Thursday, February 22, 2018


My One Time Experience as an Olympic Star

Time to confess! I haven’t always been a royalty watcher only. Now the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea, are going on and the Dutch are doing quite well, I thought of having a look into my scrapbooks and diary of the Olympic Winter Games in Lillehammer in February 1994. I have always been a […]


A Royal Opening for Leeuwarden-Fryslân 2018

On Saturday 27 January 2018 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands came to Leeuwarden, in the north of the Netherlands, to open the European Capital of Culture 2018. Not only Leeuwarden, but also the Province of Friesland and even the neighbourprovinces Drenthe and Groningen are part of a year of celebrations and activities. […]

A Princess is Born – 31 January 1938

It was a cold and stormy day. On Monday 31 January 1938, after waiting for many days, the first child of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was born, just over a year after their marriage. The official communiqué said: HRH Princess Juliana today, the 31st of January 1938 in the morning at […]


News About Palace Het Loo

As I reported earlier Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, has closed its doors on 8 January 2018 and will be renovated and extended in the coming years. The palace expects to open its doors again  in 2021. Many people I know can hardly wait and hope that the renovation will be great. Of […]

Books & Media

New Royal and Noble Books – February 2018

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   CASTLES Author: Siegfried Hetz. Title: Mit Macht und Pracht. Burgen, Schlösser und Klöster im fürsterzbischöflichen Salzburg (With Power and Splendour. Castles, Palaces and Monasteries in the Prince Archbishop’s Salzburg). Published: February 2018 by […]

TV Royal February 2018 – Update 2 February

All over the world tv-channels broadcast programmes about or even with nobles and royals. I will try to post a list here weekly, and update when I find something during the week. As it is impossible to check all channels I have listed the channels I have access to myself, and will include anything else […]


Marijke Muoi – Revolution in Friesland

1795, Leeuwarden, Province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. The Orange-Nassau family has fled the country, the French troops have reached Friesland in February 1795. With the French as an example the patriots finally wanted to get rid of the Orange-Nassaus and the nobility. Politics were more important than ever in this period. […]


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Netty Leistra,  Groningen, The Netherlands.

Royalty-watcher since 1980. Royalty-journalist since about 1999.

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