12 March 2018

Monday Tidbits for March 12: Baby Name News and More

The royal baby boom of 2018 rolls on:

--Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill welcomed a baby girl on Friday! Grandpa King Carl Gustaf announced her name and title in a cabinet meeting this morning: HRH Princess Adrienne Josephine Alice, Duchess of Blekinge. The family are also attending a Te Deum today to celebrate the birth as they usually do; we'll cover that later. Princess Madeleine started an official Instagram account and shared a picture of Princess Leonore and Prince Nicolas welcoming their new baby sister home. [Instagram]
Mr. Christopher O'Neill/Kungahuset.se

--Princess Eugenie has also started an official Instagram account. A new shot from her engagement photoshoot is among the first things she shared. [Instagram]

--The Danish royal family made their first public appearance since the funeral of Prince Henrik, attending a dinner for the military. Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary were present. Court mourning for Prince Henrik goes until the 14th, so it was dark clothing for the ladies.
Det Danske Kongehus screencaps

--Upcoming opportunity to see some sparkle up close and personal: "The Splendour of Power" exhibition at the museum at Koldinghus in Denmark will feature a number of pieces loaned from royal collections. The Naasut Tiara, Princess Benedikte's Floral Tiara, and the Khedive of Egypt Tiara will be on display; in addition to pieces from multiple members of the Danish royal family, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Elizabeth II will loan items. The exhibition opens May 6 and runs until September 30. [Koldinghus]

--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault: Double purple for QEII, including the reveal of what is apparently two not-entirely-identical brooches in her collection. Can't get enough, I guess.

Coming up this week: Commonwealth Day coverage, Te Deum coverage, and more...

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