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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Did everyone wake up on Saturday, slap their foreheads, and say, “How could it be August already?” Truth told, it’s been almost a perpetual August in my neck of the woods since May. We’ve had a long hot spell, and to top it off, not much royal action for months. Yet we find ways to keep our discussion alive here.


This week’s Getty links can be summed up as “Royals in Masks”. There is a spot of good news, Kensington Palace is opening up again to the public. Read it all here.

Other Voices, Other Blogs

I have to admit other royal blogs have been keeping more intellectually involved throughout the summer. The Art Historian around town has this post on Princess Maud’s coronation dress, a work of art if there ever was one.

The Dior post last week reminded me we haven’t given Moza much love lately. This post is an excellent read on her summer style, although I read it while wearing pajama bottoms and flip flops. I did sit up straighter while perusing.

Want to talk halo hats? Good, because Royal Hats did a deep dive on just that!

Great Britain

The elder children of Windsor were busy this week. Princess Anne was, of course, profiled in a documentary for her upcoming birthday. I haven’t found a reliable link for “Anne at 70”, but if someone has watched it, tell us about it in the comments. In the meantime, we have a clip of Princess Anne coaching HerMaj on Zoom!

Do we need to see Charles in a kilt? I think it might lift our Monday.

The Netherlands

No this isn’t a black and white photo of Amalia or Ariane, but Princess Juliana, back in 1918. I think we mentioned just last week that those Orange genes are strong.


Update on Joachim, and it’s all encouraging. The official statement: “The blood clot in the brain was due to a sudden dissection of an artery, and the hospital’s medical team assesses that the risk of recurrence is very small when the artery has healed.’ 

Let’s (almost) end with some Benedikte. This summer ensemble is another in a long list of almost perfect Benedikte summer florals. I do believe we have seen the pink hat before, but it’s one that can come out to play any time, in my opinion.

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🇩🇪🇩🇰⁣ For tre uger siden var det 100 år siden, at Christian 10. red over den tidligere grænse ved Frederikshøj. Det skete i anledning af Genforeningen, der var et resultat af den folkeafstemning, hvor et flertal af befolkningen i Nordslesvig stemte sig hjem til Danmark efter at have været under tysk styre i 56 år.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ Genforeningen blev også markeret i dag, da H.K.H. Prinsesse Benedikte deltog i en frokost hos den danske generalkonsul i Flensborg. Efterfølgende besøgte Hendes Kongelige Højhed Flensborg Avis. Frokosten fandt sted på Det Kgl. Danske Generalkonsulat, hvor aktører fra kulturlivet fra Flensborg deltog. ⁣ ⁣ Generalkonsulatet i Flensborg blev oprettet efter grænsedragningen i 1920 som ét af de mange tiltag til støtte for det danske mindretal i Sydslesvig.  ⁣ ⁣ Derefter besøgte Prinsesse Benedikte og generalkonsul Kim Andersen Flensborg Avis og overværede blandt andet et foredrag med deltagelse af repræsentanter fra det danske mindretal samt fra lokale medier i Sydslesvig.⁣ ⁣ 📷 Lars Salomonsen, Flensborg Avis

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Virtual Vacationing with the Royals

Twins in sunnies! The Monaco twins show off their style on the beach. No word on the location, but that’s perfectly fine. I am just bathing in the sunshine and beach vibes in a vicarious fashion.

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Happy holidays 🌞

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