For the second weekend in a row I was travelling. And as I didn’t have a lot of time during the week, the result was: no posts on the blog. Not that there is nothing to write. I just don’t have time. So, what did I do this weekend, Saturday 10 and Sunday 11 December […]
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 […]
What to see in Royal Copenhagen?
On 16 April and some previous days Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 80th birthday. All one can hope is that the Covid-19 virus doesn’t influence any plans she or I have. Having wanted to see one of these celebrations for a long time, I booked a few days Copenhagen. I have visited the […]
How to visit the Palace Noordeinde in The Hague?
Ever since Palace Noordeinde in Den Haag opened its doors in 2016 I receive questions about the summer opening and how to get tickets. Keep your eyes open towards the end of June, as only then it thus far has been announced when exactly the palace and the royal stables open their doors for the […]
The royal events I really would love to attend one day
When you have health problems that bad that you wonder if you will ever be able again to attend royal events, you wonder what is left to wish for. There are many places to travel to, although nothing that I really still have to do. There are also many events I still would love to […]
Royal Greenhouses at Laeken
So often I had thought when seeing pictures again, I should finally visit the Royal Greenhouses at Laeken Castle, Brussels, Belgium. However for me Brussels is at least a five-hour train ride, so it is not something you’d really like to do in one day. And unfortunately the Greenhouses are only open three weeks a […]
Beyond the obvious – What to see in London?
After having been in London several times, you’d think I have seen it all. Of course when you visit first you really need to see the obvious royal places like Buckingham Palace, St James’s Palace, Kensington Palace, Clarence House, the Queen’s Gallery, Kew Gardens … I’ve never been inside Buckingham Palace or Clarence House, as […]
The Countries I Have Visited
I love travelling, but I haven’t really visited many countries and have never been outside Europe (if you don’t count in the Asian part of Turkey, just across the Bosporus). In some countries I’ve hardly seen anything, while in other countries I have been in a lot of places. There is still so much to […]
Travelling in Royal Style
On 4 October 2017 at the Spoorwegmuseum (Railway Museum) in Utrecht, The Netherlands, the exhibition “Vorstelijk Reizen” (Travelling in Royal Style) opened its doors. It is not clear to me how long it will be there, although some places say 2025. Pieces from the collection of the museum show the long history of royals travelling […]
Travelling to Events – How to Plan
Often people wonder: you go to all these wonderful events. How do you do that? The first thing of course you need is a date and a place for the event, preferably including the starting time. Whether it is a simple engagement by one or more royals or a royal wedding, that are the most […]