Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – Royal Connections

This week the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Not only most European countries take part, but also Israel and since 2015 Australia, as the festival is very popular there. Since 2004 even two semi-finals are needed as there are too many participants – remember Yugoslavia and the Soviet […]

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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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Princess Feodora Reuss – Farewell to a Mecklenburg Duchess

Through a common friend a sad message reached me on Monday 3 June 2019: in the morning of that day Princess Woizlawa Feodora Reuss, Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin had died in Strittmatt at the aged of 100. When she celebrated her 100th birthday on 17 December 2018, she did that quietly at home in Strittmatt(-Görwihl), Baden-Württemberg. […]

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New Royal and Noble Books – May 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   CASTLES Author: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten ed. Title: Künstliche Grotten des 18. und 19. Jahrhunderts in den preußischen Königsschlössern (Artificial caves of the 18th and 19th centuries in the Prussian Royal Palaces). […]

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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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A Reuss/Castell wedding in Germany

Iphofen, 21 September 2013 Photos and copyright: Gabi (not to be published elsewhere without permission) Not only Prince Felix of Luxembourg and Claire Lademacher married on Saturday. Also Prince Heinrich XXIV Reuss and Countess Dorothea zu Castell-Castell tied the knot in a catholic ceremony at St Veit Church in Iphofen, Germany, on 21 September. The […]

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