Royal News May 2022 Copyright: Maison du Grand-Duc/Kary Barthelmey
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Royal News May 2022

Last modified: 19 June 2022 2 May New pictures were released upon the 7th birthday of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. It was also revealed that the family’s new black cocker spaniel is called Orla. The coronation of Zulu King Misuzulu, that was supposed to take place on 28 May, has been indefinitely postponed, as KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Current and future exhibitions
Exhibitions, Featured, Travel

Current and future exhibitions

Last updated: 16 June 2022 This list contains temporarily noble and royal exhibitions all over the world. If you hear about an exhibition that is not yet listed, let me know. Unfortunately Covid-19 doesn’t make it easy at the moment to travel. Now the restrictions in lots of countries have been lifted, most museums will […]

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Amélie & Benedikt – The wedding guests Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina von Hohenzollern
Marriages, News

Amélie & Benedikt – The wedding guests

Copyright: all photos by two of my friends Around 450 guests had come to Wertheim and Kreuzwertheim for the wedding of Benedikt Schmid von Schmidsfelden and Princess Amélie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg on 28 May 2022. Among them many royals and nobles. Present were for example members of the families Arenberg, Bentheim-Tecklenburg, Castell-Castell, Castell-Rüdenhausen, Erbach-Erbach, Esterházy von […]

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Noble and royal “interracial” Marriages
History, Miscellaneous

Noble and royal “interracial” Marriages

Updated 10 June 2022 How often these days I see articles stating that when Prince Harry of Wales married Meghan Markle in May 2018, it would be the first royal interracial marriage ever. Obviously most articles mean, the first British royal interracial marriage – as lots of media tends to forget there are other royal […]

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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee
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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee

My highlights 1. The Queen of course! Such a treat to actually see the Queen in public. At 96 she missed a few events, but still she was there for the balcony appearances after Trooping the Colour and the Pageant, as well as the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon. She clearly wanted to make […]

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Amélie & Benedikt – After a year of waiting
Marriages, News

Amélie & Benedikt – After a year of waiting

Photos: with kind permission of two of my friends, who were at Wertheim. The engagement was announced on 3 June 2020 of Benedikt Schmid von Schmidsfelden and Princess Amélie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. He romantically proposed on top of a mountain near Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany, on Pentecost Saturday, 30 May 2020. They had met at the wedding of […]

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Queen Máxima at the King Willem I Awards
News, Royal Visits

Queen Máxima at the King Willem I Awards

Since 1958 once every two years the Koning Willem I-Prijs (King Willem I Award) of the Koning Willem I Stichting (King Willem I Foundation) is being awarded. Nowadays there are three prizes, also called the Oscars of the Dutch business world, which already shows how important they are. The King Willem I Award is the […]

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A guide to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations Photo & Copyright: Joe Little/Majesty
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A guide to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will be celebrated from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022. There is a lot going on in London these days and several things haven’t even be announced yet. I have many friends and acquaintances who have travelled to London. Although it is […]

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