Lately the British online media is full of articles claiming to know all about royal protocol, rules (I’d prefer to call it guidelines though), etiquette and dress code. When reading these articles you really wonder what these journalists know about the subject and whether they are correct. Not that I am an expert, but I […]
When should you wear a hat or fascinator?
When a few months ago King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands celebrated his 50th birthday, he had invited 150 ordinary Dutch people for dinner in the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. A lady, who actually was seated next to the king, wore a rather large hat. I am not quite sure whether these special guests received any […]
Royal Weddings: The Do’s and Don’ts
What are the things you absolutely shouldn’t do when being a guest or a fan at a royal wedding. I am sure there are some things you all can think of. Even royals and nobles sometimes do the wrong thing. Don’t wear huge hats, even when they look lovely on you. The people sitting behind […]
Etiquette: How to walk up and down the Stairs
I actually never thought for a second about it. But once when visiting a castle I walked down the stairs with someone who had grown up visiting castles of family members and friends. And when I was holding the balustrade – as about all other visitors around us – he laughed and explained to me […]