Arrived on 9 January 2020: a card with photo from King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians to thank for the card I sent them for the 20th wedding anniversary. On 15 April 2020 King Philippe of the Belgians celebrated his 60th birthday. On 16 April 2020 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turned 80. […]
13 May Three days after his birth on 10 May 2020 Prince Charles of Luxembourg was allowed to leave the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte in Luxembourg-City with his mother Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie and his father Hereditary Grand Duchess Guillaume of Luxembourg. The family returned to Fischbach Castle. Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume also registered the birth […]
There has been a lot of speculation since their marriage in October 2012. But after seven years of marriage, on 5 December 2019, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg finally announced that they were going to be parents in May 2020. Their son was born at the Maternité Grande-Duchesse Charlotte […]
Last updated: 22 May 2020 This list contains temporarily noble and royal exhibitions all over the world. If you hear about an exhibition that is not yet listed, let me know. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 it isn’t easy at the moment to travel. Many museums might be closed, some have reopened or will soon reopen […]
The Dutch television at the moment rebroadcasts successful old tv-programs, including some royal ones. Unfortunately most of it is in Dutch, but it is worth watching. I hope all is visible abroad, but on Twitter several people said they could see them. “Bezoek aan Drakensteyn” – The 1980 interview with Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus […]
Nothing more beautiful than some royal sparkling jewelry. But not often one hears the royals themselves speak about the sparklers that they wear. The Swedish TV-channel SVT since 2 April 2020 broadcasts the documentary “Kungliga smycken” (Royal Jewelry) in which Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina tell in person about the history of […]
Royal cooking is a welcome subject for many people. There are several cookbooks with royal recipes, and even some royals wrote one themselves, or cooperated. Many royals love to cook themselves. Adriansen, Inge, Britta Andersen, Marie Aaberg Andersen, Bodil Møller Knudsen (ed.): Fyrstelige Måltider (Princely Meals) (Gammel Estrup, 2018) Ali, Meera and Karam Puri: Dining […]
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Netty Leistra, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.
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