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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Another Christening at Palace Het Loo

You’d almost forget, but no Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven, son of Prince Floris and Princess Aimée van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven wasn’t christened yet. The little boy was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1 July 2013 at 1.32pm. The little brother of Magali and Eliane was finally […]

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A birth in the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg family

A wonderful message reached me yesterday. Pieter Haitsma Mulier and his wife Princess Vanessa zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg with great joy and pleasure announce the birth of their first son Louis-Gaspard Otto George Haitsma Mulier on 14 August 2013. Little Louis was born at 9.43am and weighed 3440 gramms. Both mother and son are doing fine. Louis […]

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