The Danish Royal Family marked Prince Henrik's birthday with a family celebration yesterday and a lovely photo-call featuring informal snaps of Prince Henrik, Queen Margarethe, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, Princess Marie and Prince Joachim and their children.
The family opted to mark the milestone in Henrik's native France by travelling to Chateau de Cayx, their stunning royal residence located in the southern wine district of Cahors (do pop over to the Chateau's website and watch the picturesque intro). In medieval times the castle formed part of the defences of the town of Luzech due to its dominance of the Lot river.
|Chateau de Cayx|
Prince Henrik was in high spirits as he stepped out to the gardens with his grandchildren.
A lovely shot of Princess Mary with her daughter Princess Josephine.
The Crown Princess looked beautiful in a sweeping emerald green dress by Ilse Jacobsen.
The Plizze Long Dress is currently available at Amazon for £125 a variety of colours, though Mary's green appears to be sold out. The polyester dress a fabulous piece for summer and would look amazing with sandals or wedges.
Princess Marie looked stylish in a summery dress and wedges.
The Danish Royal Family get it just right in so many ways. They don their tiaras and finery more than any other, yet manage to pull off relaxed, informal photo-calls with aplomb.
These photos could have been from any family and in terms of protecting their privacy it's an excellent idea. One cannot help but feel the British Royal Family could benefit from such an arrangement with the press.
Princess Eugenie and her mother Sarah, Duchess of York attended the Art Antiques Gala Evening in in aid of Children in Crisis at Kensington Gardens on Tuesday.
Also in attendance, Prince Harry's ex Cressida Bonas in a very revealing black top.
Were you all surprised when Prince Harry and Cressida broke up? The high-profile relationship led to a string of stories in the press. From "Harry found Her Boring" to "Making Up in the Autumn", we've seen many a recycled story from William and Kate's break up. Only time will tell but something tells me this one may be over for good. Since the break-up Cressida has been landing plum roles and gave an interview to The Times about her career. Interviews are a major no no in the eyes of the Royal Family, and one can only imagine if Kate or Chelsy had done so to further their careers or business ventures.
I have to say, I thought the look rather inappropriate (Cressida is not a member of the Royal Family and entirely free to dress without protocol considerations) for the event. For a charity event I would have thought something a little more demure would have been more suitable. What are your thoughts?
Queen Máxima wowed fashion critics and royal fans alike in a lavender ball gown with floral overlay and a dramatic cape by her go-to designer Jan Taminiau.
Speaking of stylish royals, Crown Princess Mette-Marit looked stylish at the AmFAR Gala in New York in an elegant H&M Conscious black dress. The brand is popular amongst royals because it's committed to producing ethical fashion and using natural resources responsibly. Below we see the Princess with actress Sarah Jessica Parker.