Hofdame Note: The Belgian royals are wrapping up their State Visit to South Africa and flying home today. The Queen wore a terrific dress for the cocktail reception at the Zeitz Museum. Head back to the post (Day Four) to see it! It's a week of uncertainty. When will we hear more coronation news? Will… Continue reading Hofdame Bits and Bobs
The annual diplomatic reception is on tonight in the United Kingdom. Yes, this is the infamous "guess what night it will occur" and "maybe we'll get glimpses of tiaras in car" event. So right now we only have what photos are popping up on social media. We might have more official photos later. However, this… Continue reading Open Post – Diplomatic Reception in the U.K.
South African President Cyril Ramaphosa will make a state visit to Britain, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, the first such visit since King Charles succeeded his late mother Queen Elizabeth last month. Ramaphosa and his wife, Tshepo Motsepe, have accepted an invitation from the new British monarch for the Nov. 22-24 state visit, the palace… Continue reading Open Post – South African State Visit to Britain (Updated Day Two, Evening)
The Swedish King hosted the annual Representatives Dinner last night, with members of the diplomatic corps, the Riksdag, the government, and Swedish citizens from science, sport, business, and cultural institutions as their honored guests. The Crown Princely couple and Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia were there in support. Unfortunately, the Queen was still indisposed… Continue reading Royal Re-wears – Swedish Royals at the 2022 Representationsmiddag
When my brain isn't occupied with a jumble of other thoughts, I reflect on the issues royals face when finding winter coats. There are so many factors to consider; is it warm enough, visible enough, appropriate, and not accentuating bulk distribution in the wrong places? It's a minefield. Poppins Princess Mary has most of it… Continue reading Royal Shares and Re-wears – Mary in Claes Iversen (Bonus New Togs!)