--Princess Madeleine also shared on Facebook some adorable shots of Princesses Estelle and Leonore: "My sister and I are blessed as mothers of these two sweet little girls who adore each other!" [Facebook]
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--Queen Rania wore a fascinating skirt for Jordan's Independence Day last week, featuring intricate embroidery from Jordanian label HamaFashion. I do love that she went for something special and something from a local designer for such an important occasion. (And she wasn't the only one: Princess Salma's red and black ensemble is also from the label, and was previously worn by Rania.) [PopSugar, Instagram]
--LOVE the red dress from Goat Fashion that Princess Sofia picked for an engagement last week. Textbook perfect dress for a royal returning to work after having a baby. [ParisMatch]
--It's busy season at the Jewel Vault: a couple new photos from that birthday photoshoot with Annie Leibovitz are out, there was a garden party and a new brooch sighting, and the Queen took a spin on a seriously boss ride.
--One last bit of QEII news: Buckingham Palace's summer exhibition will feature her wedding gown and her coronation gown, on display together for the first time. It's getting harder and harder to resist... [Telegraph]
--A uniformed Princess Royal and Vice Admiral Sir Tim Laurence commemorated the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Jutland, while Prince Michael of Kent joined the ceremonies at the battle's last surviving vessel. [ITV]
Video: Tim Laurence discusses Prince Philip's frustration at needing to pull out of the commemoration on medical advice
--And finally, a grand wedding was held in Spain over the weekend, where an Emilia Wickstead-clad Lady Charlotte Wellesley (daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Wellington) married Alejandro Santo Domingo. Weddings like these, I don't normally cover - although King Juan Carlos, the Duchess of Cornwall, Andrea Casiraghi, and Tatiana Santo Domingo did attend - but I must say this: this gown better launch Emilia Wickstead to the top of the designer list for the next British royal wedding dress. I don't care that there is no such wedding currently on the books, just put.her.on.the.list. No shiny fabric! No lace! It's practically a wedding miracle. The back, with that detachable watteau train and the graduated decoration on that veil, is officially my new obsession. [Vogue, Hello]
Coming up this week: The Netherlands, and Spain, and the Netherlands in Spain...
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