About Marlene Eilers Koenig

Marlene A. Eilers Koenig is an internationally recognized royal historian of British and European royalty. Author of Queen Victoria's Descendants (Rosvall Royal Books: 1997), and Queen Victoria's Descendants: A Companion Edition (Rosvall Royal Books: 2004).  Edited A Romanov Diary  (the autobiography of Grand Duchess Marie (Princess of Greece) of Russia published by Atlantic International (1990). Articles published in Majesty, Royalty Digest, Royalty Magazine, Atlantis magazine, , European History Journal & History Extra.  Provided research for Greg King, David Duff, and Hugo Vickers, among other authors.  Contributed chapters for The Grand Duchesses (Grand Duchess Kira) and The Other Grand Dukes, (Grand Duke Michael Mikhailovich) both published by Kensington Books.

Articles published in Eurohistory Journal include: The Marriage of Prince Arthur of Connaught and the Duchess of Fife; An Imperial Wedding in Washington, D.C.; Young Affie (2 parts); Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia and Grand Duchess Kira of Russia wedding; The Diamond Wedding Anniversary of King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania, Prince Tomislav of Yugoslavia; Crown Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia celebrates his 60th birthday;  the Margrave and Margravine of Baden: Berthold and Theodora;  Obituary: Princess Luise of Prussia (1917-2008); A Silver Wedding Anniversary in Belgrade, the 90th Birthday of King Michael of Romania;  the Counts of Gleichen (3 parts); the Wedding of Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia and Prince Ernst August of Hanover; Landgraf Moritz of Hesse (1926-2013); Prince Maurice of Battenberg' Princess Frederika of Hanover; the Spanish royal marriages in 1935; Princess Augusta of Cambridge (Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz);  Alex Wernher, Timeline for a Rescue: Nicholas II; Ernst August vs Ernst August; King Michael of Romania;  Hessian Endings; Grand Duke Adolph of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; The Road to Victoria.

Royalty Digest: Baby Bee, Queen Sophie of Greece 'One of the Best of Women;' A Bride for Boris;  Anita Rhinelander Stewart -An American Princess; Queen Adelaide; Princess Olga of Greece and Denmark (Princess Paul of Yugoslavia); The Royal Marriage Act; Princess Edward of Saxe-Weimar; Remembrance: Countess Mountbatten of Burma; Duchess Marie of Mecklenburg-Strelitz; Grand Duke Kirill of Russia; Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz;  Nonnie - an American Princess; the Cumberland Princesses;  The Wedding of King Peter II of Yugoslavia and Princess Alexandra of Greece and Denmark, the Other Mrs. Simpson; the Marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (1818), Queen Adelaide the Hope of the Nation, Four Weddings, Four Sisters, Air Princess: Princess Ludwig of Loewenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, A Marital Alliance; the Wedding of Alexander and Marie; a Delphinium Wedding (the marriage of Lord Louis Mountbatten and Edwina Ashley), the Marriage of Princess Maud and Lord Carnegie, the Wedding of Gusty and Louise.

Majesty Magazine:  Girl Power, The Ones That Got Away (2 parts); Trials and Tribulations (Princess Arthur of Connaught) Once Upon a Time (George and Marina's wedding); Cold Climate, All You Need is Love (Willem-Alexander and Maxima);2 part The Exiles; Girl Talk; Family Tree.

Berkswell's The Royal Year: from the mid-1980s to the late 1990s covered British & foreign royal visits to the US including the Prince and Princess of Wales visit to D.C. (1985), the Duke and Duchess of York in Connecticut, several visits of the Princess of Wales to New York City and D.C.,  Queen Elizabeth's II state visit, Queen Margrethe of Denmark's state visit; visits of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, together and separately to New York and D.C., the Duke and Duchess of Kent in New York and Maryland,  Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, separately and together in New York and D.C., Princess Margaret, attending the ballet in New York and at Kennedy Center, the Prince of Asturias' graduation from Georgetown University, the King and Queen of Spain in New York and Washington, D.C., the King and Queen of Sweden in New York and D.C., and the Queen alone on engagements in New York and Washington, D.C., Queen of Norway in Washington, D.C., Crown Princess Mette Marit and Crown Prince Haakon of Norway (separate trips) in Washington, D.C., the Princess Royal and Princess Alexandra visits as well.   I also wrote a feature article about the wedding of Lady Helen Windsor and a profile of Prince Philip's four sisters.

BBC History Extra:  Prince Charles and Camilla: a History of Their Romance


A nurse, a banker, and… a TV producer? The royals through history who have held other jobs


Two Blog; Royal Musings and Royal Book News. The latter blog is the successor to my newsletter, Royal Book News, which I published for 25 years before turning it into a blog


Media appearances: CNN, NBC, ABC, BBC, CBC,  CTV, Sky News, Today.com, Dateline: NBC, WUSA, WRC, and numerous radio stations in the USA, Canada & the UK. Interviewed by the New York Times, the Washington Post, The Times, The Daily Telegraph, the Washington Times, USA Today, The Today Show, Town & Country, Harper's Bazaar, Daily Express, the Sun,  Royal Central, Agence-France Press television, Voice of America, Business Insider, Hello, Time magazine, Vanity Fair, BBC Radio, WTOP, Al-Jazeera, ABC Radio,  News Nation, Insider, CNN International, Associated Press, and other television, radio, print, and web media in the USA & the UK. 

In November 2017, Mrs. Koenig was one of several experts for the Schloss Kronberg episode of Wartime Crime on the American Heroes Channel.   For the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex in May 2018, Mrs. Koenig was interviewed by WRC (Channel 4 in Washington, D.C.), ITV, BBC (three different programs), and Ukraine television.


For Queen Elizabeth II's Platinum Jubilee:  BBC Radio stations in England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland. 
For the Death and Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II:  Sky News, BBC World, BBC Radio 5, Al-Jazeera, Iranian TV, WTOP, local stations in Washington, D.C., and Roanoke, VA, News Nation, CNN International, New York Times, The Associated Press, ABC News Radio (commentary),  

Areas of expertise:  British and European royal families and royal houses, past and present, especially the descendants of Queen Victoria, royal weddings and traditions, the peerage, titles and styles, and British and European royal history from the Plantagenets to the present.   She has at her fingertips a large personal library of books on British & European royalty and clippings on British & European royals from the late 1800s to the present.  Four cabinets (seventeen drawers).  The collection is enhanced by 10,000+ royal postcards and photographs (British & European) from the 1890s to the present.  

Mrs. Koenig has a BA in English (with enough credits for history majors (U.S. and British history)), Theater history, and a minor in journalism.  She has a master's degree in library science, specializing in reference and research.  For more than 20 years, Mrs. Koenig was employed as a news librarian with the Associated Press (NY), CNN, NPR, and the Daily Telegraph in Washington, D.C.,) before moving into academia as a reference librarian.   

She is now retired and living in Northern Virginia.

MEDIA can contact Marlene Koenig at this email address:  royalmusings@cox.net

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