The Royal Wave Part Two

You may recall our first post on royal waves (click here for a refresher). There are just so many, we had to split the post into separate segments. We started out with British Royals and are now moving over to the continent. Here we take a look at Monaco, Sweden, and Denmark. Here we go!

Princess Grace

Such a wonderful royal waver. Here she is with Prince Rainier on their wedding day as if she’s been doing this her whole life. It’s a demure wave:

I think this is quintissential Grace here as well. She was partial to the side wave that Queen Elizabeth is known for:

Princess Charlene

Princess Charlene has definitely been studying up on Princess Grace, likely for many years. How could she not? Check out how similar the wave is here. This was taken after the civil wedding ceremony and is the first real princess waving Charlene has done:

She wasn’t a princess yet when she was photographed on the palace on Monaco’s National Day in 2010 but she still looks plenty regal. That is a serious princess outfit to go with that wave. It seems to be from another era:

And here was a tentative wave right before the engagement was announced. The couple was photographed attending Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden’s Wedding. They waited until just after the wedding weekend to announce their own engagement (so as not to detract attention from this wedding, natch):

It would be really nice to see Charlene loosening up and having more fun and less worried about keeping up the “Serene” in her title…(Her Serene Highness Princess Charlene of Monaco, that is)…but we digress. On to Sweden!

Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden

Princess Victoria could definitely teach Charlene a thing or two about loosening up. Victoria is an enthusiastic waver. Here she is at her wedding, pleased as punch, doing the hand flap wave. Prince Daniel, on the other hand, is being careful to keep his wave good and formal. He had JUST become a Prince about an hour before, after all:

Just look at them here. Adorable:

And here. This was the night before the wedding, so a thumbs up was also in order from the future prince:

In case I haven’t made my point on the enthusiasm front, a final shot:

And so from herewe move onto a more “serious” princess for some contrast. Let’s talk about Mary.

Crown Princes Mary of Denmark

Mary seems like a lovely person. She also seems to take the whole Princess thing very seriously. Take, for example, this wedding wave. It’s like she’s saying. “Yes. Here I am. Carry on”:

And here’s Mary’s standard wave again – 90 degree angle shoulder and straight fingers:

And again:

This one seems to go against the norm. Big time. I really wouldn’t have put her down for a royal hand flapper.  This was taken at Queen Margrethe’s 70th Birthday Gala. I wonder who she’s waving at:

That’s a splendid wave to end off on if I ever saw one…more to come later!


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