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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What can go wrong when baking royal ginger bread cookies?

Last week the British royals placed this lovely ginger bread biscuits recipe from the royal pastry chefs on their website. It looked so easy that even a non-baker like me thought it didn’t look too difficult, apart from the icing. How wrong can you be! 200 Grams Self-Raising Flour 1 teaspoon of Ground Ginger 1 […]

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Like Queen Margrethe – Create your own royal Christmas decoration

Only just over three weeks until it is Christmas. No Christmas without an advent calendar. I’d rather have one with chocolate each day, but they can be cute without too. I just found this Buckingham Palace advent calendar with template that you can easily make yourself and I don’t even think you have to be […]

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Protocol, Etiquette, Dress Code – What is it Exactly?

Lately the British online media is full of articles claiming to know all about royal protocol, rules (I’d prefer to call it guidelines though), etiquette and dress code. When reading these articles you really wonder what these journalists know about the subject and whether they are correct. Not that I am an expert, but I […]

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King’s Day – Shop Window Competition in Groningen

In the past years I almost had to search for some King’s Day related shop windows. This year, not unexpectedly, the city of Groningen has already turned into festive mood. Of course King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima and their family are coming to celebrate the day in Groningen. The business association Groningen City Club holds […]

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How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition

During the Christmas time many people enjoy having a Christmas tree (in German: Weihnachtsbaum) – either a real or an artificial one – in the house, me included. It is strange to imagine a house at Christmas time without a tree full of the most beautiful ornaments. But where does this tradition come from and […]

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