Tuesday, October 15, 2019


The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

Princess Christina of the Netherlands (1947-2019)

On Friday morning 16 August 2019 the Government Information Service (RVD) in name of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix announced the death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands that morning at the complex of Palace Noordeinde (not in the palace itself, but in her apartment above the stables) in The Hague. She had […]

Media & Co.

Updated 3-10 ! 2019 Royal Gatherings in The Hague

Royal Gatherings The Hague will once again be organized in the weekend of November 9 & 10, 2019 at the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat (near the Noordeinde Palace). Presentations are to include various royal topics, among them: Royal Funerals in England. The Grand Ducal House of Hesse and by Rhine. The Duc de Penthièvre […]

New royal and noble books – December 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   GERMANY Author: Stefan Gerber, Maren Goltz (ed.). Title: Herzog Bernhard III. von Sachsen-Meiningen (1851-1928). Zwischen Erwartung und Realität (Duke Bernhard III. of Saxe-Meiningen (1851-1928). Between expectation and reality). Publication: 6 […]


The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families. I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most […]


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Netty Leistra,  Groningen, The Netherlands.

Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.

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