Book Review – Ira. The Life and Times of a Princess

Years ago, when neither the Duchess of Sussex, nor the Duchess of Cambridge were dominating the royal world, and even their mother-in-law Princess Diana was still to be born, a very young European Princess caught the attention of the media worldwide. Younger royalty watchers might not know the name anymore of Princess Ira von Fürstenberg, […]

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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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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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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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Book review: Royal Rebel – Carina Axelsson’s tiara girl

Reading children’s books? Why not? Even when you’re an adult, they can be quite fun, even if you might read it in a totally different way than most children or teenagers. When I was in London I had a quick look at Waterstones at Piccadilly to see whether they had “Royal Rebel” by Carina Axelsson. […]

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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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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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UPDATE Royal Gatherings in London – April 2019

On 27 and 28 April 2019 the 2019 London Royal Gatherings will take place at SPINK in Bloomsbury, London. The following speakers have been confirmed: Stephen Patterson – “This Thorny Throne” – Russia, Royalty & the Romanovs Jeffrey Hyland – Government Houses and the Royal Family Colin Parrish – Frederica, Duchess of York – a […]

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New royal and noble books – March 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Leopold Altenburg. Title: Der Kaiser und sein Sonnenschein. Geschichten meines Großvaters Erzherzog Clemens und meines Vaters Prinz Peter (The Emperor and his sunshine. Stories of my grandfather Archduke […]

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New royal and noble books – April 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   ARENBERG Publishers: William D. Godsey, Veronika Hyden-Hanscho. Title: Das Haus Arenberg und die Habsburgermonarchie. Eine transterritoriale Adelsfamilie zwischen Fürstendienst und Eigenstsändigkeit (16.-20. Jahrhundert) (The House of Arenberg and the Habsburg […]

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