Lady Elizabeth Shakerley, daughter of a Bowes Lyon first cousin to the Queen, has died. She handled many of the biggest royal parties since 1960. She grew up in the Hague, since her mother had as a second husband Prince Georg of Denmark, who himself was first cousin to the kings of Belgium and Norway. Very interesting life. Very interesting connections.
Beatrix of the Netherlands was a godmother to Elizabeth's daughter. When said daughter got married, Beatrix actually skipped Felipe & Letizia's wedding to attend her god-daughter's!
This is a really interesting fact! It helps to explain the closeness between the BRF and the Dutch royal family!