Each year I send out a small amount of Christmas cards to royals that I do like, that send cards back. The last answers often arrive in February, or even later. I was very early this year myself, having sent mine already in the weekend of 30 November/1 December 2019. Although I am not sure […]
I can’t believe it is 20 years ago that I travelled all the way to Brussels – about five hours by train – for the wedding of Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant, and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz. The engagement surprisingly was announced on 10 September 1999, and was followed by the presentation of the couple […]
Some time ago I posted the royal guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Akihito of Japan in 1990. Who came to Japan for the inthronisation of his son Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on 22 October 2019? And which family members attended? The list might not be complete, additions are welcome. Members of the Japanese imperial […]
Sunday morning it was rather cold, but sunny. When having a quick walk through the garden of Palace Noordeinde in The Hague, The Netherlands, I noticed the beautiful light as the sun was shining through the trees. I was lucky to have my camera with me. The gardens are only open during daytime.
There are many magazines and TV-channels that sometimes report about the royals in the world. There are however just very few specialized magazines, not surprisingly they are almost all published in monarchies. But which specialized magazines are around? Unfortunately apart from some English language magazines, most of them are only available in the country itself. […]
My June 2013 post Princess Anna von Hohenzollern married! somehow is the most popular post ever on this blog. When I had a look at my statistics today I was surprised to see the post all of the sudden is very popular again since yesterday. I was a bit puzzled untill I remembered there was […]
On Sunday 7 December 2003 at 5.01pm a Princess was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands. Originally the little Princess was only announced for January 2004, but being 52 cm tall and having a weight of 3,310 grams hardly anybody believed that she was born several weeks early. The name was […]
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Netty Leistra, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.
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