This past week Sophie, Countess of Wessex was in Canada, Princess Stephanie of Luxembourg celebrated Luxembourg National Day, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit took part in the Royal Silver Jubilee Tour in Norway.
Prince Edward and Sophie, Countess of Wessex took a four day tour of Canada this week. They arrived in Toronto on June 21. Sophie wore a pink Issa dress, a black jacket, and Heavenly Necklaces “Gold Pearl and Large Starfish Earring” (£48.00).
On June 24, Sophie attended the opening of Light Horse Park in Old Strathcoma, Edmonton. She wore a white jacket over an Erdem floral dress. Sophie gave a speech.
Because I know some of you are interested in how much Sophie spends on clothes, most of her clothes for this tour were repeats, but she debuted a new Victoria Beckham black curve neck pencil dress at the Globe Theatre Gala on June 22. The dress costs $2,395.
Luxembourg National Day celebrations also took place this week, on June 22 and June 23.
On June 22, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie visited Esch-sur-Alzette. The couple laid a wreath at a war memorial before doing a walkabout of the city’s associations and organizations.
In the evening of June 22, the Luxembourg Ducal Family gathered for a Torchlight Procession before watching a firework display.
In the morning on June 23, the Luxembourg Ducal Family attended an official ceremony at the Philharmonie. The family were joined by members of the government, representatives of the judiciary, and the diplomatic corps.
Top row (L-R): Princess Tessy, Prince Louis, Prince Felix, Princess Claire, Princess Alexandra, Prince Sebastien. Bottom row (L-R): Guest, Guest, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Grand Duke Henri, Guest, Prince Guillaume, Princess Stephanie.
In the afternoon, the Grand Ducal Family attended a Te Deum at the Notre-Dame Cathedral.
L-R: Guillaume, Stephanie, Felix, Claire, Henri, Maria Teresa, Louis, Tessy, Alexandra, Sebastien.
Stephanie wore a blue lace dress from Valentino, and Claire wore a purple French embroidered dress from Vilshenko (was $2,185, currently $874).
In the evening of June 23, the Grand Ducal Family attended a gala reception for members of the government and diplomatic corps.
Maria Teresa wore the Elie Saab gown she wore to Crown Princess Victoria’s wedding in 2010 along with the Belgian Scroll Tiara.
Stephanie wore a Paule Ka draped back gown ($1,260) and the Diamond Butterfly Tiara which she debuted in 2014.
Claire wore the Grand Duchess Marie-Adelaide Tiara for the first time.
Tessy wore a Marcin Lobacz gown in the Luxembourg colors with matching orange shoes, and the Diamond Vine Leaves Tiara for the first time.
Alexandra wore the Chaumet Diamond Choker Tiara for the first time.
Here’s a gallery of photos from the gala over at Rex with close ups of the tiaras.
Speaking of Princess Claire’s Vilshenko dress, Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the exact same Vilshenko dress on the same day over in Norway.
The Royal Family of Norway were in Trondheim, Norway for the Royal Silver Jubilee Tour. The Vilshenko dress was worn to a garden party.
Earlier in the day, the royals attended a church service. Here’s Mette-Marit with Crown Prince Haakon, Marius Borg Høiby, Prince Sverre, and Princess Ingrid.