Sunday, December 23, 2012

Royal Birth: Aimone and Olga of Savoy-Aosta Welcome Third Child

Princess Olga of Savoy-Aosta (née Greece) gave birth to her third child, a daughter given the name Isabella.

The birth took place in Paris, where Olga's parents, Michael and Marina of Greece, reside. Baby Isabella was born on 14 December and she joins brothers Prince Umberto and Prince Amedeo, born in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

All three children of Aimone and Olga of Savoy-Aosta have been born in Paris. The couple married in 2008 in the island of Patmos, where Olga's parents own a vacation home.

Royal Wedding: Madeleine of Sweden's wedding date

The Royal Court in Stockholm has announced that the wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia's youngest child, and Mr. Christopher O'Neill will take place on 8 June 2013 at the Royal Chapel in Stockholm's Royal Palace.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Royal Gatherings signing party!

Today, at Eurohistory's office, Ilana Miller and Arturo Beéche will spend several hours autographing copies of their latest cooperation, Royal Gatherings – Who is in the Picture? Volume 1: 1859-1914.

Following this, friends of Eurohistory and the Higdon Beeche family are invited to join in our traditional Christmas Party ... if in the neighborhood come join us!

Work has already started on the second volume, to include the years 1914-1947. This second volume begins with the Russian visit to Romania, just before the start of the Great War, and concludes with the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten. The book examines various royal gatherings, stormy ones in many cases, that happened during the trying years from the outset of the First World War and the arrival of much-hoped-for peace at the end of the Second World War.

In the meantime, copies of Royal Gatherings – Who is in the Picture? Volume 1: 1859-1914 are available through Eurohistory, AMAZON, MAJESTY Magazine, Hoogstraten English Bookstore and Librairie Galignani.

Thanks for your support and may 2013 bring us many more Royal books!

Here are some pages samples from Royal Gatherings – Who is in the Picture? Volume 1: 1859-1914.

We hope you enjoy them and place an order for this very unique production from Eurohistory!

Enjoy and Happy Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2012


Just a quick note to give a sign of life and let everyone know that Royal Gatherings, Volume 1: 1859-1914, the latest collaboration between Ilana D. Miller and our founder Arturo E. Beéche started shipping last Friday!

We have ample number of copies and we hope that our subscribers and readers will take the plunge and acquire a copy, or two, or more!


Hopefully, Coryne Hall, who does book reviews for Eurohistory will get her review copy soon. Once she has finished her review, which we hope will be a good one (fingers crossed!), we will post it here.

Meanwhile, if interested in purchasing a copy of the book, you can do so by emailing us directly at:

or by going to

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Luxembourg: New Royal Engagement

The Grand Ducal Court of Luxembourg announced the engagement of Prince Felix, second son of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess María Teresa, to Ms Claire Lademacher, a German-born, Swiss-educated young woman who resides in the the USA.

This announcement was expected as both Felix and Claire were spotted in Florida together. She also attended the wedding of Felix's first cousin, Imre of Austria, and brother, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume.

The date of their religious wedding is yet to be announced.

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

UK: Change in Succession Law to Move Full Steam Ahead

All Commonwealth realms have agreed to press ahead with a bill ending discrimination against women in the succession to the British throne.
Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg said the government would now introduce the Succession to the Crown Bill in the House of Commons as soon as possible.
It means the first child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will become monarch, whether a boy or a girl.
The duchess, whose pregnancy was announced on Monday, is in hospital.
She is spending her second day in the private King Edward VII Hospital in central London with acute morning sickness.
The new legislation will end the principle of male primogeniture, meaning male heirs will no longer take precedence over women in line to the throne.
It will also end the ban on anyone in the line of succession marrying a Roman Catholic.
The legislation was agreed in principle at the Commonwealth heads of government meeting in Perth, Australia in October 2011.
Since then, the government of New Zealand has been gathering formal letters of consent from the 15 realms of the Commonwealth, with assurances that they will be able to take the necessary measures in their own countries before the change in British legislation begins.

Monday, December 3, 2012

Cambridge Pregnancy ... Further news...

The Duchess is understood to have found out last month that she was pregnant, and had not intended to go public with the news until she was at least 12 weeks pregnant.
But after being admitted to hospital with a bout of acute morning sickness, the Duke and Duchess decided to make the announcement early to avoid any speculation about her condition.
Royal sources refused to say how many weeks pregnant the Duchess is, but confirmed she has not yet reached the 12-week stage.
The Duchess, 30, is suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum, which means she needs to be given extra fluids and nutrition, and is likely to remain in hospital for several days.
She was taken ill over the weekend while staying with her parents in Bucklebury, Berks. The Duke was not with her at the time, as he was spending a weekend privately with friends, but he rushed to Bucklebury to join his wife earlier today and travelled with her by car to the King Edward VII hospital in London.
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UK: The Duchess of Cambridge is Pregnant!

The Duchess of Cambridge is expecting a baby, St James's Palace has announced.
Members of the royal family and the duchess's family, the Middletons, are said to be delighted.
A spokesman said the duchess has been admitted to King Edward VII Hospital in central London with acute morning sickness and is expected to stay for several days.
Catherine and William were married at Westminster Abbey in April 2011.
The duchess was last seen in public on Friday when she visited her old school St Andrew's School in Pangbourne in Berkshire.
The royal baby will be born third in line and in direct succession to the throne.
He or she will one day be head of the armed forces, supreme governor of the Church of England and head of the Commonwealth, and subsequently head of state of 16 countries.
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