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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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Royal Cat II
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Royal Cat II

Oh well, what to say. Someone seems to have left this poor, likely female, black cat behind when moving homes recently. I’ve also heard a story that that person took care of her, while she actually belonged to another neighbour, who recently died. But anyway, this cutie is hanging around here a lot in recent […]

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Four countries in eight days
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Four countries in eight days

Yesterday evening I finally arrived back home in The Netherlands after an eight-day “working” vacation. I actually can’t remember the last time I’ve spent a full week away from home. It was a real treat after more than two years of corona pandemic to be able to travel further away again than just over the […]

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Full of plans Kruja Castle
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Full of plans

All of the sudden my agenda is starting to look full again. Now Covid-19 doesn’t dictate every day of my life anymore, I start making plans and even start to attend events with people. On Monday evening I was at the Groninger Forum where Queen Máxima of the Netherlands handed out the Koning Willem I-Prijzen […]

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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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