07 February 2016

Sunday Tidbits for February 7: Triple the Baby News, and More

It's birthday season and baby season, what a coincidence...

--Baby news #1: Congratulations to the King and Queen of Bhutan! Queen Jetsun Pema gave birth to their first child, a boy, on February 5. The baby is known as His Royal Highness The Gyalsey. [Facebook]
His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Facebook

--Here's an excellent way to waste some time: The Dutch Royal Collection is now online, allowing you to search through all sorts of paintings and other objets d'art belonging to the various foundations of the House of Orange-Nassau. [Koninklijke Verzamelingen]

--A fairly sedate appearance for Crown Princess Mary this week at Copenhagen Fashion Week, though you can't see her excellent leopard print shoes here. (But you can in this small gallery, where you can also see Countess Alexandra making an appearance.) Mary turned 44 on Friday, so happy birthday to her! [nordjyske.dk]

--Baby news #2: Congrats are also in order in Jordan, for Prince Rashid bin Hassan and his wife, Princess Zeina, who welcomed their second son on February 1. The baby is named Talal. [Petra]

--Luxembourg's grand ducal family has a documentary coming out on February 14 with a behind the scenes look at a year in their lives. Luxarazzi has the trailer.

--Baby news #3: Princess Carolina of Bourbon-Parma and husband Albert Brenninkmeijer released a cute new family photo with their new son, Xavier, born December 16, and daughter Alaïa-Maria.

--If you haven't heard the depressing news yet, Spain has cancelled a planned March state visit to Britain. Per the Spanish Foreign Ministry: "Due to the process of forming a new government currently underway in Spain, the state visit has been postponed." Politicians, always ruining our tiara fun. #priorities [The Local]

--Here's some British sparkle anyway: The Duchess of Cornwall went out this week dripping in diamonds and a possibly dubious dress. [Jewel Vault]

--And finally: Harry, on cuteness duty once again. [Sun]