06 February 2018

Tuesday Tidbits for February 6: Birthdays and Wedding Days

Loads of new portraits and more:

--The date is set for the second British royal wedding of the year: Princess Eugenie will marry Jack Brooksbank on October 12th, it was announced last week. The wedding will take place at St. George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, as previously announced. [BBC]

--Princess Beatrix turned 80 last week! The Dutch royal household released some photos taken last autumn of the former queen at her home, Drakensteyn Castle, with her dog and with all the kids and grandkids. (She lives in an octagonal castle surrounded by a moat, by the way. Possibly the cutest royal residence around.) [Photos: RVD/Jeroen van der Meyde]

--The Swedish royal family is celebrating the 200th birthday of the Bernadotte dynasty, so naturally there are new official portraits (one with and one without Princess Estelle were released). As you can tell by Victoria's outfit, the new photos were taken on the day of the Nobel ceremony last year.
Thron Ullberg/Kungahuset.se

--If you're in Stockholm in the next several weeks, you have an opportunity to see some royal fashion up close and personal: "Secrets of Couture" at Sven-Harry’s Art Museum features dresses from Queen Margrethe, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Princess Madeleine, and Princess Sofia. See how many you can spot in the video below. The exhibition runs through April 2. [GALA Magazine]

--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault: I'm loving this rich red on the Queen, but opinions seem divided on the hat.

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