Crown Princely gathering in the Netherlands Copyright: RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde
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Crown Princely gathering in the Netherlands

The Prince of Orange and his wife Princess Máxima of the Netherlands invited their crown princely colleagues for a meeting in the Netherlands. The photo was taken on 2 March at the Castle Het Oude Loo in Apeldoorn. Present were Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg, Crown Princess Victoria and […]

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A Song for King Willem-Alexander
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A Song for King Willem-Alexander

The national committee inauguration last week said there will be a “Konigslied” (king’s song) written on the occasion, and as many people as possible should sing it on a special choosen moment on 30 April, the day Queen Beatrix will abdicate. But you wonder if it is necessary at all to spend any money on […]

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Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party
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Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party

All pictures and copyright: Josée Z. On 31 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated her 75th birthday, in private. On Friday 1 February she held a private party for family members, staff and former members of staff at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The guests saw a ballet performance by Introdans and […]

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Celebrating 33 years as a royalty watcher
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Celebrating 33 years as a royalty watcher

Usually I wouldn’t even have thought about it. But with the Queen having announced her abdication on Monday, it just occured to me on Thursday that I was actually celebrating my 33th anniversary as a royalty watcher. I am not quite sure whether that was the real starting date, but I think so. On 31 […]

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Queen Beatrix to Abdicate
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Queen Beatrix to Abdicate

Although I knew one day it would happen, it still came as quite a surprise. On Monday 28 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands announced that she is to abdicate on 30 April 2013. Just after 5pm I received the message that the Queen would hold a speech on television and that more information about […]

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Another Royal Weekend in Ticehurst Sticky toffee pudding
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Another Royal Weekend in Ticehurst

Another royalty weekend in Ticehurst, England. This time on 6 and 7 April, 2013, two days full of lectures. I can assure you it is much fun and you’re able to meet other royalty watchers and writers. People mainly come from Great Britain, but also from the USA, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, the Netherlands, Belgium, etc […]

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The funeral of Princess Margarita von Baden
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The funeral of Princess Margarita von Baden

On 15 January 2013 sadly passed away Princess Margarita von Baden, aged 80, at her home in Farnham, England. She was born at Salem Castle, Germany on 14 July 1932 as daughter of Margrave Berthold von Baden and Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark.  She was the daughter of Margrave Berthold von Baden and Princess […]

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