Japan · Jordan · Lesotho

Random Royaling – Colorful Clothing from Lesotho, Japan and Jordan

Note: Due to some scheduling difficulties, the Hall of Fame post on Princess Margaret is scheduled for next week. We did update the Maxima post with her outfit from yesterday, which is a must see.

It’s been raining here for three days and my rain gauge says 4 inches have fallen. It’s getting colder, the six month winter gloom is starting to set in, and, to top it off, starting this weekend it will be dark from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m. Can you tell I need a shot of colorful clothes worn by beautiful people? In sunny places? I do – let’s go.

A couple of weeks ago in Bits and Bobs, I posted a photo of Princess Senate Seesio of Lesotho, wearing a tiara on her 18th birthday. She has also posted a series of photos from her birthday photo shoot, and I am in love with the blue dress. Also, for those of you who despair of the younger set ever taking up brooches, please note what is pinned to her shoulder.

The princess and her mother, Queen ‘Masenate Mohato Seeiso, posed for a photo on South Africa Heritage Day, held on September 24. It’s an interesting holiday, which is almost unknown in the U.S. The Queen and Princess are wearing traditional basotho blankets in beautiful colors.

Queen Rania is a consistent supporter of agricultural initiatives and, in particular, woman in farming. Recently, she visited the Kufrsoum Agricultural Cooperative Association of Pomegranate Producers. She wore a beautiful black dress, decorated with triangles, traditional in Northern Jordan. She has worn this shawl before, but this time I noticed that it is similar to the ones the women at the co-op are wearing. Maybe one of our community – ahem, Jane Maple – can tell us if it’s a traditional shawl from the region. More at Queen Rania’s Closet.

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ู…ุน ุฃู‡ุงู„ูŠ ูƒูุฑุณูˆู… ููŠ ู„ูˆุงุก ุจู†ูŠ ูƒู†ุงู†ุฉ ุงู„ูŠูˆู… ูˆุฌูˆู„ุฉ ููŠ ุฅุญุฏู‰ ุงู„ุฌู…ุนูŠุงุช ุงู„ุฒุฑุงุนูŠุฉ ููŠ ุงู„ู…ู†ุทู‚ุฉ. ุงู„ุจุฑูƒุฉ ููŠูƒู… ูˆุจุฃูŠุงุฏูŠูƒู… ุงู„ูŠ ุฒุฑุนุช ูˆุญุตุฏุช ูˆู†ุฌุญุช #ุงู„ุฃุฑุฏู† #ุญุจ_ุงู„ุฃุฑุฏู† With the people of Kufrsoum in Bani Kinanah today while visiting an agricultural association, which is a lifeline for many families in the area #Jordan #LoveJO

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At the fourth court banquet for the Japanese Emperor’s enthronement, the Empress and princesses wore traditional kimonos. I love what the evening light does for these garments and in particular love the patterns on Princesses Tsuguko and Yoko.

Anyone who is on Twitter, and interested in the Japanese royals, should definitely follow Prisma. She replied to Wendy’s question with some beautiful photos.

Hope the color was what you needed, as well!