Susan – The Titular Albanian Queen from Australia

Susan Cullen-Ward was born on 28 January 1941 in Sydney as the daughter of Alan Robert Cullen-Ward and his wife, Phyllis Dorothea Murray-Prior. Susan grew up on the New South Wales sheep station that her father owned and attended the Technical College in Sydney. In 1965, she married Richard William, but they were divorced without having had [read more]

Countess Géraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony

A Royal Wedding in Albania

Today, 8 October 2016, Prince Leka of Albania (or King Leka II of Albania as he is known by royalists) will marry his longtime fiancee Elia Zaharia. This is only the second-ever royal wedding in Albania, the first being the wedding of his grandfather King Zog I and Countess Géraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony. Countess Géraldine was [read more]


Memorial for Queen Geraldine of Albania

6 August 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of Queen Geraldine of Albania. She was born in Budapest (Austria-Hungary) in 1915. She was the daughter of Gladys Virginia Steuart and Hungarian Count Gyula Apponyi de Nagy Appony. After fleeing from Austria-Hungary as the empire collapsed the family lived in Switzerland. When her father died [read more]