The private christenings of the British royals

In contrast to some other monarchies the christenings of the British royals are rather private occasions. They often taken place in royal chapels or even in the palaces and are small, intimate ceremonies with few guests. When possible photographers like to take pictures of the arrival and departure of the parents with their child and […]

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Such a lovely surprise – My photo shown at the museum

The neighbourhood I am living in in Groningen, The Netherlands, is called the Oosterparkwijk. The oldest parts were built 100 years ago this year. My house was built just before World War II. During the whole year activities are being organized. On 25 May a new statue was unveiled on a short walking distance from […]

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Princess Feodora Reuss – Farewell to a Mecklenburg Duchess

Through a common friend a sad message reached me on Monday 3 June 2019: in the morning of that day Princess Woizlawa Feodora Reuss, Herzogin zu Mecklenburg-Schwerin had died in Strittmatt at the aged of 100. When she celebrated her 100th birthday on 17 December 2018, she did that quietly at home in Strittmatt(-Görwihl), Baden-Württemberg. […]

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Happiness at a Castell-Rüdenhausen wedding in Austria

After the civil wedding at the town hall of Rüdenhausen, Germany, on 29 December 2018, Fürst Otto zu Castell-Rüdenhausen and Sophia Mautner von Markhof celebrated their religious wedding at the former Augustinian Abbey Church in Waldhausen im Strudengau, Upper Austria. The bride wore an ivory silk dress trimmed with lace and an old lace veil, […]

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Marie zu Wied – Lecture Stichting Nassau en Friesland on 13 November

Daar U het eenigste overgebleven familielid van mijn Huis zijt..! As you are the only remaining family member of my house..! Bearn Bilker over Marie Vorstin van Wied, Prinses der Nederlanden (1841-1910) Bearn Bilker about Princess Marie zu Wied, Princess of the Netherlands (1841-1910) De Nassaulezing van Stichting Nassau en Friesland op woensdag 13 november […]

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Casimir & Alana – A German-American Wedding in Sayn (3)

On Saturday 1 June 2019 Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Alana Bunte married religiously at the Abbey of Bendorf-Sayn, Germany. See here for the wedding report and the guestlist. In the evening there was a private party. Most guests parked in the car park and walked. The bridal couple however went by car to the […]

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Casimir & Alana – A German-American Wedding in Sayn (2)

For the wedding of Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Alana Bunte on 1 June 2019 at the Abbey of Bendorf-Sayn, Germany, about 400 guests from all over the world had come to celebrate the couple. After the civil wedding on Friday afternoon 31 May 2019 at the Roter Salon of Sayn Castle, there was a […]

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Casimir & Alana – A German-American Wedding in Sayn (1)

The wedding season really has begun. On Saturday 1 June 2019 Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Alana Bunte married religiously at the Abbey of Bendorf-Sayn, Germany. The couple announced their engagement already on 22 June 2017. Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn was born at Koblenz, Germany, on 4 May 1976 as third of seven children of […]

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Book review: Born Sensitive – Princess Märtha Louise and Elisabeth Nordeng

The days before Princess Märtha Louise of Norway made her relationship to Shaman Durek Verrett public, she was in Belgium and The Netherlands to promote the Dutch publication of her latest book. She also gave lectures at the Happinez Festival in the Netherlands. Together with Elisabeth Nordeng she wrote “Hooggevoelig geboren. Hoe hoogsensitiviteit een kracht […]

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Koninklijk reizen – twee interessante tours

Vakantietips voor degenen die nog niets geboekt hebben … Thüringen Oranje kenner Bearn Bilker neemt ons mee naar zijn geliefde Thüringen. Uit Thüringen stammen vele grote componisten, beeldende kunstenaars, denkers en wetenschappers die de Duitse zowel als de West-Europese cultuur, in hoge mate beïnvloed en zelfs gevormd hebben. Maar ook ons huidige vorstenhuis heeft vele […]

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Royal cooking – Trying recipes from Meghan’s Together cookbook

When I was in London in March 2019 I bought myself the much written about book “Together. Our Community Cookbook” by The Hubb Community Kitchen with a foreword by HRH The Duchess of Sussex in the shop at Kensington Palace. I can cook, but am not really inventive, and love to follow recipes if they […]

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