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Old 07-06-2005, 03:28 PM
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The "Old European Union"

Today the leaders of the European Union get together in some designated country.There is plenty of pictures of these meetings available.But 100 years Europe was practically all Monarchies and the Kings and Emperors of those days would get together.Does Anyone have pictures of these meetings?when monarchs of the time tried to keep Europe peaceful and united by their blood relations and loyalties with each other.
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Old 07-06-2005, 04:39 PM
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The Scandinavian kings used to have a "Three Kings" meeting from time to time. In the thread about King Haakon of Norway, you can see this picture of a meeting taking place in November, 1917.

In the same thread there is also a picture of the kings gathered for the funeral of Edward VII. A way to meet and greet.
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The Scandinavian kings used to have a "Three Kings" meeting from time to time. In the thread about King Haakon of Norway, you can see this picture of a meeting taking place in November, 1917.

In the same thread there is also a picture of the kings gathered for the funeral of Edward VII. A way to meet and greet.
Thanks for all the info.I bet you that whenever they met it was totally grand.That funeral of Edward VII was magnificent.Very grand.
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:30 AM
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European Royalty

Before I stumbled upon this web site I did not know very much about Royals in Europe. As an American the most we hear about is British Royalty. I thought after WWII a lot of the royal families were no longer ruling. Hmmmm must have missed something in Social Studies classes somewhere.

So that is why from time to time I ask maybe seems to you Europeans silly questions. So might as well ask another one....


I know Norway and Sweden have Royal families ruling. Did Finland ever have royalty ruling? Just asking since I see there is no talk of it here....


Is there a site I can go to and read about European Royalty, past and present I find it very interesting?
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:37 AM
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There is a good website that can help you with current and past royalty. it is:
http://www.royalty.nu/

Im not too sure but i dont think Finland ever had a monarchy, they may have been ruled by another royal house such as Sweden or Denmark, I dont really know.
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Old 12-03-2005, 09:45 AM
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Finland has a history of being together with Sweden, and therefore ruled by the Swedish monarchs, or being under Russia, and therefore being ruled by the Russian tsars, I believe.

Finland is currently a republic.

The countries of Europe with monarchs as head of state would be:
The United Kingdom, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Spain, Monaco, Liechtenstein... (did I forget any?)
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Prince Friedrich Karl und Landgraf von Hessen und Brabant (1868 - 1940) was elected King of Finland in 1918. It is said that he would have been HM King Väinö I of Finland. However, this was at the end of WWI. Germany had been declared a Republic after the Kaiser abdicated. Germany said that the Allies would never accept a German Prince to be King of Finland. Therefore, Friedrich Karl abdicated, and Finland became a Republic. A similar thing happened in Lithuania.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Charles_of_Hesse
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Who was supposed to e the monarch of Lithuania?
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Who was supposed to e the monarch of Lithuania?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Lithuania_(1918)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Finland_(1918)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom...and_(1916-1918)

Three short lived monarchies.
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Love the picture of Edward VII's funeral. What a sight - all of the kings lined up in their medals and uniforms
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Some queens and princesses are keeping the old get-togethers alive!

Queen Beatrix, Sofia of Spain, Paola of Belgium, Maria Teresa of Luxemburg, Crown Princesses Mary, Mette-Marit, Margarita and Katherine attended the 20th anniversary of the UN Convention for the Child.

See post #9:
20th Anniversary of the UN Child Convention in Stockholm; November 19-20, 2009
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Denmark's royal family, for example, experienced both a royal wedding and a royal divorce in the past year.
I believe that article is going on 5 years old.
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Could it be that they're just meeting to see each other? After all, the royals of Europe are all related one way or another.
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Cool

The article was printed in 2005 and Aftenposten quit putting out the English on line edition quite a while ago.
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I'm not sure where else to post this but there are two excellent resources on the European monarchy exhibition at the Grimaldi centre.

Grimaldi Forum

ditto click on video link under exhibition poster.
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