Category: Miscellaneous

Royal pets
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal pets

Are there any royals that own cats my own cat Prince Harry asked? Honestly I can only think of one: Princess Michael of Kent. Traditionally royals own horses and dogs. Horses were used to ride or to pull a carriage from A to Z. You needed them when going hunting. Dogs were to guard the […]

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Genealogical mystery: the death of Princess Hermine Pixabay
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

Genealogical mystery: the death of Princess Hermine

People who know me, know that I love a genealogical mystery. Sometimes royals or nobles just disappear in history, without anybody knowing when or where they died. One of these persons is Princess Hermine Caroline Wanda Ida Luise Feodora Viktoria Auguste zu Schoenaich-Carolath, born at Saabor Castle, Kreis Grünberg, Silesia, on 9 May 1910. She […]

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Royal recipes (2)
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal recipes (2)

Royal cooking is a welcome subject for many people. There are several cookbooks with royal recipes, and even some royals wrote one themselves, or cooperated. Many royals love to cook themselves. BBC had a royal tv-program called “Royal Recipes”. Occasionally some royal houses share recipes from their own kitchen online, most of the time something […]

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How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition Picture from Pixabay
History, Miscellaneous

How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition

During the Christmas time many people enjoy having a Christmas tree (in German: Weihnachtsbaum) – either a real or an artificial one – in the house, me included. It is strange to imagine a house at Christmas time without a tree full of the most beautiful ornaments. But where does this tradition come from and […]

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83 Years Ago – The Tragic Death of the Hessen Family Georg Donatus and his family
History, Miscellaneous

83 Years Ago – The Tragic Death of the Hessen Family

In November 1937 a terrible tragedy shocked the royal families throughout Europe. On 9 October 1937 Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig von Hessen und bei Rhein (of Hesse and by Rhine), who had reigned until 1918, had died at the age of 68. Despite of that the family was to gather in London for the wedding […]

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Never pretend to be a royal Photo from Pixabay
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

Never pretend to be a royal

All over the social media people use the names of royals for their accounts. Sometimes you should wonder if that is allright or not. Last week I saw two totally different stories. On one hand there was one by someone on Twitter, while Twitter researched whether this person was actually the Duchess of Windsor, or […]

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A royal visit to Groningen in 1937
History, Miscellaneous

A royal visit to Groningen in 1937

My British royalty-friend Bobby Golden lately sent me a small article about a “royal” visit to my city Groningen in January 1937. A day after the wedding of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard in The Hague Major and Lady May Abel Smith headed for Groningen on a mission connected to another big event that year. […]

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Royal Twins
History, Miscellaneous

Royal Twins

Sometimes I wonder what’s the thing with (royal) twins nowadays. So many celebrities become the parents of twins, and there are more royal twins than ever before. Almost every time a royal is pregnant, there are rumours it will be twins. Most of the time that is of course rubbish, but once in a while […]

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Me and Máximas alfajores
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Me and Máximas alfajores

Baking cookies thus far wasn’t a huge success, but after seeing the recipe of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands – or rather her mother Maria del Carmen Cerruti – for Argentinian alfajores, I gave it another try. Being warned by others I only used half of all ingredients. Máxima and her family clearly needed a […]

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Royal craft club
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal craft club

Do you really have nothing to do these days or are trying to keep kids busy. Here are some tips for royal crafts for young and old. If you create anything, I’d love to see the results. For the ones in Dutch or German: simply use Google Translate. Colour, create and decorate Colouring in activity […]

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