Tag: Hannover

The Welfenmausoleum in Hannover
Churches & Graves, Travel

The Welfenmausoleum in Hannover

Some royal mausoleums are open regularly, some once in a while and others are never open. The Welfenmausoleum in the Berggarten of Hannover, opposite the Herrenhausen Palace, used to be open in the past. But who would like to visit it now, will hear it is not open. Really a pity for people like me […]

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Planning a Royal Wedding Trip
About me, Blog & Me

Planning a Royal Wedding Trip

Nothing is worse than already having booked hotel and train/plane in advance of a wedding, and then new details come to light. It actually happened to me almost ten years ago. I had already booked an early train on Thursday morning to get to Bückeburg in time for the wedding of Alexander Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe, […]

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Sunny Spring Wedding at Amorbach
Marriages, News

Sunny Spring Wedding at Amorbach

I’ve published this rather exclusive picture with permission of Ulrike. Please do not copy or post it elsewhere It will be a busy year for the Princely Family zu Leiningen, as the two sons of Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra are getting married. The youngest of the two, Prince Hermann (* 1987) kicked off the […]

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My Royal Plans for 2017
About me, Blog & Me

My Royal Plans for 2017

There are always plans. For 2017 I have planned a trip to London and Windsor (Legoland, not the Castle!). Luckily this is just in the period Kensington Palace remembers Princess Diana, who died 20 years ago. Hope to meet at least one of my royalty friends in London. I surely want to go to the […]

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A long weekend in Hannover 2014 Palace of Herrenhausen
Travel, Travel Tips

A long weekend in Hannover 2014

1-4 August 2014 In 1692 the Duchy of Brunswick and Lüneburg (Braunschweig-Lüneburg) had become an Electorate. A few years later the family that ruled the state even received an higher honour. As of 1689 catholics were no longer allowed to sit on the British throne. The dual monarchs Queen Mary II and her husband William […]

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A Visit to Hannover
Travel, Travel Tips

A Visit to Hannover

Hannover (Hanover in English) is a wonderful city in the northern part of Germany. A week ago I spent some days there, but I could easily have stayed for a few more days. Of course I tried to see everything royal, but the city has more to offer. My hotel was very centrally located, just […]

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Styles and Titles (2)
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Styles and Titles (2)

For a long time it was common to translate the name of royals and nobles, both first names and titles, into the prefered language. In The Netherlands for example Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg went by the first name of “Jan”, his son Henri was often called “Hendrik”. Although it has become less usual, it […]

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