This royal round up features many, many royals including, but not limited to, Kate Middleton, Queen Maxima, Crown Princess Mary, Princess Madeleine, Crown Princess Mette-Marit, and Queen Mathilde. It’s basically a round up of lots of tiara events, gown events, and new baby photos.
Let’s start with tiaras! This first tiara is from Queen Mathilde. The last time we saw her wear the Laurel Wreath Tiara it was as a necklace. But this time it was back in tiara mode for the State Visit of the German President to Belgium. Mathilde wore the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany.
The tiara Crown Princess Mary wore to the 2016 Art and Culture gala at Christiansborg Palace was also previously seen as a necklace – in April 2015 during Queen Margrethe’s birthday celebrations.
Mary wore this new diamond necklace tiara with a black gown from Temperley London. I hate the dress but love the tiara.
Since Temperley is one of Duchess Kate’s go-to designers, I hope that since Mary wore this dress we will never see it on Kate. Please, Mary, take this bullet so Kate can wear something that actually looks good and that I like – Kate needs a fashion win more than Mary right now.
Queen Margrethe wore her red gown she’s worn several times now that debuted at her birthday celebrations in April 2015. She wore the gown with the Baden Palmette Tiara, a diamond necklace, and a diamond bow brooch.
Princess Marie also repeated a dress we’ve seen a few times on her – this blue one with a peplum. She wore her Diamond Floral Tiara.
The royal family of Norway held a banquet for the diplomatic corps on March 3. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore her Diamond Daisy Tiara, and Queen Sonja wore Queen Maud’s Pearl and Diamond Tiara.
The Swedish royal website released a new portrait of Princess Madeleine taken the day she hosted the Min Stora Dag princess party. The photo gives us a fantastic look at the Swedish Aquamarine Kokoshnik Tiara as well as the bead work on Maddie’s Fadi El Khoury gown.
On March 27, ITV will air it’s The Queen at 90 program featuring footage and interviews with the royal family about the Queen. I’m going to wait until the full program airs before I cover any quotes in case there are more than what has been released (and already discussed in the comments). The inclusion of that program here is just to talk about the tiaras since we got to see both The Queen and Kate Middleton in their tiaras at the 2015 diplomatic reception.
We finally got a good look at Kate in the Cambridge Lover’s Knot Tiara and the ice blue Alexander McQueen gown she’s worn twice. The gown has a sweetheart neckline with a lace overlay on the bodice and a full skirt. It’s not my favorite gown from Kate, but I do kind of like it and would love to see it worn to a different event where we get better photos.
It also seems Kate is carrying her Jenny Packham silver “Casa” bag. We could see in the car photos that Kate was wearing diamond chandelier earrings, but it also seems she’s wearing the two bracelets she wore to the China State Dinner in October 2015.
This is, most likely, going to be a very controversial opinion, but I like Kate in the Lover’s Knot Tiara. I think this tiara looks really pretty on Kate – loads better than the Lotus Tiara, which I think looks odd sitting on Kate’s head. The Lotus Tiara just doesn’t suit Kate, in my opinion. I think Kate looks nice in the Lover’s Knot Tiara, though I still think the Halo Scroll Tiara probably suits her the best.
The Queen wore her standard Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara, as well as her Royal Family Orders and Order of the Garter.
That’s it for the tiara portion of this post. Now on to the gowns! Queen Maxima was on a State Visit to France with her husband, King Willem-Alexander, on March 11 when she wore this Tom Ford gown. The gown features a black velvet top, pink and white satin patterned middle, and black fringe bottom. It’s… interesting.
Max’s ruby and diamond earrings and diamond necklace are fantastic, though.
The annual Rose Ball was held in Monaco on Saturday, March 19. Princess Charlene was a no-show, but there was enough gown drama from Beatrice Borromeo to make up for it.
Beatrice wore this giant red strapless gown from Giambattista Valli Haute Couture Spring 2016 collection and some giant diamond jewelry to go along with it. Though the tulle and the style of jewels aren’t particularly my taste, I appreciate the dramz and I love that she went for it.
Charlotte Casiraghi and Princess Alexandra of Hanover were also there. Charlotte wore Chanel Paris Haute Couture SS 2016 (which is a jumpsuit with pants), and Alexandra wore Chanel Resort 2016 Collection. Neither of these are my taste and I think Beatrice won the night in terms of fashion.
Babies! Prince Nicolas is nine months old, and to celebrate Princess Madeleine posted this photo on her Facebook page with the caption: “Time is flying can’t believe my sweet Nicolas is 9 months!”
[Princess Madeleine’s Facebook]
There are new photos of Prince Jacques and Princess Gabriella in Paris Match. The photos were taken while the family were on a recent holiday to Gstaad.