Category: News

Queen Beatrix takes oath of her new ministers twice
News, Other News

Queen Beatrix takes oath of her new ministers twice

I am not really interested in politics, but if you follow royals, it is something you sometimes come across. In the past months there was lots of fuzz in political Netherlands about several royal themes. One of the things that was discussed intensively, was whether the taking of the oath by ministers of the new […]

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Queen Beatrix visits Sneek
News, Royal Visits

Queen Beatrix visits Sneek

Last Thursday I saw Queen Beatrix in Sneek, a nice little town in the north of the Netherlands where I was born and raised. Only the day before me and my mother had agreed to do some shopping in Sneek. Knowing the Queen would come I took the first cheaper train out of town (Groningen) […]

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Sanders/Oldenburg wedding in Hamburg
Marriages, News

Sanders/Oldenburg wedding in Hamburg

On 13 October 2012 Stephan Sanders from the Netherlands married Duchess Rixa von Oldenburg at the beautiful old church of Hamburg-Nienstedten. The weather forecast was bad, but it turned out to be dry and (a bit too) sunny. For my photos see:

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Surprise! Princess Madeleine has become engaged Copyright: The Swedish Royal Court/Ewa-Marie Rundquist
Marriages, News

Surprise! Princess Madeleine has become engaged

Just when you think it is getting more quiet with royal news after the big wedding in Luxembourg … Although of course we all knew that Princess Madeleine of Sweden was happy with her boyfriend Christopher O’Neill, and despite of some minor rumours, the announcement of their engagement this Thursday morning came quite unexpectedly. Early […]

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Royal Wedding at Luxembourg: a Small Report
Marriages, News

Royal Wedding at Luxembourg: a Small Report

It was a long and interesting weekend in Luxembourg. As a royalty journalist I of course had to work, even when the hotel internet wasn’t always working. Not only do I have a slow laptop, hotel internet, as lots of you will know, isn’t exactly very quick in the normal hotels. In between I met […]

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The Urach family mourns Princess Elisabeth Photo & Copyright: Gabi P.
Births & Deaths, News

The Urach family mourns Princess Elisabeth

Fürstin (Princess) Elisabeth von Urach died on 20 September 2012. She was buried next to her parents at the cemetery of Aufkirchen at the Starnberger See, in the South of Germany, on 25 September 2012. Among the funeral guests were members of the royal family of Bayern (Bavaria) and the imperial family of Austria. She […]

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All smiles at wedding in Rüdenhausen
Marriages, News

All smiles at wedding in Rüdenhausen

This Saturday, 22 September, at 11am Prinz Dominik zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (29) married Countess Olga zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (25) civilly at the registrar’s office in Rüdenhausen, Germany. Already earlier in the morning guests arrived at Rüdenhausen Castle. Most of them seem to have stayed at the castle, as only the closest family accompanied the bridal couple – […]

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