Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin – The last Crown Princess of Germany

Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin was born on 20 September 1886 as the third child of Frederick Francis III, Grand Duke of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and Grand Duchess Anastasia Mikhailovna of Russia. She spent most her childhood at Ludwigslust Palace. Due to her father’s health, the family also often travelled to Cannes in France. After her father died, she would [read more]

Book Reviews

Hitler and the Habsburgs: The Führer’s Vendetta Against the Austrian Royals by James Longo Book Review

Five youthful years in Vienna. It was then and there that Adolf Hitler’s obsession with the Habsburg Imperial family became the catalyst for his vendetta against a vanished empire, a dead archduke, and his royal orphans. That hatred drove Hitler’s rise to power and led directly to the tragedy of the Second World War and [read more]

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Marie Antoinette

The Princesse de Lamballe – The best friend of Marie Antoinette (Part one)

Marie-Thérèse Louise of Savoy-Carignan was born on the 8th of September 1749 in Turin. She was the sixth child of Louis Victor, Prince of Carignano and his wife Landgravine Christine of Hesse-Rheinfels-Rotenberg. As her father was descended from King Victor Amadeus II of Sardinia, Marie-Thérèse was a member of a cadet branch of the House of [read more]