Wednesday, November 22, 2017

The Duke – Life and Times of Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Albany

This book*, to be published on my 75th birthday, is to celebrate a jubilee. I dedicate it to my father, Prince Friedrich Josias, who wrote it. On 29 November 2018, it will be the centennial of his birth. I also dedicate this book to my grandfather, who as the last duke who ruled the duchies of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was overthrown 100 years ago by the November Revolution. In fact, my grandfather lost his throne just weeks before the birth of his last child, my father.

About my grandfather’s life and my thoughts on it, I expressed my verbal and critical views in my own book of memoirs, "I did it my way." Our family has provided historical research with all relevant sources, particularly as I desire every aspect to be open and clear. Now, it seems that the time has come to publish this book, which my father worked on for years, and which he did not want published in 1984, on the occasion of his father's 100th birthday.

In fact, at a time when the lives of entire nations are once again threatened by mass hysteria and emotional blackouts, it may help to keep a handle on reality. As we have painfully discovered, it is of extreme importance not to cloud the mind through simple ideologies.

Andreas, Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

Coburg, 1 October 2017

(*) THE DUKE – LIFE AND TIMES OF DAUKE CARL EDUARD OF SAXE-COBURG AND GOTHA, DUKE OF ALBANY (by the late Prince Friedrich Josias of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha) will be published by EUROHISTORY in March 2018 in time to celebrate Prince Andreas' 75th birthday!

HH The Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Arturo Beéche

HH Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Dave Higdon


Dear Subscribers and Readers,

Greetings from Coburg, where I my husband and I are spending a few days with my friend Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his family.

We arrived here last night from London, where we spent fun days with friends and business partners.

In fact, while there I heard, with surprise, that a former assistant has taken to telling people that EUROHISTORY is coming to an end!

Lord Sweet Jesus what a shock ... I had no idea I was quitting my passion!

So, for the record, EUROHISTORY is not coming to an end now, tomorrow or in the foreseeable future. Against all odds and machinations by several envy-filled pseudo historians, today we are stronger than we have ever been!

Subscribership to our magazine is solid, and growing. The magazine runs on a budget and has no debt.

Furthermore, our book publishing business is thriving. We have published 28 books since 2001. There are several books in various stages of production at the moment. We just commissioned another book (The Royal House of Sweden). Furthermore, Prince Andreas surprised me this morning with a manuscript that we will publish in English and German versions. Kensington House Books, much to my absolute delight, has no debt.

This year we provided research/editing services to several authors. We also served as consultants in four television programs. Hardly the sort of stuff that someone who is about to "call it quits" does, don't you think?

At present, we are working on the following projects:

1. Issue CXV – Fall 2017: Off to the printer.

2. Issue CXVI – Winter 2017: In pre-production and editing.

3. The Death of a Romanov Prince: Oleg Konstantinovich: In production and layout

4. The Royal House of Bavaria: in the last stages of editing/writing.

5. The Grand Ducal House of Hesse and by Rhine: in the last stages of editing/writing.

6. Royal Gatherings, Volume III: 1940-1975: Photo selection.

7. The Royal House of Savoy: in the last stages of editing/writing.

8. Romanov Deluge: The Russian Imperial Family's Fall and Exile: 1917-1920.

9. The Last Duke: The Life and Times of Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Albany: began translation this morning.

Ah, as if this was not enough, we are also nearly finished with the list of speakers for our upcoming Fourth Royal Gatherings in London (7-8 April 2018). More information will be released on this very soon!

As you can all see, in spite of nearly having lost our son this summer, and while enjoying the absolute joy of becoming a grandfather and returning to academia ... I keep busy, really busy!

EUROHISTORY is successful because we produce excellent books and a well-researched magazine...EUROHISTORY is successful because we have an extremely loyal clientele, supporters who makes us want to dazzle more with every new book we publish...EUROHISTORY is successful because many royal and princely families recognize that the work we do matters!

With these thoughts I leave you now ... as I go back into the winter garden and enjoy a well-deserved martini with a dear friend of more than 25 years' standing ...

Enjoy, and know, that I am here to stay!

best wishes from Coburg, Arturo Beéche

Official Wedding Dates for Saxe-Coburg and Gotha Wedding

Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha has informed us that the civil wedding of his daughter, Princess Stephanie, to Mr. Jan Stahl will be in Gotha on 5 July 2018.

The religious wedding ceremony will be celebrated on 7 July at St. Moritz Kirche in Coburg.

I am delighted to share this with you all. Hopefully, the summer wedding will be a fantastic gathering and I can report further after my return!

Friday, November 10, 2017



Dear All,

The 2018 Royal Gatherings London Conference will take place on 7th & 8th April at:

69 Southampton Row 
London WC1B 4ET

We already have the following speakers confirmed: Deborah Cadbury, Edward Hanson, Coryne Hall, Susan Symons & Jackie Lees.

Further emails will be sent out in due course as we confirm other speakers.

Please can you put these dates in your diary & we hope that you can attend next April.

Best regards,

Arturo Beéche, Ian Shapiro & Katrina Warne