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Random Royaling – Red, White and Letizia

King Felipe and Queen Letizia just concluded their first official trip to Cuba, and the trip to a sunny and warm clime brought out the best in Leti and her boyfriend. Iselen has been keeping folks updated on the Bits and Bobs comments, and Queen Letizia Style also has a great breakdown on all the outfits.

The red! Letizia and Felipe attend the Espana y Cuba: Contigo en la Distancia exhibition at Alicia Alonso Gran Theater. The red dress is a repeat of unidentified origins. Click through for a shot of the sleekest chignon.

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The white! Leti leaned back into one of her favorite designers, Carolina Herrera, and sported a floral textured midi dress for a visit to La Havana Vieja.

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More white! The repeat halter polka dot chiffon Herrera was a great choice for a day of outdoor activities, which included laying a wreath at the Jose Marti Memorial.

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Let’s just take in Felipe for a minute.

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The Letizia! Letizia wore a Maje pink dress for the reception at the embassy dinner. I like the dress but for some reason wish for a more uncluttered hairdo. Maybe I am not a fan of too much flowing at once.

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This Nina Ricci blue is a lovely departure for her, and it works in that structured but soft silhouette she absolutely owns. You can’t see the shoes very well in the photos I was able to snag, but they are worth a trip to the Queen LetiziaStyle blog.

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The King and Queen should use this on something official, don’t you think?

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I missed a couple of the outfits, so please add on in the comments!

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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

If you missed our Remembrance post this weekend, you can catch up here. Let’s get moving into a new week, where we’ll see Chuck and Cams going on tour and a Koningsfeest (King’s Feast) in Belgium. We’ll proceed with our regular weekly schedule, with wedding dresses tomorrow and some What If Wednesday action, too.

The Plaid life

Back in the late 1980s, early 1990s, I owned a few plaid pant suits of my own, so I was interested to see they seem to be having a royal resurgence. Princesses Marie and Victoria put their own spins on the trend. Marie’s suit is by Maje, and Victoria is wearing a suit from a Swedish brand, Acne Studios.

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🇸🇪🇧🇦 Besöket i Bosnien Hercegovina fortsatte i Trebevic där borgmästaren i Sarajevo, Abdullah Skak och borgmästaren i Östra Sarajevo, Nenad Vukovic tog emot Kronprinsessparet och statsrådet Isabella Lövin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Den svenskfinansierade organisationen Center for Promotion of Civil Society (CPCD) organiserade en workshop med 20 ungdomar i åldern 15–18 år för att uppmärksamma miljöfrågor. Kronprinsessparet och Isabella Lövin träffade ungdomarna tillsammans med borgmästarna och samtalade om miljöfrågor, med fokus på återvinning och att plocka skräp i naturen. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷🎥: Sara Friberg/Kungl. Hovstaterna

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En særlig boggave bestående af en række af Prins Henriks litterære værker blev i dag for første gang vist offentligt frem på Mulernes Legatskole i Odense. H.K.H. Prinsesse Marie åbnede bogudstillingen på skolens bibliotek og fik samtidig mulighed for at møde de danske afdelinger af Alliance Française, der i dagens anledning var samlet på skolen. Prinsesse Marie takkede i foråret ja til at overtage protektionen af ”Alliance Française i Danmark” efter Prins Henrik og mødte dermed i dag for første gang medlemmerne af alliancen, der fortalte Hendes Kongelige Højhed om deres arbejde med at udbrede kendskabet til fransk sprog og kultur i Danmark. 📸 Kongehuset©️

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Tours

Speaking of Victoria, she and Dan made a two-day official trip to Bosnia and Herzegovina. They began with a visit to the Presidential council, attended a few meetings on smart cities, and toured the old town and Childhood War Museum. On the sartorial side, Victoria wore an Andiata suit during the first day activities, which I find very flattering. She opted for Quite A Pattern in the evening, in a dress by House of Dagmar.

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Mary!

Our Poppins Princess made some unusual choices last week, but they worked for me. She was in an educational mood, visiting Rødding Højskole, one of the oldest high schools in Denmark. She wore a swinging cape over a full skirt, but in her Mary manner was able to overcome all that fabric and look great. The skirt was by the Giuliva Heritage Collection and the blouse by CO. She went casual in a grey sweater with fitted black trousers for a visit to a boarding school. Style of Mary has all the details and more photos

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Den 7. november 1844 slog Danmarks første højskole dørene op til sit første elevhold, og i dag var H.K.H. Kronprinsessen med til fejringen af skolens 175-års jubilæum i Rødding i Sønderjylland. Rødding Højskole blev grundlagt som led i kampen for at bevare dansk sprog og kultur i grænselandet og for at forberede bønderne til at kunne deltage i det gryende demokrati. Ved arrangementet var der sang ved Sønderjysk Pigekor, officielle taler ved blandt andre formanden for Folkehøjskolernes Forening i Danmark og forstanderen samt elevindlæg. Derudover blev Kronprinsessen vist rundt i den ombyggede stald- og ladebygning, hvor det nuværende elevhold fremviste, hvad de arbejder med. Rødding Højskole er en almen højskole, der bygger på Grundtvigs tanker om livs- og folkeoplysning. Fra starten har det været en almen højskole med vægt på både uddannelse og dannelse. 📸 Morten Svane ©

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Letizia

Letizia and her boyfriend Felipe appeared at the closing ceremony of the 16th Congress of the Association of Academies of the Spanish Language. That is a Zara split sleeve blazer, and it might signal a mini-trend since Camilla wore something similar recently.

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Masako

The Empress is finally through the round of enthronement activities. A long journey, and one that brought on a lot of emotion.

Sisters in Solids

Two of the Danish sisters were out and about this week, sporting some dashing solids. Queen Margrethe wore a gorgeous shade of purple (with her super snazzy BRIMMED hat, just recently seen at the opening of Parliament) to greet Germany’s foreign minister.

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So, let’s end with her sister, as is our wont. Princess Benedikte indulged in some very well dressed classic princessing at the Laugenes Show. The show is held at Moltkes Mansion, and showcases fashion and jewelry designers.

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Favorite Evening Appearance

In honor of Queen SofĂ­a’s birthday last Saturday, we are going to have a Handbagger free-for-all! Please post your favorite Queen SofĂ­a evening appearance below; it doesn’t have to be Hall of Fame worthy, if you love it, post it!

Mine is probably (99% sure) from Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding. Fab color, love the ruching, and the lacy skirt…just magnificent!

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Bonus OMA!!!

So…what’s your fave stupendous SofĂ­a moment?

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Open Post – Princess of Girona Awards (Updated!)

Our Queen in Training, Leonor, Princess of Asturias, has an event today. From our community member Iselen:

“… at 6:15 pm in Spain you’ll be able to watch the Princess of Girona Awards live here. The awards seek to recognise the career of young people between 16 and 35 years old in any part of the world who stand out for their work, their merits and their exemplarity. It’s the 10th anniversary and Leonor’s first speech with some words in Catalán probably. Unfortunately, she can’t go to Girona and the ceremony will take place in Barcelona for the first time since the government of that city declared her persona non grata and also, due to the tense political situation, no politician of the regional government will be there to welcome her officially.”

Links to event:

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The family unit. Leti is wearing her Pertegaz Suit, with the wowza sleeve detail. I do wish we got updates on the Princess and Infanta’s clothes, because I like both very much.

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Queen in Training. Right there.

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Some gray and white family action for today’s”Talent Attracts Talent” activities.

Grown-up Sofia shining through. She will be taller than Letizia very soon. Letizia is wearing Victoria Beckham and UFONomore has been on the case and identified Sofia’s sweater as a Springfield brand.

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Leonor and Dad, and my heart is just bursting. UFONomore has reported this is a Carolina Herrera jacket.

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Random Royaling – Happy Birthday

Popping in on Saturday to say Happy 81st Birthday to Queen Sofia, a classic old school royal if there ever was one. She is the daughter, granddaughter, mother and sister of kings. She is the grandmother of one of our Queens in Training, who will be the first Queen Regnant of Spain since 1868. The woman can also wear a tiara like a boss. Short hair? No problem!

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If you’re around this weekend, and feel so inclined, post your favorite photos of the Queen. Happy birthday, La Reina!