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Bourbon de Parme & Austria – A true royal match

Prince Henri de Bourbon de Parme and Archduchess Gabriella of Austria tied the knot on 12 September 2020 in the chapel of the beautiful Tratzberg Castle in Jenbach, Austria, that belongs to the Counts Goëss-Enzenberg. Two former reigning royal families were united once again. Bride and groom were unfortunately nowhere to be seen outside the […]

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Royal News September 2020

Last modified: 20 September 2020 1 September Princess Eléonore of Belgium has started her secondary school at the Heilig Hartcollege in Wezembeek-Oppem. Her parents King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied their youngest daughter. On Monday the eldest daughter Elisabeth, the Duchess of Brabant, started her education at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium. The two […]

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Fürstliche wedding in Bückeburg

On Saturday September 12, 2020 Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe married Mahkameh Navabi civilly at Bückeburg Palace, Bückeburg, Germany. Due to Covid-19 they have postponed their religious wedding and huge celebrations to 2021, so the wedding celebrations this year have been altered. Two days of party as far as I understood with no more than 50 […]

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Book Review: Lives and Loves of the Mountbattens

At the end of the summer of 2019 “The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves” by Andrew Lownie was a Sunday Times Bestseller. The hardcover version (496 pages) was published in August 2019 by Blink Publishing. The paperback (496 pages) followed in June 2020 and I recently was finally able to read the (e-)book. It took […]

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Waldburg & Rechberg – Marriage in times of Corona

All photos & copyright: Gabi P. Marrying despite of covid-19? Each country, or sometimes even area, has its own rules. While many people have postponed their weddings, others have decided to reduce the amount of guests and continue with the festivities. Also in the state of Baden-Württemberg, Germany, it is possible again to hold church […]

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Marriages 2020

Last modified: 30 August 2020 Engagements, marriages and divorces in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2020. Engagements Date Groom-to-be Bride-to-be Place January Alex Grubb Villiers-Stuart Princess Teresa zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg January Saarvin Balasundram Princess Elisabeth zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg March Archia Akhavan-Kharazian Princess Sofia zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn April Philipp Eisl Countess Tatjana zu Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems May Prince Jaime […]

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Exhibition at Amalienborg – Princess gowns

While my own trip to Denmark this year didn’t happen, a royalty-friend of mine, Wills of Koningsfan.nl, visited the country early July and enjoyed the lovely palaces and exhibitions. She was so kind to send me her gorgeous pictures. She visited the Amalienborg Museum in Copenhagen just in time to enjoy the new summer exhibition […]

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