Nearly Every Actual Queen Showed Up to This Incredible Royal Japanese Ceremony — Come Ogle the Tiaras With Me

Okay, dukes and duchesses, this is not a drill!

Earlier today, royals from around the world — literally almost every actual king and queen in this world — gathered together in Japan to witness Emperor Naruhito’s enthronement. 

Look at this! 

Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool/Getty Images
Photo by Kazuhiro Nogi/Pool/Getty Images

First, this is beautiful. And in looking through photos (more than I was able to download for you), you can see how much all these royals — which, as you’re about to see, there are a lot! — really seem to know and adore each other. It’s like a scene ripped out of a fairytale! Where else do you see so many queens in one place?

And speaking of those queens, they look DIVINE. I especially adore Queen Letizia of Spain’s floral gown by Spanish designer Matilde Cano — how stunning is that print? And that hatband? AND that sash? Which, as the ladies proved today, always gets tucked under a belt. #themoreyouknow

Photo by Kimimasa Mayama/Pool/Getty Images

But honestly, her daytime frock is just child’s play. Look what she — and everyone else — showed up in when they arrived at Tokyo’s Imperial Palace for the white tie State Banquet. 

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain
(Photo by PIERRE EMMANUEL DELETREE/Pool/Getty Images)
Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark
(Photo by David Mareuil/ Pool/Getty Images)
King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Queen Jetsun Pema of Bhutan
(Photo by David Mareuil/ Pool/Getty Images)
King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium
(Photo by David Mareuil/ Pool/Getty Images)
King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands
(Photo by PIERRE EMMANUEL DELETREE/Pool/Getty Images)
Crown Princess Victoria and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden
(Photo by PIERRE EMMANUEL DELETREE/Pool/Getty Images)

That’s six gorgeous tiaras by my count — at least, available in my Getty subscription. 😅But I love them all! And I thought you might, too.

Unrelated: I’ve been pondering a roundup of tiaras for your wedding day (or your everyday, I don’t judge!). Is that something you’d like to see? Let me know!

XO, Rose

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