Eurovision Song Contest 2021 – Royal Connections

This week the 2021 Eurovision Song Contest is being held in Ahoy, Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Not only most European countries take part, but also Israel and since 2015 Australia, as the festival is very popular there. Since 2004 even two semi-finals are needed as there are too many participants – remember Yugoslavia and the Soviet […]

Continue Reading

Royal Magazines and TV-Programs

There are many magazines and TV-channels that sometimes report about the royals in the world. There are however just very few specialized magazines, not surprisingly they are almost all published in monarchies. But which specialized magazines are around? Unfortunately apart from some English language magazines, most of them are only available in the country itself. […]

Continue Reading

A sparkling documentary: Royal Jewelry from Sweden

Nothing more beautiful than some royal sparkling jewelry. But not often one hears the royals themselves speak about the sparklers that they wear. The Swedish TV-channel SVT since 2 April 2020 broadcasts the documentary “Kungliga smycken” (Royal Jewelry) in which Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Christina tell in person about the history of […]

Continue Reading

ZDF Documentaries about Letizia, Mathilde and Máxima

In the past year a German camera team has followed closely the three newest European queens: Letizia of Spain, Mathilde of the Belgians and Máxima of the Netherlands. The result were three documentaries of 43 minutes each, showing a portrait of the queens, their work and predecessors. They were created by Broadview Pictures – that […]

Continue Reading

Oranje-expert in the theatre on the occasion of King’s Day

What would you do when you’re one of the most known royalty-watchers of the Netherlands and after many, many Queen’s and King’s Days elsewhere in the country, the royal family finally comes to your home town? Oscar Meijer from Amersfoort became especially known, because for years he offered Queen Beatrix liquorice at Queen’s Day. Being […]

Continue Reading