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Royal Recap – Globetrotters

The standard Royal Recap will return in a couple of weeks. We just have too many tours to discuss, so many that this post should be subtitled: Official and UnOfficial Visits: Everyone is Doing It!

We’re going to dispense with tour formalities and just do quick hits for each royal lady. You may catch a glimpse of their better halves, but then again, I make no promises ; ). We are busy here.

Ok, everyone! Hit your marks and let’s go.


King Harald and Queen Sonja made an official trip to Chile, and it was Chile’s lucky week because Sonja pulled out some sophisticated bold stripes and pattern mixing and matching.

Quick Hit One: Sonja understands that a Queen must be visible, and this dense and vibrant striped ensemble definitely draws the eye. It also is entirely flattering, colorwise. I always dig her sunnies.

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Quick Hit Two: Sometimes, you have to back away from the color and just go with a bold stripe to set yourself apart from the crowd. I have always liked Sonja in grey, but I think this jacket might be a bit long, a bit too overwhelming for her small frame.

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Quick Hit Three: I always like a good pattern mix and match, and Sonja agrees with me. I like this version of the scarf as neck bow so much better than the tight, short versions sported by some of our younger royals. Hello, Harald ; ).

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For a week, Argentina housed four of the best looking people on the planet. Lucky Argentina is on their second royal visit in as many weeks, and Leti and Felipe are up. Check out Queen Letizia Style for details and lots more photos.

Quick Hit One: The arrival. Leti is wearing what is described as a jade green Hugo Boss sheath dress – I would call the color more watery green myself. Leti + Sheath = Certain Success

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Quick Hit Two: The official welcome. Leti is wearing a sleeveless cream Pedro Del Hierro. I am very fond of Juliana Awada’s lovely navy, which reminds me of the night sky.

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Quick Hit Three: Vivid orange Zara, assymetrical to boot. My favorite thing about this outfit is the fabulous bee brooch – and brooches aren’t usually my thing.

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Quick Hit Four: I wish I had information on Juliana Awada’s fabulous cocktail dress, but alas I do not. Leti shines in red, as she always does. This dress is by Roberto Torretta.

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Quick Hit Five: The fabulous Awada and Letizia managed to mirror each other without matching cutely – quite a feat. Leti is wearing a repeated polka dot Massimo Dutti dress.



King Philippe and Queen Mathilde embarked on an official visit to Korea, and Mathilde packed a boatload of clothes with an Asian theme.

Quick Hit One: Tils brought along not one, but two, Armani coats, both with embroidery that extend a diplomatic nod to her hosts.

Quick Hit Two: She pivoted back to her favorite designer, Natan, for the next two outings. I prefer the outfit without the jacket, which you can see at ModekoninginMathilde. A few astute internet observers have pointed out the outfit’s resemblance to Tils Benelux Sister In Sartorial Adventures, Max.

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Quick Hit Three: The state banquet was “smart” dress, not a tiara occasion. No big jewels, but there was some sparkle added to the pale blue pleated skirt, again by Natan. Tils also sported some lovely blue topaz earrings, which some think might have been an inheritance from Fabiola.

Quick Hit Four: Tils in jaunty red, unidentifed designer. But my favorite! The color is great for her and she just seems happy and youthful in this ensemble.


Mary made a quick unofficial visit down to Ethiopia in support of her favorite causes: equality and rights for women and girls. For more information on the trip, and some incredible photos, see Style of Mary

Quick Hit One: Mary was the guest of honor at dinner hosted by Ethiopia’s first female President, Sahle-Work Zewde. She became Ethiopia’s first female president last year. Mary is wearing a Vilshenko printed midi dress – a mirror image of a white version we have seen in the past.

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Etiopien fik sidste år sin første kvindelige præsident, og i aftes havde hun inviteret H.K.H. Kronprinsessen og udviklingsminister Ulla Tørnæs på middag i anledning af deres besøg i det østafrikanske land. Med høje ambitioner på særligt ligestillingsdagsordenen satte Etiopiens premierminister sidste år et nyt ministerhold, hvor der er lige dele kvinder og mænd. Den etiopiske regering har ambitioner om at skabe lige muligheder på det sociale og økonomiske område, og kvinder markerer sig i stigende grad som iværksættere og virksomhedsledere. I den forbindelse besøgte Kronprinsessen og udviklingsministeren i denne uge Etiopien. Besøget havde fokus på FN’s verdensmål 5 om ligestilling mellem kønnene og kvinder og pigers rettigheder og muligheder.

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Quick HIt Two: Mary is just like us! She is wearing a Malene Birger blouse and practical pair of North Face pants, which I do believe I have seen in my own closet. Quite down to earth for visiting the children in a school at Shire.

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I går ankom H.K.H. Kronprinsessen til byen Shire i regionen Tigray, hvor én af Etiopiens største flygtningebefolkninger befinder sig. Her mødte Hendes Kongelige Højhed både en gruppe skoleelever, der har fået bidrag fra Dansk Flygtningehjælp, og en gruppe uledsagede mindreårige, der udgør en stor beskyttelsesudfordring i de etiopiske flygtningelejre. De mindreårige er ofte flygtet alene med henblik på at blive genforenet med familiemedlemmer, der i nogle tilfælde flygtede for flere år siden. Onsdagens besøg var sidste del af Kronprinsessens besøg i Etiopien sammen med udviklingsminister Ulla Tørnes. Her har Kronprinsessen og ministeren i to dage besøgt det østafrikanske land med fokus på FN’s femte verdensmål om ligestilling mellem kønnene. 📸 Ida Marie Odgaard, Ritzau Scanpix ©️

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That’s it folks! Whew, time for everyone to REST.

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