10 Years Hermitage – Preview of the Jewels exhibition

There is not an exhibition I am looking forward to more than the jubilee exhibition #2 of the Hermitage Amsterdam on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. From 14 September 2019 to 15 March 2020 “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court” will be on display. At the moment – until 25 August 2019 – one […]

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The Bridal Party of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard

82 years ago Princess Juliana of the Netherlands married Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld. The wedding was being held on 7 January 1937 in the Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk (Great, or St. James Church) in The Hague, The Netherlands. When some years ago I tried to find out who they were, it turned out that wasn’t that […]

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New royal and noble books – January 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   GENEALOGY Authors: John James ed. Title: Almanach de Gotha 2019, Volumes I & II. Publication: January 2019 (I think) by Almanach de Gotha. Language: English. FRANCE Author: Léonce de Piépape. […]

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New royal and noble books – November 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: James Longo. Title: Hitler and the Habsburgs. The Führer’s vendetta against the Austrian royals. Publication: 6 November 2018 by Diversion Books. Language: English. AUSTRIA Author: Sabine Weiss. Title: Maximilian I. – […]

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New royal and noble books – July 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   BELGIUM/THE NETHERLANDS Author: Valerie Vrancken. Title: De blijde inkomsten van de Brabantse hertogen. Macht, opstand en privileges in de vijftiende eeuw (The Joyful Entrances of the Dukes of Brabant. Power, Rebellion and Privileges […]

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New Royal and Noble Books – June 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Helmut Neuhold. Title: Der Rest ist Österreich. 1918/19 – Von der Monarchie zur Republik (Everything else is Austria. 1918/19 – From monarchy to republic). Published: 1 June 2018 by KRAL. Language: […]

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New Royal and Noble Books – February 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   CASTLES Author: Siegfried Hetz. Title: Mit Macht und Pracht. Burgen, Schlösser und Klöster im fürsterzbischöflichen Salzburg (With Power and Splendour. Castles, Palaces and Monasteries in the Prince Archbishop’s Salzburg). Published: February 2018 by […]

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How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition

During the Christmas time many people enjoy having a Christmas tree (in German: Weihnachtsbaum) – either a real or an artificial one – in the house, me included. It is strange to imagine a house at Christmas time without a tree full of the most beautiful ornaments. But where does this tradition come from and […]

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