Friday, April 03, 2020


Covid-19 and the royals and nobles

These are strange times. Royal engagements are cancelled or postponed, including big celebrations. Weddings are likely to be postponed too, because in many countries you can not even have guests. All we can hope for is a few royal births. There thus far is a small list of royals and nobles that personally suffered of […]

The state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971

On 9 March 2020 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Indonesia for a state visit, that will end on 13 March 2020. Because of the colonial past – Indonesia was once a Dutch colony – the visit will be a sensitive one with some tensions. That wasn’t different in 1995 when […]

Media & Co.

Royal podcasts

Sometimes the developments on the Internet are going far too quickly. As I had a nice website it took me a while to open my own blog. When I go somewhere I still forget to create videos. And what the heck are these popular things called podcasts? I just had to search to find out […]

UPDATE! Royal Gatherings 2020 in London

Royal Gatherings in London has been postponed because of Corona/Covid-19.     This year’s Royal Gatherings in London will take place on 18th & 19th April 2020. Please put the dates in your diary. As usual it will take place in the auction room of Spink at 67-69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. The cost in […]


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