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Forum: British Royals 06-25-2019, 12:56 PM
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Now that is a prime example of "quality press" ,...

Now that is a prime example of "quality press" , Fijiro...
The only "different standard" I saw was the frantical and desperate search of this "quality press" to find ANY possible stick available to...
Forum: British Royals 06-18-2019, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
You could see from the washed-out gold...

You could see from the washed-out gold emrbroidery on King Felipe's robe, his was an old one. King Willem-Alexander was a newer one, but as they will probably never attend this ceremony again, I can...
Forum: British Royals 06-18-2019, 12:16 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
From the very first day Máxima became known to...

From the very first day Máxima became known to the public, her 10.000 megawatt smile is her trade mark. But pics are misleading. It was a whole afternoon, including a religious service. You can be...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It is kept: "When a Knight Companion dies...

It is kept:

"When a Knight Companion dies his Banner, Crest, Helm and Sword are taken down and the insignia returned to the Sovereign. The stall is roped-off and a laurel wreath bearing his name...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 12:50 PM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The Order of the Garter is probably the most...

The Order of the Garter is probably the most colourful ceremony of all. Followed by the Queen's Birthday Parade and the State Opening of Parliament. Where the last one is in decline (no wigs anymore,...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 12:29 PM
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Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Yes, when the Grand-Duke died, his stall plate,...

Yes, when the Grand-Duke died, his stall plate, crest and personal standard were taken down in St George's Chapel. I have seen a Twitter pic passing by.
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 11:58 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Hats and gloves are always an option, never a...

Hats and gloves are always an option, never a requirement. But I think Camilla and Máxima have the same sort of idea of a royal uniform (which is in line with Scandinavian monarchies).

Belgium and...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
I believe it was a gift from the Spanish...

I believe it was a gift from the Spanish Government to Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark, for her engagement to Don Juan Carlos. Or I am mixing it with the diamond flower motif diadem.


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Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 11:09 AM
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Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The King of the Netherlands is longer in function...

The King of the Netherlands is longer in function than the King of Spain. But the King of Spain is a bit longer a Garter Knight. In usual precedence a son of the Queen comes before a grandson of the...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The relationship between King Willem II and the...

The relationship between King Willem II and the British Court became sour:
- Princess Charlotte of Wales abruptly ended their engagement
- Princess Charlotte felt in love with exactly the later...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 10:59 AM
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Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Not always during State Visits, but the latest...

Not always during State Visits, but the latest years QEII seems to have coupled it to a State Visit indeed.

Grand-Duke Henri is without a Garter too. As well the new King of Thailand and the new...
Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
King Willem-Alexander is in a long line of...

King Willem-Alexander is in a long line of Oranges receiving the Garter:


1617
Maurits of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1567-1625)

1627
Frederik Hendrik of Nassau, Prince of Orange (1584-1650)
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Forum: British Royals 06-17-2019, 03:31 AM
Replies: 876
Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
It is mentioned in the media. This morning...

It is mentioned in the media. This morning news-shows all had "the news" that today the King and Queen are at Windsor Castle, but it is no real news: the King already has the Garter, of course. The...
Forum: British Royals 06-16-2019, 08:20 AM
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Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
Sometimes Knights ordered their own personal...

Sometimes Knights ordered their own personal collar at a gold smith. Then it is theirs, and not from the Chancellery of the Order.
Forum: British Royals 06-10-2019, 11:56 AM
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Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
The Queen is the last Von Sachsen-Coburg on the...

The Queen is the last Von Sachsen-Coburg on the British throne. The Belgian King is a Von Sachsen-Coburg as well. It is interesting that the relationship with Leopold III, Baudouin, Albert II and...
Forum: British Royals 06-07-2019, 02:32 PM
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Views: 143,639
Posted By Duc_et_Pair
King Willem-Alexander is Queen Margrethe's...

King Willem-Alexander is Queen Margrethe's godson. Maybe a reason for her attendance? To see her godson joining ?
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