Royal round up time with Queen Maxima, Sofia Hellqvist and Prince Carl Philip, Sophie Countess of Wessex, Princess Beatrice, and Crown Princess Mary.
In a follow up to the round up with Queen Maxima and King Willem-Alexander‘s first day in Canada, here the remainder of their State Visit.
On May 28, the royal couple were in Waterloo at the University of Waterloo where they presented six Liberation Scholarships to Canadian students, the first of 70 such awards that will allow the recipients to study at a Dutch university or college. Max wore a green dress that reminds me a lot of Mathilde’s green lace dress I covered in the last post.
That night the couple were in Ottawa where they held a concert for the Canadian Governor-General at the Museum of History. Max wore a fuchsia gown that I adore. At first I wasn’t sure about it, but the more I look at it the more I like it.
On May 29, the royal couple were in Toronto where they visited Queen’s park, as well as Monarch Park Stadium to meet with the FIFA Dutch Women’s National team. They also gifted seven orange tulip chairs to the city of Toronto. Maxima wore a white dress and some awesome silver shoes.
On May 30, the royal couple closed out their visit with a Dutch community reception. Max wore an orange top and print skirt.
In a Swedish royal wedding update: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist have given interviews to two different Swedish outlets that will air in the weeks before their June 13th wedding.
The first interview is to Swedish channel TV4 and is with Tilde de Paula Eby. The interview is part of a two hour-long documentaries called Carl Philip and Sofia that will air on June 1 and June 8 at 8PM. TV4 has released a few quotes ahead of time (these quotes have been translated via Google Translate; sorry for the wonky English in places):
Sofia on Carl Philip: “Carl Philip is also my best friend. He is the one I’m talking the most with, he’s very wise and I feel very safe with him.”
Carl Philip on Sofia: “I feel very safe and stable and harmonious, now that Sofia is at my side. I felt [it] early.”
Tilde de Paula Eby on Carl Philip and Sofia: “To meet them was to see genuine love up close.”
The second interview was done by Ebba Kleberg von Sydow for SVT. That interview will air on June 12 (the night before the wedding) at 8PM on SVT and SVT Play. I cannot find any quotes from that interview.
Do you think Carl Philip is smart? He may be smarter than Sofia (which is why she thinks he’s smart), but he seems more like a directionless trust fund frat boy who likes fast cars.
Queen Margrethe, Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary are confirmed as guests at the wedding. People mag says Sophie and Prince Edward will also be in attendance, missing Trooping the Color.
Sophie, Countess of Wessex was in Prague, Czech Republic May 19 and 20. She was there in her capacity as Global Ambassador for The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Foundation. On May 19, Sophie attended a reception, visited a school (Giambattista Valli B&W paisley dress), attended a Garden Party, and attended a gala (red lace gown). On May 20, Sophie attended a meeting as Chairman of Women in Business Group, attended a fashion event, and attended another reception (pink Gucci dress).
Sophie gave a speech after presenting the Duke of Edinburgh Awards to the recipients (white Emilio Pucci knot dress). Her speech was about seven minutes long and she didn’t use any notes. I could barely hear her over the Czech translator in the video, but she told a story about Nelson Mandela.
Sophie received a new brooch made from stones from Brazil as a gift from the owner of Stefany Jewelry.
Her speech runs from about 50:10 to about 56:45.
Princess Beatrice attended a Buckingham Palace Garden Party on Thursday, May 28, along with the Queen and several other royals. Beatrice wore a Juliette Botterill “Silk Feather Flower Teardop” hat. Beatrice went to Rome for a wedding where she rewore this hat. The Rome trip makes this, what, her 16th holiday? Is she ever going to get a real job?
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary made a visit to Germany May 19-21. They lead a 75 participant-strong Danish business delegation, with the focus of the trip being Danish living. They attended several seminars, visited several businesses, and attended a couple dinners.
On May 19, in Hamburg, Mary wore a Tory Burch “Isabella” jacket over a white blouse, with black trousers and black pumps. She carried a Carlend Copenhagen “Aicha Crocodile” clutch. Mary visited the town hall (above left) and the Silent Fusion Kitschen at the Scandic Emporio Hamburg where she made pasta (second below left).
On May 20, in Munich, Mary wore an Elise Gug white blouse, Signe Bøgelund-Jensen black skirt, and Christain Louboutin python pumps. She carried a Carlend Copenhagen black clutch. She and Fred visited the the ECCO store opening (above right).
That night, Mary wore an Ole Yde black and white printed jumpsuit, Gianvito Rossi black pumps, and Ole Lynggaard “Gipsy” earrings to the Grand Dinner at the Residency (below left).
On May 21, in Munich, Mary wore a Joseph cream “Lynne Belted Dress”, Christain Louboutin patent leather nude pumps, and carried a Hugo Boss beige suede clutch to visit a furniture shop (below right).
Aren’t they adorable! Kisses!