10 July 2016

Sunday Tidbits for July 10: Families and Florals

When the family photocalls start rolling in, you know the summer holiday season approaches:

--Somebody needs to wrap the Dutch royal family in cushions or something: Queen Máxima suffered a mild concussion in a fall on July 1st, and the Princess of Orange turned up at the family's annual summer photocall on Friday on crutches, thanks to a sprained ankle. (These latest mishaps come after Princess Alexia broke her leg skiing earlier this year, and Máxima was down with a kidney infection late last year.)
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima with their daughters (L to R: Princess Ariane, the Princess of Orange, Princess Alexia) at Friday's photocall
RVD/Patrick van Katwijk
RVD/Patrick van Katwijk

--Just in case you missed it: Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg are expecting baby #2! The little brother or sister for Princess Amalia, born in 2014, is expected in the fall. [Hello]

--I love both the Countess of Wessex's dress here and the whole idea behind the BFG Dream Jar art installation, with which both Sophie and the Duchess of Cornwall are involved. [Countess of Wessex Blog, Royal Family]
Visit London screencap

--Over at the Jewel Vault: Holyrood Week! Packed engagements in Scotland every day last week, including a calming visit to the Scottish Parliament and the delightful froofiness of the Order of the Thistle service.

--And finally: Of course Queen Margrethe owns more than one floral coat. This one is just a touch less bright than her most famous example, and comes from Danish brand Eva & Claudi. [YouTube]

Coming up this week:  Soothe yourself with some couture, and more...

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