Try as you might to control your childish fancies, you’ve always gotten a little giddy when a party’s guest list includes the honorific HRM. Being in the presence of a royal majesty, no matter whence she may hail, is always a little pulse-quickening. Tonight is the American Scandinavian Society Christmas Ball where Her Royal Majesty the Princess Madeline of Sweden will be the guest of honor. Be sure to rehearse your curtsy beforehand—God knows there’s nothing worse than an ill-practiced obeisance. A host of Norse notables and diplomats will féte the Christmas season at the black-tie affair, and, if you’re lucky, you’ll find yourself a Sorenson, Johansen or Olson to keep you warm for the winter months. Skål!
The American Scandinavian Society Christmas Ball, The Metropolitan Club, 1 East 60th Street, 7:00 p.m. Tickets, from $350, available at http://americanscandinaviansociety.eventbrite.com/.
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