Tag: King Willem-Alexander

Wind meets Gas – Willem-Alexander in Groningen
News, Royal Visits

Wind meets Gas – Willem-Alexander in Groningen

The opening of the Frida Kahlo exhibition in the afternoon of 7 October in Assen by Queen Máxima of the Netherlands would surely have been a more exciting engagement. But with a busy weekend coming, I decided not to go. In the early morning King Willem-Alexander also travelled north, and as the Martini Church in […]

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A royal surprise in Hohenems The bride and her father
Marriages, News

A royal surprise in Hohenems

Photos & Copyright by a friend of mine. About 480 guests had travelled to Hohenems for the wedding of Philipp Eisl and Countess Tatiana zu Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems on Saturday 2 October 2021. The couple’s engagement was announced in April 2020. The wedding was planned for 5 June 2021, but at that date only the civil wedding […]

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The first photosession of Princess Alexia – 2005
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The first photosession of Princess Alexia – 2005

Today is the summer photosession of the Dutch royals at Palace Huis ten Bosch. Over the years I have been to two photosessions, in 2005 and 2013. Living in Groningen means that The Hague/Wassenaar is pretty far away, and travelling is not very high on my list at the moment. Nor is there as much […]

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Finally, a state visit! © Castleholic
News, Royal Visits

Finally, a state visit!

Now many people (including me and the royal couple) have been vaccinated, more and more seems to be possible. And also the royals start coming out of their palaces more often than in the past 16 months. Although we did spot some tiaras over that period, it had been a long time ago since we […]

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Dutch royal TV in times of crisis © RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde
Film & TV, Media & Co

Dutch royal TV in times of crisis

The Dutch television at the moment rebroadcasts successful old tv-programs, including some royal ones. Unfortunately most of it is in Dutch, but it is worth watching. I hope all is visible abroad, but on Twitter several people said they could see them. “Bezoek aan Drakensteyn” – The 1980 interview with Princess Beatrix and Prince Claus […]

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The history of Queen’s and King’s Day 2012
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The history of Queen’s and King’s Day

My first Queen’s Day was in 1993 when the Dutch royal family visited Sneek, 2003 a friend and I were in Deventer as far as I remember. The first time I was there as a journalist was in 2004 when they visited Warffum and Groningen. I was there again in 2005 in Scheveningen, 2006 in […]

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The state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971 Prambanan Temple, Yogyakarta. Photo from Pixabay.
News, Royal Visits

The state visit of Queen Juliana to Indonesia 1971

On 9 March 2020 King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands arrived in Indonesia for a state visit, that will end on 13 March 2020. Because of the colonial past – Indonesia was once a Dutch colony – the visit will be a sensitive one with some tensions. That wasn’t different in 1995 when […]

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Additional knitted royals
Blog & Me, My Collection

Additional knitted royals

Sorry everyone. I don’t have a huge amount of articles waiting to be posted as some of the bloggers I know. And as I wasn’t home last week, I didn’t write any new posts for this blog. I spent six lovely days in gorgeous Scotland, and guess what? I even did have good weather most […]

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