19 August 2015

Royal Flashback of the Day: August 19

Crown Princess Mette-Marit is in the throes of a love affair with prairie dresses - usually a floral print, usually high-waisted and often high-necked and long-sleeved and maybe with some ruffles thrown in there for good measure. I'm a fan of Laura Ingalls Wilder too and I've got the elementary school book reports to prove it, but I'm joining the chorus many of you were singing after her recent appearance at the Casiraghi/Borromeo wedding: it's getting old.

In the spirit of renewed hope and a needed dash of **gLamOuR** in the middle of the week, I offer you this flashback:
2010. In Sweden. On the way to the private party held two nights before Crown Princess Victoria's wedding. Possible best-ever use of a brooch and a froofy bag. Valentino, I think. Fabulous, I know.
Okay, sure, it doesn't exactly hurt the situation that she happens to be alighting from her royal yacht with the assistance of her personal Prince Charming. But STILL, this would be pure glam under any circumstances.

Photos: via Getty Images