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The Swedish and Norwegian royals hanging out together at the Nordic World Ski Championships (Getty). It seems, the Norwegian royals had cause to celebrate (Twitter feed of Kjell Arne Totland)

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Overviews of the Duke of Cambridge’s visit to Japan and China by ITV News and The Telegraph. In coordination with this tour, Getty put together a gallery of past British Royal visits to the land of the rising sun (Getty)

Lovely photos of the Dutch Royal Family on their annual ski holiday (Getty). I adore the shots of Princess Beatrix with her granddaughters.

Part two of the BBC documentary, Reinventing The Royals

Check out the preview of “A Royal Night”, a new movie about one of our favourite royals at the end of WWII

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Wonderful to see Princess Astrid of Norway enjoying a Worldcup Biathlon race (Royal House of Norway)

Prince Charles in protective headwear to mark the 150th anniversary of London’s sewer network this week (Getty)

Cuteness alert- Princess Estelle learning to ski in Verbier (Iltalehti) and cheering at the Nordic Skiing World Championships with the Swedish Royal Family (Robin Utrecht Photography). You can also see the Swedish Royal Family bundled up at the championship’s opening ceremonies (Paris Match)

Pierre Casiraghi’s fiance Beatrice Borromeo in a voluminous fur hat in St. Moritz (Hola)

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Fantastic interviews with 3 generations of princes in Liechtenstein on the occasion of Prince Hans Adam’s 70th birthday last weekend (Luxarazzi)

The Duchess of Cornwall sparkled at a movie premiere this week (The Daily Mail). Head over to The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendour for a closer look at Camilla’s ruby collar necklaces.

Two interesting articles on the Queen Elizabeth’s art in her private apartments and a piece of royal history saved from the scrap heap (Telegraph)

And finally… part one of a BBC documentary about Prince Charles’ relationship with the media. I’ll post part two next week.

One Perfect Suit and Four Hats

Royal HatsOne of my favourite items in the Duchess of Cornwall’s closet is her tailored, black, collarless suit. Over the past decade, Camilla has worn this suit at a number of sombre royal occasions, pairing it with four different hats. I am intrigued by the very different feel each of these hats brings to this same suit. Which hat do you think suits this suit best?

Duchess of Cornwall, October 12, 2006 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats   Duchess of Cornwall, October 12, 2006 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats

In a Philip Treacy designs on October 12, 2006 and November 17, 2009

The Duchess of Cornwall, September 11, 2013 in Lock & Co. | The Royal Hats Blog    Duchess of Cornwall, November 20, 2014 in Philip Treacy | Royal Hats

A Lock & Co. design on September 11, 2013 and Philip Treacy design on November 21, 2014

Photos from Rex via The Daily Mail and Getty as indicated

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This week, King Harald became the first Scandinavian monarch ever to visit Antarctica (Royal House of Norway)

Queen Elizabeth in grey felt and red feathers to attend church at Sandringham last weekend (PA Picture Desk)

This photo gallery of Queen Silvia’s style over the years includes some rather amusing hats (Svenskdam)

I can’t think of another royal who wears a fedora more effortlessly than Infanta Elena  (Blog Real)

The Hereditary Grand Ducal Couple toured a steel factory and hats were required.  (Luxarazzi)

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Lovely photo taken by the Duke of York at a 50th Birthday reception for the Earl & Countess of Wessex (Duke of York Facebook page)

Prince Frederick and Prince Joachim on ski trips with their families in Switzerland (The Daily Mail)

A romantic look at repeatedly worn royal wedding tiaras (The Court Jeweller)

 If you haven`t already seen the unique royal portraits of Dutch artist Tiety Entjes-Weij, do take a peek (The Daily Mail)