Prince Henrik passed away peacefully last evening following a short illness. A jovial character, he will be remembered as a colorful and complicated prince, poet, pianist, diplomat, wine maker, linguist, husband, father and grandfather known for his frank and forthright approach to life and love for his family. We offer Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Prince Joachim and the rest of the Danish royal family wishes for peace and comfort as they mourn his loss.
Last Sunday’s outing to church saw repeated royal hats worn by Queen Elizabeth (in Angela Kelly), The Princess Royal (in a John Boyd cloche that dates back to at least 1984!) and the Countess of Wessex (in Philip Treacy).
Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik wore eye-catching matching harlequin outfits to a costume party on New Year’s Day. Prince Henrik accessorised his suit with a black knit hat and mask.
New millinery designs that caught my eye this week:
And this classic black straw hat with pork pie crown and gently sloped wide brim trimmed with overlapping ginea fowl feather hatband and pearls from Australian milliner Meg Rafter. There are several royal heads I can see looking fabulous in this hat.
New years greetings from the King and Queen of Jordan
Stunning looks on the Danish royals for the annual New Years and Diplomatic Corps receptions. Princess Mary’s ruby tiara has recently been tweaked into a shape with a slight peak at center and it looks great on her.
And a beautiful final sunset of 2017 paired with the first sunrise of 2018 shared by Prince Nikaloas of Greece. Happy New Year everyone!
News broke this week about a new relationship for Prince Harry. If you read one thing about American actress Meghan Markle, let it be this post on her blog, in her own words. Impressive.
And finally… the much anticipated Netflix series “The Crown” was released this weekend. If you’re able to overlooking some glaring historical inaccuracies (the addition of Wallis Simpson’s presence at the abdication of King Edward VIII, for example), the scale of production is impressive and the costumes are glorious. I’d love to hear what you think of it.
A preview of the final section of this year’s amazing exhibition on Queen Elizabeth’s fashion due to open at Windsor Castle today. It looks like the exhibit focuses on ensembles Her Majesty has worn at Windsor and the hat display are designs all worn to Ascot (including the orange one dubuted just this year)
Queen's Girl Guides kit, Order of Garter robe, outfits 4 weddings of Edward & Sophie, Charles & Camilla @ Windsor pic.twitter.com/rxo1i57RxP
Somehow, I missed the the release of this stunning image of Prince Daniel and Prince Oscar, taken at Crown Princess Victoria’s July 15th birthday celebration. See two others taken the same day here and here.