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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

This week we continue with the Brady Bunch edition of royalty: all we see are so many faces in so many little boxes. For those of you non-Americans unfamiliar with the Brady family, here’s the visual. We’ll liven the proceedings around here by swinging by a couple of countries we haven’t visited in a while and flashing back to a couple of historical events.

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Some of the faces in boxes can be seen here. Yes, it was one video call after another.

Back in the Bag

Saturday was Moza bint Nasser’s birthday. Celebrate the woman of perennial youth by revisiting our Pocket Profile!

Last year we had a surprise tiara outing in Luxembourg, with the very pregnant Hereditary Grand Duchess looking spectacular.

Since there aren’t any tiara surprises in our immediate future, let’s weigh in on that one! The Luxembourg Sapphire Necklace tiara is one of my favorite convertible tiaras. Below, it’s worn in tiara form by two great ladies. Grand Duchess Maria Teresa has also worn it as a necklace. Let’s see what you think.

Lay it on us - what do you think of this tiara?

Luxembourg

While we are on the subject of Luxembourg, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa released a video where she thanked blood donors for their support during the pandemic.

We missed this MT outing in December, when she presented at the “Women of Influence” ceremony. I like brown and black together, love the shoes, but am not entirely sure about the shine and shape of this one. Regardless, good to see her.

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Britain

Speaking of women of influence, the Duchess of Cornwall released an official photo in conjunction with her new Reading Room initiative. I find it a lovely, contemplative shot. I am sucker for reading projects, so I can’t wait for this one to get going.

Belgium

Queen Mathilde appeared at the annual ‘Fight Against Poverty’ event. I am sort of missing the matching mask in this case ; ). Modekoningin Mathilde has identified the trousers as a repeated Dries van Noten and I can’t believe I’ve forgotten them.

All the Faces, All the Boxes

I’m just rounding these all up here for those who want to catch a glimpse of their favorite royal. There isn’t much to say sartorially because you can’t see all that much. Worthy endeavors, of course, and it’s good to see the royals continuing to support their constituency through tough times.

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge support the B Team

Queen Maxima discussed social initiatives in the Caribbean and discussed microfinance with Pakistan

The Crown Prince couple of Norway discussed their foundation which supports young people with the crucial phase between adolescence and adulthood.⁣

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel discussed the impact of Covid-19 on education (and other, lighter, topics) with the Mayor of VĂ€rnamo.

Anniversaries

Last week was the anniversary of two monarchial successions, both significant. On January 14, 1972, Queen Margrethe succeeded her father, King Frederik IX. She became the first female monarch of Denmark since Margrethe 1 in 1372. On January 17, 1991, King Harald of Norway succeeded his father, Olav V. Harald became the first Norwegian-born monarch in over 600 years. The last was Magnus IV of Sweden, who abdicated sometime in 1355.

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