Note: The Getty embed function has undergone a change. We have no official word from Getty on this, it’s only what we have deduced by observing what is happening on this and other blogs.Photos embedded prior to Thursday have broken links. The actual photos have disappeared from our site, although you can click on the link to view them on the the Getty site. The purpose of this unusual Saturday post is twofold, to test the new Getty linking and to discuss National Day in Spain, which needs discussing!
Four of the most beautiful people on earth appeared at Spain’s National Day: King Felipe, Queen Letizia and two random adults. How much have Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofia changed recently?
Letizia wore Varela, a common go-to for her at this event. She worked the feminine, frilly end of the spectrum here. The pink midi is ruffled and heavily embroidered. It’s not my favorite type of Letizia appearance, but I’ll give her this, she manages to wear the twee right out of it. The girls look lovely and tailored and the whole family unit coordinated subtly and seamlessly, as always.
Note: Getty embeds have not been playing well with WordPress tagging for the past few days, so we are going to rely on Twitter and Instagram embeds for this post. Fingers crossed it’s all sorted out by next week, folks!
Yes, Nikolaos and Tatiana *are* beautiful, but they are both also dedicated to bringing beauty into our lives in other ways. Nikolaos’ photographs were recently displayed at the “Aegean Desert” exhibition. I enjoy seeing both the photos and the bond between Nikolaos and his father here. There is obvious pride and love between the two. On the sartorial side, Tatiana’s royal lady pants are @goals for me.
Beautiful photos of the Greek Royal Family that attended the opening of the photo exhibition “Aegean Desert” #aegeandesert by Prince Nikolaos at the Benaki Museum of Islamic Art in Athens Greece on Tuesday 08 October 2019. pic.twitter.com/JRNLjxZ26M
Tatiana attended a fashion show that featured the designs of Mary Kantrantzou. It was held in Greece at the Temple of Poseidon, a beautiful space, and also benefited a children’s cancer charity. A triple win, there. I find myself wanting to see some of Kantrantzou’s designs here on Princess Mary, and I’d like to see the astronomy gown on the celestial carpet from the Netherlands, worn by anyone feeling adventurous.
Note: We updated the Mary post with yesterday’s evening wear and today’s Alexander McQueen skirt.
When I say Kate steps out, I mean way out of her comfort zone and straight into embracing the flappies in a big way. The Duchess visited the Angela Marmont Centre for UK Biodiversity at the Natural HIstory Museum today.
Heaven and her gang have already identified the jumper (sweater for the US folks) as from Warehouse, and what they are describing as culottes as from Jigsaw. They will always be flappies to me (thanks to our Scottish Elizabeth!).
Maybe that’s overkill? Regardless, she is back to Poppins Princess mode and had two stellar outfits in a row. If you are going to pull out your best, best to to do it in Paris, right?
Crown Prince and Princess Frederik and Mary brought a large Danish business delegation to France on a working visit to shore up business relations between the two countries. Mary also brought her sartorial best. The polka dot dress is by BH-Black Halo and the navy and white number is by Ole Yde. More information on both outfits at UFOnomore.
We will pull this out of the Bits and Bobs discussion so that people can find it more easily. There was a big announcement from the Swedish Royal House this morning. Thank you to our community member ellendiane for bringing this to our attention.
Princess Madeleine and Prince Carl Phillip both posted on their Instagram, applauding the decision. You can find those posts in the Bits and Bobs comments.
It is big news and worthy of discussion. I know I am personally fascinated. We can wonder whether other royal houses will follow suit, but let’s not tell them they have to. In other words, let’s keep our speculation on the Handbag side, which is to say let’s keep it light and positive!