Year: 2022

Barbie Queen Copyright: Mattel
Media & Co, Memorabilia

Barbie Queen

Like many girls, I used to love to play with dolls. As the Barbie dolls were somewhat expensive, my sister and I usually got cheaper, similar dolls like the rival doll Sindy. Of course we longed for a real Barbie! If I had the space at home, the newest Barbie might well soon have entered […]

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The Bückeburger House of Baroness Lehzen
Travel, Travel Tips

The Bückeburger House of Baroness Lehzen

When walking from the railway station to the old city centre/Palace of Bückeburg there is one short stop us royalty-watchers should make. Somewhere halfway is a house with a plaque on the wall saying (in German): Luise von LehzenEducator to the QueenVictoria of Great Britainlived in this housefrom 1842 until 1870 Johanna Clara Louise Lehzen […]

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New royal and noble books – May 2022 George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA (Pixabay)
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – May 2022

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 Author: Hannes Etzlstorfer. Title: Karl. Der letzte Kaiser (Karl. The last Emperor). Publication: 4 May 2022 by KRAL. Language: German. CASTLES Authors: Gert-Dieter Ulferts, Sebastian Dohe (ed.). Title: Nach der […]

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A simple quote making big waves © RVD – Frank Ruiter 2021
About me, Blog & Me

A simple quote making big waves

In February 2021 I discussed several Dutch royal topics with my colleague Anika Helm of the wonderful German royalty-blog Adelswelt. We spoke about the vacation of the Dutch royals to Greece despite of the Covid-19 pandemic. I also gave my opinion about the subject whether the daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima could become […]

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Royal News March 2022
News, Royal News

Royal News March 2022

Last modified: 3 April 2022 2 March Prince Oscar of Sweden celebrated his 6th birthday. As usual a photo was released. 3 March The Spanish Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it has dropped three separate investigations into the financial affairs of King Juan Carlos of Spain, as there is insufficient evidence and most of […]

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Opening of the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken
Gardens, Travel

Opening of the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken

This year the Royal Greenhouses in Laeken open their doors from 15 April to 8 May 2022. Like 2021 the smaller, elongated greenhouses can be visited. During the day visitors can choose between a long route (2,5 hours) or a short route (1,5 hours). The long route starts with a walk through the gardens of […]

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A new blog design
Blog, Blog & Me

A new blog design

Today I have been busy changing the design of the NettyRoyal blog. The idea I had a few years to have a kind of newspaper like website was nice, but it was overall a bit too busy. Recently I found this new design, by the same theme builder, Mystery Themes. Even if pink isn’t exacly […]

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New royal and noble books – April 2022 George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA (Pixabay)
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – April 2022

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 Author: Katrin Unterreiner. Title: “Oh, wie schön Sie ist!” Sisi, Kleider einer Kaiserin (“Oh, how beautiful she is!” – Sisi, Dresses of an Empress). Publication: 20 April 2022 by Ueberreuter. […]

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