September, 2009

Sep 09

Fancy friends

Two Ms.jpgIt’s a curious thing how friends often resemble one another, and it seems royals (and statesladies) are no exception. Crown princesses Mathilde and Maxima, on official museum-opening business in Belgium, looked like two super-stylish peas in a pod, while over in New York, Queen Rania and Carla Bruni-Sarkozy looked similarly chummy and chic.

Maybe it’s their understated, elegant outfits and sleek coiffures that imparts the soul sister vibe.

Or would that sisterly spirit be just as apparent if these girls were hitting the local shops in jeans and thongs (that’s flip-flops to you).

 The two M’s certainly did look like two good mates cutting loose for the day…but I wonder
two ms ribbon.jpgwhat they were giggling about together?

Mathilde expressing her hope for decent ceremonial scissors, perhaps (after all, wrestling a ribbon with blunt scissors doesn’t make for an elegant look), with supportive Maxima giving a word of encouragement as she approached the dastardly ribbon.

Rania and carla.jpg


Meanwhile, over at the ‘Superfriends’ charity function Carla and Rania looked a little more formal in their relationship.

But with their similar sleek style and Carla’s growing involvement in charity work, perhaps their bond will deepen – there’s nothing like shared interests to foster friendship….


Sep 09

The romance of royals

Harry and Chelsy.jpgAs a fan of the Harry/Chelsy partnership, I’m very excited to read that they are apparently considering a reunion.

While absence makes the heart grow fonder, there’s nothing like inhabiting the same general space to create connection, so their pending proximity in London bodes well for their romance.

Just think of it – she, cutting a swathe through the lawyerly world, he, flying about defending his nation, and then being able to come home and have a chat and a nice of tea together afterwards…what’s not to love about that!

Although Chelsy apparently isn’t happy with the level of general public nosiness into their personal lives, I don’t know that much can be done about that – it seems there’s no escape from conducting a royal romance chaperoned by a thousand or so camera lenses.

But, as I’ve said before, I do think they’re made for each other, and shall await further developments with bated breath – not that I’m nosy, of course…

italian wedding.jpgPerhaps Chelsy could look to the recent wedding of Italian Prince Edouard and Isabella Orsini for inspiring royal romance. I don’t know if it was the royal/actress combo (shades of Prince Rainier and the super-glam Grace Kelly). Or those fabulous Italianate names that just rroolll off the tongue (try it). Or those gorgeous romantic photos of rose-festooned carriages and fairytale kisses. Whatever it was this wedding had me in a swoon – indeed, it almost gave me want to do the whole wedding thing.  

Anyway, Edouard and Isabella looked deliriously happy – now, if that’s not inspiration, Chelsy….  

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