Friday, January 31, 2014

Croÿ: Announcement and Death Card of Countess Agnes Milodarovich

The Duchess of Croÿ, née Countess Alexandra Milodarovich,m has kindly sent us the death card of her mother, Countess Agnes Miloradovich, née Hoenning-O'Carroll.

May She Rest in Peace...

Thursday, January 30, 2014

UK: Update on The Dukes of Cambridge

We've not seen much of the Duchess of Cambridge since the start of the New Year, but I can reveal that Kate and Prince William have been hard at work putting the finishing touches on their magnificent new home, Anmer Hall, in Norfolk. Last week the pair were up at Sandringham, the Queen's 20,000-acre country estate, on which Anmer Hall is located. The vast Georgian pile was a present to William on his 30th birthday, and the couple plan to divide their time between Norfolk and their London residence, Kensington Palace, from now on. The hall has a swimming pool and tennis courts, and with a brand new conservatory adjoining the kitchen, it is the perfect pad for entertaining.

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Hohenlohe-Langenburg: Prince Hubertus Headed to Sochi

Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, youngest son of the late Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and his first wife, Princess Ira of Fürtstenberg, is headed to the Winter Games representing Mexico.

Watch a funny interview with him at CNN...

Saturday, January 25, 2014

EUROHISTORY – Another Nice review of The Coburgs of Europe

Another nice review of my last book...

Arturo Beeche's "The Coburgs of Europe" aptly chronicles Europe's most prolific royal dynasty since the Hapsburgs. A fantastic glimpse back to the heyday of European royalty, in particular Elizabeth II's real family before her grandfather George V switched the family name to Windsor because of anti-German antipathy during World War I. Chock full of photos and sketches of long forgotten but well-connected royalty. This offering is a great read and addition to anyone royal book collection.

Friday, January 24, 2014

+ HRH Princess Maria Margarita of BourbonTwo Sicilies
Señora de Maldonado

Princess Maria Margarita of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, eldest daughter of Prince Gabriele and his second wife, the former Princess Cecilia Lubomirska, has passed away in Madrid on January 15.

The princess was born in Warsaw, where her parents resided after their wedding, celebrated in Cracow in 1932. Prince Gabriele became a widower in 1929 as his first wife, Princess Malgorzata Czartorisky, had died in Cannes six weeks after giving birth to the couple's only child, Prince Antonio.

After Maria Margarita's birth, Prince Gabriele and Princess Cecilia had two more children: Princess Marie Immaculata (b. 1937) and Prince Casimiro (b. 1938). The couple's eldest son, Giovanni, was born a year before Maria margarita's birth. A talented artist, Prince Giovanni died in Madrid in 2000. He never married and left no descendants.

Princess Maria Margarita eventually settled in Madrid. Her parents had left Poland to escape the devastation brought to the country by the Second World War and both were to die in Brazil, where they had rebuilt their life after the Iron Curtain kept them from returning to Poland. It was in Spain, at San Miguel de Jerez de la Frontera, in fact, that Maria Margarita married don Luis Gonzaga Maldonado y Gordon (b. 1932). The couple had three daughters: Margarita, Claudia and Cecilia. At the time of her death, Princess Maria Margarita had eight grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband don Luis, their three daughters and grandchildren.

 From left: Prince Antonio, Prince Giovanni, Princess Maria Margarita,
Princess Marie immacolata and Prince Casimiro.

From left: Duchess Elisabeth of Württemberg, don Miguel de Sáez y Tellecea, Princess Marie
Immacolata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Prince Giovanni, Prince Antonio and Princess Maria Margarita of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Don Luis Goinzaga Maldonado y Gordon.
(San Carlos, Ibiza, July 1970)

Thursday, January 23, 2014

EUROHISTORY: The Coburgs of Europe

As of today, two months after THE COBURGS OF EUROPE was published, we have sold 48% of the print run...just AMAZING!

Thanks go out to all our readers and resellers for making this success a reality!

Bourbon-Parma: A Lecture

Lecture: The House of Bourbon-Parma 

Lecturer: Stelios Rigopoulos, Historian (Paris-IV Sorbonne), Member of the Executive Council of the Royal Stuart Society

Venue: “Chimes of Pimlico”
26, Churton Street, London SW1V 2LP
(Underground: Victoria, Pimlico)

Time: 7.00.p.m (The Lecture will follow the Annual

General Meeting at (exclusively for fully subscribed members of the RSS) held at "Chimes of Pimlico").

Those who wish may join the speaker and members of the Council after the Lecture for Dinner in order to continue the discussion.

Entrance free. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Eurohistory Publishing: APAPA (New Book)

Glad t share with you all our latest project: APAPA – King Christian IX and His Descendants.

Arturo E. Beéche and Coryne Hall have just finished a joint effort to bring to our readers another fascinating book. This time, their subject is King Christian IX of Denmark (Europe's father-in-law) and his descendants.

The book brings to life the history of the famed Danish King, his six children and their children. With more than 400 amazing images, this latest EUROHISTORY production promises to be among the most interesting royal books of 2014!

The book will be launched in early April, simultaneously in the USA and UK, with worldwide sales through AMAZON, MAJESTY, Hoogstraten English Booksellers, Librairie Galignani and other venues where our publications are usually sold.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

UK: The Prince of Wales' Power to Increase

The Prince of Wales will take the latest significant step in his journey towards becoming king later this month when a key part of his household merges with Buckingham Palace.
The Prince’s 10-man communications team, which is responsible for his public image, will move from Clarence House to the Palace, where one of the Prince’s most senior courtiers is expected to take charge of publicity for all members of the Royal family.
It will be the first time in a generation that all of the Royal family’s image-makers will work from the same office, and will give the Prince significantly more power than he has now.

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Thursday, January 16, 2014

Austria: Archduke Karl Talks to The Guardian

Archduke Karl, Head of House Austria, was interviewed by London's The Guardian.

Although he was identified as a descendant of Archduke Franz Ferdinand, Karl, of course, does not descend from the Habsburg-Hohenberg marriage. In fact, it was because of the morganatic union between Archduke Franz Ferdinand and Countess Sophie Choteck, the the line of Archduke Otto, Franz Ferdinand's next younger brother, succeeded to the Austro-Hungarian throne in 1916. is an interesting interview nonetheless...

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

EUROHISTORY – Issue XCVI (December 2013) Nearly completed!

The last issue of our subscription year, EUROHISTORY Issue XCVI, Volume 16.6, is about to be sent to the printers!

Inside this last issue of our 16th year of publication includes the following articles:

1. Anna Vyroubova Her Battle With the Truth by Greg King

2. The Blue Room at Windsor Castle: Portrait of a Room, by Elizabeth Jane Timms

3. Who's In the Photograph: The Wedding of Alexandra of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, by Ilana D. Miller

4. Obituary: HRH Prince Alfred of Prussia

5. Augustus – Duke of Leuchtenberg & Prince of Eichstadt, by Sabrina Pollock

6. Obituary: Prince Friso of the Netherlands

7. Royal News

The magazine begins mailing a week from today and inside Subscribers will find the renewal forms for 2014!

Enjoy the reading...

+ Baroness Agnes Hoening-O'Carroll (Croÿ in-law)

Baroness Agnes von Hoenning-O’Carrol, the daughter of Baron Zdenko von Hoenning-O’Carrol and Princess Margarite of Lobkowicz, who was married to Count Serafim Miloradovich, passed away on January 3, 2014.

Agnes was the mother-in-law of Duke Rudolf of Croÿ (b. 1955), who married her daughter Alexandra in 1987.

Baron Zdenko Hoenning-O'Carroll, her father, married secondly Princess Adelgunde of Bavaria (1917-2004), one of the daughters of Prince Franz and his wife Isabella, born a Princess of Croÿ. Baron Zdenko, who owned the estate of Sünching, east of Ingolstadt in Bavaria, was born in 1906 and died also at Sünching in 1996, just months before his ninetieth birthday.

Due to Zdenko's married to Princess Adelgunde, descendants from his first marriage to Margarite of Lobkowicz were riased in close contact with members of the Bavarian royal family. It was not surprising then that one of his granddaughters, Countess Alexandra Miloradovich, married then Hereditary Prince Rudolf of Croÿ, a grandson of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his second wife, the former Princess Antonia of Luxembourg.

Duke Rudolf of Croÿ is the eldest son of the late Duke Carl, 14th Duke of Croÿ, and of his wife Princess Gabriele of Bavaria. In 1987 Rudolf married Alexandra at Sünching. The couple now has six children and lives in Merfeld, close to Dülmen. Duchess Alexandra's mother had relocated to Dülmen several years ago. It was there that she died unexpectedly.

The Dukes of Croÿ

The Royal House of Bavaria

Schloß Sünching, Bavaria

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Spain: When will the nightmare end

SPAIN’S ailing King Juan Carlos stumbled clumsily through a speech to the armed services' top brass on January 6th, provoking further speculation about his ability to act as head of state. The next day his daughter Princess Cristina (pictured) was accused of “greed” by an investigating magistrate who ordered her to explain, amongst other things, why she billed salsa classes, her children's birthday parties and household crockery to a company she part-owned with her husband, which was allegedly used to commit tax fraud. The two events augured yet another year of turmoil for a royal family with tumbling popular support.
The increasingly frail-looking 76-year-old monarch, who has had five hip operations over the past two years, had hoped the princess would escape the attention of investigating magistrate José Castro, who has already named her husband Iñaki Urdangarín as a suspected embezzler and tax fraudster. But Judge Castro has now also made her an official suspect and told her to appear before him at a court in Palma de Mallorca in March. Under Spanish law that is not a formal indictment and she may yet escape trial, but the magistrate says she has much explaining to do.

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Friday, January 10, 2014

THE COBURGS OF EUROPE – Book of the Month February 2014 at Majesty!

Much to our absolute delight, THE COBURGS OF EUROPE, my latest book, was chosen by MAJESTY Magazine as the "book of the Month" for February 2014!

If interested in purchasing a copy from MAJESTY:

The COBURGS OF EUROPE is also sold at Hoogstraten English Booksellers: