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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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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Fashion, Bumps – What Royalty-Watchers Don’t Like to Read

Of course I don’t expect the media to put everything online. But there are articles online about royals that you really wonder about: why have they been published at all. British media for example can go nuts when it is about writing about royalty, especially their own. I am certain many of the articles we […]

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