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A couple of royal birthdays are on the docket this lovely week in spring. Let’s get to them!


The youngest child of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, Princess Eleonore, just celebrated her 15th birthday. She posed in a crisp blue and white Zara shirt for the occasion. She is a mixture of her mother and father in my eyes.


Let’s all wish good Queen Margrethe a happy 83rd! She’s had quite a year but is on the road to recovery from her recent back surgery. The official photo features gold and brown tones, which the Queen wears surprisingly well – and of course, being a Queen, there is a brooch pinned prominently on her!

The entire family gathered on the balcony to celebrate the event. Prince Christian simply looms over everyone these days, doesn’t he? When did this all happen? The royal lady pantsuits were well-represented by three of the female contingent: Crown Princess Mary is in a Scanlon Theodore suit, Princess Isabella is wearing Massimo Dutti, and Princess Marie is sporting a pink Emporio Armani number. Princess Josephine is wearing the Ba & Sh “Emree” dress.

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I recently mentioned that we needed a good dose of Princess Mary on this blog, and here we are – two sightings in one week. The Crown Princess attended an antimicrobial resistance event at the Bella Center last week wearing her Helmut Lange blazer over a Birger Christensen floral dress.

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With the focus on the coronation, the Duchess of Edinburgh has been a little overlooked here lately. She continues to make her rounds, recently opening the new Oglesby Centre. Her outfit is all repeats: a Giuliva Heritage jacket paired with Max Mara trousers.

Meanwhile, her husband, the Duke, added his own dramatic twist to an unveiling of a plaque at the opening of the Viva Arts New Theatre.


In sunny Monaco, the nuclear core of the Grimaldi family attended the Monte-Carlo ATP Masters Series tournament tennis match. Jacques matched his dad, suit coat-wise, and Charlene rocked the royal lady pantsuit in white.

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