24 October 2016

Monday Tidbits for October 24: Another Wedding Gown on Show

Here we go:

--Australians, you have a chance to view the bow-tastic wedding gown of Princess Mabel, wife of the late Prince Friso and daughter-in-law of Princess Beatrix. The creation is part of an exhibition on Dutch fashion designers Viktor & Rolf at the National Gallery of Victoria. If you've ever wondered what 248 bows look like on a single gown, well, now's your chance to see it up close. [NGV]

--Princess Sofia went basic for a trip to Värmland with Prince Carl Philip (it's their duchy), but I do like her black and white coat. [Hello]

--The Princess Royal looked every bit her mother's daughter - just check the jewels - while celebrating 30 years of the St John Ambulance Cadets this week. (The brooch is a dead ringer for the Jardine Star Brooch, but it is from Anne's own collection.)

--Prince Albert has purchased the childhood home of his mother, Princess Grace, in Philadelphia. "We’re still trying to figure out what we’re going to do with it," he said. "We’re looking at having it contain some museum exhibit space and maybe use part of it for offices for some of our foundation work." [People]

--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault, QEII offers a peek at the photographs set around her audience room.

Coming up this week: Last week's big annual event in Spain, and more...