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Thieves steal rosary beads carried by Mary Queen of Scots to her execution

Around £1m worth of artefacts were taken from Arundel Castle in West Sussex on Friday

A German prince is suing his 'ungrateful' son for selling ancestral castle for €1

Ernst August Sr, Prince of Hanover, claims that his son went behind his back to seize control of his estates

Booksnews

German library buys 400-year-old album of drawings by European royalty for €2.8m

Art dealer Philipp Hainhofer's 16th-century "friendship book" contains inscriptions from Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II and Cosimo de’ Medici

Scholarly book on European coronation rituals supplies sound background to 11th-century art history

This book corrects the misleading impression given by historians that the High Middle Ages were a transition to secularisation of the royal state

Expert finds lost dress of Queen Elizabeth I in English village church

Rare 16th-century fabric to go on show at Hampton Court Palace after three-year study

The art-historical treasures of Clementia of Hungary, Queen of France

Book looks at one royal's Medieval gifts, giving and inventories

Hew Locke discusses monarchy and model boats in new survey show at Ikon Gallery

As a major exhibition opens in Birmingham, the British artist discusses how growing up in Guyana has ensured that maritime themes are in his DNA

Booksarchive

Portrait of Prince Nicholas II Esterházy as an avid collector, a bankrupt, and a womaniser

The Prince's passions cost him his fortune but gave Hungary a fine collection of art

Art marketarchive

Qianlong seal finally finds a buyer

After the first sale fell through, the seal's second buyer gets a bargain

Why the Prince of Liechtenstein shut his museum

Vienna’s Summer Palace to open for groups and receptions only

Booksarchive

Books: Saviour of the Habsburgs, richly rewarded

Soldier and collector Prince Eugene of Savoy’s role in the rise of the Austro-Hungarian empire

Queen Victoria & Albert: Art and Love

An exhibition catalogue continues the trend of challenging the dour image of Victoria

Prince of Liechtenstein cancels Royal Academy show

Ruler angry over block on Coello masterpiece

Prince of Liechtenstein threatens major Royal Academy show

If one of his works is not released by the UK authorities, an exhibition drawn from his collection will be pulled

The luxuries of a vanished world of Maharajas are explored through over 250 objects at the V&A

Next month the V&A in London presents 'Maharaja: the Splendour of India’s Royal Courts'

Portraits of leading Muslims (and President Obama) by Sacha Jafri for Prince Charles

Jafri hopes to raise up to $5 million for one of the Prince of Wales’s charities

Biedermeier art collection to go on show in the City Palace, Vienna

The space will be the second venue in the city to host the Prince of Liechtenstein's art collection

Royaltyarchive

Revealed: Royal family of Qatar is buyer of world’s most expensive Hirst

The ruling Al-Thanis bought the artist’s Lullaby Spring at Sotheby’s last year for £9.7m and are also believed to have purchased the Rockefeller Rothko for $72.8m

Collectorsarchive

Europe’s greatest museum buyer explains the strategy behind his acquisitions

The Prince of Liechtenstein explains 'Why I have become a great collector'

Iranarchive

A nostalgic journey for the Persian royal family at Art Basel '07

Emotional responses were elicited by Michael Stevenson and Andy Warhol

Tatearchive

Sotheby’s Holbein will not be included in Tate show

Neither will the National Gallery’s Ambassadors which was judged too fragile to travel across London

Art marketarchive

Collector pays £1 million for oil sketches of British Royal Family

14 preparatory sketches of members of the royal family

The Royal Collection discloses list of 20 pictures purchases over the last 50 years

The Royal Collection has not been ostentatious in its spending, a significant portion of its acquisitions being royal portraits

How The Queen came to own a Lagos museum piece

The Nigerian Head of State raided a museum to present her with a Benin bronze in 1973

Television Guide: Mario Testino's marriage of glamour and individual identity, Warhol's multi-faceted career and Philip Lorca diCorcia's people watching

The Art Newspaper reviews the "Mario Testino, Diana's favourite photographer" (BBC), "Andy Warhol: the complete picture" and the Citibank Private Bank Photography Prize 2002 (Channel 4)

Booksarchive

Book review: 'For the King’s pleasure' is a meteorite of a book

This account of George IV’s decorations and furnishings is a landmark in the history of writing about the decorative arts

Women of the court of Charles II

On view at the National Portrait Gallery, London

The Windsor sale: Stéphane Boudin and the rise and rise of the decorator

Once upon a time, connoisseur dealers or even museum curators advised collectors what art to buy. Now the decorators hold sway, and at the Windsor sale a decorator’s pastiche pieces outsold real antiques

A loyal tribute to Queen Elizabeth at the V&A but let’s hope it makes them money

Celebrating Elizabeth’s forty-year reign with robes, regalia, royal presents and memorabilia

Celebrating Prinny, Britain’s second-greatest royal collector after Charles I

The Carlton House treasures reassembled from the Royal Collection for the first time since 1827

Jewelleryarchive

International Silver and Jewellery Fair exhibition examines royal jewellery: real, revived and faked

“Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen Scots: History and Myth” is on show, along with several groundbreaking seminars

Happy birthday to Wartski

Gold box exhibition to celebrate 125 years