Wednesday, November 13, 2019


The guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Naruhito

Some time ago I posted the royal guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Akihito of Japan in 1990. Who came to Japan for the inthronisation of his son Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on 22 October 2019? And which family members attended? The list might not be complete, additions are welcome. Members of the Japanese imperial […]

An imperial wedding in the city of love

In the Cathédrale Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris on Saturday 19 October 2019 at 11am two imperial families joined in matrimony. His Royal Highness Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon Bonaparte, Prince Napoléon, heir to the imperial family of France, married Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg already civilly at the townhall of Neuilly-sur-Seine on 17 October. The […]

Media & Co.

Updated 1-11: 2019 Royal Gatherings in The Hague

Royal Gatherings The Hague will once again be organized in the weekend of November 9 & 10, 2019 at the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat (near the Noordeinde Palace). The day starts at 9.45am. Presentations include various royal topics: Arturo Beéche: -The Grand Ducal House of Hesse und bei Rhein Robert Golden: -Royal Funerals in […]

New royal and noble books – December 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   GERMANY Author: Stefan Gerber, Maren Goltz (ed.). Title: Herzog Bernhard III. von Sachsen-Meiningen (1851-1928). Zwischen Erwartung und Realität (Duke Bernhard III. of Saxe-Meiningen (1851-1928). Between expectation and reality). Publication: 6 […]


The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families. I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most […]


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