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Royal News June 2022 © RVD - Patrick van Emst
News, Royal News

Royal News June 2022

Last modified: 28 June 2022 1 June A guide to the Platinum Jubilee. The Queen is the first British monarch to celebrate her Platinum Jubilee. A new portrait by Ranald Mackechnie was released to mark the beginning of the celebrations. In her Jubilee message the Queen said: “I continue to be inspired by the goodwill […]

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Tiaras and portraits at Sotheby’s
Exhibitions, Travel

Tiaras and portraits at Sotheby’s

All photos by a friend of mine (with mobile phone) Both exhibitions that auction house Sotheby’s in New Bond Street, London, organised on the occasion of the Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom were a huge surprise. Unfortunately it was impossible for me to travel to London for it, but several […]

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Royal News May 2022 Copyright: Maison du Grand-Duc/Kary Barthelmey
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Royal News May 2022

Last modified: 19 June 2022 2 May New pictures were released upon the 7th birthday of Princess Charlotte of Cambridge. It was also revealed that the family’s new black cocker spaniel is called Orla. The coronation of Zulu King Misuzulu, that was supposed to take place on 28 May, has been indefinitely postponed, as KwaZulu-Natal […]

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Noble and royal “interracial” Marriages
History, Miscellaneous

Noble and royal “interracial” Marriages

Updated 10 June 2022 How often these days I see articles stating that when Prince Harry of Wales married Meghan Markle in May 2018, it would be the first royal interracial marriage ever. Obviously most articles mean, the first British royal interracial marriage – as lots of media tends to forget there are other royal […]

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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee
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Highlights of the Platinum Jubilee

My highlights 1. The Queen of course! Such a treat to actually see the Queen in public. At 96 she missed a few events, but still she was there for the balcony appearances after Trooping the Colour and the Pageant, as well as the lighting of the Platinum Jubilee Beacon. She clearly wanted to make […]

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A guide to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations Photo & Copyright: Joe Little/Majesty
News, Royal News

A guide to the Platinum Jubilee celebrations

The Platinum Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom will be celebrated from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 5 June 2022. There is a lot going on in London these days and several things haven’t even be announced yet. I have many friends and acquaintances who have travelled to London. Although it is […]

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The Queen’s jubilee watch by Swatch
Media & Co, Memorabilia

The Queen’s jubilee watch by Swatch

Without doubt the “How Majestic” Jubilee watch by Swatch is one of the most popular souvenirs on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the accession to the throne of Queen Elizabeth II at the moment. I already know several people who bought it. The watch was available online and in Swatch stores already from […]

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