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Tag Archives: monarchy
One Hundred Years Ago, King Ferdinand got Promoted – October 1922: Greater Romania
While Romania is famous for shooting its dictators, it treated its kings quite fairly.
One hundred years ago, the king was asked if he wanted to retain the job although his kingdom had greatly expanded. He said yes. Continue reading
Posted in History, Hungary, Moldova, Photography, Romania, Travel Tagged Alba Iulia, monarchy 7 Comments
One Hundred Years Ago, a Royal Funeral was the Last Gasp of Times Past – April 1921: Augusta Victoria
Zur deutschen Fassung. When I launched the series “One Hundred Years Ago …”, I had the intention to highlight events from the past that still resonate today. Sometimes this succeeds, sometimes not. But never has it been so easy to … Continue reading
Posted in Germany, History Tagged British monarchy, Doorn, monarchy, Netherlands, Potsdam 12 Comments
Britain, it’s time for a revolution!
What kind of a country is that which celebrates having had the same un-elected head of state for 63 years?
Posted in History, Politics, UK Tagged Elisabeth II, monarchy 2 Comments
Easily Confused (22) Mother and Son
A mother who trusts her son: A mother who doesn’t trust her son:
Posted in UK Tagged monarchy, Netherlands, Prince Charles, Queen Beatrix, Queen Elizabeth II, Willem-Alexander 1 Comment
Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II
Since February 1952, Elizabeth II has been the Queen of the United Kingdom and a few other Commonwealth countries, putting her into a league with other long-reigning heads of state like King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya or … Continue reading
Posted in History, Politics, UK Tagged British monarchy, Elizabeth II, monarchy, Royals 7 Comments
Progress in the United Kingdom
After a mere 300 years, the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland has found the time to modernise the laws on royal succession: Girls born into the royal family will no longer need to cede the throne to … Continue reading
Posted in Law, Politics, UK Tagged British constitution, constitutional law, England, Great Britain, monarchy, Royals 9 Comments
Engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton
Isn’t it obvious that Prince William had been waiting with his engagement to Kate Middleton until the United Kingdom’s Supreme Court ruled that prenuptial agreements are now also recognised by English courts? Smart guy.
Posted in Family Law, Law, Politics Tagged divorce, monarchy, prenuptial agreement, prince, wedding, Windsor 24 Comments