25 September 2012

Weekly Royal Fashion Awards: September 16-23

With Catherine and Mary out on tour, the rest of our regular line up was very tame last week. Very tame indeed…

Best in Wee Interactions
Princess Letizia
Opening a scholarship course and hanging out with cute kids; at the opening ceremony for the "Circulo de Lectores" 50th anniversary; audiences at Zarzuela Palace
Hanging out with the kids is obviously the highlight of the week - but then again, it usually tends to be. 

Best in Sparkle
Princess Mathilde
Visiting College Saint-Hubert; at the reopening of the Théâtre Royal de Liège; gala for the King Baudouin Foundation
Outfit 2 there entertains me. Sparkly, but all wrapped up - what a proper girl wears to disco.

Best in Print
Princess Máxima
Attending a meeting for Women on Wings; opening a new mother and child center at Máxima Medical Center; visiting a playground for Neighbors' Day
I'm partial to the middle number - for Máxima at the Máxima Medical Center. Royal life must be so odd some (most) of the time.

Best in Brooch
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
Attending the Clinton Global Initiative meeting in New York with son Marius; visiting the Norwegian Seamen's Church in New York
Interesting jewels, no? Especially from a lady that isn't prone to the day gems.

Best in Parliament
Crown Princess Victoria
The Swedish royals are really the only ones with a notable calendar event this week with the opening of Parliament. The dress code for the event is black and white, a nod to the days of yore when proper Swedish court dress was worn, like so:
(I know all the reasons why this is not used today but...anyone want to join me in a petition to those dresses back? I mean, how fabulous would that be?! Give the Dutch a run for their money in the family Parliament visiting business, is what I’m saying.)
Concert on the evening of the opening
Thankfully Madeleine brought a needed splash of color along for the concert, though Victoria’s sweetly tied lace dress is lovely as well.

Photos: MujerDelite/Getty Images/Europa/LeSoir/DutchPhotoPress/Máxima Medical Center/PPE/Kjendis/PacificCoastNews/Aftonbladet/Scnpix/Kongehuset