A Royal Year: The Top Ten Royal Events of 2010

As I noted last night, 2010 has certainly been a fantastic year for royal watchers.  And, as promised here is my list of the best events that happened this past year.

Right.  So let’s begin, shall we?

10.) Luxembourg National Day 2010.

For me, this year’s National Day in Luxembourg was the best for royal watchers.  Why?  Well, we finally had a chance to see what goes on behind the scenes in regards to the preparation for the Gala dinner.  RTL.lu was fortunate enough to document the preparations, and best of all… the amazing Grand Duchess Maria Teresa was featured along with Princess Alexandra and Princess Tessy.  All in all, this year’s National Day had a spark… an umph… that I have never seen before.

To view more images from this lovely day please visit the Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg website at Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg

Click the link to watch the behind the scenes documentary by RTL.lu

Luxembourg National Day 2010

Photos courtesy of SIP/Nicolas Bouvy and C.Hommel for the official website of the Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg at Cour Grand Ducale de Luxembourg and RTL.lu by Steve Müller

9.) Nobel Prize 2010, Sweden

The Nobel Prize Awards and Gala Dinner has always been a fantastic and otherwise regal event.

However, this year was special.  The reason:  It was HRH Prince Daniel’s first Nobel Prize Award Ceremony and Gala Dinner since marrying into the Swedish royal family. Unfortunately, HRH Princess Madeleine decided not to attend this year; instead she remained in New York City for “work.”  Yes, she was missed by some… but what ever.  There is always next year.

HRH Crown Princess Victoria looked radiant as ever.  Wearing a gown designed by Elie Saab and an amazing tiara to top it off, clearly, she was one of the bells of the ball.

Photos courtesy of NobelPrize.org, Svensk Damtidning,  and Zimbio.com.  Also, CLAUDIO BRESCIANI -Epa/Corbis and Peter Osterberg/Getty