Tag: music

Queen Máxima – More Music for Schoolchildren
News, Royal Visits

Queen Máxima – More Music for Schoolchildren

Did you ever receive musical education at school? From the primary school I mainly remember that we were singing. And in the last three classes we had teachers who were luckily interested in music, so we occasionally sang together on Friday afternoons. Music was a required subject in the first three classes of secondary school. […]

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Elisabeth in Concert – An Unforgettable Experience
Film & TV, Media & Co

Elisabeth in Concert – An Unforgettable Experience

In the Spring of 1884 Empress Elisabeth of Austria, better known as Sisi, spent six weeks in the Netherlands for medical treatment. She also planned several visits to interesting places, like the Artis Zoo, the Rijksmuseum, the Dutch palaces. The Empress was on a private visit. King Willem III and Queen Emma were told of […]

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Royal Wedding Songs
Miscellaneous

Royal Wedding Songs

Several royal couples received their own official wedding song when they got married. I might well have missed a few, but here are some official ones. Starting with Willem-Alexander, The Prince of Orange, and Máxima Zorreguieta in 2002. No, the song wasn’t “Adiós Nonino” performed by Carel Kraayenhof. The national -yes national – wedding song […]

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Music and Royals
Bits & Pieces, Miscellaneous

Music and Royals

Can you name an artist (singer, musician, group) you discovered via your love for royals? If there is one I should name it is the Norwegian singer Sissel Kyrkjebø. The first time I heard her music it was during the wedding ceremony of Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and Ari Behn. A sad song actually, […]

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David Bowie is … was … still is
Exhibitions, Travel

David Bowie is … was … still is

The topic might not appeal to everybody, but given the huge amount of fans I write a little bit about the death of singer, actor, songwriter David Bowie on 10 January 2016. His death caused an explosion of posts on Twitter and other social media, also by a few nobles and royals I follow. Not […]

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Two days to go until the Dutch investiture
News, Other News

Two days to go until the Dutch investiture

I am really looking forward to the investiture of the Prince of Orange as King of the Netherlands on Tuesday. I can’t remember much of 30 April 1980, when his mother Beatrix became our Queen, as I was only 6 1/2 years old. And let’s be honest in about 30 years, when Princess Amalia hopefully […]

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A Song for King Willem-Alexander (2)
Miscellaneous

A Song for King Willem-Alexander (2)

Found a few more songs in connection with the investiture of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April. De Kroningsclip of the 3Js. Sounds OK, and the videoclip is really cute. Ronnie Tober and René Riva honour Queen Beatrix, who is to abdicate on 30 April with a song called “Dank u, Majesteit”. Ronnie Tober also changed […]

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A Song for King Willem-Alexander
Film & TV, Media & Co

A Song for King Willem-Alexander

The national committee inauguration last week said there will be a “Konigslied” (king’s song) written on the occasion, and as many people as possible should sing it on a special choosen moment on 30 April, the day Queen Beatrix will abdicate. But you wonder if it is necessary at all to spend any money on […]

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