Monday, March 30, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Royal Gatherings in London

Dear Friends,

I am sharing with you more information about the upcoming ROYAL GATHERINGS in London conference…

We have a Facebook page ...


We gather on April 25 at 930am. We expect to be done by 530-600pm.

On April 26, we will begin at 9:30am and expect to conclude by 530-600pm.

Each lecture will last between 40-45 minutes and will be followed by about 15-20 minutes of open discussion and question time. We feel it is EXTREMELY important to open the floor to the participants to address questions and listen to meaningful contributions that you all surely can add!


We have hired the conference room at renowned philatelists and medalists SPINK, an amazingly respectable company founded in London 1666 and holders of two Royal Warrants!

Their address is: 69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 4ET


The cost of the weekend conference is £80.00 (if payable by Sterling cheque) or £85.00 (if payable by Paypal or credit card). Lunch and dinner are not included in this price, but refreshments in the morning and afternoon will be provided.

IMPORTANT: We have a limited number of seats. Since we made the initial announcement awe have about half of these either reserved or on hold. Your seat WILL NOT be guaranteed until payment is received. Once the seats are all sold out, we CANNOT make further accommodations. PLEASE do not delaying letting us know if you plan to attend. We are three seats away from full capacity!


All bookings MUST be done through Arturo Beeche, either by emailing us at or

You can also phone EUROHISTORY’s office in California at 1-510-236-1730 or call Ms. Warne in the UK at 01483-474-303


1. By Sterling cheque: Please mail £80.00 cheque payable to Ms. KATRINA WARNE at: 12 Lockswood, Brookwood, Woking, Surrey GU24 0HL, United Kingdom

2. By Paypal: Send £85.00 to:

3. By Credit card: Email us at or to make arrangements. If you need us to call you, just send us an email with your phone information and we will contact you ASAP.


Arturo Beéche, Founder & President
6300 Kensington Avenue
East Richmond Heights, CA 94805 USA
Phone: 510-236-1730


MS Katrina Warne
12 Lockswood
Brookwood, Woking
Surrey GU24 0HL
United Kingdom
Phone: 01483-474303


1. Hugo Vickers – The Duke of Edinburgh’s Sisters

2. Stefano Papi – The Jewels of Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna

3. Ilana Miller – Royal Gatherings II (book to be launched at the conference)

4. Coryne Hall – Bavaria’s Last King – Crown Prince Rupprecht

5. Janet Ashton – The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II

6. Katrina Warne – Bourbon and Habsburg Legacy – Spain’s Magnificent Royal Palaces

7. Susan Symons – Schloß (Volume 2)

8. Katie Tice – The Kaiser’s Daughters-in-Law

9. Arturo Beéche – The Coburg-Kohary Debacle: The Spoliation of One of Europe’s Largest Fortunes

There is a chance that another very well-known speaker may be able to join us. If so, we will move the daily schedule accordingly!


Our partners at Hoogstraten Booksellers will be on hand to sell a selection from their excellent offerings. Ms Bakker will be in charge of sales of Rosvall Royal Books’s various offerings.

Ms Warne will be in charge of selling EUROHISTORY’s various offerings.

Two other vendors, one offering royal memorabilia and another selling his books collection will be participating.

If attendees wish to exchange royal collectibles and ephemera, we encourage you to do so.


While our conferences in San Francisco and The Hague take place at hotels, London’s conference does not. Bloomsbury is filled with many available options in this department. WE URGE you to make your accommodations ASAP as this weekend coincides with the London Marathon. Although that event is not where we are gathering, surely rooms will go fast!

We hope to see you partake of what will become a yearly venue in London.

Best wishes, Arturo, Ian and Katrina

Friday, March 27, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Our New Facebook Shop is Up and Running!

Eventually, we plan to have every single book sold by EUROHISTORY listed on our Facebook page's bookstore!

For now, we have uploaded about a dozen titles and more will be uploaded this weekend!

Stay tuned...

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

WIED: Fürst Carl zu Wied (1961-2015)

Carl, the Head of the mediatized dynasty of Wied, passed away at Neuwied on 12 March 2015.

Born at Neuwied, the family seat, in 1961, Carl was the second son of the Fürst of Wied, Friedrich Wilhelm (1931-2000), and of his first wife, the former Princess Guda of Waldeck und Pyrmont. (b. 1932). After his birth, there were no more children born to the princely couple. Carl's parents divorced in 1962. Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm remarried in 1967, his second wife being the former Countess Sophie Charlotte of Stolberg-Wernigerode (b. 1943), who survives him. With his second wife, Friedrich Wilhelm had two more children: Christina (b. 1970) and Wolff-Heinrich (b. 1979). Princess Guda married secondly to Dr. Horst Dierkes, by whom she had two further children: Vicco and Christian.

Fürst Friedrich Wilhelm passed away in 2000. Six weeks after his death, his eldest son, Alexander, who remains unmarried, renounced his rights of succession as Fürst zu Wied. Friedrich Wilhelm was then succeeded by his son Prince Carl, who two years earlier had married Princess Isabelle of Isenburg. The wedding took place at Birstein, the Isenburg family seat. In due time, Carl and Isabelle became the parents of four children: Maximilian (b. 1999), who succeeds his father, Friedrich (b. 2001), Marie Elisabeth (b./d. 2003) and Anastasia (b. 2004). All children were born at Neuwied. Fürstin Isabelle is the eldest sister of Archduchess Katharina of Austria and of Princess Sophie of Prussia. Their two brothers married commoners.

Neuwied is a vibrant small city on the Rhine. Fürst Carl played an important role in the area's economic and cultural life. From political figures to regular folk, all have expressed their sadness at his untimely passing.

His funeral, held at Neuwied's Marktkirche on 20 March 2015, was attended by a bevy of German royalty and aristocracy, many of them with long-standing links to the princely family of Wied.

May He rest in Peace ...

Fürst Carl zu Wied

Sunday, March 22, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Issue CIII, Volume 18.1 – February 2015 Goes to Print!

Issue CIII, the first of our 18th subscription year, will head to print this Wednesday!

Inside this newest issue of EUROHISTORY readers will find articles on the following topics:

1. Prince Maurice of Battenberg, by Marlene Eilers Koenig

2. Queluz: An Elegant Royal Palace, by Greg King

3. Italy Enters the Great War, by Janet Ashton

4. Who Is In the Photo: Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna and Her Descendants, by Ilana D. Miller

5. The Nassaus of Luxembourg: An Interdisciplinary Discussion, by Roberto Cortez González Ph.D.

6. Book Reviews

7. Royal News

The magazine's printing and binding is changing! From this issue onward, the printing will be similar to that found inside our photo books and the binding will be the same as our soft-back books. This will greatly increase the overall quality of the magazine, even though printing time will increase from 1 week to 4 weeks. However, because of our increased subscription numbers, we can bring you these improvements without increasing the yearly subscription rate!

Not only are we revamping the magazine, but we have two books in production: ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II: 1914-1939 and MARIA PIA, Queen of Portugal.

The second installment of the ROYAL GATHERINGS series ships to us on April 9. MARIA PIA will be here the first week of May 2015!

These are very exciting times for us!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

EUROHISTORY: New Book on King Paul

Although we will start selling this book in April through AMAZON, we have already started selling it in Europe.

Now available from our UK AMAZON site:

Sunday, March 15, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Book Signing at Hoogstraten in The Hague

On April 18, 2015, Ilana D. Miller & Arturo E. Beéche will be at Hoogstraten Booksellers in The hague autographing copies of their newest book, ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II: 1914-1939.

Please come join us ... meet the authors, enjoy the camaraderie  of the venue and company and find new additions to your royal book collections!


Hoogstraten's website:

Tuesday, March 10, 2015


Divided in 36 chapters, each dedicated to a particular royal gathering, ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II, is a masterpiece!

The book's 248 pages regale the reader with a whopping 330 exquisite photos illustrating at a given point in time, some of the royalties present, or related, to the event discussed in any given chapter.

It is by far, one of our best books ... which continue improving in content and quality, raising the bar even higher than the previous EUROHISTORY production!

This is the list of chapters inside ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II:

Chapter I: The Russian Imperial Family Visits the Romanian Royal Family – Constanza, 14 June 1914

Chapter II: The Russian Emperor Declares War on Germany – St Petersburg, 2 August 1914

Chapter III: The Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha and Her Spanish Grandsons – Dolder Hotel, Zurich, Switzerland, August 1916

Chapter IV: The wedding of Prince George of Battenberg and Countess Nada de Torby –
London, 15 November 1916

Chapter V: The Funeral of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria, King of Hungary – Vienna, 30 November 1916

Chapter VI: The Family of the Infante don Carlos of Spain – Madrid, c. 1917

Chapter VII: The Habsburgs of Teschen – Austria, c. 1917

Chapter VIII: Queen Maud of Norway Visits Her English Relations – London, England, December 1918

Chapter IX: The Wedding of Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg & Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma – Luxembourg, 6 November 1919

Chapter X: A Gathering of Coburgs – Burglaßschloßen, Coburg, Germany, c. late 1919

Chapter XI: The Ordainment of Prince Georg of Bavaria – Ettal Abbey, near Oberammergau, 
Bavaria, 19 March 1921

Chapter XII: The Funeral of Kaiserin Augusta Viktoria – Potsdam, Germany, 19 April 1921

Chapter XIII: The Swedish Royal Family Visit Their English Relations – c. 1921

Chapter XIV: The Wedding of Princess Margrethe of Denmark and Prince René of Bourbon-Parma – Copenhagen, Denmark, 9 June 1921

Chapter XV: The Wedding of Princess Barbara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies & Count Franz Xaver of
Stolberg-Wernigerode, Munich, 31 May 1922

Chapter XVI: King Alexander I of Serbia & Princess Marie of Romania – Belgrade, 8 June 1922

Chapter XVII: The Wedding of Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria and Duke Albrecht Eugen of
    Württemberg – Bad Mergentheim, 24 January 1924 

Chapter XVIII: The Wedding of Prince Wolfgang of Hesse and Princess Marie Alexandra of Baden – Schloß Salem, 17 September 1924 

Chapter XIX: The Kaiser in Exile – Huis Doorn, c. 1926 

Chapter XX: The Heinrichs of Prussia – Schloß Hemmelmark, c. June 1927 

Chapter XXI: The Funeral of the Dowager Empress Marie Feodorovna of Russia – Roskilde, Denmark, 19 October 1928 

Chapter XXII: The Wedding of Prince Christopher of Greece & Princess Françoise of France – Palermo, Sicily, 11 February 1929 

Chapter XXIII: A Royal Gathering in Northern Germany, c. 1929 

Chapter XXIV: The 70th Birthday of Prince Carl of Sweden, Stockholm, Sweden, 27 February 1931

Chapter XXV: The Wedding of the Count of Paris and Princess Isabelle d’Orléans-Bragança  Palermo, Sicily, 8 April 1931 

Chapter XXVI: The 70th Birthday of Grand Duchess Maria Anna of Luxembourg – Schloß Berg, Luxembourg, 13 July 1931 

Chapter XXVII: The Funeral of King Friedrich August III of Saxony – Dresden, Saxony, 23 February 1932 

Chapter XXVIII: The Wedding of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha – Coburg, Bavaria, 20 October 1932 

Chapter XXIX: The Wedding of Princess Elisabeth of Greece and Count Carl Theodor of Toerring-Jettenbach – Schloß Seefeld, Bavaria – 10 January 1934 

Chapter XXX: King Vittorio Emanuel III of Italy and His Family, c. 1934 

Chapter XXXI: The Wedding of the Duke of Kent & Princess Marina of Greece – Westminster Abbey, London, England, 29 November 1934 

Chapter XXXII: The Funeral of Queen Astrid of Belgium – Brussels, Belgium, 3 September 1935 

Chapter XXXIII: The Wedding of Princess Juliana of the Netherlands & Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld – The Hague, The Netherlands, 7 January 1937 

Chapter XXXIV: Hessian Tragedy – The Funeral of the Grand Ducal Family – 19 November 1937

Chapter XXXV: The Wedding of Princess Eugenie of Greece and Prince Dominic Radziwill – Paris, France, 30 May 1938

Chapter XXXVI: The Wedding of the Duke of Spoleto and Princess Irene of Greece – Florence, Italy, 1 July 1939

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