24 August 2015

Monday Tidbits for August 24: All Your Wedding Reenactments, and More

A tidbits bookended with a milestone-approaching queen to start your Monday right:

--Netflix is making its most expensive original drama yet, and it's about Queen Elizabeth II. The Crown was spotted reenacting her 1947 wedding this week, with actors Claire Foy and Matt Smith standing in for Her Maj and Prince Philip. Apart from the enormous size of those earrings and the tiara placement, it looks like they've got the wedding ensemble down. [Telegraph]

--In other royal wedding reenactment news, there's a movie in the works in Australia about the life of Crown Princess Mary, and a Sydney hotel leaked a sneak peek of the wedding filming. Looks like they got the hair right, at least. [SMH]

--Queen Sonja looked lovely in white, opening a new school this week. [itromso, Facebook]

--Ahoy! The Dutch royal family has resurfaced with stripes and visors and shades in place - all your sailing essentials - for Sail 2015. [NOS, AD]

--Finally, though she said she didn't want much of a fuss, there will be a photography exhibit to mark QEII becoming Britain's longest-reigning monarch in September. And there will be official commemorative china, because if you don't have a souvenir tea cup, it didn't happen. Stay tuned at the Jewel Vault for my own little marking of the event. [Express, Telegraph]

Coming up this week: Catching up with Sweden and Norway, and more.