Thursday, January 24, 2019


UPDATE! Royal Christmas Mail 2018

Every year with Christmas there is a small list of royals – up to 15 – who receive a Christmas card from me. Because I like them, find them interesting and they send a card back. I wouldn’t send cards to royals I have never heard of, just because they send something. The royal families […]


Willem-Alexander and Máxima Have Moved To The Hague

On 13 Januar 2019 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, with their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, officially moved in to Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. After their marriage in February 2002 Willem-Alexander and Máxima lived at Noordeinde 66 in The Hague for a while. In the Spring […]

How Hard did the Dutch Royals Work in 2018

Don’t you just love statistics? It is the big question at the end of each year in the United Kingdom and in some other monarchies too: which royal worked the hardest? With the UK as an example I have tried to calculate the engagements and public appearances of the Dutch royals in 2018, based on […]

Books & Media

My Review of The Favourite

Although the year has only just started one of the Dutch newspapers already calls “The Favourite” by director Yorgos Lanthimos one of the best films of 2019. Do I agree? I don’t think so, really. Let’s hope Mary, Queen of Scots, that will be in the cinema soon, will be better. The trailer certainly looks […]

New Royal and Noble Books – May 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   UK Author: Alison Weir. Title: Six Tudor Queens – Anna of Kleve, Queen of Secrets. Published: 2 May 2019 by Headline Review. Language: English.


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Netty Leistra,  Groningen, The Netherlands.

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