New royal and noble books – June 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   DENMARK Author: Henriette Linnemann. Title: Fredensborg slot – Kongelige rammer (Fredensborg Slot – Royal Rooms) Publication: 28 June 2019 by Lindhardt og Ringhof. Language: Danish. FRANCE Author: Janet L. Nelson. […]

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New royal and noble books – May 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   BYZANTIUM Author: Dimiter Angelov. Title: The Byzantine Hellene. The Life of Emperor Theodore Laskaris and Byzantium in the Thirteenth Century. Publication: 31 May 2019 by Cambridge University Press. Language: English. […]

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New royal and noble books – April 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   ARENBERG Publishers: William D. Godsey, Veronika Hyden-Hanscho. Title: Das Haus Arenberg und die Habsburgermonarchie. Eine transterritoriale Adelsfamilie zwischen Fürstendienst und Eigenstsändigkeit (16.-20. Jahrhundert) (The House of Arenberg and the Habsburg […]

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New royal and noble books – March 2019

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online   AUSTRIA Author: Leopold Altenburg. Title: Der Kaiser und sein Sonnenschein. Geschichten meines Großvaters Erzherzog Clemens und meines Vaters Prinz Peter (The Emperor and his sunshine. Stories of my grandfather Archduke […]

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ZDF Documentaries about Letizia, Mathilde and Máxima

In the past year a German camera team has followed closely the three newest European queens: Letizia of Spain, Mathilde of the Belgians and Máxima of the Netherlands. The result were three documentaries of 43 minutes each, showing a portrait of the queens, their work and predecessors. They were created by Broadview Pictures – that […]

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The birth of another Princess – Beatrix had prefered a brother

On Tuesday 18 February 1947 at 2.24am a little princess was born at the Soestdijk Palace in Baarn, The Netherlands. Later that day her father Prince Bernhard told in a radio progarmme that Princess Juliana was doing fine. Apparently both grandmothers – Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands and Princess Armgard zur Lippe-Biesterfeld – were present. […]

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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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10 Years Hermitage – Preview of the Jewels exhibition

There is not an exhibition I am looking forward to more than the jubilee exhibition #2 of the Hermitage Amsterdam on the occasion of its 10th anniversary. From 14 September 2019 to 15 March 2020 “Jewels! Glittering at the Russian Court” will be on display. At the moment – until 25 August 2019 – one […]

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Looking back – Dutch photo session in the sun

Today the yearly photosession of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane of the Netherlands took place again. Exactly six years ago I was there when they posted in the gardens of their then residence. As they moved into Palace Huis ten Bosch in The Hague early this year, this year’s […]

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