26 June 2016

Sunday Tidbits for June 26: Mirror, Mirror on the Dress

Tidbits ahoy:

--The Norwegian royal court published a new photo of King Harald with Crown Prince Haakon and Princess Ingrid Alexandra, as they mark the 25th anniversary of Harald and Sonja's consecration. The picture, taken in front of the Norwegian crown, recreates a 2006 photo which marked the 100th anniversary of the coronation of King Haakon VII and Queen Maud. More on some of the recent Silver Jubilee events coming up this week.
2016: Torgrim Melhuus, TiTT Melhuus as / NDR / Det kongelige hoff
2006: Lasse Berre, Det kongelige hoff

--Zara Tindall, who won a silver medal at the 2012 Olympics in team eventing, has missed out on selection for the British equestrian team for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. [BBC]

--She won't be the only royal rider absent in Rio: Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has said her horse is not stable enough to compete. Nathalie won a bronze medal in team dressage for Denmark in 2008, and also competed in London in 2012. [Der Westen]

--I am intrigued by Queen Rania's Loewe mirror-embellished dress, but I wonder if people would keep checking themselves out in your shoulder all night long. [Lyst]

--The Earl and Countess of Wessex were in Canada for a visit this week, where the sartorial highlight was a little LBD on Day 2. For Sophie, just to clarify. [Countess of Wessex Blog]

--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault, a society wedding went down (more on that tiara on Thursday). Also, the Queen has been tweeting again, but is still not live tweeting Downton Abbey like I asked her to. I mean, I can send her the DVDs.

Coming up this week: Flower power in Norway, and more...

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