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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The Autumnal Wedding Theme of Eugenie and Jack

The mainly white wedding bouquet of Princess Eugenie of York consisted of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy. And of course there were sprigs of myrtle from Osbourne House included, a royal tradition that has been kept for more than 150 years. The first […]

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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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Exotic Wall-Hangings for Palace Huis ten Bosch

Some new exhibitions in the Southwest of the Netherlands made me go on another trip this weekend. The first exhibition I visited was opened by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands on 18 February 2017. At the Dordrechts Museum in Dordrecht she opened the exhibition: Koninklijk Paradijs – Aert Schouman en de verbeelding van de natuur […]

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