The Imperial royal family hosted a traditional tea party to honour recipients of the Order of Culture and the Persons of Cultural Merit. Crown Princess Masako repeated her pumpkin bumper hat (Imperial Family of Japan)
Crown Princess Mary in a snug knit hat for the annual Hubertus Hunt (Svenskdam)
Christie’s opened an exhibition of photographs taken by Prince Nikolaos of Greece (Soundwall)
Great overview of the Earl of Wessex’s visit to Canada this week (Crown Chronicles)
Lovely new photos of the young Belgian princesses and princes (HLN)
And finally, Queen Máxima and Crown Princess Mary both spoke at the 3rd World Conference of Women’s Shelters held at The Hague. Their speeches are below.