Royal News September 2022 © Maison du Grand-Duc / Sophie Margue
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Royal News September 2022

Last modified: 2 October 2022 1 September King Willem-Alexander of The Netherlands had to cancel a visit to California and Texas, USA, from 6 to 9 September because he is still recovering of pneumonia. His wife Queen Máxima is now travelling alone. The Dutch Royal House has informed that Amalia, The Princess of Orange, is […]

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Lying in State – Witnesses of an historical moment photo by Michael
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Lying in State – Witnesses of an historical moment

I remember back in April 2002 I was very impressed by the queues for Elizabeth The Queen Mother, mother of Queen Elizabeth II. I decided I would travel to the UK if it would happen again and pay my respect in person. However when it finally happened, I was far too occupied with long planned […]

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Jewelry at Queen Margrethe’s anniversary
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Jewelry at Queen Margrethe’s anniversary

The great advantage of an exhibition like “En Dronningens Smykkeskrin. 50 år på tronen fortalt i smykker” (A Queen’s Jewellery Box. 50 years on the throne told through jewellery) is that you can actually tell beforehand which jewelry will be worn at a huge event like the 50th anniversary on the throne of Queen Margrethe […]

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Wedding: Princess Maria Laura and William Isvy
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Wedding: Princess Maria Laura and William Isvy

Photos & copyright: Jelland Sprang On 27 December 2021 the surprise engagement of Princess Maria Laura of Belgium and William Isvy was announced. Laura’s uncle King Philippe of the Belgians on 31 January 2022 gave his permission for the wedding. They managed to keep their wedding date a secret for quite a while. The date […]

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And my name is …
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And my name is …

On my search for a name for the new cat in my life, I received tens of lovely royal suggestions. From Amalia to Beatrix/Beatrice and Diana, to Lili/Lilly, Sisi, Noor and Juliana (Juultje), Vicky, Catherine and Fabiola, Emma and Mabel, or even Duchess or Princess. In the end it was a “contest” between Lizzie, Cleo(patra) […]

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The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!
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The Queen is dead, long live the Queen!

It have been some strange days. From Thursday to Friday I was in Copenhagen, Denmark, for the 50th anniversary on the throne of Queen Margrethe II. I had just gone through security at Schiphol airport in Amsterdam when checking my phone, I discovered messages about Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain […]

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