Netherlands

Random Royaling – Queen Maxima’s 50th Birthday Events

Queen Maxima-Never-Minima knows how to celebrate a landmark birthday. Her family and her country have been partying with her, and who can blame them? Let's check up on the birthday events leading up to the big day itself (which is being marked with our other, Spamtastic, post). We've followed along a little bit with the… Continue reading Random Royaling – Queen Maxima’s 50th Birthday Events

Britain

Random Royaling – State Opening of Parliament

The State Opening of Parliament marks the beginning of the session of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. All I can say is it's good to see an actual formal event attended by royals in person, even one tinged with sadness. Let's just get the sadness out of the way first: the consort's gilded chair… Continue reading Random Royaling – State Opening of Parliament

Netherlands

Random Royaling – Queen Maxima at the Cathedral in Radio Kootwijk

She always gives us something to talk about. Maxima appeared at the Cathedral in Radio Kootwijk as part of the more music education at school campaign. The More Music in Schools Foundation is touring throughout The Netherlands for fifty days to celebrate our ebullient Queen's fiftieth birthday. This was one of several events where Max… Continue reading Random Royaling – Queen Maxima at the Cathedral in Radio Kootwijk

Denmark · Norway · Spain · Sweden

Random Royaling – Flapping Flappies Everywhere

Yes, they are here to stay folks. We are talking wide legged trousers, or flappies, if you're being a true Baguette. Crown Princess Mary visited Jonstruplejren in Ballerup. The Danish Home Guard and the Danish Emergency Management Agency run Covid 19 operations from the camp, including phone banks and contact tracing. Mary showed up in… Continue reading Random Royaling – Flapping Flappies Everywhere

Sweden

Random Royaling – Mayflowers and Queen Silvia

It's amazing to me that I am still discovering royal traditions. The springtime mayflowers sale was new to me. Mayflowers have been sold throughout Sweden since the spring of 1907. The proceeds from the flower sales to the public provide support to children living in financial vulnerability. Per tradition, Queen Silvia begins the yearly sale.… Continue reading Random Royaling – Mayflowers and Queen Silvia