Book review : Escorting the Monarch -by Chris Jagger

Hardcover: 184 pages Publisher: Pen & Sword History (30 Oct. 2017) Language: English Escorting the Monarch is as close to an official history of the Metropolitan Police’s ‘Special Escort Group’ (SEG) as one could hope for. You may have seen the team at work; as the combination of motorcycles and cars pass you by, they…

#OTD 14 December 1914 Empress Nam Phương of Vietnam was born

Empress Nam Phương (14 December 1914 – 16 September 1963), born Marie-Thérèse Nguyễn Hữu Thị Lan, baptised Marie-Thérèse later Imperial Princess Nam Phương, was the first and primary wife of Bảo Đại, the last emperor of Vietnam, from 1934 until her death. She was also the second and last empress consort (hoàng hậu) of the…

Prince Nicolas and Prince Aymeric of Belgium

Prince Nicolas of Belgium (Nicolas Casimir Marie; born 13 December 2005) is the second child of Prince Laurent and Princess Claire of Belgium. He is currently 14th after his sister in the line of succession to the Belgian throne. Prince Nicolas was born on 13 December 2005 at UCL St Luc in Woluwe-Saint-Lambert. He has…

Boek review : Prins Charles- Een uitzonderlijk leven in de schaduw van de troon

Auteur: Sally Bedell Smith Uitgever: Nieuw Amsterdam Nederlandstalig 638 pagina’s Tegendraads, spiritueel, hartstochtelijk: in de verrassende biografie Prins Charles laat Sally Bedell Smith de ware Charles zien, met al zijn ambities, overtuigingen en onzekerheden. De auteur voert ons door zijn eenzame kinderjaren en moeilijke middelbareschooltijd. Bedell Smith beschrijft onomwonden de vele liefdesaffaires, en we maken…

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark patron of triathlon World Championships

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark has agreed to be patron of the Funen 2018 Multisport World Championships Festival. In connection with the patronage, The Crown Prince was in Svendborg and was getting a presentation about the route for the World Championship in cross triathlon. There, The Crown Prince had an opportunity to try out the…

Romania’s ex-king Michael dies at 96

Romania’s former King Michael I has died in Switzerland at the age of 96, a year after being diagnosed with cancer. King Michael ruled Romania twice, from 1927 to 1930 and then from 1940 to 1947, before the communist government ended the monarchy. He was one of the last surviving World War Two leaders, but…

#OTD 6 December 1792 King Willem II of The Netherlands was born

Willem II (Willem Frederik George Lodewijk, anglicized as William Frederick George Louis; 6 December 1792 – 17 March 1849) was King of the Netherlands, Grand Duke of Luxembourg, and Duke of Limburg. Willem II was the son of Willem I and Wilhelmine of Prussia. When his father, who up to that time ruled as sovereign…

Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin

Konstantin-Assen, Prince of Vidin, Duke of Saxony (born 5 December 1967) is the fourth son of Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and his wife Doña Margarita Gómez-Acebo y Cejuela. He is known also as Konstantin-Assen of Bulgaria and Konstantin-Assen of Vidin, the latter being the title of the fourth son of Bulgarian kings. He was…

Christening of Prince Gabriel Of Sweden

The Swedish royal family gathers for Prince Gabriel’s christening. For the service held in the 18th-century Royal Chapel at the King and Queen’s home, Drottningholm Palace, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia’s baby son donned the same century-old gown worn by his brother and cousins for their baptisms. Guests included the Swedish royal family and…

Wedding of Prince Philippe and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz

The wedding of King ( then Prince) Philippe, Duke of Brabant, and (Queen) Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz took place on 4 December 1999 in Brussels, Belgium. The civil proceedings were conducted at Brussels Town Hall while the religious ceremony took place at the Cathedral of Saint Michel. The wedding has been described as the social event…

Engagement Prince Harry and Miss Meghan Markle

Prince Harry has announced his engagement to American actress Meghan Markle, who is best known for starring in legal drama Suits. A statement was released from Clarence House read: “His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. The wedding will take place in…

#OTD 26 November 1869 Maud of Wales was born

Maud of Wales, GCVO, GCStJ, VA, CI (Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria; 26 November 1869 – 20 November 1938) was Queen of Norway as spouse of King Haakon VII. She was the youngest daughter of the British king and queen Edward VII and Alexandra of Denmark. Maud of Wales was the first queen of Norway in…