Random Royaling – Eugenie’s Summer Style

She’s been highlighting her waist, and letting it all flow else where. It works. I know we have been having a bit of flowy floral fatigue around here this summer, but Eugenie’s youth and figure are suited for this style and she has worn a couple of ensembles to prove it. Eugenie is having a good sartorial summer.

At the Duke of Edinburgh awards in May, she wore a flowing Peter Pilotto print. Her wedding designer understands her figure, and what to highlight. The silver leaf pattern added some zip and zazz, I believe.

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On Day Three of Royal Ascot, Lady’s Day, she opted for a dark color to show up in the sea of pastels and flowers. This teal (or emerald, depending on your monitor) dress with a key hole detail is truly flattering to her. If anyone knows the designer, speak up, because I think she should reach for this type of thing more often.

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Most recently, she wore this repeated green, floral Alice & Olivia dress to an event at Westminster Abbey. She can repeat it again and again, as far as I am concerned. When something works, it works.

So, what do you think? Is Eugenie enjoying a good run this summer? Let us know below!


Brit Brief Open Post – Garden Party!

Hats! Florals! Pastels! Pleats! It is the third annual Buck House Garden Party of the season. I don’t know about you but the fact that there have been three already floors me. It’s still cold here, for heaven sakes.

We know the star of the show will be extensively covered elsewhere so I’ll just drop her in here with a quick “she is lovely in pink, isn’t she?” Always good to see the City of London Lily Brooch, too!

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We are making this an open post because I can’t possibly list everyone who was there*. We did get to see both Bea and Eug, in pastels, pleats and florals, as I mentioned earlier. I think the shape of Bea’s dress is particularly flattering to her, and knock me over with a feather, I actually *like* this floral. They say it’s by The Vampire’s Wife, which makes me giggle. All right, maybe it’s a tad autumnal, but still. Eug brings the spring with her Sandro pink pleats, though. Hey there, DoGlo, sneaking in without your beanie!

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Prince Harry was there, in a top hat and carrying his brolly. What can I say? I love a man in a top hat, particularly a tall man.

*Actually, I can list all the royals who were to attend, even though I don’t have photos. Please add them to the comments as you come across them:
The Queen
Prince Harry
Princess Beatrice
Princess Eugenie
Duke & Duchess of Gloucester
Duke of Kent
Prince & Princess Michael of Kent


Eugenie’s Big Day on Display

I think we all know by now that Princess Eugenie, Mrs. Brooksbank has visited her wedding exhibition in the Grand Reception Room at Windsor Castle (in that fab houndstooth outfit featured earlier in Royal Recap). Your pal OC would like to focus on some details of the exhibition. Let’s get analyzing!

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Eugenie worked with Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos to design her gown out of silk jacquard. The fabric incorporated symbols important to the couple and “include a thistle for Scotland, acknowledging the couple’s fondness for Balmoral; a shamrock for Ireland, as a reflection of the bride’s maternal family; the White Rose of York; and ivy, representing the couple’s home, Ivy Cottage. The symbols were reinterpreted in a garland motif, created with an intricate weaving technique” according to the Royal Collection Trust. I hadn’t realized the symbols in the fabric, and really appreciate when the symbols like this are a part of the finished product.

Bodice detail, Royal Collection Trust

Also on display is one of the bridesmaid dresses, worn by the young ladies of the bridal party.

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The bridesmaid dress included sashes featuring a print of artwork titled “Here” by Mark Bradford. While not to my liking, it was certainly another great way to bring in more special items to the couple.

Detail of sash

Next on the list is sister of the bride and Maid of Honor, Princess Beatrice’s outfit.

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But here’s the detail I was most looking forward to—a closer view of Beatrice’s bee brooch, which I think is just darling.

Bea’s Bee Brooch

And we can’t leave the exhibition without some photos of the marvelous (and surprising!) reappearance of the Greville Emerald Kokoshnik. Magnificent.


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I end with what might be my favorite detail. The shoes match the dress, complete with block heel and T-strap, surely a nod to comfort and security during a long day. So sayeth OC.


Do any of these smaller bits of information speak to you?


Catching Up With the Yorks

We can’t leave Euge and Bea out of our little venture! I know they aren’t officially “working royals”, but hey. They still get out there and try to make the world a better place.

We have to go back to January for this one, but we really weren’t in business then, so it’s okay.

Princess Beatrice gave a speech at the Education World Forum in London, the largest gathering of education and skills Ministers in the world. I always give a big cheer when I see Bea at the podium. It’s not an easy thing to do if you have dyslexia.

She also met with the British Ambassador to Laos & the Lao Ambassador to the UK at Buckingham Palace.

Beatrice also attended Street Child UK’s “Education in Emergencies “panel at the House of Lords on Feb. 19th.

Mandatory Credit: Photo by Nick Wright/Shutterstock (10111264j) Sarah Ferguson Duchess of York and Princess Beatrice attending Education in Emergencies panel discussion at House of Lords, London, with Tom Dannatt CEO of Street Child Education in Emergencies panel, House of Lords, London, UK – 19 Feb 2019

Princess Eugenie has been busy as well. She visited Queen’s Medical Centre on the 26th, where she spoke with some of the country’s leading spinal experts and met with patients who had undergone the same spinal procedure as she had.

And of course she had to pop by Windsor and see what all the fuss was about.

It is very hard to find any positive news on the Yorks’, which is very sad. It seems everyone does their best to avoid all discussion of the charities they are involved in, and the good that they do. But they are out there, and they are trying to make an impact. Keep on keeping on, ladies. I’m sure it is much appreciated by all involved.