Royals In Rio: Queen Maxima, Prince Albert and More Cheer On Their Olympic Teams

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Just because William and Catherine sat this round out doesn’t mean that other royals were going to watch the Summer Games from the comfort of their homes.

Queen Maxima packed up her chicest summer pieces, as well as orange pants for her husband, and brought her family to her native South America (Her Majesty originally hails from Argentina).

King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia supported the Swedish national team, Prince Albert cheered on Monaco, Prince Frederick did the same with Denmark, as did Princess Anne for Great Britain.

What was most pleasant to see was how relaxed the royals looked sitting in the grandstands watching events.    Continue reading

Crown Princess Mary Covers Australian Vogue Again, Looks Regal AF

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If Vogue invites you to cover their magazine, you leave the denim at home, break out the couture, and have granny unlock the jewel vault.

This is precisely what Crown Princess of Mary did for the August cover of Australian Vogue, her second since marrying the heir to the Danish throne in 2004.

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Mary and Crown Prince Frederik were shot by Mario Testino, who’s responsible for other royal photo ops including the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s engagement, as well as Princess Charlotte’s christening.

Testino shot the couple at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, where he himself will open his first solo exhibit.

Mary donned a tiara and a black ball gown by Australian designer Alex Perry for the cover photo, as she walked arm-in-arm with her husband on the palace grounds.  Continue reading

Sweden’s Prince Oscar Gets Christened, Royal Kids Steal The Show

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Every time a Swedish royal gives birth, I eagerly await the blessed child’s christening, as it’s chock full of footage featuring Princess Leonore doing whatever TF she wants.

At her brother, Nicholas’ christening in October, Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill’s firstborn danced along to the rhythm of a beautiful, christening-appropriate musical arrangement, binky in mouth.

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Today, Leonore and Nicholas’ cousin, Prince Oscar was christened in the royal chapel.

Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel welcomed Oscar on March 2nd; he is their second child and first son.

His godparents –  HRH Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, HRH Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Princess Madeleine, Mr. Oscar Magnuson (son of Princess Christina of Sweden and Victoria’s cousin) and Mr Hans Astrom (Prince Daniel’s cousin) – were all present for the ceremony, as were members of the royal family, and Prince Daniel’s parents.

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