Royal News June 2022 © RVD - Patrick van Emst
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Royal News June 2022

Last modified: 28 June 2022 1 June A guide to the Platinum Jubilee. The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. A new portrait by Ranald Mackechnie was released to mark the beginning of the celebrations. In her Jubilee message the Queen said: “I continue to be inspired by the goodwill […]

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States in Friesland: The Martenastate
Castles, Travel

States in Friesland: The Martenastate

Although I still haven’t seen all noble estates in the province of Groningen, on Saturday I went cycling in the province of Friesland next door, where manors are not called “borg” like in Groningen, but “state”. As I wanted to visit the grave of my great-great-grandparents in Stiens, north of the capital city of Leeuwarden, […]

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Tiaras and portraits at Sotheby’s
Exhibitions, Travel

Tiaras and portraits at Sotheby’s

All photos by a friend of mine (with mobile phone) Both exhibitions that auction house Sotheby’s in New Bond Street, London, organised on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom were a huge surprise. Unfortunately it was impossible for me to travel to London for it, but several […]

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Royal News May 2022 Copyright: Maison du Grand-Duc/Kary Barthelmey
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Royal News May 2022

Last modified: 19 June 2022 2 May New pictures were released upon the 7th birthday of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. It was also revealed that the family’s new black cocker spaniel is called Orla. The coronation of Zulu King Misuzulu, that was supposed to take place on 28 May, has been indefinitely postponed, as KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Current and future exhibitions
Exhibitions, Featured, Travel

Current and future exhibitions

Last updated: 16 June 2022 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 Covid-19 doesn’t make it easy at the moment to travel. Now the restrictions in lots of countries have been lifted, most museums will […]

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Amélie & Benedikt – The wedding guests Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina von Hohenzollern
Marriages, News

Amélie & Benedikt – The wedding guests

Copyright: all photos by two of my friends Around 450 guests had come to Wertheim and Kreuzwertheim for the wedding of Benedikt Schmid von Schmidsfelden and Princess Amélie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg on 28 May 2022. Among them many royals and nobles. Present were for example members of the families Arenberg, Bentheim-Tecklenburg, Castell-Castell, Castell-Rüdenhausen, Erbach-Erbach, Esterházy von […]

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Noble and royal “interracial” Marriages
History, Miscellaneous

Noble and royal “interracial” Marriages

Updated 10 June 2022 How often these days I see articles stating that when Prince Harry of Wales married Meghan Markle in May 2018, it would be the first royal interracial marriage ever. Obviously most articles mean, the first British royal interracial marriage – as lots of media tends to forget there are other royal […]

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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee
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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee

My highlights 1. The Queen of course! Such a treat to actually see the Queen in public. At 96 she missed a few events, but still she was there for the balcony appearances after Trooping the Colour and the Pageant, as well as the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon. She clearly wanted to make […]

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