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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

It’s the Dog Days of Summer and the royals have started slowing down and, in some cases, disappearing into the summer holidays. Bits is a bit lazy for that reason, but that gives us more time to savor what we do have!


Charles and Camilla visit the HMS Elizabeth, and there is an inexplicable swimsuit fashion show included in this week’s royal news. See it all here.


This is nice. Princess Delphine talks to the designer of her National Day ensemble, Pol Vogels, who is just 25. It’s really heartening to see her give her newfound platform over to promoting artistic talent. That dress was very well done, too. The design represented hope and peace.


The devoted Danish sisters are summering together again. I told our Hofdame Lil that could be Peggy, Betty and Annie from Kansas City (if not for that grand summer house in the background).

Prince Joachim and his family paid a visit to the Tour de France. You can see a breakdown of Princess Marie’s ensemble (and some information on Prince Joachim’s look, too) at Princess Marie’s Closet.


The Swedish band Hov1’s held a concert at Borgholm’s castle ruins on ร–land. The Crown Princess, Prince Daniel, and children attended. Victoria is back to the florals, this time wearing the Zadig & Voltaire Synthetic Roma Anemone Floral Dress.


Queen Letizia held audiences at Zarzuela, wearing a very cool Hugo Boss dress and those Macarena wedges that she defaults to frequently in the summer.

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The family attended the national offering to the apostle Santiago during the regional festivity at the Cathedral of Santiago.

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Between the Belgians last week, and this outing, we have been seeing some sophisticated color pairings this summer.

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The Queen’s personal jewels are on display this summer at Buckingham Palace, and I thought this video caught some of the sparkle quite dramatically!


In advance of the 110th Anniversary Of Death Of Emperor Meiji, several members of the Imperial family visited the Meiji Shrine. The Emperor and Empress, Crown Prince and Princess Kiko, and Princess Kako were all spotted. The women wore the formal Robe Montante.

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When you are devoted to your King, you show the proper respect when he dies!


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