Everyone’s busy this time of year so let’s just hustle on into the royal news of the day.
The British royals released Christmas cards, the Princess Royal attended the Sovereign’s Parade, and the Prince of Wales visited Wales. See it all here.
Friend-to-the-blog Gert-Jan took some lovely photos of The Princess of Orange at her first State Council last week. As always, we are so lucky to feature these unique views of the event here. All are copyright Gert-Jan, so please do not reproduce them elsewhere.
For those of you who are not on the cape train, this might be a difficult season. Everyone is in capes these days, including Maxima. She attended the taping of a Christmas music gala television show, wearing
A blog dedicated entirely to Princess Laurentien would not go amiss. She always gives us a statement piece or two to talk about, and her causes are close to my heart. She supported “reading for pleasure” during a recent visit to the Education Museum. She looks smashing in her Ba&Sh dress and dramatic earrings.
Prince Constantijn, honorary chairman of the Prince Claus fund, was interviewed in the Burgerzaal by Keng Sen Ong, artistic director of the program. Since 1996, the Prince Claus Fund has honored artists, thinkers, and organizations in areas where cultural expression is under pressure.
The Hereditary Grand Duchess took her date to her a brewery last week. New My Royals has better photos of Stephanie’s jacket, and UFONoMore has details on it. It’s by Carolina Herrera and I can’t help but think it really belongs in Caroline of Monaco’s closet.
Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie visited the national brewery “Bofferding” in Bascharage. The Brasserie Nationale is the largest brewery in Luxembourg. pic.twitter.com/Lr8dU0mzFo
— Queen Maxima and Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) December 9, 2021
“Show me something in green, please!” Colorful Tils, the hardworking Queen Mathilde, is happy to oblige. She visited with some Belgian female farmers wearing a repeated Natan dress and matching coat, which I somehow missed the first time around. Hit up ModekoninginMathilde for the details.
HM #QueenMathilde visited Koeweidehof farm in Merchtem, to discuss the role of women in the agricultural sector with eight female farmers.
📸 Benoit Doppagne // Zuma Press via TT pic.twitter.com/zQcDGNu6Gh
— ChristinZ (@ChristinsQueens) December 9, 2021
Putting this photo of the glamorous sisters-in-law of Greece out there because I don’t often see these two together, but you know they probably are a lot!
Princess Marie Chantal and Princess Tatiana of Greece attended The Hellenic Initiative Gala in NYC on saturday pic.twitter.com/2JUR6BxFtW
— Queen Maxima and Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) December 8, 2021
Maybe we should add Hisako to the Laurentien “statement piece” blog? In this case, she attended a competition at Osaka University wearing a bold necklace and earring combination that we should all take time to appreciate.
December 7: Princess Hisako attended the 13th Prince Takamado Memorial Netsuke Competition Awards Ceremony at Osaka University of Arts Sky Campus in Osaka City.https://t.co/p5VFYOgMAB
— Prisma 😷 (@ImperialJPNfan) December 8, 2021
Official portraits were released on the occasion of the Empress’ 58th birthday. I am fond of the Empress’ suit because it hits that sweet spot between completely appropriate and just a little zazz. The Emperor’s coordination is just very sweet in my eyes.
#NEW The Imperial Household Agency has released new pictures of Empress Masako and Emperor Naruhito in occasion of the Empress’ 58th birthday today 📸 🇯🇵 pic.twitter.com/7Bwx3cgrRm
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) December 9, 2021
We haven’t ended with Benedikte in a long time, but let’s do it!
Tiaras in the Wild
Are you a woodland sprite or a nymph? Here is a tiara in the wild that might take your fancy!
You can’t ‘leaf’ the Museum without seeing this wonderful tiara!
🌿 👑 Made in London between 1890–1900, this dazzling piece of jewellery is crafted from gold, with delicately enamelled ivy leaves and bunches of berries
🔎🔗 https://t.co/X11eSZGFQ6 pic.twitter.com/MhO8tDFCn6
— British Museum (@britishmuseum) December 11, 2021
Bring the comments on, one and all! We’ll be here all week waiting for your royal news.