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The Life of King Harald V of Norway

King Harald V was born on February 21, 1937 to then Crown Prince Olav (later King Olav V) and Princess Martha of Sweden.  He was barely three years old when the Norwegian Royal Family fled their country after the German invasion. The Royal Family had to split up—Harald’s father and grandfather, King Haakon V, stayed in Norway and eventually moved to London with the Norwegian government-in-exile. Crown Princess Martha and Harald’s older sisters, Princesses Ragnhild and Astrid, first they stayed in Norway but feeling unwelcomed, they fled to the United States, where they were guests of President and Mrs. Roosevelt.

10 Eternal Moments of Queen Elizabeth II’s Reign

Reigning for 65 years does not pass without leaving a legacy, more so unforgettable moments that will remain in the annals of history.  Let us relive some of the most unforgettable moments in the long reign of Queen Elizabeth II, including some of the most challenging times that served as her defining moment.

Queen Elizabeth II’s Sapphire Jubilee: Remembering Her Finest Moment 65 Years Ago

On February 6, 1952, Elizabeth Alexandra Mary, Duchess of Edinburgh, succeeded as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Island, taking the name Elizabeth II. On the same day in 2017, Her Majesty reached a new milestone in her life when she marked the 65th year of her reign. In September 2016, she surpassed Queen Victoria to become the longest-reigning British sovereign, but this time, it seemed the Queen achieved yet another feat that, perhaps, no other future British sovereign could break.

Royal Profile: Princess Hilda of Nassau, Grand Duchess of Baden

Hilda of Nassau was born on November 5, 1864, the fifth child and fourth daughter of Grand Duke Adolphe of Luxembourg and Princess Adelheid-Marie of Anhalt-Dessau.
Hilda married Frederick II, Grand Duke of Baden on September 20, 1885 at Schloss Hohenburg. The marriage, however, was without any surviving children. In 1917, Frederick succeeded as Grand  Duke of Baden and Hilda became his Grand Duchess.
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