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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Marie zu Wied – Lecture Stichting Nassau en Friesland on 13 November

Daar U het eenigste overgebleven familielid van mijn Huis zijt..! As you are the only remaining family member of my house..! Bearn Bilker over Marie Vorstin van Wied, Prinses der Nederlanden (1841-1910) Bearn Bilker about Princess Marie zu Wied, Princess of the Netherlands (1841-1910) De Nassaulezing van Stichting Nassau en Friesland op woensdag 13 november […]

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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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Oranje-expert in the theatre on the occasion of King’s Day

What would you do when you’re one of the most known royalty-watchers of the Netherlands and after many, many Queen’s and King’s Days elsewhere in the country, the royal family finally comes to your home town? Oscar Meijer from Amersfoort became especially known, because for years he offered Queen Beatrix liquorice at Queen’s Day. Being […]

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Posing for the cameras with a baby is not a royal tradition

Via Buckingham Palace the Duke and Duchess of Sussex on Thursday announced (just for the record: no announcement about where and how): The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are very grateful for the goodwill they have received from people throughout the United Kingdom and around the world as they prepare to welcome their baby. Their […]

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