July 1, 2019

One hundred years ago, on June 28, 1919, the Treaty of Versailles was signed at the famous palace’s Hall of Mirrors, five years to the day that Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his wife were assassinated in Sarajevo, an event that triggered World War I. The Treaty of Versailles formally ended the war between the Allies…

May 24, 2019

May 24, 2019 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of Britain’s Queen Victoria. The event took place at Kensington Palace when Victoire, the Duchess of Kent (1786-1861), wife of Prince Edward (1767-1820), Duke of Kent (fourth son of King George III), gave birth to a baby girl.   Queen Victoria, 1859 by Franz Xaver…

April 25, 2019

One of the great masterpieces of civilization, the Cathedral of Notre Dame de Paris, suffered significant damage when a massive fire broke out on April 15, 2019. As a place of worship and architectural and artistic wonder, the 850 year-old-cathedral ranks among the greatest achievements of man, a testament to people’s faith, for the cathedral…

February 10, 2019

Today I’d like to share with you one of the most fascinating royal figures of the last century: Queen Marie of Romania (1875-1938), one of Queen Victoria’s granddaughters who became a royal consort.

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