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We’re back! Rested and ready to take on the royal world.


The memorials for Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth continue, but there is other news including Prince William’s message to Earthshot, and several royal appearances at the UN General Assembly in New York City. See here.


We don’t get much news out of Eswatini, fashion-wise, so it was notable when the King addressed the 77th UN General Assembly outlining goals for sustainable development. Accompanying him are members of the government council and HRH Inkhosikati laNgangaza. I think she – and the rest of the entourage – really zhuzzed up the sea of suits.


Princess Kako goes about her duties in a quiet fashion, so we really need to drop in on her more often. The Princess (in pink) visited the Japan Traditional Crafts exhibition at Mitsukoshi Department, dropped in at a sports facility for the disabled in Tottori (in blue and white), and participated in a national high school sign language (in burgundy) contest.


Queen Rania has been highly visible lately. Last week she attended the United Nations General Assembly in New York City and was also present at some of the associated events that also take place during the week. She was very charming and shared some interesting professional and personal insights.

The Queen also attended the two-day Clinton Global initiative, and talked extensively about the world refugee crisis and the need to help and support refugees from all nations. She wore an Erdem print.

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She spoke at the Concordia Annual Summit, taking the stage in her Fendi ensemble.

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Her mother-in-law (King Abdullah’s mother), Princess Muna, received the founder of Oman’s first mental health clinic. I think the Princess looks particularly cheerful in her print.


The Crown Princely couple held a soiree to celebrate Queen Margrethe’s jubilee. Various members of the Danish government, the Danish Parliament, and the Danish members of the European Parliament were in attendance. Unfortunately the Queen herself was indisposed, as she had tested positive for Covid.

Crown Princess Mary wore a repeated David Andersen gown (which we will have re-wear post on, and soon!) and her wedding tiara. Princess Benedikte practically stole the show in her lavender separates. I wish we had designer information on this ensemble (it’s possible Wichmann Couture, but that is not verified). Also note the enormous brooch – fit for a King’s daughter.

Enjoy the Les Lanciers dance – those U.S. Baguettes may remember a form of this from your school days when we crassly called it square dancing.

The Queen recovered and was able to travel to Oslo to pick up the Nordic Association’s Language Award from another Queen, Queen Sonja. The two buddies then attended a gala dinner together at the Grand Hotel.

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There was a lot of interest in the new-to-us brooches Queen Mathilde wore to the events around Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth’s funeral. Here is an up-close view of that magnificent bow brooch.

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