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Kew Palace – Away from busy London
Castles, Travel

Kew Palace – Away from busy London

If you’re in London, the weather is nice and you want to get away from the crowds, I can only recommend a visit to Kew Gardens and Kew Palace. I went there in 2006 after several days of terrible heath, when the weather finally started to get normal again. I loved it strolling through the […]

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An Interesting Royal Walk Through Leeuwarden
Travel, Travel Tips

An Interesting Royal Walk Through Leeuwarden

He already held Nassau Walks and Maria Louise Walks through the centre of the city of Leeuwarden, the capital of the Province of Friesland, in the north of the Netherlands. On 5 August Bearn Bilker – a known Dutch royalty-expert – led the very first Anna van Hannover Walk, about his favourite Frisian Nassau. It […]

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The Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover Palace of Herrenhausen
Castles, Gardens, Travel

The Herrenhäuser Gärten in Hannover

If you ever visit Hannover you shouldn’t miss the Herrenhäuser Gärten, especially not in the Spring and Summer. The place where Prince Ernst August von Hannover Jr and Ekaterina Malysheva today will hold a reception after their wedding in the Marktkirche in Hannover is a beautiful place. I have no idea where in the gardens […]

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Chapeaux! The Hat Exhibition has been opened
Exhibitions, Travel

Chapeaux! The Hat Exhibition has been opened

On 22 March Princess Beatrix opened an exhibition of her own hats at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Although expected, she didn’t wear a hat, probably the best in this case as there were already enough hats. The next day ‘Chapeaux! Hats of Queen Beatrix’ opened to the public and will remain open […]

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Lost Glory in Dresden
Castles, Travel

Lost Glory in Dresden

In World War II the city of Dresden in Germany was heavily bombed, the most known one in February 1945. More than 6,5km2 of the city centre was destroyed, thousands of people killed. After the war the city was rebuild, parts of the historic inner city reconstructed. Some buildings were only restored in recent years, […]

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Book review: Princess Christina – Days at Drottningholm Copyright: Anna-Lena Ahlström/The Swedish Royal Court
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

Book review: Princess Christina – Days at Drottningholm

In April 2016 Princess Christina, Mrs Magnuson – the youngest sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden – published her book “Dagar på Drottningholm”. I thought actually that it was only published in Swedish, but it turns out that almost at the same time also an English version was published, a fact that I […]

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The Palace at the Lange Voorhout
Castles, Travel

The Palace at the Lange Voorhout

Some people visit this place only because since 2002 it houses the permanent M.C. Escher exhibition of the Gemeentemuseum The Hague (Netherlands). However not so long ago this was a royal palace. I must admit I had never been here before and always forgot to visit. But on Saturday I had just over an hour […]

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