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The Name of … Leonor © Casa de S.M. el Rey / Francisco Gómez
Miscellaneous, Names & Titles

The Name of … Leonor

On Monday 31 October 2005 at 1.46am a Princess was born by C-section at the Clínica Ruber Internacional de Madrid, after a pregnancy of 37 weeks. She was 47 cm tall and weighed 3,540 grams. The then Prince of Asturias, Felipe, and his wife Letizia named their firstborn child Leonor. Although the name has an […]

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Five Beautiful Dutch Portraits on Display
Travel, Travel Tips

Five Beautiful Dutch Portraits on Display

On Sunday I just had enough time to pop into the Groninger Museum in my hometown Groningen. From King’s Day, 27 April 2018, until 17 May the portraits Photographer Erwin Olaf took of Queen Máxima and her daughters Princess Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane for the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander, were on display […]

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19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet
Births & Deaths, News

19 January 1943 – The Birth of Princess Margriet

On 19 January 1943 – today 75 years ago – a little princess was born, far away from home. The third daughter of Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was named Margriet Francisca. Her elder sisters Princess Beatrix and Princess Irene had been born at home at Soestdijk Palace in the Netherlands. Their […]

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Birthday Exhibition of King Willem-Alexander
Exhibitions, Travel

Birthday Exhibition of King Willem-Alexander

More than enough attention for the 50th birthday of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands in his own country. Of course we would all have loved to see more of the birthday guests for the private party on Saturday 29 April 2017, but we got the King’s Day on 27 April in Tilburg, a dinner with […]

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King Willem-Alexander’s Royal Birthday Dinner
Exhibitions, Travel

King Willem-Alexander’s Royal Birthday Dinner

On the occasion of his 50th birthday on 27 April 2017 King Willem-Alexander invited 150 Dutch people for a special dinner at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. 50 Guests, like him, were born on 27 April 1967, 100 other guests celebrated a special birthday on the same day and were aged 20 to 100. The […]

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Diamond wedding anniversary in Detmold
Marriages, News

Diamond wedding anniversary in Detmold

One of my favourite royal couples last week celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary. Armin Prinz zur Lippe and Traute Prinzessin zur Lippe are both 88 years old, but last time I saw them, in August 2011, they still looked pretty healthy. Prince Armin, son of Fürst Leopold IV zur Lippe and his second wife, met […]

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Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party
News, Other News

Queen Beatrix 75th birthday party

All pictures and copyright: Josée Z. On 31 January Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands celebrated her 75th birthday, in private. On Friday 1 February she held a private party for family members, staff and former members of staff at the Beatrix Theater in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The guests saw a ballet performance by Introdans and […]

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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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