It’s the act that matters

Last week it was announced that Prince Harry, the Duke of Sussex, is filing a lawsuit against the press. This concerns the bad media behavior when it comes to his wife Meghan. Of course this announcement has caused a lot of reactions, mainly the media. To my opinion some reactions show the urgency of his action. That the media is taken their role to far and they don’t know when enough is enough.

The Dutch Mediacode

This is the reason why the Dutch royal family has introduced the ‘Mediacode’ in the Netherlands. It’s a code for the Dutch press to respect the privacy of the royal family. Which means not taking and selling any pictures or other footages when it comes to the family of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima.

It may not be a code the Dutch press is happy about, but they handle it with respect and they know there will be consequences when they act against this Mediacode. This means that the children of the Dutch King and Queen can live their lives in privacy and as normal as possible in their situation.

Time for action

Perhaps something like the Mediacode could be introduced for the British royal family, but I am sure there are specific reasons why this hasn’t happend yet, unless the sad death of Princess Diana years ago. A loss the whole world grieved about, especially her sons William and Harry. So I think it’s no more than reasonable for Prince Harry to take action. To protect his wife and family for the media who has lost al dignity when it comes to the royal family, to their own profession and to all human beings. No matter what the outcome may be of this lawsuit, it’s the act that counts. Not only the press, not only the people but also his wife and son will always know he stood up for them.

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The face of the modern fairytale 👑

Happy birthday HRH Duchess of Sussex 🌸💗🌸 ~ the ultimate inspiration of this day ~ 👑 ~ I just love this picture. The characters of my story will have the same authenticity Meghan shows. She really is the face of a modern fairytale: with love and self empowerment as a woman. Yes you can marry, you can even become a Duchess and be part of a traditional institution as the royal family, but in this role you can create new pathways for the current and the new world that is yet to come. At this moment the Duke and Duchess of Sussex also get a lot of criticism. Unfortunately that is how it goes when you enter the new and unfamiliar. For me and so many others it’s an inspiration that our lives matter as well and we can create something beautiful when we put our heart and soul in it. So thank you so much 🙏🏽.

#birthdaysussex #hrhduchessofsussex #duchessofsussex #meghanduchessofsussex #duchessmeghan #duchessmeghanofsussex #sussex #sussexroyal ~ 📸@modernroyalera

Believe in each other 💚

We all have those moments we lose the ability to believe in ourselves. To keep going and show the world our worth. Sadly on those days, we just can’t see what we are able to, even if there is so much to give. Luckily there are organizations who help those people, in this case women, who have lost their worth due to various reasons and circumstances. The Duchess of Sussex has taken her role to support this organization who helps this group of women to find their way back in society again. By dressing and coaching them, they make sure the women feel better about themselves and to find a new job that makes them happy. We should do this more often. Encourage each other. Help each other find ourselves when we lost it. It’s not easy, but sometimes we just need a friend or family to say: you’re great, you look good, take care of yourself and what do you need to get back on your feet again. Of course I have those days myself. I try to be positive and to be hopeful, but trust me, it’s not a natural thing to do. At those moments I have people around me who encourage me, love me and believe in me. If you don’t have this support system, it’s very difficult to find your strength again. That is why organizations like Smart Works are so important. Because we all are and they make sure we all can contribute to this world in the best way we can. ~ 💗🌸~

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Watching ~ The Last Czars

This week I discovered the new Netflix serie The Last Czars. It immediately took me in the world of the Russian empire and their aristocrats in the beginning of the 20thcentury. The term ‘czar’ or ‘tsar’ was known for me, but I never really understood what it really was. Now I know the tasr has the ultimate power over everything, church, politics and army. The tsar title was usually used in the Eastern European monarchies like Bulgaria and Russia. 

The Last Czars tells the story about the late tsar Nicholas II. He and his family are known for their tragic death in 1918. An execution performed by the Bolshevik guards of the house where they were imprisoned after Nicholas II abdicated in 1917. It took almost 7 to 8 decennia to find all the remains of the imperial family.

Now writing this story it still gives me the chills, for many reasons. Next to Nicholas himself, also his wife Alexandria and their children Olga, Tatjana, Maria, Anastasia and Aleksej were killed in 1918. I have seen movies and documentaries and the reconstruction of their execution always scared me. 

Watching the Netflix series also taught me more about the history of Russia and gave me an insight of the aristocratic environment in this country during that time. It was really interesting and it is a show I can watch repeatedly. Not because of the beauty of the palaces or the great dresses the women wear. It also teaches me about society. How necessary it is to change, for all of us. Even though people around us don’t understand this change. 

When I watch this show, I believe Nicholas trusted the wrong people and held on to tradition because those people and traditions were all he knew. We fight change, but sometimes change is improvement to keep what’s so important. For that reason, this is a show that must be seen. We all go through changes, sometimes without even wanting them. Watching The Last Czars made me realize that living in a palace isn’t a guarantee for happiness and we need more than wealth alone to survive in this world, rich and poor.

Source image: Netflix