Denmark · Sweden

Random Royaling – Nice Nods

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel have just concluded a working visit to Denmark, where they spent some quality time with their old friends Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary. Since everything was so cozy and low-key, let’s leave off the titles and continue on calling them Vic and Dan and Fred and Maz. While we are at it, let’s also check out the diplomatic wardrobe wrangling.

It appears Mary altered the Ralph Lauren dress she wore to Vick and Dan’s pre-wedding party. She paired it with a white blazer, carried the same clutch and wore the same necklace as she did that night in 2010. Nuria Tiburcio spotted the alteration on Twitter.

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Vickan, diplomat that she is, wore her Georg Jensen Daisy brooch on the visit – and from a distance it looks much like the famous Danish family Daisy pin. Alas, it’s not a clone, but a nice nod to the Queen of the host country nevertheless.

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Coordinating on a level that only royals do, both women reached into the closet to find similar wrap coats to throw over their gold and white evening dresses. Vick wore a Marlene Birger dress and Andiata wool coat, Mary wore the aforementioned altered Ralph Lauren and a Joseph coat.

What did you think of the visit? Lots of photos and information on clothes and accessories at The Royals and I and UFO No More.


Hofdame Hall of Fame – Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg – Evening Division

She hasn’t been at the royal business as long as some others, but Stéphanie, Hereditary Grand Duchess of Luxembourg, has made many evening appearances. Today we’re asking you to render judgment on which one will be the community choice in the Hofdame Hall of Fame, Evening Division.

The Hofdames found their own entry in this division a surprisingly hard choice. On reflection, we liked a lot of her gowns more than we did the first time around. Our Hall of Fame decision surprised even us!

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The Hofdame Hall of Fame entry for Stéphanie is the Grecian draped evening gown she wore to Princess Madeleine’s pre-wedding festivities in 2013. The draping is fantastically flattering to her, but what makes it Hall of Fame worthy is that it’s very royal and very memorable. It’s not an ensemble you would see on just anyone, and it firmly announces “Here is a Hereditary Grand Duchess at an Event”.

 … the design might be Elie Saab as the gown looks a whole lot like his designs in general and her clutch is by Saab –  a special thanks to the Royal Couturier – which is always a strong indicator. Her diamond earrings belong to the Lannoy family, Stephanie’s sister Countess Isabelle wore them for the pre-wedding gala last year.


The runners up included the crusty Elie Saab she wore to her own pre-wedding dinner, and the fabulous flattering and youthful Ralph Lauren gown – paired with fabulous ruby earrings – she wore to the 2017 Cannes Film Festival. That one was so good Crown Princess Victoria also gave it a wear.

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Which gown is your choice for Community Choice?
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Britain · Denmark · Norway · Photoshops · Spain · Sweden

What if Wednesday: Paperdoll Edition

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.

Information about this dress has gone the way of the wind. Was it already in a royal closet? No idea.
People liked Taylor Swift’s gown a few years back and wondered if I could royal it up a bit.
And finally on M-M, a Dior gown worn by Charlene in 2016. I opened up the neck a bit, which suits M-M much better…
And in Margrethe’s Balmain. Oh, how I love this gown!

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!

Denmark · Jordan · Spain

Random Royaling – Royals in Red

A couple of our favorite Queen consorts and our Poppins Princess stepped out in red lately, albeit all in very different styles. I must say they all wear it well.

Queen Rania visited a group of women from Balqawi tribes in Amman. The Queen discussed women’s pivotal role in Jordanian society, including their contributions to various industries and the country’s development. This shade is so beautiful on her, and I feel she always does well in her adaptations of traditional Jordanian style.

Queen Letizia and King Felipe attended the Spanish Basketball National Selection at Zarzuela Palace. It’s a good thing Leti went with a bold choice of red. She needed to stand out in the sea of tall men!

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Princess Mary addressed the 69th session of the WHO Regional Committee For Europe . The UFO NoMore blog has identified her ensemble as her Ole Yde Jana jacket with a repeated red dress from 2017, accessorized with her Gianvito Ross python pumps.

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Tidligere i dag deltog og talte H.K.H. Kronprinsessen som protektor ved åbningen af WHO’s 69. regionalkomitémøde for Europa i FN-byen i København. På mødet var der fokus på fremskridt og erfaringer fra Health 2020, der er en langsigtet strategi for Europas folkesundhedsarbejde. Herudover diskuterede deltagerne fremme af sundhedsmæssig ligestilling, forbedring af sundhedskompetencer samt anvendelse af organisatorisk og teknologisk innovation til at styrke det primære sundhedsvæsen. I sin tale sagde Hendes Kongelige Højhed blandt andet: “It is unacceptable that babies born in households and neighbourhoods with low levels of resources fail to thrive. It is intolerable that poverty, unsafe homes, social isolation, precarious work and limited access to quality, affordable health services shorten people’s lives. It is a tragedy that exposure to such inequalities can shorten a woman’s life expectancy by up to 7 years, and men’s by up to 15. 15 years – so much experience, opportunity, wisdom, laughter, love – cut short.” Hendes Kongelige Højhed blev modtaget af WHO Regional Director for Europe, Dr Zsuzsanna Jakab og WHO Director-General Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. 📸 WHO ©

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What do you say about all the royal redness?