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05 December 2016

Monday Tidbits for December 5: New King, New Babies

Hello, it's Monday again:

--Thailand's crown prince has officially accepted the throne, following the October death of his father. He will be known as King Maha Vajiralongkorn Bodindradebayavarangkun, or Rama X. [BBC]


--Over at the Jewel Vault, a reception for Princess Alexandra's 80th birthday brings the delightful birthday girl herself (of course), as well as an excellent dress for the Countess of Wessex.

--Baby news from Luxembourg: Prince Felix and Princess Claire welcomed a son on November 28th. They also have a daughter, Amalia, born in 2014. [Hello]

--Baby news from Britain too: Zara and Mike Tindall have announced that they are expecting a second child. Their daughter, Mia, is nearly three. [Telegraph]

--And finally, this Valentino dress on Queen Rania is a bit perplexing (what do you see: candles... crayons...), but the whimsy feels about right for the event.

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