Tuesday, December 07, 2021

Blog & Me

Another milestone!

When checking the statistics for the blog, I noticed that I had reached another milestone yesterday, 28 October 2021: One Million Visitors!!! That are just the visitors for this blog, as I know the original website had also a lot of visitors, but I lost track as I changed providers, software and statistics on the […]

Finally my 34th wedding

There was more than one reason that my 34th royal wedding in more than twenty years time was even more exciting than before. I can’t even remember that there has ever been such a huge gap between two weddings. There were also years in which I enjoyed seeing more than one wedding. My full list […]

News

Royal News November 2021

Last modified: 5 December 2021 1 November Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain delivered her COP26 speech via video message. She had recorded the speech already late October 2021 and let know on 26 October that she wouldn’t attend the event, as she had planned. Many world leaders attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change […]

One month ago Kei and Mako got married

(translated from Japanese with Deepl.com; I hope the few small alterations I made are correct) I wonder if there has evern been such a low-key royal wedding as the one of Kei Komuro and Princess Mako of Akishino on 26 October 2021 in Tokyo, Japan, exactly one month ago. The traditional ceremonies didn’t take place. […]

Travel

Icons from the National Portrait Gallery

The last of the exhibitions I already visited late September. This exhibition is on display at the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden. The exhibition From 11 September 2021 to January 9 2022 the outstanding collection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery, London, will be on view in Leeuwarden. The exhibition Icons: Masterpieces from the National […]

The Golden Coach on display

I visited some lovely exhibitions already in September, but I have suddenly been so busy with wedding reports, travelling and other stuff, that I haven’t found the time yet to post about it. If you make it to Amsterdam there is not only The wedding dress of Queen Máxima in the New Church that you […]

Media & Co.

New royal and noble books – December 2021

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 Authors: Elena Hell and Robert Krause. Title: Sisi (1). Das dunkle Versprechen (Sisi. The dark promise). Publication: 1 December 2021 by Rowohlt Verlag, on the occasion of the new RTL-TV-Series […]

Collection: New royal and noble books

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Miscellaneous

The name of … Catharina-Amalia

On Sunday 7 December 2003 at 5.01pm a Princess was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands. Originally the little Princess was only announced for January 2004, but being 52 cm tall and having a weight of 3,310 grams hardly anybody believed that she was born several weeks early. The name was […]

Royal tea blends

Some people prefer coffee, others do like tea, or drink both. Myself I am more of a tea person and never drink coffee. As I was drinking Kronprinsesse Mary’s Te I was wondering how many tea blends with a royal name there actually are. The Kronprinsesse Mary’s Te by Hedebogård is nowadays simply called Mary’s […]