25 March 2013

Weekly Royal Fashion Awards: March 17-23

Best in Color
Princess Letizia
Mary attending the launch of Kofi Annan's memoirs; Victoria attending a children's rights seminar; Máxima meeting the President of Liberia and in Rome as part of her U.N. role; Letizia at a reception at the Spanish Embassy while in Vatican City for the papal inauguration and attending a dinner for the IOC Evaluation Commission
Apart from the Pope's inaugural mass, it was a pretty low key week for many of our leading ladies. Lots of dark colors (for Victoria, because they're still in mourning for Princess Lilian), which makes Máxima's electric blue and Letizia's vibrant green pop. Letizia wins it because she didn't attempt to go the full Kermit, like you know Máx would have done.

Best in Coats
The Duchess of Cambridge
Visiting the offices of Child Bereavement UK; at Baker Street Underground station with the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh; visiting a scout camp
The middle number is from Malene Birger, and where there's Birger, you know there will be a Danish princess: sure enough, Crown Princess Mary has worn this one in the past. Who wore it best? (Me, I think it works really well with that hat, so I'll give it to Kate. Also, I just really like her in teal-ish colors flying solo with HM and the DoE, apparently.) (Also also, you can see my report on the Queen at that event over at the Jewel Vault per usual.)

Most Tenacious Shoe Selections
Crown Princess Mette-Marit
At the FIS World Cup Nordic Holmenkollen 2013; visiting the Scandic Vulkan Hotel; visiting an elementary school
Oh, she's trying to make me like SHOOTIES, isn't she. Well, I will not be swayed! Unless she wants to come over here and bake me cupcakes, in which case I will sway, no problem.

And an Honorable Mention to...
Princess Caroline, Brand New Grandma
Attending the annual Rose Ball. Left to right: Charlotte Casiraghi, Pierre Casiraghi, Princess Caroline, Princess Charlene, Prince Albert
Andrea Casiraghi and Tatiana Santo Domingo welcomed a baby son last Thursday! Princess Caroline told a journalist at the Rose Ball that the baby's name is Sacha. The glowing new grandmother was my pick for best dressed at the ball, since Charlotte wore those shoes and Charlene got me all excited that she might be wearing some interesting jewelry for a change, only to find that it was merely beading on her Ralph Lauren gown. Beading she mostly covered up with her jacket, no less.

Who did you like last week?

P.S.: Stay tuned tomorrow for Mathilde, who was on a trip last week.

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