Vandaag viert mijn kleindochter Lotte Maartje Elizabeth van der Heijden haar veertiende verjaardag. Langs deze weg gaan mijn welgemeende gelukwensen naar haar uit. Lotte is geboren op het moment dat ik in Granada de Stichting Cervantes Benelux vertegenwoordigde op het tweede internationale congres van de Federación Internacional de Asociaciones de Profesores de Español.
Vanuit deze achtergrond memoreer ik aansluitend aan mijn ‘Bericht over Prins Harry en mijn verbindende elementen d.d. 26 september vanaf 1996’ mijn verbindende elementen d.d. 27 september vanaf 1997 Mailing 1999 Van Cutsem 2000 Heydens karwei 2002 Wij Heeren van Heyendael 2003 Liesbeths maten 2004 Forever yours 2005 Zuid-Afrika 2006 Bezoek aan Loenen 2007 De opening van het FIAPE-congres in Granada door Prof.Dr Walter Bernecker en ontmoeting met oude bekenden 2008 Bericht over Philipse Business School 2009 Terug uit Cádiz 2010 Aan de vooravond van een nieuwe regering – Retour Vlissingen-Nijmegen 2011 Thom de Graaf vertrekt als Burgemeester van Nijmegen 2012 Als de dag van toen.
09:22 Ontvangen Kate Middleton and Prince William enjoy burger and chips pub lunch with George, Louis and Charlotte Royals were seen tucking into pub grub at undisclosed beer garden in Norfolk. William was seen consoling one of the youngsters whose food was too hot to eat. Kate and William appeared relaxed and happy after spate of public engagements. Punters were shocked to see Prince William and Kate Middleton tucking into a pub lunch in Norfolk at the weekend. The royal pair were joined by Princes George, aged eight, and Louis, three and Princess Charlotte, six, as they all enjoyed burgers and chips at the undisclosed beer garden on Saturday. The family’s black spaniel Lupo was also in attendance – spotted sniffing around the wooden table as the royals tucked into some traditional English pub grub. William, donning a navy jumper and light blue shirt, was seen consoling one of the youngsters when their food proved too hot to eat. Meanwhile young George kept it more casual than usual in a turquoise t-shirt, shorts and trainers. The happy couple appeared relaxed as they enjoyed some family time after a busy spate of public engagements. Kate had recently met with Afghan veterans in Brize Norton in Oxfordshire and cadets in Lake Windermere, before playing doubles with US Open champion Emma Raducanu in Roehampton. Meanwhile Prince William had attended emergency services day in London and visited football youth teams. A witness told the Sun: ‘It was amazing to see how down-to-earth the family were.
‘It would have been easy to miss them – and just assume they were any other family. ‘They were laughing and chatting and clearly enjoying each other’s company.’ The witness added: ‘They were eating outside, I suppose because it was easier for the children. ‘There was no security around, just them chilling like any other family. Wills had a burger and chips. ‘They had their pet dog, a spaniel with them, and they were all laughing. ‘There was one particularly touching moment where one of the children got upset because their food was too hot. ‘William was so fast to reassure them and sort them out. It was fantastic to see.’ The family day out came as it was revealed Prince William and David Attenborough will present a new BBC programme about the environment. The show will feature pioneers who have been recognised for finding innovative solutions to the most pressing climate issues. In a trailer introducing the documentary, The Earthshot Prize: Repairing Our Planet, The Duke of Cambridge, 39, tells viewers ‘this is a moment for hope, not fear’. The Queen’s grandson, who lives at Kensington Palace in London with Kate and their three children, will speak with winners of The Earthshot Prize, a global competition he launched alongside The Royal Foundation in October 2020, in the five-part series. The series will air from October 3, and each episode will focus on a different environmental issue – protecting and restoring nature, fixing the climate, combating air pollution, reviving the oceans, and tackling waste.
Dit verhaal brengt mij in gedachten terug naar 19 augustus 1997. Na ons bezoek aan Windsor Castle, Frogmore House, Eton College en Royal Kew Gardens werd ik in het Holiday Inn Hotel in Windsor/Maidenhead door de receptioniste opgewacht met de vraag “Mister Van der Heyden. Where have you been this afternoon?” Mijn antwoord “I’ve been to Eton College. I’ve got some friends up there.” Waarop zij antwoordde met “Yes I know. Prince William. I know him from the Pizzahut in Windsor”.
10:14 Meghan’s subtle tribute to Diana: Duchess of Sussex carried 3,450 pounds Dior bag named after the late princess in New York – while als wearing her mother-in-law’s Cartier watch By Chloe Morgan For Mailonline Published: 09:04 BST, 27 September 2021 | Updated: 09:09 BST, 27 September 2021 Meghan Markle paid a subtle tribute to her late mother-in-law Princess Diana by carrying a Dior bag named after her in New York – while also wearing her Cartier watch. The Duchess of Sussex, 40, stepped out at the Global Live Citizen event on Saturday wearing a black coat and scarf in 76F weather – but it was her accessories that captured the attention of royal fans. The mother-of-two paid a touching tribute to late Princess Diana by carrying Christian Dior’s Lady D-Lite bag, which retails at £3,450. Originally called ‘Chouchou,’ the Lady Dior bag changed its name in 1996 in honour of Princess Diana after she was seen using it. The boxy bag was gifted to the late royal by the First Lady of France in September 1995, at the opening of the Paul Cézanne retrospective at Paris’s Grand Palais. At this time, the Chouchou wasn’t yet on sale to the public, and only in the possession of the world’s one per cent. And it wasn’t long before Diana starting pairing the black patent bag with many of her chic ensembles – including a white Versace suit that she wore during a trip to Argentina on November 26, 1995. Admitting it ‘suited her well,’ the late royal then went on to commission another in navy blue to match the colour of her eyes.