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Four countries in eight days
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Four countries in eight days

Yesterday evening I finally arrived back home in The Netherlands after an eight-day “working” vacation. I actually can’t remember the last time I’ve spent a full week away from home. It was a real treat after more than two years of corona pandemic to be able to travel further away again than just over the […]

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Full of plans Kruja Castle
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Full of plans

All of the sudden my agenda is starting to look full again. Now Covid-19 doesn’t dictate every day of my life anymore, I start making plans and even start to attend events with people. On Monday evening I was at the Groninger Forum where Queen Máxima of the Netherlands handed out the Koning Willem I-Prijzen […]

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King’s Day 2022
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King’s Day 2022

After two years alternative King’s Day celebrations, it is finally possible to celebrate again. No mask, no distance … ten thousands of people all over the Netherlands are celebrating the same way as before 2020. The royal family will be present in Maastricht, in the province of Limburg in the south of the Netherlands. As […]

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My first trips abroad
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My first trips abroad

When my sister and I were younger, we usually spent the vacations in The Netherlands itself. Lots of classmates went abroad and I was sometimes pretty jealous of them. Only later I understood that they probably hardly knew their own country. And I had friends, whose parents thought Amsterdam was a scary city. My parents […]

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Season’s Greetings
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Season’s Greetings

It has been another Covid-19 year. Although somewhat more was possible in 2021 than in 2020, we still lacked big royal events. And just when everybody thought it was getting better, it all went worse again. But I keep on trying to look forward positively to the new year and hopefully to many lovely royal […]

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Finally my 34th wedding
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Finally my 34th wedding

There was more than one reason that my 34th royal wedding in more than twenty years time was even more exciting than before. I can’t even remember that there has ever been such a huge gap between two weddings. There were also years in which I enjoyed seeing more than one wedding. My full list […]

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My memories – The wedding of Haakon & Mette-Marit
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My memories – The wedding of Haakon & Mette-Marit

This month it is 20 years ago that Crown Prince Haakon of Norway married Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. It was actually my second visit to Oslo, after having stayed in a youth hostel there for the Olympic Winter Games 1994. I didn’t see much royal back then, but this time the visit was nearly totally dedicated […]

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Photo published in Het Buiten
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Photo published in Het Buiten

Last week I received a copy of the new edition of the Dutch magazine “Het Buiten”, that is being sent to people donating money to the Nederlandse Kastelenstichting (NKS), the Vrienden Particuliere Historische Buitenplaatsen (Vrienden PHB), and the members of the Vereniging PHB (VPHB) and to Landgoedvrienden. A few weeks ago I received a message […]

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