29 May 2018

Tuesday Tidbits for May 29: Birthday Leftovers and More

How's your sparkle hangover doing? Let's treat it with some leftover bits and pieces from that big Danish birthday bash plus other stuff:

--A highlight of Crown Prince Frederik's 50th birthday banquet - beyond, you know, the sparkle we so enjoyed - was Crown Princess Mary's speech. A sweet and funny tribute to her husband. Below is a video with English subtitles.

--The Danish royal family shared a clip of the documentary made for Crown Prince Frederik's birthday on YouTube. Really short, but interesting insights.

--One more leftover tidbit from the banquet: Did you notice that Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the Order of the Elephant for the first time? According to Kjell Arne Totland, the Danish honor was bestowed upon Mette-Marit by Queen Margrethe in 2014 during the bicentennial celebrations of the Norwegian Constitution. This was her first opportunity to wear it. [Twitter]

--Princess Madeleine brought Princess Leonore along for Childhood Day on Sunday and they had a blast. She wore a baby blue suit and Princess Sofia wore a pale pink trouser suit yesterday, and between the two, I'm not sure I'm on board with the pastel suit revival. [Svenskdam, Instagram]

--The Countess of Wessex has a new dress from Zimmerman, and she must really like it; she wore it twice in very short order, for a performance at the Newbury Spring Festival and for the Chelsea Flower Show. It's the perfect canvas for a long pendant necklace, even a bigger statement piece than the one she wore at the flower show. [Countess of Wessex Blog]
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--Another new grandchild for Princess Caroline, in case you missed it: Pierre Casiraghi and Beatrice Borromeo welcomed Francesco Carlo Albert on May 21st. The couple's first son, Stefano, was born last year.

Coming up this week: I suppose we're due for a Letizia catch up, and more...

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