Royal wedding dresses

Which one is your favorite?

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DUCHESS OF WINDSOR WALLIS SIMPSON AND THE DUKE OF WINDSOR EDWARD VIII (1937)
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PRINCESS GRACE KELLY OF MONACO AND PRINCE RAINIER (1956)
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PRINCESS CAROLINE OF MONACO AND PHILIPPE JUNOT (1978)
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DUCHESS OF YORK SARAH FERGUSON AND PRINCE ANDREW (1986)
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PRINCESS METTE-MARIT OF NORWAY AND PRINCE HAAKON (2001)
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CAMILLA, DUCHESS OF CORNWALL AND PRINCE CHARLES (2005)
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PRINCESS VICTORIA AND PRINCE DANIEL OF SWEDEN (2010)
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CATHERINE, DUCHESS OF CAMBRIDGE AND PRINCE WILLIAM (2011)
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PRINCESS HAJAH HAFIZAH SURURUL BOLKIAH AND PENGIRAN HAJI MUHAMMAD RUZAINI (2012
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PRINCESS CLAIRE OF LUXEMBOURG AND PRINCE FELIX (2013)
MEGHAN, DUCHESS OF SUSSEX AND PRINCE HARRY (2018)
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Naught royals

Yesterday was the King’s Cup sailing regatta on the Isle of Wight, where the duke and duchess of Cambridge sailed on. The King’s Cup is a trophy first presented by King George V at Cowes’ Royal YachtSquadron in 1920. But it was not the race (which the duchess of Cambridge came in last of) who got the most attention afterwards, but it was the little princess Charlotte! She stuck her tongue out to the audience! But she is far from the first royal who have done this. Check out these adorable photos:

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Princess Charlotte yesterday

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Adorable prince Harry

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The duchess of Cambridge herself

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Prince Charles

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The duchess of Sussex

Who wore it better?

The royals goes to so many different events, premieres, visits and so on, and therefore needs different outfits. It is no wonder that you then can see the same outfit on two different royals, or on a royal and another celebrity. Below I have gathered a few of them. Which one do you think wore it better?

Duchess of Cambridge and Angelina Jolie in Catherine Walker.
meghan markle wearing the same dress as jenna coleman

The duchess of Sussex and Jenna Coleman in a Emilia Wickstead buttoned-up dress.

The duchess of Cambridge and Drew Barrymore in a Tory Burch floral mesh gown.

kate middleton and carey mulligan wearing the same dress

The duchess of Cambridge and Carey Mulligan in an asymmetric Erdem dress.

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Queen Maxima of the Netherlands and Princess Madeleine of Sweden in a floral Giambattista Valli dress.

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Princess Mette-Marit or Norway and Princess Mary of Denmark in a red Raquel Diniz  dress.

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Princess Mary of Denmark & Princess Charlene of Monaco in Vilshenko.

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Princess Victoria of Sweden & Queen Maxima of The Netherlands in a Ellie Saab dress.

The new trend: Children’s books

Earlier this year princess Madeleine of Sweden came out with her children’s book “Stella och hemligheten”. She wrote it together with two others and the deeper meaning of the book is that you should stand up for yourself, and children’s rights. She works with the Childhood foundation that is just for children’s rights, so this is very much in line with her other works.

Madeleine is far from alone in writing a book, as a royal. Both the Norwegian princess Märtha Louise and Queen Rania of Jordan have written children’s books, and prince Charles and Charlotte Casiraghi in Monaco has also written books. The new star in the royal author family is no other than the duchess of Sussex. That women seems to have a lot on her plate! Co-editing Vogue, doing a work-wear collection, now writing a children’s book, giving birth, going to events and so on!
Everything isn’t official yet, but it is rumored to be a children’s book about dogs, because of her passion for animals and especially rescue dogs. Well, one thing we know for sure; whatever she writes about it will be sold out within 2 seconds and will be number one on all the charts!

 Meghan is said to be very excited and 'passionate about the idea of a work of fiction for children'

Royal hats

Personally I am not a hat person. But honestly, how many people are..? The royals on the other hand adores their hats, and there have been some special ones (princess Beatrice..) and some really great ones. Where we see the most hats are on weddings (where it often can say “Day Dress with Hat”, as a dress code, and then of course at the Royal Ascot.
Hat-wearing certainly saw a boost following the 2011 royal wedding, and the Duchess of Cambridge has helped millinery’s to get a comeback. She has been a “wonderful ambassador for hat wearing for the next generation,” Rachel Trevor-Morgan, milliner to The Queen since 2006, told Britain Magazine.
When choosing a hat there are two ways to go: a full on hat, or the small version that you attach to your hair, which is called fascinator.
Four names that you may recognizes of millinery’s are: Philip Treacy, Noel Stewart, Stephen Jones and Rachel Trevor Morgan. If you want to explore more millinery’s check out this link.

Here are some examples of how extravagant, stylish, funny and royal they can look (in my opinion princess Beatrice is not that good in choose hats, while the duchess of Sussex is the most modern, the duchess of Cambridge the most royal and Queen Elizabeth the most classic):

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In February 2019, the Queen wore a blue hat with a plant-inspired embellishment.

Princess Diana was always fashion-forward when it comes to hats.

Sophie, Countess of Wessex, wore a light-pink hat with a giant floral embellishment in June 2006.

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Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, also has a penchant for dramatic details in her hats.

In June 2018, she went for a hat that included a message for a garden party at Buckingham Palace.

The Duchess of Cambridge wore one of her most intricate designs yet in June 2016.

Middleton wore a bold-red hat for the Commonwealth Service at Westminster Abbey in March 2019.

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I just have to finish with the hat Queen Elizabeth wore when opening the parlament in 2017 and laid out the government’s intention to deliver the eight bills necessary for Brexit, in a hat which pretty much looks like the EU flag.

Duchess of Sussex Is Designing A Workwear Collection

Yes, you read that right. Meghan is designing a work wear collection together with her designer friend Misha Nonoo. Launching a capsule collection of work wear that will be available for purchase later this year. She’ll be teaming up with several high street stores like Marks & Spencer, John Lewis, and Jigsaw, where it will be sold, and probably sold out in just a few seconds. You have probably heard about the expression Meghan Sparkle, which means that the moment Meghan is seen in a new outfit, all the garments will be sold out in a few minutes. Lucky for all the designers that the Duchess favors.

The collection is created to help the organization Smart works, which is an non profit organisation that helps women into the workforce. An organization that the Duchess of Sussex has been supporting since January 2019. “For each item purchased by a customer, one is donated to charity,” Meghan writes in the September issue of British Vogue. “Not only does this allow us to be part of each other’s story, it reminds us we are in it together.”

The Red Queen – Philippa Gregory

Margaret Beaufort is convinced that she and her family, the Lancaster family with a red rose in the coat of arms, are set to rule over England. But her ambitions are ignored, even by her own mother. The betrayed by all and sent to Wales for a loveless marriage throws Margaret’s plans. But the most important; her son should not be forgotten. She decides that one day he will become the king of England, no matter what it will cost her, England or the little boy. As I have said before, I am a big fan of British history and of Philippa Gregory. It is a good book, as always, but maybe not one of her best. Although I always enjoy reading her books.

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Vogue

The Duchess of Sussex has taken control of the September issue of British Vogue, dedicating it to 15 “fearless  women,” including Jane Fonda, Jacinda Ardern, Greta Thunberg and Salma Hayek Pinault, in an issue named “Forces for Change.” This is right up Meghan’s ally, and not a surprising topic. Meghan is known for standing up for strong women, and equality. Which I think is great, obviously..!

The duchess is the first person to guest edit a September issue in Vouge. It will include a conversation between her and the former First Lady Michelle Obama, and an interview by Prince Harry with the ethologist and primatologist Dr. Jane Goodall (who he was seen dancing with at an event last week).

“These last seven months have been a rewarding process, curating and collaborating with Edward Enninful (the title’s editor in chief) to take the year’s most read fashion issue and steer its focus to the values, causes and people making impact in the world today,” said the duchess, Meghan Markle.

I’m going to run to the store and get this issue when it is published. How about you?

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The Queens Fool – Philippa Gregory

The Spanish Inquisition burned Hannah’s mother on a bonfire. Since then, Hannah is on the run. She and her father believe that they can live in safety in England, which under Henry VIII has become Protestant. But everything changes when the king’s oldest daughter, Mary, becomes queen. She is a dedicated Catholic and has close ties to Spain. When the queen chooses Hannah to her confidant, Hannah is suddenly in the center of the intrigue. Hannah must never allow anyone to know that she is a Jew, because every step can lead to death. But soon she is drawn into the secret plans to get Elizabeth, Anne Boleyn’s daughter on the throne. In the midst of this power struggle, Hannah stands and is forced both to loyalty and to betrayal.

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