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Hofdame Bits and Bobs

Spring has sprung, but although it’s warm in my area it is still very brown. Fortunately there is some color in our royal watching!


We all know KIng Philippe is an artist, right? He’s also an art connoisseur who attended the Roger Raveel Retrospective last week. William and Kate were out and about, and there were more Zoom calls. Of course, the Spains were out doing their usual yeoman’s work. See it all at Getty.

Back in the Bag

Two years ago at the Bag, we followed the family units as they went out and about for paired-up visits.


Thank you to loyal Baguette Elizabeth Davies for pointing out Zara Tindall’s Cheltenham hat parade and the very lovely Royal Hats features on it. This is day four, but be sure you check out every day over there because Zara + Cheekbones + Hats = Big Fun (and colo(u)r!).


Happy 65th birthday to the elegant Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. The court released new photos to mark the occasion. Still loving that short hair, MT!


Last week our guest contributor Zef posted about the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini in South Africa. HSH Charlene had worked closely with the King, and she attended his funeral.

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I know some of you live for a glimpse of Sonja’s grey pearls. She gifted us with them (and her presence) last week.


Does anyone enjoy their life more than Daisy? Who else would announce the release of the annual royal report with such panache? I don’t know what else to say here other than I love her. I’d say “never change, Daisy” but she hardly needs me to encourage her.


The wedding of Grand Duke George of Russia and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini is scheduled for October. The bride has chosen a tiara from Chaumet, and even if it means foregoing a veil, I hope to see the intricate lattice against her dark hair.


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