Tag: Oldenburg

Borkum – A royal connection?
Travel, Travel Tips

Borkum – A royal connection?

Two weeks ago I took a two-day vacation. Due to Covid I didn’t dare to go away that far yet. But I managed to book a night in a hotel on the Island of Borkum in Germany. It turned out later on that the room had become vacant because of the pandemic. Lucky me, although […]

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Royal Twins
History, Miscellaneous

Royal Twins

Sometimes I wonder what’s the thing with (royal) twins nowadays. So many celebrities become the parents of twins, and there are more royal twins than ever before. Almost every time a royal is pregnant, there are rumours it will be twins. Most of the time that is of course rubbish, but once in a while […]

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Flower Decoration for a Royal Wedding Carlos & Annemarie, Brussels, Belgium, November 2010.
Marriages, News

Flower Decoration for a Royal Wedding

Nobles and royals who are getting married do have the same problem as any other couple that gets married. The wedding venue is often the easiest part, at least if the family still occupies a family castle. But otherwise also they have to find themselves one. And of course there is the flower decoration. How […]

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Which Royals died in 2016?
Births & Deaths, News

Which Royals died in 2016?

In Showbizz-land 2016 was quite a bad year, but how bad was it for the royal houses? Here is the complete list for 2016 thus far. It isn’t unusual only to hear about genealogical facts weeks, months or even years later. Good to see that many died at a rather old age, people in their […]

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New Royal Postcards (1)
Blog & Me, My Collection

New Royal Postcards (1)

Any royal postcard collectors among my visitors? I just have a small collection of cards, either with royals (old and new) or palaces/castles on it. My mother gave me these postcards recently, likely dating from the 1950s to the 1970s. The first black-white postcard shows the castles of King Ludwig II of Bavaria. The poststamps […]

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What happened to Count Adolf?
Exhibitions, Travel

What happened to Count Adolf?

Graaf Adolf is gebleven (Count Adolf stayed behind) in Friesland in de slag, (in battle in Frisia) zijn ziel in ‘t eeuwig leven (His soul in the eternal life) verwacht de jongste dag. (awaits the final judgement) These are the last lines of the fourth verse of the Dutch national anthem (there are fifteen verses, just for your information). Who is this Count Adolf? He was born in Dillenburg on […]

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Duke Anton Günther von Oldenburg (1923-2014) Copyright: Netty Leistra
Births & Deaths, News

Duke Anton Günther von Oldenburg (1923-2014)

Duke Anton Günther von Oldenburg died on 20 September 2014 in Güldenstein, Germany. He was born in Lensahn, Germany on 16 January 1923 as son of Duke Nikolaus von Oldenburg and his first wife Princess Helene zu Waldeck und Pyrmont. He married at Kreuzwertheim, Germany, on 7 August 1951 Princess Ameli zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg. They became […]

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Dutch Royal Couple visits Germany
News, Royal Visits

Dutch Royal Couple visits Germany

On Monday King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands visited the German state of Lower Saxony, and on Tuesday they were in North Rhine-Westphalia.The aim of the two-day visit was to promote mutual trade interests and cooperations in areas such as renewable energy, creative industries, innovation and education at universities. As they were quite […]

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