Mary Princess Royal

Mary, Princess Royal – The beloved Princess

Princess Mary was born on 25 April 1897 as the daughter of the then Duke and Duchess of York (later King George V and Queen Mary). The Princess’s great-grandmother Queen Victoria telegraphed “All happiness to you and my little Diamond Jubilee baby.” The christening was performed by the Archbishop of York and the godparents were Queen Victoria, the Duchess [read more]

Anna Pavlovna of Russia

Dutch Queen’s coffin to be replaced

The coffin of Queen Anna Pavlovna of the Netherlands was moved two days ago in order to move the remains to a new coffin. This will take a few days and the work will be done by the “Special Funerals” team of Monuta. The new coffin will be placed in the original spot in the [read more]

Amalia of Solms-Braunfels

Braunfels Castle – Birthplace of a Princess

Braunfels Castle was first mentioned in 1246 as a fortress of Counts of Solms. Since 1384, they have used it is as their main residence. Perhaps the most famous woman to reside there was Amalia of Solms-Braunfels, who was born there in 1602. It was converted into the baroque style in the 18th century. Prince Georg [read more]

Royal News

A peek inside the Frogmore Mausoleum

Restoration of the Frogmore Mausoleum began in June 2018 and we have now been given a sneak peek inside the mausoleum as the work is underway. The Frogmore Mausoleum is the final resting place of Queen Victoria and her husband Prince Albert. There is also a memorial to their daughter Alice who is actually buried [read more]