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If you celebrated one of the important religious holidays this past weekend, I hope it brought you peace and joy. Many royals celebrated the holiday, and a parade of florals and headband/hats awaits you!


There is a lot of Invictus coverage, plus a chance to ogle one of the Duke of Edinburgh’s old cars. Check out all of this at Getty.


Am I still reeling from the canceled 80th birthday celebrations of Queen Margrethe two years ago? I suppose I am. She did her traditional balcony appearance this year to celebrate her 82nd, surrounded by the Crown Prince family. Everyone was all suited up! Crown Princess Mary was wearing the Goat Hampton coat and Princess Isabella was in her Hugo Boss, a most Eastery suit for sure. Christian is so so tall – he’ll make quite the imposing King when it’s his time.

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The star of the show, the Queen, wore one of my favorite of her modern pieces. T I want to see it on a plain background at some point because it needs to shine on its own. It was part of “The Queen’s Jewelry Box” exhibit, labeled as a local piece.

On Sunday, the Queen, Crown Prince, and Princess Isabella attended Easter Service together at Aarhus. Isabella will make her confirmation at the cathedral in a few weeks. The Queen wore her Easter Egg necklace. Now that the Spanish royals celebrate the holiday privately, this may be our only chance to see Easter Egg jewelry.

Speaking of Daisy’s “lost” 80th birthday, the Salling Foundation donated a steel sculpture created by Per Kirkeby to Her Majesty for that occasion. It was installed in the Palace Gardens last week, and if we know Daisy it was a much-appreciated gift.


The Swedish Royal Family sends out Easter greetings but celebrates privately on the day itself. The Crown Princess released a reading of the Easter Gospel, looking great in white, as usual. This blazer is by Malene Birger.

The King and Queen showed that Swedes continue to shine through their long winter by wishing everyone a Happy Easter while taking coffee (or tea I don’t know, but I just hope it’s warm) on a makeshift snow table.


Easter greetings from the principality! It’s good to see Charlene again. Her short hair is shot of freshness as is her Celine floral print dress. So good to see a beautiful, light floral in spring. (H/T to New My Royals)


The Queen, Princes Charles, and the Duchess of Cornwall were not at Easter services this weekend (they worshiped privately, according to reports). However, a good contingent made it a family event at St George’s Chapel.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, accompanied by Prince George and Princess Charlotte, were a family vision in blue. Out of it all, Charlotte’s ribbed blue tights win, although her Rachel Riley dress is also very sweet. The girl understands accessorizing. The Duchess wore a repeated Emilia Wickstead coat, Jane Taylor headband/hat, and carried a new Emmy London clutch in soft blue.

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The Earl and Countess of Wessex were accompanied by Lady Louise and James, Viscount Severn. Sophie wore her much-loved Jane Taylor hat and a Soler London dress.

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were spotted in the crowd. Another headband alert! Eug repeated her Peter Pilotto floral dress. The netted headband/hat is by Emmy London. (H/T to the ever-reliable Polka Popp).

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Mike and Zara Tindall made it to the family occasion. Zara wore an L.K Bennett dress, the “Mathilde Silk Tea Dress”. She continues her great hat run with this Justine Bradley number.

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Mia held up her sartorial end wearing a Mango Kids dress.

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Peter Phillips was there with both his daughters, Isla and Savannah. Isla shows some zazz here with her Next floral jumpsuit.

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The Chattos attended, but we only have access to photos of Lady Sarah Chatto and her son Arthur. It’s nice to see royals we don’t often encounter except at family events. We don’t have access to the photos, but Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Lord Linley’s daughter, was with them.

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The Family Group, on their way!

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are in attendance at the Invictus Games in the Hague. The games are a terrific initiative and one that has remained close to Harry’s heart. It’s obvious in the joy he exudes. Both he and the Duchess have been beaming throughout the events. As always, UFONoMore has the breakdown on events and outfits.

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The Netherlands

Princess Margriet appeared at the Invictus Games to lend her support to the Dutch athletes, as she has for many years. Her Orangeness is always a welcome sight!

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Our Baguette-of-all-things-Spanish, Iselen, updated us on this event in last week’s Bits so I won’t go into too much detail here. The Spanish Royal Family visited a center for Ukrainian refugees. Again, the clothes aren’t the important things here, but I felt Princess Leonor’s Sfera Embroidered Contrast Top blazer was a lovely nod to the occasion.

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Again, this isn’t really royal-related, but ancient fashion nonetheless. I thought you might be interested in the oldest known textile sample that is still in existence, both in physical form and in a painting. Nerd out with me, fellow fabric friends!


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