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The Queen’s Garden. (VIDEO)

On Sunday, January 11, 2015, PBS will air the fantastic documentary entitled, The Queen’s Garden.

The program, written and directed by Mr. Martin Williams for ITV, recounts a year in the Buckingham Palace Garden, exploring the history and natural history of this remarkable 39-acre oasis hidden in the heart of London.

With permission from Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the filmmakers explore this urban oasis with a five-century history a “living museum” where almost every plant — and some of the animals — have royal stories to tell.

Viewers see the garden’s transformation across four seasons, with a chance to marvel at rare flowers bred specially for the Queen, extraordinary wildlife captured with hidden cameras, a vast lake with an island in the middle where royal bees make honey that has been gifted to the pope, and a 15-foot marble urn that once belonged to Napoleon.

The wildest corners of The Queen’s Garden function as an important wildlife haven in London, as well as serve as a backdrop for the annual 8,000-attendee Royal Garden Party.

The Queen’s Garden premieres after Downton Abbey: Season 5 on January 11, 2015.  I hope you will watch and enjoy this truly amazing documentary!   :)

And, finally, if you have a chance tune-in to the hit show, The Great British Baking Show.  The show airs before Downton Abbey: Season 5 on PBS.  If you missed episode 1 you can watch it on   :)

An Extremely Rare Treat! (VIDEO)

Well, now this is a rare treat for all royal watchers!

Here is the entire royal wedding between His Royal Highness Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Miss Marie-Chantal Miller.  The beautiful wedding, which allegedly cost $1.5 million, took place on July 1, 1995, at St. Sophia’s Cathedral in Bayswater, London, England.

Roughly 450 guests attended the Greek Orthodox royal wedding including Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Their Majesties King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece along with other members of the Greek royal family, Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II and His Royal Highness Prince Henrik of Denmark, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, His Royal Highness Prince Joachim and his then fiancée Miss Alexandra Manley (now the Countess of Frederiksborg), Her Majesty the late Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark and His Serene Highness Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Their Majesties the late King Hussein and Queen Noor of Jordan, Their Majesties King Juan Carlos I and Queen Sofia of Spain, a then His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias, Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, a then His Royal Highness Prince Willem-Alexander of Oranje and a then Her Majesty Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, Their Royal Highnesses Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, a then Their Royal Highnesses Hereditary Grand Duke Henri and Hereditary Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, and dozens of other royal families, reigning and non-reigning, from around the globe.

And, with that… I hope you enjoy the wedding!


Juan Carlos I, Rey Constitucional. (VIDEO)

Now that His Majesty King Juan Carlos I of Spain has announced that he will abdicate the throne in favor of his awesome son, His Royal Highness Prince Felipe of Asturias, I suppose now is the perfect time to post this documentary by RTVE entitled, Juan Carlos I, Rey Constitucional.

The program, which originally aired several years ago on the occasion of Juan’s 70th birthday, recounts the old king’s life and reign.

“Frederik og Mary: 10 år med Kronprinsparret” A Documentary

drfweddingHere is the DR1 documentary entitled, Frederik og Mary: 10 år med Kronprinsparret.

The 48:25 minute  program revisits the May 14, 2004, Danish royal wedding between His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and a then Miss Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, the couple’s dating years, and much more.

Click here to watch the documentary.

And, finally, if you have never seen the entire Danish royal wedding including events running up to that historic day, well, now is your chance.  Please click here to watch.

Last of the Czars (VIDEOS)

Here is the 1996 documentary entitled, Last of the Czars, that you may enjoy watching over the weekend.


Elizabeth I and Amy Robsart (VIDEO)

Here is the documentary about Elizabeth I and Amy Robsart entitled, Elizabeth I: Killer Queen?

Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen (VIDEO)

wilhelm_ii_of_germanyClick here to watch a documentary about Friedrich Wilhelm Viktor Albrecht von Preußen (aka Kaiser Wilhelm II) and his grandmother, Victoria.

I highly recommend that you watch this documentary because it may be removed by DailyMotion and/or the individual who uploaded the video in the coming days.


Elizabethan England (VIDEO)

“Queen Victoria’s Last Love” (VIDEO)

Here is the documentary entitled, Queen Victoria’s Last Love.

“In 1897 Queen Victoria antagonized family and court with her relationship with Indian servant Abdul Karim. 

Originally a waiter the devious and arrogant young man won over the queen by playing on her love of Indian cuisine and romantic view of the country, teaching her Hindistani,whilst she signed letters to him ‘Mother’,bestowing houses and gifts on him and his family. 

Already shocked that a Muslim should be at the heart of the court the Royal family stepped in when Victoria announced her desire to knight him and they threatened to have her declared insane if she went ahead. It worked. And in 1901 after the queen’s death Karim was banished from Royal circles, returning to India where he died.”

Remembering Her Serene Highness the late Princess Grace of Monaco. (VIDEOS)

In honor of Her Serene Highness the late Princess Grace of Monaco’s birthday (she was born on November 12, 1929, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) here are two documentaries about the life of the beautiful Oscar-winning actress, princess and loving Mom of three.

A Photo Gallery of the late Princess

Click the link below to watch another video

The Daily Life of Their Imperial Majesties and Overseas Tours (VIDEOS)

Here are four fantastic and extremely rare documentaries about Their Imperial Majesties Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan.   :)

The first documentary entitled, In the Days of the Crown Prince, takes a look back at a then His Imperial Highness The Prince Tsuhu, and from 1952-1990 His Imperial Highness Crown Prince Akihito of Japan.

The second and third documentaries, 20 Years from Enthronement and The Daily Life of Their Majesties, are, well, the titles are pretty much self-explanatory. 

The fourth documentary roughly translated as, Emperor and Empress: Foreign Visits, is a true gem. This program focuses on the history of Their Imperial Majesties overseas tours to such places as Denmark, United Kingdom, United States, Norway, and Canada.  Moreover, there are lots of great archival footage of official as well as state visits to Japan from the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Spain and so forth.

Now, if your Japanese is a bit rusty just click on the Closed Captions (CC) on each video, then find your native language and voilà!  You will be able to watch the documentaries with sub-titles.  And, with that I hope you enjoy these programs.   :)

Haunted Castles and Vlad The Impaler. Happy Halloween! (VIDEOS)

Vlad III, Prince of Wallachia

Dracula the movie, 2006.

Haunted Castles in the United Kingdom

Happy Halloween!


Blauw Bloed: Weekly Royal Video News. (VIDEO)

CourGrandeDucaleHere is this week’s edition of the great Dutch royal program, Blauw Bloed.

In this episode your host, Mr. Jeroen Snel, recaps all the top royal events of this past week including highlights from Saturday’s royal wedding between Their Royal Highnesses Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg held at the stunning Basilique de Sainte Marie-Madeleine in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume, France (which I missed because, well, I was surfing all day with friends, and frankly that’s more important to me than blogging on a beautiful Saturday morning.  Sorry, to be blunt, but it’s true.   :)).

Anyway, to catch up with all the latest Luxembourg royal wedding news — including photos and videos —  well, you know the drill.  Click here for a full report from Luxarazzi: Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

Photo courtesy of the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg/G.Wolff