Book review: Historic Atlas of dynasties and royal houses

Can someone tell me why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are gracing the cover of The Historical Atlas of Dynasties and Royal Houses? Apart from the publisher believing that it might sell a few extra copies, that is? Despite my initial misgivings of seeing someone who’re a year older than me featured on a… Continue reading Book review: Historic Atlas of dynasties and royal houses

This week’s royal birthdays: December 27 – January 2

December 2010 28 – Claire Windsor, Countess of Ulster (1977) 28 – King/Sheikh Hamad ibn Isa Al Khalifah of Bahrain (1949) 28 – Princess Antoinette of Monaco, Baroness of Massy (1920) 29 – Princess Kako of Akishino [Japan] (1994) 29 – Angelica Kreuger (1986) 31 – Carlos Morales Quintana (1970) January 2011 1 – Nicolas… Continue reading This week’s royal birthdays: December 27 – January 2

This week’s royal birthdays: December 13-19

13 – Prince Aymeric of Belgium (2005) 13 – Prince Nicolas of Belgium (2005) 14 – Princess Olimpia Preslavska of Bulgaria (1995) 16 – Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1955) 17 –James, Viscount Severn (2007)

This Week’s royal birthdays: December 6-12

6 – Pablo Urdangarín y de Borbón (2000) 6 – Prince Nikolaus of Liechtenstein (2000) 7 – Princess Bajrakitiyabha of Thailand (1978) 7 – Princess Catharina-Amalia of the Netherlands (2003) 8 – Archduke Imre of Austria (1985) 9 – Crown Princess Srirasmi of Thailand (1971) 9 – Prince Joachim of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este (1991)… Continue reading This Week’s royal birthdays: December 6-12

This week’s royal birthdays: November 29-December 5

November 30 – Fumihito, Prince Akishino of Japan (1965) December 1 – Princess Aiko of Japan (2001) 2 – Sheikha Al Jalila bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai (2007) 2 – Takahito, Prince Mikasa [Japan] (1915) 2 – Edward Windsor, Lord Downpatrick (1988) 2 – Prince Kardam of Bulgaria, the Prince of Turnovo (1962)… Continue reading This week’s royal birthdays: November 29-December 5