Category: About me

King’s Day 2022
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King’s Day 2022

After two years alternative King’s Day celebrations, it is finally possible to celebrate again. No mask, no distance … ten thousands of people all over the Netherlands are celebrating the same way as before 2020. The royal family will be present in Maastricht, in the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands. As […]

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A simple quote making big waves © RVD – Frank Ruiter 2021
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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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My first trips abroad
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My first trips abroad

When my sister and I were younger, we usually spent the vacations in The Netherlands itself. Lots of classmates went abroad and I was sometimes pretty jealous of them. Only later I understood that they probably hardly knew their own country. And I had friends, whose parents thought Amsterdam was a scary city. My parents […]

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Finally my 34th wedding
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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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Photo published in Het Buiten
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Photo published in Het Buiten

Last week I received a copy of the new edition of the Dutch magazine “Het Buiten”, that is being sent to people donating money to the Nederlandse Kastelenstichting (NKS), the Vrienden Particuliere Historische Buitenplaatsen (Vrienden PHB), and the members of the Vereniging PHB (VPHB) and to Landgoedvrienden. A few weeks ago I received a message […]

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Forever To Read List
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Forever To Read List

I really wished I would have more time. As many people I know, who love reading, I have an endless must-read list, and it is getting rather longer than shorter. You’d think with the corona crisis I would have more time, as I travel less, there is somewhat less work, but on the contrary. I […]

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