Are there any royals that own cats my own cat Prince Harry asked? Honestly I can only think of one: Princess Michael of Kent. Traditionally royals own horses and dogs. Horses were used to ride or to pull a carriage from A to Z. You needed them when going hunting. Dogs were to guard the […]
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 […]
A last minute surprise meeting at Kensington Palace
During my state visit in London – as my royalty friend Bobby called it – I intended to visit a few exhibitions and meet with a few people. Unfortunately the royals themselves managed to organize their many engagements around my visit, so there wasn’t much going on. I missed the visit of Queen Letizia of […]
Fashion, Bumps – What Royalty-Watchers Don’t Like to Read
Of course I don’t expect the media to put everything online. But there are articles online about royals that you really wonder about: why have they been published at all. British media for example can go nuts when it is about writing about royalty, especially their own. I am certain many of the articles we […]
Catherine vs. Meghan – Whom to Like?
Yesterday, when I was in The Hague I followed a discussion on Twitter on my phone, that somewhat surprised me. Longtime fans of Catherine, The Duchess of Cambridge, seem to have turned to Meghan Markle, and it clearly is hardly allowed to like both of them. It shouldn’t really have surprised me. In the early […]
A Third Child for Catherine and William – What will the Name be?
Their first two children received quite traditional names: George Alexander Louis and Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. The first child of Prince William, The Duke of Cambridge and his wife Catherine, will probably once be King George VII and his name is frequently used within the British royal family since the early 18th century. Saint George is […]
Looking at myself I become pretty bored when I hear and read too much about one particular royal house. When I started learning about royals most information I could get – mainly from the gossip magazines here in the country – was about the Dutch, British royal family and the princely family of Monaco. Since […]
Kate Middleton … Kate who?
The news section for the British Royal Family of the British newspaper Daily Telegraph says in its header “Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 but continues to carry out an exacting range of duties with Prince Philip. They are ably supported by Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, […]
The wedding of the Duke of Cambridge and Catherine Middleton
Last modified: 20 December 2013 Tuesday, 26 April 2011 As a royalty watcher you should of course arrive at the place-to-be in time. So on Tuesday, 26 April 2011 I took the airplane from Amsterdam to London, where I had booked a hotel already late November. Not too close to Westminster Abbey and Buckingham Palace, […]