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Monday, December 17, 2007

Talking about my Favorite topic hehe!

Taking a break from writing diary...

A royal thing ^___^

Currently, there are only ten European royal houses that exist: Belgium, Denmark, Great Britain, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Monaco, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the Netherlands. Other royal houses were abolished in the second world war when communists overtook the government and the monarchs were forced to abdicate. Greece retained its monarchy status until 1969 when King Constantine II was forced to leave the country by the military Junta, the monarchy was abolished in 1973.

Among these former monarchies, only three previous rulers are still alive until today. King Michael of Romania, Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria and King Constantine II of Greece who now lives in London with his wife Queen Anna Marie (sister of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark). Constantine, is a brother of Queen Sophia of Spain and the closest cousin of Prince Charles. As descendants of Queen Victoria, they are all listed in the line of succession to the British throne with King Michael being the nearest because he is a great grandson of Victoria's second son, Prince Alfred, the Duke of Edinburgh.


subhash said...

royal life styal is real intersting life .

kitchen table said...

For me this royal lifestyle is the lifestyle ever. Imagine you can do anything that you want if you have this kind of lifestyle. Just like that lucky prince.

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