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Belgium’s Princess Delphine called her first meeting with half-brother King Philippe a ‘warm encounter’ after being ignored by the family for years

Belgium’s Princess Delphine met her half-brother King Philippe for the first time at the royal family’s residence. Delphine was recently named a Princess of Belgium after King Albert II took a paternity test. The former monarch reportedly had her during an affair 52 years ago. “We talked about our respective […]
Belgium’s Princess Delphine called her first meeting with half-brother King Philippe a ‘warm encounter’ after being ignored by the family for years
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Belgium’s Princess Delphine says she doesn’t expect anything from the royal family, who refused to acknowledge her existence until this year

Newly-titled Princess Delphine said she doesn’t expect anything from Belgium’s royal family, who failed to acknowledge her until this year. Delphine Boël is the 52-year-old estranged daughter of former King Albert II, who had her during an affair. After seven years of court proceedings, Albert was finally ordered to take […]
Belgium’s Princess Delphine says she doesn’t expect anything from the royal family, who refused to acknowledge her existence until this year
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10 rules and laws that the royal family is allowed to break

The royal family is required to follow an extensive list of rules and pieces of royal protocol. However, the Queen and her family members also enjoy a number of royal perks that allow them to break certain rules and laws. Not only is the royal family exempt from things like […]
10 rules and laws that the royal family is allowed to break
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The incredible life of Princess Esther of Burundi, France’s first Black model who left royal life behind after her father’s assassination

Princess Esther Kamatari of Burundi became France’s first Black model after being exiled from her home country in the 1970s. The monarchy fell apart after the assassination of Esther’s father, Prince Ignace Kamatari, in 1964, and the subsequent assassination of the King of Burundi in 1972. Esther told Insider about […]
The incredible life of Princess Esther of Burundi, France’s first Black model who left royal life behind after her father’s assassination
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How etiquette and protocol differs for royal families across the world

Every royal family operates under a completely different set of rules, etiquette, and traditional protocol. Some rules that are common for Queen Elizabeth and her descendants are unheard of within different royal households. For instance, it’s against British royal etiquette to kiss the Queen – but the Spanish King did […]
How etiquette and protocol differs for royal families across the world
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10 countries that abolished their own monarchies

Monarchies have ended for a variety of reasons – military coups, democratic elections, or murder. Some royal family members remain prominent after their monarchies are abolished, while others are forced into exile. The last king of Bulgaria was elected as the country’s prime minister more than 50 years after the […]
10 countries that abolished their own monarchies
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What 17 royal residences look like around the world

Many countries have palaces where royals live and conduct events – not just the Commonwealth. Some, like Drottningholm Royal Palace in Sweden, are open to visitors year-round. Others, like Japan’s Imperial Palace, are rarely accessible to the general public. Visit Insider’s homepage for more stories. The British royal family isn’t […]
What 17 royal residences look like around the world
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14 haunting photos of abandoned palaces and castles around the world

Even once-opulent structures can deteriorate. These palatial estates were abandoned and now sit in varying states of decay for reasons ranging from natural disasters to rumoured hauntings. Photos of these crumbling palaces and castles around the world give a peak into yesteryear’s high society lifestyle. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for […]
14 haunting photos of abandoned palaces and castles around the world
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The 10 greatest scandals caused by queens throughout history

Royal families are no strangers to scandal, with queens themselves sometimes causing the stir. Irene of Athens, empress of the Byzantine empire, gouged out her son’s eyes to take over the throne. Mary, Queen of Scots, is believed to have orchestrated the death of her second husband Lord Darnley. Throughout […]
The 10 greatest scandals caused by queens throughout history
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16 of the most eligible single royals from around the world

Both of the British princes, William and Harry, have officially tied the knot with their respective wives, but that doesn’t mean the end of royal wedding excitement. There are many eligible princes and princesses all over the globe for the public to fawn over. Meet 16 of them. Princess Beatrice […]
16 of the most eligible single royals from around the world