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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

All right! We got through a week without an enthronement! Good job, coming off that high point. Let’s move on into Happy November.

C-C-C-Changes and Strange Stories

There was a Changing of the Guard, literally, in Oslo. The King’s Guard, which had been on duty at the Akershus fortress for over 100 years, will no longer be at that post.

Did you ever dream of seeing your favorite British royals in cake form? Dreams do come true.

I suppose even royals can get bamboozled in the high stakes and sophisticated world of art forgery. We’ll see how this shakes out.

British Good Works and Goodwill

While we are on the subject of Charles, Part 2 of the documentary “Inside the Duchy of Cornwall” is now on YouTube. I found it as interesting as the first part.

The Duchess of Sussex visited the Luminary Bakery, and everyone glowed with goodwill and good baked goods!

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Earlier this week The Duchess of Sussex visited the women of @LuminaryBakery as they celebrated the opening of their new location. It was a special moment to acknowledge the spirit of Luminary and their remarkable business model that opens its arms to women from vulnerable circumstances (be it abuse, poverty, trafficking, marginalisation) and equips them with the job skills and confidence to succeed. Having sat down with @luminarybakery at their flagship location earlier this year and from that inspiring visit choosing to feature them as #ForcesForChange in the September issue of @britishvogue, Her Royal Highness was proud to be invited to attend the launch of their second bakery. This addition will enable the organisation to provide services, support and mentoring for four times the number of women. Luminary Bakery – a sustainable grassroots organisation in the heart of London – is a beautiful example of community and uplifting those during hardship for the greater good. If you find yourself in the area, please visit and support the women of @LuminaryBakery to enjoy their delicious baked goods and to see the impactful work they’re doing. Video © SussexRoyal

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There were many memorial services last week. The Luxembourg royals made an appearance, and we got of glimpse of Princess Claire and her growing-too-fast children.

Haakon attended the memorial at Akershus Fortress.

Mary was Everywhere

Fred, too! They attended the Crown Prince Couple’s Prize Award and Mary wore a dramatic pumpkin one shoulder gown by a new-to-me designer  Soeren le Schmidt.

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The couple visited the Brandts Art Museum prior to the ceremony. That’s a Zara turtleneck on Mary, the only part of her ensemble yet to be identified.

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Mary attended the  award ceremony of FSR-Danish Auditors solo. That is a Max Mara blazer over a yet unidentifed pleated skirt.

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Samfundsansvarlige virksomheder blev i gĂĄr hyldet, da Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen overrakte CSR Prisen 2019 pĂĄ Børsen i København. Prisen gik til den bedste CSR-rapport i henholdsvis kategorierne “stor børsnoteret virksomhed” og “stor ikke-børsnoteret virksomhed”. I kategorien “stor børsnoteret virksomhed” gik prisen til A.P. Møller Mærsk og blev modtaget af Executive Vice President Morten Engelstoft. I kategorien “stor ikke-børsnoteret virksomhed” gik prisen til Grundfos og blev modtaget af Poul Due Jensen. Revisorbranchen omsætter for cirka 17 milliarder kroner og beskæftiger cirka 15.000 medarbejdere. Det er sjette ĂĄr i træk, at Kronprinsessen deltager i arrangementet. 📸 Carsten Lundager ©

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As always, Style of Mary is an excellent resource to learn more about the Princess’ events and wardrobe.

No Benedikte to end with this week – but what else did I miss?