Thursday, April 22, 2021

Blog & Me

The Duke of Edinburgh – A birthday, a wedding and two funerals

22 % of the British people seem to have seen or met the late Duke of Edinburgh in person. I am certain also many foreigners following the royals can say the same. Not that I have special memories, but I have seen him more often than his wife Queen Elizabeth II, that’s for sure. I […]

Forever To Read List

I really wished I would have more time. As many people I know, who love reading, I have an endless must-read list, and it is getting rather longer than shorter. You’d think with the corona crisis I would have more time, as I travel less, there is somewhat less work, but on the contrary. I […]


Royal News April 2021

Last modified: 11 April 2021 1 April The life and legacy of the late Diana, Princess of Wales is to be commemorated with a blue plaque of English Heritage marking her home at 60 Coleherne Court, Earl’s Court, London, where she lived before marrying in 1981. The Sultan of Brunei Darussalam received the first Covid-19 […]

Royal News March 2021

Last modified: 5 April 2021 1 March Buckingham Palace today said in a press announcement: “The Duke of Edinburgh was today transferred from King Edward VII’s Hospital to St Bartholomew’s Hospital where doctors will continue to treat him for an infection, as well as undertake testing and observation for a pre-existing heart condition. The Duke […]


Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

Luckily the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, despite of Covid-19 could receive media who want to report about the collection. I managed to make an appointment for Friday 2 April 2021 to see their newest exhibition “Haute Bordure“. Whether you’re interested in fashion, textiles, embroidery or royalty, this is a great exhibition to visit. […]

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

Let’s hope museums can open their doors soon again. They have been forced to close their doors here in the Netherlands because of Covid-19 on 15 December 2020. Honestly I think the museums and many people can’t wait until they open again. There is one exhibition I particularly hope to visit soon, as it is […]

Media & Co.

The worst royal TV-coverage ever

Over the years I have seen many, many live reports of royal events on television. Some are good, some are less good. It also depends on the channel you watch – I have the choice between German, Belgian, Dutch and British channels. And there are always “experts” that you prefer not to appear as they […]

Online lectures and webinars

At this moment you see an increase of online lectures and webinars via Zoom or YouTube. On one hand that is sad, that we can’t gather in person. On the other hand it is wonderful for people who couldn’t make it anyway or who are even living abroad. There is a wide range of events, […]


A huge step: becoming royal

When planning to marry a royal, it should be made clear: the royal world is totally different from the one of celebrities. Getting married is already something to take very seriously: is this person the right partner, can your lifes be combined, where should you live, what concessions do you have to make. A royal […]

Royal names in Sweden (updated)

On 26 March 2021 at 11.19am the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden was born at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. While we usually had to wait for the names of a newborn Swedish prince or princess until the Monday, the council this time was already held on Sunday 28 […]

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