2 September 2009

More royal blogs

Following my article «Royal blogs» last month, I have received several suggestions of other royal blogs that are worth mentioning.

One of them, Royalblog.nl has already got a link from the European Royals Message Board . The blog is written by the Dutch journalist Hans Jacobs and gives a great summary of current royal events. Jacobs does not only focus on the European monarchies – in August you could for instance read about the King of Malaysia - or the Yang di Pertuan Agong to be more precise; King Mohammad II of Morocco’s need for a break or Jordan’s King Abdullah’s pilgrimage to Mecca.

If you are particularly interested in the former monarchy of Romania, then you have to visit Diana Mandache’s Weblog of royal history. Mandache is an historian by profession and has a special interest in royal history, in particular Romanian royal history. She has published several books, including «Romania, Central Europe and the Balkans» (Pro Transilvania 1999) and «Marie of Romania. Images of a Queen» (Rosvall Royal Books 2007). From time to time she also pays attention to neighbouring Bulgaria. The article «KRICHIM palace. A disputed Bulgarian royal property» is a must read. The blog also provides some interesting links.

One of them goes to Valentin Mandache’s weblog Via Pontica, which deals with Romania’s historic houses. Maybe not a royal blog, but it is very well done and makes me wish for another visit to Romania soon. If you have a general interest in Romania, the magazine Vivid, which Valentin Mandache has provided a link to, is also worth mentioning. Last month you could for instance read an interesting diary article by «Princess» Lia , the wife of HM King Mihai’s nephew Paul Philip Lambrino (or von Hohenzollern if you like). Lia Lambrino is certainly not a princess, but still something to spend a few minutes reading about. Perhaps a bit too self-centred, but then again that is what diaries are all about, right?

«Princess Politics» is another blog focusing on focusing on royalty. I have no idea who the lady behind the blog is – why do people have to hide out like this? – but she seems to be living in the United Kingdom where she «ponders politics, economics and family - and seeks to escape the control …».

And if you are not tired of royal blogs already, you will find a long list of links at American Monarchist.

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