Tag: monarchy

Royal finances, spending and criticism Photo: Pixabay
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Royal finances, spending and criticism

Let’s face it: royals are not celebrities, although sometimes you really wonder nowadays. Royals mix with celebrities, and have already done so for years. Where celebrities can spend the money they earned as it pleases them, royals have to be much more careful. Already for centuries royal houses have been financed by the state. In […]

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Is there anyone who wants to be King or Queen?
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Is there anyone who wants to be King or Queen?

Several statements by Prince Harry of Wales in the American magazine “Newsweek” last week caused some criticism. Whether it was wise of him to say these things remains a question, but at least he was honest. And probably he spoke about what many royals have felt and might never have spoken about. We are involved […]

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A Royal Carriage Ride at the Fraeylemaborg
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A Royal Carriage Ride at the Fraeylemaborg

Just over two weeks ago, on 6 September, I attended the “Fraeylemaborg Koetsentocht 2014”. This tour with horse-drawn carriages takes place every year and takes the whole day. It ends at the beautiful Fraeylemaborg, a former noble estate in Slochteren, in the North of the Netherlands. I’d rather would have liked to sit in a […]

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