Luxembourg stood still for the funeral of Grand Duke Jean, who died April 23rd at the age of 98. The nation and its Grand Ducal family paid their respects to a monarch, a war hero, a father, and grandfather.
Queen Elizabeth II is probably not amused. She would never even entertain the thought. It’s that dreaded “A” word, the one that gives her the chills. That’s right – abdication. But it’s not a dirty word.
Bhutan’s history is vibrant, but turbulent. In 2006, after centuries of warlords, a theocracy, and an absolute monarchy, one king made a seismic decision that would change everything. Six years ago today, his son would take the reins of his father’s dreams and drive Bhutan to a more democratic future. Royal Roots Bhutan’s monarchy is comparatively young, beginning in 1907… Read More
No show today folks. I’m sorry! After suffering through a bad cold all week, then participating in Halloween with a toddler (with some singing and dancing) my voice feels shot. So I hope you will all pardon me while I recover. This is a bummer. On the bright side, it will give me a little more time to finish up… Read More
The Queen Tweets, Makes Digital History It is a pleasure to open the Information Age exhibition today at the @ScienceMuseum and I hope people will enjoy visiting. Elizabeth R. — BritishMonarchy (@BritishMonarchy) October 24, 2014 Sent by HM herself. I wonder what Queen Victoria would make of that!
Embed from Getty Images Kate looks amazingly well. Hypermesis Gravidarum has made the Duchess of Cambridge horribly ill for weeks now, but it now looks as though it hasn’t made one dent in her spirits. It’s incredible. This state visit is a big event, and no one thought Kate would be well enough to attend. Happily, she pulled through just… Read More
William and Kate are expecting their second royal baby next April. April 29th, 2015 will mark the Cambridges’ fourth wedding anniversary. This baby will be a good wedding anniversary gift! When my daughter was born last September, we put a little gold bow on her and said she was our fifth wedding anniversary gift. Her birthday comes just one week… Read More
A Tiny Country’s Fairytale Wedding By Yvonne Koechig Luxembourg, November 2012 How is your geography today? Luxembourg? Since the lavish wedding of Hereditary Prince Guillaume and Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy, more Americans probably now know a bit more about this little constitutional monarchy in Europe, a separate entity away from Belgium, Germany, and France. One could write about this wedding… Read More