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Royal News May 2021 © Maison du Grand-Duc / Sophie Margue
News, Royal News

Royal News May 2021

Last modified: 13 June 2021 1 May A poll conducted by Kyodo News in March and April shows that about 80 percent of the respondents would accept both a reigning empress and an emperor descending from a female member of the imperial family. The survey also showed 67 percent were opposed to the idea of […]

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Queen Máxima turns 50 © RVD - Z.M. de Koning (H.M. The King)
News, Other News

Queen Máxima turns 50

One thing is certain: the people in the Netherlands can hardly have missed the fact that Queen Máxima turns 50 on 17 May 2021. Already for weeks there are (special) magazines focusing on the event, several books have been published. There are tv-programs and a real interview. My mother, who got two books from me […]

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Queen Margrethe’s 80th birthday exhibition
Exhibitions, Travel

Queen Margrethe’s 80th birthday exhibition

Also for Queen Margrethe II of Denmark the year of her 80th birthday didn’t exactly go as planned. No big celebrations, and several other events were either postponed or cancelled. While her birthday was already on April 16, only two months later, on June 16, she could open the birthday exhibition “The Faces of the […]

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Royal News June 2020 Photo: Linda Broström/Kungl. Hovstaterna
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Royal News June 2020

1 June The Bhutanese Royal Court issued several gorgeous photos of King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema with their two sons. The name of the second son is to become public in a few days time. The photos were made to commemorate the 30th birthday of the Queen on the 4th of […]

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Singing – A new way to celebrate royal birthdays! Photo & Copyright: Kongehuset/Per Morten Abrahamsen
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Singing – A new way to celebrate royal birthdays!

It seems to be the new way to celebrate royal birthdays at the moment. More than 100.000 Danes sang for their Queen, Margrethe II, on 16 April, and she watched it herself, as it was all shown live on national TV. At the end she shortly appeared in the doorway of the Fredensborg Palace and […]

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Royal Christmas Babies Prince Bernhard. Copyright: RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde.
Genealogy, Miscellaneous

Royal Christmas Babies

Having your birthday at Christmas? I am not certain whether that is fun. I used to have a friend who had her birthday on 26 December. We were never too keen going there, and also for her it can’t have been so great. Lots of people who don’t come to visit you because it is […]

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The name of … Woizlawa Feodora
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

The name of … Woizlawa Feodora

The photos are from the private collection of a friend of mine and are not to be used elsewhere without permission. On Tuesday 17 December 1918 a Duchess was born in Rostock, Germany.  Where weeks earlier her birth might have been reported in all newspapers in the Duchy of Mecklenburg, this was not the case. […]

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