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Emperor Akihito takes his grandson for a little sea excursion

  September 15, 2009 at 4:18 pm by

Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko invited Princess Kiko and little Prince Hisahito to join them for a little sea excursion near the Imperial Villa in the town of Hayama, south of Tokyo. The Imperial Family took a small boat they rowed themselves for the excursion; the boat had been used by Emperor Showa for his research of sea creatures. After they returned, the family proudly watched as 3-years-old Prince Hisahito … Continue reading

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Crown Prince Alexander lays wreath at the Monument of Unknown Hero

  September 15, 2009 at 3:49 pm by

On September 15, Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia laid a wreath at a Monument of Unknown Hero on Avala Mountain near Belgrade on the 91st anniversary of the breach of the Thessaloniki Front in 1918. During the traditional ceremony and military parade organized by Association of the descendants of Serbian Soldiers, the Crown Prince said: “I sincerely believe that our generation has an obligation to make a better and more … Continue reading

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Prince Hisahito celebrates his 3rd birthday

  September 7, 2009 at 8:42 am by

Prince Hisahito, the third child and only son of Prince and Princess Akishino, turned three on September 6th. Hisahito is the first male child born to the Imperial Family in 41 years and currently holds third place in line to the Japanese Throne, after his uncle and father. Prince Hisahito has 2 older sisters, 17 years old Princess Mako and 14 years old Princess Kako. Pictures released on occasion of … Continue reading

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Prince Radu Duda drops bid for Presidency

  September 3, 2009 at 6:41 pm by

Just days ago it emerged that the support ratings of Prince Radu’s presidential campaign hit double digits for the first time. That, however, was apparently not enough to keep the husband of Crown Princess Margarita of Romania in fight for Cotroceni Palace: yesterday, Prince Radu announced that his campaign is over. The Prince said he was very sad to make the decision but had ‘hopes for the future’. He maintained … Continue reading

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Prince Radu’s Support Ratings Hits Double Digits for First Time

  September 1, 2009 at 7:39 pm by

According to a face-to-face survey ran by Gallup Romania, the support rating of Prince Radu Duda, the husband of Crown Princess Margarita of Romania, has hit double digits for the first time since he launched his presidential campaign in April 2009. Nearly 12% of the Romanians who took part in the survey said they plan to vote for Prince Radu in the 2009 Romanian Presidential Elections. In a separate survey, … Continue reading

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Chocolates no one would refuse…

  September 1, 2009 at 4:43 pm by

The finest Swiss chocolates don’t need advertising. However, the box of chocolates a certain Meynell brought back to Britain with him is certainly worth a mention. Not because of their delicious taste but because of what was inside: instead of the usual crème and liquor, one would find diamonds and pearls worth a fortune. A newly-declassified top secret MI5 file on Francis Meynell reveals how in 1920 he smuggled gems … Continue reading

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Romanov Jewels worth 2 Million Euros found in Sweden

  August 28, 2009 at 9:45 am by

Swedish news agencies report that a collection of jewels have surfaced in the Swedish Foreign Ministry’s storage rooms. The jewels are worth over 2 million Euros and belonged to the Russian Imperial Family. A confidant of Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna handed the valuable items to the Swedish Embassy in St. Petersburg for safekeeping after the 1917 revolution. The Grand Duchess died in France, apparently without telling her family about the … Continue reading

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These days in History – August 11-14

  August 15, 2009 at 12:57 am by

Many interesting historical events happened on August 11 – 14: legendary battles, death of the most famous woman in history, first and last days for a number of Monarchs… If you want to learn what important things happened in (royal) History on these August days, read on. August 11, 2492 BC – The defeat of Bel by Hayk and founding of the Armenian nation The legend of Hayk, as typical … Continue reading

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The Battle of Britain Begins

  August 13, 2009 at 3:04 pm by

The Battle of Britain (the “Eagle Day”) began on August 13, 1940 with the Luftwaffe launching a series of attacks on British fighter bases and radar installations. Shortly before the Battle was to commence, Winston Churchill gave one of his most famous morale-boosting speeches (during the Battle of France) where he braced the nation for the war, saying: “…that if the British Empire and its Commonwealth last for a thousand … Continue reading

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Hidden Treasures of the Romanovs: Saving the Royal Jewels

  August 13, 2009 at 10:38 am by

William Clarke has written a book (due to be published in England in September), where he tells the story of how some of the Romanov Jewels were saved. William Clarke is by no means a novice when it comes to researching the history of Russian Imperial Jewels. Former financial editor of the London Times, Clarke has already explored a similar theme in his book “The Lost Fortune of the Tsars”, … Continue reading

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On August 12, 1904 Tsarevich Alexei was born

  August 13, 2009 at 9:08 am by

Exactly 105 years ago, in 1904, the only son of Nicholas II and Empress Alexandra was born. The Emperor wrote in his diary: “An unforgettable great day for us, during which we were clearly visited by the grace of God. At 1.15 during the day Alix gave birth to a son, whom in prayer we have named Alexei.” The great joy he brought into the lives of his family members … Continue reading

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Christening of Prince Aristides Stavros

  August 7, 2009 at 5:00 am by

The long-awaited christening of Prince Aristides Stavros, the youngest son of Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie Chantal, took place on August 6. The baby Prince, who is the youngest grandchild of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, was christened in Aghioi Anargiroi monastery near the town of Ermioni. Members of the Greek Royal Family and some of their closest relatives from other Royal Families, including Queen Sofia … Continue reading

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Death of Princess Felicitas von Preussen

  August 5, 2009 at 5:59 pm by

Princess Felicitas, the eldest great-granddaughter of Kaiser Wilhelm II, passed away on Saturday (01.08.09), at the age of 75. Her family made the announcement of her death yesterday, on the Royal Family’s website, but did not reveal the cause of death.   Princess Felicitas was fifth in an unbroken line of first-born children starting with Victoria, Princess Royal (Queen Victoria’s eldest child). The line continues with her own eldest daughter, … Continue reading

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This Day in History – August 4

  August 4, 2009 at 8:38 pm by

August 4 is marked by all sorts of events, starting from the world’s first public smoking ban and the end of the Age of Chivalry in England, to the birth of ‘most dangerous woman in Europe’. If you want to learn what important things happened in the (Royal) History on August 4, read on. Edward I August 4, 1265 – The Battle of Evesham, one of the two most important … Continue reading

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Is the Georgian Dynastic Marriage Over?

  August 3, 2009 at 7:00 pm by

In February of this year Georgia celebrated what most called “wedding of the century” for the country: the dynastic marriage of Prince David Bagration-Mukhrani and Princess Anna Bagration-Gruzinsky (see this blog entry). The marriage was celebrated in a ceremony at the Tbilisi Sameba Cathedral and was attended by practically all members of the Bagration Family, Government officials, foreign diplomats and members of the European Royal Families. Georgian media widely covered … Continue reading

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100th Anniversary of the Historical Meeting of Nicholas II and Edward VII

  August 3, 2009 at 5:58 pm by

Today is the 100th anniversary of the historical meeting between Emperor Nicholas II of Russia and King Edward VII of the United Kingdom. The meeting significantly improved the relationships between the two countries. The Russian Emperor, accompanied by his wife and all 5 children, arrived at the Isle of Wight on the Imperial Yacht Standart, which was escorted by Russian Cruisers and Destroyers. King Edward VII prepared a no-less impressive … Continue reading

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Unlikely Union of Views: Russian Government and Opposition – “Monarchy may be what we need”

  August 3, 2009 at 10:21 am by

One of the prominent Russian politicians recently disclosed that the Kremlin Administration is considering reinstatement of Monarchy (constitutional Monarchy) in Russia, akin to the British model. The Russian Government believes that the Monarch could be the person who would be able to unify the country and serve as an important symbol in troublesome times. Now, it appears that the Opposition has much the same views. It can now be revealed … Continue reading

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Is the Kremlin planning to restore the Monarchy in Russia?

  July 31, 2009 at 7:36 pm by

Russia is positively buzzing with news about the Romanovs! The upcoming 400 years anniversary of the House combined with the unusually high level of activity of the members of the Romanov family, have resulted in a significant increase of coverage of Family. While the members of the Romanov Family discuss who is going to be the main representative of the Family during the celebrations, Russians are trying to understand what … Continue reading

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“We may return to Russia, but we want no privileges” announces Prince Dimitri Romanov

  July 29, 2009 at 5:52 pm by

Some time ago, the spokesman for Maria Vladimirovna announced that, “The Imperial House intends to return to Russia. We don’t know when the time will be right, but we are certain that it will happen in near future, as it has already happened in many civilized countries, like Bulgaria, Serbia, Romania and Hungary. The former Royal Houses that returned to their countries of origin now actively take part in their … Continue reading

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Russia has more pressing issues than to spare money for the reburial

  July 28, 2009 at 8:53 pm by

Members of the Romanov Family Association announced that they don’t think the time is right for the reburial of the remains of Tsarevich Alexei and Grand Duchess Maria. The representative of the Association, Ivan Artzishevski, made the statement during the official press conference on July 28, 2009. Said Artzishevski: “Today is perhaps not the time when money can be spared for a fitting reburial ceremony. Russia has more pressing and … Continue reading

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