Our top picks on outfits we want to see the Swedish princesses repeat

Crown Princess Victoria


The tan/nude colored Filippa K she wore while in Rome, Italy, in December 2016 while meeting with President of the Chamber of Deputies of Italy. I loved the Tiger of Sweden Defernex Bag that matched and her shoes, too, from Acne Studios Andrea Pumps

The white By Malina dress and white Gianvito Rossi shoes she wore for Prince Oscar's christening on May 27, 2016. I have to admit I'm not a huge fan of the Philip Treacy hat, however. 

 Photo Henrik Garlöv, The Royal Court, Sweden

Photo Henrik Garlöv, The Royal Court, Sweden


I would love her to repeat her the H&M gown she wore at the Nobels in 2016! I loved the color and the shape of the dress. It looked so regal, and I loved that she paired it with pieces from the Cameo parure.

My other choice is the Elie Saab dress she wore at a pre-wedding reception hosted by the Prime Minister in 2010. I love Elie Saab, and I love Victoria in Elie Saab so this was a perfect outfit for me. I loved everything about it.


I loved her Fadi el Khoury gown from Madeleine's wedding. It's so dramatic with the embroidery, and I love the color, too.  I would love to see it worn to a tiara event with the Connaught tiara.

 Photo: Frankie Fouganthin/Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Frankie Fouganthin/Wikimedia Commons

I'd also love to see her wear the outfit she wore to Gabriel's christening again. I love the color and the silhouette.  It just WORKS on Victoria.


I liked her newest Ida Sjöstedt floral dress that she wore for the Cambridge visit to Sweden earlier in 2018. 

Also, I liked Victoria's pastel Rodebjar suit with the Acne coat that she wore during the same visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.


I want to see her repeat the light pink Heart dress she wore for the boat party during the celebrations of Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana's wedding in 2010. 

I have no clue on the designer, but I want to see this navy gown again because it's never been seen before in public. I'm guessing designer is Pär Engsheden or Lars Wallin, but I have no confirmation. 

Princess Madeleine


The Elle Saab gown she wore (and Victoria has worn) to her pre-wedding dinner in June 2013. 

The light pink, floral Fadi el Khoury bespoke gown for the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.


Like Brittani and Laura, I loved her Fadi el Khoury gown but since I don't want to repeat what was already said, I chose the black Carmen Marc Valvo gown she wore for the Swedish Chamber of Commerce gala dinner in New York in 2011. It's such a flattering gown and I loved it when she first wore it.

Another dress I would like to see again is the Roksanda dress she wore at Prince Oscar's christening. I love Roksanda's designs and this one was no exception, Madeleine looked stunning and her styling was on point, especially her hair ! 


Like Brittani, I'd like to see Madeleine wear the Fadi el Khoury gown from the 2016 Nobels.  It's just the classic princess dress in my mind, and it's fabulous.

Another one I'd like to see is the Valentino she wore to Nicolas's christening.  It's so high fashion, and I love the gold and burgundy combination.

 Photo Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden

Photo Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden


I want to see Madeleine repeat the 2017 Victoria Day outfit: Erdem ‘Meg’ dress and Philip Treacy hat.

I also want to see a repeat of her Ida Sjöstedt outfit she wore to the 2017 Polar Music Prize


It was a favorite of many, including me - I want to see her in the Fadi el Khoury purple gown from the 2014 Nobels and the tea party in 2015 with Min Stora Dag. 

I also want to see this dress again for the purpose of identifying it.

Princess Sofia


The black and white patterned Gant dress that she wore on day 2 of her and Carl Philip's visit to Varmland on August 27, 2015.

Sofia's outfit from her return to Darlana in October 2015; Zara black and white top, red Gant Collection coat, black Gant boots, Engelbert Diamond Hoop Earrings and black Longchamp bag.


The red Ida Lanto Couture gown she wore at a gala dinner in March 2017. I really love the color, and it fitted her so well. I would love to see it again! 

An honor to dress our beautiful Princess Sofia last night in deep red silk🌹

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Another gown I would like to see again is the white Alexis gown she wore at the gala dinner for King Harald and Queen Sonja's 80th birthdays in 2017. It was a really nice gown, different than what she usually wears, but I liked it a lot.


My first choice is the Ida Lanto gown she wore to the 2017 Nobels.  Like Madeleine's, this is a fantastic princess dress, and the shade of neutral is fantastic on Sofia.  I also love her modified wedding tiara with pearls.

I also chose the Zuhair Murad gown she wore to her pre-wedding dinner.  It's so exquisite, and Zuhair Murad is one of my favorite red carpet designers.  And again, the color looks fantastic on Sofia.


I'd love to see Sofia's pink lace Ida Sjöstedt dress with her pink Dolce and Gabbana clutch repeated. It was from

 Photo: H. Garlöv/Kungahuset.se 

Photo: H. Garlöv/Kungahuset.se 

Like Heaven, I want to see her in her Ida Lanto red gown again! It can be seen in the video below:


I have one way of describing this pink Ida Lanto gown from last year's Nobels: <3

My second outfit I want to see repeated is the black Ida Sjöstedt gown from her event a couple of nights ago to present awards for the UNDP.


What were your favorite looks? Let us know!

The best of Princess Madeleine's style

I've picked out some of the best outfits, in my option, of Princess Madeleine. Some of the outfits have already be written about here at UFO, so they will not be included. Let's take a look at her best style moments:

The BCGB light pink dress from her New York City life at an event that commemorated the 100th anniversary of Marie Curie's Nobel Prize in December 2011. 

The sleeveless white Oscar de la Renta dress from Victoriadagen 2009.

The gray Amanda Wakeley gown at the World Childhood Foundation Charity Ball in London in June 2010.

The outfit worn when Princess Madeleine and Chris O'Neill took Princess Leonore to visit her duchy of Gotland for the first time in June 2016. She wore a Joseph top, white Moncler jacket, Tabitha Simmons decorated sneakers and sunglasses by Valentino. She also, at one point, was in wedges by Vince and carried a small Chloe bag.

Her blue spotted dress by Somerset by Alice Temperley and her heart-shaped bangle from Krista Kretzschmar from her visit to a Folk Music Mas at Hedvig Eleonora Church in June 2016. 

The outfit she wore at the Royal Palace to meet a young girl with a debilitating disease as part of her role as patron of Min Stora Dag (similar to Make a Wish Foundation) in September 2016. The little girl's dream was to meet Madeleine and Queen Silvia (who was also there). Madeleine wore a pink Valentino skirt, pink Valentino shoes, her Tai Initial Bracelet featuring an N, and her Cartier watch.

 Kate Garbor for Kunaghuset.se

Kate Garbor for Kunaghuset.se

The navy gown with embellishments around the waist by Laurel that she wore to the 70th birthday celebrations of King Harald of Norway in 2007. She wore it with her Fringe Tiara to the gala dinner when she was escorted in by then-Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant. 

The one-shouldered Grecian grayish/white gown by Jenny Packham with sequins on the bodice. It's one of my favorites ever on her! Madeleine has worn it more than once. She wore it in September 2016 for the World Childhood Foundation USA Thank You Gala in New York. She carried a satin silver Marchesa clutch with it. She wore it for the first time in 2012 at an event with Chris O'Neill.

Lastly, the Valentino gown worn on December 11, 2016, for the King's Dinner for the Nobel Laureates. She also wore a pair of matching Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Pumps.


Photo: Kungahuset.se

Taking a look at Princess Sofia's wedding gown

For her wedding to Prince Carl Philip on June 13, 2015, then-Sofia Hellqvist chose the Swedish designer Ida Sjöstedt. 

Her dress was reminiscent of then-Kate Middleton's gown in 2011 and Grace Kelly's in 1956. It had lace long sleeves with a dropped v in the front and back. It was made up of three different shades of white, crêpe in-silk and Italian organza. Lace designs featured down the front of the gown and on the train. 

 Photo Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden

Photo Mattias Edwall, The Royal Court, Sweden

The gown was made in Sjöstedt's Stockholm studio and was hand cut and hand stitched. She also wore a hand-embroidered tulle veil with a small sprig of myrtle (tradition of Swedish royal brides since 1935). Sofia wore a new tiara with diamonds and emeralds on her wedding day - a gift from her mother-in-law and father-in-law, Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf. 

Bridesmaids (including Princess Estelle) wore custom gowns by the same designer. Sofia and her bridesmaids' bouquets were of cream and coral garden roses.

The wedding was broadcast live on SVT and took place in the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace - like Carl Philip's younger sister, Princess Madeleine's wedding two years prior. 

Princess Sofia had a second wedding dress that she wore to her wedding reception at Stockholm Palace - dinner was in the White Sea Ballroom and dancing in Karl XI's Gallery. This white gown had a lace overlay with no train. It was one-shouldered (made of lace) on her right shoulder. It was also by Ida Sjöstedt. She wore the same nude Charlotte Olympia heels with both.

We will take a look at the outfits worn to Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia's nuptials in a later post. Watch this space!

UFO No More Podcast Episode 13: Christine from Meghan's Mirror, What Would Kate Do, and Dress Like a Duke

It was an absolute pleasure to be joined by Christine from Meghan's Mirror, What Would Kate Do, and Dress Like a Duke.  Christine is a longtime royal blogger and friend of UFO No More who offered great insights.  Be sure to follow all of the Effervescence blogs.

Christine talked about the inspiration behind their newest venture Dress Like a Duke and her expectations for when Kate gives birth.  Then Laura and Christine discuss the many news stories that broke this week about Meghan and Harry's wedding.  From the charities Harry and Meghan are asking well-wishers to donate to to Harry and Meghan's involvement in the Commonwealth Heads of Government meeting to the news about the wedding photographer, the ladies covered it all.

Finally, the ladies finished up with some fun talking about wedding dress and designer predictions and their favorite (and least favorite but mostly favorite) memories of being a royal follower.

Thanks again to Christine and please be sure to follow all of their blogs.  And as always, you can subscribe to the blog on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.  If you would rate us and leave a review we would be really grateful.

Meghan Markle's first appearance at the Endeavour Fund Awards

On February 1, 2018, Meghan made her first appearance alongside Prince Harry at the Endeavour Fund Awards in London.

Instead of wearing a gown like many assumed she would, Meghan opted for a black Alexander McQueen pantsuit. She was also in a silk ivory bodysuit by Tuxe Bodywear. Her black suede heels were by Manolo Blahnik. Harry's fiance was carrying a black Prada bag and wearing Le Plaisirs de Birks Bar earrings and her Birks Stacking Ring.

As reported in TODAY, the awards, "celebrate the achievements of wounded, injured and sick servicemen and women who have taken part in sporting and adventure challenges over the past year." Harry serves as the Endeavour Fund's royal patron. It was founded by the Royal Foundation of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry in 2012. 

It was a rainy evening so the couple hurried into the venue - Goldsmiths' Hall - with the American actress under a gray umbrella. They attended the awards ceremony and then a reception to talk with the winners and guests. 



Meghan went on stage to hand out an award alongside Neil Heritage. The envelope did not want to open as Heritage struggled to open it up to reveal the winner. Chuckling, Meghan helped him out before he announced the winner. A video from Victoria Murphy's Twitter is below:

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle marry next month at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19th. Details regarding broadcast and the bridal party have, as of writing this on April 13, yet to be announced. 

Our favorite looks of the Duchess of Cambridge's third pregnancy

As the Duchess of Cambridge's third pregnancy is coming to a close (she's due this month), we thought we would look back at our favorite fashion moments from her third pregnancy.


My all-time favorite pregnancy look of Kate's occurred during this pregnancy when she attended the gala dinner at the Royal Palace of Oslo during her and William's tour in early February. She was in a gorgeous white, caped Alexander McQueen gown with embellishments around the neck. It looked wonderful on her, and it's a shame we will probably only get to see it on her once. 



Another favorite of mine was the navy and blue Seraphine Phaedra Woven Maternity dress she wore on February 21 when she visited Sunderland with Prince William.



I also thought her white boucle tweed Alexander McQueen long-sleeved minidress was very flattering. She wore it in Sweden on January 31, 2017, when she visited the Karolinska Institute and Haga Palace. She also carried a burgundy Chanel bag and wore a pair of matching Tod’s heels. I was also a fan of the red and white houndstooth Catherine Walker coat she wore over it!



 Photo: Raphael Stecksén, Royal Court, Sweden

Photo: Raphael Stecksén, Royal Court, Sweden


I think my favorite maternity outfit Kate wore (outside of the gorgeous McQueen gown Brittani chose) is the Beulah London navy coat she had already worn when pregnant with Charlotte! It was already my favorite maternity outfit of hers then and it still is! I think it's very flattering, and I love the overall vibe of the outfit.

Another one of my favorites is the green Jenny Packham gown she wore to the BAFTAs. I know there was a lot of controversy about it but from a fashion point of view it was such a flattering gown, and I loved the color!

My last choice is not specifically related to the dress (although I liked it!)  but more to the context. It is the Orla Kiely dress she wore when visiting the new National Portrait Gallery's exhibition. It's not her best dress and it's another floral one but I was there when she arrived so I got to see her and she was so beautiful and the dress looked really good in real life , I just had to include this outfit in the list!


I loved her Catherine Walker coat with the McQueen dress from Sweden. I loved the print of the coat and the texture of the dress paired together. It had a very Jackie O feel to it.

I also loved the McQueen cape gown. It was the epitome of glamor, and I'm only sad that wasn't a tiara event.

Finally, the last engagement where she wore the Hobbs top with the repeated Goat coat. Kate doesn't wear separates to engagements a lot, and I loved the outfit. It wasn't as matchy matchy as she typically goes, but all of the pieces work together. I also love the brand Hobbs and would like to see Kate wear it more.




I also really liked the outfit Kate wore in Sweden with the Alexander McQueen dress and red houndstooth Catherine Walker coat!

Another favorite of mine was the outfit she wore for her last engagement in March before maternity leave. She was in her white Goat coat and Hobbs printed shirt.




Admittedly, I wasn't overly fond of many of her third pregnancy outfits. This outfit that she wore in Sweden to an ice hockey event was my favorite by far. Kate wore a Burberry coat with a sweater by Swedish designer Fjallraven. She also wore Sorel boots in the Torino style and a Eugenia Kim knit cap in the Rain with Faux Fur Beanie style.

I thought Kate's blue Seraphine dress with the two buttons under the bust was another good outfit, as well. She wore it at the first annual Royal Foundation forum alongside Prince William, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on February 28, 2018.

What were your favorite looks? Let us know!

Our top picks on outfits we want to see the Duchess of Cambridge repeat


The bright yellow and white lace sundress by Jenny Packham that she wore during the tour of Germany in the summer of 2017! I thought the color really flattered her, and it is one we don't see her in often!

Like Heaven, I really loved her in the red Marchesa dress that she wore in April 2017. 

And I love, love the lilac Alexander McQueen gown Kate wore to the BAFTA dinner in Los Angeles, California, during the 2011 tour. Such a gorgeous dress!


Marchesa dress worn at the "42nd Street" opening night in April 2017: I think it is one of my favorite outfits of hers! She looked so good, and I really loved the dress.

Prabal Gurung dress worn during their 2012 tour in Singapore : I'm a really big fan of Prabal Gurung, and this dress was very lovely so I would really like to see it again, with different accessories this time!

Emilia Wickstead coat worn at a garden party at Buckingham Palace in May 2013 :  The Duchess doesn't wear a lot of yellow but this coat worn when pregnant with Prince George is one of my favorites! I hope we'll see it again soon! Maybe at another garden party this summer?


Gold and white Alexander McQueen custom gown from the 2012 tour of Malaysia.  It is honestly my favorite outfit of hers ever. I would absolutely love to see it repeated!

Blue and white patterned Ikat Batik Catalina print Diane Von Furstenberg dress from Winnmalee, Australia, during their 2014 tour. This may actually be my second or third favorite outfit of Her Royal Highness's. It sold out in 8 minutes! Kate, please bring it back!

The green Maja Dress by Diane Von Furstenberg from the 2011 trip to Los Angeles, worn when she met the British Consul-General. I really liked this one as I thought the color really flattered her. It's a shame we only saw it once!


Gucci from Victoria & Albert Museum exhibit opening. Love the retro preppy feel of the dress. It's definitely a different look than we're used to seeing from Kate which is why I love it. 

And the second outfit I'd love to see repeated is Erdem from Trooping the Colour in 2012. I LOVE that neckline and color. Plus, this is one of the very few Erdems that isn't overworked. She was also in a Jane Corbett hat. I think it'd be great for a church service or something similar. 


I really liked the green Mulberry coat Kate wore while pregnant with Prince George in 2013 when she wore it to the National Review of Queen's Scouts at Windsor Castle on April 21, 2013.

I also loved her turquoise Jenny Packham lace gown that she wore to the "Our Greatest Team Rises" concert in 2012 as part of the countdown to the Olympic Games in London. 

These are just two of a handful of older outfits that have yet to be repeated that I would love to see again!

What were your favorite looks? Let us know!

Looking back at the dresses Kate wore to introduce George and Charlotte

As the date gets ever closer for the birth of #BabyCambridge3, we thought we would take a look back at the two bespoke dresses the Duchess of Cambridge wore to introduce Prince George and Princess Charlotte to the world.

Prince George was born on July 22, 2013, in the Lindo Wing of St. Mary's Hospital in London. He was presented to the world the following day in the arms of his mother. Kate was wearing a blue and white, short-sleeved Jenny Packham dress with nude wedges by Pied a Terre. She was praised at the time for choosing a dress that displayed the post-birth baby bump to show that a woman's body does not snap back into shape the moment she gives birth. Many also saw it as a tribute to Princess Diana - who wore a green polka dot dress to present Prince William in 1982.

 Christopher Neve/Flickr

Christopher Neve/Flickr

William and Kate spoke to the assembled media before departing the hospital where William joked, "He's got more hair than me, thank God!"

George's name was announced on July 24 at George Alexander Louis. 

Princess Charlotte was born on May 2, 2015, at the same hospital as her big brother. She was presented to the media just a few hours after her birth. It was a chilly day as the press took photos of the family before they headed home to Kensington Palace with Kate spotted asking William if Charlotte was getting too cold. 

For the presentation, the Duchess wore a white and yellow floral dress with 3/4 sleeves with a pair of nude heels. It was made by Jenny Packham, as the dress had been for George. It's likely Packham will have made the dress Kate chooses to wear to show her new bundle of joy off some time this week. 

Charlotte's names were announced on May 4 as Charlotte Elizabeth Diana. 

UFO No More Podcast Episode 12: Spanish Royal Family Drama (Featuring Brittani)

On this episode, Britttani joins Laura and the two go in depth on the Spanish Royal Family drama and the many complicated thoughts about this.

Laura and Brittani opened the show by discussing the horrible bus crash in Saskatchewan that left 15 dead.  The Queen has sent her condolences.  If you wish to make a donation to help the victims of the crash, a verified GoFundMe is here.

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Double take! A look at the dresses both Princess Madeleine and Princess Marie have worn

Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Princess Marie of Denmark have given us a double take with two outfits over the years. They have both worn a white BCBG gown and a light blue floral dress by Erdem. Let's take a look at the events they wore these to:

Princess Madeleine:

Madeleine wore the white gown by BCBG first in New York City on October 17, 2011, at the Angel Ball that took place at Cipriani Wall Street. It was in benefit of the Gabrielle's Angel Foundation. She was also wearing a black short-sleeved cape fur sweater from By Malina.

Naomi Campbell was honored during the event; others in attendance were Demi Moore, Tommy Hilfiger, and Kim Kardashian.

The Princess followed in Princess Marie's footsteps in wearing the floral, asymmetrical dress, just a few months later at the Te Deum service for her sister, Crown Princess Victoria's 40th birthday at the Royal Chapel of Stockholm Palace on July 14, 2017. Madeleine was also in a light blue Philip Treacy hat and matching pumps that are still UFOs. 

Princess Madeleine and her family were first to arrive. In attendance were the King, Queen, Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Oscar, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Prince Alexander, Madeleine, Chris O'Neill, Princess Leonore and Princess Nicolas.

Princess Marie: 

Marie was the first to wear the light blue dress; she wore the long-sleeved floral dress by Erdem at a "Make a Wish Foundation" charity dinner with her husband, Prince Joachim in Copenhagen in April of last year. She wore a black coat and matching Jimmy Choo sparkling black heels with the dress. She wore a pair of dangling earrings, as well, that were first seen during the gala dinner in March 2017 for the King and Queen of the Belgians. 

Heaven provided insight last year on the event held in Copenhagen saying, "The Make-A-Wish Foundation was created 18 years ago in Denmark and has fulfilled 1700 ill children's wishes since then. The Foundation raised 620000 Danish Kroner during the auction."

 ©Billed-Bladet scans

©Billed-Bladet scans

The Princess wore the white BCBG gown (featuring ruffling on the skirt and a black belt) during the gala dinner during Slovakia state visit in 2012 at Fredensborg Palace. The gala dinner, full of tiaras, took place on the evening of the first day of the state visit. Along with her Order of the Elephant sash, she was wearing her normal Diamond Floral Tiara. 

Others in attendance included Queen Margrethe, Prince Henrik, Princess Benedikte, Crown Prince Frederik, Crown Princess Mary, and Prince Joachim. The state visit took place from October 23-24, 2012, with Her Majesty and Prince Henrik extending an invitation to Slovakia's President Ivan Gašparovič and his wife, Silvia Gašparovičová.

Marie had been off of maternity leave for a good while as she gave birth to her second child, Princess Athena just ten months before in January. 

Sadly, we do not have the rights to any photos from the state visit, but you can see the images here. 

Duchess of Cambridge in Canada 2011: Days 3-5

Days three through five of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first trip to Canada in 2011 took place in Ottawa, Quebec and Prince Edward Island. Day two was on July 2 in Ottawa and Quebec. They visited the Canadian War Museum in Ottawa before departing for Montreal. 

Kate wore a knee-length gray Kensington dress by Catherine Walker, a pair of matching snakeskin Tabitha Simmons pumps and Hobbs London clutch while in Ottawa and later in Montreal. 

The next day, while in Quebec City, Kate was in a royal blue lace by Erdem and her traditional LK Bennett nude pumps. She carried a nude clutch, as well. That day they attended a Freedom of the City Ceremony and a community ceremony in Levis, Quebec, before moving on to Prince Edward Island that evening. While in Levis, she was in the same shoes but changed into a cream, sleeveless Joseph dress. Upon arriving on the island, she was in her blush Jimmy Choo pumps and a pink tweed jacket. 

During their day in Prince Edward Island, the Duke and Duchess visited the provincial legislature in Charlottetown, learned about the military at Prince Edward Island Park, and challenged each other in a dragon boat race (which William won). She was wearing a white and blue knit dress with a tie at the chest by Alexander McQueen with navy pumps. She later put on her navy trenchcoat by Ted Baker and a red Hugo Boss scarf. For the boat race, she was in a Nike navy jacket and J Brand skinny jeans, as well as Sebago flats. 

UFO No More Podcast Episode 11: UFO No More Founder Sarah (aka TheRoyalsAndI)

On this week, Laura was joined by the woman who created UFO No More, Sarah.  Sarah also runs a Swedish blog theroyalsandi.com.  Sarah and Laura discuss all the latest happenings with the Swedish Royal Family, most notably Princess Adrienne's name and duchy, Princess Madeleine's Instagram, and news that more Swedish royal Instagrams may be on the way.  We also spend time answering the great questions we received on Twitter and Tumblr.  Highlights were some insights on how to hunt for royal fashion and some fashion scoop about Princess Madeleine.

As always, subscribe to the blog on iTunes, Google Play, or Stitcher.  If you would rate us and leave a review we would be really grateful.

Laura's Note: I normally try to write these posts in third person, but I just have to say how much Sarah means to me.  She gave me a shot at royal blogging when I was pretty unknown and has given me complete control over the podcast.  After we were done recording the podcast, Sarah said such kind things about the podcast.  It means a whole lot to me, and you all need to know that Sarah is just as sweet as she seems.

On that happy note, have a great week everyone.  Same time and place next week!

UFO No More Podcast Episode 10: Harmless Royal Conspiracy Theories and @NelaineDahlia93

On this episode of the podcast, Laura shares some of the harmless royal conspiracy theories you submitted.  Feel free to send more her way.  Blogger and Twitter user @NelaineDahlia93 joins the show.  She discusses the royals she covers who are royals that don't always get discussed.  Also, she talks to Laura about the latest with the British Royal family and particularly William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan.

Her blogs are about: Queen Rania, The Duchess of Cornwall, The Duchess of Gloucester, Princess Astrid of Belgium, and Princess Ghida of Jordan.

Duchess of Cambridge's arrival and days one and two of 2011 Canadian trip

Upon her arrival in Ottawa, Canada, on June 30, 2011, the Duchess of Cambridge wore a navy lace scooped back dress by Canadian brand, Erdem. She was also wearing her nude LK Bennett heels. She had changed from the blue blazer by Smythe les Vestes (Toronto based company) and Rouland Mouret navy dress she was wearing as she left London. Kate was also wearing navy Manolo Blahniks at the time.

When they arrived, they were greeted by several Canadian authorities including the Mayor of Ottawa. They laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Uknown Soldier at the Canadian National War Memorial. Later, they were officially welcomed at Rideau Hall, the residence of the Governor General of Canada before moving on to a Celebration of Youth Barbecue Reception at the same location. 

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 Photo: Brian Gratwicke/CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons

Photo: Brian Gratwicke/CC BY 2.0/Wikimedia Commons

On day two, the couple celebrated Canada Day. The Duchess of Cambridge wore a white Reiss mid-length dress which featured overlapping fabric on the left side for a citizenship ceremony at the Canadian Museum of Civilization in Hull, Quebec (near Ottawa). It was the same dress she wore in her engagement portraits. She paired it with a red hat by Lock & Co. which featured a maple leaf - traditional Canadian symbol. Her outfit, in general, were the colors of the Candian flag - fitting for the national holiday. She was wearing her silver Asprey necklace and earrings. 

For the last engagement at the Evening National Canada Day Celebrations on Parliament Hill, she changed into a purple V-necked dress by Issa. She was also wearing black Prada pumps and carrying an Anya Hindmarch clutch. Several Canadian acts performed on the occasion before they concluded day two of their first royal tour. 

Hereditary Grand Duchess at Luxembourg's 2017 National Day

For 2017's National Day in Luxembourg, only Grand Duke Henri, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stephanie took part in the public celebrations. 

For the National Day Te Deum service at Notre Dame Cathedral, Stephanie wore a hot pink Georges Rech dress that came to the knee. It also featured a cape like backing with a jeweled neck. She carried a metallic silver clutch and wore matching heels. Her hot pink hat was by the France based milliner Sylvia Martinez of Les Folie’s Bibis. 

 Copyright: © Grand Ducal Court / Claude Piscitelli / all rights reserved

Copyright: © Grand Ducal Court / Claude Piscitelli / all rights reserved

National Day in Luxembourg is celebrated over two days. Day one begins in the evening with the traditional torchlight procession. On day two, there is a Te Deum service with representatives from different faiths in Luxembourg, as well as an official reception at the Grand Ducal Palace. Additionally, there is a military parade earlier in the day. 

Usually, more members of the Grand Ducal Family take part in the festivities. It is not known why only the four took part last year, but some suspect it was due to the announcement that Prince Louis and Princess Tessy were divorcing earlier in the year. Louis would have been at the events solo, and therefore, drawing attention to the ongoing divorce. 

National Day in Luxembourg is on June 23 with the festivities starting on the evening of the 22nd.  You can read more about National Day in Luxembourg, here

UFO No More Podcast Episode 9: The Royal Watcher

On this week's episode of the podcast, Saad Salman (aka The Royal Watcher) joins Laura to talk about a variety of royal topics.  Saad provides his thoughts about a number of things previously discussed on the podcast like royals and mental health and the Kate/Meghan stories.  He also provides a lot of information about the Belgian State Visit last week and the upcoming visits of Jordan to the Netherlands and Luxembourg to France.  A couple highlights of the show are Saad's stories about what he heard directly from a royal about the impact of social media on royals and his experience meeting the Duchess of Cambridge.

Please be sure to follow Saad on Twitter, FacebookInstagram, and Pinterest and to visit his website the Royal Watcher Blog.

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UFO No More Podcast Episode 8: The Sunshine Episode (With Unofficial Recurring Guest Host Jess)

Jess returns, this time cohosting the whole episode with Laura.  They discuss Baby Sunshine, Madeleine's new baby (they recorded this before the name was announced), the Royal Foundation Forum, Kate's new patronages, what Camilla will be called when Charles is King, and more.

Jess is a great cohost, and it is so nice of her to do this.  Please follow all of her blogs: her personal one, her replication one, and her one dedicated to Victoria and family.

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And just to add some sunshine to your day if you're still reading this...

 Photo: Mr. Christopher O'Neill

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2005: Crown Princess Mette-Marit in Poland

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway traveled to Poland in 2005. They were in the country from May 30 to June 1. The couple visited Warsaw and Krakow with stops at the Norwegian-Polish competence forum, Warsaw University of Technology Business School and a meeting of non-governmental organizations dealing with gender equality issues in Warsaw, according to the press release sent out at the time.

Haakon and Mette-Marit visited "Jagellonian University where many Norwegian students study medicine, meet representatives of the authorities, and attend a concert with Thomas Dybdahl," the Court said. They traveled with a business delegation that consisted of 58 people.

During the three day trip, the Crown Princess wore a light gray, silk Paule Ka coat, LK Bennett low heeled deep gray shoes and a dark gray clutch by the same designer. She wore the outfit on Norwegian Polish Forum of Competence on May 31, 2005.

This was the same day that they arrived at the Krakow train station where she was given a very large bouquet of blue, white, and pink flowers. That evening, she fell ill and was unable to attend an event at Krakow Town Hall alongside her husband.

At the time, Crown Princess Mette-Marit was around two to three months pregnant with her third child (and Haakon's second), Prince Sverre Magnus who was born on December 3, 2005. As a result, she was able to wear mostly non-maternity outfits on the trip as she only had a slight bump at the time. 

The Crown Prince Couple traveled to Poland from Norway on the invitation of Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski.

UFO No More Podcast Episode 6: Our First Guest Jessica

This is a jam-packed episode.

First, Laura and Brittani cover Prince Henrik's funeral and all of the sweet moments from it.  The part that made us both cry was the sweet gesture Henrik planned for Margrethe. Read more about that here. PS if you'd like to send a letter of condolence to a member of the Danish royal family, you can find the address you're looking for here. They also discussed the racist letter with a white substance that was sent to Meghan Markle.

Then, it was time for Laura to interview the first official guest in the history of the UFO No More Podcast.  Jessica is one of the big royal Tumblr users.  Her blogs are very interactive and informative.  In the interview, Laura and Jess cover the adorable birthday photos of Leonore and Estelle, Kate's BAFTA gown, the announced Royal Foundation event with William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan, Victoria's announced walks, and more.

As Laura said on the show, you all need to follow Jess's blogs.  They are witty and insightful. Her main blog is duchessofostergotlands.  Feel free to ask her any questions about royals, life, or whatever.  You don't even need a Tumblr account to do it.  She also dresslikeaprincess.com which is a blog that shows you how to buy royals' looks for less.  This site covers the fashion of many royal ladies and is so fun.  And her newest blog is duchessofvastergotland which is a blog dedicated to Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden and her family.

Finally, Laura and Brittani wrap up the show by talking about the rumors about Princess Mako of Japan's engagement (article here) and some more about Leonore and Estelle's birthday photos (psst they're at the bottom of this article because you deserve the cuteness in your life).

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