Best in Visits
Queen Máxima and Princess Letizia
Video: Felipe and Letizia meet their Dutch visitors at the airportWillem-Alexander and Máxima got back to their one day visits to fellow European monarchs this past week with a quick stop in Spain to see the King and Queen. So many things to love just in this video: the warm greetings, the best thing Letizia wore all week, Máxima's abundant use of aquamarines, and her excellent response to the Spanish monarchy's anti-hat and currently anti-bling culture.
Most Curiously Hatted
|Continuing visits across the country with King Philippe|
Second Most Curiously Hatted
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Best in Family Events
The Swedish Royal Family
|King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Chris O'Neill, and Princess Madeleine attend a reception celebrating the King's 40th Jubilee|
|The Opening of Parliament and the evening performance (King and Queen not pictured)|
Best in Variety
Crown Princess Mary
|Mary at an awards ceremony, and during the state visit from Vietnam (with her Erdem dress)|
Tiara Watch!Reason #597 why fall is awesome: we usually get a couple state visits out of it, and state visits = tiaras. Tiaras in all their sparkly action, no less:
Video: State banquet for the President of VietnamQueen Margrethe is wearing the Baden Palmette Tiara; Mary has on her wedding tiara; Marie is wearing her regular floral tiara; and Benedikte is also in her floral tiara. A regular diamond party! And thank heavens for the tiaras, because I'm not wild about the gowns. Marie's is lovely, but that waist ornamentation has no business being cluttered by a sash and a star. And Mary looks like she's reusing the skirt from one of my favorite New Year's Court outfits, and yet I still don't love it. Hmm...
Who was your best dressed last week?