New official photos of several Dutch royals

After the New Year’s reception on 14 January 2020 the Dutch royals posed for official photos inside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Photographer Martijn Beekman took pictures of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Prof. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven. If you wonder why there is no picture of Princess […]

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Meghan – A fresh wind who was going to modernize the monarchy

When Meghan Markle and Prince Harry of Wales got engaged on 27 November 2017 lots of people had high hopes for the couple and wanted her to do well in her new role. They would “modernize” the monarchy, she would be a fresh wind in the rather stiff British royal family. Things have gone down […]

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The monarchs: How royal are they? – Great Britain

Recently we had an interesting discussion on Twitter about the royal ancestry of our royals. How royal is their background? The biggest question is: what is royalty? Most genealogists would settle on (non-)reigning royal families. I thought it would be interesting to post the ancestors of the present monarchs back to their great-great-grandparents, that most […]

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The royal ancestry of Boris Johnson, the Queen’s 14th Prime Minister

Queen Elizabeth II today receives her new (14th) Prime Minister, Boris Johnson. Yesterday, Tuesday 23 July, he was elected the new Conservative leader. The Queen invites him to form a government today, by saying yes he is officially the new British Prime Minister. While his surname is a rather boring one, his background is quite […]

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The new British social media community guidelines

Although it shouldn’t be necessary, the British royal court on 4 March 2019 introduced what they call “Social Media Community Guidelines“. As lots of us royalty watchers have noticed over the years, the Internet has changed. I recently wrote a bit about that subject. A group of people – not only teenagers but also lots […]

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The first child of Harry and Meghan – What will the name be?

On 15 October 2018 it was announced Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very pleased to announce that The Duchess of Sussex is expecting a baby in the Spring of 2019. Their Royal Highnesses have appreciated all of the support they have received from people around the world since their wedding […]

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