Posts Tagged ‘Germany’

Royal Round Up: Kate, Harry, Swedes, and more

This Royal Round Up includes: a couple of appearances added to Kate Middleton‘s schedule; Prince Harry flying to visit Meghan Markle, Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall at the Royal Variety Performance, Crown Princess Victoria and Princess Sofia getting back to work after a hiatus, Queen Rania at an event, and a new Luxembourg royal baby.

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Queen Silvia doubles up the tiara appearances in Germany

So I survived my first big hurricane. I was not in one of my city’s evacuation zones and Matthew’s damage was not as severe as I had planned and prepared for – just minimal tree debris. I didn’t even lose power like I thought I would and didn’t need to dip into my power outage stash (though other parts of the city lost power). Thankfully the eye stayed a good 40-50 miles off shore, but the storm surge was still significant for the beaches, and the beach communities farther down the coast. I consider myself very lucky that I did not sustain much damage. Other areas along the coast sustained significant damage and flooding, and nearly 900 people were killed in Haiti. The Weather Channel has a good list of relief organizations if you would like to help out the communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Here’s just a quick pick-me-up post because looking at tiaras makes me happy. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia were on a State Visit to Germany from October 5-8.

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Tiara Tour 2015: Queen Elizabeth, Queen Maxima, HGD Stephanie

Lots of tiaras popped up this week, so let’s take another Grand Tiara Tour of Europe on this Friday evening. Queen Elizabeth paid a State Visit to Germany with a State Dinner on the second night giving us lots of jewels and a tiara; Queen Maxima and other Dutch royals held a reception for the diplomatic corps and popped up in tiaras; and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie and the rest of the Luxembourg royal ladies put on the tiaras for National Day celebrations.

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