19 October 2014

Sunday Tidbits for October 19: Tuxedos, Tiaras, and Transatlantic Moves

Things to see, things to buy, and things to (not) wear - here's the week in random tidbits:

--There's been so much chatter over the possibility of a move back to Sweden or London for Princess Madeleine and her family that she gave a short interview to Expressen to clarify. A move to Europe is being considered, but in the future. [Expressen]

--From Prince Harry's speech at a fundraising dinner held by 100 Women in Hedge Funds: "I am not entirely sure who made the seating plan but I am sitting between two men. I thought it would just be 100 women and myself." Oh, Harry. [Telegraph, with video]

--Because there's never enough Harry: Buzzfeed presents 10 Photos Of Prince Harry In A Tux. [Buzzfeed]

--A dress that kind of looks like it's made from sweatshirt material, except it's sparkly, and a coat that doesn't go with a sparkly sweatshirt dress, and also SHOOTIES. I don't know, Victoria, I just don't know. [NT]

--The catalog for the Sotheby's auction featuring Queen Josephine's pearls also offers for sale an aquamarine tiara previously worn by the Duchess of Kent (see page 142). It was spotted on someone at the State Opening of Parliament in 2013, so it may have moved on from the Kent family prior to this particular auction. There are a few other jewels with royal connections in this sale too. [Sotheby's]

--If you put a long skirt on the outfit Queen Silvia wore to a luncheon this week, you'd get something straight out of Downton Abbey: The Early Years. Under certain circumstances that could be a great thing...but not these particular circumstances, I think. [Paris Match]

--Lover of windowpane print that I am, I'm trying real hard to love this recent ensemble on Princess Marie. I'm trying. [Stiften]

--The Victoria and Albert Museum has a few exhibits coming up that might be of interest: Bejewelled Treasures: The Al Thani Collection (focusing on Indian jewelry; the Al Thanis are Qatar's ruling family) opening in November and Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty opening March 2015. [V&A]