I didn’t have time to finish the post I was going to do today, so instead here’s a quick round up of some photos of various royals out and about: Queen Maxima, Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marie, and Queen Rania.
Queen Maxima started a three day visit to Indonesia yesterday, August 30, in her role as special advocate of the Secretary-General of the United Nations for Inclusive Finance for Development. Maxima was in Jakarta where she gave a speech at the “OJK Fintech conference”. She wore a skirt and top from Etro.
It’s a long speech with lots of information, I’m only quoting a very small portion of it:
“Indonesia has long been a global leader in the financial inclusion movement. That leadership has recently taken on an added dimension with the possible launch of the national strategy aimed at making rapid progress. By providing people with the catalytic financial tools they need to protect themselves against hardship and invest in their futures, financial inclusion can unlock economic opportunity and improve the lives of all. […]
“The starting point for all of us is a deep understanding of long-neglected customers–people whose needs, wants, and habits have been essentially invisible up to now. In addition, consumer protection and financial education must be strengthened. Our efforts to open up the financial system to the most vulnerable members of society should not end up harming the people we actually want to help.”
[Full transcript here, in English]
On August 24, Maxima and King Willem-Alexander met with the Dutch Olympic medal winners at the Palace Noordeinde. Maxima wore an orange dress from Natan.
Crown Princess Mary has started a trip to Greenland this week, but here’s a few photos from some of her other recent appearances.
On Saturday, August 27, Mary attended the city of Glostrup’s 850 year anniversary celebration. Mary wore a white skirt and top, Christian Louboutin nude pumps, and a Prada clutch. She also wore a headpiece/hat thing.
Back on August 23, Mary attended a preview of an exhibition of French painter Monet called “Monet Out Of Expressionism” at Ordrupgaard Museum in Charlottenlund in Denmark. She wore a very pretty blue dress from Prada with a white coat from Ole Yde and nude pumps from Prada.
Princess Marie was out and about. She attended the international food summit ‘Better Food For More People’ at Copenhagen City Hall in Denmark on August 25 where she gave a speech. Marie’s skirt is from Danish brand Ganni and her shoes are from Salvatore Ferragamo.
On August 22, Marie and Prince Joachim attended the victory ceremony for the Top Dog Charity competition, which is part of the Copenhagen Cooking and Food Festival. Proceeds from the event go to a climate project in the village of Kasapo in Tanzania.
Marie looked really pretty in her floral print top from Charlotte Sparre, white pants, and “Ripley Rope Wedge” sandals from LK Bennett.
On August 21, Marie was at the Copenhagen Jewellery and Watch Show. Marie’s red peep-toe wedges come from Tod’s and her dress is from DKNY.
Queen Rania inaugurated the first Amman Design Week in an opening reception at the Ras Al Ain Gallery and Hangar on August 30. Rania toured the exhibition hall and listened to Jordanian designers explain the concepts behind their displays and designs.
Rania’s look is… a bit fussy for me.
Not to be morbid, but today marks the 19th anniversary of Princess Diana‘s death. So here’s a few photos of her just because.