3 Volume Gift Boxed Set. This sensational series originally seen on the Romantic Classics Network explores the captivating heritage and lifestyles of the world's last royal families. They have ruled their kingdoms for countless generations and continue to enthrall the public's imagination. Magnificent palaces, expensive hobbies and great personal interests combine with extraordinary family history to fascinate people around the globe. From Europe to the Middle East, from Thailand to Japan, the story of the world's royal families is timeless and totally irresistible. This is a collector's item and is rare. GREAT BRITAIN, SWEDEN, NETHERLANDS, BELGIUM Great Britain The Windsors of Great Britain - they define royalty in all of its glamour, majesty and privilege. Their story is filled with drama, controversy, tragedy and heartbreak, and their story over the last century is among their most fascinating. Sweden Members of the House of Bernadotte are among the most innovative of all royals, and pass the throne to the oldest child regardless of gender. The Swedish royal family is constantly redefining the boundaries of royalty. Netherlands Ruled by three great Queens during the past 100 years, theirs is a story of charisma and humanitarian pursuit. Crown Prince Willem-Alexander will be challenged to live up to the high standards set by the formidable Dutch Queens. Belgium The House of Saxe-Coburg has a fiery history raging with military heroism, romantic intrigue and tragedy. This adored and celebrated family, which has always been devoted first to the welfare of the people, continue this tradition today. JAPAN, THAILAND, MOROCCO, JORDAN Japan Japan's royals trace their roots back to 200 A.D., but it is their 20th century incarnation that has gained the most international exposure and continues to intrigue outsiders with their unique ceremonial postures and understated, almost restrained royal lifestyles. Thailand King Bhumibol Adulyadej of the House of Chakri is both bold and outspoken. He was barely an adult when he left school to assume the crown and he is well known as a family man, defender of Buddhism and saxophone player. Enjoy this rare glimpse into the lives of Thailand's royal family. Morocco The Alouite Dynasty has ruled Morocco almost continuously since the 8th century. Eccentric King Hassan II occupied the lavish royal palace in Rabat, where he entertained dignitaries and celebrities from around the world. Jordan Amidst a region of continual political conflagration, the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan continues to transcend the traditional role of monarchy and serve as a source of inspiration and strength to both the Jordanian people and the international community. MONACO, SPAIN, DENMARK, LUXEMBOURG, THE HABSBURGS Monaco Second only to the House of Windsor as the most celebrated royal family today, the House of Grimaldi has a 700 year history that reads like a sweeping epic filled with tales of military intrigue and the Hollywood style romance, fairy tale marriage and tragic death of Princess Grace. Spain Truly monarchists for the modern age, the King and Queen of Spain have encourages their children to marry not for service of the crown, but for love. The House of Bourbon is passionate, exciting, and romantic and continues a dramatic family history. Denmark The House of Glucksborg is the oldest in Europe, but Queen Margrethe II is a free spirit who delightfully defies convention. She is a "hands on" Queen and continues to impress the Danes with her artistic talents and charismatic personality. Luxembourg Grand Duke Jean is descended from the Kings of France and his godfather was a Pope. After fleeing Europe during World War II he volunteered for the British Army. Crown Prince Henri continues the legacy of the House of Nassau while proving they can be down to Earth as well. The Habsburgs The House of Habsburg once ruled over half of Europe and epitomized royal power. While World War I brought a dramatic end to their empire, powerful players of this family continue to be influential in both Europian politics and the international art world. 295 Minutes ( = 4 Hours, 55 Minutes ).