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 […]
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 […]
Spent the past days trying to do something about my messy royal bookshelves. Not sure though how long it will take before new books want to take their place.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]