Thursday, September 20, 2018


New Royal Postcards (2)

My collection of royal postcards is nice, but not really big. Recently I received some new royalty related postcards, either via my mother or sent to me by friends. Some of them might already be in my collection, but it is lovely to have them. I am not quite sure about the photo on top […]


23 June – National Day in Luxembourg

History Why does Luxembourg celebrate its National Day – and thus the official birthday of the Grand Duke – on 23 June? Since the late 18th century the monarch’s birthday has always been celebrated in Luxembourg, even in the 19th century when the King of the Netherlands was still Grand Duke of Luxembourg. Kinneksdag (King’s […]

Franziskus & Katharina – A Happy Bridal Couple in Pöttmes

On 9 June 2018 Pöttmes, a place in Bavaria, Germany, had its own noble wedding. Already since the year 1281 Pöttmes is in the possesion of the Freiherren (Barons) von Gumppenberg, and was for a long time part of the Duchy of Bavaria. For many years they lived at the Burg on the Gumppenberg near […]

Books & Media

New Royal and Noble Books – January 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   GENERAL Authors: Bettina Braun, Jan Kusber, Matthias Schnettger. Title: Weibliche Herrschaft im 18. Jahrhundert. Maria Theresia und Katharina die Große (Female Rule in the 18th Century. Maria Theresia and Catherine the Great). Published: […]

New Royal and Noble Books – October 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA (NOBILITY) Authors: Gerhard Jelinek and Birgit Mosser. Title: Die Trapp-Familie. Die wahre Geschichte hinter dem Welterfolg (The Trapp Family. The true story behind the global success). Published: 15 October 2018 by Molden […]


Protocol, Etiquette, Dress Code – What is it Exactly?

Lately the British online media is full of articles claiming to know all about royal protocol, rules (I’d prefer to call it guidelines though), etiquette and dress code. When reading these articles you really wonder what these journalists know about the subject and whether they are correct. Not that I am an expert, but I […]


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Netty Leistra,  Groningen, The Netherlands.

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