Thursday, July 23, 2015

The Coburgs of Europe (Nearly sold out!)

Hurry...we are down to the last 30 copies of my book on the Coburgs of Europe!

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

New Books (in preparation): Royal Exiles in Cannes & I did it my way ...

New Books: Royal Exiles in Cannes & I did it my way ... (In preparation)

We are extremely busy here at EUROHISTORY. At present we are putting the finishing touches on the 105th Issue of our magazine (Volume 18.3 – With articles by Greg King and Janet Ashton, Marlene Eilers Koenig, Coryne Hall, Ilana D. Miller, etc).

We are also working on three books at the same time, two of them in the layout stage at present: Royal Exiles in Cannes – The Bourbon-Two Sicilies of the Villa Marie Thérèse (by David McIntosh and Arturo E. Beéche) and The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II (by Greg King and Janet Ashton).

The third book is titled, I did it my way ... The Memoirs of Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha.

Eurohistory plans to publish a book per month this fall, beginning in September!

An ambitious schedule no doubt, but one that we are quite confident that we can meet!

Teasers ahead...

Royal Exiles in Cannes

I did it my way ...

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Monaco: Princely Wedding

This weekend Pierre Casiraghi, youngest son of Princess Caroline of Monaco, and thus nephew of Prince Albert II, will wed his longtime girlfriend Beatrice Borromeo, a descendant of one of Italy's most ancient lineages.

Stay tuned for more...

Saturday, July 18, 2015

Summer reading...from Eurohistory!

Looking for some amazing royalty titles to read this summer...look no further than Eurohistory's ever-expanding catalogue, now including more than 20 unique titles!

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Serbia: Gala Dinner for Crown Prince Alexander's 70th Birthday!


Gala dinner for the 70th birthday of HRH Crown Prince Alexander

Belgrade, July 18, 2015 - To celebrate the 70th birthday of His Royal Crown Prince Alexander a Gala Dinner took place this evening at the Royal Palace hosted by Crown Princess Katherine and their children Hereditary Prince Peter, Prince Philip, Prince Alexander, David and Alison; and grandchildren Amanda and Michael for dignitaries from around the world, representatives of political, public and cultural life of our country, members of the Advisory Bodies of the Crown, friends and admirers of the Royal Family.

The birthday celebration was graced by the presence of: Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustav and Queen Silvia of Sweden (His Majesty is the head of state of Sweden), His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Monaco (head of state of Monaco) in his first visit to Serbia, Her Majesty Queen Mother Sofia of Spain, Their Majesties Czar Simeon II and Czarina Margarita of the Bulgarians, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola Petrovic Njegos of Montenegro, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Raad Bin Zaed and Princess Majda Bin Zaed of Jordan, His Royal Highness Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianna of Baden, His Highness Prince Aga Khan Amin, His Royal Highness Prince Nikola (the son of HRH Prince Tomislav), Her Highness Princess Ira of Fürstenberg, His Royal Highness Prince Serge (the son of HRH Prince Alexander), Their Highnesses Prince Pierre and Princess Sylvia d’Arenberg,  Ms. Victoria De Silva (the granddaughter of HRH Prince Tomislav), Sir Desmond de Silva Q.C, P.C.

Their Royal Highnesses welcomed the guests in the Blue Salon of the Royal Palace, and then followed a cocktail on the lower terrace of the Royal Palace and the premiere screening of a short documentary film about the Crown Prince. The birthday celebration was enhanced by Sanja Ilic and “Balkanika” with their program “Balkan concept”, which was followed by a gala dinner on the upper terrace of the Royal Palace.

His Royal Highness Crown Prince Alexander addressed the guests and numerous media representatives.

We are forwarding the Crown Prince’s speech as a whole.

After the speech the Crown Prince cut his birthday cake.

                        JULY 18, 2015

Your Majesties, Your Royal Highnesses, Your Serene Highnesses, Your Excellences, Your Holiness, Reverend fathers, imams and effendis, Your Lordships, Ladies and Gentlemen, thank you for coming to my birthday. I am so happy to see you all here this evening in the home of my ancestors.  In the country that was created by my ancestors and the ancestors of my compatriots. In the city that became our capital six centuries ago.

Now, that I am seventy, it is a good moment to review the past decades.

For someone who, by a twist of fate and history, was born in exile, who was declared an enemy of the state as a two-year-old. The fact that I am celebrating my seventieth birthday finally rehabilitated in my homeland, in my home, with my family, people and my friends from around the world, is an emotional moment, is something I have wished for all my life. I am grateful to God for that, but I also owe a lot to those who are here tonight to grace this celebration. To those who unfortunately are no longer with us, but whose spirit will never leave us, as well as to those who are with us in their thoughts tonight, with their many good wishes and hopes that we have a future that we are worthy of.

We have fought together for justice, democracy, human rights, freedom, respect for everyone’s religion, ethnic origin, for a country of equal citizens, which is equal to and respected by other countries, for the community of peace, harmony and progress.

Tonight, surrounded by my immediate and wider family, I thank my wife and our children for their love and support. I thank my relatives and friends from many royal families that have given me the honour of their presence and for their good wishes. I warmly thank our prime minster Mr. Aleksandar Vucic and all the top Serbian state officials, the representatives of churches and religious communities, diplomatic corps and to all of you Who are making this evening unforgettable, and – above all – to our people who make me happy to belong to them.

From Karadjordje to me there is a continuity in serving the people and the country. As long as there is the house of Karadjordje, the honour of serving the people and the country is an undeniable a duty, obligation and responsibility, because we come from the people, and that fact fatefully obliges us.

I owe so much to my wife for all her love, effort and daily commitment, and for this special birthday.

I thank my staff and all those who worked so hard to make this great gathering and every other one, possible.

Thank you, God bless you and may love unite you all.

Crown Prince Alexander, Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

Crown Prince Alexander, Crown Prince Nicholas of Montenegro.

Third from left: Princess Irene of Greece, Hereditary Prince Peter of Serbia, Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia, Queen Sofía of Spain, Crown Prince Alexander, Prince Alexander and Prince Philip of Serbia.

Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine with his sons: Peter, Philip and Alexander.

Crown Prince Alexander surrounded by royal and other guests.

Crown Prince Alexander, with Victoria and Sir Desmond da Silva.

Crown Prince Alexander, Queen Margarita of Bulgaria, Crown Princess Katherine and
King Simeon of Bulgaria.

Prince Albert II of Monaco, Crown Princess Katherine and Crown Prince Alexander.

Greece: Queen Olga's 70th Birthday!

One of my favorite royal women is Queen Olga of Greece (1851-1926). Born Grand Duchess Olga Konstantinovna of Russia, she was the eldest daughter of Grand Duke Konstantin Nikolaevich (one of the sons of Tsar Nicholas I) and of the former Princess Alexandra of Saxe-Altenburg.

Olga married in 1867 King George I of the Hellenes, the second monarch of modern-era Greece, yet the first of his dynasty. Born Prince William of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, second of the future King Christian IX of Denmark, he was elected King of the Hellenes and began his reign in 1863.

King George and Queen Olga were the parents of eight children: Constantine I (1869-1923), who married Princess Sophie of Prussia; Peter (1869-1957), who married Princess Marie Bonaparte; Alexandra (1870-1891). married to Grand Duke Paul Alexandrovich of Russia; Nicholas (1872-1938), who married Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia; Maria (1876-1940), who married firstly Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Zrussia, and secondly Admiral Pericles Ionnides; Olga (1880); Andreas (1882-1944), who married Princess Alice of Battenberg; and Christopher (1888-1940), who married firstly Mrs Nancy Leeds, and secondly Princess Françoise of France.

This particular photo was taken in 1921 to commemorate the 70th birthday of Queen Olga, who was adored by her grandchildren. Her eldest grandchild, Grand Duchess Marie Pavlovna Jr. was born in 1890, while her youngest grandchild, Prince Michael of Greece was born in 1939. Of all of King George I and Queen olga's grandchildren, only two survive: HRH the Duke of Edinburgh (b. 1921) and Prince Michael of Greece.

From left: Princess Marina, Princess Margarita and Princess Katherine of Greece; Princess Xenia Georgievna of Russia; Princess Theodora, princess Olga and Princess Sophie of Greece; Queen Olga; Princess Helen of Greece; Princess Nina Georgievna of Russia; Princess Elisabeth, Princess Irene and Princess Cecile of Greece.

Queen Olga, who was caught in Russia when revolution toppled her cousin the Tsar, managed to make it to the West before the butchery of the Imperial Family began. She witnessed untold misery in her country of birth and returned to an Europe deeply changed.

In exile she settled at the Villa Anastasia in Rome, the home of her youngest son Prince Christopher. She died at Pau, Bearn, France, in 1926.

Queen Olga of Greece, remains one of my absolute favorite royals!

Serbia: Seventieth Birthday of Crown Prince Alexander

Surrounded by family, with Serbian and foreign guests, HRH Crown prince Alexander is celebrating his 70th birthday this weekend.

Here is a link to a report from HRH Crown prince Alexander's website...

HRH Crown Prince Alexander was kind enough to invite our founder to the weekend's events, but between scheduling conflicts and the cost of traveling from the West Coast to Serbia, it was not feasible for Eurohistory to be present, much to our chagrin.

Nonetheless, we join our voice to those of thousands who wish HRH Crown Prince Alexander a very happy birthday!

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Third Royal Gatherings in The Hague: November 7-8, 2015

As we shift full gear toward our Fall 2015 meeting (november 7-8, 2015), we are delighted to share with you the list of speakers at the Third Royal Gatherings in The Hague Conference. They include:

Galina Korneva – The Vladimir Villa and the Court of Marie Pavlovna

Robert Golden– The Connaughts

Janet Ashton – The Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II

Susan Symons – Schloß 2

Sabrina Pollock – Queen Maria Pia of Portugal

Bjarne Steen Jensen – Royal Jewels

Ms. Spliethof – Het Loo Palace

Mr. Bilker – Princess Maria Louisa of Hesse-Kassel

Marian Bette – Margaret Tudor, mother of the Tudors

To reserve a seat please email us at: or

Also, on Friday, November 6, we will lead a separate tour to Het Loo Palace. It is important, given the reduced number of seats we have available in the bus, that if you wish to join us, you do so ASAP. There is a separate charge for this optional tour.

As was the case last year, the Park Hotel has given us a set of rooms for those attending the conference. if you wish to take advantage of the reduced rate being offered, please contact Arturo Beéche at: without delay!

For further information including pricing for this year's conference, see the attached flyer!

Friday, July 10, 2015

Book Review: Royal Gatherings, Volume II: 1914-1939

Royal author Marlene Eilers Koenig has written a nice review of ROYAL GATHERINGS, Volume II: 1914-1939.

Royal Gatherings (Who is in the Picture) has been a popular feature of European Royal History Journal for several years now.  The first volume covered the 1859-1914 time period

This second volume picks up where the first volume left off in 1914, ending in 1939, thus covering a heady time in European royal history.  This book is divided into 36 chapters, opening with the familiar group photo of the Russian Imperial Family's visit with the Romanian royal family at Constanza in mid-June 1914, only two weeks before Archduke Franz Ferdinand's assassination at Sarajevo.   The final group photo is from the wedding of the Duke of Spoleto and Princess Irene of Greece.

The purpose of Royal Gatherings is to provide biographical details, anecdotes and historical information about the people in the group photos.  The publisher includes more photos from his own collection (and the newly acquired collection of the late William Mead Lalor) to flesh out the stories of these weddings, funerals and family gatherings.

I think my most favorite group photo is of the Dowager Duchess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and her three Spanish grandsons sitting on a bench outside the Dolder Hotel in Zurich, Switzerland, in 1916.  Princes Alvaro, Alonso and Ataulfo were the sons of the Duchess' youngest daughter, Beatrice, married to Infante Don Alfonso of Orleans-Borbon, a first cousin of King Alfonso XIII. (Bee was the first cousin of King Alfonso's wife, Queen Ena.)

Baby Bee is one of my favorites, as are her descendants, all of whom are lovely and helpful people.  

Some of the group photos are familiar to many readers, including the weddings of Princess Margarethe of Denmark and Prince Rene of Bourbon-Parma, King Alexander of Serbia and Princess Marie of Romania, 70th birthday of Prince Carl of Sweden, 70th birthday of Grand Duchess Maria Anna of Luxembourg, the wedding of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, and the wedding of the Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece,

There are also some gems, too: the Habsburgs of Teschen,  the family of Infante Don Carlos of Spain, the funeral of Kaiserin Auguste, the wedding of Princess Barbara of Two-Sicilies and Count Franz Xavier of Stolberg-Wernigerode, the Heinrichs of Prussia. and the Hessian Tragedy, the funeral of the Grand Ducal Family.

This is the kind of book that you will dip into many times,  Don't rush through the photos or the text.  Sit back and enjoy the traveling back to a time, edging toward a world-changing war that affected the lives of both commoners and royals.   The 20s were a time of rebirth, new challenges, and then the madness of an collapsed economic system leading to the most deadly of dictatorships, hurling toward a second world war.

Royal Gatherings Volume II is published by ($48.95.)   The book is available though Amazon and

I reiterate the same complaint that I made about the first volume.  The authors have not included a bibliography nor do they cite the quotes they use in the text.  It would help other writers and researchers to do know the source material - and to see where the quotes come from.  The addition of a bibliography and citations would only enhance this book's worth.

To purchase your copy...

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Maria Pia – Queen of Portugal Shipping!

It is with great delight that we announce to all our readers that Eurohistory's twenty-first book, MARIA PIA – Queen of Portugal, has just arrived at our office and began shipping this very afternoon!

We are very happy with the end product and hope that this erudite and well-researched study of a little-known consort will bring her life alive, for those who know her and those interested in getting to know more about the Portuguese Royal Family.

Copies of the book have started shipping to our distributors (Hoogstraten English Bookstore, MAJESTY, Librairie Galignani,, Rosvall Royal Books) and resellers and ought to be in their hands by the end of next week!

The book is available for immediate purchase at: