31 October 2017

Tuesday Tidbits for October 31: Royal Gatherings Here and There

Some tidbits for you, while you get started on that Halloween candy:

--A large group of royals were in Thailand last week to pay their respects at the cremation and funeral ceremonies for the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, who died last October after a 70-year reign. Among the dignitaries present were royals from Tonga, Bhutan, Lesotho, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands, Sweden, Japan, Britain, Luxembourg, Norway, Denmark, Liechtenstein, and others. Videos of the services, including royal guests, can be found here and here. [BBC, YouTube]

--Prince Harry went on a trip to Denmark and charmed everyone from the babies to the queen. He and Queen Margrethe will have met previously; she's been a guest of Prince Charles at Highgrove, in addition to the official stuff that brings her to the U.K.

--Happy (belated) sweet sixteen to Belgium's Princess Elisabeth! New pictures were published for the occasion. Elisabeth's parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde, are heading out for a state visit to India from November 5-11, which was confirmed with another picture release. [Facebook]

--And finally, while The Crown casts their new queen (I'm so glad they're not trying to make one actress play every decade of QEII's reign), the usual Queen was out and about with more horses and soldiers. As she does. [Variety, Jewel Vault]

Coming up this week: Double vision hits Mary, some Erdem on the scene, and more...

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