European RoyalsOtherThe Netherlands

Dutch Council of State confirms Hugo Klynstra's right to name and princely title

The Dutch Council of State has confirmed Hugo Klynstra’s right to carry the name and princely title of his father, Prince Carlos, Duke of Parma. Hugo Klynstra is the illegitimate son of Prince Carlos, who is a cousin of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, and Brigitte Klynstra. Placing the case before the Council of State was the Duke of Parma’s final chance of an appeal. What…
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LuxembourgMonacoPrincess Anne and FamilyThe Netherlands

Princess Anne and European Royals brave the cold to attend Olympic Opening Ceremony

Princess Anne joined royals from across Europe to attend the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympic Games in South Korea on Friday evening. The royals braved temperatures of -4°C to attend the event which ran on until almost 11pm. Joining The Princess Royal in the stands were King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of The Netherlands, Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, Albert II of Monaco and…
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The Netherlands

1.7 million tune into King Willem-Alexander’s speech

Close to 1.7 million people tuned in to watch King Willem-Alexander’s Christmas address in the Netherlands on Monday. The King of the Netherlands delivered his annual Christmas speech from his home in Wassenaar. According to Vorsten, 1,259,000 people in the Netherlands during the afternoon watched the King on four different television channels: NPO 1, NPO 2, RTL 4 and SBS 6. Another…
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OpinionThe Netherlands

Review: Darling Queen - Dear Old Bones

I have long been advocating for more books to be written in English about the royals of mainland Europe, so I was thrilled to hear about and read Darling Queen – Dear Old Bones: Queen Wilhelmina’s correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter by Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes and published by Amsterdam University Press. It was initially printed in Dutch several years ago…
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