On 5 December 2017, almost 70 years after Romania became a republic, the last King of Romania, Michael (Mihai) died in Switzerland aged 96. He was the last monarch alive, who had actually been reigning his country during World War II, not counting King Simeon II of the Bulgarians, who was just a child at […]
Of course there were rumours, but only a few years ago most people would have laughed if you’d suggested that several monarchs would abdicate in the years to come. But now we all know … the most unlikely scenario might happen after all. Since early 2013 we’ve had no less than five abdications: Vatican City, […]
For the collectors of royal postcards. Albert & Albert of Royal Press Europe have issued eighteen lovely postcards of the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands on 30 April 2013. One Euro per postcard, excluding sending costs. Have a look at them here. You’ll also find their contact info on that website.
Lots of magazines have been published in the past week with specials about the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. Of course the “roddelbladen” (gossip magazines) all had reports. The best ones were Weekend and Privé. The Libelle had quite a nice special that even included a photo […]
And what about the 29th of April you’d say when the royals had dinner at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam? Well, a friend and I simply arrived too late – which was our own fault – and found a spot behind other people. We just missed Queen Beatrix, the Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima of […]
If I saw much of the royals on 30 April? Well, no. At 7.30pm I finally had more than enough of the press center and my work, and decided to have a break. A friend of mine was nearby and said he would be there soon. And I waited and waited. Turned out he had […]
Well, I am sure you all want to know whether I enjoyed the day of the abdication of Queen Beatrix and the investiture of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. To be honest I envy all the people that were on the Dam square and on the other side of the palace. I already saw lovely […]
As I see ANP photos almost on a daily base I wasn’t quite sure what to expect of the exhibition “Onze Koningin 1980-2013” in the Beurs van Berlage in Amsterdam. To honour Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands 145 pictures were selected from the ANP database, showing 75 years Queen Beatrix and 33 years of reign. […]