04 January 2016

Monday Tidbits for January 4: New Year's Greetings and Christmas Leftovers

Denmark isn't the only monarchy making sure we start the new year in sparkling fashion...

--The Swedish royal family posted a picture in their Nobel finery to wish everyone a happy new year! I like Princess Madeleine's dress even more now, FYI.
Photo: Jonas Ekströmer/Kungahuset.se

--Speaking of the Danish royal family, the royal house has posted a video of the arrivals for the New Year banquet on their YouTube site. A must if you haven't yet seen the gowns in action. [YouTube]

--Here's a video with Prince Albert and Princess Charlene talking about their twins, who turned 1 last month. [Facebook]

--The Japanese imperial family were out and about again for their traditional New Year's greeting from the balcony. [Imperial Family of Japan Blog]

--I think we missed this before Christmas when we were doing our year in review: the Swedish royal family attended the annual formal gathering of the Swedish Academy, another of those events with orders and gowns but without tiaras. [Svensk Damtidning]

--Prince Harry scrounges food off the Cambridges, and other tidbits from an upcoming special on the Prince's Trust. [Telegraph]

--At the Jewel Vault: I did my annual review of the Queen's year in jewels, including my count of which one of her brooches was the most popular, plus a review of the Duchess of Cornwall's tiara moments (and major necklace debut) for 2015.

Coming up this week: more annual events, and a bit on some of the gems from the Danish New Year event...