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King’s Day with a twist
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King’s Day with a twist

For me personally King’s Day wasn’t that much different from other years. Most of the time I am not with the royals in a city, but sit at home waiting for photos and news to come in. There is always a lot to do. I was not quite sure what to expect this year. Only […]

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The history of Queen’s and King’s Day 2012
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The history of Queen’s and King’s Day

My first Queen’s Day was in 1993 when the Dutch royal family visited Sneek, 2003 a friend and I were in Deventer as far as I remember. The first time I was there as a journalist was in 2004 when they visited Warffum and Groningen. I was there again in 2005 in Scheveningen, 2006 in […]

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No King’s Day 2020 – How to celebrate anyway?
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No King’s Day 2020 – How to celebrate anyway?

King’s Day 2020 will be more different than ever. The last time the royal visit on that day (Queen’s Day at the time) was cancelled was in 2001, when because of foot-and-mouth disease the royals couldn’t visit Hoogeveen and Meppel. It was possible to celebrate in some other parts of the country, but the royals […]

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Singing – A new way to celebrate royal birthdays! Photo & Copyright: Kongehuset/Per Morten Abrahamsen
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Singing – A new way to celebrate royal birthdays!

It seems to be the new way to celebrate royal birthdays at the moment. More than 100.000 Danes sang for their Queen, Margrethe II, on 16 April, and she watched it herself, as it was all shown live on national TV. At the end she shortly appeared in the doorway of the Fredensborg Palace and […]

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An 80th birthday wish for Queen Margrethe II
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An 80th birthday wish for Queen Margrethe II

If everything had gone according to plan I would have travelled to Copenhagen, Denmark, on 12 April to celebrate the 80th birthday of Queen Margrethe II, and return home on 17 April. Unfortunately there are no celebrations, everything has been cancelled, which is totally understandable. A Dane started a great initiative: “Danmark synger for dronningen” […]

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Congratulations and new photos for Queen Margrethe’s 80th birthday Photo & Copyright: Kongehuset/Per Morten Abrahamsen
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Congratulations and new photos for Queen Margrethe’s 80th birthday

Because of the present circumstances there is no congratulatory book at Det Gule Palæ. However the Danish Royal House has set up a congratulations register on the royal website, where it is possible to send personal good wishes to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark on the occasion of her 80th birthday. The register opened this […]

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New official portraits from Spain @ Casa de S.M. el Rey / Estela de Castro
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New official portraits from Spain

After the Dutch royals, also the Spanish royals came with new official photos. For the first time in many years there were new official portraits of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, and for the first time also of Leonor, Princess of Asturias, and Infanta Sofia. In the past ten years or so, the Casa […]

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New official photos of several Dutch royals Photo & Copyright: RVD/Martijn Beekman
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New official photos of several Dutch royals

After the New Year’s reception on 14 January 2020 the Dutch royals posed for official photos inside the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. Photographer Martijn Beekman took pictures of King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband Prof. mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven. If you wonder why there is no picture of Princess […]

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