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 […]
2019 saw a new Empress in Japan, unexpectedly a new Queen in Thailand and in the same country also for a short while a royal concubine. Who are these three women? Empress Masako of Japan Born: Toranomon Hospital, Tokyo, Japan, on 9 December 1963 as the eldest daughter of Hisashi Owada and Yumiko Egashira. Siblings: […]
Another year has almost come to an end. Also in the reigning and non-reigning royal houses in the world there were births, engagements, weddings, divorces and deaths. We welcomed somewhat sudden a new queen in Thailand, while the crown prince of Dubai finally got married. We had to say goodbye to four former heads of […]
For the elder generations of Dutch people Palace Soestdijk is remembered best because of the Queen’s Day celebrations during the reign of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands. Between 1949 and 1979 the Queen and her ever growing family stood on the steps on the palace, while Dutch people passed them in a long procession that […]
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 […]
When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Wales got engaged on 27 November 2017 lots of people had high hopes for the couple and wanted her to do well in her new role. They would “modernize” the monarchy, she would be a fresh wind in the rather stiff British royal family. Things have gone down […]
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Netty Leistra, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.
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