02 May 2016

Monday Tidbits for May 2: Portraits Here, Portraits There

If you haven't indulged in the weekend's Swedish events, keep on scrolling! Otherwise:

--The Duchess of Cambridge covers the June issue of British Vogue. The shoot by Josh Olins in the Norfolk countryside is for the magazine's centenary issue, with two portraits installed in the Vogue 100 exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, of which Kate is patron. [Vogue]

--And some photos of the Duchess' own have been released, capturing Princess Charlotte for her first birthday.

--I need to note that I am here for the supreme coziness of the Ganni poncho/blanket/wrap that Crown Princess Mary wore to the Festival of Research last week. [ParisMatch]

--I love the Swedes and their continuing supply of new official portraits! Of course new shots were needed for King Carl Gustaf's 70th birthday. The two with Queen Silvia are below, click to enlarge. We just saw Mary's repeated take on the red tiered gown, so now I guess it's Silvia's turn. She is again wearing the Connaught Tiara.
Photos: Peter Knutson, The Royal Court, Sweden

--A small group from the Luxembourg grand ducal family was out and about yesterday for the annual closing of the Octave, and I quite like Maria Teresa's outfit. [Luxarazzi]

--One of the hairstylists working with the guests for the Swedish birthday banquet shared a close up of the tiara worn by Princess Ursula of Bavaria. She also wore this Spencer Tiara-esque piece at Carl Philip and Sofia's wedding last year. [Instagram, h/t to Sarah]
Princess Ursula in the tiara last year (SVT)

--Over at the Jewel Vault, we looked at one of my personal favorite outfits from the Queen's modern wardrobe (currently on display in a massive exhibit of her fashion, and with an interesting brooch), and a buggy brooch of diamonds debuted by the Duchess of Cornwall last year.

--And finally, you know only Prince Harry could get Granny to indulge in a bit of light trash talking.

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