--WEE BABIES in WEE NATIONAL COSTUMES. What more could you ask for? More on Prince Albert, Princess Charlene, Prince Jacques, and Princess Gabriella at the traditional picnic in Monaco here. [Hello]
--Queen Silvia also spent some time in traditional dress this week (minus the pacifier). This gallery also includes Crown Princess Victoria in a nice light dress for a prize presentation this week. [Paris Match]
--This gallery of Princess Marie's recent events should be subtitled A Love Affair with Patterned Dresses. I'll take the turquoise-y one, please and thank you. [PurePeople]
--We marked the wedding anniversary of one pair of Norwegian love birds last week, and another pair did the same this weekend: King Harald and Queen Sonja celebrated 47 years of marriage. Relive her wedding gown and their long road to the altar with my post from three years ago.
--Queen Paola has been ordered to take a complete rest for undisclosed health reasons, the Belgian palace announced this week. She and King Albert were scheduled to attend the Biennale in Venice, which would have been their first official public appearance in months, but all engagements for the royal couple have been canceled. [Brussels Times]
--Rayanne Graff is a countess now, FYI. [Vanity Fair]
--Leave it to Crown Princess Mary to make a skirt in a tricky length look picture perfect (at the Index Award, and also everywhere else). [SN]
--And finally, over at the Jewel Vault, I'm flashing back through the decades of QEII's reign as we approach the day when she'll pass Queen Victoria in the record reign stakes. Come for the jewels, stay for the foreign royals and the ill-advised hats.
Coming up this week: Swedish newlyweds and more...