Category: Miscellaneous

Royal names in Sweden (updated) Photo & Copyright: Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Royal names in Sweden (updated)

On 26 March 2021 at 11.19am the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden was born at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. While we usually had to wait for the names of a newborn Swedish prince or princess until the Monday, the council this time was already held on Sunday 28 […]

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Royal children and public engagements © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Francisco Gómez
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal children and public engagements

On 24 March Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, will undertake her first solo engagement. The Spanish heir to the throne will only turn 16 in October of this year. As far as I remember she will be the very first European (future) heir to the throne under the age of 18 to go solo. Thus […]

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The names of Princess Eugenie’s son
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

The names of Princess Eugenie’s son

The name Stamp in the Brooksbank family has a long tradition. The name came into the family when Mary Stamp in 1679 married Joseph Brooksbank. They named their first son Stamp, and since there have regularly been boys called Stamp in the family. It is however not a name given to each boy in the […]

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Romanoff marriage – The end of a fairy-tale Pixabay
History, Miscellaneous

Romanoff marriage – The end of a fairy-tale

Many young girls (and women) dream of becoming a real princess one day. But becoming a royal is not always the fairy-tale it sounds. The Australian Esther Blanche Murphy, better known as Jill, could tell you something about that. The frock shop proprietress from Rose Bay was a daughter of Robert Aubrey Murphy and Eleanor […]

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Royal pets
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal pets

Are there any royals that own cats my own cat Prince Harry asked? Honestly I can only think of one: Princess Michael of Kent. Traditionally royals own horses and dogs. Horses were used to ride or to pull a carriage from A to Z. You needed them when going hunting. Dogs were to guard the […]

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Genealogical mystery: the death of Princess Hermine Pixabay
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

Genealogical mystery: the death of Princess Hermine

People who know me, know that I love a genealogical mystery. Sometimes royals or nobles just disappear in history, without anybody knowing when or where they died. One of these persons is Princess Hermine Caroline Wanda Ida Luise Feodora Viktoria Auguste zu Schoenaich-Carolath, born at Saabor Castle, Kreis Grünberg, Silesia, on 9 May 1910. She […]

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Royal recipes (2)
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal recipes (2)

Royal cooking is a welcome subject for many people. There are several cookbooks with royal recipes, and even some royals wrote one themselves, or cooperated. Many royals love to cook themselves. Adriansen, Inge, Britta Andersen, Marie Aaberg Andersen, Bodil Møller Knudsen (ed.): Fyrstelige Måltider (Princely Meals) (Gammel Estrup, 2018) Ali, Meera and Karam Puri: Dining […]

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How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition Picture from Pixabay
History, Miscellaneous

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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