Via @keziamw "Never forget you are #royalty. You were born to build kingdoms, because you are a #king. You were built to withstand any #trial. You were built to overcome any #obstacle. You were built to pass any test because #triumph is your companion, #opportunity knocks constantly at your door, and your #testimony bears witness to the greatness that exists inside you. You are not targeted because you are #weak, competition doesnt waste time on the weak. You are targeted because you are exceedingly and abundantly #ABLE to do all things....never forget that #King!" #ProfessorKez
Crowns embedded into the cobblestones of Bratislava mark the path of newly crowned royalty. I think 19 coronations of kings, their consorts, and queens were crowned at St. Martin's Cathedral in Bratislava. The newly crowned were paraded through the town as the people cheered. They now hold renactments of this in a festival during the fall.
On this day 479 years ago, Philipp, Duke of Palatine-Neuberg and Princess Mary, eldest daughter of King Henry VIII of England, met for the first time at Hertford Castle. The Duke had visited court a week prior with the hope of obtaining permission for Princess Mary’s hand in marriage. When they met, he presented her with a gift and kissed her. Such familiarity gave rise to the belief that the two would soon marry and the majority of the English court expected a wedding within the coming months. The two seem to have had genuine affection for one another, despite their religious differences, as they were seen kissing outside of court. Unfortunately, King Henry did not allow this wedding to take place due to the fact that the Duke was related to his wife at the time, Queen Anna. Duke Philipp died unmarried in 1548 and Princess Mary eventually married in 1554 when she became queen.