Guard of Honor*
And last but definitely not least, the Ducal/Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa
likes to take these means to express their undying gratitude and appreciation to
H.H. PRINCE BERND HARTMUT GULGOWSKI-DOLIWA
for his always loyal and steadfast support of us, as my brother and my brother-in-law,
during many difficult times of sadness and stress.
Prince Bernd possesses inherently the right to wear the
two Orders of The Eagle of Silesia in Honor of St. Hedwig and
The Defenders of our Civilization.
The photograph above depicts him in the uniform of a Combat Engineer Soldier.
Prince Bernd was honorably discharged and retired from the Federal German Finance Ministry
with the rank of Chief Superintendent.
We wish him all the best for his retired life and God's abundant blessings.
The Ducal/Princely Couple Dr. Paul and Grand Dame Heide Gulgowski-Doliwa of Lower Silesia (Glogau) sincerely wish Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla all the best for many happy and successful years on the Throne.
Normally, spread over the months of the calendar year, we note the interest of our webpage visitors frequently manifested anywhere between 500 and 750 visits. However, during the month of October 2023, we were thrilled and delighted to note over 7200 guests, to quote Duchess Heide: "Who are all these people?" Duke Paul's answer: "Our generous and well meaning friends, acquaintances, well wishing fellow travelers from all over the world. However, also Silesian and other East German immigrants who settled in Central Northwestern America and Central Southwestern Canada.
Von unserer Seite: Vielen herzlichen aufrichtigen Dank!!!"
One of the most intelligent, charming, generous and yet humble individuals we have encountered in our worldwide travel (50 nations and more),
is undoubtedly His Majesty The King of Tibet, photographed with the Ducal / Princely couple Gulgowski-Doliwa in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.
The newspaper clipping on the left depicts the King in company of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his sisters shortly after his coronation.
Above: Prince Paul's professional offshore engineering work environment.
Below: The Ducal/Princely couple socializing with friends and acquaintances.
The Coronation of Their Majesties King Charles III and Queen Camilla to The Throne of Great Britain and Commonwealth Nations on 6 May 2023.
Prince Paul II with wife Natalia and their two children Matias and Maia.
*The Chief of the Ducal-Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa, next to his many military, maritime and academic honors, also holds a Colonel's Commission in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. This particular title is the highest honor that can be bestowed by the Governor of Kentucky. It is recognition of an individual's noteworthy accomplishments and outstanding service to community, state and nation. It is equivalent to being made a Knight by the Sovereign of the United Kingdom of Great Britain.
A SPECIAL NOTE OF GRATITUDE
TO THE READERS, ADMIRERS, FRIENDS AND FREQUENT VISITORS
OF OUR HISTORICALLY AND GEOGRAPHICALLY INTERESTING AND ENLIGHTINGING WEBPAGES.
On the dual occasions of Her Royal Majesty's, Queen Elizabeth II,
96th birthday and 70th Crown Jubilee, we, The Ducal/Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa,
dedicate the following photograph to her highest and most distinguished honor.
Above: Princess Maia Helena
the newest edition to the Ducal / Princely House
King Charles' cherished German Princely Cousins from Hessia, Hanover and Baden.
His Highness Prince Bernd Hartmut Gulgowski-Doliwa
entered into eternal rest, with the blessing of Holy Mother Church, on 2 May 2018.
He is now reunited with his wife Brigitte Anna Katharina, who preceded him in death earlier.
Princess Audrey Annette with husband Mark and their two biological and two adopted children.
Crowns are much more than those who are entitled to wear them.
They are a symbol for the entirety of a cultural whole and the idea
of enlightened statesmanship.
Lady of Honor
King Charles' and Queen Camilla's immediate family.
Vice Commander Dr. Gregg Allan Hardman, M.D., USCGA (Ret.),
Physician and Ordained Priest
spoke the Christian prayer delineated below:
"Having urgently been seeking the Lord in prayer on behalf of your brother, Paul, Our Father in Heaven has assured me that His Truth and Justice has been fulfilled according to His Word. This message is urgent and this is what He said to me concerning your brother: At least on one occasion having recited the ¨Credo in Deum¨... Therefore, according to Romans 10: 9-10 ¨If you declare with your mouth ´Jesus is Lord´, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.¨ Your brother fulfilled this requirement."
In His Love, Gregg
We were praying in response:
"Bernd and Brigitte, may you rest in the arms of the Lord who formed you from the dust of the earth. May holy Mary, the angels and all the saints welcome you both now that you have gone forth from this life. May Christ who was crucified for you, bring you freedom and peace. May Christ who died for you admit you into his garden of paradise."
Thank you, our very dear friend Gregg.
Their Majesties The King as His Queen leaving Westminster Abbey,
being followed by the Prince and Princess of Wales as well as their children.
Special Guests (Center) The Grand Duke and Grandduchess of Luxembourg.
The King and Crownprincess of Sweden.
Although our daughter, our son, their spouses and our grandchildren could not be with us in Delafield
over this holiday season, we made sure that "they were present" nevertheless.
The dashing artwork above, courtesy of Baron and Baroness Calado of Portugal.
At the far right above, the most beautiful of all ladies pictured above,
H.H. Princess Audrey Annette Moulton Gulgowski-Doliwa,
serving her passion: providing children with a happy and intellectually nourishing environment in learning-conducive surroundings.
Audrey was always devotedly loved and protected by wonderful guard dogs.
Her first such dog was German Shepherd Armor vom Waldmeersee. Now,
this guarding function is performed by Tringa, right up front.
Together again, they are surrounded by angels.
H.E. Monika Baroness Langen,
honored Knightly Lady of
RCST and ESDC.
Two Christian Families
The King and Queen of The Netherlands (front) and
The King and Queen of Spain (rear).
H.M. Queen Camilla, phoptographed while beeing crowned.
Princess Audrey Annette was married
1986 in the U.S. Military Academy
Catholic Chapel to U.S.A. Lieutenant
H.M. King Charles III, photographed just after having been crowned.
H.S.H. Princess Natalia Gulgowski-Doliwa
together with her first-born child,
Prince Matias Alois.
Brigitte and Bernd Gulgowski-Doliwa were married in the chapel of Stolzenfels Castle.
This divine edifice overlooks the legendary and exceedingly beautiful Rhine River.
In the past it had served as the honeymoon retreat of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert.
Spiderman Matias, Halloween 2014
Below: Prince Matias,
the Heir Apparent to the Duchy of Lower Silesia and
the future of world-class soccer.
Paul, seasoned head coach and skillful field player for Deportivo Saprissa in action.
Paul Wilhelm Prince Gulgowski-Doliwa, Hereditary Duke of Lower Silesia.
The international soccer connoisseur,
here photographed during one of the final World Cup matches in Brazil.
H.M.S.H. Prof. Dr. Paul W. Prince Gulgowski-Doliwa (U.S.C.G.A. Ret.), Duke of Lower Silesia-Glogau
views with great satisfaction his Grand Knight Award of
The Eagle of Georgia, The Seamless Tunic of our Lord Jesus Christ,
one of the oldest Chivalric Orders of the World, if not the oldest.
Their Most Serene Highnesses
Prince Paul and Princess Heide Gulgowski-Doliwa,
The Dukes of Lower Silesia
take honor and pleasure in recognizing the ascension of
His Royal Highness Crown Prince Felipe of Spain to the Throne of his country.
Effective 19 June 2014, he is His Royal Majesty, King Felipe VI.
We take equal pleasure in recognizing the fact that
His Royal Highness Prince Davit Bragationi,
the legal Pretender to the Throne of Georgia,
stands in favor with the new Monarch of Spain.
These items are of great importance to us as
incumbents of the highest decorations of
The Royal Confraternity of Sao Teotonio (RCST), The Royal Eagle of Georgia (EG) and
The Imperial Hispanic Order of Charles V, of whom His Majesty King Felipe V and
H.R.H. Davit Bragationi are Royal Patrons and
Grand Masters, respectively.
The Greek Royal Family, here photographed during the early 60ies, pictorially supports the Statement of Principle delineated above. May this beautiful picture also remind our valued readers that it were the ancient Greeks who taught Western Civilization how to live with dignity and die with honor.
Concluding, our ...
... STATEMENT OF PRINCIPLE
This website of responsible nobility and enlightened chivalry is dedicated to Personal and Civil Human Rights as these values are provided and guaranteed by governments that subscribe to the rule of democracy, may that form of government function on a direct, representational or constitutional monarchy basis and allowing the unimpeded interaction between the legislative, judicial and executive powers. This website also embraces all monotheistic religions and philosophies founded on the time-honored premises of Love, Faith and Hope. Beyond that, this website pays homage to family values, whereby parents and children may prosper, be safe and happy.
Superman Matias, Halloween 2014
Matias congratulating his Grandfather
on the occasion of his
74th birthday with a BIG HUG.
H.H. Sultan Said Mohamed Cheikh, Croissant de la Grande Comore Islands.
.. and enlightened, tolerant religious diversity.
H.E. Eva Countess Nyary of Hungary /Slovakia
... for enchanting style and noble sophistication,
H.M.S.H. Dr. Paul W. Prince Gulgowski-Doliwa, the Duke of Lower Silesia
in the company of four beautiful Spanish ladies.
... ethnic elegance and grace
H.I.H. Princess Phan Lien of Vietnam
... for Far Eastern serenity and charm,
Audrey Annette Moulton-Gulgowski-Doliwa
And last, but not least, there will always be space on this website for regal beauty,
The Ducal / Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa enjoys the acquaintance
with H.R.H. Prince Miguel de Braganza, The Duke of Viseu, Portugal and many other VIPs.
The Armorial Bearings of the Ducal / Princely Family Gulgowski-Doliwa
may be viewed by activating the following blue link button:
Arms and Chivalric Orders.
His Eminence maintained the strongest conviction that "a priest, who is not a monarchist, is not worthy to stand at the altar of God," because God is undeniably the King of Kings. To a somewhat lesser extent, this statement also applies to everyday people.
Based on this premise, Metropolitan Vladimir continues, "The priest, who is a Republican, is always a man of poor faith," since Republics develop the most deplorable tendency to sink to the lowest possible denominator (Some sinfully overindulge in / abuse material possessions, food, alcoholic beverages, drugs and practice degenerate sexual behavior, etc.).
To those of us, who believe in Almighty God, it is abundantly obvious, as Metropolitan Vladimir puts it, "God Himself anoints the Monarch, who is the Head of the Kingdom, while a president is elected by the pride and prejudices of people."
The Monarch retains power by preserving and implementing God's Commandments, while an elected Head of State does so by pleasing those who have financed his or her way into office. His Eminence Metropolitan Vladimir stated this quite succinctly, "A King brings his faithful subjects to God, while a president takes them away from God," by, to mention just one example, allowing legislation to become laws, that clearly violate the Will of God and that of His Creation.
We stipulate that there have been and there still are Monarchs/Monarchies who have fallen woefully short of Metropolitan Vladimir's lofty precepts. However, this deplorable fact takes nothing away from the ideals professed by this honorable martyr of the modern age.
While the above makes our sentiment about Constitutional Monarchies abundantly clear, we, of course, also recognize that there are a number of Democratic Republics with enlightened leaders who subscribe to the Laws of God and human decency, demonstrating a sense of social justice. Naturally, we would not want to impose a Monarchy on nations where it would just not be fitting or appropriate.
Nietzsche on Nobility, Section Beyond Good and Evil, entitled "What is Noble."
"Every enhancement of the type called 'man' has so far been the work of an aristocratic society,
and it will be so again and again."
Why Constitutional Monarchy?
This profound question has been asked of us so many times that we finally feel compelled to answer it. Addressing this conundrum on a deeper philosophical level, we have to side with Most Eminent Neomartyr Vladimir Bogoyavlensky, Metropolitan of Moscow (1898-1912) and of Kiev/Galich (1915-1918). Remark: His surname Bogoyavlensky derives from the Russian name for Epiphany.
TRAVEL TO THE GRAND DUCHY OF LUXEMBOURG
Future travelogues will continue to be displayed in a fashion similar to the one depicted below:
This photograph depicts Commander Yegorov proudly wearing the Grand Cordon of the Order of St. Gereon and the Gold Star of the Order of St. Stanislas.
The Mission Statement of this Website
has the purpose to reconnect the thousands of our worldwide readers with our historic Ducal and Princely past and our lifelong pursuit and passion of visiting the wonders of this world.
This website constitutes a continuance to the webpages previously webmastered by the esteemed Herald Master of the Russian College of Heraldry, our dear friend Commander Valery Yegorov, retired Master Mariner of the Russian Federation Merchant Marine.
By similar token, this is also the special place, where sterling recognition is due to Duchess's Heide's most special adviser and valuable childhood friend for more than 60 years: H.E. Monika Baroness Langen of the
Rhine Region of Germany.
Young Prince Matias Alois on top of a soccer ball, which, one day in the future, could mean the world to him. He is held by his ecstatically happy and proud father Hereditary Duke Paul II, head coach of his own soccer team and patent-holding oil exploration engineer.
On 6 September 2012, we experienced the wonderful joy of welcoming Prince Matias Alois into the fold of our family. He represents the third generation of the modern-time resurrected Ducal and Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa of which more can be learned by viewing the follow-on elements to this particular home page.
The two leading generations of the Ducal and Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa.
From left: The Hereditary Duchess Natalia, The Hereditary Duke Paul II, Duchess Heide Anna Maria and Duke Paul.
His Royal Highness Prince Davit in conversation with Their Most Serene Highnesses Duke Paul and Duchess Heide of Schlesien-Glogau in Guimaraes, Portugal.
The Ducal / Princely House Gulgowski-Doliwa does not desire to be remiss in thanking the Royal House of Georgia for confirming and recognizing our historic status as Dukes of Lower Silesia. We feel honored and privileged to endorse H.R.H. Prince Davit Bragationi as the future King of Georgia. May God bless the Royal House of Bragationi and the brave people of Georgia.
As Archbishop Gaenswein's personal coat-of-arms clearly manifests, he has dedicated his life to serving the Pontiff Emeritus.
VANITY FAIR has it right, when it maintains that it is no detriment, if a most handsome-looking person also possesses a brilliant mind and an energetic physique to so much better serve our God Almighty and the Vicar of Christ.
This heartfelt pictorial monument stands in honor of His Holiness Benedict XVI, Roman Pontiff Emeritus, whose faith, spirituality, genius, courage, honesty, humility, unselfishness, integrity and grace will remain gigantic guide posts for the entire civilized Christian world to follow, for a long time to come.
Benedict XVI is ably assisted by another giant of the Vatican's Corps of Archbishops and Cardinals, the Most Reverend Georg Gaenswein, JCD, the Prefect of the Papal Household and Titular Archbishop of Urbs Salvia. Archbishop Dr. Gaenswein also serves as Personal Chaplain to the Roman Pontiff Emeritus and as his Personal Secretary.
This website exists first and foremost to honor His Holiness Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI, who has serenely touched the face of God with his supreme knowledge of history, philosophy and theology. His inspiration has also touched our grandson Prince Matias-Alois.
Joseph Ratzinger, Benedict XVI
in his German-language book "Jesus von Nazareth," Page 283
The human being experiences a higher thirst, as he seeks to secure for himself a life that extends beyond his biological sphere."
Translation by Heide and Paul
H.M.S.H. Prof. Dr. Paul W. Prince Gulgowski-Doliwa, Duke of Lower Silesia (Glogau)
H.M.S.H. Grand Dame Heide A.M. Princess Gulgowski-Doliwa, Duchess of Lower Silesia (Glogau)
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