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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New royal and noble books – March 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA Author: Monika Czernin. Title: Der Kaiser reist inkognito. Joseph II. unterwegs im Europa der Aufklärung (The Emperor travels incognito. Joseph II’s journey through Enlightenment Europe). Publication: 9 March 2021 by […]

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New royal and noble books – February 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online SPAIN Author: Arnout van Cruyningen. Title: De Koning van Hispanje. Filips II, verguisd en geëerd (The King of Spain. Philip II, Reviled and Honored). Publication: 11 February 2021 by Omniboek. Language: […]

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A Royal House for Saint Nicholas

The moment all children in the Netherlands yearly are waiting for: the arrival of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas he is usually called here). Halfway November he arrives by steamer with his many helpers. While the youngest children think he is really existing, the elder children still shout “Sinterklaas” or “Piet” and are looking forward to all […]

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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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New royal and noble books – January 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online GERMANY (HESSEN) Author: Annotated and expanded by Arturo E. Beéche and Ilana D. Miller. Title: Recollections. Victoria Marchioness of Milford Haven, Formerly Princess Louis of Battenberg. Publication: 1 January 2021 at […]

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