Monday, May 20, 2019

General

From the UK to Thailand – A busy week

It is one of those weeks that you really wonder whether there ever comes an end to the royal news. Of course there is royal news daily, but at the moment it is a bit much. Apart from Scandinavia – happily as also the Swedish King had his birthday this week on 30 April – […]

Events

Prince Harry – Invictus Games in The Hague

The first official event of Prince Harry, The Duke of Sussex, after the birth of his son Archie Harrison, was the launch of the Invictus Games The Hague 2020. He probably would have prefered to stay at home with his newborn son, but the little boy was born after his due date it seems, and […]

The guests at the funeral of Grand Duke Jean

Information from the Cour Grand-Ducal, added a few names recognised by royalty-watchers Children and grandchildren TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg TRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand-Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg TRH Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg HRH Prince Gabriel de Nassau […]

Travel

Royal Greenhouses at Laeken

So often I had thought when seeing pictures again, I should finally visit the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Castle, Brussels, Belgium. However for me Brussels is at least a five-hour train ride, so it is not something you’d really like to do in one day. And unfortunately the Greenhouses are only open three weeks a […]

Media & Co.

UPDATED! Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – Royal Connections

Today is the big final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eurovision, Israel? I hear you think. Not only most European countries take part, but also Israel and since 2015 Australia, as the festival is very popular there. Since 2004 even two semi-finals are needed as there are too many participants […]

Royal souvenirs from the UK

London and Windsor are full of places where you can buy royal souvenirs. If you visit castles and palaces, also elsewhere in the country, there are tons of souvenirs. What to buy? Unfortunately it is all terribly expensive. Of course the obvious places in London are the shops of Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace. Tea […]