Podcast: Norwegian Literature Ambassador, State Opening of Parliament & Koningsdag

A forthcoming Coronation later this year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit's new role, Emperor Akihito's abdication news, State Opening of Parliament in Britain, and Koningsdag (King’s Day). Thai Coronation King Maha Vajiralongkorn's forthcoming coronation will take place later this year. Watch this space for more details ... Norwegian Literature Ambassador Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has organised the…

The Duchess of Cornwall Helps Launch Chris Evans 500 Words Writing Competition

The Duchess of Cornwall appears as a Fairy Godmother in a cartoon to help launch this year's 500 Words short story writing competition. Honorary Judge HRH The Duchess of Cornwall appears as Fairy Godmother in special #500words animation @ClarenceHouse https://t.co/YZHlXsEGOF pic.twitter.com/K154GAOM9h — BBC Radio 2 (@BBCRadio2) January 16, 2017 The competition was launched on the…

Podcast: Queen Silvia’s First Year and Three Royal Visits to Canada, New Zealand & Middle East

Queen Silvia's first year in Sweden and three royal visits with Norway's Crown Prince couple in Canada, Prince Charles and Camilla in the Middle East and Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima in New Zealand. Queen Silvia's First Year In Sweden How did Queen Silvia cope during her first year of marriage to King Carl…

Podcast: Dutch Royal Visit, Hans Christian Andersen Literature Award & Thailand Mourns

Crown Princess Mary presents a prestigious award, thousands mourn the late King Bhumibol and details about the Dutch Royal Visit to Australia, especially Sydney. Hans Christian Anderson Literature Award Crown Princess Mary of Denmark presents this year's Award to Japanese author, Haruki Murakami. Find out about previous winners in this week's show. Embed from Getty…

Crown Princess Mette Marit’s 2016 Literature Train

Norway’s Crown Princess Mette-Marit will be involved in the Literature Train for the third consecutive year. The Literature Train's main purpose is to increase an interest in books, and to encourage people to read more. Norges Statsbaner (Norwegian State Railways), or NBS, has said they are looking forward to sharing a new literary journey with the…

Podcast: Queen’s Speech, Literature Train, 500 Words & Alice Laselles

Queen Elizabeth II's speech at the State Opening of Parliament, Crown Princess Mette-Marit boards the Literature Train, the Duchess of Cornwall hosts a reception for 500 Words finalists, and Queen Victoria's earliest published work. State Opening of Parliament View image | gettyimages.com     Prince Harry View image | gettyimages.com   Literature Train Crown Princess Mette-Marit's…

Podcast: Harold II Mystery, Royal Visit & More News From Denmark

An update from the Danish Royal Court, did Harold II really die at the Battle of Hastings, a Royal Visit to the Netherlands, the Man Booker Prize, Richard III's reburial and more ... More Danish Royal Palace News According to this week's Woman's Day, something is rotten in the state of Denmark? Is it really?…