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Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

Taking a look at Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway

The future Crown Princess of Norway was born Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby on 19 August 1973 as the daughter of Sven Høiby and Marit Tjessem. She has a sister and two older brothers. Following her parents’ divorce in 1984, she lived with her mother, and her mother eventually remarried to Rolf Berntsen, and Mette-Marit gained a [read more]

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Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

Female Heirs – Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway

With the introduction of absolute primogeniture in most European monarchies, there are now several Queens in waiting. With our series Female Heirs, we’ll be taking a look at those young women who will one day rule in their own right. Today we’ll be taking a look at Princess Ingrid Alexandra of Norway. Princess Ingrid Alexandra [read more]

Great Britain

Taking a look at royal sorority women

Royals and sororities are not something you hear combined very often. However, there are a couple of royal sorority women. Meghan Markle, now The Duchess of Sussex, and Crown Princess Märtha of Norway are two royals who “went Greek” and were members of American sororities. Meghan was a Kappa Kappa Gamma (ΚΚΓ) and Märtha was [read more]

Louise of the Netherlands

Royal heartbreak – Louise of the Netherlands

This article was written by Sophie Strid. Louise of the Netherlands was born 5 August 1828 in The Hague to Prince Frederick of the Netherlands and Princess Louise of Prussia. She received a good education early on from her Belgian governess Victoire Wauthier and studied German, Russian, English, French, and piano. At the age of 20, Louise [read more]