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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Last week was glittery around here, and boy did we all need it. The good news this week is that the royals are back on full working calendars, so lots to talk about. The bad news is that there are no movie premieres or weddings scheduled (although we do have a Greek marriage ceremony to… Continue reading Hofdame Bits and Bobs

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Pocket Profile – Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg

Was she an unyielding, unhappy woman in an arranged marriage, or just an old-school royal with established ways of seeing the world? Like most things, the story of Joséphine Charlotte is more complicated and definitely more interesting than those narratives. Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'Rk041PSCQABt6UI3BIxB2Q',sig:'SP1zPjYZT88mowfFpV-DhZhiNZQj-MHlAdr68hMiLsg=',w:'447px',h:'594px',items:'104411384',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false })}); Embed from Getty Imageswindow.gie=window.gie||function(c){(gie.q=gie.q||[]).push(c)};gie(function(){gie.widgets.load({id:'QhK2cr_2SatWYmGyKUCtsg',sig:'mOSuNslzKKD4Ea4SZEOMikYq0MnmLK_LLC8774xpbdM=',w:'426px',h:'594px',items:'3271331',caption: true ,tld:'com',is360: false… Continue reading Pocket Profile – Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg

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Stellar State Visits – The Tens

Note: The Open Wedding Post will reappear tomorrow morning if you are inclined to share a part of your Saturday with us! We are wrapping up our state visits by decade posts, and quite a ride it's been. You chose the glittery 2006 Dutch State Visit to Belgium as your aughts favorite. Max, Mathilde, Fabiola,… Continue reading Stellar State Visits – The Tens

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Stellar State Visits – The Aughts

Empress Michiko charmed Baguettes and you voted the 1998 Japanese State Visit to Denmark as your favorite. An excellent, elegant choice, all! Are you ready for aughts? Early in the decade, there was a flurry of royal weddings between princes and glamorous commoners, and we begin to see some of the royals we talk about… Continue reading Stellar State Visits – The Aughts