Sunday, February 28, 2021

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Christmas Mail 2020

As usual I sent a bunch of Christmas cards to royals – reigning and non-reigning – all over Europe. It is always exciting to see whether people send back cards and what you get back. Several corona-related cards this year complete with “virus” and face masks. I am sure more cards will follow in the […]

Prince Harry: The adventures of a royal cat (5)

It has been a while since you heard something from me. For months I have mainly been living outside for most of the day. I only came home for food. Netty was even worrying that I had found myself a new mom, which of course isn’t true. That all has changed a few days ago. […]

News

Marriages 2021

Last modified: 28 February 2021 Engagements, marriages and divorces in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2020. * = New Engagements Date Groom-to-be Bride-to-be Place * 16 January Crown Prince Theyazin bin Haitham al Said of Oman Sayeeda Meyyan bint Shihab al Said of Oman * 20 January Grand Duke George of Russia […]

Births 2021

Last modified: 28 February 2021 Births and christenings in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2021. * = new Births Date Name Parents Place 15 January Cecilia Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen of Austria 18 January Bagrat Prince Juan and Princess Kristine Bagration (Georgia) 18 January Ghand (f) Sheikh Jassim bin Hamad Al […]

Travel

Current and future exhibitions

Last updated: 28 February 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 […]

Prince’s garden in the snow

For the first time in years the Netherlands was covered with snow last week. And there was even ice, so lots of people went ice skating outside. Not me, but it wasn’t so bad in the Netherlands that you couldn’t walk. So that is what I did a few times. The world looks beautiful in […]

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, […]

Royal podcasts

Sometimes the developments on the Internet are going far too quickly. As I had a nice website it took me a while to open my own blog. When I go somewhere I still forget to create videos. And what the heck are these popular things called podcasts? I just had to search to find out […]

Miscellaneous

The names of Princess Eugenie’s son

The name Stamp in the Brooksbank family has a long tradition. The name came into the family when Mary Stamp in 1679 married Joseph Brooksbank. They named their first son Stamp, and since there have regularly been boys called Stamp in the family. It is however not a name given to each boy in the […]

Romanoff marriage – The end of a fairy-tale

Many young girls (and women) dream of becoming a real princess one day. But becoming a royal is not always the fairy-tale it sounds. The Australian Esther Blanche Murphy, better known as Jill, could tell you something about that. The frock shop proprietress from Rose Bay was a daughter of Robert Aubrey Murphy and Eleanor […]

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