Lilibet’s Handbag has ticked over to its
fourth fifth year! Happy fourth birthday to us, and thank you to all Baguettes and Hofdudes for the support and fun over the past few years. We usually do a birthday post but there is just too much going on – so let’s get down to what we do best. Royal talk!
Should we have a special header for the “Zara and Mike” show? Zara, looking good at the Cheltenham Festival trials – with a hug H/T to the talented Polka Popp.
Zara Tindall attends the annual Cheltenham Festival Trials Day.
Jane Atelier (formerly Goat) ‘Astoria’ coat (repeat from 2016)
Fairfax & Favor ‘Brompton’ boots (repeat from 2021)
Charlott Elizabeth ‘Mayflower’ bag (new for 2023)
Jess Collett ‘Mazzy’ headband (new for 2023) pic.twitter.com/lKpc0rSNWb
— Polka Popp (@polkadotpopp) January 28, 2023
Queen Sonja attended “The Castle’s Craft – Created Over 200 Years” Official Opening. We know that the Queen enjoys some good neck bling, so this piece is not at all out of character – or out of place, given the venue. It also coordinates well with those boots. I do wish we had some photos without the shawl, though.
There was a Memorial Ceremony for Holocaust Victims in Stockholm on January 27. As always with such somber events, it was not a fashion occasion. However, the Crown Princess looked extremely appropriate. She paired her Tiger of Sweden blazer with an H & M skirt.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden attended a seminar organized by the Folke Bernadotte Academy at Rosersberg Palace outside Stockholm. Pictures from the arrival are below. She pulled together some much worn pieces from her closet, including her By Malene Birger jacket, Filippa K top, and her Baum und Pferdgarten skirt. (H/T to UFONoMore)
We are reaching into the way back machine here, but it takes a while for us to unearth news from Lesotho. In October, King Letsie III and Queen Masenate Bereng Seeiso were at the inauguration of new Lesotho Prime Minister Sam Ntsokoane Matekane at Setsoto stadium back in October. The Queen is upholding the hat tradition in a fine manner, and I applaud that. That is a lovely and unusual color combination on her ensemble.
Let’s leave with some pretty things and happy news. We love wedding dresses around here and Princess Angela’s is a favorite.
Happy 23rd wedding anniversary to Prince Maximilian and Princess Angela! 🥳
Maximilian of 🇱🇮 & Angela Gisela Brown married otd in 2000 at the Church of St. Vincent Ferrer in NY. She is the 1st person of African descent to marry a European Royal. She designed her own dress! pic.twitter.com/9GxxwBmGas
— CoutureAndRoyals (@CoutureRoyals) January 29, 2023
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