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 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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