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If you are looking for coverage of the Remberance events in Britain yesteday and last week, see this post. Otherwise, dive in with us on the rest here.


Many, many royals visited hospitals. Queen Letizia visited the Foundation Against Drug Addiction. Did you know that Queen Sofia is a music lover? Well, by now it should be obvious since we see her heading off to another concert. See it all here.

Looking Back in the Bag

Last year Slovenia visited Norway and there was some excellent tiara action.


The big news comes out of Japan. The family gathered at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo on November 8, 2020, formally declaring Crown Prince Akishino first in line to the Chrysanthemum Throne. The ceremony is known as the
“Rikkoshi-Senmei-no-gi” (Proclamation of the new Crown Prince). Due to Covid restrictions. the guests were reduced in number (approximately 50) and the banquet to mark the occasion was canceled. We did get to see some of the traditional court attire. If you follow the links on Prisma’s Tweets, you’ll see close-ups of the Emperor, Empress and Crown Prince and Princess.

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The ceremony was followed by the Choken-no-Gi (First Audience ceremony) later in the afternoon. The Imperial family changed from court attire into formal attire with (yay!) tiaras for the senior women. We don’t have access to the Getty photos, but the Empress wore the Meiji Scroll tiara and the Crown Princess wore the Crown Princess Scroll tiara.

No tiaras on the rest of the Imperial family, alas, but everyone was there!


Sophie was also at Westminster Abbey last week, where she attended the Sung Eucharist for All Souls’ Day service and lighted the candle of remembrance for those who have died during Covid 19. Love her floral mask here.

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Crown Princess Mary looked absolutely terrific in her YDE Copenhagen coat, shown below. I like a good cream ensemble and these colors work surprisingly well for fall. The event was the Magasin du Nord Fashion Prize 2020, and the prize went to designer Cecilie Bahnsen. The event has several goals, discovering innovative Danish design, promoting sustainability in fashion and improving working conditions in the industry. Want to know more? Style of Mary has it.

På Kunsthal Charlottenborg i København var Hendes Kongelige Højhed Kronprinsessen i dag til stede ved overrækkelsen af…

Posted by Det danske kongehus on Thursday, 5 November 2020


We know Sonja holds culture near and dear to her heart, and she recently met with six institutions that she supports, and which have been hit hard by the pandemic. She looks lovely in her pink jacket, doesn’t she? She has obviously been in a pink mood lately because she also wore a bright pink blouse to a lecture about art, graphics and Norwegian painter Edvard Munch.

Quick note: King Harald is back at work – yes!

Kulturlivet er hardt rammet av koronapandemien. Dronning Sonja møtte i dag representanter for seks kulturinstitusjoner…

Posted by Kongehuset on Thursday, 5 November 2020

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Pink jacket or blouse?


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