19 June 2016

Sunday Tidbits for June 19: Wedding Stuff for Now and for Later

It's always a good weekend when it brings us a tiara:

--Princess Alix de Ligne married Count Guillaume de Dampierre on Saturday. Her wedding gown was accented with fringe and topped by a de Ligne family diamond tiara. Loads of Luxembourg royals were in attendance (the bride's father is Grand Duke Henri's cousin), and Princess St├ęphanie officially put me into IKEA overload. See a video here and click here for a gallery. [RTL, DH]
RTL screencaps
--Mark your calendars: Prince Alexander of Sweden will be christened on Friday, September 9, in the Royal Chapel at Drottningholm Palace.

--Also mark your calendars for a trip to Stockholm for some must-see royal wedding nostalgia: In honor of the King and Queen's 40th wedding anniversary, the wedding gowns of Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, Princess Sofia, and Princess Lilian will go on display at the Royal Palace. The exhibition will run from October 22, 2016 through March 5, 2017.

--Some love for the Princess Royal, if you please: Anne put her sparkles on to accept the prestigious Longines Ladies Award for her lifetime of contributions to the equestrian industry. Here's a gallery, and here are highlights from the ceremony. [Zimbio, YouTube]
Longines screencap

--It's totally York Appreciation Month: Princess Eugenie popped out to a UNAIDS gala wearing what might by my all-time favorite Eugenie outfit, a red hot Alexander McQueen dress first worn in 2011. I maintain that her wardrobe should contain at least 90% McQueen and Vivienne Westwood. [Hello]

--The Danish royal family knows exactly what I require in a royal Instagram account: plenty of photos of traditional dress, then and now. Queen Margrethe usually provides when she visits the Faroe Islands, as she did this month. (Another thing I require in a royal Instagram account: cute photos from Ascot adventures.) [Instagram]

Coming up this week: The hat parade comes to a close, the Swedish royal family gets their groove on, and more...

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