The Plantagenet Family Tree: The Intriguing History of England's Plantagenet Dynasty Kings
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The Plantagenet Family Tree: A Royal History The Plantagenet family was one of the most powerful royal dynasties in European history, ruling England and parts of France from 1154 to 1485. Their fascinating story spans three centuries filled with intrigue, war, scandals and larger-than-life personalities. This article will provide an overview of the Plantagenet family tree and the key figures that make up this remarkable royal history. The Plantagenet dynasty was established by Henry II, who inherited the English throne in 1154. Born in France, Henry II was the first of 14 Plantagenet monarchs ..read more
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Duke of Aosta Announces Return to Italy in NYE Address
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  Prince Aimone and Princess Olga of Savoy with the Honour Guard at the Basilica of Superga, 2022. Photo (c) Casa Reale di Savoia. Prince Aimone of Savoy, Duke of Aosta, will be relocating to Italy early this year. In a recorded speech to members of the Unione Monarchica Italiana (Italian Monarchist Union) on 31 December, Prince Aimone, who has lived in Russia for decades, stated that he and his wife Princess Olga, as well as their three children, will be returning to live in Italy with their home being in Milan. The Duke of Aosta noted: For me personally, next year [2023] will ..read more
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The 98th Birthday of Maria von Hanau: A Hungarian Refugee to the US Who Became A Princess
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  Princess Maria. Maria Madelaine (de) Kossaczky was born on 9 December 1924 at Budapest, Hungary, as the only child of Major General Árpád Vitéz Kossaczky (Szeleste, Austria-Hungary 9 April 1886-Miami, Florida 24 June 1967) and Ilona Wallner (Nagyszombat, Austria-Hungary 16 November 1891-Greenwich, Connecticut 3 December 1983). Árpád and Ilona were married on 10 November 1919 at Trnava, Czechoslovakia (now Slovakia). Their daughter Maria arrived five years later. Major General Árpád Kossaczky fought in the Austro-Hungarian army during World War I. In the 1950s, he recalled his t ..read more
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Dr. Nelly Auersperg (1928-2023), Cancer Researcher and Grandniece of "The Woman in Gold"
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At the age of ninety-four, Dr. Nelly Auersperg passed away on 15 January. Nelly's father Viktor. Born on 13 December 1928 at Vienna, Baroness Nelly Gutmann was the only daughter of Baron Viktor Gutmann von Gelse und Belišće (1891-1946) and Luise Bloch-Bauer (1907-1998), who wed in 1927. Nelly was later joined by a younger brother, Baron Francis Gutmann (1934-2014). Their father Viktor was an industrialist.  Nelly's great-aunt Adele, circa 1920. Nelly's paternal grandparents were Baron Alfred Gutmann von Gelse und Belišće (1857-1919) and Ottilie Pollak von Rudin (18 ..read more
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Alice Javal Weiller, Victim of Holocaust & Great-Grandmother of Luxembourg Princess
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Alice Javal Weiller. The birth record of Alice Anna Laval, 1869. NOTE: My sincere gratitude to my dear friend Jakob Regnér, who discovered much of the information about the life story and tragic fate of Alice Javal Weiller. On 10 October 1869 at Paris, Alice Anna Javal was born as the eldest child of Louis Émile Javal (1839-1907) and Maria-Anna Ellissen (1847-1933). Alice was followed by four younger siblings, the twins Jeanne Félicie Javal (1871–1956; married Paul Louis Weiss) and Jean Félix Javal (1871-killed in action 1915), Louis Adolphe Javal (1873-murdered at ..read more
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Princess Rohays Galitzine (1952-2023), Great-Granddaughter of Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich of Russia
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The death notice of Rohays Galitzine. From The Times of 17 January. Aged seventy, Princess Rohays Galitzine died on 7 January 2023. Rohays is survived by her husband Prince Alexander Galitzine and their two daughters, Princess Sasha and Princess Nadezhda.  The wedding of Sir David Butter and Myra Wernher. Born on 9 April 1952 at London, Rohays Georgina Butter was the third daughter and child of Major David Henry Butter (1920-2010) and Myra Alice Wernher (1925-2022), who wed in 1946. Rohays joined two older sisters, Sandra Butter (b.1948; married William Morriso ..read more
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The Eulogy of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece for His Father The King
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Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece. During today's funeral service for King Constantine II of the Hellenes, his eldest son and heir Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece delivered a very moving eulogy to his father. The crown prince spoke first in Greek and then in English for the international guests in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens. The following is a transcript of his English-language remarks: Dear Papa, Constantine, Your Majesty, Grandfather, Olympic Champion, For your dear Queen, our Mother, for us the children, your grandchildren, and for all those come who together on this day to sa ..read more
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From the Archives: The Passing of Princess Margarita of Baden
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[Note: This obituary was written upon the passing of Princess Margarita in 2013 by Arturo E. Beéche.] HRH Princess Margarita of Baden died in Farnham in the evening of 15 January 2013. Her death brought to an end a long illness that had seriously undermined the princess' health. Margarita was born at Schloß Salem on July 14, 1932. She was the firstborn child of Margrave Berthold of Baden and of his wife, the former Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark. Berthold, the well-respected Head of the Grand Ducal House of Baden, was the only son of Margrave Max of Baden (Imperial Germany's last ..read more
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Princess Seble Desta (1931-2023), the Granddaughter of the Last Ethiopian Emperor
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Princess Seble. Princess Seble (Sybil) Desta died on 3 January 2023 in Virginia. She was ninety-one years-old. Princess Tenagnework. Princess Tenagnework and Princess Seble. The princess was born in Addis Ababa on 1 September 1931 as the fourth child and third daughter of Princess Tenagnework Haile Selassie of Ethiopia (1912-2003) and her first husband Ras Desta Damtew (~1892-1937).  Princess Aida Desta, Lij Amaha Desta, Princess Ruth Desta, Rear Admiral Iskinder Desta, Prince Sahle Selassie Haile Selassie and Princess Seble Desta. Princess S ..read more
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Tino - The Godfather of Europe
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The passing of King Constantine II of the Hellenes leaves a great void in his immediate family, as well as for his many relatives and friends. The late king was the godfather to many of Europe's royals, including the Prince of Wales, and the heirs to the Hanoverian, Serbian, and Russian dynasties.  Prince Contanijn of the Netherlands  The christening of Prince Contanijn of the Netherlands, 1967. On 21 February 1970, Prince Constantijn "Tijn" Christof Frederik Aschwin of the Netherlands was christened at St Martin’s Cathedral in Utrecht. Born on 11 October 1969 at Utrecht ..read more
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