Tuesday, October 23, 2012

ROYAL GATHERINGS – Who is in the Picture, Volume I: 1859-1914

After a very intense three months of researching photos and writing stories around the selections, we are happy to announce that ROYAL GATHERINGS – Who is in the Picture, Volume I: 1859-1914 was mailed to the printers earlier yesterday!

This book is the product of the collaboration between Ilana D. Miller, author of The Four Graces – Queen Victoria's Hessian Granddaughters ( and Arturo E. Beéche, Founder of Eurohistory and author of DEAR ELLEN – Royal Europe Through the Private Photo Albums of Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia.  (

The thirty-eight royal gatherings chosen for this book constitute one chapter a piece, and include:

Chapter I – King Francesco II and Queen Marie Sophie of The Two Sicilies
Chapter II – Tsar Alexander II of Russia and His Children             
Chapter III – King Christian IX and Queen Louise of Denmark
Chapter IV – Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and His Brothers
Chapter V – The Orléans in Exile
Chapter VI – Queen Victoria’s Children
Chapter VII – Prince August of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and His Family
Chapter VIII – The Engagement of King Ludwig II of Bavaria
Chapter IX – Queen Isabel II of Spain and Her Daughters
Chapter X – The Queen of Greece and Her Sons
Chapter XI – The Countess of Flanders and Her Children
Chapter XII – Grand Duchess Alice of Hesse & by Rhine and Her Children
Chapter XIII – A Royal Gathering in Karlsbad
Chapter XIV – The Princes of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Chapter XV – The Princes of Battenberg at Osborne House
Chapter XVI – A Summer Gathering at Fredensborg Palace
Chapter XVII – The Family of Future King Ludwig III of Bavaria
Chapter XVIII – A Prussian Royal Wedding
Chapter XIX – Emperor Pedro II of Brazil and His Family
Chapter XX – The Sons of Grand Duke Leopold II of Tuscany
Chapter XXI – The Romanovs Gather at Krasnoe Selo
Chapter XXII – A Coburg – Tuscan Engagement
Chapter XXIII – Queen Victoria’s Diamond Jubilee
Chapter XXIV – A Princely Gathering in Weimar
Chapter XXV – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands Comes of Age
Chapter XXVI – A Royal Gathering at Schloß Friedrichshof
Chapter XXVII – The Wedding of the Princess of Asturias
Chapter XXVIII – The Countess of Paris and Her Daughters
Chapter XXIX – The Family of the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg
Chapter XXX – The Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Strelitz and His Family
Chapter XXXI – The Children of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria
Chapter XXXII– King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy and His Family
Chapter XXXIII – The Baptism of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden
Chapter XXXIV – The Crown Prince of Prussia Visits Romania
Chapter XXXV – The Austria – Bourbon-Parma Royal Wedding
Chapter XXXVI – The King of Montenegro and His Family
Chapter XXXVII – The Wedding of King Manoel II of Portugal
Chapter XXXVIII – The Assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria

Family Tree – A European Royal Galaxy

The book, in glossy pages and landscape form, also includes more than 250 unique photographs of many of those royal personages featured in the thirty-nine gatherings. It is 172-pages long and includes a double-page Family Tree that includes most of the characters who attended the gatherings.

This is the second joint effort by Ilana and Arturo. We hope that many more will come!

ROYAL GATHERINGS is expected at in about a month. Eurohistory subscribers will get an advance order form inside Issue LXXXVIII and Issue LXXXIX, which mail next week.

We hope you order the book. Following on the success of  DEAR ELLEN
and The Four Graces we feel confident that you all will!

Enjoy the reading...


  1. First of all, congratulations!

    Second, many are still waiting for the second Gotha volume. When will this one appear?