Majesteit (Majesty)

Helen Mirren’s movie “The Queen” may have started a trend. In an email, Els in the Netherlands writes: “A dramatized movie about Queen Beatrix has been made, titled Majesteit (Majesty). Its premiere was last Monday during the Dutch Movie Festival in Utrecht. The movie has received criticism from, among others, journalists who are specialized in royalty.”

You can watch the trailer below. The actors were obviously well cast for their roles — it’s easy to tell who’s who in the movie. (This trailer makes me wish I spoke Dutch!) A big thank you to Els for sending this.

King of Swaziland addresses UN assembly

King Mswati III of Swaziland addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York City on September 25. “We are meeting as the family of nations that seeks to promote peace and co-existence amongst all nations of the world and bring hope for the future,” he said. You can read the rest of the King’s statement here (PDF file).

Royal Week in Review – September 25, 2010

Royal Pomp in the Netherlands
Dutch politics in limbo on Budget Day (with video)

Ex-King Under House Arrest
Nepal: Govt asks Gyanendra to stay home, scuttles temple visit

Embarrassing Royal Story of the Week
British monarch ‘asked for heating handout’ (Sorry, this link has expired)

Queen’s “Cash-Flow Problems”
Revealed: the secret deal that changed the monarchy

How Not to Keep Your Job
Minister sacked after he’s found in Swazi queen’s bed

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