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ROYGBIV—Pink

It’s that time again, friends! Welcome to this Thursday’s edition of ROYGBIV—PINK!! I do realize that P is not a part of ROYGBIV, but neither will be our other extensions of this fun little series, so let’s just enjoy the alphabet craziness!

On with the show!

Britain

Breaking with our recent tradition of starting of with Sweden, let’s start with Miss Betty here.

All I can say here is SWOOOOOOOOOOOOON! I know I say it a lot, but WHAT A BABE! I love the details on this gown.

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We all know she gets at least a double entry because she is who she is, but this hat is absolutely glorious! And I do wish I had a better look at the dress underneath as the pattern seems downright modern and classic at the same time.

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Princess Beatrice looked stunning stunning in this 2011 appearance at Elton John’s White Tie & Tiaras Ball.

Diana was always a winner in this classic pink suit.

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Catherine’s 2012 Singapore pink silk dress was simply a stunner. I really don’t think any photos do the luxury of this fabric any justice.

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Camilla wore a version of what seems to be her usual cut of dress to the Sussex wedding in 2018. I tell you what, I am HERE for this hat! It’s everything I love about her giant hats and yet somehow manages to stand out to my eye.

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Norway

Crown Princess Martha slays in this fab pink concoction at Harald’s 1953 confirmation. Note the delicate overlay towards the hem.

Well hello there, Mette Marit! Love all the craziness of this pink gown.

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Sweden

Silvia looked amazing in this pink gown at her eldest’s wedding. SO many good fashion features came from Victoria & Daniel’s wedding…it really was a treasure trove.

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Victoria looked absolutely stunning in her pre-wedding concert look which I’m sure all of you are shocked to see featured here. Your pal OC can rarely resist a crusty Saab, and this one is glorious.

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Another excellent entry from Christina at another Swedish wedding, in this case Carl Philip. Hey there, Uncle Tordie….how about we bring that beard back again for OC?

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Netherlands

Maxima brought the hot pink goodness to Britain during the 2018 state visit.

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Her cousin-in-law Marilène, one of the many wives of van Vollenhovens (Maurits) wore this pink gown to the inauguration of Wax in 2013. It’s a LOT of look, but it’s a look I remember and for that I appreciate it.

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Greece

Theodora wore this modern pink creation to cousin Frederik of Denmark’s 50th birthday party.

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Anne Marie wore this simple pink garment to Haakon & Mette Marit’s 2001 wedding, but brought a bit of glam with the sheer coat and a bit of nostalgia with the Khedive tiara.

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Belgium

Marilène wasn’t the only lady getting her pink on at Wax’s inauguration. Mathilde looked great in this deceptively pink gown, and she was feeling good.

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Denmark

Mary in a repeated soft pink dress once again stunned at Daisy’s 75th birthday party. Go through the slides to see a nice peek at the back of her hair with the pinks clips from the ruby set.

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Benedikte in this somehow cute yet elegant pink floral always grabs my attention. It’s hard to find photos of this gown that don’t cost hundreds of dollars to use!

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And finally, we have Alexandra wearing this simple silhouette, also to Frederik’s 50th birthday party. Simple, yet effective. Plus bonus sighting of the Alexandrine Drop Tiara.

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Do any of these pink confections strike your fancy? Would you like to see someone else wear any of these garments? Show us your favorite pink royal outfits in the comments!

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ROYGBIV-Purple

Well hello there—it’s about that time again! Today’s featured color of the ROYGBIV series is Violet, but for us regular folks, we’ll just call it purple for now. Feel free to get comfy and review our other ROYGBIV discussions–click back and review Red, Orange, Yellow, Green, and Blue/Indigo. If you’re new to the site, there are also corresponding posts in the ROYGBIV-Jewels portions of the program!

Sweden

It seems that I’ve been leading off with Sweden lately, and today will be no different. First off we have Victoria at Oma’s going away party back in 2013 (side note–six years already!) in this deeply saturated gown.

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Indulge me when I post the original styling at the 2009 Nobels, which I MUCH prefer. It just goes to show the same dress with different accoutrement is a different being.

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Silvia wore this gown to a Scandanavian gala in New York back in 2011. I’m not drawn to the purple as much as the cut of the bodice here. I don’t remember her wearing a lot of that shape (plus bonus Big Bird sighting in the slideshow).

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Christina wore this simple but lovely silhouette to Leonore’s christening.

Hey there Uncle Tordie…I seeeeeee you.

Bavaria

Princess Anna of Bavaria looked like a million bucks at Sweden #3’s wedding back in 2013. My only quibble is her necklace, but we’ll let it slide.

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Greece

Anne Marie wore this gown for her sister’s 40th anniversary of accession party back in 2012. One of her finer gala appearances, in my opinion.

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Denmark

For those with lace fatigue, avert your gaze. Daisy’s eggplant gown with lace overlay was most recently seen at sister Benedikte’s birthday party in April 2019.

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And who can forget her costume at Mr. & Mrs. Sweden’s 25th Anniversary party?

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Romania

Margareta wore this delightful ensemble in Bucharest in 2017. I think it flatters her immensely.

Spain

Sophia has worn this gorgeous suit with just the right touch of whimsy a few times. It really is a spectacular suit.

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Letizia wowed us when Peru came to visit in 2019 in a repeated ballgown.

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Norway

Sonja is never one to shy away from a ruffle.

Mette Marit wore this chic outfit when Singapore came to visit in 2016.

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And Martha Louise wore a traditional ballgown at Sweden #3’s wedding.

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Jordan

Haya looking simply gorgeous in this beautiful (what appears to be a) caftan.

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Belgium

Despite my general dislike of Mathilde’s multiple vertical pleats, this floaty gown was super flattering on her when Australia came to visit.

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Britain

With Elizabeth and the purple, simple wins the day for me.

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Diana wore this fantastic suit to perfection. So smart.

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Beatrice wore a deeper shade at the 2018 Met Gala “Heavenly Bodies”.

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Britain’s final entry is Betty Senior, shown here at the 1985 Epsom Derby.

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Netherlands

Máxima wore this statement gown in Singapore back in 2013.

Sumptious fabric–check. Questionable shoes–check. Subtle, giant diamonds–check. All hail my favorite lady Oma!

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And although it’s bordering on burgundy, I want to give a special nod to her abdication outfit, because Miss Lady looked fantastic as she signed things over to Wax.

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Do you like any of these garments? Would you want to see any of them again?

OK, friends! Have at it! Show us your preferred purples in the comments!

Don’t despair–ROYGBIV lives on next week with Violet Jewels, and then we will branch out into other colors such as pink, silver & gray, gold, black, white, black & white, florals, and possibly even plaid. Get to researching!

Denmark · Greece

Prince Joachim’s 50th Birthday Celebration

Queen Margrethe held a private dinner party for Prince Joachim’s 50th Birthday at Christian VII’s mansion on Friday night. Fred, Mary, the kids, and Countess Alexandra were among the guests. Tiaras WERE NOT invited, however. Boo.

A new picture of the family was released to celebrate his birthday. Athena seems really excited!

Celebrations started on the 3rd, with a concert held in Joachim’s honor. Fred was there, as well as Countess Alexandra. I love how she is still very much a presence in the family.

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It’s nice that Mary was able to get back in time for the celebration. She had been in Canada for the past few days. And I think she might be wearing a gown that some of you were wishing she’d wear again. Marie’s gown is by Rikke Gudnitz (Thanks to Heaven over at Princess Marie’s Closet).

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Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana of Greece were also there, as well as the newlyweds, Princess Alexandra and Count Michael Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille.

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I have to admit that I was a bit bummed about the lack of tiaras. Who was your best dressed? Did you find any photos not featured here? Let us know in the comments!

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Random Royal Rotogravure

Let’s just enjoy the magnificence of all of the helmets here. OC approved, for sure.

From left to right we have Irene, Anne-Marie, Frederika, and Sophia, plus the littles of Alexia and Elena.  

 

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ROYGBIV—Blue & Indigo

Brace yourself, friends…get a snack, a cup of tea/coffee (or a cocktail for some of you!) and settle in for our combo platter of blue and indigo. This promises to be a doozy, since many of our ladies have wings of their homes dedicated to their clothing of these colors. If you’d like a refresher on our other ROYGBIV discussions, feel free to click back and review Red, Orange, Yellow, and Green.

Sweden

Madeleine wore this delightful floral to celebrate her sister’s 40th birthday back in 2017. One of her finest appearances, in my eyes.

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Victoria wore this fab gown to Mr. & Mrs. Norway’s 80th birthday celebrations.

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I quite like this entry from Silvia, worn to Mr. & Mrs. Monaco’s wedding festivities.

Spain

Letizia’s first official visit to Britain brought out this gorgeous gown and it did not disappoint. Also, the dude to her left could have come out of any recent century, am I right?

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Sofia wore this lovely creation and I really appreciate the subtle train action going on here.

Belgium

Mathilde in her breathtaking Natan dress for her first official queenly portrait. Le sigh.

Norway

Astrid has a few blue dresses that I couldn’t decide between so you’ve got both to view in this slideshow. Simple designs with a bit of fun suit this lady quite nicely.

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Mette-Marit? Get it gurrrl. You look fab. Except for the bib in the third photo.

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And OH HOW I LOVE this outfit of Sonja’s. I know it’s a stretch to have it in the blue category, but I had to include it somewhere and the brooch (!) made me bring it to blue. Serious googly heart eyes happening over here.

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Mozah at Wax’s inauguration makes me do a sharp inhale every time.

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Take a deep breath folks—we haven’t even gotten to Britain yet! Stretch out if you need to!

Netherlands

Please allow me some room for my beloved Oma. Here’s a look at this somewhat simple (for this lady) day dress worn to the civil wedding of one of the many van Vollenhoven nephews.

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An evening selection sans sleeves(!) in London with her pal Betty.

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And, finally a sparkly number when Albert Monaco came to visit (bonus sighting of some blue jewels for next week).

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One of my top 5 Maxima outfits ever contains a hefty amount of blue. I love it every time I see it.

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The current top lady should have this dress in every single color.

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Our final Maxima entry is this Natan dress. She looks amazing in this dress. It also is kind of surprising me how many Natan items I have been liking upon secondary review.

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Jordan

Noor worn this blue caftan to an awards show in 2009. A bit of a modern take on a classic garment, to my eye.

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Love the color blocking from Rania with this entry, but absolutely hear a giant needle scratch when we get to the shoes.

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Greece

Anne Marie wore this lovely dark gown at Sweden #1’s wedding (already 9 years ago!) with her rubies. I’ve always appreciated this combination, though I had wanted the pendants removed from the necklace to be smoother here.

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And here is Marie Chantal in a lovely saturated number at cousin-in-law Natalie’s 2011 wedding. She doesn’t wear a lot of the deeper colors very often, so I’m drawn to this particular occasion.

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And Tatiana makes her first Handbag appearance in this very, very icy blue gown worn at Sweden #2’s wedding.

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Denmark

Our Lady of Classy Dressing Benedikte gives us this blue gown from Daisy’s 70th birthday celebrations.

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I’ve always enjoyed Margrethe’s light blue dress from her cousin Captain Sweden’s 70th birthday celebrations.

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Mary. Ahhhh, Mary. Long live the Bambi.

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Britain

Elizabeth at her sister Margaret’s 1960 wedding has always been a favorite of mine. I do love a Norman Hartnell…hmmmm maybe we’ll have to do a feature on his designs.

Look at this gorgeous gown…I don’t think I’ve seen this teal dress before and I’m really taken by it.

The amount of blue in Mrs. Cambridge’s home is absolutely stupifying…and I limit myself to this one example. It is legitimately my favorite blue in her wardrobe.

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Camilla was lovely in this pale blue at Wax’s inauguration…but you know I truly love the giant floofy hat, right?

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Meghan sparkled in this fab navy gown.

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And finally, Margaret being only as Margaret could have been…rocking out a turquoise shiny gown with a cape for her mother’s 90th birthday celebrations.

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I’m exhausted and I left SO much out!

Which of these blue gowns strike your fancy? Are there any you would like to see again?

Show us your favorite royal blue outfits in the comments!