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Did you miss a royal event last week? There were a lot! See Getty for a look back at the week of February 17th. Warning for those with snake phobias, Kate’s visit to the Ark Open Farm is included.


So many royal milestones came and went last week. We celebrated some birthdays on the blog, but we missed a great deal too. Let’s rectify that.

Emperor Naruhito turned sixty! The original cheeks ; ).

King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck turned forty. Although we don’t need an excuse to post a beautiful photo of Bhutan, let’s use this milestone as a chance to do so.

Queen Masenate Mohato Seeiso and King Letsie celebrated their 20th anniverary, and their daughter Senate Seeiso posted an Instagram tribute. I know the Queen’s dress- her entire ensemble, indeed – intrigues many of you, so here is a chance to look at it close-up.

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Style Inspirations

Thanks to our intrepid community member Beth for the heads up on this bit here – Queen Elizabeth, Diana and Princess Anne – are style inspirations. Shrimps designer Hannah Weiland developed her Autumn 2020 line around the stylings of these three woman, and we are fully onboard.

Speaking of styling, in this announcement that WAX and MAX will be attending Daisy’s birthday celebrations was a photo of WAX’s christening . Daisy was one of his godparents, and, yes, there is that fabulous sixties dress we have discussed so many times. I can never see it enough.


We need to check in with Mathilde, who has had a very busy February. The below is just a sampling of the Natan outings. For her full schedule, head over to Modekoningin Mathilde.

For a management symposium in Flanders, she broke out a new Natan, shown below with and without the jacket.

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She visited a horticultural school to talk about anti-bullying initiatives. I think she may have pulled this skirt from the end of the closet that holds her thigh-high boots ; )

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She wore various shades of gray for the yearly mass honoring deceased family members. It’s a good color choice, not as somber and unrelenting as black, but very respectful.

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