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300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein Copyright: Martin Walser/Liechtenstein Marketing
History, Miscellaneous

300 Years Principality of Liechtenstein

On 23 January 1719 a tiny country was born. The state survived and 300 years later is still one of the few monarchies left in the world. Throughout the year (see their anniversary website) there will be a range of events. People are warmly invited to discover Liechtensteins history and natural scenery in person. Early […]

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125 Years Wilhelmina Peppermints – A Collector’s Item The new box - Copyright: Fortuin Dockum B.V.
Blog & Me, My Collection

125 Years Wilhelmina Peppermints – A Collector’s Item

The peppermints with the portrait of the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands on it is probably the most known peppermint brand of the Netherlands. In 1892 the Dutch sugar confectioner Fortuin Dockum B.V., founded in 1842, created the “Wilhelmina Mints” on the occasion of their 50th anniversary and named them after the 12-year-old Queen […]

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Princess Margriet 70! Copright: RVD / Frank van Beek
News, Royal News

Princess Margriet 70!

Unbelievable but true: Princess Margriet of the Netherlands celebrated her 70th birthday yesterday, 19 January. She celebrated with her family somewhere in Germany. She was born on 19 January 1943 at the Civic Hospital in Ottawa, Canada. her mother Princess Juliana stayed there during World War II. The bond between Margriet and Canada has always […]

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