Tag: Queen Máxima

The wedding dress of Queen Máxima photo & copyright: Evert Elzinga
Exhibitions, Travel

The wedding dress of Queen Máxima

Now the covid-19 pandemic seems to have come to an halt (at least for now), also new exhibitions are being opened. In the past two weeks I visited no less than three exhibitions. Two were in Amsterdam, one in Leeuwarden, all here in the Netherlands. It was a real joy being able to travel and […]

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A royal surprise in Hohenems The bride and her father
Marriages, News

A royal surprise in Hohenems

Photos & Copyright by a friend of mine. About 480 guests had travelled to Hohenems for the wedding of Philipp Eisl and Countess Tatiana zu Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems on Saturday 2 October 2021. The couple’s engagement was announced in April 2020. The wedding was planned for 5 June 2021, but at that date only the civil wedding […]

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Queen Máxima’s visit to Hoogezand
News, Royal Visits

Queen Máxima’s visit to Hoogezand

The visit of Queen Máxima of the Netherlands to Hoogezand was a bit of a belated birthday present for me. Two days after my birthday, on Wednesday 15 September 2021, the Queen opened the new “Huis van Cultuur en Bestuur” (House of Culture and Administration) of the Municipality Midden-Groningen. As it is not too far […]

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The first photosession of Princess Alexia – 2005
News, Other News

The first photosession of Princess Alexia – 2005

Today is the summer photosession of the Dutch royals at Palace Huis ten Bosch. Over the years I have been to two photosessions, in 2005 and 2013. Living in Groningen means that The Hague/Wassenaar is pretty far away, and travelling is not very high on my list at the moment. Nor is there as much […]

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Finally, a state visit! © Castleholic
News, Royal Visits

Finally, a state visit!

Now many people (including me and the royal couple) have been vaccinated, more and more seems to be possible. And also the royals start coming out of their palaces more often than in the past 16 months. Although we did spot some tiaras over that period, it had been a long time ago since we […]

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Children’s Biennale – Queen Máxima in Groningen
News

Children’s Biennale – Queen Máxima in Groningen

It had been quite a while since I saw one of the royals. I had to think! April 2018 King’s Day in Groningen, Princess Laurentien in May 2018 and a visit of King Willem-Alexander to the Groninger Museum and the A-Church in Groningen in June 2018, and the sighting of the three Cambridge kids in […]

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Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum Photo & Copyright: Fries Museum, Leeuwarden
Exhibitions, Travel

Haute Bordure at the Fries Museum

The museum will finally be allowed to open its doors on 5 June 2021! Luckily the Fries Museum in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands, despite of Covid-19 could receive media who want to report about the collection. I managed to make an appointment for Friday 2 April 2021 to see their newest exhibition “Haute Bordure“. Whether you’re […]

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Book review: Máxima Zorreguieta, Moederland
Books & Magazines, Media & Co

Book review: Máxima Zorreguieta, Moederland

Reeds in januari 2017 maakte Uitgeverij De Bezige Bij bekend, dat de Nederlandse cultuurhistoricus en econome Marcia Luyten een biografie over koningin Máxima der Nederlanden zou gaan schrijven. De bedoeling was dat het boek voor de 50ste verjaardag van de koningin op 17 mei 2021 in de winkel zou liggen. Het eerste deel van de […]

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