Juliana – A Life in Dolls
Exhibitions, Travel

Juliana – A Life in Dolls

Once upon the time there was a little Princess … or wait, she wasn’t even born yet. Her grandmother Queen Mother Emma and her mother Queen Wilhelmina already received dolls regularly when travelling through the Netherlands. So when Wilhelmina, after several miscarriages, finally again fell pregnant in 1908, the Dutch people were delighted. Already on […]

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King’s Day 2022
About me, Blog & Me

King’s Day 2022

After two years alternative King’s Day celebrations, it is finally possible to celebrate again. No mask, no distance … ten thousands of people all over the Netherlands are celebrating the same way as before 2020. The royal family will be present in Maastricht, in the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands. As […]

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Barbie Queen Copyright: Mattel
Media & Co, Memorabilia

Barbie Queen

Like many girls, I used to love to play with dolls. As the Barbie dolls were somewhat expensive, my sister and I usually got cheaper, similar dolls like the rival doll Sindy. Of course we longed for a real Barbie! If I had the space at home, the newest Barbie might well soon have entered […]

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The Bückeburger House of Baroness Lehzen
Travel, Travel Tips

The Bückeburger House of Baroness Lehzen

When walking from the railway station to the old city centre/Palace of Bückeburg there is one short stop us royalty-watchers should make. Somewhere halfway is a house with a plaque on the wall saying (in German): Luise von LehzenEducator to the QueenVictoria of Great Britainlived in this housefrom 1842 until 1870 Johanna Clara Louise Lehzen […]

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New royal and noble books – May 2022 George Peabody Library, Baltimore, USA (Pixabay)
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New royal and noble books – May 2022

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA Author: Hannes Etzlstorfer. Title: Karl. Der letzte Kaiser (Karl. The last Emperor). Publication: 4 May 2022 by KRAL. Language: German. CASTLES Authors: Gert-Dieter Ulferts, Sebastian Dohe (ed.). Title: Nach der […]

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A simple quote making big waves © RVD – Frank Ruiter 2021
About me, Blog & Me

A simple quote making big waves

In February 2021 I discussed several Dutch royal topics with my colleague Anika Helm of the wonderful German royalty-blog Adelswelt. We spoke about the vacation of the Dutch royals to Greece despite of the Covid-19 pandemic. I also gave my opinion about the subject whether the daughters of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima could become […]

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Royal News March 2022
News, Royal News

Royal News March 2022

Last modified: 3 April 2022 2 March Prince Oscar of Sweden celebrated his 6th birthday. As usual a photo was released. 3 March The Spanish Public Prosecutor’s Office has announced that it has dropped three separate investigations into the financial affairs of King Juan Carlos of Spain, as there is insufficient evidence and most of […]

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Covid-19 and the royals and nobles Princess Maria Teresa of Bourbon-Parma
Births & Deaths, News

Covid-19 and the royals and nobles

Updated: 3 April 2022 These are strange times. Royal engagements are cancelled or postponed, including big celebrations. Weddings are likely to be postponed too, because in many countries you can not even have guests. All we can hope for is a few royal births. There thus far is a small list of royals and nobles […]

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