06 March 2016

Sunday Tidbits for March 6: An Undercover Tiara Watch and More

Let's get to it:

--It seems the Norwegian royal family got out their tiaras and didn't tell anyone. Shame on them. I've seen barely any coverage of this past week's gala dinner for the diplomatic corps, but here are some pictures. [Royals & Fashion]

--If the King and Queen of Bhutan want to continue sharing photos of their impossibly attractive family, who am I to argue? Here, the new heir gets a snuggle from his royal great-grandmother. [Facebook]
His Majesty King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck Facebook

--Romania's former king, King Michael, announced that he has cancer and has withdrawn from public duties. He has turned things over to his daughter, Margareta, and is being cared for in a clinic in Switzerland. [Washington Post]

--The sale of personal items from Deborah, Duchess of Devonshire last week raised £1.8 million. [Telegraph]

--The Earl and Countess of Wessex are on an official visit to the Bahamas, Florida, and the Cayman Islands, and every time I look at this new Oscar de la Renta lace dress, I see something different in the appliqu├ęs. A jellyfish here, some little dudes in sunglasses there... [Countess of Wessex Blog]

--Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern, husband of Princess Birgitta of Sweden and brother-in-law to King Carl Gustaf, died on March 2 (the same day Prince Oscar was born, as it happens). The couple were separated for many years, but never divorced. We covered their wedding here a few years ago. [Kungahuset]
via Wikimedia Commons

--And Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary finished up their Middle East trip in Qatar, where Mary recovered from some of the stranger fashion choices made on the trip with a gloriously colorful skirt and a gamely donned tiara from some schoolkids. [Hello, New Idea]