Category: Bits & Pieces

This is the Platinum Pudding 2022 Copyright: BBC
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

This is the Platinum Pudding 2022

Remember the platinum pudding competition launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch to celebrate the 70th Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom a few months ago? Amazingly there were more than 5,000 entries by people in the age of 8 to 108, and I can imagine […]

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The platinum pudding competition
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

The platinum pudding competition

On 10 January the platinum pudding competition was launched by the department store Fortnum & Mason and The Big Jubilee Lunch. Open to all UK residents aged 8 and over (not connected with the competition, no qualified professionals), they were looking for a dessert dedicated to Queen Elizabeth II, who on 6 February will be […]

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Masks, Nobel and Christmas photos Photo & Copyright: Kensington Palace
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Masks, Nobel and Christmas photos

Sorry to let my frustrations go … but honestly, I find royalty watching during the Covid-19 pandemic sometimes rather depressing. It is kind of a double feeling. On one hand one wants the royals to adapt their lives just like everybody else does. Their exemplary role probably even makes them stick to the rules more […]

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Royal tea blends
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal tea blends

Some people prefer coffee, others do like tea, or drink both. Myself I am more of a tea person and never drink coffee. As I was drinking Kronprinsesse Mary’s Te I was wondering how many tea blends with a royal name there actually are. The Kronprinsesse Mary’s Te by Hedebogård is nowadays simply called Mary’s […]

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Schaumburg-Lippe: wedding present request Photo: Pixabay
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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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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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