The guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Naruhito

Some time ago I posted the royal guestlist for the inthronisation of Emperor Akihito of Japan in 1990. Who came to Japan for the inthronisation of his son Emperor Naruhito in Tokyo on 22 October 2019? And which family members attended? The list might not be complete, additions are welcome. Members of the Japanese imperial […]

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Fürst Otto brings his bride home to Rüdenhausen

A very nice and old noble tradition was preserved in one of the German princely houses on 3 August 2019. Fürst Otto zu Castell-Rüdenhausen officially introduced his bride into his household. In German this is called a “Heimführung” and surely not every family seems to do it (anymore), so it is something very special. The […]

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Looking back – Dutch photo session in the sun

Today the yearly photosession of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of the Netherlands took place again. Exactly six years ago I was there when they posted in the gardens of their then residence. As they moved into Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague early this year, this year’s […]

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Arabian Nights in Davos – World Economic Forum

From 22 to 25 January 2019 the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting took place in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland. This year’s theme was: Globalization 4.0: Shaping a Global Architecture in the Age of the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Some 2,500 Leaders from all over the world participate: government leaders, top executives, leaders of international organizations and non-governmental organizations. […]

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima have moved to The Hague

On 13 Januar 2019 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, with their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, officially moved in to Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. After their marriage in February 2002 Willem-Alexander and Máxima lived at Noordeinde 66 in The Hague for a while. In the Spring […]

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King’s Day 2018 in Groningen – Posing Royals

With King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and their daughters Amalia, Alexia and Ariane hardly visible on the side of the town hall, I decided to focus on the other family members attending King’s Day in Groningen, The Netherlands, on Friday. The passage was rather narrow, so they simply had to pass me. I think some colleagues […]

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