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Random Royaling – Mary Captures Paris (Updated with Evening Wear)

Maybe that’s overkill? Regardless, she is back to Poppins Princess mode and had two stellar outfits in a row. If you are going to pull out your best, best to to do it in Paris, right?

Crown Prince and Princess Frederik and Mary brought a large Danish business delegation to France on a working visit to shore up business relations between the two countries. Mary also brought her sartorial best. The polka dot dress is by BH-Black Halo and the navy and white number is by Ole Yde. More information on both outfits at UFOnomore.

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Mary, Frederik, Marie and Joachim attended a Grand Dinner at the Town Hall in the evening. Heaven, who is usually pretty spot on with these identifications, believes Mary’s dress is by Elsa Adams, who designed the white and red print Mary wore during her visit to France in June. Marie is repeating a Christopher Kane dress.

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Hair ornament alert!

For her last event during the visit, with Mme Macron, Mary wore a stellar McQueen skirt. I am deeply impressed by the level of accessorizing here.

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Are you as impressed as we are with this start to the tour?

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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

October is a busy month as everyone is back in full swing in royal-land. We are also back into our groove, including royal weddings on Tuesdays, What If Wednesday, and tiaras on Friday. This Thursday we have a fascinating guest post on deck, one that you won’t want to miss. You are going to be very envious of Royal Warren(t)’s summer vacation.

We will resume with the Hofdame Hall of Fame in two weeks, where we will be taking a look at the Empress Emeritus Michiko’s evening wear. We know you need two weeks to think about that one!

Crown Princesses Princessing

Mary took a quick two-day working visit to Morocco to attend a youth innovation forum. She participated in a fun run, making exercise look easy. Her arrival dress was the black and white dress by Vilshenko, and she wore a beautiful print skirt on the second day. For close up photos, see New My Royals.

Victoria brought back the veiled hat look for the annual meeting of the Swedish Church in Uppsala. She also demonstrated the power of a monochromatic look, including accessories. The dress is by Camilla Thulin.

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First Tiara Sighting

Well this is exciting and unexpected. Princess Senate Seeiso, of Lesotho, who is now 18, and had official photographs released. They are beautiful, so head to the African Royalties blog to see some great images. She also wore a tiara, which is a possible birthday present although I can’t find anything confirming that. She is an impressive person, whose work to end child marriage we have highlighted previously.

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The war is over 🎀

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This and That

Proof positive that you can wear a kilt anywhere. Prince Charles climbed into an excavator at the headquarters of W M McDonald, a construction and civil engineering company.

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We thought our own Onegin might be interested in this one.

An inconic Egyptian royal necklace has surfaced.

Our resident historian, archivist and fact-digger-upper, geogirl, has unearthed a couple of interesting stories for you! Did Queen Alexandra enamel her face to remain youthful? Also, how many times does the current Queen Elizabeth wear a hat? Another book for the royal book nook.

What did I miss?

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Random Royaling – The Danes at the Opening Of The Parliament

It’s apparently going to be a Danish kind of week around here. I am not complaining because they all look terrific, and our Poppins Princess is definitely back in action.

Daisy and the senior Royal family members – Mary, Benedikte, Frederik – attended the Prime Ministers opening speech at the Parliament, as they do every year on the first Tuesday in October, when the new political year begins. It was a very regal showing.

Mary wore her Claes Iverson bedazzled coat, and it is bedazzling of the classiest order. She pulled it all together with her Sergio Rossi clutch and Gianvito Rossi shoes.

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Benedikte, always and forever the King’s daughter, is her usually soigne self in a sophisticated dark green fit and flare coat. Daisy positively swooped in with her shawl beautifully draped over her purple ensemble. A wonderful showing and one hopes the politicians appreciated it!

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How do you think the Danes did? A sartorially auspicious start to a new political year?

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Hofdame Hall of Fame – Queen Margrethe Evening Division

The Community has spoken, and the results are here.

Today we are tackling our most difficult Hall of Fame task to date, deciding which of the many and varied Queen Margrethe ballgowns is worthy of the Hofdame Hall of Fame. We suspect a long discussion with the community will ensue over this one. After much back and forth, and inspection of images on Getty, the Hofdames finally narrowed our favorites to three gowns.

The Hall of Fame winner is the green satin ballgown worn first to Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding. This gown is peak Daisy: BIG, colorful, dignified and eye-catching all at once. We decided on this over her many heavily brocaded and fur-trimmed gowns because, although it is grand, she can obviously move in it. A Queen is not all about posing, she must be able to dance and have fun, too! This is both beautiful and practical. It supports the major jewels, too.

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It was hard, but we winnowed the field down to two runners up. Another wedding entry is our first runner-up, this one from Frederick and Mary’s nuptials. This one is fabulous with and without the glorious pink evening coat.

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Finally, the second runner-up is classic Daisy; classic Balmain. Simply beautiful.

Reminder: The Hall of Fame polls close after 24 hours! Get your votes in ; )

Which of Queen Margrethe's gowns deserves to be in the Handbag Hall of Fame?
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Random Royaling – Daisy and Mary Wear Hats

There have been a series of great hats worn by the Queen and Crown Princess of Denmark; including great colors and great styles. Welcome to autumn, folks!

Mary cut the ribbon at a bridge inauguration, sporting a new Jane Taylor hat and looking fabulous. UFO No More has all the details on the wrap coat and the rest of the look.

Daisy is a veteran hat-wearer and can wear them in any situation. Here are a couple of examples, at the race track and riding the newly opened branch of the Copenhagen subway. I have no information on the designers of her chapeaus, but am forever grateful that she is sporting the brims these days.

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🏆🐎 Dansk Galops 160-års jubilæum blev her til eftermiddag fejret på Klampenborg Galopbane, hvor H.M. Dronningen var til stede for at overvære Hendes Majestæt Dronningens Ærespræmieløb. Dronningen ankom til galopbanen i en landauer fra 1885 trukket af fire Kladruberheste fra Den Kongelige Stald-Etat, der var ledsaget af Gardehusarregimentets Hesteskadron. Hendes Majestæt overværede løbet fra Kongelogen og overrakte efterfølgende ærespræmien til ejeren, opdrætteren og træneren af den vindende hest Paris Pearl. Ærespræmieløbet daterer sig tilbage til 1859, hvor den daværende Kronprins Christian (9.) var med til at stifte Foreningen til Ædle Hesteavl. I dag er foreningen kendt som Dansk Galop. Lige siden begyndelsen har den siddende danske monark været protektor for foreningen. Således har Hendes Majestæt været protektor for foreningen siden sin tronbestigelse i 1972. 📸 Keld Navntoft, Kongehuset©️

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