This Week’s Extras

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Wonderful to see Princess Astrid of Norway enjoying a Worldcup Biathlon race (Royal House of Norway)

Prince Charles in protective headwear to mark the 150th anniversary of London’s sewer network this week (Getty)

Cuteness alert- Princess Estelle learning to ski in Verbier (Iltalehti) and cheering at the Nordic Skiing World Championships with the Swedish Royal Family (Robin Utrecht Photography). You can also see the Swedish Royal Family bundled up at the championship’s opening ceremonies (Paris Match)

Pierre Casiraghi’s fiance Beatrice Borromeo in a voluminous fur hat in St. Moritz (Hola)

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Fantastic interviews with 3 generations of princes in Liechtenstein on the occasion of Prince Hans Adam’s 70th birthday last weekend (Luxarazzi)

The Duchess of Cornwall sparkled at a movie premiere this week (The Daily Mail). Head over to The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendour for a closer look at Camilla’s ruby collar necklaces.

Two interesting articles on the Queen Elizabeth’s art in her private apartments and a piece of royal history saved from the scrap heap (Telegraph)

And finally… part one of a BBC documentary about Prince Charles’ relationship with the media. I’ll post part two next week.

Birthday of Swedish King

King Carl Gustaf of Sweden celebrated his 68th birthday today with a military parade at the Royal Palace in Stockholm. The King and his son, Prince Carl Philip, attended the event in military uniform.

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Members of the Swedish royal family watched the ceremony from a balcony above the courtyard. Little Princess Estelle was the only family member in a headpiece, wearing one of her signature (and oh-so adorable) head bows.

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Happy Birthday, Your Majesty!

Swedish Royal Family, April 30, 2014 | Royal Hats