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Random Royaling – On Tour with Denmark and Sweden

Mary is visiting Indonesia and Silvia and Carl Gustaf are touring India, which gives us a whole bunch of stuff to talk about.

Mary’s visit has been jam-packed with activities and she has been floral-ed up. Let’s take a peek and see if she managed to vanquish floral fatigue.

As everyone knows, the Crown Princess has a serious portfolio of interests, and this visit includes sessions on humanitarian crisis management, gender-based violence and a visit to a women’s health clinic. She wore a blue floral Michael Kors maxi dress to the day activities (more photos and information at UFOnomore).

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På min rejse i Indonesien sammen med udviklingsminister Rasmus Prehn har vi følgeskab af Natalia Kanem, der er eksekutivdirektør i FN’s Befolkningsfond (UNFPA), som jeg har været protektor for siden 2010. Hun er en vigtig aktør og en ildsjæl inden for pigers og kvinders rettigheder, og jeg har det privilegium at følge hendes globale arbejde på tætteste hold. Vores program giver os alle indblik i det arbejde, som UNFPA sammen med blandt andre Danmark udretter. Et godt eksempel på arbejdet er vores besøg i morges hos en indonesisk forening for jordemødre, hvor UNFPA er med til støtte initiativer med uddannelse af jordemødre, så flere af dem kan være opmærksomme på risikoen forbundet med graviditet og fødsel, især blandt teenagemødre og kvinder, der er omskåret. Helt konkret er UNFPA med til at opgradere jordemoderuddannelsen, og så går fonden i dialog med religiøse ledere.

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In the evening, Mary was the guest of honor at the dinner honoring 70 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. She chose her Etro print dress for the event.

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🇩🇰🇲🇨 På midten af hovedøen Java i Indonesien ligger det kendte tempelkompleks Borobudur, og ved foden af dette kulturelle nationalikon blev 70-året for de diplomatiske forbindelser mellem Danmark og Indonesien indledt her til aften. Det skete ved en middag, hvor H.K.H. Kronprinsessen var æresgæst og holdt tale. I 2020 er det 70 år siden, at de to lande indgik diplomatiske forbindelser, og ved middagen, der var arrangeret af den danske ambassade i Indonesien, var der sammensat en dansk-indonesisk menu af kokken Per Thøstesen. Som underholdning opførte den danske balletdanser Alban Lendorf blandt andet en pas de deux sammen med den indonesiske balletdanser Wenny Halim. Hun har studeret ballet i Danmark, og således var også underholdningen et mix af danske og indonesiske traditioner. Kronprinsessen vil i morgen besøge Borobudur, som Hendes Majestæt Dronningen og Prins Henrik også besøgte sammen under det danske statsbesøg i Indonesien i 2015.

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For a visit to the beautiful Temple of Borobudur, Mary sported practical Chloe ballet flats and a Zimmerman floral skirt, toning down the sea of floral by pairing it with a white shirt.

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Majestætisk toner templet Borobudur frem på en bakketop på hovedøen Java i Indonesien. I morges, før dagens programpunkter begyndte, besøgte H.K.H. Kronprinsessen det historiske monument, der stammer fra det 8. og 9. århundrede. Templet er verdens største buddhistiske tempel og består af fem firkantede terrasser med tre cirkulære platforme. I flere hundrede år var templet gemt væk under vulkansk aske, men i 1814, da Java var under britisk kontrol, besluttede en guvernør at undersøge, hvor det mystiske tempel befandt sig. På den tid eksisterede templet kun gennem historier og legender fra de lokale beboere. Men efter to måneders søgen, og efter at have fældet træer og gravet en masse jord væk, fandt et hold på 200 mænd endelig Borobudur. Monumentet blev restaureret med UNESCOs hjælp i 1970’erne, og siden er stedet blevet besøgt af folk fra hele verden. I 2015 besøgte H.M. Dronningen og Prins Henrik Borobudur, og i dag var det så Kronprinsessen.

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For a lunch at the Sultan’s palace, it was time for a Beulah London dress with a Peter Pan collar. Although not a floral, it is quite pattern-y and fits in with the theme of the trip sartorially.

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🇩🇰🇲🇨 I dag har H.K.H. Kronprinsessen besøgt regionen Yogyakarta i Indonesien, der er det eneste tilbageværende monarki og sultanat i landet. På Kraton Palace havde Sultan Hamengku Buxono X og Dronning Ratu Hemas således inviteret Kronprinsessen på en frokost. Besøget i regionen fandt sted i anledning af Hendes Kongelige Højheds rejse i Indonesien sammen med udviklingsminister Rasmus Prehn. Dagens program i Yogyakarta startede med et besøg på et offentligt sundhedscenter, der er et eksempel på en generel forbedring af Indonesiens sundhedsdækning. FN’s Befolkningsfond (UNFPA), som Kronprinsessen er protektor for, samarbejder med myndigheder og forskningsinstitutioner om at undersøge, hvordan graviditets- og fødselsydelser og den generelle adgang til prævention fungerer i praksis. I den forbindelse deltog Hendes Kongelige Højhed og ministeren under besøget i en dialog om pigers og kvinders seksuelle og reproduktive sundhed og rettigheder. Som det sidste punkt på rejsen til Indonesien mødte Kronprinsessen sammen med udviklingsministeren indonesiske religiøse ledere. Omdrejningspunktet for mødet var en dialog om familieplanlægning. FN’s Befolkningsfond sætter ind gennem blandt andet ekspertbistand til religiøse rådgivere for at forbedre mænds viden om familieplanlægning.

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Sil’s last tour received short shrift around here because so many other royals were touring at the same time. Let’s do a deep dive on her current excursion to India with her King escort.

Their arrival made news because the King carried his own bag! He explained that he often does so, and seemed surprised that it was a noted activity.

The President of India hosted a banquet the first night, and we can catch a glimpse of Silvia in red lace during the proceedings.

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🇸🇪🇮🇳 Under statsbesökets första kväll stod president Ram Nath Kovind, @presidentofindia, och fru Savita Kovind värd för en bankett i presidentens officiella residens Rashtrapi Bhavan. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Innan middagen träffades Kungaparet, presidenten och den svenska delegationen för ett möte om Sveriges och Indiens bilaterala relationer. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Vid middagen höll Kungen ett tal: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ”Our first day here in Delhi has been both eventful and rewarding. We have got a taste of this vibrant and colourful city and we are very much looking forward to the rest of our visit in your interesting and enchanting country.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #swedenindiasambandh @swedeninindia ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sveriges ambassad i New Delhi 🎥: Margareta Thorgren/Kungl. Hovstaterna

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The Queen wore a couple of lovely suits for her daytime events, as she often does. The scarf over the red suit is a lovely shot of color, and probably kept her warm as well. The jacket with stripes is slightly longer than her usual style, and is a nice way to mix things up without mixing them up too much.

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🇸🇪🇮🇳 På förmiddagen besökte Drottningen sjukhuset AIIMS som är en av Indiens ledande offentliga medicinska anläggninar. Drottningen deltog där i en diskussion om äldreomsorg och demens och höll ett tal där hon bland annat sa: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ”Sweden and India differ in many ways. But both our countries face the challenges of an ageing population. Every three seconds, someone in the world develops dementia. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Today, around 50 million people worldwide are living with dementia. This number is expected to reach more than 130 million in 2050. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This makes dementia one of the largest, most complex and challenging health issues facing humanity today.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Sverige och Indien har ett samarbete, MoU, inom hälso- och sjukvård sedan tio år tillbaka. Dagens samtal på AIIM avslutar ett årslångt program för inkommande och utgående besök mellan länderna. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #swedenindiasambandh @swedeninindia ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Sveriges ambassad, New Delhi

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We can’t get through a royal tour without some lace and the blue dress supplies it. It is a terrific color for her though, and she accessorizes with a brooch like the pro she is.

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What do you think of the touring company’s styles?

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Quick Quiz – Tiaras, Heirs and Descendants Answers

We keep saying that it’s our Community that provides the backbone to this blog. In an often fact-free royal internet world, the people who comment here are the exception. You proved it by acing the Tiaras, Heirs and Descendants quiz.

Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced Royaling – Our Swedish Handbaggers are royal experts. Mrs. Diamond correctly named all the tiaras, heirs and descendants of Queen Victoria in the photo. Extra extra credit to her for Gunilla Bernadotte’s tiara identification.

Extra Credit – Triple Duchess named all of the above, and all the descendants of Christian IX. Bravo to her for “knowing her royal stuff”!

Fun Fact – Of the European royals in the photo, only the Dutch royal family and the Monaco princely families do not have descendants from either Victoria or Christian.

  • Tiaras 
    • Sonja of Norway: Emerald
    • Mette-Marit of Norway: Pearl (small version)
    • Christina of Sweden: Six Button
    • Letitia of Spain: Mellerio Floral
    • Beatrix of the Netherlands: Mellerio Ruby (suspension bridge)
    • Desirée of Sweden: Napoleonic Amethysts
    • Paola of Belgium: Queen Elisabeth’s Art Deco Bandeau
    • Birgitta of Sweden: Nine Prong
    • Margaretha of Sweden: Aquamarine Kokoshnik
    • Madeleine of Sweden: Connaught Forget-Me-Not
    • Gunilla Bernadotte: Lily-of-the-Valley Diamond and Pearl Tiara
    • Victoria: Cameo
    • Benedikte of Denmark: Berleburg Fringe
    • Rania of Jordan: Boucheron Bracelet
    • Silvia: Braganca
    • Mary of Denmark: Ruby Parure
    • Anne-Marie of Greece and Denmark: Ruby Olive Wreath
    • Marie-Thérèse of Luxembourg: Empire
    • Máxima of the Netherlands: Diamond Bandeau
    • Margrethe of Denmark: Pearl Poire tiara
    • Mathilde of Belgium: Laurel Wreath
    • Sofia of Spain: Mellerio Shell
  • Heirs
    • Victoria, Haakon, Frederik, Felipe, Naruhito, Guillaume, Willem-Alexander, Philippe (Bonus second-in-line heirs: Catharina-Amalia, Ingrid Alexandra, and Christian)
  • Descendants of Victoria
    • Sweden: Carl Gustaf and his sisters Margaretha, Desirée, Birgitta, and Christina, Victoria, Madeleine, Carl Philip, and Carl Johan Bernadotte
    • Denmark: Margrethe, Frederik, Christian, Anne-Marie, and Benedikte
    • Norway: Harald, Haakon, Ingrid Alexandra
    • Spain: Sofia, Felipe
    • Greece: Konstantin
  • Descendants of Christian IX
    • Denmark: Margrethe, Frederik, Christian, Anne-Marie, and Benedikte
    • Belgium: Philippe, Albert
    • Norway: Harald, Haakon, Ingrid Alexandra
    • Spain: Sofia, Felipe
    • Greece: Konstantin
    • Luxembourg: Henri
  • Descendants of both Christian IX and Victoria
    • Denmark: Margrethe, Frederik, Christian, Anne-Marie, and Benedikte
    • Norway: Harald, Haakon, Ingrid Alexandra
    • Spain: Sofia, Felipe
    • Greece: Konstantin

Thanks for playing. Yes, it hurt our brains a little bit, too! Any corrections or changes are welcome.

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Quick Quiz – Tiaras, Heirs, and Descendants

For those who pop in over the break, here is a quick challenge for you.

Beginner Royaling: Name all the tiaras in the photo below.

Intermediate Royaling: Name all the (then) first-in-line heirs.

Advanced Royaling: Name all the descendants of Grandmother of Europe.

Extra Credit: Name all the descendants of the Father-in-law of Europe.

Community Challenge: It’s the magical “Add-On” quiz! Add your own questions and try to stump our community.

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HInt: To work out the answers to the last two questions, this Wiki is your friend. We’ll be back around on Monday with the answers.

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Random Royaling – Princess Sofia

Blog Note: Tomorrow is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S, and the beginning of a long weekend. We will be off-blog until Monday, although we might throw a fun quick post here or there if there is time between feasting and family and if the proper mood strikes us. Otherwise, we will see everyone on Monday. For those of our community who are celebrating with us, have a great holiday. For those who are not, enjoy the weekend!

She’s been busy! Princess Sofia recently attended a series of events concerning internet use and child safety.

The Princess awarded the Net Angel of the Year prize. She wore a Sandro Blazer style pleated crepe dress and Maria Nilsdotter Cherry Valley earrings. Head to The Royals and I for more photos and information on accessories. I like the ensemble but long for some sleeker hair here. I am beginning to think I always long for sleeker hair.

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She also attended the Save The Children 100th Anniversary, wearing a velvet wrap blazer and trousers. It’s quite a feat to wear all that velvet and still look sleek.

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Here she is again, wearing a yellow tweed LK Bennett blazer for a round table discussion on children’s safety and the internet.

More internet work here, attending the Internet Days Conference, wearing wide leg brown trousers by Valerie. Again, a lot of fabric but she manages to wrangle it and look stylish.

What do you think of the style of the busy Swedish princess?

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Nobels Countdown – Queen Silvia & CP Victoria

After taking a trip down memory lane last week, this week we are all about the here and now (or the soon to be here and now…).

For this post, we are talking about what we would like Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria to wear to this years Nobel Ceremony, both the big event on December 10th and the King’s Dinner on the 11th.

Give us your hopes, wishes, predictions and wild-eyed guesses for what tiaras, jewels and gowns Sils and Vickan will wear for these two events.

Tiaras: For me I’m hoping for a Cameo appearance on Sils, and for Vickan to break out the Connaught Rubies.

Silvia in the Cameos in 2005
The Connaught Ruby Tiara

Gowns: not real picky about gowns, but would love a repeat of Vickan’s gown for Maddie’s wedding.

With bonus Estelle and Daniel!

So…what are you guys wishing for?