately, the only version I could get my hands on, was the Danish translation.
A lot of the time, when someone is about to make an argument against having a monarchy- if they diverge from the ever faithful “they’re living on our taxes” argument, or the “it’s an old-fashioned form of government” one- for some of the countries we usually end up with the ever true and tried one:… Continue reading “Our” royals?
Some years ago, the Norwegian language adopted a new use of the word King. It was not used solely to refer to King Harald anymore. From being a substantive, it also mutated into being an adjective. Things that formerly were cool were suddenly “konge”/”king.” And, as always, the newspapers gripped hold of this… Continue reading Helt Konge