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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.

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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.

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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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DTZRmFlDiC4

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

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ewRrSsgZ28A

Dracula the movie, 2006.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u2PaAoihWTY

Haunted Castles in the United Kingdom

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oz9AlQs5oJs

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rU-OjKK2_A

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCIbQusjiKw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ykaJXyKIBnk

Happy Halloween!

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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

“Ludwig II” (VIDEOS)

“In this documentary art historian, Mr. Dan Cruickshank, explores the rich aesthetic of Ludwig II – from the mock-medievalism of Neuschwanstein the iconic fairytale castle, which became the inspiration for Walt Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle, to the rich Baroque splendor of Herrenchiemsee, Ludwig’s answer to Versailles. Dan argues that Ludwig’s castles are more than flamboyant kitsch and are, in fact, the key to unravelling the eternal enigma of Ludwig II.”

His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales and One Incredible Cheesy Movie! (VIDEOS)

A documentary about His Royal Highness Prince Harry of Wales, and one an incredibly cheesy made for TV movie about His Royal Highness Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton.

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