Official royal websites
Internet, Media & Co

Official royal websites

A modern reigning royal house nowadays has its own website. In the United Kingdom there is not only a general website for all members of the royal family, see The British Monarchy, there also is a separate website for the heir to the throne, The Prince of Wales. That website, see The Prince of Wales […]

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Queen Beatrix takes oath of her new ministers twice
News, Other News

Queen Beatrix takes oath of her new ministers twice

I am not really interested in politics, but if you follow royals, it is something you sometimes come across. In the past months there was lots of fuzz in political Netherlands about several royal themes. One of the things that was discussed intensively, was whether the taking of the oath by ministers of the new […]

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Queen Beatrix visits Sneek
News, Royal Visits

Queen Beatrix visits Sneek

Last Thursday I saw Queen Beatrix in Sneek, a nice little town in the north of the Netherlands where I was born and raised. Only the day before me and my mother had agreed to do some shopping in Sneek. Knowing the Queen would come I took the first cheaper train out of town (Groningen) […]

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Sanders/Oldenburg wedding in Hamburg
Marriages, News

Sanders/Oldenburg wedding in Hamburg

On 13 October 2012 Stephan Sanders from the Netherlands married Duchess Rixa von Oldenburg at the beautiful old church of Hamburg-Nienstedten. The weather forecast was bad, but it turned out to be dry and (a bit too) sunny. For my photos see:

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Visit Luxembourg
Travel, Travel Tips

Visit Luxembourg

I have spent only four days of my life in Luxembourg, and have hardly seen something of it, but so far I love the country. Luxembourg has an old history, but a relatively new monarchy. Beautiful nature, old and new architecture, culture and history and friendly people. Luxembourg-City exists of high parts and valleys, and […]

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Surprise! Princess Madeleine has become engaged Copyright: The Swedish Royal Court/Ewa-Marie Rundquist
Marriages, News

Surprise! Princess Madeleine has become engaged

Just when you think it is getting more quiet with royal news after the big wedding in Luxembourg … Although of course we all knew that Princess Madeleine of Sweden was happy with her boyfriend Christopher O’Neill, and despite of some minor rumours, the announcement of their engagement this Thursday morning came quite unexpectedly. Early […]

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The Luxembourg wedding book will soon be there!
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

The Luxembourg wedding book will soon be there!

The Luxembourg publishing House Éditions Saint-Paul will soon come with a book about the wedding of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg. The book is written by French writer and royalty expert Stéphane Bern and will be published in French and in German. 112 Pages about the bride and groom, […]

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Royal Wedding at Luxembourg: a Small Report
Marriages, News

Royal Wedding at Luxembourg: a Small Report

It was a long and interesting weekend in Luxembourg. As a royalty journalist I of course had to work, even when the hotel internet wasn’t always working. Not only do I have a slow laptop, hotel internet, as lots of you will know, isn’t exactly very quick in the normal hotels. In between I met […]

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