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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

It is Labor Day in the United States, so many of our readers are off and enjoying not laboring. The royals, however, are not pausing. Let’s jump in.


Queen Rania turned 49 last week and sent out a lovely message to the people of Jordan.

Surprise! Daisy, on vacation, is still working. She attended the opening gala of the 2019 Aarhus Festival, and I am firmly averting my eyes from her shawl. She also unveiled  a statue of Bernhard Arp Sindberg at Memorial Park in Aarhus, wearing a lovely hat with a brim

Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako hosted African leaders who attended the Tokyo International Conference on African Development to a tea party at the Imperial Palace. Unfortunately we don’t have access to the photos of the gorgeous kimonos and national dress on display, but you can see them here and here.

But we do have a glimpse of Princess Hisako in Vancouver and her red and white is giving me life.


The York women attended the”star-studded” wedding of Ellie Goulding and sported three very different looks. I love Eugenie’s Peter Pilotto floral dress, find Sarah’s solid dress flattering, albeit a bit tight, and the jury is way out on Beatrices goth-inspired “The Vampire’s Wife” dress. A bit much for a daytime wedding, but one thing I will say is that designer is never dull.

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Bagger takes on the Blogosphere

If you haven’t been over to Royal Hats lately, head over and check out their guest posts on men’s millinery, it’s fascinating. You can’t say they ignore the men there!

She’s played three English Queens – that I am aware of – and now honorary Queen Dame Helen Mirren is taking on Catherine the Great. More information on the release of the movie over at History of Royal Women.

Not a blog, but an old school publication. It’s behind a paywall, but if you are lucky enough to be a subscriber to the Telegraph, Lord Snowdon talks about antiques, and selling the Politimore. It wasn’t an easy decision, but the Snowdons realized they weren’t going to live that kind of life.

What did I miss?