October is a busy month as everyone is back in full swing in royal-land. We are also back into our groove, including royal weddings on Tuesdays, What If Wednesday, and tiaras on Friday. This Thursday we have a fascinating guest post on deck, one that you won’t want to miss. You are going to be very envious of Royal Warren(t)’s summer vacation.
We will resume with the Hofdame Hall of Fame in two weeks, where we will be taking a look at the Empress Emeritus Michiko’s evening wear. We know you need two weeks to think about that one!
Crown Princesses Princessing
Mary took a quick two-day working visit to Morocco to attend a youth innovation forum. She participated in a fun run, making exercise look easy. Her arrival dress was the black and white dress by Vilshenko, and she wore a beautiful print skirt on the second day. For close up photos, see New My Royals.
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🇲🇦I den marokkanske hovedstad Rabat besøger Hendes Kongelige Højhed i disse dage Youth Innovation Summit, der er et innovations- og dialogseminar for 100 udvalgte unge talenter fra Marokko. Seminaret slutter i dag med en dialogfestival for borgere, studerende samt danske og marokkanske virksomheder med videre, og Kronprinsessen vil officielt åbne festivalen og holde tale. I aftes fik Kronprinsessen en rundvisning på innovationsseminaret, hvor et udvalg af de unge talenter fortalte Hendes Kongelige Højhed om konkrete løsningsforslag til en mere bæredygtig udvikling i Marokko. 📸 UM ©️
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Det har været inspirende at møde de marokkanske unge. I løbet af de fire dage, hvor de har været en del af Innovation Lab, har de gået fra problemanalyse til innovative løsninger. Talent er én ting, men man skal også have den rette tilgang. Da jeg spurgte en af de 100 unge marokkanske talenter, om det havde været nogle hårde fire dage, svarede hun, at når man får stillet redskaber, plads og støtte til rådighed, så er det vores pligt at gøre alt, hvad vi kan for at skabe de bedste resultater – og på den måde give tilbage. Sådan en tilgang lover godt for fremtiden. 📸 Kongehuset og Udenrigsministeriet©️
Victoria brought back the veiled hat look for the annual meeting of the Swedish Church in Uppsala. She also demonstrated the power of a monochromatic look, including accessories. The dress is by Camilla Thulin.
First Tiara Sighting
Well this is exciting and unexpected. Princess Senate Seeiso, of Lesotho, who is now 18, and had official photographs released. They are beautiful, so head to the African Royalties blog to see some great images. She also wore a tiara, which is a possible birthday present although I can’t find anything confirming that. She is an impressive person, whose work to end child marriage we have highlighted previously.
This and That
Proof positive that you can wear a kilt anywhere. Prince Charles climbed into an excavator at the headquarters of W M McDonald, a construction and civil engineering company.
We thought our own Onegin might be interested in this one.
On October 1st, Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko attended the 74th National Arts Festival’s opening opera “Eugene Onegin” at the New National Theatre in Shibuya, Tokyo.
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— Prisma (@ImperialJPNfan) October 4, 2019
An inconic Egyptian royal necklace has surfaced.
— Louise G. (@LouiseGhislaine) October 4, 2019
Our resident historian, archivist and fact-digger-upper, geogirl, has unearthed a couple of interesting stories for you! Did Queen Alexandra enamel her face to remain youthful? Also, how many times does the current Queen Elizabeth wear a hat? Another book for the royal book nook.
What did I miss?