In my years as a royalty watchers I have been to lots of royal events. From small local visits to royal christenings, weddings, funerals, state visits and investitures. Sometimes events are great, others are somewhat disappointing. Sometimes I go as a fan, other times I am there as a journalist. But even if you go as a journalist or photographer you don’t always get the opportunities you hoped for.

It is interesting to see royals and nobles in reality. I’ve never made a list of people I have seen, but it must be hundreds by now. Some people are everywhere, others almost never, so you’re really lucky when you see them. And the most wonderful thing about these events are actually that you often meet with other fans and royalty watchers who like the same things you do.