22 July 2017
Summer Family Photo Calls
In the last couple of weeks, we've enjoyed some official photo calls with a few of our royal families. The Dutch king, his Queen Maxima and their princesses turned out for their traditional summer photo call. Over in Denmark the weather dampened the day but the spirit of Queen Margrethe's annual photo call. Although she is usually joined by her husband (who is ailing), both sons, all of her grandchildren, and sometimes a sister and nieces and nephews, this year, only her heir Crown Prince Frederik, his wife Crown Princess Mary and their quartet of offspring were on hand. In Sweden, the whole royal family came out for several events celebrating Crown Princess Victoria's 40th birthday. An even bigger birthday in Norway, Queen Sonja's 80th, brought out the royal grandchildren. Meanwhile, we had a very rare set of sightings of the Cambridge family together for what has been dubbed the "Brexit Charm Offensive." William and Catherine brought along their wee ones for a few days in Poland and Germany. And, just to top off a week of royal youngsters, the Belgian quartet attended the National Day celebrations with their folks.