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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Blasting through Bits because a) the Handbag is exhausted from the whirlwind of the last two weeks and b) we have an Open Post for the Order of the Garter coming up later today. We'll have Open Posts practically all week - covering Order of the Garter, Ascot, and Ingrid Alexandra's birthday celebrations. So get… Continue reading Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Britain · Japan

Random Royaling – Blue and White and Pearls

An Empress and a Duchess headed out to events this week wearing shades of blue and pearls. This is not the setup for a joke, but the reality. Empress Masako On Wednesday, Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako attended the Japan Prize presentation ceremony, which included winners for 2020 and 2021. The prize recognizes individuals who… Continue reading Random Royaling – Blue and White and Pearls

Japan · Norway

Random Royal Rotogravure

Being a royal isn't always sunshine and rainbows. Just ask Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Empress Michiko, and Queen Sonja. Embed from Getty Images Norwegian Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Empress Michiko of Japan and Norway's Queen Sonja take shelter during a hail storm during the official welcoming ceremonies for the Japanese imperial couple outside the Royal Palace in… Continue reading Random Royal Rotogravure