Belgium · Britain · France · Netherlands · Norway · Spain

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

Britain · France · Russia

Random Royaling – Wedding Roll Call

I am slapping my forehead for not starting a wedding blog prior to this month because boy oh boy have we had an embarrassment of nuptial riches recently. Plenty enough to satisfy pent-up royal wedding demand. Just last week, the royals we discuss were scattered all over Europe attending weddings. Love was all around. We… Continue reading Random Royaling – Wedding Roll Call

Britain · France · Jordan · Spain · Sweden

Stellar State Visits – The Eighties

Housekeeping: Reminder that we are off on Monday for the U.S. Labor Day holiday. We will have an Open Post on Tuesday for anyone who wants to talk about the Sweden/Germany State Visit and will be back Wednesday with a new Bits. For those in the northern hemisphere, enjoy your last bit of summer. To… Continue reading Stellar State Visits – The Eighties

Belgium · Britain · Denmark · France

Stellar State Visits – The Sixties

The vote is in and the consensus is that the British State Visit to the Netherlands - with half that extensive Dutch vault on display - is the Handbag fifties favorite. Next decade, please. The sixties. Swinging London. Carnaby Street. Revolution in the streets. Against this backdrop, we also had some utterly stupendous state visits… Continue reading Stellar State Visits – The Sixties