Friday, November 22, 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.

Adel im Südwesten – Nobility and royalty on German TV

My June 2013 post Princess Anna von Hohenzollern married! somehow is the most popular post ever on this blog. When I had a look at my statistics today I was surprised to see the post all of the sudden is very popular again since yesterday. I was a bit puzzled untill I remembered there was […]

Royal podcasts

Sometimes the developments on the Internet are going far too quickly. As I had a nice website it took me a while to open my own blog. When I go somewhere I still forget to create videos. And what the heck are these popular things called podcasts? I just had to search to find out […]


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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