Updated 1-11: 2019 Royal Gatherings in The Hague

Royal Gatherings The Hague will once again be organized in the weekend of November 9 & 10, 2019 at the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat (near the Noordeinde Palace). The day starts at 9.45am. Presentations include various royal topics: Arturo Beéche: -The Grand Ducal House of Hesse und bei Rhein Robert Golden: -Royal Funerals in […]

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Princess Christina of the Netherlands (1947-2019)

On Friday morning 16 August 2019 the Government Information Service (RVD) in name of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess Beatrix announced the death of Princess Christina of the Netherlands that morning at the complex of Palace Noordeinde (not in the palace itself, but in her apartment above the stables) in The Hague. She had […]

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The Bridal Party of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard

82 years ago Princess Juliana of the Netherlands married Prince Bernhard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld. The wedding was being held on 7 January 1937 in the Grote of Sint-Jacobskerk (Great, or St. James Church) in The Hague, The Netherlands. When some years ago I tried to find out who they were, it turned out that wasn’t that […]

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Willem-Alexander and Máxima have moved to The Hague

On 13 Januar 2019 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, with their daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane, officially moved in to Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague. After their marriage in February 2002 Willem-Alexander and Máxima lived at Noordeinde 66 in The Hague for a while. In the Spring […]

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UPDATE 18-11! 6th Royal Gatherings in The Hague

The European Royal History Journal and Van Hoogstraten for the sixth time (or was it the fifth time?) organized the conference Royal Gatherings in The Hague, The Netherlands, this year. The location was again the Park Hotel in the Molenstraat. The dates were Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 November 2018. Exactly 100 years after the […]

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Frans Hoogendoorn – A Royal Couturier

Colourful, timesless and elegant, that is how you could describe the designs of Frans Hoogendoorn. Probably not the best known (at least internationally) of the designers of the Dutch royal family, but parallel to the exhibition about Steltman Jewellery he has his own tribute exhibition at the Gemeentemuseum in The Hague. “Frans Hoogendoorn. Een Haags […]

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