This Week’s Extras

Royal Hats

The Swedish and Norwegian royals hanging out together at the Nordic World Ski Championships (Getty). It seems, the Norwegian royals had cause to celebrate (Twitter feed of Kjell Arne Totland)

Royal Hats

Overviews of the Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Japan and China by ITV News and The Telegraph. In coordination with this tour, Getty put together a gallery of past British Royal visits to the land of the rising sun (Getty)

Lovely photos of the Dutch Royal Family on their annual ski holiday (Getty). I adore the shots of Princess Beatrix with her granddaughters.

Part two of the BBC documentary, Reinventing The Royals

Check out the preview of “A Royal Night”, a new movie about one of our favourite royals at the end of WWII

4 thoughts on “This Week’s Extras

  1. I enjoyed reading the material in all the links HatQueen. It is nice to get some candid photos of the royals at play on holiday in the snow. The BBC docos shed plenty of light on the skulduggery that occurs in royal courts. Black Adder is alive and well!

  2. This Week’s Extras was loaded with cool stuff HatQueen! I was pleased that the Swedish, Norwegian and Dutch Royals had a chance to spend time together as a family enjoying all that snow. The children are growing up so fast! The gallery of photos regarding the Duke of Cambridge’s tour of Japan and those of his parents and other relatives, was enlightening about the changing fashions, including hats, over time.

    I have thoroughly enjoyed the 2-part BBC documentary, Reinventing The Royals. I suspect that the demise of the marriage of the Prince and Princess of Wales had a lot to do with the PR people working behind the scenes who were looking out for their own interests, as PR people are prone to doing! The pressures on a Royal marriage are extraordinary, both in front of, and behind, the scenes!

    I may go see the film A Royal Night Out, but after my disappointment about the Diana movie and the Princess Grace movie, I will wait for the reviews!

  3. Great pictures of all the families. I especially loved seeing the Dutch Royal family. The little princesses seem to have grown much taller since the last time I saw them. Children grow up so quickly, seemingly when our backs are turned! I loved seeing the links for Reinventing The Royals, and will be perusing those for the next week I suspect. Thank you so much for finding such wonderful pictures and videos. They are much appreciated.

  4. Thanks for the look back at a busy week of royal events HatQueen. The Swedish and Norwegian royals were sporting some bright winter hats and clothes. That old fedora of King Carl Gustaf is looking like it’s time for a replacement. The galleries about British royal visits to Japan were interesting. It was sad to see Diana, Princess of Wales, then young and enjoying herself. I hope that she is resting in eternal peace. The Dutch royals seem to be enjoying their holiday in the snow. They seem like a really close family. The ‘Reinventing the Royals’ series in interesting. As a great lover of history, I know that nothing has changed throughout royal history. There have always been marital affairs, treachery, and villainy behind the scenes, and in ancient times, it was easier to keep it quiet. Now there are paparazzi, people with camera phones ready to take photos, and heaps of loot on offer if people will spill the beans on famous people. I love history so I am looking forward to this new movie ‘A Royal Night Out’ about how on V.E. Day in 1945, Princesses Margaret and Elizabeth were allowed out from Buckingham Palace for the night. I wonder how much will be true and how much fiction? I hope that Princesses Margaret is resting in eternal peace.

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