Year: 2021

One month ago Kei and Mako got married Photo & Copyright: Imperial Household Agency
Marriages, News

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. […]

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Royal tea blends
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

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 […]

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New royal and noble books – October 2021 Pixabay, Leeds Castle
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – October 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/MEXICO Author: Edward Shawcross. Title: The last Emperor of Mexico. The dramatic story of the Habsburg Archduke who created a kingdom in the New World. Publication: 19 October 2021 by Basic […]

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The new tile panel of Maria Louise
News, Other News

The new tile panel of Maria Louise

Six years ago I attended the unveiling of a wall painting for Maria Louise on the wall around the corner of the Princessehof in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. On 20 June 2015 it was one of her descendants, King Willem-Alexander, who personally came to Leeuwarden. The painting was created on the occasion of the Year of […]

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Icons from the National Portrait Gallery Detail. Nicholas Hilliard, Queen Elizabeth I, circa 1575 © National Portrait Gallery, Londen. Bought 1965 with thanks to the Art Fund.
Exhibitions, 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 […]

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Royal wallpapers Photo: Makalu at PixaPay
Internet, Media & Co

Royal wallpapers

I am always on the look for new royal wallpapers for either my telephone or computer. Of course I can use my own photos, but there are some real good ones online. For my desktop I use Yellow.bt, which is unfortunately not releasing a royal calendar anymore each month. For my phone I discovered the […]

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Royal News October 2021 Copyright & Photo: Nikolas Kominis / Studio Kominis (Greek Royal Family)
News, Royal News

Royal News October 2021

Last modified: 7 November 2021 1 October Princess Beatrice of York and her husband Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi have announced that their daughter has received the names Sienna Elizabeth Mapelli Mozzi. Beatrice said that they’re all doing well. For the 13th year Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has agreed being the patron of the Pink Ribbon […]

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The Golden Coach on display
Exhibitions, Travel

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 […]

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Another milestone!
Blog, 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 […]

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Finally my 34th wedding
About me, Blog & Me

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 […]

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