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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Autumn marches on, and the royals continue to emerge. Let’s see what’s up.


Aiko heads to a new school, Tils visits with some contemporary art, and Charles is back to the meet and greet. See it all here.

Back in the Bag

Hard to believe the Bag is coming up on our second anniversary, but it’s a fact. Looking back to last year, we celebrated the Duchess of Brabant’s 18th birthday, and the enthronement excitement had us all on the edge of our sartorial seats.


Let’s love on Camilla’s mask here. She donned the chic black and white – with a mask twist – for a visit to the Pepper Pot Centre. If there is any doubt that Cams is a good guest, she brought along brownies from Clarence House – brownies, folks! – each tied with a note on her letterhead.

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Queen Sonja opened Maihaugen’s new exhibition “Impulses” in Lillehammer. The exhibition showcases more than 1000 cultural treasures from Norway. I find the Queen’s jewelry very interesting and wonder if our Norwegian experts have any information on it. Let us know!

Proud parent alert! Our Norwegian Queen-in-Training won the junior division of the NM surfing competition! Surfing in Norway in October is some hardy activity. She is obviously a stronger soul than I am!


Oh, Mary, it’s seems like forever since we touched base. She’s been busy. The Crown Princess participated in the launch of World Hour 2020 wearing a Prada coat, and showing off her magnificent balance skills.

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She received Nobel Peace Prize winner and Executive Director for the UN World Food Programme, David Beasley, while wearing a Valentino Red blouse, with just a touch of interest at the collar.

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She threw on some swagger in the form of a Hugo Boss blazer for a visit to the Helsingør Swimming Club with the Mary Foundation.

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I Helsingør Svømmeklub satte Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen med @mary_fonden i dag fokus på bekæmpelse af mobning i børnesvømning 🤽🏻🏊🏻‍♀️⁣ ⁣ I svømmeklubben bruger man initiativet Antibulli Svømning, der er udviklet af Mary Fonden i samarbejde med Dansk Svømmeunion og TrygFonden.⁣ Antibulli Svømning er et redskab, der gør det nemt for svømmetrænere at styrke fællesskabet og forebygge mobning i børnesvømning og består af konkrete råd og øvelser til træningen. Ved svømmehallens bassin viste børn fra Helsingør Svømmeklub øvelserne ”find tre forandringer” og ”kryds og bolle”. Hendes Kongelige Højhed overværede øvelserne og hilste på børnene.⁣ ⁣ 📸 Steen Brogaard ©⁣

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Neither rain nor mask dimmed Letizia’s swish as she headed to the National Fashion Industry Awards in her skirt-of-many-leasts by Massimo Dutti.

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The entire Swedish line of succession strolled on the Golden Bridge Slussbron after its inauguration in Stockholm. Note the mother/daughter coordination as Estelle wears a cousin of her mother’s Max Mara coat, and channels her inner Amalia with the addition of the handbag. Welcome to the Bag team, Estelle!

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