When you think that being a royalty journalist is always a relaxed profession, you are quite wrong. Today was one of these Fridays again, although luckily just for a short time. Somehow royal courts have decided some years ago that the late Friday afternoon is the best timing to send out an important press announcement. […]
The peppermints with the portrait of the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands on it is probably the most known peppermint brand of the Netherlands. In 1892 the Dutch sugar confectioner Fortuin Dockum B.V., founded in 1842, created the “Wilhelmina Mints” on the occasion of their 50th anniversary and named them after the 12-year-old Queen […]
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Unbelievably but true, despite of not having written on this blog regularly since its start in September 2012 until December 2016 this blog reached a special milestone yesterday, 17 February 2017. I had just let my statistics transferred in time as the blog reached an amount of 400,000 visitors since its start. I hope the […]
I guess everyone who has his/her own website or blog knows the feeling. Starting a new website or blog costs time, the same counts when you move a blog to another place. Last week I switched from a free WordPress.com blog to my own domain with use of WordPress.org. Almost the same name, but a […]
Wishing you all a Happy Valentine’s Day with a picture of my favourite bridal couple of 2016: Crown Prince Leka II of the Albanians and Elia Zaharia.
When I started this blog some years ago, I didn’t do that much about it and just opened a free blog at WordPress.com. Possibilities there however are limited and when you want to add something it costs you quite a bit of money. After a discussion with a fellow blogger and the host of my […]
I am not always fond of all these digital additions to museums nowadays. But the Diamond Museum in Amsterdam had a computer on which you could take a picture of yourself and crown yourself with one of a few digital crowns or tiaras. Here the result! The tiara or crown used to belong to the […]