Thursday, May 7, 2015

Luxarazzi 101: Royal Recycling and Clothes Sharing Vol. 5

The sisterhood of the travelling dresses is back! Unsurprisingly, clothes recycling and sharing still is a favourite pastime of the Luxembourg and Liechtenstein families, now even crossing borders into Belgium. Almost makes you wish for family members with closets full of designer clothes you could rummage through, doesn't it!? 
Let's start with one that even includes some cross-family sharing: The coat worn by Princess Maria-Anunciata of Liechtenstein for the funeral of her great-aunt Queen Fabiola of Belgium seems to have been previously worn by both Queen Mathilde of the Belgians in 2008 at the requiem for Archduke Carl-Ludwig of Austria, the late father-in-law of Luxembourg's Princess Marie-Astrid, as well as by her sister, Margravine Elisabeth Pallavicini, for the funeral of their father Count Patrick d'Udekem d'Acoz.
Queen Mathilde's is not the only wardrobe the daughter of Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha seems to have rummaged through though: For the wedding of her cousin Archduke Christoph, Princess Anunciata showed up in a pea-green and purple shining taffeta monstrosity previously worn by Grand Duchess Maria-Teresa during a state visit to Denmark. Thank God, she at least left the ruffle attack of a top at home.
Again, there was also some hat-sharing love going on: To unveil a Luxembourgish plaque to remember the victims of the Holocaust in Auschwitz on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration camp in 2015, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie wore a simple brown hat previously worn by her mother-in-law, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, for the 1999 wedding of King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians.
And finally, the latest addition to the club: In one of the least important things going on at last night's Special Olympics gala dinner when Princess Tessy flew solo for the first time, she wore a dress and jacket combo previously worn by Princess Alexandra at, among other events, the wedding of her cousin Archduchess Marie-Christine a few years ago.

Don't forget to also check out the previous four parts of this series here, here, here and here. (I told you that this was a popular thing among the Luxo-Liechtenstein crowd!) Or simply stay tuned, I'm sure this wasn't the last time we talked about the clothes sharing love that goes on in Luxembourg and Liechtenstein.

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