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Hallå all! We missed so much while we were focused on the Wales visit to Boston last week, so let’s just dive right in.

News Round Up

In addition to everything going on in the U.K., both Queens Letizia and Maxima were busy bees. See all the Getty images here.

All the doings of the British royals last week can be found here.


The Swedish royal family attended the Global Child Forum as a group. Queen Silvia has long been a supporter of the organization, which is based in Stockholm. Silvia is wearing her blue suit, which is very much in her wheelhouse. The Crown Princess wore Zara and Princess Sofia was in a Tiger of Sweden suit.


Princess Marie was in Denmark to attend a gala dinner at the French Embassy, where she was also honored for the work she had done to cultivate cultural relations between the two countries. She wore a sparkly Maje gown, which is both appropriate for an evening gala and very Marie.

Daisy was wrapping up her year of delayed Jubilee festivities with a celebration in London and Mary attended a Christmas concert.

The Netherlands

Well, it’s amazing what happens undercover.

Over the past few months, Princess Amalia spent time with the Dutch Air Force, the Army and the Navy. Her adventures including flying in an F-16, riding in an armored vehicle and venturing underwater in a submarine. The photos reveal the full extent of her adventuring, including a few that probably made her dad jealous. Check them all out here!


The King and Queen held some audiences where they received those who were granted a noble favor or a decoration. The Queen rewore a Meer Couture dress (originally worn in February 2020).

Garderoberoyale has some great photos and information here.

Britain Abroad

Zara and Mike Tindall are in Australia. Doesn’t Zara look pretty here? They attended a gala event for the Adelaide 500 and she just sparkled in this feminine Paolo Sebastian gown.


I thought this might get you in the Christmas spirit! If you try this at home, we beg you to share photos. Thanks to the fabulous Madame Gilfurt, we have the Dior dress that served as the inspiration for the first gingerbread!

We don’t cover many aristocrats here, but Emma, the Marchioness of Bath, is an exceptionally stylish woman. We’ve been discussing capes here lately, and this entry (although it might be more accurately described as an evening coat or a generic “wrap”) is very beautiful.

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