Thursday, February 20, 2020


UPDATED 14-2: Royal Christmas mail 2019

Each year I send out a small amount of Christmas cards to royals that I do like, that send cards back. The last answers often arrive in February, or even later. I was very early this year myself, having sent mine already in the weekend of 30 November/1 December 2019. Although I am not sure […]


Noble and royal interracial Marriages

Updated 15 February 2020 How often these days I see articles stating that when Prince Harry of Wales married Meghan Markle in May 2018, it would be the first royal interracial marriage ever. Obviously most articles mean, the first British royal interracial marriage – as lots of media tends to forget there are other royal […]

Beatrice and Edoardo: The wedding date is announced!

The wedding of HRH Princess Beatrice of York and Mr. Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will take place on Friday 29 May 2020. The couple became engaged in Italy in September 2019. Her Majesty The Queen has kindly given permission for the ceremony to take place at The Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace. The ceremony will be […]


The Fabergé Chamber – A new part of the Amalienborg Museum

If you’ll visit Copenhagen in the (near) future and love jewelry, you shouldn’t only visit Rosenborg Castle, but also Amalienborg Palace. In Christian VII’s Palace there is also a nice royal museum, and that one has been extended with a real Fabergé Chamber. The Chamber opened its doors on 8 February 2020 and on display […]

Media & Co.

The British Royals on the Internet

Originally published in January 2018, updated February 2020 A modern royal family, even many non-reigning ones, can hardly do without an official website anymore. And many royal houses also use social media. A royal family is important for the identity of a country, and therefore should present itself well online. What does make a website […]

Royal Gatherings 2020 in London

This year’s Royal Gatherings in London will take place on 18th & 19th April 2020. Please put the dates in your diary. As usual it will take place in the auction room of Spink at 67-69 Southampton Row, Bloomsbury, London. The cost in Sterling is £140 to include lectures plus tea & coffee. To book […]


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