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Royal News December 2021 © Casa de S.M. el Rey
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Royal News December 2021

Last modified: 9 January 2022 1 December Princess Aiko of Japan, the daughter of the Emperor and Empress, turned 20 today and reached adulthood. In a statement she let know: “From now on, I would like to engage sincerely with each duty as a member of the adult imperial family and help the imperial couple […]

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Season’s Greetings
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Season’s Greetings

It has been another Covid-19 year. Although somewhat more was possible in 2021 than in 2020, we still lacked big royal events. And just when everybody thought it was getting better, it all went worse again. But I keep on trying to look forward positively to the new year and hopefully to many lovely royal […]

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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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New royal and noble books – October 2021 Pixabay, Leeds Castle
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New royal and noble books – October 2021

For more new books about royalty see: History of Royal Women Rosvall Royal Books Royal Book News The World of Royalty Van Hoogstraten Online AUSTRIA/MEXICO Author: Edward Shawcross. Title: The last Emperor of Mexico. The dramatic story of the Habsburg Archduke who created a kingdom in the New World. Publication: 19 October 2021 by Basic […]

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Christmas Mail 2020
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Christmas Mail 2020

As usual I sent a bunch of Christmas cards to royals – reigning and non-reigning – all over Europe. It is always exciting to see whether people send back cards and what you get back. Several corona-related cards this year complete with “virus” and face masks. I am sure more cards will follow in the […]

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Season’s Greetings
Blog, Blog & Me

Season’s Greetings

2020 has been an atypical year (as the Spanish media I follow keep on mentioning it). Royals have been working at home a lot, showed their offices, and outside often wore face masks, which looks awful on photos. We hardly had any nice royal events or big celebrations. National days were reduced or not celebrated […]

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Christmas broadcasts 2020
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Christmas broadcasts 2020

Several countries are back in lockdown, which is a disaster around Christmas. Luckily I discovered there is quite a bit of royal TV in the coming weeks. I am sure this list is not complete, but enjoy! Austria 25 December – ORF2, 1.05pm: Sissi 25 December – ORF2, 2.45pm: Sissi, die junge Kaiserin 26 December […]

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How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition Picture from Pixabay
History, Miscellaneous

How The Royals Helped Starting a Christmas Tradition

During the Christmas time many people enjoy having a Christmas tree (in German: Weihnachtsbaum) – either a real or an artificial one – in the house, me included. It is strange to imagine a house at Christmas time without a tree full of the most beautiful ornaments. But where does this tradition come from and […]

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