Tag: palace

Another Christening at Palace Het Loo
Births & Deaths, News

Another Christening at Palace Het Loo

You’d almost forget, but no Willem Jan Johannes Pieter Floris van Vollenhoven, son of Prince Floris and Princess Aimée van Oranje-Nassau, Van Vollenhoven wasn’t christened yet. The little boy was born at the Bronovo Hospital in The Hague, The Netherlands, on 1 July 2013 at 1.32pm. The little brother of Magali and Eliane was finally […]

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The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens
Gardens, Travel

The King’s Tree at the Noordeinde gardens

On the occasion of the inthronisation of King Willem-Alexander on 30 April 2013 there was a project by the “Stichting Nationale Boomfeestdag” (Foundation of National Festival of Trees) and the “Koninklijke Bond van Oranjeverenigingen” (Royal Society of Orange Societies). All over the country “koningsbomen” (King’s trees) were planted and Dutch municipalities were stimulated to plant […]

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The Park of Palace Het Loo
Gardens, Travel

The Park of Palace Het Loo

When you have never visited Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, there is probably already enough to see for the visitor in the palace itself and in the gardens. But otherwise I highly recommend the about one hour “Oranjewandeling” (orange walk) through the park behind the gardens. For years visitors of the palace couldn’t […]

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Royal Showpieces at Het Loo
Exhibitions, Travel

Royal Showpieces at Het Loo

The layout of the rooms at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, doesn’t change too often. Once in a while a new piece of furniture or a painting is added. With Christmas there are Christmas trees and decoration all over the palace … But now five historical rooms of the palace have been emptied […]

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Grace Kelly in Apeldoorn
Exhibitions, Travel

Grace Kelly in Apeldoorn

Yesterday I finally went to see the exhibition “Grace Kelly-Princess and Style Icon” at Palace Het Loo in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands. Of course I had been outside when Reigning Prince Albert II of Monaco opened the exhibition on 3 June, but I wasn’t allowed inside. Until 26 October 2014 this unique Grace Kelly exhibition is […]

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Prince of Monaco visits The Netherlands
News, Royal Visits

Prince of Monaco visits The Netherlands

Some weeks ago it was announced that Reigning Prince Albert II of Monaco and his wife Princess Charlène were pay an official visit to the Netherlands on 3 June. While Albert was going to speak with the Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte and the presidents of the first and second Chamber, Charlène was to visit […]

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Belgium has a new King: Philippe
News, Other News

Belgium has a new King: Philippe

Since 21 July 2013 Belgium has a new King. King Albert II abdicated on the Belgian national day in favour of his son King Philippe. King Albert II only announced that he would abdicate on 4 July 2013, so there was little time for extra preparations. But of course the Belgians already were to celebrate […]

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Madeleine & Chris finally said yes! Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist/The Swedish Royal Court
Marriages, News

Madeleine & Chris finally said yes!

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has finally managed. She has gotten married today at the palace chapel of the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The groom Christopher O’Neill, who looked somewhat stiff in the past months, suddenly has become an enthusiastic and happy man. He even seemed to cry during the wedding, while Madeleine was smiling all […]

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