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My royal mail 2021
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My royal mail 2021

Not that I am writing to royals too often, but I’ve sent a few cards this year. In the past months I received the following mail: 40th wedding anniversary of Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, March 2021 (Instagram) Engagement of Prince Louis of Luxembourg and Scarlett-Lauren Sirgue, May 2021 (Instagram) […]

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Christmas Mail 2020
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Christmas Mail 2020

As usual I sent a bunch of Christmas cards to royals – reigning and non-reigning – all over Europe. It is always exciting to see whether people send back cards and what you get back. Several corona-related cards this year complete with “virus” and face masks. I am sure more cards will follow in the […]

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My royal mail 2020
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My royal mail 2020

Arrived on 9 January 2020: a card with photo from King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians to thank for the card I sent them for the 20th wedding anniversary. On 15 April 2020 King Philippe of the Belgians celebrated his 60th birthday. On 16 April 2020 Queen Margrethe II of Denmark turned 80. […]

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UPDATED 5-3: Royal Christmas mail 2019
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UPDATED 5-3: Royal Christmas mail 2019

Each year I send out a small amount of Christmas cards to royals that I do like, that send cards back. The last answers often arrive in February, or even later. I was very early this year myself, having sent mine already in the weekend of 30 November/1 December 2019. Although I am not sure […]

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Royal stuff to read at Christmas
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Royal stuff to read at Christmas

I can’t say I always like the post, especially not in recent weeks. Today my TV-guide (a paper version) arrived far too late and already three out of seven days I had to figure out elsewhere what was on TV. I of course missed one of my favourite programs on Sunday evening. I had to […]

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Getting rid of a part of my collection (2)
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Getting rid of a part of my collection (2)

Still busy putting my royal collection in order. After temporarily having put postcards and royal mail in a few boxes, I decided to have another look at the huge pile of scrapbooks from the past 40 years. I also had several scrapbooks from the 1960s and 1970s, originally created by others. As I run out […]

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You’ve got royal mail (4)
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You’ve got royal mail (4)

My first thought when I saw my mail today on the doormat was: who has died now? I only saw the back of the envelope at first, which clearly is a mourning letter, but didn’t have any other distinctions. Only when looking at the front it became clear that this actually was a card to […]

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You’ve got royal mail (3)
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You’ve got royal mail (3)

Since most of the Christmas answers arrived – unfortunately not the beloved yearly card from Monaco – it has become silent in my mailbox. However I’ve sent a few cards around May and today received a lovely reply. As usual posted from Buckingham Palace, still with stamp of Kensington Palace at the back of the […]

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