Royal watcher from way back. I also tinker with Photoshop. A lot.
My goal is to keep everyone up to date on the unsung royals. The ones who are out there slogging away for King/Queen and Crown, but are rarely talked about.
Time for another look at dressing our royal ladies. This time around we’ll focus on multiples and swapping/sharing. But not Luxie sharing. Because that doesn’t always work out so well.
Sometimes a dress or gown comes along that people feel would fit several of our “royal paperdolls”, not just one. So I do my best to oblige. Sometimes it’s a new dress to everyone, and sometimes it can already be in a royal closet.
What do you think? Could everyone here wear these dresses/gowns in real life, or is it best to leave each to their own? Let us know in the comments!
Putting people in tiaras is a great way to spend the day, and when you’re working with such photogenic subjects, the time just zooms by.
We’ll begin with Victoria and feature tiaras that aren’t in the Swedish collection.
Next up is one of two ladies who can do no tiara wrong in my book, Princess Madeleine.
On to our second Swedish Tiara Master, Princess Sofia.
So what do you think? Do you think they do the tiaras justice? Is there something you’re just dying to see them “try on”? Let me know in the comments and I’ll do my best! I might not be able to get to them all in the comments, but I will do a follow up post!
Let’s take a look at one of Queen Margrethe’s more divisive tiaras, the Naasut Tiara. It’s a lot of very yellow gold, and to be quite honest, it’s not a favorite of mine in any way, shape or form. But it is fun to play with.
I call this “A Trio of Naasuts”. Not great, but I like the more muted golds, silvers and bronze-ish tones. Then I thought why not go for a Mary’s Midnight Tiara feel. I like that one a lot!
I also put it on her a few times, mainly when she had darker hair. This one came out pretty well. Original tiara on the left for all of the ladies below.
I like it much better on Mary and Marie. Their darker hair and complexions seem to work much better with the gold.
What are your feelings on the Naasut? Gorgeous, or maybe all of that fabulous gold could have gone to a better cause? Tell us what you think in the comments!
Welcome to a special Saturday edition of Lilibet’s Handbag! We normally stick the tiaras in the cupboard over the weekends, but I think Ingrid Alexandra’s special day warrants a special post, don’t you?
The confirmation service was performed by Oslo’s bishop, Kari Veiteberg and Bishop Helga Haugland Byfuglien.
IA and her godparents: King Harald V, King Felipe VI of Spain, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Märtha Louise of Norway and her maternal grandmother, Marit Tjessem.
Ingrid Alexandra wore a ‘reconstructed women’s bunad from Aust-Telemark, as it was designed in the period 1800-1850.’ It was a gift from her grandparents, King Harald and Queen Sonja. IA chose many elements for the costume herself, and Sonja, who was basically in charge of the whole thing, did some of the embroidery work, which makes it even that much more special.
A unique detail from Princess Ingrid’s bunad is the embroidered “Norwegian lion” at the bottom of the skirt.
The Norwegian lion is the symbol of the Norwegian royal house and the royal family’s coat of arms symbol.
If you go to the link in the above photo, there’s a whole feature on the construction of the bunad, along with short interviews with just about everyone who worked on it, including HM. The only draw back is that it’s (obviously) in Norwegian. But it’s still worth a look.
New official photos were released for the occasion.
A luncheon was held after the confirmation ceremony, but we still don’t have many photos, and the few that are out there are very dark. If you happen come across any, please feel free to drop them in the comments, along with any you might see of Mary and Prince Christian who were also there, but apparently hung in the shadows!
Dinner at Skaugum! Third princess to wear this gown – Kate, Sofia and now Ingrid Alexandra. UFO No More has identified MM’s gown as Zimmerman from the Spring 2019 collection, and of course, Ingrid’s is the gown from Self Portrait. Also, if you want a close up of Victoria’s headpiece, there is a great photo of it over there as well.