The solstice is upon us. I for one will be glad to see the days getting longer in my neighborhood. Also, it’s Christmas week for those who celebrate. We’ll be here until Thursday, and the Christmas greetings post will be updated as things happen. Check out the Dane’s new puppies!
If you missed the Duchess of Cornwall’s yearly Christmas party for children with serious illnesses, it’s worth a revisit here. Also, there are lots of holiday events, lights, and seasonal photos at the link.
As you know, Hofdame LiL runs our Instagram feed, and she is a true blue Mette-Marit fan. So no surprise this appeared last week! MM looks good, glad to say.
This isn’t specifically a Christmas photo, so we’ve broomed this into Bits. Nice to see Autumn and the Windsor cousins, isn’t it?
#NEW Autumn Phillips shareda a new lovely pics with her daughters Savannah & Isla!
Savannah and Isla are Autumn & Peter Phillips’ daughters, granddaughters of Princess Anne and the eldest great granddaughters of Queen Elizabeth & the late Prince Philip🤍
📸: Millie Pilkington pic.twitter.com/iNWNytlz0Y
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) December 17, 2021
I would love to take this class! There is a rumor of a book on this being released in English, so I’ll keep my eye out.
November 8: Princess Akiko of Mikasa recorded an “Imperial Kimono” lecture for a Kimono Studies course. The online lessons, a collaboration between Kyoto Sangyo University & the All Japan Kimono Promotion Association, will be distributed in mid-January.
📸 https://t.co/JF3N2Uiibv pic.twitter.com/Dy8NANgfqv
— Prisma 😷 (@ImperialJPNfan) December 14, 2021
The Classic Princess Hisako has been very busy. She paid a visit to the Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store wearing an intriguing brooch and necklace combination.
December 17: Princess Takamado (Hisako) visited the “2021 / 62nd Press Photo Exhibition” at Nihombashi Mitsukoshi Department Store in Tokyo. She was deeply moved before a photo of Princess Aiko in formal wear, saying “beautiful.”https://t.co/VRDIqsSshS
— Prisma 😷 (@ImperialJPNfan) December 19, 2021
The Princess attended the Emperor’s Cup JFA 101st All Japan Football Championship Final match between Urawa Reds and Oita Trinita at the National Stadium in Shinjuku, Tokyo. I am constantly amazed by her wide range of interests. Love the cuff detail here.
— みかん缶 (@gomadofu_zuki) December 19, 2021
The Princess also attended a charity fair and showed us her kimono-wearing skills.
December 14: Princess Hisako attended Ikebana International Fair 2021 at Royal Park Hotel. The charity bazaar benefits victims of natural disasters. 32 Ikebana school Iemotos exhibited their works & 41 embassies participated.
📸 https://t.co/uyrsVAjcsb pic.twitter.com/XykmLShr2K
— Prisma 😷 (@ImperialJPNfan) December 18, 2021
It’s a Classic Princess Christmas around here! Just look at this beautiful woman! Technically speaking, this is a Christmas event and as such should probably be with our other Christmas entries in the Christmas post. I put it here because this outfit is just a master class in fitting in and standing out at the same time. She knows what she should do and when she should do it.
Princess Benidikte as a Patron visited Hellebro in Valby on Dec 15, 2021 https://t.co/35lobuLOTG
📸 Martin Høien / Aller Foto og Video © pic.twitter.com/FNdQD4cwO2
— Louise G. (@LouiseGhislaine) December 17, 2021
Honestly, Princess Caroline has been giving a master class in elegant dressing lately. Here she is at an art exhibition in a classic camel and black combination, wearing her Blazé Milano Cholita Everyday Wool-blend blazer.
On December 16, 2021, Princess Caroline visited the exhibition ‘Monaco-Alexandria, the great detour: World-capitals and cosmopolitan Surrealism’ at the Nouveau Musée National de Monaco (NMNM) – Villa Sauber in Monaco. pic.twitter.com/EaSlvZu4Fh
— Queen Maxima and Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) December 18, 2021
The extended Monaco family marched out to the Christmas market, children in tow. Maybe those trousers of Caroline’s don’t fall on the elegant end of her closet, but they certainly are festive.
Bhutan’s National Day is just as you expected: full of bright colors, beautiful people, and cute kiddos.
#NEW The Bhutanese Royal Family celebrated Bhutan’s National Day Yesterday 🇧🇹
King Jigme Khesar, Queen Jetsun Pema, Crown Prince Jigme Namgyel, Prince Jigme Ugyen and all the extended Royal Family attended! pic.twitter.com/doVFt1uqCO
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) December 18, 2021
Tiaras in the Wild
No one seems to know where this tiara came from, but it appeared upside-down on the head of Anna-Philippa Wolf. She wore it for her wedding to Archibald Pearson and it’s certainly an interesting way to accessorize.
#New Anna-Philippa Wolf, head of productions & events at Rick Owens, wore an upside down tiara for her wedding to Archibald Pearson. Vogue published the pics yesterday!
Archibald is the grandson of the Count and Countess de Brantes & we can suppose that the 👑 comes from them pic.twitter.com/SS8nMvaRq5
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) December 15, 2021
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