A baby boy! Congratulations to Sophia and Otto

This summer a friend of mine was at a noble wedding and saw Fürst Otto and Fürstin Sophia zu Castell-Rüdenhausen there. She was clearly pregnant. When they got engaged and married there was an announcement on the website of the municipality of Rüdenhausen where they live, but not this time. The same friend recently informed […]

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Guillaume and Stéphanie – Their first child has arrived

There has been a lot of speculation since their marriage in October 2012. But after seven years of marriage, on 5 December 2019, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg finally announced that they were going to be parents in May 2020. Their son was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte […]

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The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

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Princess Christina of the Netherlands (1947-2019)

On Friday morning 16 August 2019 the Government Information Service (RVD) in name of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix announced the death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands that morning at the complex of Palace Noordeinde (not in the palace itself, but in her apartment above the stables) in The Hague. She had […]

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Princess Feodora Reuss – Farewell to a Mecklenburg Duchess

Through a common friend a sad message reached me on Monday 3 June 2019: in the morning of that day Princess Woizlawa Feodora Reuss, Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin had died in Strittmatt at the aged of 100. When she celebrated her 100th birthday on 17 December 2018, she did that quietly at home in Strittmatt(-Görwihl), Baden-Württemberg. […]

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The guests at the funeral of Grand Duke Jean

Information from the Cour Grand-Ducal, added a few names recognised by royalty-watchers Children and grandchildren TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg TRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand-Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg TRH Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg HRH Prince Gabriel de Nassau […]

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Guestlist: Funeral of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg

Edited 5 June 2018 On request here a guestlist for the funeral of Duke Friedrich von Württemberg on 25 May 2018 in Altshausen, Germany. Closest relatives: Duke Carl von Württemberg Duchess Diane von Württemberg Duchess Marie von Württemberg Duke Wilhelm von Württemberg Duchess Marie-Amélie von Württemberg Duchess Sophie-Dorothée von Württemberg Fürst Erich and Fürstin Mathilde […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 75 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]

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