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The wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima in Amsterdam photo & copyright: Netty Leistra
Marriages, News

The wedding of Willem-Alexander and Máxima in Amsterdam

Last modified: 10 December 2012 Amsterdam, Saturday, 2 February 2002 The program 10.15-10.45: Civil wedding conducted by Mr Job Cohen, mayor of the City of Amsterdam, in the Beurs van Berlage. The ceremony is attended by family members, government representatives and invited guests from the municipality of Amsterdam, the provinces and other parts of the […]

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Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces
Exhibitions, Gardens, Travel

Diana & her garden – Kensington Palace

Photos: Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces If travelling would be easier nowadays, there is one place I would love to go. I have been in London several times, but there is still something new to discover. I visited Kensington Palace only two years ago, but the recent exhibition and the new statue would have been […]

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A final greeting for Grand Duke Jean
Births & Deaths, News

A final greeting for Grand Duke Jean

It is not unusual to see wreaths and flower arrangements at someone’s cremation or funeral. But when a royal dies there are usually huge wreaths that are often placed where everybody can see them. When Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg died last month, there were quite a few flowers outside the palace and the cathedral. […]

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The autumnal wedding theme of Eugenie and Jack
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The autumnal wedding theme of Eugenie and Jack

The mainly white wedding bouquet of Princess Eugenie of York consisted of Lily of the Valley, Stephanotis pips, hints of baby blue thistles, white spray roses and trailing ivy. And of course there were sprigs of myrtle from Osbourne House included, a royal tradition that has been kept for more than 150 years. The first […]

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Hannover Wedding – Flowers and the Market Church
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Hannover Wedding – Flowers and the Market Church

On 8 July 2017 Prince Ernst August von Hannover Junior married Ekaterina Malysheva religiously in the Marktkirche (Market Church) in the old centre of the city of Hannover, Germany. The last royal wedding to be held here was that of his grandfather Prince Ernst August von Hannover (1914-1987) and Princess Ortrud zu Schleswig-Holstein (1925-1980), who […]

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Wedding Time in Friendly Bückeburg
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Wedding Time in Friendly Bückeburg

Although the marriage of the Fürst zu Schaumburg-Lippe has unfortunately ended, I still have good memories of my first visit to his main residence, the small town of Bückeburg, not that far from Hannover, Germany. In the days around the wedding on 30 June 2007 my friends and I had a real good time. We […]

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Flower Decoration for a Royal Wedding Carlos & Annemarie, Brussels, Belgium, November 2010.
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Flower Decoration for a Royal Wedding

Nobles and royals who are getting married do have the same problem as any other couple that gets married. The wedding venue is often the easiest part, at least if the family still occupies a family castle. But otherwise also they have to find themselves one. And of course there is the flower decoration. How […]

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A Garden Dedicated to Princess Diana
Gardens, Travel

A Garden Dedicated to Princess Diana

This year we are commemorating the 20th death anniversary of Diana, Princess of Wales. At the Kensington Palace in London you can’t only see an exhibition with some of her iconic dresses (more about that later), but there is also a new temporary garden in the grounds of the palace, dedicated to Diana. The gardeners […]

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