His Majesty King Albert II of Belgium is in hot water with members of the New Flemish Alliance (N-VA), a Flemish separatist party, after his recent pre-recorded Christmas speech. For more detailed information about this brouhaha in Belgium please click here and here. If you would like to watch His Majesty’s controversial Christmas speech please click here. (in French)
On December 27, 2012, His Royal Highness Prince Félix of Luxembourg and his lovely fiancée, Miss Claire Lademacher, posed for the press Château de Berg in Luxembourg. The couple announced their engagement, via the Cour Grand-Ducale de Luxembourg, on December 13, 2012. At this time it is unknown when or where the royal wedding will take …
A 2001 interview with Dr. David Starkey. The topic: Elizabeth I
John, King of England (1166-1216)
His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales sent a Christmas message — via the British Forces Broadcasting Service — to the men and women of the British Armed Forces stationed in Afghanistan as well as around the world. Please click here and here to read articles from the Guardian newspaper and the BBC News.
“Richard III: The most vilified monarch in British history.”
“A 6’2” medieval man of action (sounds like a description for a comic book super-hero) … remembered as a man known as the Hammer of the Scots…”
The Battle of Bannockburn
At a press conference on December 22, 2012, His Imperial Majesty Emperor Akihito of Japan spoke about his son, His Royal Highness Crown Prince Naruhito. Please click here for more information from Asia One News.
On December 25, 2012, His Majesty King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden delivered his Christmas speech. Here is a rough translation: “Dear Swedes at home and abroad! My family and I want to wish you all a happy Christmas. We live in a time of rapid change. A time where the pace may seem high. …
On Tuesday, December 25, 2012, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh, along with Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, His Royal Highness The Duke of York, Their Royal Highnesses Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl …
“The Queen looks back on a year of celebration and reflects on the importance of public service.”