Christian VII Palace
Margrethe II of Denmark

The Amalienborg complex

The Amalienborg complex in Copenhagen is the official residence of the Danish royal family. It consists of four almost identical palaces around an octagonal courtyard. It was originally built for four noble families, but the royal family purchased the complex after a fire devastated Christianborg Palace. Christian VII’s Palace Christian VII’s Palace was originally built [read more]

Places To Visit

A Princely Crypt in Siegen

The Furstengruft, or Princely Crypt in Siegen, was founded by John Maurice, Prince of Nassau-Siegen, whose grandfather was a younger brother of William I (the Silent), Prince of Orange. Nassau-Siegen was a principality within the Holy Roman Empire. John Maurice had been trying to decide between Cleves and Siegen for a burial place and finally [read more]

Royal News

Royal crypt in Delft expanded

The royal crypt in the new Church in Delft in the Netherlands has been expanded with a further 20 spaces. After the deaths of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard in 2004, the royal crypt had basically reached its capacity. The new spaces have been created in a simple fashion and a more practical entrance has [read more]