Category: Bits & Pieces

Fashion, Bumps – What Royalty-Watchers Don’t Like to Read Photo (hand out) by Chris Jackson/Getty Images for St James's Palace June 2011.
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Fashion, Bumps – What Royalty-Watchers Don’t Like to Read

Of course I don’t expect the media to put everything online. But there are articles online about royals that you really wonder about: why have they been published at all. British media for example can go nuts when it is about writing about royalty, especially their own. I am certain many of the articles we […]

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Catherine vs. Meghan – Whom to Like? Photo by Kaz at Pixabay
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Catherine vs. Meghan – Whom to Like?

Yesterday, when I was in The Hague I followed a discussion on Twitter on my phone, that somewhat surprised me. Longtime fans of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, seem to have turned to Meghan Markle, and it clearly is hardly allowed to like both of them. It shouldn’t really have surprised me. In the early […]

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Royal Fashion
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal Fashion

Royal Fashion – a topic you can almost not avoid anymore nowadays. In the past few years the blogs about the clothes of princesses and queens have popped up, and regularly you’ll find hot discussions on Twitter about designers and other fashionable themes. When I started writing about royals more than 15 years ago, you’d […]

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Sophie about her Passion for Princess Diana
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Sophie about her Passion for Princess Diana

Many royalty watchers have their favourite royal(s). Last week I interviewed 33-year-old Sophie from Belgium, who has been a big fan of Diana, Princess of Wales, already for many years. Many Dutch royalty fans might know her as the owner of the All Things Royal forum, the best forum for discussing royals – not only […]

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When should you wear a hat or fascinator?
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

When should you wear a hat or fascinator?

When a few months ago King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated his 50th birthday, he had invited 150 ordinary Dutch people for dinner in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. A lady, who actually was seated next to the king, wore a rather large hat. I am not quite sure whether these special guests received any […]

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Elderly Royals at Work
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Elderly Royals at Work

It always surprises me that when the retirement age of normal working people is being discussed, people don’t know how loud to protest when a government decides the age goes up. That happened in the Netherlands for example recently. It varies per country, but in the Netherlands where I live, for many years it was […]

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Is there anyone who wants to be King or Queen?
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Is there anyone who wants to be King or Queen?

Several statements by Prince Harry of Wales in the American magazine “Newsweek” last week caused some criticism. Whether it was wise of him to say these things remains a question, but at least he was honest. And probably he spoke about what many royals have felt and might never have spoken about. We are involved […]

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