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This is an exciting week in Handbag-land. The Nobel ceremonies are happening in Oslo and Stockholm, and one of my personal favorite events of the royal year, Camilla decorating her tree with the children, is Thursday. (Edited to add: Luckey Girl just reminded me of the Diplomatic Reception in London on Wednesday, too!)

Luckey Girl has an Open Post scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday to cover the Nobel ceremonies, and we will circle back and catch up with Camilla. We’ll put up an Open Post on Wednesday so anyone who catches photos of “Tiaras and British royals in Cars” can post them.

Some Nobel ceremony preparation:

The official program and schedule.
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Before we go forward, let’s look back at a few things we didn’t cover here last week.

Newsworthy on the Net

  • The Dutch Royal Family attended the Prince Claus Prize en famille. The article is in French, so Google Translate will be most of our friends.
  • Eagle-eyed geogirl found a jewel story those who admire Vita Sackville-West and Cartier might find intriguing!
  • Oh Sophie, you are such a kind person and a great representative for the Royal Family, which was demonstrated while hosting an afternoon tea for the Scar-Free Association.
  • Princess Anne is a patron of Not Forgotten, an organization supporting wounded, injured or sick veterans. The holiday party was held at St. James Palace and there is a lovely, lovely video here.


We need to catch up with Letizia, who has been super busy in advance of the holidays. As always, if you want to deep dive into the events she attended and the accessories that accompanied her ensembles, head to the Queen Letizia Style blog.

She visited La Alhambra, Granada, to open an exhibit on the Zirid Granada and the Berber Universe, wearing a crowd favorite repeat Varela suit. Honestly, I could see this once a month and not tire of it. Until this outing, I hadn’t realized the embroidery was purple.

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The coat and dress combination she wore to a seminar on “Health and Climate Change” is simply a Best-of-the-Year for me. The double breasted Herrera coat with pearlized buttons needs to find its way into my closet pronto, but the Boss fringed dress is what is really breathtaking. And, no, I couldn’t pull that off, but she does.

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The King and Queen hosted a reception in advance of the climate change seminar, and Letizia wore what is described as an H&M “maxi” skirt, although I would describe it as tea length, myself.

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Estelle is absorbing some culture.


Brother and Sister Monaco attended the opening of a Christmas Village and – call me cuckoo – but I love this coat on Caroline.

Britain and Denmark

I love this (pretty much) annual convergence of Denmark and Britain. The Duchess of Gloucester and Queen Margrethe at the Anglo-Danish Society.


Let’s end with pure joy, ok? Auntie Astrid attended a Christmas show at Dissimili’s, as she does every year, in snowflake earrings a big smile.

What did I miss?

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