08 November 2015

Sunday Tidbits for November 8: Return Dinners and Remembrance

Part two of the Swedish state visit and the season for remembrance headline this week's tidbits:

--The Swedish royal family wrapped up their state visit from Tunisia, including a return dinner. Victoria's ASOS dress is lovely, but we shall not speak of the Easter egg suit. [ParisMatch]

--Speaking of Sweden, Prince Daniel gave an in-depth interview talking about everything from his wife to his kidney transplant. Here's the Swedish interview, and here's one English article with a couple quotes. [DI Weekend, Hello]

--Not royal, but sparkly: Christie's will offer a selection of the property of the late Margaret Thatcher in December. Containing everything from clothing (including her wedding dress) to her own red dispatch box, the sale also features some jewels. The most valuable item is the drool-worthy emerald necklace below. Meanwhile, there's a bit of a strange back and forth going on over whether the Victoria & Albert Museum turned down the opportunity to exhibit Mrs. Thatcher's wardrobe. [Christie's, BBC]

--The Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Harry made a dapper team when they opened the Field of Remembrance at Westminster Abbey this week. I love the two of them teaming up for this event (or for anything, in general), and I suspect several of you are loving Harry in his frock coat. I am linking you to a gallery including a dog in uniform, and you are welcome. [Zimbio]

--The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall are on a trip to New Zealand, where they brought out some gifts received by Charles' parents in 1954. Camilla also debuted another piece from the Queen Mother's jewel collection, a beautiful diamond thistle brooch, and you can see that over at the Vault.

--Last night's Festival of Remembrance has also been covered at the Jewel Vault, and it was the first time the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge attended. The Remembrance Sunday ceremony today has also been covered there; King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima were in attendance this year.

Coming up this week: the latest in royal coats, and more...