News Archive September 2006

September 30, 2006. The research of Simon Burrows deals another blow to the enduring revolutionary lies surrounding Marie Antoinette.
Telegraph article
Spanish egalitarians cannot tolerate the possibility of a royal boy displacing his older sister in the succession.
Telegraph article

September 29, 2006. The Dowager Empress's reburial was the occasion for the largest gathering of Romanovs in Russia since the Revolution.
Telegraph article
Times article
Independent article
Historian Simon Burrows uncovered details about how criminals fabricated scandalous stories about Queen Marie Antoinette before the French Revolution.
Guardian article

September 28, 2006. In accordance with her last wishes, Empress Maria Feodorovna (1847-1928) was finally laid to rest in St. Petersburg beside her husband Tsar Alexander III (1845-1894).
BBC News article
CNN article
Tonga's new king is likely to face pressure from disenchanted advocates of democracy.
BBC News article
Reuters article
Yahoo! News article

September 27, 2006. Almost 90 years after Empress Maria Feodorovna fled the Bolshevik Revolution, her remains returned to Russia for solemn re-burial ceremonies.
RFERL article
Telegraph article
Princess Letizia's second pregnancy raises the issue of whether Spain will abolish male primogeniture.
Guardian article
Tupouto'a Lavaka is the new heir to the Tongan throne.
Matangi Tonga article
Prince Philip discussed relations between the British monarchy and the media.
BBC News article

September 26, 2006. The Dutch and Spanish royal families are both looking forward to new arrivals.
Hello! article

September 25, 2006. The Prince and Princess of Orange (Netherlands) are expecting their third child.
International Herald Tribune article
The Prince and Princess of Asturias (Spain) are expecting their second child.
ThinkSpain article
King Bhumibol Adulyadej has often backed democracy in Thailand in the past, but not as consistently as some Westerners would like.
New York Times article
Independent article
Globe & Mail article

September 24, 2006. Stephen Frears's film The Queen claims to attempt to understand Queen Elizabeth II despite the director's republican sympathies.
New York Times article
Britain's next coronation is expected to include contributions from non-Christian religions.
Telegraph article
Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia will visit the Serbian Orthodox community in Merrillville, Indiana.
NWI Times article
Prince Hisahito's birth arguably exposes divisions in Japanese society.
Scotland on Sunday article
The significance of royal endorsement of the recent coup demonstrates the central role that the monarchy continues to play in Thai politics.
Charlotte Observer article
King Bhumibol rejected the Thai junta's first choice for interim leader.
Telegraph article

September 23, 2006. The remains of the Danish-born mother of Russia's last tsar travel to St Petersburg today, 140 years after she first arrived in Russia.
BBC News article
Nepalis are reportedly evenly divided over the monarchy's future.
GulfNews article

September 22, 2006. A new poll states that about ten percent of Russians favor a restoration of the monarchy.
ITAR-TASS article
The interment of Empress Maria Feodorovna in the Peter and Paul Fortress represents Russia's final atonement to its last tsar.
Times article
The leaders of Thailand's coup have been given formal royal approval.
BBC News article
Prince William will join the same regiment as his brother.
Telegraph article

September 20, 2006. The Dutch royal family led celebrations of Prince's Day.
Hello! article
Thailand's revered king has given his backing to coup leader Sonthi Boonyaratglin.
BBC News article
The fate of Thailand's coup may depend on the king.
Telegraph article
The funeral of Tonga's late king combined elements of Polynesian and British pageantry.
Telegraph article

September 19, 2006. Declaring their loyalty to the king, Thai military rebels overthrew the government of Thaksin Shinawatra.
BBC News article
Bhutan announced details of its transformation to a constitutional monarchy.
BBC News article
Thousands of Tongans attended the funeral of King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV.
BBC News article

September 18, 2006. The remains of Empress Maria Fyodorovna (1847-1928) will be reburied in Russia next to those of her husband Tsar Alexander III (1845-1894).
RIA Novosti article
Prince Charles plans to buy a house in Transylvania.
Telegraph article

September 17, 2006. Biographer Sarah Bradford's opinion of the late Princess of Wales improved when researching her life.
Times interview

September 15, 2006. Members of the Japanese public caught their first glimpse of Prince Hisahito.
Hello! article

September 14, 2006. Tearful Tongans lined the streets of their capital to pay respects to their late king.
Scotsman article

September 13, 2006. Japan's new prince has been named Hisahito.
Japan Times article

September 12, 2006. King Taufa'hau Tupou IV of Tonga (1918-2006)
Times obituary
Independent obituary

September 11, 2006. King Taufa'ahau Tupou IV died yesterday at 88 in New Zealand, and has been succeeded by his son, the former Crown Prince Tupouto'a, who now reigns as King Taufa'ahau Tupou V.
Times article
New York Times obituary
New Zealand Herald articles
Telegraph article and obituary
BBC News article
Dom Joo de Orleans e Bragana remains actively engaged with the country his ancestors once ruled as Emperors of Brazil.
New Yorker interview

September 10, 2006. Japanese are divided on the long-term implications of the birth of the son of Prince Akishino and Princess Kiko.
Time article

September 7, 2006. Jordan's King Abdullah II fears for the future of the Middle East.
Time interview
Japanese politicians are happy to put off debate on the imperial succession.
Japan Times article
Telegraph article

September 6, 2006. Princess Kiko gave birth to Japan's first prince since 1965.
Hello! article
BBC News article, analysis and pictures
Time article
New York Times article

September 4, 2006. Even the birth of a boy this week will not solve Japan's imperial succession problem forever.
Times article

September 3, 2006. Helen Mirren's portrayal of The Queen was enthusiastically received in Venice.
BBC News article

September 2, 2006. Japanese traditionalists long for the birth of an imperial boy.
The Age article
Japan Times article
King Norodom Sihamoni of Cambodia and his parents went to China for a medical checkup.
International Herald Tribune article

September 1, 2006. Japan's Princess Kiko is expected to give birth to her much-anticipated child on Wednesday.
Reuters article
The Green Vault treasure collection of King Augustus "the Strong" is reopening in Dresden.
Times article
BBC News pictures
Despite her left-wing background, actress Helen Mirren has come to appreciate the British monarchy.
Telegraph interview
Prince William and Kate Middleton enjoyed their vacation in Ibiza.
Exposay photo gallery

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