26 February 2018

Monday Tidbits for February 26: Birthdays Everywhere

New babies, new portraits, new selfies, etc.:

--Princess Estelle turned 6 last week! New birthday pictures, of course. [Photos: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se]

--Mini baby boom: Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover welcomed a daughter, Elisabeth, on February 22. In Serbia, Prince Philip and Princess Danica welcomed a son, Stefan, on February 25. Both couples married last year (Germany covered here, Serbia covered here). [NDR]

--Back to Sweden: Princess Leonore turned 4! And speaking of baby booms, Princess Madeleine and family have returned to Sweden from London to await the birth of her third child. [Photos: Erika Gerdemark, Kungahuset.se]

--Royal milliner John Boyd, who outfitted multiple members of the royal family over multiple decades, passed away last week at the age of 92. Royal Hats posted a wonderful collection of his royal work in tribute. [Royal Hats Blog]

--And finally, a few royals have been in South Korea for the Winter Olympics these past couple weeks. The Swedish royal court's Instagram is all over King Carl Gustaf's time hanging out with Swedish athletes and his trip to watch a Swedish figure skater even made it into the hilarious running commentary of Leslie Jones. The Dutch royal house posted a few of their favorite moments on Instagram too, including a selfie from King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima - one they were spotted taking in the stands. [Instagram, Twitter]
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