Friday, August 14, 2020

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Royal face mask

Something I never thought I’d have in my royal collection: a face mask. I already have a few face masks. But when I saw this one on the Twitter account of Stadtholderswives I absolutely needed one. It is made out of lycra like material, fits perfectly and looks amazing. Lucky for me and some others […]

Prince Harry: The adventures of a royal cat (4)

It has been a while since you all heard from me, unless you follow my Twitter account or Netty’s personal Facebook (for friends only she says). I am celebrating my 4th birthday today. It occured to Netty earlier that the vet might have chosen the date because it is International Cat Day. She has no […]


Royal News August 2020

1 August Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has opened the Stockholm Digital Pride Parade with a speech in which she among others said: “You have the right to be exactly who you are, and there are many of us who stand behind you. I stand behind you.” For the full speech, see here. Happy holidays […]

Updated! Royal News July 2020

1 July To stay fit at home. In this video Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of Sweden and their children Princess Estelle and Prince Oscar tell how. King Felipe VI of Spain and the portuguese president Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa reopened the border between Spain and Portugal. It was announced on 30 June that […]


The Museumhuis van Eysinga – A pleasant surprise

It is quite a special experience having a museum nearly for yourself. At the moment you have to buy a ticket beforehand, so you never know. It was my very first visit to one of the Museumhuizen of the Vereniging Hendrick de Keyser, and honestly I wouldn’t mind visiting more of them, as it was […]

The Princessehof of Maria Louise (2)

My first museum visits after the start of the covid-19 crisis were happily a good experience. While the terraces and streets in the city centre of Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, in the afternoon were too packed to my liking – it was great weather – I went off to see two museums, and afterwards had a […]

Media & Co.

New royal and noble books – December 2020

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: Moniek Bloks. Title: Hermine, an Empress in exile. The untold story of the Kaiser’s second wife. Publication: 11 December 2020 by Chronos Books. Language: English.

Book review: Martyn Rady – The Habsburg Empire

In May 2020 the book “The Habsburgs The Rise and Fall of a World Power” (can also be found as “The Habsburgs. To Rule the World”) by Martyn Rady was published. More than 400 pages of which the first 25 can be seen here. Almost at the same time, in June 2020 the Dutch version […]


Royal Twins

On 7 July 2020 the Hannover twins Prince Nicolás and Princess Sofía were born in a hospital in Madrid, Spain, according to a Peruvian magazine. But they’re certainly not the only royal twins. Actually sometimes you wonder what’s the thing with (royal) twins. So many celebrities become the parents of twins, and there are more […]

Me and Máximas alfajores

Baking cookies thus far wasn’t a huge success, but after seeing the recipe of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – or rather her mother Maria del Carmen Cerruti – for Argentinian alfajores, I gave it another try. Being warned by others I only used half of all ingredients. Máxima and her family clearly needed a […]

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