Beatrix of the Netherlands

A very special dress

In the middle of a super busy exhibition about the 80s (now closed), there was a corner about the inauguration of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands. They even had the very dress that Beatrix wore underneath her robe. Her inauguration took place on 30 April 1980. Her mother signed the abdication at 10.06am in the [read more]

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Astrid of Sweden

Scenes from the Royal Palace of Brussels

A few weeks ago I was in Brussels for the Cathedral of Saint Michael and Saint Gudula, but while I was walking towards the station, I remembered that the Royal Palace is also open during the summer months. It’s pretty close to Brussels Central station, and I walked there. It’s quite an imposing palace, and [read more]