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Wednesday, 28 October 2020

History of Royal Titles: The Duke of Gloucester

There have been six Dukes of Gloucester throughout history, the first created in 1385 and the current having held the title since 1974. It has a long past, and some consider the title cursed due...
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Today in Royal History | October 28

Feature The 35th Birthday of Tessy Antony, former Princess of Luxembourg The 53rd Birthday of Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein [Liechtenstein Royal Tiaras] The Death of Princess Helena in 1917 The Birth of Prince Felix of Luxembourg in 1893 Wedding The Wedding of Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg and Alexandra Miller in 1995 The Wedding of Aga Khan IV […]
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Tuesday, 27 October 2020

L’ex-roi Albert II et l’ex-reine Paola ont reçu la princesse Delphine

L’ancien roi des Belges Albert II a reçu, dimanche dans son château du Belvèdère à Laeken, sa fille illégitime la princesse Delphine (ex-Boël...
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Waldegrave Tiara

ICYMI: Happy Birthday to Lady Susan Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley, who turns 80 today! The daughter of the 12th Earl and Countess Waldegrave, sister of the 13th Earl Waldegrave and Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, and the widow Baron Hussey of North Bradley who is the Queen’s long serving Woman of the Bedchamber and […]
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Sussexes set to have very different Thanksgiving with new California rules issued by governor

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are set to have a very different American Thanksgiving this year thanks to the new rules issued by California Governor Gavin Newsom. The Governor has issued the new rules...
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Another lovely noble engagement

ICYMI:  H Ill H Hereditary Count Konrad von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg and Countess Elisabeth Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau are engaged to be married.  The Hereditary Count,  whose full name is Konrad Karl Eugen Stephan, was born at Schwäbisch Gmund on November 12, 1994.  He is the eldest son and fourth of six children of H Ill H Bernhard Albert Josef Johannes Count von  von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg and H Ill H Countess Maria Barbara Sofie Michaela Elisabeth Eleonore von Neipperg. I am waiting for confirmation of the names of Countess Elisabeth's parents.   The Hereditary Count is an analyst with DEG, based in Cologne.   He received a Bachelor of Applied Science from Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics and a Master of Science in Study Management from the University of Edinburgh's Business School. Hereditary Count Konrad's oldest sister, Countess Elisabeth married Count Benedikt von Waldburg zu Zeil last August. https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-wedding-of-count-benedikt-von.html
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Die 10 größten Schicksalsschläge der britischen Königsfamilie

ICYMI: " data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/adelswelt.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/tod-prinzessin-diana.jpg?fit=300%2C199&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/adelswelt.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/tod-prinzessin-diana.jpg?fit=768%2C509&ssl=1" />Die 10 größten Schicksalsschläge der britischen Königsfamilie verschlagen einem den Atem. Entführungen, Attentate, und Selbstmord... Der Beitrag Die 10 größten Schicksalsschläge der britischen Königsfamilie erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT.
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Monday, 26 October 2020

The Grand Ducal House of Hesse – Authoritative review!

To purchase: http://www.eurohistory.com   “Royal Collections IV. The Grand Ducal House of Hesse” by Arturo E. Béeche and Ilana D Miller. (Eurohistory.com), 324 pages, illustrated throughout.   The Grand Ducal House of Hesse is among the most important of all the German dynasties, providing links to just about every other ruling family in Europe. There are particularly strong ties with Imperial Russia and the Royal family of Britain, which makes for an engrossing read. The story begins in 1567 when the sons of Landgrave Philipp “the Magnificent” divided his vast lands among themselves. From this territorial division stem all the branches of the Hesse family. The Landgraviate of Hesse-Darmstadt became an independent Duchy that same year.  The early years are a succession of reshuffling of territories, as lands were traded, exchanged or inherited when branches of the family died out. Not until Ludwig IV (died 1626) was primogeniture established.  Darmstadt was also in the front line during various wars. The sons of the house were soldiers and patrons of the arts. Landgrave Ernest Ludwig built Wolfsgarten in the 1720s, which became beloved by later generations. In 1806 Landgrave Ludwig X became Grand Duke Ludwig I, courtesy of Napoleon and the Confederation of the Rhine. At this time the Old Palace was built. Schloss Heiligenberg came into the family in the time of Ludwig II. It later became the scene of many family gatherings between the Hesse and Romanov families. Ludwig’s wife Wilhelmine had a second family, believed to be fathered by August Senarclens de Grancy but officially recognised by the Grand Duke as his own. One of these children, Marie, married Alexander II of Russia; the other, Alexander, made a morganatic union with Countess Julie von Hauke and became the ancestor of the Battenberg family. Ludwig II was succeeded by the childless Ludwig III and it was the latter’s nephew the future Ludwig IV who brought in the British connection when in 1862 he married Princess Alice, second daughter of Queen Victoria.  Their daughter Victoria married Alexander and Julie’s son Prince Louis of Battenberg and became the mother of Princess Alice (wife of Prince Andrew of Greece), Queen Louise of Sweden, George the Marquess of Milford Haven and Earl Mountbatten of Burma. Princess Alice of Greece was the mother of the Duke of Edinburgh.  The family of Alice and Ludwig IV suffered tragedy after tragedy. Two daughters, Alix (wife of Nicholas II) and Ella (wife of Grand Duke Sergei Alexandrovich) met their deaths in 1918 at the hands of the Bolsheviks. Ernest Ludwig died just a month before his son George Donatus, his wife Cecile of Greece and their two sons were wiped out in an air crash in thick fog on their way to the wedding of George’s brother Ludwig and Margaret Geddes. Their third child died shortly afterwards from Meningitis. Despite all this Ludwig and Margaret (or Lu and Peg as they were known) devoted themselves to the welfare of the people of Darmstadt, becoming humanitarians and patrons of the arts. Unfortunately, their marriage remained childless and marked the end of the line. The royal turn-out for Peg’s funeral in 1997 shows how popular she was among her adopted family. The final chapter looks at the women of the Hesse-Darmstadt family (who vastly outnumbered the males). The often-neglected female line provides the ancestors of just about every Royal family in Europe, the daughters of Landgrave Louis IX being particularly active in his respect. The authors had the advantage of interviews with many members of the extended Hesse family, including the late Countess Mountbatten of Burma and Prince Alfred of Prussia, who provided some fascinating insights into the life of his father Prince Sigismund in Costa Rica. Prince Alfred attended a Eurohistory Conference in California in 2000 (I never forgot the sight of his queuing with the rest of us in a fast food chain).  As usual with Eurohistory, the book is packed with magnificent photos, many of them previously unpublished. They show that there was a lot of mingling between the various branches of the family, something that has often been played down more recently because of the German links The Duke of Edinburgh’s sisters all married Germans and there are some wonderful pictures of Prince Philip with his German relations, which in the U.K. we don’t often see. I found it particularly interesting to see photos of buildings in Darmstadt destroyed in the Second World War and I also spotted a rare image of a smiling Empress Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia among a group on page 135. The text is authoritative, well researched and easy to read. This work is a “must” for all devotees of European royal history.  A fascinating read, highly recommended. By Coryne Hall –//– To order at EUROHISTORY: http://www.eurohistory.com To order at AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/dp/1944207082?ref=myi_title_dp 6300 Kensington AvenueEast Richmond Heights, CA 94805USAPhone: 510.236.1730Email: books@eurohistory.com / eurohistory@comcast.net / aebeeche@mac.comhttp://www.eurohistory.com
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Waldegrave Tiara

Happy Birthday to Lady Susan Hussey, Baroness Hussey of North Bradley, who turns 80 today! The daughter of the 12th Earl and Countess Waldegrave, sister of the 13th Earl Waldegrave and Lord Waldegrave of North Hill, and the widow Baron Hussey of North Bradley who is the Queen’s long serving Woman of the Bedchamber and […]
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The "Other" Princess Irène of Greece: The Wife of Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark

ICYMI: Many royal romances are played up to be fairytale stories. A young woman meets Prince Charming. The couple falls in love. They then live happily ever after. Peter and his mother Marie This was not to be the case of Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark (1908-1980), son of Prince George of Greece and Denmark (1869-1957) and Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962), and his wife Irène. Prince Peter first met Irène, Marquise de Monléon (1904-1990; née Irina Aleksandrovna Ovtchinnikova), in the summer of 1935. The couple did fall for one another, but many obstacles would await them. Irène Born in the St. Petersburg of Imperial Russia, Irène was the daughter of Aleksandr Ovtchinnikov and Lydia Zourio. With the fall of the empire, the Ovtchinnikov family fled Russia for Western Europe. In November 1919, at the age of fifteen, Irène married Marquis Jehan de Monléon (1885-1950), the son of Marquis Paul de Monléon and Marie Anne Louise Carré‐Kérisouët. The pair were divorced in 1930; they had no children. Lewis Sloden in 1915. Two years later, in November 1932, Irène married Lewis (Louis) Sloden (1892-1961). Mr Sloden worked as an art dealer. In the 1910s, Mr Sloden was hailed as "one of the most perfect ballroom dancers in the world." It was towards the end of this marriage that Irène met the man who was to be her third and final husband: Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark. Irène Ovtchinnikova and Lewis Sloden divorced in 1936. Prince Peter In September 1939, Irène Ovtchinnikova, erstwhile Marquise Jehan de Monléon and Mrs Lewis Sloden, wed Prince Peter in a civil ceremony at the Danish consulate at Madras, India. The couple had been in India since March 1939. Needless to say, Peter's parents were not thrilled with their only son's mésalliance with "the Russian woman," as Marie Bonaparte often referred to her daughter-in-law. Prince George ceased communications with his only son. However, Irène and Peter would not be deterred: in June 1941 they were married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony at Jerusalem. Irène and Peter Peter and Irène's marriage would stand the test of time in name only. Irène did eventually win over her mother-in-law Princess Marie. Prince Peter and his wife shared an enthusiasm for anthropology: the prince had studied anthropology between 1935-1936 at the London School of Economics under the Polish-born anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski and the New Zealander ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth. Irène assisted Peter with his academic endeavours in the Orient. Following the fall of the Greek monarchy, Prince Peter and Princess Irène separated, but they never divorced. Making his base in Copenhagen,  Peter formed a relationship with a young British woman. Irène went her own way and moved to Hong Kong, before returning to Paris in the twilight of life. Embed from Getty Images After forty-one years of marriage, Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark died on 15 October 1980 at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London. Peter had been admitted to hospital on 5 October after suffering a brain haemorrhage. On 13 March 1990, Princess Peter of Greece and Denmark died at Paris. She was eighty-five years-old. Irène was buried next to Peter at the Bernstorff Palace Park at Hovedstaden, Denmark. +++++++ More about Prince Peter and his wife Irène can be read in Marie Bonaparte: A Life by Ceclia Bertin. 
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Another lovely noble engagement

 H Ill H Hereditary Count Konrad von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg and Countess Elisabeth Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau are engaged to be married.  The Hereditary Count,  whose full name is Konrad Karl Eugen Stephan, was born at Schwäbisch Gmund on November 12, 1994.  He is the eldest son and fourth of six children of H Ill H Bernhard Albert Josef Johannes Count von  von Rechberg und Rothenlöwen zu Hohenrechberg and H Ill H Countess Maria Barbara Sofie Michaela Elisabeth Eleonore von Neipperg. I am waiting for confirmation of the names of Countess Elisabeth's parents.   The Hereditary Count is an analyst with DEG, based in Cologne.   He received a Bachelor of Applied Science from Maastricht University's School of Business and Economics and a Master of Science in Study Management from the University of Edinburgh's Business School. Hereditary Count Konrad's oldest sister, Countess Elisabeth married Count Benedikt von Waldburg zu Zeil last August. https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2020/08/the-wedding-of-count-benedikt-von.html
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Today in Royal History | October 25

ICYMI: Feature The 19th Birthday of Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant The Death of Prince Philipp of Hesse in 1980 The Death of Queen Amélie of Portugal in 1961 [The Portuguese Royal Tiaras] The Birth of King Michael of Romania in 1921 The Death of King Alexander of Greece in 1920 Wedding The Wedding of […]
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Sunday, 25 October 2020

Book News November 2020

ICYMI: *contains affiliate links* The Lives of Saint Constantina: Introduction, Translations, and Commentaries (Oxford Early Christian Texts) Hardcover – 4 November 2020 (UK) & 4 January [...] The post Book News November 2020 appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Die 10 größten Schicksalsschläge der britischen Königsfamilie

" data-medium-file="https://i2.wp.com/adelswelt.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/tod-prinzessin-diana.jpg?fit=300%2C199&ssl=1" data-large-file="https://i2.wp.com/adelswelt.de/wp-content/uploads/2018/08/tod-prinzessin-diana.jpg?fit=768%2C509&ssl=1" />Die 10 größten Schicksalsschläge der britischen Königsfamilie verschlagen einem den Atem. Entführungen, Attentate, und Selbstmord... Der Beitrag Die 10 größten Schicksalsschläge der britischen Königsfamilie erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT.
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What did the women of the British Royal Family do before marrying in?

The women who married into the British Royal Family all led varied lives before joining in. Let’s take a look at who they were before they were royal! The Duchess of Cornwall The Duchess of...
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Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Diamond Tiara

ICYMI: Today marks the centenary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who died on this day in 1920. The imperious Russian Grand Duchess who possessed a myriad of jewels so magnificent, including her Bolin Ruby Tiara and Fringe Tiara, that it made her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria jealous, […]
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Today in Royal History | October 25

Feature The 19th Birthday of Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, Duchess of Brabant The Death of Prince Philipp of Hesse in 1980 The Death of Queen Amélie of Portugal in 1961 [The Portuguese Royal Tiaras] The Birth of King Michael of Romania in 1921 The Death of King Alexander of Greece in 1920 Wedding The Wedding of […]
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Saturday, 24 October 2020

The "Other" Princess Irène of Greece: The Wife of Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark

Many royal romances are played up to be fairytale stories. A young woman meets Prince Charming. The couple falls in love. They then live happily ever after. Peter and his mother Marie This was not to be the case of Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark (1908-1980), son of Prince George of Greece and Denmark (1869-1957) and Princess Marie Bonaparte (1882-1962), and his wife Irène. Prince Peter first met Irène, Marquise de Monléon (1904-1990; née Irina Aleksandrovna Ovtchinnikova), in the summer of 1935. The couple did fall for one another, but many obstacles would await them. Irène Born in the St. Petersburg of Imperial Russia, Irène was the daughter of Aleksandr Ovtchinnikov and Lydia Zourio. With the fall of the empire, the Ovtchinnikov family fled Russia for Western Europe. In November 1919, at the age of fifteen, Irène married Marquis Jehan de Monléon (1885-1950), the son of Marquis Paul de Monléon and Marie Anne Louise Carré‐Kérisouët. The pair were divorced in 1930; they had no children. Lewis Sloden in 1915. Two years later, in November 1932, Irène married Lewis (Louis) Sloden (1892-1961). Mr Sloden worked as an art dealer. In the 1910s, Mr Sloden was hailed as "one of the most perfect ballroom dancers in the world." It was towards the end of this marriage that Irène met the man who was to be her third and final husband: Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark. Irène Ovtchinnikova and Lewis Sloden divorced in 1936. Prince Peter In September 1939, Irène Ovtchinnikova, erstwhile Marquise Jehan de Monléon and Mrs Lewis Sloden, wed Prince Peter in a civil ceremony at the Danish consulate at Madras, India. The couple had been in India since March 1939. Needless to say, Peter's parents were not thrilled with their only son's mésalliance with "the Russian woman," as Marie Bonaparte often referred to her daughter-in-law. Prince George ceased communications with his only son. However, Irène and Peter would not be deterred: in June 1941 they were married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony at Jerusalem. Irène and Peter Peter and Irène's marriage would stand the test of time in name only. Irène did eventually win over her mother-in-law Princess Marie. Prince Peter and his wife shared an enthusiasm for anthropology: the prince had studied anthropology between 1935-1936 at the London School of Economics under the Polish-born anthropologist Bronisław Malinowski and the New Zealander ethnologist Sir Raymond Firth. Irène assisted Peter with his academic endeavours in the Orient. Following the fall of the Greek monarchy, Prince Peter and Princess Irène separated, but they never divorced. Making his base in Copenhagen,  Peter formed a relationship with a young British woman. Irène went her own way and moved to Hong Kong, before returning to Paris in the twilight of life. Embed from Getty Images After forty-one years of marriage, Prince Peter of Greece and Denmark died on 15 October 1980 at the National Hospital for Nervous Diseases in London. Peter had been admitted to hospital on 5 October after suffering a brain haemorrhage. On 13 March 1990, Princess Peter of Greece and Denmark died at Paris. She was eighty-five years-old. Irène was buried next to Peter at the Bernstorff Palace Park at Hovedstaden, Denmark. +++++++ More about Prince Peter and his wife Irène can be read in Marie Bonaparte: A Life by Ceclia Bertin. 
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Crown Princess of Japan delivers remarks at Lung Health Conference

Crown Princess Akishino of Japan delivered a video message about lung health on the opening day of the 51st Union World Conference on Lung Health earlier this week. The Crown Princess, who has made the...
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Book News November 2020

*contains affiliate links* The Lives of Saint Constantina: Introduction, Translations, and Commentaries (Oxford Early Christian Texts) Hardcover – 4 November 2020 (UK) & 4 January [...] The post Book News November 2020 appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Diamond Tiara

Today marks the centenary of the Death of Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna, Duchess of Edinburgh and Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who died on this day in 1920. The imperious Russian Grand Duchess who possessed a myriad of jewels so magnificent, including her Bolin Ruby Tiara and Fringe Tiara, that it made her mother-in-law, Queen Victoria jealous, […]
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A new Princess in Albania

ICYMI:   An interview I did earlier this year with the Crown Prince  https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2020/04/an-interview-with-crown-prince-leka.html
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Friday, 23 October 2020

Louise of Prussia – A Prussian through and through (Part two)

ICYMI: Read part one here. In 1879, Louise’s 17-year-old daughter Victoria was introduced to Gustav, the future King of Sweden, and their betrothal was announced later [...] The post Louise of Prussia – A Prussian through and through (Part two) appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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The Crown Prince of Pop Art pandemic-proofs his Saatchi gallery show with personal robots

Next Thursday, Philip Colbert’s ‘Lobsteropolis’ exhibition will be open to the public both physically and virtually
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Royal Ghost Stories on Royal Central

Royal history is peppered with drama and intrigue, containing more than its fair share of tragic ends and tumultuous traumas so it’s perhaps no surprise that there are plenty of ghost tales to go with...
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Today in Royal History | October 22

ICYMI: Feature The Birth of Queen Geraldine of Albania in 2002 [Sapphire Goat Tiara | Ruby Earrings | Diamond Goat Tiara] The Birth of Empress Augusta Victoria of Germany in 1858 [Prussian Clover Coronet] Wedding The Wedding of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece in 1923 Royal Events OTD Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan | Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Banquet Belgian […]
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A new Princess in Albania

  An interview I did earlier this year with the Crown Prince  https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blogspot.com/2020/04/an-interview-with-crown-prince-leka.html
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Thursday, 22 October 2020

Staycations and sunshine have led to a boom in English wine

English Sparkling Wine sales are up at Waitrose and vineyard tours have never been more popular
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Hooray for The Delaunay: The beloved London restaurant is open once again

The chic brasserie is back in action
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Louise of Prussia – A Prussian through and through (Part two)

Read part one here. In 1879, Louise’s 17-year-old daughter Victoria was introduced to Gustav, the future King of Sweden, and their betrothal was announced later [...] The post Louise of Prussia – A Prussian through and through (Part two) appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Today in Royal History | October 22

Feature The Birth of Queen Geraldine of Albania in 2002 [Sapphire Goat Tiara | Ruby Earrings | Diamond Goat Tiara] The Birth of Empress Augusta Victoria of Germany in 1858 [Prussian Clover Coronet] Wedding The Wedding of Prince Paul of Yugoslavia and Princess Olga of Greece in 1923 Royal Events OTD Enthronement of Emperor Naruhito of Japan | Emperor Naruhito’s Enthronement Banquet Belgian […]
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Earl of Athlone in talks with FDR

ICYMI: Embed from Getty Images  October 20, 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt hosted a lunch for members of two royal families at his home in Hyde Park, New York, reports the New York Times. The President "entertained informally at this luncheon in honor of his weekend guest, the Earl of Athlone, Governor General of Canada," who is in the United States to "exemplify the new ties between the United States and Canada."  Lord Athlone's two-day visit to Hyde Park will end tonight when the President returns to Washington.   The Earl, an uncle of King George V, and the President held several conversations, all "clothed in privacy," but it appears they are both concerned about "recent reports of the progress of the war in Europe." Lord Athlone's family and his "small official party" accompanied the President and his mother, Sara, to St. James's Episcopal Church, which is a short drive from the President's home.  The Governor-General remained at Hyde Park as he is suffering from a cold. Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her husband, Prince Felix joined the other guests for lunch, as well as State Department officials, all of whom were invited by the President.  The British guests included Lord Athlone, his wife, Princess Alice, and their daughter Lady May Abel Smith and their staff. Photographers were permitted to take photos of the President and his guest outside the church but due to a prior order from the White House, no photos were taken of the President and Lord Athlone, due to the latter's illness. However, the Governor-General and his party will remain tonight at Hyde Park and leave tomorrow for a brief visit to New York City.
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Wednesday, 21 October 2020

A noble wedding

ICYMI:   Antonius von Schierstädt married Kinga Edle von Poschinger on October 10, 2020 at  the Klosterkirche Maria Himmelfahrt in Dietramszell, near Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria.   One of the officiants was Kinga's first cousin, Father Laszlo von Erffa, a member of the Legionaries of Christ. [Laszlo's older sister Zita von Erffa, a filmmaker, made a documentary about her brother's decision to join the Legion of Christ.  https://www.vice.com/en/article/gy88e4/i-lost-my-brother-to-an-ultra-conservative-religious-order ] The flower girls and pages were  Leopold Pacher-Theinburg, Lorenz, Ladislaya, Ferdinand and Ludwig Burger-Scheidlin,  Mathilda Schierstädt and Josephine, Celeste and Valerie Brugger The groom who was born in 1982, is the son of Eckehard von Schierstädt and Countess Gabrielle on Galen and the bride is the daughter of  Vollrad-Joachim Edler von Poschinger and Archduchess Maria Pilar of Austria, the eldest child of the late Archduke Felix of Austria and late Princess and Duchess Anna-Eugenie of Arenberg.    Kinga is a great-granddaughter of Austria's last emperor, Karl I, and his wife, Zita of Bourbon-Parma.  She was born in Munich on July 11, 1981. She is the head of the Africa IV section with ACN International (Aid to the Church in Need) and specializes in projects for several African countries including Sierra Leone and the Congo. Antonius is a politician active with the CDU party in Germany. The wedding reception was held at the bride's parents' home, Gut Waltersteig, in Eurasburg.  The guests included the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg with their infant son, Prince Charles,  The Prince and Princess of Auersperg-Trautson (Archduchess Constanza of Austria),  and Archduchess Alexandra of Austria  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H67D-wRSNf0 http://www.gut-waltersteig.de/home-engl.html Archduchess Alexandra of Austria,  Antonia (nee Poschinger) and Carl Pacher von Theinburg & their two children. Antonia is the bride's sister Archduchess Gabriela  The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and baby Charles all photos: @Gabi Piesiur  A special thank you to Gabi for allowing me to use her photos.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOyB1Lif_m4 The groom and the bride's first cousin, Laszlo von Erffa, one of the Catholic priests who officiated at the wedding The Prince of Auersperg-Trautson  Archduchess Kinga and her husband, Wolfgang von Erffa  The bride's sisterm, Franziska  Archduchess Constanza (Princess of Auersperg-Trautson) Hubertus Ritter von Burger-Scheidlin, the husband of Benedikta von Poschinger, one of the bride's sister, and one of his children.
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Forget cottage industries, it's all about castle industries in 2020

Ladies who launch
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Louise of Prussia – A Prussian through and through (Part one)

Princess Louise of Prussia was born on 3 December 1838 as the second child of the future Wilhelm I, German Emperor and Augusta of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach. [...] The post Louise of Prussia – A Prussian through and through (Part one) appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Today in Royal History | October 20


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Earl of Athlone in talks with FDR

Embed from Getty Images  October 20, 1940 President Franklin D. Roosevelt hosted a lunch for members of two royal families at his home in Hyde Park, New York, reports the New York Times. The President "entertained informally at this luncheon in honor of his weekend guest, the Earl of Athlone, Governor General of Canada," who is in the United States to "exemplify the new ties between the United States and Canada."  Lord Athlone's two-day visit to Hyde Park will end tonight when the President returns to Washington.   The Earl, an uncle of King George V, and the President held several conversations, all "clothed in privacy," but it appears they are both concerned about "recent reports of the progress of the war in Europe." Lord Athlone's family and his "small official party" accompanied the President and his mother, Sara, to St. James's Episcopal Church, which is a short drive from the President's home.  The Governor-General remained at Hyde Park as he is suffering from a cold. Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg and her husband, Prince Felix joined the other guests for lunch, as well as State Department officials, all of whom were invited by the President.  The British guests included Lord Athlone, his wife, Princess Alice, and their daughter Lady May Abel Smith and their staff. Photographers were permitted to take photos of the President and his guest outside the church but due to a prior order from the White House, no photos were taken of the President and Lord Athlone, due to the latter's illness. However, the Governor-General and his party will remain tonight at Hyde Park and leave tomorrow for a brief visit to New York City.
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Tuesday, 20 October 2020

A noble wedding

  Antonius von Schierstädt married Kinga Edle von Poschinger on October 10, 2020 at  the Klosterkirche Maria Himmelfahrt in Dietramszell, near Bad Tölz-Wolfratshausen in Bavaria.   One of the officiants was Kinga's first cousin, Father Laszlo von Erffa, a member of the Legionaries of Christ. [Laszlo's older sister Zita von Erffa, a filmmaker, made a documentary about her brother's decision to join the Legion of Christ.  https://www.vice.com/en/article/gy88e4/i-lost-my-brother-to-an-ultra-conservative-religious-order ] The flower girls and pages were  Leopold Pacher-Theinburg, Lorenz, Ladislaya, Ferdinand and Ludwig Burger-Scheidlin,  Mathilda Schierstädt and Josephine, Celeste and Valerie Brugger The groom who was born in 1982, is the son of Eckehard von Schierstädt and Countess Gabrielle on Galen and the bride is the daughter of  Vollrad-Joachim Edler von Poschinger and Archduchess Maria Pilar of Austria, the eldest child of the late Archduke Felix of Austria and late Princess and Duchess Anna-Eugenie of Arenberg.    Kinga is a great-granddaughter of Austria's last emperor, Karl I, and his wife, Zita of Bourbon-Parma.  She was born in Munich on July 11, 1981. She is the head of the Africa IV section with ACN International (Aid to the Church in Need) and specializes in projects for several African countries including Sierra Leone and the Congo. Antonius is a politician active with the CDU party in Germany. The wedding reception was held at the bride's parents' home, Gut Waltersteig, in Eurasburg.  The guests included the Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg with their infant son, Prince Charles,  The Prince and Princess of Auersperg-Trautson (Archduchess Constanza of Austria),  and Archduchess Alexandra of Austria  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H67D-wRSNf0 http://www.gut-waltersteig.de/home-engl.html Archduchess Alexandra of Austria,  Antonia (nee Poschinger) and Carl Pacher von Theinburg & their two children. Antonia is the bride's sister Archduchess Gabriela  The Hereditary Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and baby Charles all photos: @Gabi Piesiur  A special thank you to Gabi for allowing me to use her photos.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AOyB1Lif_m4 The groom and the bride's first cousin, Laszlo von Erffa, one of the Catholic priests who officiated at the wedding The Prince of Auersperg-Trautson  Archduchess Kinga and her husband, Wolfgang von Erffa  The bride's sisterm, Franziska  Archduchess Constanza (Princess of Auersperg-Trautson) Hubertus Ritter von Burger-Scheidlin, the husband of Benedikta von Poschinger, one of the bride's sister, and one of his children.
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Best of Bystander: The greatest Halloween parties of all time

Cobwebs, jewels and faux wounds galore at the best Halloween parties Bystander has ever seen
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Royal News – Weekend Update: Monday 19 October 2020

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Today in Royal History | October 20


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Diese Royals haben noch unehelichen Kinder

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Monday, 19 October 2020

Princess Charlotte's godfather Thomas van Straubenzee and his wife Lucy have had a baby

Happy news for the Cambridges' family friends
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The beautiful European Princesses who will one day be Queen

While you are probably aware of Prince George, the boy Prince who is heir to the throne in the UK, you might not be aware of his European counterparts in Spain, Norway and beyond
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Royal News – Weekend Update: Monday 19 October 2020

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Today in Royal History | October 18


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Albert von Belgien zeigt Größe

ICYMI: Albert von Belgien macht einen Schritt auf seine uneheliche Tochter Delphine zu. Der ehemalige König... Der Beitrag Albert von Belgien zeigt Größe erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT.
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Sunday, 18 October 2020

Delphine Boël, Philippe et la famille : convivialité, égalité, fraternité

« Welcome to the family ! », titrait, jovial, le Daily Mail en évoquant la rencontre entre le roi des Belges et la princesse Delphine, « enfant de...
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Diese Royals haben noch unehelichen Kinder

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Queen’s Official Canadian Portrait

ICYMI: The Canadian Government has released a new Official Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada (wearing her Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire Parure with the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit), which was taken by Chris Jackson at Windsor Castle in March 2019. The new Portrait will hang in Canadian … Continue reading Queen’s Official Canadian Portrait
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Today in Royal History | October 18


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Ceremonia de entrega de los Premios Princesa de Asturias 2020


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Saturday, 17 October 2020

A statement from King Albert

ICYMI: Embed from Getty Images   "I fully endorse the communique released by the King and Princess Delphine and I agree with the rationale behind this message."My wife and I are delighted with the King's initiative, the beginning of better times for all of us and especially for Delphine."
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Albert von Belgien zeigt Größe

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Queen’s Official Canadian Portrait

The Canadian Government has released a new Official Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II of Canada (wearing her Modern Sapphire Tiara and George VI Sapphire Parure with the Order of Canada and the Order of Military Merit), which was taken by Chris Jackson at Windsor Castle in March 2019. The new Portrait will hang in Canadian … Continue reading Queen’s Official Canadian Portrait
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Today in Royal History | October 16


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Ceremonia de entrega de los Premios Princesa de Asturias 2020


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Friday, 16 October 2020

A statement from King Albert

Embed from Getty Images   "I fully endorse the communique released by the King and Princess Delphine and I agree with the rationale behind this message."My wife and I are delighted with the King's initiative, the beginning of better times for all of us and especially for Delphine."
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What we learnt about Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi from his Financial Times profile

Princess Beatrice's husband would never be without his wedding ring, only recently discovered the joys of The River Cafe and loves cooking and playing squash
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Luise von Österreich-Toskana brannte mit dem Lehrer ihrer Kinder durch

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Today in Royal History | October 16


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Farah Diba: Ihr traurigster Geburtstag

ICYMI: Farah Diba feiert heute ihren traurigsten Geburtstag. Denn ausgerechnet ihre geliebte Familie kann an ihrem... Der Beitrag Farah Diba: Ihr traurigster Geburtstag erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT.
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Thursday, 15 October 2020

Judith – The first Queen from the Habsburg dynasty

ICYMI: When Judith of Habsburg was born in 1271, her father was just a mere Count, and no one could guess that the Habsburg family would [...] The post Judith – The first Queen from the Habsburg dynasty appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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The romantic story of Menabilly - the real life inspiration for Manderley in Daphne du Maurier's 'Rebecca'

Just as the sprawling house of Manderley cast a spell over the second Mrs de Winter, so too did its real life inspiration, Menabilly, which Du Maurier eventually lived in after the novel's publication
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Royal News: Thursday 15 October 2020

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Today in Royal History | October 14


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Royal News: Wednesday 14 October 2020

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Wednesday, 14 October 2020

Luise von Österreich-Toskana brannte mit dem Lehrer ihrer Kinder durch

Luise von Österreich-Toskana brannte schwanger mit dem Lehrer ihrer Kinder durch und sorgte für einen... Der Beitrag Luise von Österreich-Toskana brannte mit dem Lehrer ihrer Kinder durch erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT.
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Farah Diba: Ihr traurigster Geburtstag

Farah Diba feiert heute ihren traurigsten Geburtstag. Denn ausgerechnet ihre geliebte Familie kann an ihrem... Der Beitrag Farah Diba: Ihr traurigster Geburtstag erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT.
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Judith – The first Queen from the Habsburg dynasty

When Judith of Habsburg was born in 1271, her father was just a mere Count, and no one could guess that the Habsburg family would [...] The post Judith – The first Queen from the Habsburg dynasty appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Today in Royal History | October 14


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Royal News: Wednesday 14 October 2020

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Tuesday, 13 October 2020

Princess Eugenie's second wedding dress designer shares unseen photo to mark second anniversary

Zac Posen wished Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank a happy second wedding anniversary on Instagram, using a never before seen photograph of the couple
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Riviera's Costume Designer on dressing the Smart Set for Season Three of Sky's hit series

As Riviera returns for season three, Elle Blakeman meets the show’s new costume designer Rebecca Hale to talk about the new cast, new setting and why it was time to up the ante with Poppy Delevingne’s wardrobe
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"On ne me demande pas si je vais bien" : L’histoire intime derrière cette phrase de Meghan Markle

ICYMI: L’an passé, Meghan Markle avait accordé une interview au journaliste Tom Bradby, à qui elle avait confié que personne ne lui demandait si elle a...
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Today in Royal History | October 12


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Top public schools in the South-East

The top public schools in the South-East from the Tatler Schools Guide 2021
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Monday, 12 October 2020

When Harry (and Meghan) met Malala: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex join activist Malala Yousafzai

The couple met the Nobel Prize laureate for a candid video call to mark International Day of the Girl
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Rosie van Cutsem and Lucia Ruck Keene collaborate with Brora

Troy London and Brora have created a Fair Isle knit just in time for the 10th anniversary of the Prince of Wales' Campaign for Wool
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