16 July 2010

This Week in Princesses

Two royal families celebrated their nations' triumphs on the World Cup field, while others kept busy with the usual royal (and familial) duties.

July 15, 2010

Britain's Queen Elizabeth smiles as she walks to her car after attending a Thistle service at St Giles' Cathedral in Edinburgh, Scotland, July 15, 2010. REUTERS/David Moir (BRITAIN - Tags: ROYALS ENTERTAINMENT ANNIVERSARY RELIGION IMAGES OF THE DAY)

Queen Elizabeth II looks dapper in the robes of the Order of Thistle in Scotland. Her mother was a Scottish lass.

July 11, 2010

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Despite the rivalry between their nations on the pitch, Crown Princess Letizia of Spain and Crown Princess Maxima of the Netherlands behaved like two old girlfriends in the grand stand at the World Cup final.

Spain's goalkeeper Iker Casillas is greeted by Spain's Queen Sofia after winning their 2010 World Cup final soccer match against Netherlands at Soccer City stadium in Johannesburg July 11, 2010. REUTERS/Eddie Keogh (SOUTH AFRICA - Tags: SPORT SOCCER WORLD CUP ROYALS)

A kiss for the Queen! Spain's triumphant goalkeeper shared his joy with Queen Sofia after Spain's World Cup victory.

July 12, 2010

The Spanish Royal Family - King Juan Carlos, Queen Sofia, Crown Prince Felipe, Crown Princess Letizia, her daughters Leonor and Sofia and Princess Elena - receive the World Cup Champions at Zarzuela Palace in Madrid, Spain on July 12, 2010. Photo by Almagro/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Infantas Leanor and Sofia of Spain shared in the World Cup victory celebrations back in Madrid.

July 12, 2010 - Madrid, C.A. MADRID, Spain - MADRID, 12/07/2010.- Daughter of Crown Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia, Spanish Princess Leonor holds the FIFA Worldcup 2010 Trophy, during the welcome ceremony for the Spanish National soccer team held by the Royal Family at the Royal Palace, in Madrid, central Spain, 12 July 2010. Spain yesterday defeated Netherlands by 1-0 at the South Africa 2010 Worldcup final soccer match, and became the world champion for the first time in his history.

Little Leonor is probably the most adorable princess in history.

July 12, 2010 - Helsinki, HELSINKI, Finland - epa02246214  Pauline Decruet (left) the daughter of Monaco's Princess Stephanie (on right) talks to her mother as she awaits her turn during the 3 metre diving event at the Makelanrinne Swimming Centre in Helsinki 12 July 2010 during the European Junior Diving 3 meter Championships 2010.

Princess Stephanie of Monaco shared a tender moment with her daughter, Pauline Ducruet, in Finland. Pauline was competing in the European Junior Diving Championships. Sixteen-year-old Pauline finished in 22nd place in the three-meter.

FALMOUTH, UNITED KINGDOM - JULY 12: Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall and Prince Charles, Prince of Wales watch a 'sail past' as they visit Royal Yacht Club Falmouth on July 12, 2010 in Falmouth, United Kingdom. The Prince and Duchess are on their annual two day trip to Cornwall. (Photo by Chris Jackson - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Camilla Duchess of Cornwall and hubby Prince Charles came prepared for the rainy weather at the Royal Yacht Club in Falmouth. At least Camilla wore a sunny color to brighten everyone's cloudy day!

July 13, 2010

July 13, 2010 - The Hague, Netherlands - epa02247275 Dutch Queen Beatrix (C) receives the Dutch national soccer team at the 'Paleis Noordeinde' in The Hague, Netherlands, 13 July 2010, after losing the final of the World Championship in South Africa with 0-1 against Spain.

Queen Beatrix was overjoyed to welcome home the 2nd place World Cup team from The Netherlands. That's a lot of handsome athletes for one widowed lady! Lucky Bea!

(L-R) Prince Masahito Hitachi of Japan, Prince Albert II of Monaco and Princess Hanako Hitachi at the opening ceremony of the art exhibition 'Kyoto-Tokyo' at the Grimaldi Forum in Monte-Carlo, Principality of Monaco on July 13, 2010. Photo by Marco Piovanotto/ABACAPRESS.COM Photo via Newscom

Princess Hanako Hitachi and her husband, Prince Masahito Hitachi, joined Prince Albert II of Monaco at the opening of a Japanese art exhibition in Monte Carlo. Prince Hitachi is the Japanese emperor's younger brother.

July 14, 2010

TALARN, SPAIN - JULY 14: Princess Letizia of Spain attends the 35th graduation ceremony of the Spanish Military Officer Academy on July 14, 2010 in Talarn, Spain. (Photo by Robert Marquardt/Getty Images)

Letizia was slim in gray at a military graduation ceremony in Talarn. It's hard to look so stylish when everyone else is wearing medals.

July 16, 2010

MONACO - JULY 16: (L-R) Princess Stephanie of Monaco greets Charlene Wittstock as Prince Albert II of Monaco stands during the 2010 Annual FightAIDS Monaco Gala dinner on July 16, 2010 in Monaco, Monaco. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

Princess Stephanie greets her future sister-in-law, Charlene Wittstock, as the bridegroom, Prince Albert, looks on. The three were attending an annual AIDS gala.


  1. Hey Cos!

    Fun post. Now, let's look where the eyesight of Mr. "Pretty in Blue" is directed toward Letizia. Hmmmmm?


  2. He was probably looking for her medals, Beverly!