Elizabeth of Aragon

The 3 must-see royal palaces in northern Spain

This article was written by Sophie Strid. While travelling in Spain, you don’t have to limit yourself to Madrid or Barcelona to see historic royal buildings. The northern part of the country is just as intriguing when it comes to architecture and regions like Cantabria, and the Basque Country are home to a number of [read more]

maria de las mercedes
Maria Christina of Austria

The Latent Queen: Maria de las Mercedes

The birth of the Monegasque twins raised an interesting succession question. Princess Gabriella was born before her brother Prince Jacques, but due to male-preference cognatic primogeniture, Prince Jacques is the Hereditary Prince of Monaco. Despite the fact that I find this a horribly outdated practice, Monaco is not the only country that still practises some [read more]