KP announced a new engagement for Kate Middleton, Prince William, and Prince Harry. Princess Charlene attended a sports award show. And Queen Maxima spent several days in Germany.
KP announced a couple days ago that Prince William, Kate Middleton, and Prince Harry will host a tea party for children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces, at Buckingham Palace on May 13. The full press release from KP:
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry will host a very special tea party in the grounds of Buckingham Palace, to honour the children of those who have died serving in the Armed Forces. The ‘Party at The Palace’ will take place on 13th May and will be a fun and family focused event featuring live performances, various stalls, games on the lawn and the chance to explore the gardens.
“Invites will be issued this week to the children aged up to 18 years of those who have died in service for their country, with each young person accompanied by a parent or guardian. The party will also be attended by a number of charities which help support families, and specifically children dealing with bereavement, including Child Bereavement UK.
“The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry have arranged the event as a way to acknowledge and honour the fact that a number of young children have had to come to terms with the loss of someone very close to them at a young age, having lost a parent in Armed service to the country. Their Royal Highnesses hope the event will provide an opportunity for these children to broaden their support networks amongst other families with similar experiences.”
It sounds like it might be a lot of fun. I wonder if this is going to turn into a Heads Together thing, since dealing with grief and mental health are related.
Update: I just saw that William, Kate, and Harry’s filming for the DIY SOS on February 13 actually showed up in the Court Circular. I thought it was an extra thing just for filming – and put it in the Out and About section of the Appearance Total page – but apparently it was an actual engagement. It’s officially billed as “a Training Day for Heads Together London Marathon runners”. /Update
Princess Charlene and Prince Albert attended the 2017 Laureus World Sports Awards on February 14. Charlene presented the Laureus Sport For Good award to Tim Conibear from Wavews For Change.
Charlene went with a red silk ‘Faille Ball Off-The-Shoulder V-neck’ Carolina Herrera gown and long, slim diamond earrings. I’m not a fan of this look. I don’t understand the extra fabric that sticks out over the breasts – it looks odd to me.
King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima welcomed German President Joachim Gauck to Noordeinde Palace in The Hague, Netherlands on February 6 for a dinner. Maxima wore a stunning Valentino “Silk-georgette gown” gown (which originally retailed for $7,950), and the Ruby Peacock Necklace (which matches, but is not, the Ruby Peacock Tiara) along with gorgeous ruby earrings.
On February 7, W-A and Max kicked off a four day visit to Germany. From February 7-10, the royal couple visited the German states of Thuringia, Saxony and Saxony-Anhalt with an aim to deepen trade and investment relations and promote cooperation in the fields of Chemistry, Water, and HTSM (High Tech Systems and Materials), as well as mark various historical and cultural anniversaries, such as the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, the Second World War, and the reunification of Germany. There were a bunch of engagements and fashion changes.
On Day 1, they visited Wartburg Castle to mark 500 years since Martin Luther nailed his 95 theses. Martin Luther spent a year at Wartburg Castle translating the New Testament into German.
Maxima went orange and teal, and I love it. She wore an orange Claes Iversen pant suit and a green Gucci shirt.
The couple stayed at Wartburg Castle for dinner that night. Maxima changes into a black suit, which I also love.
Day 2 saw W-A and Max visit the Old Synagogue, Buchenwald, and the Herzogin Anna Amalia Bibliotheek.
The end of Day 2 saw them attend a trade dinner at the the Kongresshalle am Zoo. Max wore a sequinned Nina Ricci dress.
Day 3 was quite busy. They visited: the European Energy Exchange (EEX), Grunau, had lunch at the Town Hall, attended the signing of two cooperation agreements, visited the Castle Church of Wittenberg, and had dinner with the PM of Saxony-Anhalt.
But none of that matters because this brooch.
For Day 4, they visited Bauhaus art school, Kornhaus on the River Elbe, and Schloss Oranienbaum. Maxima wore a Natan top and LK Bennett pumps.