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A look at Queen Sonja of Norway

Norway’s Queen Sonja is celebrating her 85th birthday today. From a commoner to a Queen consort, let’s take a look at the life of the Queen of Norway. Sonja Haraldsen was born on 4 July 1937 to Karl and Dagny Haraldsen in Oslo. She grew up with an older brother and an older sister, Haakon [read more]

Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah

Queen Komal – The last Queen of Nepal

Komal Rajya Lakshmi Devi Shah was born into a noble family in Nepal on 18 February 1951. She had an older sister, Aishwarya, who was born two years before her. Both sisters would marry royals and hold the title of Queen during their lifetimes. Little did they know that Komal would be the last Queen [read more]

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Americans and royal titles

Several Americans have been born with royal titles or have gained titles through marriage. The United States Constitution 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]