There isn’t a whole heck of a lot in the Getty photos this week, since there wasn’t a lot of royal action last week. There are some shots of the British royals arriving to visit the Queen, and some coverage of the intruder at Windsor. See it all here.
The Belgian royals have an official visit planned for February. At this point, it’s still on, so let’s keep our fingers crossed.
From 2 to 5 February, Belgian King Philippe and Queen Mathilde will pay an official visit to Oman and United Arab Emirates. They will visit e.g. the Dubai World Expo. https://t.co/riJzb24C27
— [Wim Dehandschutter] (@WDehandschutter) December 31, 2021
Even bundling these folks up can’t dim their beauty. Although the pattern looks straight from Outlander and the Highlands, it’s apparently traditionally Bhutanese. The beautiful folks of this country run the gamut with colors and designs and I am grateful for that in the middle of a dull winter.
A new picture of TM the King and Queen of Bhutan and TRH Gyalsey Jigme Namgyel and Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck taken on December 29th.
📸 Yellow Bhutan pic.twitter.com/yBustBWOW2
— ChristinZ (@ChristinsQueens) January 1, 2022
Who doesn’t love the Princess Royal in uniform? This official portrait was taken earlier this year. Anne is the Colonel of the Household Cavalry.
It was a great honour to be invited to photograph HRH The Princess Royal earlier this year at St James Palace. I was tasked with producing an official portrait for the Household Cavalry regiment. Princess Anne is the regiments Colonel and as such they re… https://t.co/uuQoC0K7dr pic.twitter.com/1E4tne4fM6
— Greg Funnell (@gregfunnell) December 30, 2021
The Queen’s New Year’s speech focused on finding a common direction for Danish citizens in the fight against climate change, the pandemic, and social ills. If you would like a full English translation, click here. She wore jewels from the modern end of her vault and I think that sends a promising message for the future.
Finishing off by declaring her love for her family & her country, Queen Margrethe of Denmark held her New year’s speech focusing on the pandemic, climate change & the technical & scientific advances to combat both. She also spoke out against discrimination of those disabled. pic.twitter.com/tWzpOwl49m
— JR 🇪🇺 (@Jakreg76) December 31, 2021
It doesn’t quite make up for the postponement of her Golden Jubilee celebrations, but we did get a stellar stamp from the Queenliest of Queens.
A minisheet of stamps to mark Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s golden jubilee will be issued on 3 January. © PostNord pic.twitter.com/C0Ly3ZP6uC
— Majesty/Joe Little (@MajestyMagazine) December 30, 2021
Also, for those of you who like royal rooms, a recent documentary shown on Danish television gives a glimpse of the interior of Amalienborg Palace. Princess Marie and her food waste initiative were highlighted.
We also got a look into the family’s private premises at Amalienborg Palace in September 2020, when #PrincessMarie prepared her speech for Denmarks first national food waste day.
📸 DRTV #detdanskekongehus pic.twitter.com/9DzKBr6gTb
— ChristinZ (@ChristinsQueens) December 31, 2021
Happy New Year from Luxembourg! Lots of rich reds and golds and warmth in these photos. I am beginning to wonder if we shouldn’t follow the fashion of Felix and Louis a bit more closely.
#NEW Grand Duchess Maria Teresa has shared pictures from a New Year’s Eve with family! 🥂
What lovely pics! Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa with their children Prince Louis and Prince Félix of Luxembourg! 🇱🇺 pic.twitter.com/ZsDZazrgHR
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) January 1, 2022
I think this is first: all of Prince Albert’s children in one photo.
Jazmin Grimaldi, daughter of Prince Albert II of Monaco, shared on her Instagram account a photo with her three half brothers: Alexander, Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella. pic.twitter.com/ymPWaTPnGS
— Queen Maxima and Royal Ladies (@vaninaswchindt) December 31, 2021
The Princess of Orange has an eye for design improvements, it seems. A new monogram was issued for her, and I think it’s an improvement! The “old” monogram (I don’t know if it was official, but it was on file in Wikimedia Commons) is below.
In @claudiadebreij’s boek heeft Amalia het over ‘de dingen’ die geregeld moesten worden voor als ze 18 zou worden, zoals het uitkiezen van haar eigen monogram. Dit is ‘m. pic.twitter.com/RTbErjE9jf
— Rick Evers (@RickEversRoyal) December 29, 2021
King Harald made an upbeat New Year’s speech, The “caring King” touched on the importance of social interaction and spurred the Norwegian citizens to take on 2022 as a year of volunteering.
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