Category: Miscellaneous

The Favourite Royal of … Kendra
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The Favourite Royal of … Kendra

Find out who the favourite royals of Kendra from Canada are. Who are your favourite royals? Super hard question! I like so many for many different reasons. I would say Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. What do you find interesting about them? I think Queen Elizabeth has been […]

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The Favourite Royal of … Yaroslava
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The Favourite Royal of … Yaroslava

Yaroslava from the Ukraine also loved to share her favourite royals with me. Who are your favourite royals? Being a royal fan almost all of my life, and currently a royal journalist and watcher makes my choice harder than ever. But I would name two: HM Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Crown […]

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The Favourite Royal of … Arjan
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The Favourite Royal of … Arjan

Arjan from the Netherlands was the first to answer my questions. Thank you very much! Who is your favourite royal? Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. What do you find interesting about her? I like the fact that she’s from a noble family. She seems very natural, no fashion victim. I like that. And I’m […]

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Styles and Titles (2)
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Styles and Titles (2)

For a long time it was common to translate the name of royals and nobles, both first names and titles, into the prefered language. In The Netherlands for example Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg went by the first name of “Jan”, his son Henri was often called “Hendrik”. Although it has become less usual, it […]

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Styles and Titles
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Styles and Titles

A royal I won’t mention by name, recently said that styles should only be used on an envelope. Searching around on the Internet it seems you can also use styles as salutation in a letter or when addressing people orally. However how often do you see these styles also used in other places, such as […]

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A Song for King Willem-Alexander (2)
Miscellaneous

A Song for King Willem-Alexander (2)

Found a few more songs in connection with the investiture of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April. De Kroningsclip of the 3Js. Sounds OK, and the videoclip is really cute. Ronnie Tober and René Riva honour Queen Beatrix, who is to abdicate on 30 April with a song called “Dank u, Majesteit”. Ronnie Tober also changed […]

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Restoration of noble titles in Austria?
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Restoration of noble titles in Austria?

The year 1918 saw the end of three big empires in the world: Russia, Germany and Austria. Wilhelm II, Emperor of Germany fled the country and spent the rest of his life – he died in 1941 – in the Netherlands. The fate of the Russian imperial family was worse, and several family members were […]

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