--Tragic news for Dubai's ruling family: Sheikh Rashid bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, son of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, ruler of Dubai and Vice President of the UAE, has died of a heart attack. He was just 33 years old. [The National]
--A partial gathering of reigns in Europe: The annual informal meeting for heads of state of German-speaking countries (those with German as at least one of their official languages, that is) was held in Liechtenstein on Thursday, hosted by Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary Princess Sophie. The King and Queen of the Belgians and the Grand Duke of Luxembourg were present on the royal side, along with the German, Austrian, and Swiss presidents. [Luxarazzi]
Treffen der deutschsprachigen Staatsoberhäupter in Vaduz, Liechtenstein: Die digitale Revolution und der Arbeitsmarkt pic.twitter.com/Gq5eBrUR7Z— Belgian Royal Palace (@MonarchieBe) September 17, 2015
--For those in the Netherlands: Check out Queen Máxima's magnificent Jan Taminiau inauguration dress, which just went on display as part of an exhibit on Dutch fashion at the Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. [Gemeentemuseum]
De japon die Koningin Máxima droeg tijdens inhuldiging van de Koning is vanaf zaterdag te zien @gemeentemuseum pic.twitter.com/5IoRiWb8a3— Koninklijk Huis (@koninklijkhuis) September 17, 2015
--Princess Mako of Akishino, granddaughter of Emperor Akihito, has been studying at the University of Leicester for a year, but they've just had a press opportunity. This description of the press conference is...well, typical of the imperial court, I guess. [Leicester Mercury]
--Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit made a county visit to Akershus last week. They seem to have spent most of their time getting thoroughly drenched in the rain, but Haakon's commitment to wearing ties remained strong despite the foul weather gear. Three galleries from the trip: one, two, three. [ParisMatch]
Stoff fra Skaugum blir ny stol på #Gnisten. Tilbyr tilrettelagt arbeid og satser på #gjenbruk. #Fylkestur pic.twitter.com/FFs1cVzycd— Det kongelige hoff (@Kronprinsparet) September 17, 2015
--Over at the Jewel Vault, we've been talking about luscious earrings and modern brooch sets.
--And finally, which tiara of Queen Elizabeth II's turned out to be your favorite? The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland, of course! I kinda figured that would be the case, but I admit, I'm surprised to see it wasn't a closer race.
Coming up this week: the younger Windsors return to the scene, and more.