Japan · Netherlands · Spain · Sweden

Random Royaling – Florals and Prints

I like them. Either I have been worn down or these are just good prints.

Felipe and Letizia continue their tour around the country. In Majorca, Letizia wore a print dress by Maje, and another pair of lace up shoes by Mint and Rose. She accessorized with a nice tan, of which I am envious.

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I wish we had a better photo and more intel on Victoria’s dress. It might be among the best print I have ever seen her wear. Daniel and Victoria were visiting various sites around Stockholm to review progress against Covid 19.

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I dag och i går genomförde Kronprinsessan och Prins Daniel fyra besök i Stockholmsområdet relaterade till covid-19-pandemin. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Med besöken önskade Kronprinsessparet att dels uppmärksamma företag och organisationer som ställt om med anledning av pandemin, dels visa uppskattning till sjukvården. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Läs mer på kungahuset.se ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📌 Kungafamiljen är angelägen om att visa sitt stöd för de insatser som görs i olika delar av samhället för att bekämpa covid-19-pandemin. Genom samtal, digitala möten och besök informerar sig Kungafamiljen om hur pandemin påverkar Sverige. Besök planeras utifrån rådande rekommendationer och med en strävan att inte i onödan ta verksamheternas tid och resurser i anspråk. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: Victor Ericsson/Kungl. Hovstaterna

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I am really soothed by the gentle print on Masako’s suit. It adds a nice summery note to her usual daywear. She and Naruhito were receiving a briefing on elder care.

Polka dots? Navy? I don’t know if I could love Margriet any more. This is a fresh and lively look for a visit to the Red Cross in Utrecht. She is the honorary Chair of the Red Cross in the Netherlands.

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⁣Prinses Margriet bezoekt het Rode Kruis in Utrecht. Het bezoek staat in het teken van de werkzaamheden van het Rode Kruis in de bestrijding van de coronapandemie. Prinses Margriet is erevoorzitter van het Nederlandse Rode Kruis.⠀ ⠀ De Prinses gaat in gesprek met vrijwilligers over hun inzet en werkzaamheden tijdens de coronapandemie. Zo is er o.a. een belteam dat belt met mensen die om hulp hebben gevraagd via het landelijk telefoonnummer van het Rode Kruis.⠀ ⠀ Ook spreekt Prinses Margriet met betrokkenen over o.a. een coronatestlocatie voor mensen die met de fiets of te voet komen, die het Rode Kruis Utrecht in samenwerking met de GGD heeft opgezet. Daarnaast wordt gesproken over de voedselpakketten van het Rode Kruis voor mensen die door de coronacrisis hulpbehoevend zijn geworden.⠀ ⠀ #werkbezoek #rodekruis #coronavirus #covid19 #prinsesmargriet #prinses #princess #royalvisit #Utrecht @rodekruis 📸Rode Kruis – Arie Kievit

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Let’s toss a throwback in here. It fits our print theme. Aren’t the Haga princesses just lovely here?

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Belgium · Monaco · Spain

Random Royaling – Summer Dresses and Masks

Philippe and Mathilde recently visited the Institute of Tropical Medicine. Mathilde repeated her floral Natan, worn previously for Albert and Paola’s anniversary celebrations.

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Earlier in the month, Mathilde visited the Van Eyck museum in Bruges, wearing another floral Natan. A Natan is a Natan is a Natan but the matching mask makes my day.

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Felipe and Letizia are paying a visit to the Canary Islands to support their pandemic recovery efforts. Letizia is wearing a summery midi by Zara and espadrilles by Macarena. The royal lady ponytail is very much appreciated by this hofdame.

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Albert, Charlene, Jacques and Gabriella watched the traditional Fête de la Saint-Jean from the balcony of the Palace The celebration starts the evening before, and includes a bonfire, which seemed to be a favorite with the kids. Charlene is sporting her braids, and there are some excellent photos at New My Royals that show them to full effect. The dress may be black or dark navy, but the styling reads very summery to me. Excellent effect with the red lip, as always Miss Charlene.

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Let us know what you think of the summery style of these royals!


Random Royaling – Victoria and Daniel Official Portrait

We’re rounding out our week of all Vic and Dan, all the time. They provided a handy wrap-up by releasing an official photo, and it is a beauty.

Per New My Royals, it appears Victoria’s dress is a floaty, feminine floral by Frida Jonsvens. Be still my heart, it even has a small, transparent train. It is wonderful on her, and coordinates well with the gardens at Gustav III’s pavilion at the Haga Palace. Daniel is not so shabby, either. As a perennial fan of hair bling, I applaud the flowing hair and the deployment of the hair ornament (alas not identified).

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Thank you for being with us through this week of a wonderful retrospective. I hope Victoria and Daniel enjoy celebrating their anniversary as much as we did re-living it.

If you liked this remember that in about ten months we have another big ten year anniversary coming up!


Random Royaling – The Masked Mathilde

Modeling good behavior and a twist on the Natan style, Queen Mathilde cut quite a figure in a flowing royal lady orange pantsuit and matching protective mask. She recently visited the Gediflora Chrysanthemum nursery, which specializes in the propagation of chrysanthemums, focusing on sustainable entrepreneurship.

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I spent a good twenty minutes on Getty looking at the gorgeous photos of the Old Masters Museum visit by Tils and Phil. You should check them out, too. They are full of gorgeous light and beautiful art. Mathilde wore a floral Erdem midi, which reminds me strongly of the Vilshenko that Mary and Charlene wore a few years back.

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Mathilde, accompanied by Princess Eléonore, visited the  Kamiano restaurant for homeless people. The restaurant has provided strong support to vulnerable populations during the pandemic. Tils wore a pale blue Giorgi Armani blazer, and alas, no matching mask.

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How do you feel about Mathilde’s pandemic wear?

Britain · Jordan · Netherlands

Random Royaling – Royal Blues

May 25th was Jordan’s 74th Independence Day, commemorating the end of British rule, and the declaration of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. The King, Queen and Crown Prince all appeared at the ceremonies. Fortunately for us, the very good looking family all sported shades of blue and white. Rania, as usual, is at her best when wearing versions of traditional dress.

The King and Queen also made calls to both the children and caregivers at Dar-Al- Hanan orphanage. I think Rania’s shirt is a deep navy, but I admit is Abdullah in his sharp blue who catches my eye here.

This compilation video doesn’t follow the blue and white theme all the way through, but it was so lovely that I felt it should be included. Rania obviously has a rapport with her public.

Princess Laurentien had a birthday, 54 years young, and she appeared in a bright blue and white blouse that just makes me happy. Happy birthday, madame.

Would someone join me in imploring the Earl and Countess of Wessex in getting their own social media feeds? I feel we miss so many of their events. Sophie and Ed helped the community start Ramadan by joining them to pack food parcels for those self-isolating. Sophie is wearing a pure blue flowy shirt, and I sure would like to see more of it. And her good works.

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Today marks the end of Ramadan and the start of Eid celebrations for Muslims across the world. #EidMubarak • The Earl and Countess of Wessex were pleased to join volunteers at @shahjahanmosque on Thursday, where they helped pack food parcels. Ramadan has been very different this year due to the COVID-19 outbreak, however these challenges have not stopped communities coming together to help those in need. The Woking Mosque is running a 24-hour service offering food parcels to those self-isolating, NHS workers and families in need of support. Donations from the Mosque, local churches and supermarkets are keeping the service going, with people of all faiths coming together to volunteer – so far the initiative has helped over 400 local households. Visit our YouTube channel (link in story) to watch an #Eid message from the Earl and Countess.

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Although there still aren’t enough events of interest to start up Bits and Bobs, we’ll sticky this post for people to add information as it happens throughout the week. Hope all the blue made your Tuesday better!