Posts Tagged ‘Carriage Procession’

Spain-UK State Visit Day 1: Felipe & Letizia welcomed by HM & Philip

King Felipe and Queen Letizia kicked off Day 1 of their State Visit to the UK today, June 12, with the official greeting by Queen Elizabeth at Horse Guards Parade before joining the royals for lunch. I am splitting Day 1 coverage up into two posts. This post is about the day events, and the evening banquet will be covered in a separate post.

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Swedes at parliament opening, Madeleine at Min Stora Dag event

Yesterday, September 13, was the opening of the Swedish parliament, Riksdag, which King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, and Princess Madeleine attended. I’m also including photos of Madeleine and Silvia showing a little girl around the Royal Palace in connection with Min Stora Dag, and photos of Victoria and Princess Estelle at an event on Sunday.

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Princess Charlotte joins Prince George and family for Trooping the Color 2016

Princess Charlotte made her balcony debut at this year’s Trooping the Color, while Prince George made his second balcony appearance in another set of Prince William‘s old clothes.

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Duchess Kate and Prince William take part in State Visit: Welcome President of Singapore

Our dear Kate Middleton, the Duchess of Cambridge, made her first public appearance since announcing her second pregnancy and OH MY GOD she had another skirt fly-up. I shake my head at her. Here I was hoping to write something nice – she brought back one of my favorite hats (the Jane Taylor grey hat she wore to Easter service), and she wore a low ponytail which was elegant – and then she had to go and have her skirt fly up again. Thank goodness it wasn’t a full Marilyn, and you can barely see any of her thighs because I believe she’s wearing a dress underneath (if she wasn’t, though, holy crap she would have flashed everyone), but COME ON Kate, this is your first participation in a State Visit and you pull this? You have no idea how disappointed I am, you guys. I was really hoping Kate would nail this appearance. Why do I keep doing this to myself? I keep getting my hopes up that Kate will knock it out of the park and then she does something stupid. When will I learn?

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