Posted by: patriciamar | January 31, 2010

Prins Bernhard

I have just heard that there is a new show on Dutch television about the life and times of Prince Bernhard, whom I know nothing about, other than the fact that he was a member of the Dutch royal family.  The show is called, Bernhard schavuit van Oranje.  Not that I have a tv.

Apparently, the show takes place in the Paleis Soestdijk, in Soestdijk, which is located between Hilversum and Amersfoort, more or less in the western central part of the Netherlands.  The Soestdijk Palace was formerly the home of Queen Juliana (the mother of the current queen, Queen Beatrix) and Prince Bernhard.  Since the start of the show, the Soestdijk Palace has had a huge influx of visitors.  As a crazy foreigner, I can see why.  I have now put the palace on my “to visit” list.  I am not really sure what exactly it is, but the whole idea of a royal, family, queen, princes, etc.,  just draws me in!  This is probably mostly because I come from a country with none. (Only movie stars-yuck.)  More on the Dutch royal family and my visit to the Soestdijk Palace later. 

No king or other hereditary ruler…

The signers of the Declaration of Independence would be quite disappointed in my interest…

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eeqfwLbQU1g&feature=player_embedded (It looks good, doesn’t it?!?)

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