Category: Miscellaneous

Schaumburg-Lippe: wedding present request Photo: Pixabay
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Schaumburg-Lippe: wedding present request

https://www.gofundme.com/f/sabine-is-dying-please-help-her-child A request by Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Mahkameh zu Schaumburg-Lippe to anyone who wants to help. There is not much time to raise the money necessary anymore. This was posted both on social media and elsewhere: On the occasion of our wedding on October 9, 2021, we sent the following fundraising appeal to all […]

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Royals opening the Olympic Games Copyright: free of rights; KNVB Fotocollectie (via. Nationaal Archief)
History, Miscellaneous

Royals opening the Olympic Games

The first modern Olympic Games took place in 1896 in Athens, Greece. A winter edition started being organised 1924. Every four years the games would be organized somewhere in the world. Since 1994 the winter games take place in between the summer games. The Summer Paralympic Games take place since 1960, the Winter Paralympic Games […]

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Royal and noble Olympians Copyright: IOC
History, Miscellaneous

Royal and noble Olympians

The first Olympic Summer Games were held in Athens, Greece, in 1896. The first Winter Games followed in 1924 in Chamonix, France. A year late the 2020 Olympic Summer Games of Tokyo, Japan, took place in Summer 2021. Over the years the royals haven’t only visited, there have also been quite a few royal and […]

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What’s your advice to the King?
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

What’s your advice to the King?

After a restoration of five years the Golden Coach of the Dutch royal family is exhibited at the Amsterdam Museum until 27 February 2022. For many years, until the restoration, the carriage was used mainly at the opening of parliament, Prinsjesdag, or on grand occasions. The showpiece of the Dutch monarchy is however also very […]

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Holyrood Week or Royal Week?
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Holyrood Week or Royal Week?

Surely I can’t have been the only person, that frowned my eyebrows when reading on the official social media and in press announcements that Buckingham Palace decided to call the few days that the Queen spends in Scotland each year late June-early July Royal Week this time. It is according to the royal website how […]

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No King’s Day without a tompouce
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

No King’s Day without a tompouce

At least that is what most Dutch people say. As also this King’s Day will mainly be a digital one, most people will sit at home and enjoy a tompouce I guess. Personally I could do without it. I love nearly all cakes, but tompouce or choux pastry (profiteroles or big versions with lots and […]

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A huge step: becoming royal
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

A huge step: becoming royal

When planning to marry a royal, it should be made clear: the royal world is totally different from the one of celebrities. Getting married is already something to take very seriously: is this person the right partner, can your lives be combined, where should you live, what concessions do you have to make. A royal […]

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Royal names in Sweden (updated) Photo & Copyright: Linda Broström, The Royal Court of Sweden
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Royal names in Sweden (updated)

On 26 March 2021 at 11.19am the third son of Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden was born at the Danderyd Hospital in Stockholm. While we usually had to wait for the names of a newborn Swedish prince or princess until the Monday, the council this time was already held on Sunday 28 […]

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