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England

Americans and royal titles

Several Americans have been born with royal titles or have gained titles through marriage. The United States Consitution says that Americans cannot accept titles from foreign powers without the consent of Congress. What does that mean for the Americans who hold titles? Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, also called the [read more]

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Madeleine of Sweden

A look at Princess Madeleine of Sweden

Born on 10 June 1982 as Princess Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine, Duchess of Hälsingland and Gästrikland, she is the youngest child of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden. She was born in a makeshift delivery room inside Drottningholm Palace, and her birth was the only one her father was present for of [read more]

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Queen Silvia of Sweden

A look at Queen Silvia of Sweden

Sweden’s consort was born as Silvia Renate Sommerlath on 23 December 1943 in Heidelberg, Germany, to Walther and Alice Sommerlath. The half-German and half-Brazilian grew up with three older brothers – Ralph, Walther, and Jörg – in their mother’s native Brazil and their father’s native Germany. The family spent time in São Paulo, Brazil, from [read more]