06 March 2017

Monday Tidbits for March 6: Life Updates and Such

Birthdays, babies, health updates, and more:

--Prince Oscar of Sweden turned one, and the royal family released a set of pictures that mimic the set released when big sister Princess Estelle turned one. They also mimic my own feelings when cake is involved.

All photos: The Royal Court, Sweden

--Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo welcomed their first child! Their baby boy is named Stefano Ercole Carlo, the first name in tribute to Pierre's late father. [Hola]

--Those bits of good news are followed by a round of less great health updates: Princess Alexandra of Kent cancelled engagements after breaking her wrist, and her brother, the Duke of Kent, was also forced to cancel some engagements due to illness. [Express]

--Meanwhile, the Swedish royal court announced that Princess Christina will undergo a stem cell transplant for her chronic leukemia. [SVT]

--Back to smiles now: the Dutch royal family took their turn on the ski slopes for their annual vacation photoshoot in Lech.
Robin Utrecht / RVD

--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault: QEII startled us with an appearance without a brooch, and then got back in the game with a new outfit at the end of the week.

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