09 October 2017

Monday Tidbits for October 9: A Wedding Watch, a Tiara Watch

Weddings and tiaras, great way to start the week:

--Wedding Watch: Prince Philip of Serbia married Danica Marinkovic in Belgrade this weekend. Philip is the son of Crown Prince Alexander and the grandson of Peter II, the last King of Yugoslavia. The bride wore a wedding gown from Serbian designer (and regular royal favorite) Roksanda Ilincic. Guests at the wedding included Queen Sofia, Crown Princess Victoria, and Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg. More photos can be found here and here; a video of guest arrivals is here. [Metro, Gala, YouTube]
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--Tiara Watch: The Sultan of Brunei has been celebrating his Golden Jubilee with a series of lavish celebrations. His 50 years on the throne put him second only to Elizabeth II on the list of longest-reigning current monarchs. The Earl and Countess of Wessex were sent to represent QEII at the festivities, and they've packed in a full working visit while they're on location. I wish I could bring you more - there was a banquet with tiaras - but some links will have to suffice: the Countess of Wessex Blog has full coverage (state banquet here), Go Fug Yourself also had some nice shots of Sophie this week, and there are some general looks around the big banquet here. Sophie wore the Wessex Aquamarine Necklace Tiara to the banquet.
The Wessex couple at the banquet. See full video here.

--Princess Benedikte wore a berry brooch good enough to eat as she opened an exhibition on Danish tailor Holger Blom. The designer did a lot of work for Queen Ingrid, and one of her gowns is on display. [Billed-Bladet, TV2]
Queen Ingrid's Holger Blom dress on display.
TV2 Østjylland screencap

--And finally, I chimed in over at Luxarazzi with a little wish list of grand ducal outfits I'd like to see the Luxembourg ladies trade - because they love to swap clothes so often, Luxarazzi's on volume 10 of their clothes-trading catalog.

Coming up this week: Bits and bobs from Norway, Greece, Denmark, and others...

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