Schwerin Castle – The Seat of the Dukes of Mecklenburg

Looking at my pictures I really should go back and take better ones. I guess I was either in a hurry, or the weather wasn’t that great. The photos certainly don’t do the fairytale castle justice. Today King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands started their three-day visit to Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Brandenburg at […]

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UPDATED! Eurovision Song Contest 2019 – Royal Connections

Today is the big final of the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest in Tel Aviv, Israel. Eurovision, Israel? I hear you think. Not only most European countries take part, but also Israel and since 2015 Australia, as the festival is very popular there. Since 2004 even two semi-finals are needed as there are too many participants […]

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The guests at the funeral of Grand Duke Jean

Information from the Cour Grand-Ducal, added a few names recognised by royalty-watchers Children and grandchildren TRH Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg TRH Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand-Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg TRH Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg HRH Prince Louis of Luxembourg HRH Prince Gabriel de Nassau […]

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Oranje-expert in the theatre on the occasion of King’s Day

What would you do when you’re one of the most known royalty-watchers of the Netherlands and after many, many Queen’s and King’s Days elsewhere in the country, the royal family finally comes to your home town? Oscar Meijer from Amersfoort became especially known, because for years he offered Queen Beatrix liquorice at Queen’s Day. Being […]

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