20 March 2016

Sunday Tidbits for March 20: The Tiara Surprises Continue

Before we head into the week's tidbits, a couple notes:
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Right, that's enough business. This week's odds and ends hold some more tiara surprises:

--A preview of the upcoming documentary Our Queen at 90 reveals a peek inside December's Buckingham Palace Diplomatic Reception, with a better look at the Duchess of Cambridge in the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara and the first time we've seen what the Queen wore. I dissected it yesterday at the Jewel Vault.
Oxford Film & Television / ITV

--Princess Mabel joined Princess Beatrix to hand out the second Prince Friso Prize for Engineering in the Netherlands this past week. [ParisMatch]

--The Swedish royal family continues to kill it on the official picture front. A new fancy pic of Princess Madeleine was among those released last week, and they made the stellar decision to commemorate the greatest tiara event of the year so far (and give us a super view of the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara while they're at it. Click the pic below to enlarge).
Anna-Lena Ahlström, The Royal Court, Sweden

--Luxembourg isn't slacking on the pic front either: Grand Duchess Maria Teresa got a new set of portraits for her upcoming 60th birthday. [Luxarazzi]

--And now for the polar opposite of a tiara occasion: Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Prince Frederik both participated in the Birkebeinerrennet cross-country skiing race in Norway this weekend. [BT]

--The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall visited Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, and Kosovo this week. Cams very kindly brought along my two favorite outfits from her current wardrobe rotation, this blue one and this charcoal one. Lovely. [Zimbio]

--One more Swedish royal pic for good measure: Princess Madeleine posted a sweet photo of nine-month-old Prince Nicolas on her Facebook page. [Facebook]
Princess Madeleine of Sweden Facebook

--And finally, it was a busy week for QEII, including a visit to the lions at the London Zoo that gave the Duke of Edinburgh a reason to bust out his panda tie. [Jewel Vault]

Coming up this week: Rose Ball happenings and more...