Royal Wedding of the Long Weekend: July 1

Happy Canada Day/Fourth of July/whatever else is worth celebrating this weekend! The blog returns on Wednesday. In the mean time, I'll leave you with a royal wedding (because hey, why not?). I mentioned earlier that King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia share their June 19th wedding anniversary with Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel, but […]

Tiara Thursday: The Mountbatten Star Tiara

The Mountbatten family history is intertwined with that of several royal families, so naturally a tale of one of their tiaras touches the same family web. Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine (1863-1950) was one of Queen Victoria's many grandchildren. She married Prince Louis of Battenberg in 1884; when the British royal family abandoned […]

Royal Dresses of the Day: June 30

Everyone looks out for Michelle Obama's fashion – and rightly so, I love her take on First Lady style – but it was Princess Lalla Salma that stopped me in my tracks when the two met in Morocco. The FLOTUS and her daughters visited Morocco this week with her Let Girls Learn initiative. Lalla Salma, […]

Royal Outfits of the Day: June 29

We're going to check in with a couple of Queen Letizia outfits real quick. Don't worry, I won't take us back as far as those leather culottes she won't let die. June 22: Queen Letizia attended a ceremony to mark the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for Help Against Drug Addiction, and to pay tribute […]

Royal Wedding of the Day: June 28

June 19th was King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia's 40th wedding anniversary! (It was also Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel's 6th wedding anniversary.) The couple met at the 1972 Olympics and four years later, Silvia went straight from commoner to queen. Let's take a look back: Lennart Nilsson Silvia wore a wedding gown by […]