10 July 2017

Monday Tidbits for July 10: Summer Greetings and Exhibitions Abound

ICYMI, we did the royal wedding thing over the weekend, covering the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover and Ekaterina Malysheva in Germany. Elsewhere:

--'Tis the season for summer family photocalls. The Dutch royal family added in a boat this year, because why not? We also discovered that even when it's casual time and even when it's nautical time, Queen Máxima will find herself a big sleeve. Okay, we probably already knew that. [Hello]

--In Paris, Dior is celebrating its 70th anniversary with an enormous exhibition at the Musée des Arts Décoratifs. Dior, Couturier des Reves (Designer of Dreams) includes such royal treats as a gown worn by Princess Margaret and the famous Galliano slip dress worn by Diana, Princess of Wales to the Met Gala. [Telegraph]

--While you are in museum mode in France, check out Hubert de Givenchy at the Museum of Lace and Fashion in Calais. It features some of the creations Givenchy made for the Duchess of Windsor, including the black coat and veil she wore to her husband's funeral. This article with the legendary designer's comments is also a fun read. [Vogue]

--Back to the nautical theme, because King Philippe also had a bit of fun on the water. The Belgian monarchy posted a video of the King kitesurfing with a message wishing everyone a happy summer. [Facebook]

--And finally, busy times over at the Jewel Vault. Last week was Holyrood Week, with antics including a posy-stealing pony.

Coming up this week: Another busy week both here and over at the Vault! King Felipe and Queen Letizia will make a state visit to Britain, and you know that will be covered in full in one location or the other. Plus, Crown Princess Victoria's 40th birthday, and more...

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