Augusta Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein

The Kaiser Exhibition at The Loo Palace Review

The contrast between The Loo Palace’s two exhibitions could not have been greater. From the graceful and timeless Sisi to the ultimate military man, William II, the last German Emperor. The Kaiser exhibition began just two days ago, and I visited it right away. To my own surprise there was no ban on photography this [read more]

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Astrid of Sweden

Scenes from the Royal Palace of Brussels

A few weeks ago I was in Brussels for the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, but while I was walking towards the station, I remembered that the Royal Palace is also open during the summer months. It’s pretty close to Brussels Central station, and I walked there. It’s quite an imposing palace, and [read more]

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Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin

Schloss Cecilienhof & The Marble Palace

Schloss Cecilienhof is now perhaps best known as the place of the Potsdam Conference in 1945. Before that, it was the home of Crown Princess Cecilie and Crown Prince William. Construction began in 1914 after the Marble Palace proved inadequate for them. The two palaces are about 1 kilometre apart. Crown Princess Cecilie As you [read more]