28 November 2016

Monday Tidbits for November 28: A Tiara Watch, and More to Come

I hope your week included pie, whether you celebrated Thanksgiving or not. Let's kick off a new one:

--Pictures from Prince Harry's trip to the Caribbean, to start your Monday right. [Hello]
Prince Harry visits the Colonarie Turtle project on St. Vincent
Kensington Palace

--Margaret Rhodes, first cousin and friend to QEII (and known to many royal watchers from her memoir and her frequent appearances in royal documentaries), has died at the age of 91. [BBC]

--Princess Beatrix and Queen Silvia met up at the Vatican, where they opened a Rembrandt exhibit.

--Over at the Vault, the Queen, Duke of Edinburgh, and Wessexes attended a special service for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Queen also debuted a new set of brooches from her late mother's collection last week.

--And finally, a late breaking Tiara Watch: Princess Margriet and Pieter van Vollenhoven attended the Peter Stuyvesant Ball in New York earlier this month. The Princess brought along the Dutch Emerald Parure to go with her sparkly green dress.

Coming up this week: More Dutch tiaras, and a Belgian one too, as the Belgians visit the Netherlands for a state visit starting today. We will, of course, have full coverage.

Tidbits is your place throughout the week to share things we haven't covered yet and for all your off topic chats. Enjoy!