Tuesday, August 03, 2021

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Photo published in Het Buiten

Last week I received a copy of the new edition of the Dutch magazine “Het Buiten”, that is being sent to people donating money to the Nederlandse Kastelenstichting (NKS), the Vrienden Particuliere Historische Buitenplaatsen (Vrienden PHB), and the members of the Vereniging PHB (VPHB) and to Landgoedvrienden. A few weeks ago I received a message […]


My memories – The wedding of Haakon & Mette-Marit

This month it is 20 years ago that Crown Prince Haakon of Norway married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. It was actually my second visit to Oslo, after having stayed in a youth hostel there for the Olympic Winter Games 1994. I didn’t see much royal back then, but this time the visit was nearly totally dedicated […]

Royal News July 2021

Last modified: 1 August 2021 1 July The Duke of Cambridge and the Duke of Sussex together have unveiled a bronze statue in honour of their mother, Diana, Princess of Wales in the Sunken Garden of Kensington Palace. She would have turned 60 today. Also present were Dianas siblings Earl Spencer, Lady Sarah McCorquodale and […]


Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace

Photos: Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces If travelling would be easier nowadays, there is one place I would love to go. I have been in London several times, but there is still something new to discover. I visited Kensington Palace only two years ago, but the recent exhibition and the new statue would have been […]

Current and future exhibitions

Last updated: 14 July 2021 This list contains temporarily noble and royal exhibitions all over the world. If you hear about an exhibition that is not yet listed, let me know. Unfortunately because of Covid-19 it isn’t easy at the moment to travel. Many museums might be closed, some have reopened or will soon reopen […]

Media & Co.

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, […]

Farewell forums and messageboards?

Is anyone of my followers still regularly visiting forums and messageboards? Apart from the genealogical one I am running with a friend, I hardly go anywhere these days. Occasionally I pop into one of the bigger forums or a messageboard, but not very often, and I don’t join any discussion anymore. The bigger international ones […]


What’s your advice to the King?

After a restoration of five years the Golden Coach of the Dutch royal family is exhibited at the Amsterdam Museum until 27 February 2022. For many years, until the restoration, the carriage was used mainly at the opening of parliament, Prinsjesdag, or on grand occasions. The showpiece of the Dutch monarchy is however also very […]

Holyrood Week or Royal Week?

Surely I can’t have been the only person, that frowned my eyebrows when reading on the official social media and in press announcements that Buckingham Palace decided to call the few days that the Queen spends in Scotland each year late June-early July Royal Week this time. It is according to the royal website how […]

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