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News Links / Re: TEFAF Art and Antique Fair
« on: March 06, 2019, 08:44:55 AM »

TEFAF 2019,Maastricht.The worlds most important Art event.

BeNeLux Royalty / Re: HRH Princess Beatrix of The Netherlands
« on: March 06, 2019, 07:31:40 AM »
Still out and about and very much loved and respected!

Last week she joined TM & their girls and son Prince Constantine and his family for wintersports in Lech am Arlberg,Austria.

The annual wintersport in Lech is an over 60 year tradition of the Dutch RF,and starts with the photoshoot.An agreement
of the Dutch RF and the take pics for an halve hour after which the RF will be left in peace for the remainder of the holiday there,and that works well,very well,they are entitled to some privacy during a vacation.But they go all over town there as well so you might run into one of them or all of them in the town of Lech,be it in the supermarket or,shops or restaurants they favour.
The bond the Orange Nassau's and Lech is strong.

Courtesy Hans Jacobs.


This morning TM arrived in Bremen,Germany for a working visit,TM pay a row of working visits to all German States.

BeNeLux Royalty / Re: BeNeLux royal jewels
« on: March 06, 2019, 07:13:22 AM »

And then there was the very successful State Visit to the UK last year,which was an extremely great surprise
as Queen Máxima took the Stuart diamond out of the vaults,it was seen for the first time in over 40 years.
What a delight!!

Strong ties & relations & a warm friendship,Brexit or no Brexit.

BeNeLux Royalty / Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« on: March 06, 2019, 07:02:06 AM »

TM the King & Queen and their three young Ladies finally moved into the Huis ten Bosch palace in January after years of restaurations.
They had lived at the "Villa Eikenhorst" since 2003.

The Alexander Palace / Re: Alexander Palace interiors
« on: March 06, 2019, 06:58:24 AM »

I hear that part of the Alexander Palace will be opened again this october,good  news on itself!
But then still,we'll have to wait and see...

BeNeLux Royalty / Re: BeNeLux Royal Palaces
« on: April 10, 2018, 08:25:18 AM »

Het Loo Palace is closed until 2021 due to extensive restoration and a total renewal
of the Basse Cour.The gardens are open as usual.

TM will pay a State Visit to Italy from june 20th till june 23rd and will visit Rome,Milano and Palermo.
TM will also pay a State Visit to the Vatican on thursday the 22nd of June.

A State Visit to Portugal is planned between October 10th till october 12th.

Queen Máxima,in her capacity as the UN Secretary General's Special Advocate for Inclusive Finance for Development visited Vietnam.


TM will start their State Visit to Australia tomorrow monday october 31st in Perth
and it will be concluded on the 4th of November in Brisbane.

The State Visit to New Zealand starts on monday November 7th till wednesday November 9th.

BeNeLux Royalty / Books on Dutch Royals
« on: October 30, 2016, 04:37:31 AM »

A new book,by Jolande Withuis,a rather unknown author..and individual..,a biographie on Queen Juliana as it is called,was published this week.
By a "scientist" as the cover says...Giving the impression that it must be wellwrought and that the author must have had access to the Royal Archives...Not true!!...

Besides the old ad nauseam stuff of the hofmans affaire en the Lockheed affair...of which one wonders what it adds to the biographie except that it fills pages.It also goes quasi in dept on the relationship between Juliana and Bernhard.So much so that much of it is simply suggestion,way besides the thruth.It caused HRH Princess Irene,2nd daughter of Juliana and Bernhard to express that she is deeply hurt by the concoction that is called a book and the allegations,and just that,on the family's life at Soestdijk Palace,stated without one simple fact.The Princess didn't want to say what her sisters and other family members thought of it and wished to keep her comment to her own opinion.


BeNeLux Royalty / Queen Wilhelmina
« on: October 30, 2016, 04:22:07 AM »

TRH The Grand Duchess Sophie of Saksen Weimar Eisenach,née Princess of The Netherlands,Prince Frederik of Orange Nassau,maternal grandfather Georg Victor of Waldeck Pyrmont and the latters daughter,the Countess of Erbach.

As the exhibition comes to an end,it is clear that most if not all exhibitions after the Grand opening are a little to largely disappointing.Much of the same,or disappointingly little of real interest...if one knows what's all in store at the Hermitage St.P that is....But OK,I give it another chance with the exhibition on Tsar Nikolai II next year.. 

News Links / HM King Bhumibol Adulyadey passed away aged 88
« on: October 16, 2016, 02:39:15 AM »

Mr.Prem,Chair of the Privy Council has been appointed Regent of the Kingdom
until the Monarch is proclaimed.Vajiralongkorn officailly claims he needs time to
mourn his father.Prem and the PM met with Vajiralongkorn last night.


News Links / HM King Bhumibol Adulyadey passed away aged 88
« on: October 13, 2016, 07:36:23 AM »

HM King Bhumibol Adulyadej of Thailand,aka King Rama IX,died earlyer today.

Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn,63, will most probably be His successor....most probably, as that is still
not too sure as the Prince is very unpopular in Thailand,among the ordinary people,the elite
as well as the military...


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