This year thus far has been rather hectic, with a new website to develop, another yet private project to finish, my work, knee problems and a cat that needed surgery. It thus was really a treat that I unexpectedly could join John from Adel in Nederland to a very special evening at nearby Landgoed Nienoord […]
Time for a new logo!
Recently I’ve slowly created new logos and gravatars for NettyRoyal, as the old ones didn’t look too professional. What do you think?
Book review: Stephan Malinowski – Nazis and Nobles
In januari 2023 is het boek “De adel en de Nazi’s. De collaboratie van de Duitse keizerlijke familie” van de historicus en schrijver Stephan Malinowski eindelijk in het Nederlands verschenen met een voorwoord van de Nederlandse historica en professor Beatrice de Graaf. Ullstein Buchverlage bracht het boek onder de titel “Die Hohenzollern und die Nazis: […]
Guestlist: Funeral of the Margrave of Baden
At the Münster in Salem, Germany, on Friday 13 January 2023 the funeral service for Maximilian Margrave of Baden, who died on 29 December 2022, took place. The photos were taken by two friends of mine and are copyrighted.
Mathilde – The 50th birthday of a perfect Queen
What was the first time I heard of Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz? I think it was on 9 September 1999, one day before the announcement of her engagement to the Belgian heir to the throne, Prince Philippe. They had managed to keep their relationship a good secret. However, the official presentation was held on my 26th […]
19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet
On 19 January 1943 – today 80 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]
Video: The funeral of King Constantine II of Greece
The funeral of former King Constantine II of Greece, who died on 10 January 2023 in Athens aged 82, can be watched here. It starts with the viewing in the morning at the Agios Eleftherios Chapel, where Greeks could say goodbye. It is followed by carrying the coffin outside to the Metropolitan Cathedral next door, […]
Hell of a week
Few posts this year on the blog thus far, which has several reasons. After a few lovely quiet days, the royal year 2023 really started off, when on Thursday 5 January the new book by Prince Harry, “Spare”, was sold already five days earlier than planned. Hell broke loose. Thousands and thousands of articles were […]
Royal News December 2022
Last modified: 7 January 2023 1 December The sapphire tiara of Princess Thyra of Denmark and other royal jewellery were sold at auction at Bruun Rasmussen, Copenhagen, Denmark, today. The tiara, that last belonged to Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, was sold for 650.000 DKK, her art deco bracelet with emeralds and diamonds fetched 700.000 DKK. […]
Covid-19 and the royals and nobles
Updated: 7 January 2023 Since the start of the corona pandemic there has been a long list of royals and nobles that personally suffered of Covid-19 or even died. Of course it is often not announced whether people died of the Coronavirus or died in a natural way. Of some people however it is known. […]