Category: Bits & Pieces

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 children and public engagements © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Francisco Gómez
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal children and public engagements

On 24 March Leonor, the Princess of Asturias, will undertake her first solo engagement. The Spanish heir to the throne will only turn 16 in October of this year. As far as I remember she will be the very first European (future) heir to the throne under the age of 18 to go solo. Thus […]

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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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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. Adriansen, Inge, Britta Andersen, Marie Aaberg Andersen, Bodil Møller Knudsen (ed.): Fyrstelige Måltider (Princely Meals) (Gammel Estrup, 2018) Ali, Meera and Karam Puri: Dining […]

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Me and Máximas alfajores
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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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