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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
When you ever visit Oranjewoud near Heerenveen, The Netherlands, take your time. Follow all the direction shields to what you can see and discover all small roads and paths by bike or walking, or eventually partly by car if your less mobile. There is a lot to discover. Even when many estates have gone, there […]
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: […]
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 […]
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.
Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.
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