The Hohenzollern Case File is Royalty Magazine Editor Marco Houston’s account of “the secret war within the Hohenzollern Family.” The editor’s personal experience is the starting point for an incredible story that redefines an era of contemporary royal history . The Hohenzollern Case File is the most significant royal title of the year.
The author, historian Marco Houston, has been editor and publisher of UK based ‘Royalty Magazine’ since 1993. In this role he has interviewed many of the world’s leading royals and has, through Leppi Publications, published several acclaimed royal titles. 1993’s ‘The Romanovs: Love, Power & Tragedy’ – a groundbreaking title, the first major collaboration with the Russian State Archive. 1998’s ‘Diana: An English Role’ – a tribute biography to the late Diana, Princess of Wales. In 2003 he authored a biography of Montenegro’s Petrovic-Njegos dynasty – ‘Nikola & Milena: King & Queen of the Black Mountain.’ In The Hohenzollern Case File Marco Houston brings his experience of the Balkans and contemporary royal history together, to recount the remarkable events that led to the historic rupture within the Hohenzollern Family’s German and Romanian branches.
“The starting point for this book was an apparently straightforward one: to recount my experiences during the libel litigation between myself and Prince Radu of Romania. As this led to a common enough outcome, the dispute ending with an apology from the erring editor and publishers, the reader might reasonably ask why a question of libel requires several hundred pages and many documents to be understood . . . The story is certainly an unusual one that could have come from the pen of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. An international intrigue centered on a Balkan prince coming to a head at the Royal Courts of Justice, with deeds both criminal and comic which led a high court judge to use the phrase “a chimps’ tea party.” And behind the drama a royal house at war with itself, racing toward the final denouement. That Hohenzollern history is still very much alive and kicking I have ample experience and, with that thought in mind, I can without hyperbole say this is an account of events that changed dynastic relations irrevocably.” Marco Houston