Gosh, where do I begin… It has been roughly seven and a half months since my last article published on this site. Since then many of you have sent me an email wondering what the heck happened.
Well, I moved. Far. Very far. Very, very far away to a beautiful as well as an extremely remote beach village in Panama with my longtime love. Unfortunately, this idyllic place has no internet access, limited electricity (the power goes out constantly), and dirt roads that wash away during the rainy season (which is now). When I am able to get access to the internet — which is in town roughly 45 minutes away from our house — I tend to re-tweet, via Twitter, news from my favorite royal bloggers and journalists. Why? Well, it’s difficult to write an article in our small crowded local Panamanian internet café where the connection tends to be a bit dodgy. Plus, everyone wants to talk to you while one — hence me — is trying to connect with the modern world. Did that make any sense? I hope so. 🙂
Anyway, now that I am back in civilization — SoCal that is — for a bit I thought, “Heck! I might as well re-start this little ‘ole royal blog! Perhaps one, oh, maybe two people will read it on occasion…”
So there you have it. I’m back to bring you the latest royal news along with the rest of the 5 million awesome royal bloggers on the internet!
Since yesterday’s opening of the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam I thought you might enjoy the program, The Power of Art: Rembrandt, hosted by well-known British art historian, Mr. Simon Schama.
“Considered one of the greatest painters and printmakers in European art history and the most important in Dutch history. His [Rembrandt’s] contributions to art came in a period that historians call the Dutch Golden Age.
Rembrandt’s success in his early years was as a portrait painter to the rich denizens of Amsterdam at a time when the city was being transformed from a small nondescript port into the economic capital of the world. His historical and religious paintings also gave him wide acclaim.
Despite being known as a portrait painter Rembrandt used his talent to push the boundaries of painting. This direction made him unpopular in the later years of his career as he shifted from being the talk of the town to becoming adrift in the Amsterdam art scene and criticized by his peers.”
You might also appreciate a recent article by Mr. Schama regarding the reopening of the Rijksmusem. Please click hereto read the article.
The 18th Duchess of Alba, Maria del Rosario Cayetana Alfonsa Victoria Eugenia Francisca Fitz-James Stuart y de Silva, one of the most famous nobles as well as richest women in the world, is about to marry a man 24 years younger than her. His name: Señor Alfonso Díez.
It is not the age difference that has every one talking about their upcoming nuptials rather that the Duchess has decided to give up her personal fortune for love… all €600 million to an estimated €3.5 billion to her children.
To read an article about this interesting story and why she has decided to give it all up for love pleaseclick here.