On Tuesday 8 November 2022, prior to her wedding to Durek Verrett, that is to take place in the near future, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway has decided that she will not carry out official duties for the Royal House at the present time. The decision has been made in consultation with her father King Harald […]
Titles: Prince(ss) of Orange
On 30 April 2013 the eldest daughter of the new King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, Catharina-Amalia, became the first Princess of Orange in her own right in modern times. The title is however much older. Origine Orange (Principauté d’Orange) was a principality in what is nowadays part of the Departement of Vaucluse, Provence, in the […]
The imperial wedding of George and Rebecca
Last modified: 1 October 2021 Later this year His Imperial Highness Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia will marry Rebecca Virginia Bettarini, at least when everything goes as planned (you never know with Covid-19 still around). Already quite a bit of news has come in. Here is an overview of the first imperial wedding to […]
Changes within the Swedish Royal House
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden on 7 October announced some changes within the Royal House. These changes should establish more clearly which members of his family in the future will perform official duties in name of the monarch. While Prince Carl Philip and his wife Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine keep their styles and […]
Kate Middleton … Kate who?
The news section for the British Royal Family of the British newspaper Daily Telegraph says in its header “Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 but continues to carry out an exacting range of duties with Prince Philip. They are ably supported by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, […]
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 […]
Styles and Titles
A royal I won’t mention by name, recently said that styles should only be used on an envelope. Searching around on the Internet it seems you can also use styles as salutation in a letter or when addressing people orally. However how often do you see these styles also used in other places, such as […]
Restoration of noble titles in Austria?
The year 1918 saw the end of three big empires in the world: Russia, Germany and Austria. Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany fled the country and spent the rest of his life – he died in 1941 – in the Netherlands. The fate of the Russian imperial family was worse, and several family members were […]