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Forum: Dutch Royals 04-08-2019, 07:15 PM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
After the roaring Sixties Queen Juliana changed...

After the roaring Sixties Queen Juliana changed from a Queen into a social worker, let us say. But in all books it is claimed that Prince Bernhard had more eye for the theatre of state. Even in the...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-07-2019, 11:43 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The King has all the freedom (but also the...

The King has all the freedom (but also the responsibility). Article 41 of the Constitution says that the King shall organize his House, taking due account of the public interest (= the ministerial...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-06-2019, 07:40 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
We see Maria-Louisa Alexandra gravin van Zuylen...

We see Maria-Louisa Alexandra gravin van Zuylen van Nijevelt - den Beer Poortugael (Grootmeesteres) and Ottoline Antoinette Gaarlandt - van Voorst van Beest (Hofdame) on their way to an engagement....
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-06-2019, 04:48 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
In the book "Aan het Hof" by Remco Meijer and Jan...

In the book "Aan het Hof" by Remco Meijer and Jan Hoedeman it was written that Princess Beatrix witnessed chaos and amateurism at the court of her mother Queen Juliana.

Functionaries were coming...
Forum: Dutch Royals 04-05-2019, 02:24 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
As usual after three to five years there is a...

As usual after three to five years there is a carrousel in the top functions at the Royal Household Agency.

It has pleased His Majesty The King to dismiss his Grootmeester (Grandmaster), Mr Jan...
Forum: Dutch Royals 05-28-2017, 03:26 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
According to serviezendomein.nl, the new...

According to serviezendomein.nl, the new tableware of the King is a special edition of the series called Blossom Panache and this is a series produced by the Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles in Delft, one...
Forum: Dutch Royals 05-26-2017, 02:36 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
In addition to the daywear: The lackeys and...

In addition to the daywear:

The lackeys and footmen wear galon tenue, demi-gala tenue and gala tenue. The more important the event, the more gold galon. The Majordomo (Master of the House) and his...
Forum: Dutch Royals 05-26-2017, 02:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Oh yes...the prize tag for the King's new...

Oh yes...the prize tag for the King's new tableware was 1.600.000,-- Euro (appr. 1,791,000.-- USD).

:whistling:
Forum: Dutch Royals 05-25-2017, 04:57 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The Household of His Majesty The King has new...

The Household of His Majesty The King has new livery for their "klein tenue" (daily tenue), so this is NOT used for the grandest ceremonial events like State Banquets.

The old Daily Tenue under...
Forum: Dutch Royals 05-25-2017, 04:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
His Majesty The King was pleased to have his new...

His Majesty The King was pleased to have his new china and the new crystalware delivered to be used at official state banquets. It is decorated with Delft Blue in a more contemporary design. Both the...
Forum: Dutch Royals 03-09-2015, 07:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Interesting that they often recruit...

Interesting that they often recruit grootofficieren at the Court from the Corps Diplomatique. It is Always good for your CV when you can mention the Dienst Koninklijk Huis as your employer.
Forum: Dutch Royals 12-05-2014, 09:46 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
By Royal Order of November 5th 2014 His Majesty...

By Royal Order of November 5th 2014 His Majesty The King has bestowed the Grand Honorary Cross in the House Order of Orange upon Her Excellency Mrs Martine Louise Amélie van Loon-Labouchere LL.M.,...
Forum: Dutch Royals 12-05-2014, 09:28 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Martine Louise Amélie van Loon née Labouchere...

Martine Louise Amélie van Loon née Labouchere formerly Delprat belongs to the Patriciate (families with generations of high standing). The family Labouchere owned the Bank Labouchere (a private...
Forum: Dutch Royals 08-28-2014, 04:04 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I love it that the Dutch King still involves...

I love it that the Dutch King still involves persons from old families into the Household. The families Van Karnebeek, Van Voorst van Beesd, Van Munster van Heuven, Van Zuylen van Nijevelt (Hofdames)...
Forum: Dutch Royals 08-28-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 38,892
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It has pleased His Majesty The King to appoint as...

It has pleased His Majesty The King to appoint as Grootmeesteres: the high- and wellborn lady Maria Louise Alexandra ('Bibi') Baroness van Zuylen van Nijevelt née Jonkvrouw den Beer Poortugael.

In...
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