Sunday, September 20, 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. […]

Email Updates

Someone told me she suddenly gets lots of emails with notifications of new posts on this blog. I am slowly moving my old website to this blog, and this late afternoon/evening had some time to copy stuff into new posts on the blog. As I posted them with a date in the past, I hoped […]

News

Fürstliche wedding in Bückeburg

On Saturday September 12, 2020 Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe married Mahkameh Navabi civilly at Bückeburg Palace, Bückeburg, Germany. Due to Covid-19 they have postponed their religious wedding and huge celebrations to 2021, so the wedding celebrations this year have been altered. Two days of party as far as I understood with no more than 50 […]

Royal News September 2020

Last modified: 9 September 2020 1 September Princess Eléonore of Belgium has started her secondary school at the Heilig Hartcollege in Wezembeek-Oppem. Her parents King Philippe and Queen Mathilde accompanied their youngest daughter. On Monday the eldest daughter Elisabeth, the Duchess of Brabant, started her education at the Royal Military Academy of Belgium. The two […]

Travel

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 […]

Exhibition at Amalienborg – Princess gowns

While my own trip to Denmark this year didn’t happen, a royalty-friend of mine, Wills of Koningsfan.nl, visited the country early July and enjoyed the lovely palaces and exhibitions. She was so kind to send me her gorgeous pictures. She visited the Amalienborg Museum in Copenhagen just in time to enjoy the new summer exhibition […]

Media & Co.

Royal podcasts

Sometimes the developments on the Internet are going far too quickly. As I had a nice website it took me a while to open my own blog. When I go somewhere I still forget to create videos. And what the heck are these popular things called podcasts? I just had to search to find out […]

Book Review: Lives and Loves of the Mountbattens

At the end of the summer of 2019 “The Mountbattens: Their Lives & Loves” by Andrew Lownie was a Sunday Times Bestseller. The hardcover version (496 pages) was published in August 2019 by Blink Publishing. The paperback (496 pages) followed in June 2020 and I recently was finally able to read the (e-)book. It took […]

Miscellaneous

A royal visit to Groningen in 1937

My British royalty-friend Bobby Golden lately sent me a small article about a “royal” visit to my city Groningen in January 1937. A day after the wedding of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard in The Hague Major and Lady May Abel Smith headed for Groningen on a mission connected to another big event that year. […]

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 […]

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