Here’s a royal round up of some stuff that’s happened the last few days. Prince Harry was spotted taking a selfie after he told everyone to put down their phones. Princess Eugenie attended Harper Beckham’s 6th birthday part which was held at Buckingham Palace for some reason. And there were a couple tiara-filled weddings recently, including one at which Crown Princess Victoria was a guest.
— Daily Mail U.K. (@DailyMailUK) July 9, 2017
I’m only including this article about Prince Harry because there are a bunch of photos of Harry taking a selfie and looking at his phone while at the British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on Saturday night even though he totally hates selfies and thinks we should all stop looking at our phones. You can see the photos here.
This next story is one big WTF? David and Victoria Beckham‘s daughter Harper had her 6th birthday party at Buckingham Palace in Prince Andrew‘s private apartments, and was attended by Andrew, Princess Eugenie, and Sarah Ferguson because apparently the Yorks will attend anything.
This was a private event, the costs of which were covered by Andrew personally, and not paid for by the royal family expense and this was not a situation where the Beckhams rented out BP – which one cannot do, unlike Hampton Court and Kensington Palace, both of which can be rented out for parties. Although, then you have to wonder where Andrew’s “private” money came from, because he gets a stipend from the Queen which comes from the money the Queen gets from the government to run his office and do his engagements and such.
“A spokesman for Buckingham Palace, who referred to the event as a ‘tea’, told ITV News that this was a private engagement. Members of the Royal Family who live at Buckingham Palace – by which the official meant Prince Andrew – are entitled to invite people to the grounds in a private capacity. The official was also very clear that any refreshments that were made available to the Beckhams for this ‘tea’ were paid for privately – not from Royal Family expenses.”
Of course, the Beckhams being the Beckhams posted all sorts of pics from the party to social media (including the above pic with Eugenie) even though this was supposed to be a private “let’s not let anyone know we’re throwing a celeb’s child’s birthday party at BP” type of event.
From the Daily Mail:
“Sources close to the Duchess of York insisted it was a ‘family’ event, with the invitation being extended by the whole of the York family. ‘Members of the Royal Family often invite friends for tea at the palace and the Beckhams are family friends. This was a treat for Harper and some of her friends,’ the source said. However, they admitted that the Beckhams’ decision to publish photos had not gone down well. ‘It was very indiscreet for them to have posted pictures on a public forum of what was a private family event,’ they said.”
Do you know who you invited!! You don’t invite the Beckhams to a party and expect them to keep that ish quite.
Funnily, David Beckham tried to splain it away, posting another pic to Instagram with the caption:
“Just to be clear this wasn’t the palace opening the gates for Harper’s birthday party , this was a tea party where us and other guests were invited so it was a beautiful thing to do with My mum , Harper plus a few school friends… We were honored to be able to there… Beautiful tea party.”
What? This wasn’t the palace opening the gates for a celeb’s child’s birthday party… it’s just that the gates to the palace were miraculously opened for a celeb’s child’s birthday party? I’m side-eyeing the ish out of this.
There was a royal-ish wedding on Saturday, July 8, when Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hanover married Ekaterina Malysheva in Hanover, Germany. The bride wore a dress by Sandra Mansour made of Chantilly lace and rhinestone embellishment and the diamond Hanover Floral Tiara.
The dress is very old-school fairy tale princess. It’s not my taste, but it’s quite beautiful in it’s own way.
Some Casiraghis – who are step-siblings due to their mother, Princess Caroline, marrying Ernst August’s father – were there, including Pierre Casiraghi, Beatrice Borromeo, and Charlotte Casiraghi.
King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, and Crown Princess Victoria attended the wedding of Astrid Bernadotte to Marquees Filippo Bruti Liberati in Florence yesterday. Carl Gustaf is the bride’s godfather.
— JR (@JJJR1976) July 10, 2017
While the bride wore a traditional Swedish bridal crown which was also worn by her grandmother at her wedding, Silvia and Victoria got in on the tiara action bringing out the Amethyst Tiara for Silvia and the Steel Cut Bandeau Tiara for Victoria. I just love it when we get surprise tiara appearances.
Queen Silvia wore jewels & the tiara from the Amethyst parure while Victoria wore the Small Cut Steel Bandeau. pic.twitter.com/qOYRzJRutI
— JR (@JJJR1976) July 10, 2017