Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Forty years of absolute primogeniture – 1980/2020

When Crown Princess Victoria was born on 14 July 1977, she was simply a Princess of Sweden without any succession rights. Even before her birth, discussions about introducing absolute primogeniture (inheritance regardless of gender) were ongoing in the government. Due to the complicated nature of changing the law, it took until 7 November 1979 for [read more]

Louise of Great Britain

Louise of Great Britain – The popular Queen

Louise of Great Britain was born on 18 December 1724 as the daughter of King George II of Great Britain and Caroline of Ansbach. On 11 December 1743, she married the future King Frederick V of Denmark. King Christian VI hoped that a match with Great Britain would improve his chances to succeed as King of Sweden. This never [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]