Friday, May 29, 2015

Saxony: Images from the Margrave of Meißen's Visit to the Vatican

Images provided to us by HRH the Margrave of Meißen document his visit to His Holiness Pope Francis. The source is the Osservatore Romano, who hold the copyright.

With the Margrave during the visit were his wife Margravine Gisela (née Bavaria) and their four children: Georg, Mauricio, Clemens and Maria Teresita. Also along was the Dowager Margravine of Meißen, Anastasia-Louise (née Anhalt), aunt of Margrave Alexander.

Prince Clemens of Saxony greets Pope Francis while the Margrave and Margravine of Meißen introduce their son.

The Margrave of Meißen and his sons Mauricio and Clemens present Pope Francis with some gifts.

From left: Prince Georg, Dowager Margravine Anastasia-Louise, Margravine Gisela and Margrave Alexander of Meißen, Pope Francis, Prince Mauricio, Princess Maria Teresita and Prince Clemens of Saxony.

His Holiness Pope Francis and the Margrave of Meißen.

Saxony: The Margrave of Meißen Visits Pope Francis

HRH the Margrave of Meißen, Head of House Saxony, accompanied by his wife Gisela and their four children, as well as by their Aunt the Dowager Margravine of Meißen, Anastasia-Louise, visited His Holiness Pope Francis.

At this link you can see video of the visit!

Romanov: An Interesting Article about Andrew Romanov, the artist!

I enjoyed reading it...I met Andrew some time ago when we traded books. Seemed like a lovely man. On top of that I do enjoy his whimsical art and must add at least one piece of it to my collection!


Thursday, May 28, 2015

EUROHISTORY 2015 Subscriptions Now on AMAZON

EUROHISTORY 2015 subscriptions can now be purchased through AMAZON!

We are working on being able to list the subscription for international readers/subscribers!

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Eurohistory: Cover of Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal

Artwork for the cover finished ... now it is just a matter of weeks!

As with all our products, Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal, will be sold at:


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Maria Pia, Queen of Portugal is 182 pages long plus a 32-page photo section. Hardcover with a beautifully designed glossy cover!

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Join the Second Royal Gatherings in London Conference, a cooperation between EUROHISTORY and Ian Shapiro, with the support of Hoogstraten English Bookstore. 

ROYAL GATHERINGS in London convenes this coming Spring 2016, where we also plan to launch the new book Royal Gatherings III: 1939-1972 by Ilana D. Miller and Arturo E. Beéche, while discussing various royal topics of great interest.  The conference will have lectures over a two-day weekend!

The list of speakers will be released in a few months, once all requests have been answered!

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Sunday, May 17, 2015

Karageorgevich: Plaque in Honor of Queen Maria

His Royal Highness Prince Alexander, son of HRH Crown Prince Alexander and great-grandson of Her Majesty Queen Maria, accompanied by Ms Dunja Kusturica and Mr Dragomir Acovic, Chairman of the Crown Council, and in the company of Mr Stojan Nikolic, president of the Belgrade City Municipality of Palilula, unveiled plaque devoted to HM Queen Maria on a building in Queen Maria Street  2 – 4 today in Belgrade.
HRH Prince Alexander said he was very honoured and happy to be there to unveil a plaque devoted to his great-grandmother, considering that to be a contribution to the revival of Serbian history and preservation of Serbian identity. “Serbia has so much culture and beauty that we have to cherish”, emphasized Prince Alexander.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

EUROHISTORY: Issue CIV – April 2014

The latest issue of EUROHISTORY (CIV – April 2014) was released to the printer this afternoon!

Inside, subscribers will find the following articles:

1. Who Is In the Photo – The Battenbergs, c. 1895, by Ilana D. Miller

2. The Nassaus of Luxembourg – An Interdisciplinary Discussion (Part 2), by Roberto Cortez Gonzalez, Ph.D.

3. APAPA – The Descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark, by Coryne Hall

4. A Passionate and Obstinate Princess – Frederica of Hanover, by Marlene Eilers Koenig

5. Italy Enters the War – "Our ally has shamefully betrayed us," (Part 2) by Janet Ashton

6. Book Reviews

7. Royal News

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Thursday, May 14, 2015

Book Review: Royal Gatherings, Volume II

“Royal Gatherings. Whis is in the Picture…. Volume II, 1914-1939” by Ilana D Miller and Arturo E Beéche. (Eurohistory.& Kensington House Books). 240 pages, hundreds of illustrations, genealogical tables.

The cover photograph of the Russian and Romanian royal families in 1914 says it all.  An era is ending. Within four years half of the people in this picture will be dead. Others will see their relatives forced into exile as the First World War ends. Yet the families continued to gather at christenings, weddings and funerals. The differences in these royal alliances now become apparent, as the royals gradually begin marrying outside of accepted circles.

The format is the same as the previous volume. A large picture of a royal gathering, followed by a discussion of the individuals pictured, with smaller photographs of the people concerned. Every royal family in Europe is featured somewhere in this book, from that last meeting between the Romanovs and the Romanians in 1914 to the wedding of Princess Irene of Greece and the Duke of Spoleto in 1939. This a work you can dip into time and time again, and there are some real gems. In 1916 the Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (the former Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia) sits on a bench in Zurich with her Spanish grandsons.  They are the children of her daughter Beatrice (Baby Bee) and the Infante Alfonso of Spain. Little has been published in English about Baby Bee’s life, but you can read about it here.

The Luxembourg royal family gathered in 1919 for the wedding of Grand Duchess Charlotte and Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma.  They are well-known, but in 1931 the Luxembourgs assembled again for the 70th birthday of Charlotte’s mother Grand Duchess Maria Anna, who sits proudly surrounded by her grandchildren from the royal houses of Luxembourg, Bavaria, Saxony, and Thurn und Taxis. Their parents’ lives are outlined here and we are promised more about the children in volume III.

Then there is one of the most unusual photographs, taken at the ordination of Prince George of Bavaria, eldest grandson of Emperor Franz Joseph. Many of the Bavarian royals pictured also attended George’s wedding to Archduchess Isabella of Austria nine years earlier. The marriage failed and in 1921 George became a priest – not something we read about every time we open a royal book.

Some of the most poignant images were taken at the funeral of Queen Astrid of Belgium, killed in a car accident in 1935. Particularly moving is the widowed King Leopold III, with his arm in a sling and a dressing on his face, as he follows his beloved wife’s coffin. Then there is Grand Duchess Eleonore of Hesse and by Rhine with her young grandson Alexander. They would be killed in the Hesse air crash in 1937 along with other members of their family. The funeral is featured in these pages.

The scope of research and the depth of subjects covered is simply amazing and the picture reproduction is excellent. The images come from the huge Eurohistory archive, which has been recently enhanced by the acquisition of the late William Mead Lalor’s archive. My favourite has to be the gorgeous photo of Princess Ileana of Romania with her dogs on page 108.

This marvellous book has something for everyone and whatever your particular interest you can’t fail to find something to excite you. Sadly though, as we view these images, we know that war will soon be coming again and that the fate of some of these people will be grim. But that is for Royal Gatherings, Volume III.

Coryne Hall

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Monday, May 4, 2015

EUROHISTORY, Issue CIV, Volume 18.2 (April 2015)

As we continue shipping copies of our newest book, ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume 2: 1914-1939,  time must be found to ready EUROHISTORY's Issue CIV, Volume 18.2 (April 2015).*

Inside the new issue of our excellent magazine readers will find article on the following topics:

1. APAPA: A Family of Kings, by Coryne Hall.

2. A New Royal Baby: The Birth of HRH Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, by Arturo E. Beéche.

3. Princess Frederica of Hannover, by Marlene Eilers Koenig.

4. The Nassaus of Luxembourg: An Interdisciplinary Discussion, by Roberto Cortez González Ph.D. (Part 2)

5. Italy Enters the War – "Our ally has shamefully betrayed us," by Janet Ashton. (Part 2)

6. Who Is in the Photo: Cousins Gather in Hesse, by Ilana D. Miller.

7. Royal News.

8. Book Reviews.

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UK: And the Royal Baby Has a Name ...

Welcome Charlotte Elizabeth Diana, fourth in line to the English throne!
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge announced their second child's name in a statement from Kensington Palace on Monday, just two days after Kate gave birth at St Mary's Hospital. The newborn's official title? Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge.

Sunday, May 3, 2015

EUROHISTORY: New Products at Eurohistory!

April 2015 was an extremely busy time at EUROHISTORY!

We published a new, redesigned, bound issue of our magazine, EUROHISTORY, our 103th issue since August 1997. Inside, readers will find articles by many of today's most recognized royalty authors, talents the like of Janet Ashton, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Greg King, Ilana Miller and Coryne Hall.

Subscription information can be obtained by reaching us at or calling our office 510.236.1730 (Monday–Sunday 830am-600pm Pacific Time).

We also received copies of a fantastic tribute book published in Athens last year: PAVLOS NO ORDINARY KING. This excellent volume was published to commemorate the golden anniversary of the passing of King Paul of the Hellenes (1901-1964), perhaps one of Greece's most renowned, respected and memorable monarchs.

Copies of this very unique product, which comes with a  2 1/2 hour-long DVD, are currently available at:

And to top a very successful month, we published our 20th book, ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II: 1914–1939, authored by Ilana Miller and Arturo Beéche. This volume includes 36 royal gatherings and it's 248 glossy pages contain more than 325 wonderful images of the various royal personages included in the gatherings. This is an amazing work of royal historiography, handsomely illustrated, extremely well-researched and certain to bring readers endless hours of joy!

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Saturday, May 2, 2015

UK: A Royal Birth in Pictures!

Images of the day...

UK: When Prince George Went to Meet His Sister

Earlier today, adorable Prince George of Cambridge accompanied h is father, the Duke of Cambridge, to the Lindo Wing at St Mary's Hospital to meet the family's newest member, a baby princess the Duchess of Cambridge gave birth to earlier in the morning.

Cherubic Prince George now becomes a brother!

UK: The Cambridges Go Home

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have left the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital, Kensington, and headed home to Kensington Palace.

UK: Queen Wears Pink

On the day of the birth of her fifth great-grandchild, a baby princess given birth to at 834am by the Duchess of Cambridge, HM decided to wear pink!