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Celebrate! A colourful exhibition in Leeuwarden
Exhibitions, Travel

Celebrate! A colourful exhibition in Leeuwarden

Early November I headed for Leeuwarden to see two exhibitions. “Vrijheid, Vetes, Vagevuur” (Freedom, Feuds, Purgatory) at the Fries Museum has several references to nobility, but isn’t specifically about nobles or royals. It deals with the lost world of Tota Frisia in the full and late Middle Ages, when the Frisians were still free people […]

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Royal News October 2022 © Maison du Grand-Duc / Sophie Margue
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Royal News October 2022

Last modified: 10 November 2022 1 October Thus far the British royal family has received more than 50.000 messages of condolence following the death of Queen Elizabeth II on 8 September. A poll commissioned by the pro-republican association “Republiek” shows that only 51 percent of the Dutch think The Netherlands should remain a monarchy. The […]

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Crown Princesses at the Koldinghus Photo: Jens Peter Engedal / Kongernes Samling
Exhibitions, Travel

Crown Princesses at the Koldinghus

When going through my articles of the past months, I noticed I have forgotten to tell you about the wonderful exhibition “Mary & Kronprinsesserne” (Mary & the Crown Princesses) that can be visited at the Koldinghus in Kolding, Denmark, until 30 December 2022. The exhibition was opened by Crown Princess Mary herself, accompanied by Crown […]

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Juliana – A Life in Dolls
Exhibitions, Travel

Juliana – A Life in Dolls

Once upon the time there was a little Princess … or wait, she wasn’t even born yet. Her grandmother Queen Mother Emma and her mother Queen Wilhelmina already received dolls regularly when travelling through the Netherlands. So when Wilhelmina, after several miscarriages, finally again fell pregnant in 1908, the Dutch people were delighted. Already on […]

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New book: Bernadotte Descendants
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

New book: Bernadotte Descendants

Around 20 years ago I first heard about a genealogical book called “Bernadotteättlingar” by Ted Rosvall. Great was my joy when visiting Sweden in the summer of 2005 I found a copy of that book, at the bookshop of Drottningholm Palace of all places. They were getting rid of the last books they had, so […]

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

Last modified: 5 December 2021 1 November Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain delivered her COP26 speech via video message. She had recorded the speech already late October 2021 and let know on 26 October that she wouldn’t attend the event, as she had planned. Many world leaders attend the 26th United Nations Climate Change […]

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Book review: Amalia 18
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Book review: Amalia 18

Net als ten tijde van de 18de verjaardag van haar vader Koning Willem-Alexander in 1985 en haar grootmoeder Prinses Beatrix der Niederlanden in 1956 is er een officieel boek verschenen over de Prinses van Oranje, Amalia, die op 7 december 2021 haar 18de verjaardag viert. Catharina-Amalia Beatrix Carmen Victoria, Prinses van Oranje, Prinses der Nederlanden, […]

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