Monday, November 30, 2020

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My royal mail 2020

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. […]

Dear library

As long as I can remember -certainly 40 years or more – I have been a member of the public library, and for a while even of the library of the university. I started reading at the age of 5 and since books have been my life. Even when I moved from Sneek to Leek, […]


Royal News November 2020

Last modified: 29 November 2020 1 November The desktop calendar for November 2020 of the royal family of Bhutan shows a lovely picture of Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel Wangchuck and his little brother Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The two sons of the King and Queen of the country were photographed at the Dechencholing Palace in commemoration of […]

Covid-19 and the royals and nobles

Updated: 27 November 2020 These are strange times. Royal engagements are cancelled or postponed, including big celebrations. Weddings are likely to be postponed too, because in many countries you can not even have guests. All we can hope for is a few royal births. There thus far is a small list of royals and nobles […]


Current and future exhibitions

Last updated: 10 November 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 […]

Queen Margrethe’s 80th birthday exhibition

Also for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark the year of her 80th birthday didn’t exactly go as planned. No big celebrations, and several other events were either postponed or cancelled. While her birthday was already on April 16, only two months later, on June 16, she could open the birthday exhibition “The Faces of the […]

Media & Co.

Collection: New royal and noble books

2021 31 October 2020 New royal and noble books – January 2021 2020 New royal and noble books – January 2020 New royal and noble books – February 2020 New royal and noble books – March 2020 New royal and noble books – April 2020 31 October 2020 New royal and noble books – May […]

New royal and noble books – January 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online SPAIN Author: Arnout van Cruyningen. Title: De Koning van Hispanje. Filips II, verguisd en geëerd (The King of Spain. Philip II, Reviled and Honored). Publication: 12 January 2021 by Omniboek. Language: […]


83 Years Ago – The Tragic Death of the Hessen Family

In November 1937 a terrible tragedy shocked the royal families throughout Europe. On 9 October 1937 Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig von Hessen und bei Rhein (of Hesse and by Rhine), who had reigned until 1918, had died at the age of 68. Despite of that the family was to gather in London for the wedding […]

Never pretend to be a royal

All over the social media people use the names of royals for their accounts. Sometimes you should wonder if that is allright or not. Last week I saw two totally different stories. On one hand there was one by someone on Twitter, while Twitter researched whether this person was actually the Duchess of Windsor, or […]

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