The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

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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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Posing for the cameras with a baby is not a royal tradition

Via Buckingham Palace the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Thursday announced (just for the record: no announcement about where and how): The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 75 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]

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Royal Twins

On 15 May the Luxembourg twins Prince Jean and Princess Margaretha, nowadays Princess of Liechtenstein, celebrate their 60th birthday. I was so lucky to be able to take a photo of them together after the wedding of their niece Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria in Mechelen (Malines), Belgium, on 6 December 2008. But they’re certainly not […]

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2007 – The Birth of Princess Ariane of The Netherlands

Joy in the Netherlands when on 10 April 2007 the third daughter of Willem-Alexander, the Prince of Orange, and his wife Princess Máxima of the Netherlands was born. Princess Máxima was admitted to the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague at 3.45pm on 10 April to await the birth of her third child. Half an hour […]

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