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The new tile panel of Maria Louise
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The new tile panel of Maria Louise

Six years ago I attended the unveiling of a wall painting for Maria Louise on the wall around the corner of the Princessehof in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. On 20 June 2015 it was one of her descendants, King Willem-Alexander, who personally came to Leeuwarden. The painting was created on the occasion of the Year of […]

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Oxford welcomes Elisabeth as a student Copyright: Bas Bogaerts/Belgian Royal Palace
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Oxford welcomes Elisabeth as a student

Photos & Copyright (with permission): Bas Bogaerts/Belgian Royal Palace The new pictures of the Belgian heir to the throne Princess Elisabeth, The Duchess of Brabant, really invite for a visit to Oxford, United Kingdom. The Princess this month will start her studies in the British university city. It is one of those places that I […]

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Nobles and Royals at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021 Copyright: IOC
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Nobles and Royals at the Olympic Games Tokyo 2021

At the opening ceremony on 23 July 2021 a few royals could be seen. Despite of all Covid-19 restrictions IOC-members were able to travel to Tokyo, among them royals, including Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Prince Albert II of Monaco, Prince Faisal bin Al Hussein of Jordan and Princess Nora of Liechtenstein. And of course […]

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Bobstart – Prince Albert in Groningen
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Bobstart – Prince Albert in Groningen

A long time ago the Bobstart and Skeleton World Championships was being held in the city centre of Groningen a few times. At the time the Netherlands had quite a good bobsleigh team, with Arend Glas from Groningen, who was one of the organizers of the event. Unfortunately the event was always held in one […]

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The first photosession of Princess Alexia – 2005
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The first photosession of Princess Alexia – 2005

Today is the summer photosession of the Dutch royals at Palace Huis ten Bosch. Over the years I have been to two photosessions, in 2005 and 2013. Living in Groningen means that The Hague/Wassenaar is pretty far away, and travelling is not very high on my list at the moment. Nor is there as much […]

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Queen Máxima turns 50 © RVD - Z.M. de Koning (H.M. The King)
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Queen Máxima turns 50

One thing is certain: the people in the Netherlands can hardly have missed the fact that Queen Máxima turns 50 on 17 May 2021. Already for weeks there are (special) magazines focusing on the event, several books have been published. There are tv-programs and a real interview. My mother, who got two books from me […]

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A Royal House for Saint Nicholas
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A Royal House for Saint Nicholas

The moment all children in the Netherlands yearly are waiting for: the arrival of Saint Nicholas (Sinterklaas he is usually called here). Halfway November he arrives by steamer with his many helpers. While the youngest children think he is really existing, the elder children still shout “Sinterklaas” or “Piet” and are looking forward to all […]

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Willem Lodewijk Year 2020
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Willem Lodewijk Year 2020

2020 was going to be the Year of Willem Lodewijk. 400 years after his death Count Willem Lodewijk of Nassau-Dillenburg was to be commemorated in the city of Leeuwarden all year long. This man, who during his lifetime always lived in the shadow of his more famous cousins Maurits and Frederik Hendrik, Princes of Orange […]

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