Tag: abdication

Five royal abdications
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Five royal abdications

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, […]

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Investiture Postcards
Media & Co, Memorabilia

Investiture Postcards

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.

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Dutch magazines about the investiture
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

Dutch magazines about the investiture

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 […]

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Dinner at the Rijksmuseum
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Dinner at the Rijksmuseum

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 […]

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The end of a long day!
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The end of a long day!

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 […]

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Investiture Day
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Investiture Day

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 […]

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