Fairy tales – Castles used as a film location

The English charity English Heritage Trust manages the National Heritage Collection and takes care for over 400 historic buildings, monuments and sites all over England. According to their website they bring the (his)story of England to life for over 10 million people each year. They have conducted quite an interesting survey in connection with their […]

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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Engaged!

(I wrote most of the article this weekend, before the announcement) Each time a royal engagement is probably nearing the intensitivity of the pre-news surprises me. Now we have Twitter the hype is even bigger than ever. Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Prince Harry of Wales returned to London halfway November, after the last filming […]

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Genealogical mystery – Stolberg-Wernigerode

Recently I came across the archive of “Das Ostpreußenblatt”, later the “Preussische Allgemeine Zeitung” online. I started having a look at all the family announcements in the newspaper, as they include several noble announcements. Today I even found a Stolberg-Wernigerode engagement announcement, and was puzzled. The engagement announcement in “Das Ostpreußenblatt” of 14 September 1957 […]

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Prince Félix of Luxembourg and Claire Lademacher engaged

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume of Luxembourg has hardly married, or there is another engagement in the Luxembourg grand-ducal family. On Thursday the engagement of Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his German girlfriend Claire Lademacher has officially been announced. Although I have known about their relationship already for quite a while, it was still somewhat of […]

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Surprise! Princess Madeleine has become engaged

Just when you think it is getting more quiet with royal news after the big wedding in Luxemburg … Although of course we all knew that Princess Madeleine of Sweden was happy with her boyfriend Christopher O’Neill, and despite of some minor rumours, the announcement of their engagement this Thursday morning came quite unexpectedly. Early […]

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