Saturday, December 07, 2019


You’ve got royal mail (5)

Some people already had the card a few days before me, but on Saturday I finally found my card in my letterbox. A lovely thank you card from Princess Elisabeth of Belgium, the Duchess of Brabant, who on 25 October celebrated her 18th birthday. She is the first of her generation to reach this age. […]


4 December 1999 – Philippe married Mathilde

I can’t believe it is 20 years ago that I travelled all the way to Brussels – about five hours by train – for the wedding of Prince Philippe, the Duke of Brabant, and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz. The engagement surprisingly was announced on 10 September 1999, and was followed by the presentation of the couple […]

The guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Naruhito

Some time ago I posted the royal guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Akihito of Japan in 1990. Who came to Japan for the inthronisation of his son Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on 22 October 2019? And which family members attended? The list might not be complete, additions are welcome. Members of the Japanese imperial […]

Media & Co.

Royal Magazines and TV-Programs

There are many magazines and TV-channels that sometimes report about the royals in the world. There are however just very few specialized magazines, not surprisingly they are almost all published in monarchies. But which specialized magazines are around? Unfortunately apart from some English language magazines, most of them are only available in the country itself. […]

Adel im Südwesten – Nobility and royalty on German TV

My June 2013 post Princess Anna von Hohenzollern married! somehow is the most popular post ever on this blog. When I had a look at my statistics today I was surprised to see the post all of the sudden is very popular again since yesterday. I was a bit puzzled untill I remembered there was […]


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Netty Leistra,  Groningen, The Netherlands.

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