23 October 2015

Royal Color Scheme (and Tiara Watch!) of the Day: October 23

Hey, remember this?
Crown Princess Mette-Marit and Crown Prince Haakon attended the gala banquet for Queen Margrethe's 40th Jubilee in 2012.
Guess what? It's baaaaackkk! And spoiler alert: it's still glorious. In Norway last night, King Harald hosted his annual gala dinner for parliament. Queen Sonja was pretty standard in repeated blue and Queen Maud's Pearl and Diamond Tiara, but I was saving my kudos for the second wave of the royal party anyway.
Firstly: Crown Princess Mette-Marit in that fab white Peter Dundas for Pucci gown and the Diamond Daisy Tiara. There's nothing better than M-M in white, man. Secondly: Princess Astrid getting all gown'd and tiara'd up (in her antenna aigrette), despite her crutches. That's some true dedication to the cause. And thirdly: Yes, that is Crown Prince Haakon carrying Aunt Astrid's purse for her. PRINCE CHARMING ALERT.

Mette-Marit wasn't the only one in the mood for a white gown last night. Crown Princess Mary was too, but since she was presenting a design prize, she did her thing and decided to be all design-y about it. With feathers!
This is perfect. It is! You see, I've been waiting for someone to fill the Odette role in my upcoming production of Royal Swan Lake. We've got two Odiles already lined up, courtesy of Queens Máxima and Mathilde in their dark feathery cocktail dresses (they both have the same model in slightly different colors, because of course they do):
Queen Mathilde wore her feathery version again this week, what a coincidence - to an autumn concert at the palace.
Photo: Belgian Monarchy Twitter
And now we finally have the other half of the ballet dream (and a froofy gown to discuss on a Friday, so win/win). Leave it to Mary to be the final piece of the puzzle. She knows just what we need.