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Old 02-04-2013, 10:34 AM
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I liked the suit worn by Princess Alexandra - it was very dark blue velvet with a fir trim on the skirt - an unusual touch. The video footage makes it appear to be black. Love the shot of the engagement ring with her nail varnish. I think Princess Marina looks pretty good too - both very elegant women.
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Old 02-04-2013, 11:30 AM
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I liked the suit worn by Princess Alexandra - it was very dark blue velvet with a fir trim on the skirt - an unusual touch. The video footage makes it appear to be black. Love the shot of the engagement ring with her nail varnish. I think Princess Marina looks pretty good too - both very elegant women.
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Thank you for posting thie video footage. It is remarkable how likenesses go across the BRF. I was thinking how Gabriella looks like Alexandra and then, at the end of the video when she is raising her eyebrows and talking, I caught a glimpse of a young Princess Anne as well.

I really like the suit but it reminds me how at the time, daughters immitated their mothers with the design of their clothes, always dressing far older than their years.
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Old 08-28-2013, 10:42 PM
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The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Flashback Friday: Royal Engagement Outfits

I re-did my list:

The Best:

1. Crown Princess Mary
2. Princess Madeleine's first engagement dress
3. Princess Madeleine's second engagement dress
4. Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
5. Queen Maxima
6. Crown Princess Victoria
7. Queen Elizabeth II
8. Princess Grace
9. Queen Paola
10. Princess Charlene
11. Queen Sonja's black outfit
12. HGD Stephanie's red dress

The Worst:

1. Queen Mathilde
2. Sarah, Duchess of York
3. Princess Martha Louise
4. Sophie, Countess of Wessex
5. Countess Alexandra
6. Princess Beatrix
7. Queen Rania
8. Diana, Princess of Wales
9. Crown Princess Mette-Marit
10. Princess Tatiana
11. Princess Marie
12. Princess Letizia
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Old 08-28-2013, 11:53 PM
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The best:
1. Letizia
2. Kate
3. Victoria
4. Maxima

The worst
1. Sarah
2. Mathilde
3. Madeleine's both (first too matronly, second too dark)
4. Sophie
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:36 AM
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The best:
1)Maxima
2)Letizia
3) Elizabeth II
4) Madeleine (both)
5) CP Mary
6) Queen Paola
7) P. Grace
8) Hgd Stephanie
9) Kate
10) Princess Charlene

The worst:
1) Sarah
2) Diana
3) Mathilde
4) Sophia
5) Mette Marit
6)Countess Alexandra
7) Queen Rania
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Old 08-29-2013, 02:51 AM
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For me, the ONLY one that really made me go "wow" was Charlene's elegant sea green halter dress....SHE. LOOKED. STUNNING.

I also thought CP Mary's was lovely.
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Old 08-29-2013, 05:34 AM
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Although I don't particulary like the engagement outfit of Mathilde I must say that it was something short of a sensation at the time. Not many pictures of Mathilde were known at the time and all of Belgium was expecting a very dowdy aristocrat, the surprise was enormous when this young pretty and modern woman appeared, with trousers! So in that aspect I think she had one of the most succesful outfits of them all.

With Máxima it was the other way around. The Dutch public was familiar with the images of her partying in a short white dress with a drink and cigarette. So they dressed her up as a nun almost, also for the first engagement soon afterwards in the Keukenhof.
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Old 08-29-2013, 03:24 PM
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Here are great photos:

Engagement announcements. Does anyone have any... - Stylishly Royal
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Old 06-12-2015, 08:22 PM
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Here is a collage:

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Old 06-12-2015, 08:31 PM
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Princess Charlene looked like a sea nymph...a goddess. I also liked Marie of Denmark's.

At the lower end were Mathilde of Belgium's(what was she thinking??) and Stephanie and Claire of Luxembourg.

Claire and especially Stephanie made up for it by wearing the most gorgeous bridal gowns imaginable, but I did not care for their engagement outfits at all.
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Old 11-28-2017, 12:38 AM
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I like Meghan Markles outfit but I was not very impressed by it. Certainly not one of my favorites.
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Old 01-27-2018, 12:50 AM
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My updated favorites, in specific order:

Crown Princess Mary
Princess Madeleine (both)
Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge
Queen Maxima
Crown Princess Victoria
Queen Elizabeth II
Princess Grace
Queen Paola
Princess Charlene
Queen Sonja's black outfit
Margaret
Eugenie
Marie of Denmark
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Old 01-27-2018, 01:23 AM
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favorite to least favorite:

1Jetsun
2Eugenie
3 Maxima
4 Victoria
5 Meghan
6 Grace
7 Letizia
8 Charlene
9 Madeleine (2nd)
10 Elizabeth II
11 Mary
12 Kate
13 Marie
14 Stephanie
15 Mette Marit
16 Zara
17 Sophie
18 Margrethe
19 Margaret
20 Madeleine (1st)
21 Anne
22 Beatrix
23 Sofia
24 Mathilde
25 Alexandra
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Old 04-17-2018, 01:58 PM
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Maxima and Grace's dresses on display

http://www.fanvanmaxima.nl/wp-conten...verloving1.jpg

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/81/e6...494392ef2d.jpg
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:36 PM
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The best:
Letizia
The worst:
1) Sarah
2) Diana
3) Meghan
4) Mathilde
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:49 PM
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I like Meghan Markles outfit but I was not very impressed by it. Certainly not one of my favorites.
It looked better with the coat off.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:11 PM
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I didn't like Meghan's engagement outfit. The dress was longer than the coat and it made it look unkempt and like her slip was showing beneath her dress.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:38 PM
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I liked Meghan's engagement ensemble very much except for the shoes which seemed a little loose. However, when you think it was the middle of winter, is hardly surprising I guess and the fact that the photo most used was one when she was just pivoting around with Harry made the straps look odd. In reality, that photo is an 'instant' time.

However, her green dress was lovely and suited both her colouring and her style. Not everyone can wear green and look good in it but Meghan can and does. Her coat was very Meghan but suffered from not being straight at the front, but I think that's got more to do with the disparity in height when she was arm in arm with Harry. She had to raise her arm and without buttons, the coat moved.
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Old 05-31-2018, 07:46 PM
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I don't even remember what most of them looked like!


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Old 05-31-2018, 09:04 PM
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I remember Diana's outfit looked like something a 40-year-old spinster might wear. The outfits from the 80s suffer from looking super dated.
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