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BeNeLux Royalty / Re: Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa & family
« on: November 20, 2009, 10:42:48 AM »
just another notch on the royal bed meant nothing

The Windsors / Re: George and Marina, Duke and Duchess of Kent
« on: November 20, 2009, 07:50:29 AM »
there was athought that he would make a King of Poland in 1930's and he spoke Polish

Iberian Royal Families / Re: Jaime and Elena,Duke and Duchess of Lugo
« on: November 20, 2009, 06:28:51 AM »
sounds good to me. A strong woman for Queen...whta wrong with that?

BeNeLux Royalty / Re: Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa & family
« on: November 20, 2009, 05:43:19 AM »
HRH Grand Duke Henri has the intention to use his veto right to obstruct the signing of the Law on euthanasia due to his religion.

His religious devotion didn't stop him breaking his marriage vows!

The Hohenzollern / Re: German Royal Palaces, Castles and Homes
« on: November 20, 2009, 02:46:40 AM »
Yes there was splendour but nothing compared to that of the Russian Empire. The Kingdom of Prussia was quite drab by comparison and the 2nd German Empire didn't even have a Crown in existence. At least the Kingdom of Prussia had a crown. By comparison with the glittering Imperial Russian Crown it was fairly insignificant.

The German Imperial Crown is one of the most venerable and historic royal ornaments in Europe. The last Imperial coronation was at Frankfurt 14 July 1792 and looking at contemporary illustrations  this thousand year old ceremony was as magnificent as anything in Moscow . From 1871 there were repeated requests for its return from Vienna and its design was adopted for heraldic purposes by the 2nd German Empire. The crown is a magnificent work of art and is steeped in mystical symbolism and it's possession meant that the holder was the  rightful elected German King . In 1872 models were created for an Imperial crown which were displayed in the Schloss Monbijou but lost after 1945 However Berlin always hoped for the real thing which is why the Nazi government removed it to Nuremberg in 1938. Interesting to contemplate that Friedrich III seriously considered adopting the regnal numbering of the German Kings as Friedrich IV


Italian Royal Families / Re: Should the House of Savoy be restored!!!
« on: November 10, 2009, 09:09:21 AM »
Not much hope  of a monarchy with a Pope ruling in Rome . The Savoy didn't have long to establish themselves in Italian hearts ... just over 70 years.

Iberian Royal Families / Re: Gonzalo de Borbón y Dampierre
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:52:33 AM »
Well I like her and she will bring some good healthy hungarian blood into the Habsburg veins ;-)

The Windsors / Re: Queen Elizabeth II Part 3
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:49:36 AM »
The handbag is like a business womans  designer jacket ,IT IS HER ARMOUR.

The Windsors / Re: Royal Interiors
« on: November 05, 2008, 11:46:39 AM »
It is certainly the dullest royal palace in Europe and looks like a Northern Town Hall. But if the British sovereign had been able to realise the ambitious schemes to build a vast  palace in Whitehall or Hyde Park and out do the Bourbons ...we would probably be a republic by now.

I believe it was a way of legitimising their claim, the same family adopted "Romanov" in Russia

she had a companion, Otto Groha. Her  legacy to him was challenged successfully in court by her family

Carol was determined to rid himself of any rival sibling and encouraged his brothers romance and was then able to exile him. Certainly he did not want anyone who could play Regent for his son

August Wolfrath von Campen was the supposed issue of Lippe and Bentinck. Apparently Margaret Gertrude was regarded as a beauty and styled herself in England as Lady Dallet. She has 2 sons Georg August who was killed in a duel at Leiden University 1742, and Wilhelm who reorganised the Portuguese army and died 1777 outliving his 2 children by Marie of Lippe -biesterfeld

Italian Royal Families / Re: Savoia-Aosta
« on: November 03, 2008, 05:15:20 AM »
I don't think Marina was recognised as an equal "royal" marriage. When were the daughters recognised as Princesses of Greece?

French Royals / Re: Duke Philippe Emanuel de Vendome, and his family
« on: November 03, 2008, 05:10:17 AM »
I would not believe everything you see on the web without cross reference. Lets face it , you could claim that you were the descendant of Vendome  from a 'secret' marriage with a milk maid.....

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