Another Royal Wedding on Tap and National Pink Day

Hello-Hello, and Happy National Pink Day!

This is perfect timing, coinciding nicely with the big news of the day for royal watchers: word that Monaco’s Prince Albert is engaged to Charlene Wittstock of South Africa.  Below, the official photograph released by the Palace accompanying the announcement.

Amedeo M.Turello/Palais Princier Monaco via Getty

The official announcement may be viewed here.  Ms. Wittstock is a former Olympic swimmer from South Africa; from the news release:

“Ms Charlene Lynette Wittstock is of South African nationality and was born on 25 January 1978 in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Before settling in Monaco, Charlene Lynette Wittstock was a youth worker.”

We saw many photos of the couple over the weekend in our posts on the Swedish royal wedding of Princess Victoria. Here are two more pictures from this weekend’s festivities.

We are sure no one will care about this silly bauble, but we’ll include the photo of Ms. Wittstock’s engagement ring anyway. (Heh-heh-heh.)

Amedeo M.Turello/Palais Princier Monaco via Getty

Today’s happy news lets us segue properly into our primary topic, a celebration of our favorite color here at the Prepatorium. We begin with an image of the famed royal residence.

In the photo above the Palace in Monaco appears rather more pink than it actually is, but a lovely sight nonetheless.  Other pink structures we stumbled across include this rental home not far from the white cliffs of Dover in the UK.

Many are familiar with the Royal Sheraton in Hawaii.

Via Global Graphica

While the Monaco residence is considered an icon, others think of this when hearing the ‘Pink Palace’ moniker.

Via Classic Katie blog

From Chess City in Russia.

Via Chess Base blog

The pink highrise was photographed in our former hometown, Denver.

If a pink building isn’t on the horizon, an interior in these tones is always a possibility.

Matthew Millman via

The pink and green room seen below was designed by Steven Miller Design, originally viewed here.  Our next Pretty in Pink room is from designer Jennifer Frank.

PHOTO: via

A more formal setting is found in this living room by designer Grace Sielaff.

This room might be more conducive to sleep.

Locating furnishings in our favorite color is nowhere near as difficult as it was in TP’s day. Below, PB Teen’s Cushy Lounge Love Seat.

PB Teen

One would want a large space to house this Bruehl piece.

Bruehl via

Some may recall this post with our bespoke pink chair from Squint.

Squint Ltd.

Surely locating a pink vehicle is far more challenging than doing a room in the color, no?

Who can ignore this adorable electric car from Lilly Pulitzer?

Lilly Pulitzer

The pink Mini is destined to stand out.

As will the pink Corvette, sure to attract attention.

Who can forget Barbie’s pink Fiat for her 50th anniversary?

Sadly, many readers may remember this monstrosity and the AntiPrep flaunting it.

Our treasured readers won’t be surprised to read that we definitely like the Estate Wagon pedal car.

We are rather fond of the pink Pedal Plane.

The notion of pink aircraft is troubling.


Many of us have spent far more time on an Airbus A-320 than we want to remember, but never on this one.


Nor on this one.


Pink ships are also baffling.

Via Donegan Landscaping

Let alone a pink freighter.

Via Ugly Ships blog

Surely the pink bulldozer is an anomaly.

Via New Zealand Pictures

The Pink Toe Truck has us nonplussed.

Via Art Car Central

Some things simply should not be pink. Car interiors would be near the top of that list; this is clearly a Crime Against Pink.

Other things that shouldn’t be pink?

Four-legged family members.

Via Siderite Blog

We are not surprised by pink uniforms, merely the number of people wearing them in this image.

We admit to being taken aback by this image.

Via Eternally Cool

More men in pink on the job.


The vintage PSA Airline uniforms and aircraft raised our eyebrows.

Via Jaunted

(We highly recommend Jaunted’s entire History of Pink Airline Uniforms, it will make your day.)

Below, more people in pink as part of a breast cancer awareness initiative, these folks are getting ready for a fundraising walk in Kuala Lumpur.


There are things we never considered, like a pink-clad chain gang; below, inmates from the Maricopa County jail.

Via Trendhunter

Nor did we envision a hot air balloon shaped like a pink house.

While we shudder at the specter of pink boats….

Via Moods of norway

We are on the bubble when it comes to the Pink Flamingo Pedal Boat.

Here is one pink watercraft we like, this one rowed by the women of Cape Cod Rowing as a reminder that one in eight women develops breast cancer.


The pink hay bales have a whimsical appeal.

Via Trendhunter

There are all manner of pink drinks.

Via Brenda's Wedding Blog

We have never experienced pink Jello in person.


When it comes to food, what could be better than these yummies?


And who could resist this stunning creation from Pink Cakebox?


Or these treasures via It’s a Piece of Cake?

And this is something we could never turn away from, also by Pink Cakebox.

Pink Cakebox

By far the strangest pink item we discovered is this:

Via His Nibs blog

The 200-foot bunny lives on the side of a hill in Italy; as described on His Nibs, the site where we discovered it:

“Viennese art group Gelatin designed the giant soft toy and say it was “knitted by dozens of grannies out of pink wool”.

From another angle.


Back to the HisNibs post:

Group member Wolfgang Gantner said: “It’s supposed to make you feel small, like Gulliver. You walk around it and you can’t help but smile. And Gelatin members say the bunny is not just for walking around – they are expecting hikers to climb its 20 foot sides and relax on its belly.

The giant rabbit is expected to remain on the mountain side until 2025.”

A final look, with thanks to PhilNeeds on Posterous:

Via PhilNeeds Posterous

Clearly a prime candidate for inclusion in our You Can’t Make This Stuff Up category.



We also have to share just one more thing, with thanks to our dear friend Julie for sending it along last night, creating quite the tizzy.

Courtesy AMC-TV

The fun begins on July 25.

May you enjoy a wonderful day of pretty pink things wherever you may travel!


  • REUTERS/Jean-Paul Pelissier


Filed under 2008 Beijing Olympics, Logos, preppy, Pretty in Pink, The AntiPrep, You Can't Make This Stuff Up

17 responses to “Another Royal Wedding on Tap and National Pink Day

  1. OMGOMGOMGOMG!! July 25, start the countdown NOW!! I can’t wait! I am suffering from Don Draper withdrawal! 🙂 xoxo

    HAPPY, HAPPY NATIONAL PINK DAY, sweet PP!!! Hugs!! xoxo

  2. Suburban Princess

    I think the Don Cesar in St Petes is pink too!!!

  3. One can never can have enough pink, don’t you agree?
    Prince Albert has finally arranged an marriage????
    She is stunning and I love the engagement bauble.

  4. well done. fantastic “pink” pictures. i had a pink bedroom growing up, but my husband will never let any shade of pink touch our bedroom walls. i have to settle for room accents. if i had a daughter, the News House Design would be my inspiration. i also agree that pets should not be dyed any color. poor things. and congrats to Albert. wishing him all the best. i cannot wait for July 25th. i plan to have a season 3 marathon before the premiere. i hate surprises and matt is sure to surprise us all this season. thanks for sharing and take care.

  5. Perfect post from beginning to the dapper Draper ending! tick tick tick …. 🙂 xoxo

  6. the german men’s rowing team races in a t-mobile sponsored and colored shell- and unisuits. one of the guys even ones slapped my fanny at a regatta. oh the scandal!

    speaking of which, the engagement explains why a royal girlfriend would be at a royal wedding when she is not a fiance or wife of Prince Albert.



  7. What lovely news about Prince Albert. Princess Grace would be so happy! Her family had a house here in Ocean City, NJ…now all but memories…Her sister is still living…the house on the beach was torn down but her parent’s house is still standing.

  8. Jay M

    How cute! A “royal” wedding! All of the “royalty” today are just tinker royalty and tinker nobility. To whom does a king owe their power? Their ancestors, the genetic lottery, and the church. If the pope has fons honorum, so do I! I hereby declare myself King of all I survey! My “sacred” blood is full of Royal Goodness!

    Nonetheless, Princess Victoria is lovely looking 🙂

    That is one tacky poodle, who would do that to that poor animal? 😦 The French (Christian tinker) “Nobility” liked miniature poodles ^_^

  9. Jay M

    I don’t like auto-smileys :- (

  10. Thanks for that 😉 but I prefer the finished garden myself. 😀
    *feel free to delete or edit this comment if you wish. Beir bua, Peter

  11. VickyM

    Brilliant essay! Unparalleled in pink!

  12. Oh TP!!!! What a fun and delightful post! This is so much fun! I just love all this pink. I think my favorite is the pink pedal plane, but I do love the Sisters and the Jell-O and the creepy bunny and the hay bales and the flamingo pedal boat and….

  13. Fabulous post! These are all great inspirations, esp. love the pink/white bedroom and the pink Mini Cooper!

  14. Jen

    Wow, that was a lot of pink. I try to keep it as an accent color. My favorite combo these days is light pink and chocolate. I have a saddle pad that is white with pink and chocolate piping with a matching ear bonnet for the horse. Then, if I color coordinate my outfit, we look spectacular. It’s all about moderation.

  15. Fabulous post! just love all this pink.

  16. lnkddbz123

    Nice collections of pink photos. Although all pink photos are so nice but I especially likes pink white bed room and Pink Cakebox.
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  17. Charlene Wittstock is so gorgeous!

    I’m a fan of the pink vehicles 🙂

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