This royal round up features Queen Elizabeth II visiting Manchester attack victims, Queen Maxima donning a tiara for a diplomatic corps gala dinner, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie donning a tiara for a state visit, and Princess Eugenie out and about.
Firstly, The Queen. QEII visited Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital on May 25 to meet with victims of the Manchester bombing, as well as hospital staff that has been helping the injured.
From the Telegraph:
“In a few simple words during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital to meet the young victims of the terrorist bombing, the Queen encapsulated the horror of an attack that has left the nation reeling.
“‘It’s dreadful, very wicked, to target that sort of thing,’ the Queen said to 14-year-old schoolgirl Evie Mills, who she met lying on her hospital bed with a teddy by her side, and a blanket shrouding her injured chest and legs.
“The Queen later added as she toured the children’s ward viewing at first hand the carnage of Monday night’s attack: ‘the awful thing was that everyone was so young.'”
Princess Eugenie joined her father, Prince Andrew, as he hosted a Buckingham Palace Garden Party for the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) on May 25.
On May 23, Eugenie attended the Jimmy Choo & Mytheresa.com dinner at The Garden Museum. The event was to celebrate the launch of the exclusive Jimmy Choo x mytheresa.com Glitter collection. Do the York girls get paid to attend these types of events? Their attendance at these things is so random.
On May 23, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima attended a gala dinner for the diplomatic corps at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam.
When they arrived in the afternoon, Maxima was dressed up with tiara and everything, but W-A was dressed down. He changed before the gala dinner, and was wearing white tie as the couple left the palace at the end of the evening.
Maxima’s dress is Natan and it’s 10 years old. She paired it with the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara, pearl and diamond earrings, and a pearl and diamond brooch.
Maxima did not wear any orders, but W-A wore the Order of the Netherlands Lion (Netherlands).
Princess Beatrix also attended, wearing the Dutch Pearl Button Tiara and pearl and diamond jewelry.
Princess Margriet and her husband, Pieter van Vollenhoven, also attended. She wore the Dutch Emerald Tiara.
Over in Luxembourg on May 23, Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie hosted the President of Portugal for a State Banquet.
Maria Teresa is wearing the Belgian Scroll Tiara and the Order of Prince Henry (Portugal), and Stephanie is wearing a butterfly floral tiara she debuted several years back and the Order of Merit (Portugal).
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