Happy Belated Birthday Crown Princess Masako of Japan

Crown Princess Masako of Japan turned 47 years old this past December 9, 2010.  The little seen Crown Princess of Japan spent the day with her family at the Imperial Palace in Japan.

The life of Japan’s Crown Princess is a sad one.  Ever since she married the awesome Crown Prince Naurhito the once vibrant and outspoken Masako has become a shadow of her former self. Apparently, she suffers from depression as well as anxiety attacks.

To see her smiling and out and about is a real treat for royal watchers.  I sincerely hope she gets well soon.

Photos courtesy of AP Photo/Kyodo News and AP Photo/Yoshikazu Tsuno via Daylife.com

HRH Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands Attends the Opening of a Restaurant and More Importantly, She Finally Washed her Hair for the Occasion!

On December 9, 2010, HRH Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands attended the opening of a restaurant.

No, really.

I’m serious.

HRH Crown Princess Maxima had the ultimate pleasure of opening up The Resto VanHarte in Amersfoort, Netherlands.  This is the 25th restaurant with this name (I guess it is like the Dutch version of  the American eatery, Chili’s), and from the photos that I saw it seems to have been a fun day for everyone.

Now, let’s talk about Maxima’s style, shall we?

Hm. Where to begin?

I suppose I should start with a positive:  Well… by all accounts it looks as if she finally washed her hair.  What do I mean by that, you ask?  Honestly, her hair always looks so freaking dirty.  Unkept.  Unwashed.  Oily.  Just a complete mess.

Another positive:  She finally decided to not wear her signature orange blush that makes her look… well… ruddy.  Maxima looks fresh-faced this late afternoon and it shows!  Bravo!

Now for the negative:  Will someone… anyone PLEASE advise the Crown Princess to fire her stylist?!!  Whom ever her wardrobe stylist may be needs to go, pronto!  Maxima looks terrible in this latest outfit.  Sure the outfit looks nice close up.  But from afar… yuck!

Photos courtesy of Daylife.com and http://www.bruno.nl/nieuws/7213/pics-prinses-maxima-opent-25e-restaurant-resto-vanharte.html

Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Spain Participate in a Meeting And Visit An Exhibit

On December 9, 2010, TRH Crown Prince Felipe and Crown Princess Letizia of Spain participated in a meeting of the board at the Student Residence (Residencia de Estudiantes) in Madrid.

Then the awesome couple then attended the Viajeros Por el Conocimiento exhibition at the Student Residence.

Looking fierce in a cool black coat, burnt reddish scarf that was the size of a blanket, ugly shoes, and fluffy hair Crown Princess Letizia seems to have enjoyed herself this afternoon.  Moreover, she continues to amaze many royal watchers with her bad-ass self while at the same time she continues to piss off a few who despise her for no reason.

Photo courtesy of noticias.terra.es.  Gracias!

Student Protesters Attack HRH Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s Car

If you haven’t heard by now university tuition rates in the United Kingdom will triple thanks to British Parliament who approved of this controversial plan.

Unfortunately, HRH Prince Charles and his wife Camilla’s car was attacked this evening by demonstrators angry over this rate hike.  The royal couple were attending the Royal Variety Performance on December 9, “… in aid of the Entertainment Artistes Benevolent Fund.” Thankfully, they and others were not injured.

According to CNN International:

The demonstrators broke a window and tossed paint on the car, however neither royal family member was injured in the attack.

‘We can confirm that their Royal Highnesses’ car was attacked by protesters on the way to their engagement at the London Palladium this evening,” a spokesman for the prince said. “Their Royal Highnesses are unharmed.”

The attack followed a vote in the House of Commons to approve a plan to raise the existing cap on tuition rates charged by universities from £3,000 to £9,000. In U.S. dollars, that’s a nearly $10,000 increase — from roughly $4,700 to $14,000. Lawmakers approved the plan in a 323-302 vote.

The measure awaits approval by the House of Lords and a signature by the queen before it can become law.

To view video as well as to the read more about this unfortunate situation with please visit CNN’s official site athttp://www.cnn.com/2010/WORLD/europe/12/09/uk.tuition.protests/index.html?iref=NS1

Photo (REUTERS/Eddie Keogh) and small quote courtesy of Daylife.com.

British Royal Wedding Souvenirs… Not Going To Happen

… at least not tea towels with Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s face on them.  Why?  They were banned by the Palace.  Makes sense to me, I mean, royal tea towels are tacky to say the least.

Andy Bloxham, from The Telegraph newspaper in Britain, noted:

The Lord Chamberlain, Earl Peel, who is the senior official in the Royal household, has issued a formal memorandum stating any official photographs of the couple can only be used on items would be considered appropriate.

So there you have it… sorry tea towel lovers… you’re out of luck this time around.  Of course, you could always make your own tea towels by purchasing plain white tea towels at Wal-Mart.  Then, purchase colored markers and draw the happy couple’s faces on them and … VOILA!  Your own personal crappy tea towels!

 

To read more please visit http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/royal-wedding/8188003/Royal-wedding-Prince-William-and-Kate-Middleton-tea-towels-banned-by-palace.html

Charlotte Casiraghi Attends the Chanel Metiers d’Art Fashion Show in Paris

 

Last evening, Charlotte Casiraghi attended the Chanel Metiers d’Art Fashion Show, Paris looking divine in a lovely Chanel dress from the Fall 2008 collection.

 

 

Other attendees included Vanessa Paradis, Diana Kruger, dozens of models, and of course Mr. Karl Lagerfeld who looks like he just sucked on five lemons before his photo was taken with Vanessa and Charlotte.

 

Photo courtesy of: Life.com

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