19 September 2016

Monday Tidbits for September 19: Cycling Royals, Castle Tours

Bicycling monarchies, all the rage...

--The Countess of Wessex is ready to head out for her challenge for the 60th anniversary of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award, in which she will cycle from the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh to Buckingham Palace in London. She gave an interview to ITV News, and shared some personal photos from training on the royal family's Instagram. [ITV, Instagram]
The Royal Family Instagram

--The Belgian royal family's getting in on that cycling fun, too. The family hit the road for car free day and open monuments Sunday in Brussels. In more glamorous news, Queen Mathilde repeated a long Diane von Furstenberg dress (which you can see at the end of this gallery, following some really sweet photos of a different visit). She first wore it back in May. [Twitter, ParisMatch]
@MonarchieBe/Belgian Royal Palace

--Over at the Jewel Vault, possibly the fanciest state visit of QEII's reign, at least in terms of jewels.

--Take a peek inside Ch√Ęteau de Berg, residence of Luxembourg's grand ducal family! Grand Duchess Maria Teresa showed a Belgian television show around as the family prepped for an official dinner. [RTBF, h/t Luxarazzi]
C'est du Belge

--And finally, Prince Harry had a birthday last week, so the Fug Girls celebrated with a giant slideshow of Harry hotness. Indulge. [Go Fug Yourself]

Coming up this week: Swedish glam, a big Dutch event, and more...

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