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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

There is some Classic Queening on this week, so let’s just dive in!


Do you like 1980’s cars? Polo? Then Getty is the place for you this week. Prince Harry plays polo and his late mother’s car is up for auction. All I can say is that I, too, owned a Ford Escort back in the day and it didn’t look anything like that one! See it all here.

The Netherlands

The first of our Classic Queen appearances is the lovely Oma Bea, who attended the European Union Youth Orchestra Concert last Friday. Her bouffe might be slightly smaller these days, but she brought the zazz in those colorful sleeves, not to mention that lovely ruby spray brooch. It’s amazing to me, really, how much mileage she gets out of that basic clothing silhouette.

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Just a bit to the north, another Classic Queen is gearing up for her big jubilee. As is her tradition, she opened up one of Europe’s biggest cultural events, the Aarhus Festival. I like the scoop neckline on this, but all I can really say about the rest of it is that it looks comfortable. She must be resting up so she can wow us two weeks.

Princess Marie is the patron of the Tønder Festival. The festival, like so many things, has been on hold for two years. The princess wore a dress by Ganni. She has really been quietly bringing the style for the summer. This is one of my favorite silhouettes and prints. Princess Marie’s Closet has all the details.

Warning: Zoom Room ahead. Prince Frederik is very committed to using his crazy wallpaper room.

This morning, the two boys gave their mother a nice surprise. Crown Prince Frederik and Prince Joachim joined the military parade on the occasion of Her Majesty’s 50th Government Jubilee at Naval Station Korsør.


Remember this wedding from last year? It was one of my favorite wedding dresses of recent memory. The couple welcomed a daughter recently.

Way Back Machine

What did one wear when meeting such an august presence as Queen Alexandra? Well, a heavily embroidered train for one thing! This Mme Duboc gown was was worn by Elizabeth Balfour Clark for a court presentation in 1911.


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