It’s been lots of fun again. For the 18th time Wilbert Slooijer on Saturday organized the yearly “Royals Verzamelbeurs” in Nijverdal. Being the only collectors fair within reach of Groningen – just 1 1/2 hours by train – it is the one I try to attend yearly. I think I have been to at least […]
On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]
On Friday morning 16 August 2019 the Government Information Service (RVD) in name of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix announced the death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands that morning at the complex of Palace Noordeinde (not in the palace itself, but in her apartment above the stables) in The Hague. She had […]
When revisiting the exhibition “Russia, Royalty & The Romanovs” at the Queen’s Gallery in Edinburgh there was one piece that caught my eye. I really couldn’t remember anymore having seen it in London, nor did I have pictures of it. I guess the only reason for it was that in London several items were in […]
Royal Gatherings The Hague will once again be organized in the weekend of November 9 & 10, 2019 at the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat (near the Noordeinde Palace). Presentations are to include various royal topics, among them: Royal Funerals in England. The Grand Ducal House of Hesse and by Rhine. The Duc de Penthièvre […]
For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online GERMANY Author: Stefan Gerber, Maren Goltz (ed.). Title: Herzog Bernhard III. von Sachsen-Meiningen (1851-1928). Zwischen Erwartung und Realität (Duke Bernhard III. of Saxe-Meiningen (1851-1928). Between expectation and reality). Publication: 6 […]
Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families. I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most […]
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Netty Leistra, Groningen, The Netherlands.
Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.
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