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Tuesday, 19 October 2021

The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Nine

Read about day seven and eight here. The Duke and Duchess arrived in Nüremberg to a royal welcome. In their hotel, the Deutscher Hof, they were given the suite of Hitler’s party congress. The Duke inspected a black-uniformed special Labor Front troop in front of the hotel before withdrawing to the room. A smaller troop [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Nine appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Today in Royal History | October 18

ICYMI: Feature The Death of Princess Gina of Liechtenstein in 1989 [Hapsburg Fringe Tiara | Sapphire Parure | Diamond Earrings | Diamond Choker] The 91st Birthday of Lady Saltoun [Saltoun Tiara] Royal Events OTD Princess of Asturias Awards in 2019 Stortingsmiddag 2019  Olympic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2016 Swedish Royal Wedding Dresses Exhibition in 2016 The Iranian State Visit to France in 1961 Banquet at … Continue reading Today in Royal History | October 18
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Monday, 18 October 2021

Margrethe II, retour sur sa visite officielle au Groenland en 22 photos

La reine Margrethe II de Danemark a passé cinq jours au Groenland. Retour en images sur cette visite officielle, effectuée 100 ans après celle de s...
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Christian de Danemark, prince charmant sur les portraits de ses 16 ans

Le prince Christian de Danemark a fêté son 16 e anniversaire, vendredi. L’occasion pour le Palais de dévoiler deux nouveaux portraits de l’a...
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Maxima en vert jusqu’à la pointe de ses bottes à Delft

ICYMI: La reine Maxima des Pays-Bas s’est rendue ce jeudi à Delft, pour y assister à une représentation théâtrale sur les conséquences de la crise sa...
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Book Review: Sisters: Princess Daisy of Pless & Shelagh Duchess of Westminster by Barbara Borkowy

*contains affiliate links* Sisters: Princess Daisy of Pless & Shelagh Duchess of Westminster by Barbara Borkowy tells the story of Mary Theresa Olivia Cornwallis-West and Constance Cornwallis-West, who lived in the late Victorian and Edwardian age. The women, who were known by their nicknames, Daisy and Shelagh respectively, both made brilliant matches, but both were [read more] The post Book Review: Sisters: Princess Daisy of Pless & Shelagh Duchess of Westminster by Barbara Borkowy appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Today in Royal History | October 18

Feature The Death of Princess Gina of Liechtenstein in 1989 [Hapsburg Fringe Tiara | Sapphire Parure | Diamond Earrings | Diamond Choker] The 91st Birthday of Lady Saltoun [Saltoun Tiara] Royal Events OTD Princess of Asturias Awards in 2019 Stortingsmiddag 2019  Olympic Reception at Buckingham Palace in 2016 Swedish Royal Wedding Dresses Exhibition in 2016 The Iranian State Visit to France in 1961 Banquet at … Continue reading Today in Royal History | October 18
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Sunday, 17 October 2021

Le portrait de "Marie-Antoinette à la rose" fut peint pour étouffer un scandale

Il est l’un des portraits les plus célèbres de l’épouse du roi Louis XVI. Mais on ignore souvent que Mme Vigée-Lebrun peignit son «Marie-Anto...
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The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Six

ICYMI: Read about day five here. On 16 October, they visited Düsseldorf, where they went to an industrial exhibition. Wallis thought this was particularly boring, but the Duke was fascinated by it all. They were perhaps most surprised by the reception they received there. A huge crowd had gathered there, which had not been expected by [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Six appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Royautés, le saviez-vous ? - L'Aston Martin du prince Charles roule au vin et au fromage

ICYMI: L'Aston Martin du prince Charles ne roule pas à n'importe quelle essence mais au bioéthanol à base de vin et de fromage.
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Georges Mikhaïlovitch et Rebecca Bettarini : Mariage impérial à Saint-Pétersbourg

Les Romanov sont de retour dans l’histoire de la Russie moderne. Pour la première fois depuis l’arrivée au pouvoir des bolcheviques, un « hé...
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Today in Royal History | October 16

ICYMI: Feature The Death of Princess Olga of Yugoslavia in 1997 [Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara| Boucheron Diamond Tiara|Emerald Earrings | Ruby Parure] The Death of Queen Farida of Egypt in 1988 [Queen Farida’s Diamond Peacock Tiara] The Death of Princess Theodora, Margravine of Baden in 1969 [Baden Sunburst Tiara | Baden Ruby Wreath Tiara] The Birth of Lady Elizabeth Longman in 1924 The Birth … Continue reading Today in Royal History | October 16
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Saturday, 16 October 2021

Maxima en vert jusqu’à la pointe de ses bottes à Delft

La reine Maxima des Pays-Bas s’est rendue ce jeudi à Delft, pour y assister à une représentation théâtrale sur les conséquences de la crise sa...
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Elizabeth II, toute pimpante en rose malgré sa canne, au Pays de Galles

ICYMI: La reine Elizabeth II s’est rendue, ce jeudi, à Cardiff au Pays de Galles, en compagnie du prince Charles et de sa femme Camilla, pour y ouvrir le ...
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Un morceau d’une robe de Marie-Antoinette en vente à Paris ce vendredi

ICYMI: Le morceau d’une manche d’une robe ayant appartenu à la reine Marie-Antoinette sera mis en vente, ce vendredi à l’hôtel Drouot, sous le marte...
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The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Six

Read about day five here. On 16 October, they visited Düsseldorf, where they went to an industrial exhibition. Wallis thought this was particularly boring, but the Duke was fascinated by it all. They were perhaps most surprised by the reception they received there. A huge crowd had gathered there, which had not been expected by [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Six appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Today in Royal History | October 16

Feature The Death of Princess Olga of Yugoslavia in 1997 [Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara| Boucheron Diamond Tiara|Emerald Earrings | Ruby Parure] The Death of Queen Farida of Egypt in 1988 [Queen Farida’s Diamond Peacock Tiara] The Death of Princess Theodora, Margravine of Baden in 1969 [Baden Sunburst Tiara | Baden Ruby Wreath Tiara] The Birth of Lady Elizabeth Longman in 1924 The Birth … Continue reading Today in Royal History | October 16
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Friday, 15 October 2021

Royautés, le saviez-vous ? - L'Aston Martin du prince Charles roule au vin et au fromage

L'Aston Martin du prince Charles ne roule pas à n'importe quelle essence mais au bioéthanol à base de vin et de fromage.
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Au mariage du Roi dragon et de la belle Jetsun Pema, il y a 10 ans

ICYMI: Le roi du Bhoutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck et la reine Jetsun Pema ont fêté, ce mercredi, leur 10 e anniversaire de mariage. Retour en imag...
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Quand Kate et Meghan portent les bijoux de Diana

ICYMI: Kate Middleton et Meghan Markle ont hérité de plusieurs bijoux de leur défunte belle-mère Diana Spencer, des pièces qu'elles arborent souvent lor...
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The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Five

Read about day four here. On 15 October, the Duke and Duchess woke up in Essen after taking a night train. They visited the Krupp’s Armaments Factory, but Wallis, as a woman, was not allowed inside the factory. The Duke went inside to see the enormous Hindenburg Hall with working spaces for 3,500 men building [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Five appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Elizabeth II, toute pimpante en rose malgré sa canne, au Pays de Galles

La reine Elizabeth II s’est rendue, ce jeudi, à Cardiff au Pays de Galles, en compagnie du prince Charles et de sa femme Camilla, pour y ouvrir le ...
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Thursday, 14 October 2021

Un morceau d’une robe de Marie-Antoinette en vente à Paris ce vendredi

Le morceau d’une manche d’une robe ayant appartenu à la reine Marie-Antoinette sera mis en vente, ce vendredi à l’hôtel Drouot, sous le marte...
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La reine Elizabeth II et la princesse Anne s’offrent une rare sortie publique mère-fille

ICYMI: La reine Elizabeth II était accompagnée de sa fille la princesse Anne pour assister, ce mardi, à une cérémonie religieuse à l’abbaye de Westmi...
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Koning krijgt vernieuwde bijbel

ICYMI: Koning Willem-Alexander neemt woensdagmiddag in de Grote Kerk in Den Haag het eerste exemplaar in ontvangst van de NBV21, de vernieuwde Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling. Hij doet dat in zijn hoedanigheid als...
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The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Four

Read about day three here. On 14 October, the Duke and Duchess visited the Berlin War Museum and the Pergamon Museum. The original plan had been a visit to Brunswick but the weather took a turn for the worse, making flying not possible. The Duke had a Turkish bath afterwards and had lunch with Wallis [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Four appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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Au mariage du Roi dragon et de la belle Jetsun Pema, il y a 10 ans

Le roi du Bhoutan Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck et la reine Jetsun Pema ont fêté, ce mercredi, leur 10 e anniversaire de mariage. Retour en imag...
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Wednesday, 13 October 2021

Quand Kate et Meghan portent les bijoux de Diana

Kate Middleton et Meghan Markle ont hérité de plusieurs bijoux de leur défunte belle-mère Diana Spencer, des pièces qu'elles arborent souvent lor...
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Desfile Día de la Fiesta Nacional


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Koning krijgt vernieuwde bijbel

Koning Willem-Alexander neemt woensdagmiddag in de Grote Kerk in Den Haag het eerste exemplaar in ontvangst van de NBV21, de vernieuwde Nieuwe Bijbelvertaling. Hij doet dat in zijn hoedanigheid als...
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Princesse Delphine : "Mes enfants ont rencontré leur grand-père, c'était très émouvant"

ICYMI: Ses enfants ont été présentés à Albert II, comme Delphine l’a confié en primeur à Paris Match Belgique. Mais, à quelques jours de sa grande ...
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La reine Elizabeth II et la princesse Anne s’offrent une rare sortie publique mère-fille

La reine Elizabeth II était accompagnée de sa fille la princesse Anne pour assister, ce mardi, à une cérémonie religieuse à l’abbaye de Westmi...
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Tuesday, 12 October 2021

Norwegian Opening of Parliament 2021

ICYMI: View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Royal Watcher (@the_royal_watcher) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Det Norske Kongehuset (@detnorskekongehus) King Harald V of Norway (wearing the Order of St. Olav and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit) was joined by Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon, as he presided over … Continue reading Norwegian Opening of Parliament 2021
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Desfile Día de la Fiesta Nacional


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Harry et Meghan : leur fille Lilibet privée de baptême à Windsor ?

Le duc et la duchesse de Sussex s'activent en coulisses pour organiser le baptême de leur fille. D'après «The Telegraph», les festivités n'auront...
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The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Two

Read about day one here. On the second day of their visit to Germany, the Duke and Duchess had separate programs. Wallis was taken to a Nazi Welfare Society department workhouse, where she was shown women who were sewing clothes for the poor. Wallis’s mother Alice had also once sewn clothes for the poor, and [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day Two appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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The Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe weds Iranian pianist

ICYMI: The Prince and Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe  @Netty Leistra The third time might be the charm for Alexander, the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. who wed Iranian-born Mahkameh Navibi on Saturday, October 9  at the Stadtkirche in Bückeburg. His first two marriages were dissolved by divorce.  Alexander 62 and Mahkameh, 40 have been in a couple since 2016.   She is a concert pianist and they share a love of music.   They were married in a civil ceremony at Bückeburg on September 12, 2020, but the religious wedding was put on hold until this year due to COVID-19.  @Netty Leistra Prince Alexander's first marriage was in 1993 when he married Princess Marie Louise "Lilly" of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.  They divorced in 2002.  Five years later, he married Munich lawyer Nadja Anna Zsoeks.   This marriage ended in divorce in 2018.  He has one son, Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus, 27, by his first marriage and two daughters, Princesses Felipa, 12, and 10-year-old Princess Philomena. Princess Felipa and Princess Philomena carried their new stepmother's train. Alexander and his first wife,  Lilly,  remain close friends.  She had her second husband Lambros Milona, and their daughter Lana were guests at Alexander's second wedding.  Lilly also attended Alexander and Mahkameh's civil wedding, and today, she was the bride's maid of honor.  Lilly described Alexander's new wife as "an absolute person of the heart, that connects us." The guest list included members of German, Luxembourg, and Austrian royalty, including Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia,  Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg,  Archduke Karl of Austria, who was accompanied by Christian Reid,  Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria and her husband, Daniel Terberger, the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Hanover, the Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, Count Charles and Countess Sarah von Faber-Castell, Prince Manual and Princess Anna of Bavaria, Prince Viktor and Princess Jungeun Anes of Isenburg,  The Prince and Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, the Prince and Princess of Leiningen. After the wedding, the bride and groom and their guests returned to Schloss Bückeburg for a reception and a ball. All three of Prince Alexander's weddings took place in the Stadtkirche and all three of his brides wore a Schaumburg-Lippe family tiara, which was also worn by Alexander's mother, Baroness Benita von Tiele-Winckler at her wedding in 1953 to Philipp-Ernst Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. Alexander, who was born on Christmas Day 1958, became heir to his father following the death of his older brother,  Georg-Wilhelm in 1983. They announced their engagement on January 8, 2020.   The Prince may have been a bit skeptical at first when he contemplated a third marriage.  But he told a reporter from the German magazine, Bunte:  “You only say yes a third time if you are extremely convinced and happy. And that’s me. We’ve been doing everything together since 2016 and we’re very much in love.    Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images   @Netty Leistra My thanks to my dear friend Netty Leistra who allowed me to use three of her photos.  She is the copyright holder.  Unfortunately for royal bloggers such as myself,  the Getty images of this wedding do not include embedding, which means I cannot use them.  
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Monday, 11 October 2021

Norwegian Opening of Parliament 2021

View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Royal Watcher (@the_royal_watcher) View this post on Instagram A post shared by Det Norske Kongehuset (@detnorskekongehus) King Harald V of Norway (wearing the Order of St. Olav and the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit) was joined by Queen Sonja and Crown Prince Haakon, as he presided over … Continue reading Norwegian Opening of Parliament 2021
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Princesse Delphine : "Mes enfants ont rencontré leur grand-père, c'était très émouvant"

Ses enfants ont été présentés à Albert II, comme Delphine l’a confié en primeur à Paris Match Belgique. Mais, à quelques jours de sa grande ...
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Affaire Epstein: la police britannique ne prendra pas de mesure contre le prince Andrew

La police britannique a indiqué qu'elle ne prendrait aucune autre mesure après avoir réexaminé des accusations d'agressions sexuelles ciblant le p...
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The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day One

From the summer of 1937, the Duke of Windsor had proposed a visit to Germany. With the Second World War looming, the policy of the British government was still one of appeasement and diplomats still made regular visits to Berlin. Most believed that communist Russia was the ultimate bad guy, and attempts were still being [read more] The post The Year of the Duchess of Windsor – Tour of Germany Day One appeared first on History of Royal Women.
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The Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe weds Iranian pianist

The Prince and Princess of Schaumburg-Lippe  @Netty Leistra The third time might be the charm for Alexander, the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. who wed Iranian-born Mahkameh Navibi on Saturday, October 9  at the Stadtkirche in Bückeburg. His first two marriages were dissolved by divorce.  Alexander 62 and Mahkameh, 40 have been in a couple since 2016.   She is a concert pianist and they share a love of music.   They were married in a civil ceremony at Bückeburg on September 12, 2020, but the religious wedding was put on hold until this year due to COVID-19.  @Netty Leistra Prince Alexander's first marriage was in 1993 when he married Princess Marie Louise "Lilly" of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.  They divorced in 2002.  Five years later, he married Munich lawyer Nadja Anna Zsoeks.   This marriage ended in divorce in 2018.  He has one son, Hereditary Prince Heinrich Donatus, 27, by his first marriage and two daughters, Princesses Felipa, 12, and 10-year-old Princess Philomena. Princess Felipa and Princess Philomena carried their new stepmother's train. Alexander and his first wife,  Lilly,  remain close friends.  She had her second husband Lambros Milona, and their daughter Lana were guests at Alexander's second wedding.  Lilly also attended Alexander and Mahkameh's civil wedding, and today, she was the bride's maid of honor.  Lilly described Alexander's new wife as "an absolute person of the heart, that connects us." The guest list included members of German, Luxembourg, and Austrian royalty, including Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia,  Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg,  Archduke Karl of Austria, who was accompanied by Christian Reid,  Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria and her husband, Daniel Terberger, the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Hanover, the Earl and Countess of St. Andrews, Count Charles and Countess Sarah von Faber-Castell, Prince Manual and Princess Anna of Bavaria, Prince Viktor and Princess Jungeun Anes of Isenburg,  The Prince and Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, the Prince and Princess of Leiningen. After the wedding, the bride and groom and their guests returned to Schloss Bückeburg for a reception and a ball. All three of Prince Alexander's weddings took place in the Stadtkirche and all three of his brides wore a Schaumburg-Lippe family tiara, which was also worn by Alexander's mother, Baroness Benita von Tiele-Winckler at her wedding in 1953 to Philipp-Ernst Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe. Alexander, who was born on Christmas Day 1958, became heir to his father following the death of his older brother,  Georg-Wilhelm in 1983. They announced their engagement on January 8, 2020.   The Prince may have been a bit skeptical at first when he contemplated a third marriage.  But he told a reporter from the German magazine, Bunte:  “You only say yes a third time if you are extremely convinced and happy. And that’s me. We’ve been doing everything together since 2016 and we’re very much in love.    Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images   @Netty Leistra My thanks to my dear friend Netty Leistra who allowed me to use three of her photos.  She is the copyright holder.  Unfortunately for royal bloggers such as myself,  the Getty images of this wedding do not include embedding, which means I cannot use them.  
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Sunday, 10 October 2021

Charlène de Monaco: sa nouvelle opération s'est "bien passée"

ICYMI: La princesse Charlène de Monaco a subi vendredi en Afrique du Sudune intervention chirurgicale qui s'est "très bien passée".
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Two ceremonies for Princess Xenia and William B. Leeds Jr.

ICYMI:   The wedding of Princess Xenia of Russia and William B. Leeds Jr.  took place this afternoon in Paris, and, according to the New York Times, it was a "strange mixture of the past and the present." Xenia, a "charming young princess," a descendant of Nicholas I of Russia, now living in exile was united in marriage to the son of the late William B. Leeds, the tinplate magnet, who died in 1908.    Young William was only 5 years old when his father died. William Leeds is the stepson of his new wife's uncle, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, who married Nancy Leeds -- now HRH Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark in February 1920 after an engagement that lasted for six years. Princess Xenia is the daughter of the late Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch of Russia who was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1919 and Princess Marie of Greece, the daughter of King George I of the Hellenes and Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova of Russia. The couple was married in two religious ceremonies.  The first wedding was celebrated at the American Church of the Holy Trinity.  This service started at 2:30 p.m. and did not last long.  At 3 p.m., the couple arrived at the  Russian church, where the ceremony was "held with all the pomp of Orthodox rites. Xenia wore a "white brocade wedding dress and a long train," which was carried by Prince Peter and Princess Eugenie, the two children of Prince and Princess George of Greece.  Her "simple white veil" was held in place by a "wreath of orange blossoms," and she was led up the aisle by the bridegroom.   Leeds chose to wear an "afternoon coat and a white flower in his buttonhole," to an altar in the center of the church as the choir sang a Gregorian chant. William and Xenia "looked curiously frail beneath the great gilded dome covered with huge figures of saints staring down on all sides." the two witnesses,  Prince Christopher of Greece, who is married to William's mother, and Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch, stood behind the bride and groom, as other family members and wedding guests stood in a circle around them. The guest list featured the Dowager Queen Olga of the Hellenes, Prince George of Greece, and numerous Russian Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses now living in Paris. The New York Times correspondent noted that "there was something almost pathetic in the sight of these people born to rule, without to rule today, as they stood there attending a ceremony which broke tradition for generations dear to them that a princess of a reigning house can only wed one of the royal blood." After the gold crowns "studded with precious stones" were held over their heads, the couple walked three times around the altar.   When the ceremony was over,  the newlyweds, now Mr. and Mrs. William B. Leeds Jr., got into a car and drove to the Ritz where the reception was held. The honeymoon will be spent in England. If you liked this article, perhaps you can buy me a latte 
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Juan Carlos : le roi déchu a le mal du pays

Il y a un an, éclaboussé par des scandales financiers et sentimentaux, Juan Carlos s’expatriait aux Émirats arabes unis. Sur l’île où il vit ...
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Let the celebrations begin

ICYMI:   The Duke of Aosta,  Grand Duke George, the Prince of Venice, and Prince Charles-Philippe of Orleans, Duke of Anjou,  (provided to me by a friend who is attending the wedding.) Tonight -- actually now -- the  Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, will play host to a cocktail reception to welcome the foreign guests who have been invited to Grand Duke George and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini's wedding.  The reception commences at 7 pm and will end at 1 a.m.   There is a catch, however, guests cannot stay for the entire time.  Covid restrictions are in place and only 100 guests at a time can be at the reception.  The menu featured drinks and finger food.   A private family dinner for about 20 guests took place at the Vladimir Palace before the reception.   Grand Duke George and Victoria Romanovna were present for the dinner and stayed for the entire drinks reception. https://www.fontanka.ru/2021/09/30/70167197/ More guests include the Duke and Duke of Braganza, Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, Prince Rudolf and Princess Tilsim of Liechtenstein, Prince Wenzelaus of Liechtenstein, Crown Prince Leka and Crown Princess Elia of Albania, Prince Joachim and Princess Yasmine Murat, Prince Muhammad Ali and Princess Noal Zaher of Egypt, Prince Davit Bagration, Princess Irina Bagration, Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels, Peru's ambassador to the UK, and his wife, Desiree Prinzessin von Preussen, who is a younger half-sister Grand Duke George's father,  Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia.   A number of regrets are due to Covid.   The Vladimir Palace was the last imperial palace built in St. Petersburg.   The front of the palace faces the Palace Embankment and the Neva, as does the Marble and Winter Palaces.   The palace was constructed for Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909), a younger son of Emperor Alexander II.  Construction began in 1867 and was completed in 1872, two years before the Grand Duke's marriage to HH Duchess Marie Mecklenburg-Schwerin.   Embed from Getty Images Vladimir and Marie Pavlovna, as she was known after her marriage, were the parents of four children: Grand Duke Kirill (1876-1938), Grand Duke Boris (1877-1943), Grand Duke Andrew (1879-1956), and Grand Duchess Helen (1882-1957).   Embed from Getty Images     [In 1902, Helen married Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, third son of King Gorge I of the Hellenes and Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova of Russia.  They were the parents of three daughters, Olga (HRH Princess Paul of Yugoslavia), Elisabeth (HRH Countess von Toerring-Jettenbach) and Marina (HRH The Duchess of Kent)]. Embed from Getty Images   Grand Duke Kirill married his first cousin, HRH Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, the divorced wife of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and By Rhine. Victoria Melita was the second daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Alexander II.   Embed from Getty Images Kirill and Victoria Melita were married in 1905.  After Nicholas II recognized the marriage, Victoria, who had converted to Orthodoxy, was styled as Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia. They had three children: Maria (1907-1951) who married Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen in 1925), Kira (1909-1967), the wife of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, the head of the Imperial House of Germany), and Wladimir (1917-1992). After the deaths of Nicholas II, his son Alexis and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich,  Grand Duke Kirill succeeded as de jure Emperor of all the Russias.  Following his death, Wladimir became head of the Imperial House. Embed from Getty Images  Grand Duke George is a descendant of both Queen Victoria and Alexander II. Victoria - Alfred - Victoria Melita - Wladimir - Maria - George Victoria - Victoria - Wilhelm II - Joachim - Karl Franz Josef - Franz Wilhelm - George  Alexander II - Maria Alexandrovna -Victoria Melita - Wladimir - Maria  - George Alexander II - Vladimir - Kirill - Wladimir - Maria - George The marriage between HIH Grand Duke Georg and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini will take place tomorrow at noon at St. Isaac's Cathedral. https://royalbooknews.blogspot.com/2021/09/scholarly-look-at-romanov-weddings.html
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Prinz Philippos: Hochzeit mit traurigem Beigeschmack

ICYMI: Prinz Philippos wird in wenigen Wochen seine große Liebe kirchlich heiraten. Doch die royale Hochzeit hat auch einen traurigen Beigeschmack. Denn zwei wichtige Menschen können nicht mehr dabei sein. Prinz Philippos erwartet königliche Gäste bei seiner Hochzeit Ihr großer Tag rückt langsam näher. Am 23. Oktober werden Prinz Philippos und Prinzessin Nina endlich kirchlich heiraten.... Der Beitrag Prinz Philippos: Hochzeit mit traurigem Beigeschmack erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT von anika helm.
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Saturday, 9 October 2021

ICYMI:   October 8, 1921 Princess Xenia of Russia and William B. Leeds Jr. were married today in Paris in a civil ceremony, reports the Associated Press. Xenia is the younger daughter of the late Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, who was executed by the Bolsheviks in January 1919, and Princess Marie of Greece and Denmark, a sister of King Constantine of the Hellenes,   Mr. Leeds is the only child of the late tin plate magnate William B. Leeds and his second wife, Nancy Stewart, now Princess Anastasia of Greece. The bride and groom are both nineteen years old. The ceremony was "conducted with the utmost simplicity with only the close relatives of the young couple attending."   The mayor performed the ceremony in his office, which took place "in less than five minutes." The ceremony was "interrupted several times by the loud clicking of cameras.: Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch of Russia and Prince Christopher of Greece were the witnesses for the bride and groom, respectively.   Prince Christopher is the groom's stepson. The Princess was accompanied by her mother, Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna, and her sister, Princess Nina.   She wore  a "yellow crepe dress with a cape of the same material, a brown toque with a large feather of a similar shade, and shoes and stockings of the same color." Mr. Leeds, who arrived with his mother, "was dressed entirely in gray." The Orthodox wedding will take place tomorrow.  The newlyweds will then leave for London for their honeymoon, part of which will be spent on a houseboat.  They plan to "tour the canals in England and France and then to travel two or three years." The couple has received numerous wedding gifts, including a diamond and ruby pendant with a crown from King George V and Queen Mary.  Queen Mother Alexandra's gift is an amethyst and diamond bracelet.  Other gifts include a fan from Princess Mary, a sapphire ring from the Crown Prince and Princess of Romania, a diamond and ruby tiara from Prince Christopher and Princess Anastasia, a gold pendant watch set in sapphires from Prince George and Princess Marie of  Greece,  and a diamond leaf brooch from Grand Duchess Anastasia.  Members of the groom's family also sent jewels. Princess Anastasia's secretary told the Associated Press that William has been given an allowance by his mother to live "pending his coming of age."  She would not state the amount of the allowance but said that it was 'sufficient for a gentleman to live on." If you liked this article, perhaps you can buy me a cup of coffee
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Two ceremonies for Princess Xenia and William B. Leeds Jr.

  The wedding of Princess Xenia of Russia and William B. Leeds Jr.  took place this afternoon in Paris, and, according to the New York Times, it was a "strange mixture of the past and the present." Xenia, a "charming young princess," a descendant of Nicholas I of Russia, now living in exile was united in marriage to the son of the late William B. Leeds, the tinplate magnet, who died in 1908.    Young William was only 5 years old when his father died. William Leeds is the stepson of his new wife's uncle, Prince Christopher of Greece and Denmark, who married Nancy Leeds -- now HRH Princess Anastasia of Greece and Denmark in February 1920 after an engagement that lasted for six years. Princess Xenia is the daughter of the late Grand Duke George Mikhailovitch of Russia who was executed by the Bolsheviks in 1919 and Princess Marie of Greece, the daughter of King George I of the Hellenes and Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova of Russia. The couple was married in two religious ceremonies.  The first wedding was celebrated at the American Church of the Holy Trinity.  This service started at 2:30 p.m. and did not last long.  At 3 p.m., the couple arrived at the  Russian church, where the ceremony was "held with all the pomp of Orthodox rites. Xenia wore a "white brocade wedding dress and a long train," which was carried by Prince Peter and Princess Eugenie, the two children of Prince and Princess George of Greece.  Her "simple white veil" was held in place by a "wreath of orange blossoms," and she was led up the aisle by the bridegroom.   Leeds chose to wear an "afternoon coat and a white flower in his buttonhole," to an altar in the center of the church as the choir sang a Gregorian chant. William and Xenia "looked curiously frail beneath the great gilded dome covered with huge figures of saints staring down on all sides." the two witnesses,  Prince Christopher of Greece, who is married to William's mother, and Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch, stood behind the bride and groom, as other family members and wedding guests stood in a circle around them. The guest list featured the Dowager Queen Olga of the Hellenes, Prince George of Greece, and numerous Russian Grand Dukes and Grand Duchesses now living in Paris. The New York Times correspondent noted that "there was something almost pathetic in the sight of these people born to rule, without to rule today, as they stood there attending a ceremony which broke tradition for generations dear to them that a princess of a reigning house can only wed one of the royal blood." After the gold crowns "studded with precious stones" were held over their heads, the couple walked three times around the altar.   When the ceremony was over,  the newlyweds, now Mr. and Mrs. William B. Leeds Jr., got into a car and drove to the Ritz where the reception was held. The honeymoon will be spent in England. If you liked this article, perhaps you can buy me a latte 
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Charlène de Monaco: sa nouvelle opération s'est "bien passée"

La princesse Charlène de Monaco a subi vendredi en Afrique du Sudune intervention chirurgicale qui s'est "très bien passée".
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Let the celebrations begin

  The Duke of Aosta,  Grand Duke George, the Prince of Venice, and Prince Charles-Philippe of Orleans, Duke of Anjou,  (provided to me by a friend who is attending the wedding.) Tonight -- actually now -- the  Vladimir Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia, will play host to a cocktail reception to welcome the foreign guests who have been invited to Grand Duke George and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini's wedding.  The reception commences at 7 pm and will end at 1 a.m.   There is a catch, however, guests cannot stay for the entire time.  Covid restrictions are in place and only 100 guests at a time can be at the reception.  The menu featured drinks and finger food.   A private family dinner for about 20 guests took place at the Vladimir Palace before the reception.   Grand Duke George and Victoria Romanovna were present for the dinner and stayed for the entire drinks reception. https://www.fontanka.ru/2021/09/30/70167197/ More guests include the Duke and Duke of Braganza, Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, Prince Rudolf and Princess Tilsim of Liechtenstein, Prince Wenzelaus of Liechtenstein, Crown Prince Leka and Crown Princess Elia of Albania, Prince Joachim and Princess Yasmine Murat, Prince Muhammad Ali and Princess Noal Zaher of Egypt, Prince Davit Bagration, Princess Irina Bagration, Juan Carlos Gamarra Skeels, Peru's ambassador to the UK, and his wife, Desiree Prinzessin von Preussen, who is a younger half-sister Grand Duke George's father,  Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia.   A number of regrets are due to Covid.   The Vladimir Palace was the last imperial palace built in St. Petersburg.   The front of the palace faces the Palace Embankment and the Neva, as does the Marble and Winter Palaces.   The palace was constructed for Grand Duke Vladimir Alexandrovich (1847-1909), a younger son of Emperor Alexander II.  Construction began in 1867 and was completed in 1872, two years before the Grand Duke's marriage to HH Duchess Marie Mecklenburg-Schwerin.   Embed from Getty Images Vladimir and Marie Pavlovna, as she was known after her marriage, were the parents of four children: Grand Duke Kirill (1876-1938), Grand Duke Boris (1877-1943), Grand Duke Andrew (1879-1956), and Grand Duchess Helen (1882-1957).   Embed from Getty Images     [In 1902, Helen married Prince Nicholas of Greece and Denmark, third son of King Gorge I of the Hellenes and Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinova of Russia.  They were the parents of three daughters, Olga (HRH Princess Paul of Yugoslavia), Elisabeth (HRH Countess von Toerring-Jettenbach) and Marina (HRH The Duchess of Kent)]. Embed from Getty Images   Grand Duke Kirill married his first cousin, HRH Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, the divorced wife of Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig of Hesse and By Rhine. Victoria Melita was the second daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna of Russia, daughter of Alexander II.   Embed from Getty Images Kirill and Victoria Melita were married in 1905.  After Nicholas II recognized the marriage, Victoria, who had converted to Orthodoxy, was styled as Grand Duchess Victoria Feodorovna of Russia. They had three children: Maria (1907-1951) who married Karl, 6th Prince of Leiningen in 1925), Kira (1909-1967), the wife of Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia, the head of the Imperial House of Germany), and Wladimir (1917-1992). After the deaths of Nicholas II, his son Alexis and Grand Duke Michael Alexandrovich,  Grand Duke Kirill succeeded as de jure Emperor of all the Russias.  Following his death, Wladimir became head of the Imperial House. Embed from Getty Images  Grand Duke George is a descendant of both Queen Victoria and Alexander II. Victoria - Alfred - Victoria Melita - Wladimir - Maria - George Victoria - Victoria - Wilhelm II - Joachim - Karl Franz Josef - Franz Wilhelm - George  Alexander II - Maria Alexandrovna -Victoria Melita - Wladimir - Maria  - George Alexander II - Vladimir - Kirill - Wladimir - Maria - George The marriage between HIH Grand Duke Georg and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini will take place tomorrow at noon at St. Isaac's Cathedral. https://royalbooknews.blogspot.com/2021/09/scholarly-look-at-romanov-weddings.html
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Maxima, son clin d’œil élégant et coloré à Frida Kahlo

La reine Maxima des Pays-Bas a inauguré, ce jeudi, une exposition consacrée à l’artiste mexicaine Frida Kahlo dans un look choisi tout spécialem...
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Friday, 8 October 2021

  October 8, 1921 Princess Xenia of Russia and William B. Leeds Jr. were married today in Paris in a civil ceremony, reports the Associated Press. Xenia is the younger daughter of the late Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, who was executed by the Bolsheviks in January 1919, and Princess Marie of Greece and Denmark, a sister of King Constantine of the Hellenes,   Mr. Leeds is the only child of the late tin plate magnate William B. Leeds and his second wife, Nancy Stewart, now Princess Anastasia of Greece. The bride and groom are both nineteen years old. The ceremony was "conducted with the utmost simplicity with only the close relatives of the young couple attending."   The mayor performed the ceremony in his office, which took place "in less than five minutes." The ceremony was "interrupted several times by the loud clicking of cameras.: Grand Duke Dimitri Pavlovitch of Russia and Prince Christopher of Greece were the witnesses for the bride and groom, respectively.   Prince Christopher is the groom's stepson. The Princess was accompanied by her mother, Grand Duchess Marie Georgievna, and her sister, Princess Nina.   She wore  a "yellow crepe dress with a cape of the same material, a brown toque with a large feather of a similar shade, and shoes and stockings of the same color." Mr. Leeds, who arrived with his mother, "was dressed entirely in gray." The Orthodox wedding will take place tomorrow.  The newlyweds will then leave for London for their honeymoon, part of which will be spent on a houseboat.  They plan to "tour the canals in England and France and then to travel two or three years." The couple has received numerous wedding gifts, including a diamond and ruby pendant with a crown from King George V and Queen Mary.  Queen Mother Alexandra's gift is an amethyst and diamond bracelet.  Other gifts include a fan from Princess Mary, a sapphire ring from the Crown Prince and Princess of Romania, a diamond and ruby tiara from Prince Christopher and Princess Anastasia, a gold pendant watch set in sapphires from Prince George and Princess Marie of  Greece,  and a diamond leaf brooch from Grand Duchess Anastasia.  Members of the groom's family also sent jewels. Princess Anastasia's secretary told the Associated Press that William has been given an allowance by his mother to live "pending his coming of age."  She would not state the amount of the allowance but said that it was 'sufficient for a gentleman to live on." If you liked this article, perhaps you can buy me a cup of coffee
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Elizabeth II, de retour à Windsor, y accueille des militaires canadiens

ICYMI: La reine Elizabeth II a quitté l’Ecosse et retrouvé son château de Windsor où elle a accueilli, ce mercredi, des militaires du Royal Regiment of...
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Prinz Philippos: Hochzeit mit traurigem Beigeschmack

Prinz Philippos wird in wenigen Wochen seine große Liebe kirchlich heiraten. Doch die royale Hochzeit hat auch einen traurigen Beigeschmack. Denn zwei wichtige Menschen können nicht mehr dabei sein. Prinz Philippos erwartet königliche Gäste bei seiner Hochzeit Ihr großer Tag rückt langsam näher. Am 23. Oktober werden Prinz Philippos und Prinzessin Nina endlich kirchlich heiraten.... Der Beitrag Prinz Philippos: Hochzeit mit traurigem Beigeschmack erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT von anika helm.
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König Felipe: So schwierig ist sein Verhältnis zu Juan Carlos

ICYMI: Zwischen König Felipe und Juan Carlos von Spanien herrscht Eiszeit. Das enthüllt ein neues Buch über den ehemaligen König.  Juan Carlos: Buch beleuchtet sein neues Leben Es gibt Neuigkeiten von Juan Carlos aus dem Exil. Die Journalistin Laurence Debray hat ein Buch über den ehemaligen König geschrieben. Für „Mon roy déchu“ (Dt: „Mein gefallener König“)... Der Beitrag König Felipe: So schwierig ist sein Verhältnis zu Juan Carlos erschien zuerst auf ADELSWELT von anika helm.
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