Monday, December 5, 2016

Eurohistory's Newest Book… ALBANY – One Family, Two Destinies

It is with great pleasure that we announce to our readers the publication of our newest book, ALBANY – One Family, Two Destinies.

The inspiration for this book emanated from a conversation the authors had with HH Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, who had traveled to The Hague to be at the official presentation of his memoirs, I Did It My Way... The prince, whose biography he wrote with the assistance of Arturo E. Beéche, suggested that perhaps a book on all the descendants of the Duke of Albany, his great-grandfather, would be of interest to royalty enthusiasts and book collectors. 

The fateful meeting took place during the Third Royal Gatherings Conference, a yearly event hosted by Eurohistory and Hoogstraten English Bookstore, in November 2015. The previous year, Mr. Golden had authored a similar book on the descendants of the Duke of Connaught. In 2013, Mr. Beéche had authored The Coburgs of Europe, a book that Prince Andreas considers to be the "gold standard" on his family's history. Hence, to the prince it seemed like a logical suggestion that both authors would cooperate in the writing of the present volume. Both Mr. Golden and Mr. Beéche are deeply thankful to Prince Andreas for encouraging, not only the subject of this book, but also their joint effort. 

The authors hope that in years to come, they will be able to cooperate in further publications on various royal topics. 

The images used in this book come from the private collection of Mr. Robert Golden, as well as that of Mr. Arturo E. Beéche. A considerable number of images came from the vast Eurohistory Royal Photo Archive, founded by Mr. Arturo E. Beéche in 1997. Some images were kindly donated by several descendants of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone. A few were donated by HH Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, whose considerable collection was curated by Mr. Arturo E. Beéche. The Swedish Royal Palace in Stockholm must be thanked as well for providing images of the current King and his family.

ALBANY – One Family, Two Destinies will begin selling on AMAZON ( December 12 and we expect to start shipping copies immediately!

The book can also be purchased at our usual supporting venues: MAJESTY (which will have a full feature of the book in the January 2017 issue), Librairie Galignani in Paris, and, of course, Hoogstraten English Bookstore in The Hague (

Sunday, November 13, 2016

Eurohistory Issue CXI – Volumne 19.3 – Fall 2016

Earlier today, we uploaded to our printer's server the latest installment of our royal journal, EUROHISTORY. Issue CXI, Volume 19.3 – Fall 2016 should be ready to mail in about a month, before Christmas!

Inside this issue, readers will find the following articles:

1. Obituary – Queen Anne of Romania (1923-2016), by Arturo E. Beéche

2. Who is in the Photograph: The Battenberg Brothers, by Ilana D. Miller

3. Tours to Imperial Livadia in the 19th Century, by Ludmila Prokopova (Curator of Livadia Palace), Translated by Tayana Bukharina

4. APAPA – King Christian IX and His Descendants, by Coryne Hall

5. A Royal Wedding in Tirana, by Seth B. Leonard

6. Obituary – The XIX Duke of Medinaceli, by Aerturo E. Beéche

7. The Royal Governor of the Rock of Gibraltar, by Joe Spiteri

8. Book Reviews, by Coryne Hall

9. Royal News

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

ALBANY – One Dynasty, Two Destinies

Eurohistory is proud to bring to you our 28th book!

ALBANY – One Dynasty, Two Destinies is a photographic history of the descendants of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Queen Victoria's youngest son.

Married to the former Princess Helen of Waldeck-Pyrmont, the very talented Prince Leopold did not allow hemophilia to hinder the successful life he dreamt of leading.

Although he did not live long enough to meet his youngest child, a baby boy named Charles Edward, Leopold left an indelible mark on his children.

Today the descendants of the Duke and Duchess of Albany are found in England, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the USA, Finland, and, of course, Sweden!

This handsomely illustrated work (525 images in 272 glossy pages), covers all the descendants of Prince Leopold and Princess Helen. The authors, both noted royal historians with nearly twenty books to their name, have done extensive research to bring to the reader the most comprehensive collection of Albany descendants ever published. Among the photos used in the book, many were donated by descendants of Prince Leopold. In fact, no other published work has ever brought to the reader such a large selection of photos of Princess Alice, Countess of Athlone, and her descendants. Also, it is worth mentioning that many of the descendants of the 2nd Duke of Albany, later known as Carl Eduard, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, contributed rare images to include in this exquisite production. Among the families and dynasties included in this book are: Athlone, Abel Smith, Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Sweden, Castell-Rüdenhausen, Saxe-Meiningen, Hohenzollern, to name but a few.

Readers will be mesmerized by the stories told by the authors, as well as by the uniqueness of the images chosen to illustrate their first joint project!

Kudos to Mr Golden and Mr Beéche  for putting together beautiful book filled with spellbinding narrative, as well as countess never-before-seen images of this little-known branch of Queen Victoria's descendants!

The book will be out in about four weeks and will sell for $48.95 plus shipping. We expect that our usual partners (MAJESTY, Hoogstraten English Bookstore, and Galignani) will sell the book. It will also be available through Eurohistory and our AMAZON seller page.

Princess Beatrice of Saxe-Meiningen and her son Prince Constantin at Schloß Greinburg, Austria.

Simon and Daniel von coburg, sons of the late Prince Adrian of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Three generations of Swedish royalty: KingCarl XVI Gustaf, Crown Princess Victoria
and Princess Estelle.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Fourth Royal Gatherings in The Hague 2016!

EUROHISTIORY & Hoogstraten English Bookstore
November 5-6, 2016
The Park Hotel

Royal Gatherings in The Hague – Order of Presentations

As has become customary for royalty watchers and enthusiasts, EUROHISTORY in cooperation with Hoogstraten English Bookstore are looking forward to gathering in The Hague for the FOURTH Royal Gatherings in The Hague!

The Park Hotel will, once again, serve as our base in The Hague on November  5 and 6, 2016.

This year we have carefully prepared an extensive list of presentations, including:

1. A Life for the Tsar, Triumph and Tragedy at the Coronation of Tsar Nicholas II, by  Janet Ashton

2. Schloß, Volume III, by Susan Symons

3. The Memoirs of Countess Viktoria-Luise of Solms-Baruth, by Arturo Beéche

4. The Athlones, by Robert Golden

5. The Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and the Third Reich, by Hubertus Büschel

6. The Palaces of St Petersburg, by Katrina Warne

7. Arabella Stuart, by Marian Bette

8. Fürstin Anna Louise zu Schwarzburg-Rudolstadt, by Bearn Bilker

9. Quest for a Tsar, by Klaus Jörg-Meyet Cabri

This year your fee (€160.00) for the conference will also include a group dinner Saturday evening!

If interested in attending, let us know ASAP by emailing/contacting us at:

Arturo Beeche at:


Annet Bakker at:

For those arriving early, we are looking at organizing a visit to the Hermitage Museum on Friday, November 4, 2016.

EUROHISTORY has arranged for a set of rooms for those attending the conference. Let us know if you would like one of these lower-priced sleeping rooms. Availability is limited!

We look forward to seeing you again in beautiful The Hague!

Friday, August 19, 2016

+ 19th Duke of Medinaceli (1962-2016)

In the early hours of August 19, news reached me of the sad passing of a good friend, Marco de Hohenlohe-Langenburg y Medina, 19th Duke of Medinaceli, Head of the Premier Noble House of Spain.

Marco was born in Madrid on March 8, 1962. He was the firstborn son of Prince Maximilian of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and of his wife doña Ana de Medina y Fernández de Córdoba, IX Countess of Ofalia and XIII Marchioness of Navahermosa. Doña Ana happened to be the eldest of four children of doña Victoria Eugenia Fernández de Córdoba, XVIII Duchess of Medinaceli. In due course, doña Ana gave birth to two further children, Pablo and Flavia, both of whom survive their brother.

Marco, who was divorced from Sandra Schmidt-Polex, with whom he fathered two children (Victoria and Alex), succeeded his grandmother as Duke of Medinaceli in 2013, his mother having predeceased her mother.

Since his succession to the famed dukedom, Marco settled at the magnificent Casa de Pilatos, the palace in Seville that the Medinacelis have called home for centuries. Just a few months ago, I emailed Marco some XIX century photos that I purchased at auction of the Casa de Pilatos. He was thrilled with them for being head of the Medinaceli Foundation was a position in which he took immense pride.
Marco was diagnosed with cancer some time ago. This illness sent him to the hospital throughout the last year. Every time he valiantly recovered, he was back at home as soon as possible and reinitiated his daily routine of going out to breakfast, talking with local friends and reading the newspaper. He always seemed quite content, even though life had sent him countless challenges. Unfortunately, treatment failed to save Marco and in the end he was unable to overcome this challenge as he had defeated so many others in his, at times, difficult and tragic life.

I will miss our weekly emails and Facebook chats, as well as his postings from beautiful Sevilla, where he was so very happy. Marco had enormous potential and his early death is a sad event in the history of his dynasty, as well as a loss to those who loved and knew him.

Doña Victoria Eugenia de Hohenlohe-Langenburg y Schmidt-Polex will succeed her father as XX Duchess of Medinaceli once she requests recognition as legitimate heir to the title and countless others in her family’s possession.

Marco, dear friend, we will miss your laugh and unique sense of humor, as well as your irreverent jokes!

May You Rest in Peace...

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

ERHJ Issue CX – Summer 2016 off to print!

This morning we released to our printer the latest issue of our magazine, EUROHISTORY (ERHJ).

In it readers will find very interesting articles on: Claremont, the famed royal residence that has witnessed an undue share of royal tragedies; Grand Duchess Augusta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia; Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern; the three daughters of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Helen Vladimirovna of Russia; Crown of Tears: Marie Antoinette of France and Alexandra Feodorovna of Russia; Queen Marie of Romania; Countess Viktoria-Luis elf Solms-Baruth; as well as our usual sections: Royal Book Reviews and Royal News.

We should be mailing the magazine by month's end since the printer requires at least a month to print and ship!

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