Today sees the release in Syldavia of the official State Portrait of King Nikolas III and Queen Maxima. It is standard procedure when a new King succeeds to a throne to release a State Portrait in order to familiarize the people with their monarch. The portrait is then hung in a prominent place in major government building, in this case the foyer of the Parliament Building in Syldav City. A post card size print of this portrait is also usually made available, free of charge in order for people to take it home. In the case of Syldavia, the post card portrait will be sold for a nominal charge in order to raise money for various charitable causes. We can expect the release of another State Portrait and National Stamps commemorating the ascension after the Investiture Ceremony. It has also been officially released by King Nikolas’ secretariat that the Invitations for the Investiture will be out by Friday this week.
The First State Portrait of King Nikolas III and Queen Maxima. It shows the Royal crest in the top left and Queen Maxima compliments her adopted nation by wearing the historical Queen Ingrid of Syldavia Tiara. Both King and Queen wear the sash and badge of the Order of the Syldav Cross of which the King is head.
In other news, a charity fashion show was attended by major Royals in the fashion capital of Pariseum last night The fashion show was aimed at raising money for charities that support single parents who work in the clothing and fashion industries all over Europa. Empress Crystobel was joined by her daughter in law, the Crown Princess Imperial, Princess Kirtsen Youssopoff and the Princess of Wallachia. Several thousand EuroPounds were raised through the sales and bequests of the wealthy patrons. The event also gave the Royals the chance to experiment with their own fashion sense rather than just conventional Royal style. Princess Kirsten scored top marks for sleek style, while the Princess of Wallachia dressed in a sea blue dress and opted for a 20’s style aigrette tiara that might seem almost alien. The empress put on the major bling in the form of her Birthday Tiara and Fringe Neclace and contrasted it with an extremely plain 60’s waist-less dress. Finally Princess Odeliah chose risk free with black velvet accented by diamonds.
Princess Kirsten in a black,
Empress Crystobel in flashing diamonds.
Princess Odelia and Princess Xenia of Wallachia.