Rosenau, the birth place of Prince Albert – 26 August 1819

Just a few kilometres northeast of the town of Coburg, in the town of Rödental, one can find the Rosenau Castle. While there are bigger castles of the Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha family nearby, this home has become famous for being the place of birth of Prince Albert, the husband of the British Queen Victoria. Albert […]

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Book review: Queen Victoria – The companion to the TV-series

Recentelijk ontving ik de Nederlandse versie van een boek, dat oorspronkelijk in het Engels werd gepubliceerd door HarperCollins Publishers Ltd in 2016 als “The Victoria Letters: The Official Companion to the ITV Victoria Series“, geschreven door Helen Rappaport, met een voorwoord door Daisy Goodwin. De Nederlandse versie “Het boek bij de tv-serie. Victoria de jonge […]

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Balmoral – The Scottish Home of the Queen

In the coming days Queen Elizabeth II is being expected at Balmoral Castle. Balmoral Castle is one of the two personal and private residences of the British Royal Family (the other being Sandringham). The castle is located in Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, Scotland. While Holyroodhouse Palace in Edinburgh is the official residence of the family in […]

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Kensington Palace – The New Home of Meghan Markle

Or to be exact: Meghan Markle will be living with Prince Harry of Wales at Nottingham Cottage at Kensington Palace. They are not the only British royals living at the property. The palace contains the offices and the London residences of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their children Prince George and Princess Charlotte, […]

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